EBU for what is revealed in the Cypriot Ambassador’s document: “We condemn any attempt to manipulate the vote”!

The EBU gave an answer to the issue that arose in the previous days with the official document of the Cypriot Ambassador about his meeting with the President of ERT, during which, according to the former, Mr. Zoulas announced the low score of Cyprus in the upcoming song contest Eurovision. According to what was published by the newspaper Ta Nea, which is published today, Monday 22/4, the EBU reacted to all these developments, publicly condemning any attempt to manipulate the scores of either the critical committees or the televoting.

The voting voting rules for the Eurovision Song Contest, which are known to all participating broadcasters, describe that the juries must vote independently and in a completely fair and objective manner. We condemn any attempt to manipulate either the public or the jury vote in the Eurovision Song Contest. All voting procedures are checked by an independent observer to ensure that we provide a fair and valid result throughout the competition.


The issue is again hosted on the front page of the newspaper:

The EBU document was also made public through Alpha’s show, Super Katerina.

In today’s article in Ta Nea, it is stated that there is particular concern in the EBU for the question marks that have been created, as well as that the answer given by the President of ERT did not particularly reassure the European decision-makers. We will, of course, monitor the matter and inform you of any new developments.

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Eurovision 2024: Which country wants less power to the Juries?

Norway does not like at all the fact that every year the amount of points from the juries is smaller than that of the tele-voting, thus opening a big discussion on this matter. The cause of course was the huge discrepancy that occurred this year, in the voting of the television audience in relation to that of the national juries, after the latter overturned the final result and gave the victory to Loreen and Tatoo.

Stig Karlsen, head of the Norwegian delegation to the Eurovision contest, has revealed that his country’s public television is going to propose changing the scoring system, by limiting the voting of the juries.

In his interview on the Eurovíziós Podcast, Stig Karlsen justifies the above, saying that he believes that people’s interest in the contest will decrease if they see that their favorite song does not take first place.

Although he considers the existence of critical committees necessary, he suggests a change of the balance to 40% or even 30% of the final result, with the remaining percentage determined by the voting of the television audience.

“The juries system at Eurovision should definitely be evaluated and the discussion is very welcome. There has been a difference (in the results) between the jury and the public vote in the past, but this year it was extremely wide. The people obviously had a different winner. The fact that a jury of 185 people should have as much power as millions of viewers is questionable”

At this point we remind you that Finland gained 376 points in the tele-voting, with Loreen receiving respectively only 243. On the other hand Sweden received 340 points, with Finland gaining only 150 in the jury voting.

The whole jury system has had a great repercussion on Norway during the last year. The highlight was the 2019 Norwegian entry with KEiiNO who despite winning the tele-voting at the grand final, the juries allocated them only 18th!

Any change to the contest’s voting system must first be approved by the Reference Group, which is expected to convene next January to approve the regulations for Eurovision 2024.

Source: Eurovíziós Podcast

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President and CEO of TV Romania: I will support not to participate in Eurovision and the option of suing EBU!

The President and CEO of TVR announced on Friday evening that he will support the TVR’s governing bodies to stop public television from participating in Eurovision. Dan Cristian Turturică is also considering the option of suing EBU and claiming damages for image damage.

The reaction of the president-general director of TVR comes after this year’s Eurovision scandal: EBU claims that there would have been voting irregularities in the case of six countries, including Romania.

TVR disapproves of the way in which EBU handled the situation generated by the votes cast by the national juries, on the occasion of the semifinals and final of the Eurovision 2022 contest.

In his personal profile at social media mr Dan Cristian Turturica, posted the following photos of the jury voting of three more countries, in order to prove that more countries voted in a strange way:

You can read the latest statements from each of the broadcasters at the links below:

Source: TVR