MONTENEGRO – Hours after the EBU announced irregularities in the jury vote in the second semifinal, the Montenegrin broadcaster RTCG was the first to react to the announcement!
Following the announcement by the EBU of the alleged irregular vote of the jury of experts in up to 6 countries in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, we want to emphasize that it has nothing to do with Montenegro and that these are only untrue and unverified cases. information.
As they point out, it is statistically impossible to avoid certain repetitions, as evidenced by the fact that the group of countries participating in the second semi-final night, in which Sweden, Australia, Belgium, Estonia vote…
These are, according to the RTCG, examples of mutual exchange of points between the countries of the second semifinal:
12 points for Sweden
10 points for Israel
8 points for Belgium
7 points for Northern Macedonia
6 points for Ireland
12 points from Sweden
10 points from Israel
8 points from Belgium
5 points from Northern Macedonia
5 points from Ireland
12 points for Australia
10 points for Estonia
8 points for Belgium
7 points for Malta
6 points for the Czech Republic
12 points from Australia
12 points from Estonia
10 points from Belgium
12 points from Malta
12 points from the Czech Republic
10 points for Sweden
8 points for Australia
7 points for Israel
8 points from Sweden
8 points from Australia
7 points from Israel
Thus, with such a small number of countries in the competition, it is impossible to avoid certain repetitions.
It is not up to us to judge why these countries did not arouse suspicion, while there were 6 countries where it was unthinkable to have recurrences. On the other hand, in some of the countries on the EBU list, the organizer changed the votes almost completely.
Montenegro’s votes were announced by artist Zombijana and, as you could see in the live broadcast, the jury’s vote almost coincided with the final results.
As you can see on the Eurovision website, among the countries that received the votes of the Montenegrin jury, there is no participation on the night of the semifinals.