SPAIN – It has been hectic since last night, following the announcement of Chanel as the country’s representative in Eurovision 2022.
Spanish press argues there was a problem with the format of the voting from the beginning. But we wonder why they decided to discuss this afterwards and not beforehand? Let me tell you why: to avoid losing their press pass!
The first lesson of ethics was given by Chanel and Rigoberta. The two participants hugged each other to appease the controversy among the fans.
Rigoberta, as well as Rayden, and all participants, to be frank, asked the fans to appease and stop the controversy as the show is now over and the result is already verified.
Cada persona tendría una preferencia diferente pero es innegable que @ChanelTerrero se come la cámara y tiene un carisma bestial. Celebremos que es el principio de algo grande, intentad apoyarla en Turín y proponed qué medidas pueden hacer mejorar el festival.
— R A Y D E N (@soyRayden) January 30, 2022
Another Spanish site claims there was no reason to have the same jury in the semi-finals and in the final. Because their decision was already made… (OK!)
On the other hand, Galicia in Common calls on jury transparency, raising an issue for the validity of the results, obviously supporting Tanxugueiras, the public voting winner.
Galicia in Common brings to Congress the “lack of transparency” of the Benidorm Fest voting. The formation will ask the Council of RTVE for an audit of compliance with the contest rules Galicia in Common announced that this Monday it will register in the Congress of Deputies several questions directed to the Council of RTVE on compliance with the bases of the Benidorm Fest contest, because of the complaints and the controversy generated by the disparity between the conclusions of the jury and the public vote throughout of the semifinals and final for the selection of the representatives of Eurovision 2022.
The initiative comes from deputy Antón Gómez Reino, which emphasizes the need to make public the evaluation criteria for the composition of the jury, the detailed score of each of them according to the rules and also the assessment criteria stipulated in the bases of the development of the contest for the final score.
“The Council of RTVE must guarantee a contest with full transparency,” says Gómez Reino. The deputy contrasted the expectation and popular support generated by bands like Tanxugueiras and Rigoberta Bandini with the final result declined by the jury.
“We believe that it is the duty of a public body to address the complaints of the population that does not feel represented with this decision. The popular vote must tell the truth,” said Gómez Reino.
Likewise, Galicia in Common will ask about the instant messaging voting system, which caused problems when sending the votes and This is how several users echoed in social networks.
After Chanel won the first semi-final, the Spanish broadcaster previously endorsed the jury decision. In a news conference the next day, RTVE requested “respect” for the jury’s work.
According to Mara Eizaguirre, RTVE’s Head of Communication, the jury members “have their likes and views” and “are a professional” jury. “They didn’t know what the person next door was voting for, and they didn’t agree with each other,” she continued.
Aside from RTVE, musicians like Rayden, Rigoberta Bandini, Tanxugueiras, and many more have praised Chanel’s triumph. Rayden went on to make a plea for peace, encouraging fans to assist RTVE to improve Benidorm Fest in future years.
an oikotimes original text