EDITORIAL – Do you think that most us are pissed off with the Eurovision voting procedures due to the recent events only? No, everything started in 2009 when juries implement. In 2013 there were suspicions and and since 2015 we have Eurovision winners (three) which are not ethnically validated by the public.
In 2009 I was personally the minority of thinking the juries will hurt the event. Everyone said that we need to keep a balance with the quality songs, we need to keep the western countries in the contest and not allow CIS countries always to qualify and win. Despite their false arguments (since Greece, Turkey and Finland) were not eastern countries but they won, my opinion in 2019 seems to be the majority in some extend.
4 separate occasions of faulty results in one year and no reaction by the man in charge. @jonolasand it‘s time for a statement, don‘t you think? Show some respect to the countries you robbed!
— chev‘s choice (@chevschoice) May 26, 2019
In 2013 while after the contest we all awaited the official split results, suspiciously EBU only revealed the jury and tele voting overall rankings for the 26 participants in which Denmark ruled both of them. Until today there is no clear explanation hy they hide the actual results.
— Pascal Germain 🌹 (@pascalgermain) May 26, 2019
In 2015 EBU called fake news the revelation that an EBU employee asked oikotimes.com to keep pressuring against Swedish victory, with Jon Ola Sand refuting the information in public and in the press conference calling it a lie. Few days later AFTONBLADET provided slid technical proves that the incident took place and the EBU employee forced to resignation. Sweden in 2015 was indeed a great entry although we all know that the song was a total copy. It won due to the juries. While we were protesting for the unethical base of their victory at some point we said that “at least they won the jury voting”.
Good look with that ….. it seems the @EBU_HQ @Eurovision are having a bad year and these mistakes are one thing, but for me the biggest problem is the obviously fraudulent juries who repeat offend every single year and mr @jonolasand ignores it ! We need a 60/40 televote split
— Te Deum (@MichaelESC) May 26, 2019
In 2016, Australia wins jury voting, Russia wins public voting and for the first time, the average scored Ukraine holds the trophy. We do not examine the entry and the performance which were excellent. We do not say that the procedure was illegitimate but we started worrying on the ethic bases a Eurovision winner has.
Isn’t it DIGAME suppose to monitor the voting? for years there were telling the press that in jury voting if they notice patterns of voting they cancel the jury. Did they do that in the case of Georgia?
The Einsteins of Sweden and Czech Republic gave their top ten in reverse order. Didn’t anyone noticed that before submitting the results to the EBU / DIGAME? Weren’t there suppose to be auditors doing surprise visits in various broadcasters to ensure the legality of the jury voting? It is believed that Poland’s qualification to the final decided by the mistake in the Czech jury.
@jonolasand resignation ⏱️
— Gavin Bets (@ESCtips_Gavster) May 26, 2019
In 2019 we have again the same story. North Macedonia wins the jury voting (after a message with the aggregated results of Belarus) and Norway the public voting. While I still cosier the Norwegian song as a copy and very average performed entry, I have to respect that it was chosen by the public. On the other hand we have a winner who won neither jury or public voting and everyone is excited that we are heading to the pot capital of Europe. Well done, if you believe that you Der e such a winner selection method.
Jon Ola Sand should resign over this. Something is not right here. The majority of people did not vote for Ukraine
— Web Design Spot (@webdesignspot) May 15, 2016
Scandals with the Belarusian aggregated voting which DIGAME attributed their average bottom ten instead of top ten, calling it a human error, with the weird Georgian jury voting 26th all members coincidently, the Russian entry, with San Marino in which Greek “involvement” tough jury voting for Cyrus, Greece and Russia at the same time (all three countries with Greek involvement), Armenian and Azeri jury ranking 17th each-other and now the Italian public voting of the second semi final error make us say ENOUGH.
EBU must take actions. It is said from all officials all the time that DIGAME is paid by EBU and participating broadcasters to secure the validity, transparency and accuracy of the voting. Instead we have errors. An since JON OLA SAND publicly saying during the Grand Final that “we have a valid result” isn’t time t accept responsibility and resign?
WE HAVE SOME EXTRA QUESTIONS
Also with the changes of North Macedonia and potentially Lithuania: how much money people lost in the betting odds?
How the betting odds are so accurate the recent year in the final results, calling for a suspicious inside information received?
Who controls DIGAME and its methods?
Why RAI, NRK and LRT haven’t protest in public against this?
Will the voices for change be heard? Kirkorov suggested since 2016 a change in the balance of jury and public voting from 50-50 to 30-70 while its o fans calling for lower ratio of the jury voting. After all we ask the eternal question: how five persons voting can be compared with thousands of public ones. if juries can alter the results why people are paying expensive public voting during Eurovision with earnings going to who nows who?