LITHUANIA – Since last night, the revelation that RAI second semi final results document disagree with the results EBU / DIGAME attributed, has caused serious concerns among the fans and broadcasters on the way the voting system works.
After the Czech juror mistake which would have given Poland qualification to the final and the restoration of North Macedonia as jury voting winner, another issue occurred: Lithuania would have qualified to the final.
Has Lithuania lost the opportunity to appear in the finale through a mistaken mistake? It is suspicious that a few days ago the results of Eurovision had already been corrected – the bidders admitted to wrongly calculating and publishing the scores of the Belarusian commission (which were derived from the average of the votes of several other countries, because the Belarusian commission for the violation of the rules was eliminated before the final) .
LRT today intends to formally apply to the Eurovision European Broadcasting Union, asking for clarifications about the Italian voters’ vote.
“The situation is really interesting. We, as a broadcaster, have suffered moral and rating misconduct, and we may have enough to acknowledge the error. However, the songwriter and performer could claim substantial financial compensation – when the song sounds to such a large audience, the author’s reward for playing the song twice is significantly higher than when it sounds only once, “says the Lithuanian Head of Delegation, LRT Chief Producer Audrius Giržadas.
Jurijus, who represented Lithuania, is not overwhelmed and says that it has happened and that the news about the Italian scores does not change.
“I did everything I could, but it happened as it happened. Those who were in the finals were worthy of it, and I don’t see the point of unnecessarily hitting or depriving them of their place in the table, ”says Yuri, the portal LRT.lt. Although he can apply for compensation, the performer says it should be decided by his team, managers: “I think they will decide whether to take action and my job is to create music.”
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