EBU released a statement about finding voting irregularities on six juries from the 2nd semifinal earlier the week – read more here!
The voting irregularities has to do with Azerbaijan, Georgia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania and San Marino. Almost all of them, the past few days, explained their reflection on the situation and asked more information regarding the issue.
Now, EBU released a follow-up statement clarifying the issues. According to the EBU, the juries from the given six countries exchanged points. The problem is that when you abstract the points from these juries the scoreboard show almost all of them out of the Top-10. However, all these nations had the other five countries in their top placed of their Top-10. The statement reads:
In the Second Semi-Final, it was observed that four of the six juries all placed five of the other countries in their Top Five (taking into account they could not vote for themselves); one jury voted for the same five countries in their Top 6; and the last of the six juries placed four of the others in the Top 4 and the fifth in their Top 7. Four of the six received at least one set of 12 points which is the maximum that can be awarded.EBU
You can find the full statement and see the explaining spreadsheets here!
What do you think about the situation? Is it possible from the given countries to manipulate their voting? Let us know in the comments bellow!