MOLDOVA – Following accusations that Kirkorov once again organised a voting exchange with various juries, EBU made it clear that there will be no investigation.
Some saw the 12 points from Bulgaria and Greece in a suspicious way but as always this was justified since the team behind the Moldovan entry comes from Greece and Bulgaria is the birthplace of Kirkorov.
Moldova got 12 points (in the final) from France, Estonia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Serbia, San Marino, Greece and Portugal and some speculated that there was voting fraud.
Moldovan jury also gave 12 points in the final to Bulgaria, who gave their 12 points to Moldova in both the semi-final and the final. Moldova’s 10 points in the final went to Russia who gave their 12 points to Moldova in the final. Moldova’s 8 points went to Greece which gave Moldova 12 points in the semis and a 10th in the final.
The simple math can create suspicion but at the same time, we cannot forget the ties of those countries in Eurovision terms and the impact a personality such as Kirkorov can have on those viewers. After all, he is always in the media spotlight and attracts media attention (and therefore popularity).
Maybe too much fuzz for nothing?
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