SWEDEN – Following the announcement of Anders Bagge and Faith Ka as direct qualifiers of the third semi-final in Melodifestivalen, there were some viewers spotting a voting mistake, as AFTONBLADET reports.
Now SVT denies that anything went wrong with the voting.
It is the age group 16-29 that has confused the viewers. Lisa Miskovsky, who consistently got high points from all the other groups, suddenly got only one point in the last category, 16-29.
At the same time, Tribe Friday, which consistently got low points in all the other groups, suddenly got ten points, ie the second highest, in just 16-29.
Several viewers have heard from Aftonbladet and questioned the result. Even on social media, there has been speculation as to whether something has gone wrong in the points calculation. Speculation is that Lisa Miskovsky, who scored four points less than finalist Faith Kakembo, would actually have scored higher.
When Aftonbladet contacts Melodifestivalen’s project manager Anette Brattström to ask if the figures are really correct, she does not want to go out with more detailed figures on how the voting took place in the age group.
“We go out with all the statistics after the final. The points awarded are based on how the votes in that particular group are distributed. Points are thus weighted “, she writes in a text message.
Viewers have reacted to the fact that the points in that age category look strange, can SVT guarantee that the numbers are correct?
“Yes, we can,” writes the Melodifestival manager.
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THE RESULTS IN BRIEF
- Bigger than the universe – Anders Bagge (got the most votes of all)
- Freedom – Faith Kakembo: 79 points
- Best to come – Lisa Miskovsky: 75 points
- I Can’t Get Enough – Cazzi Opeia: 67 points
- Place 5: Quadruple cheer! – Linda Bengtzing: 37 points
- Place 6: Happy ending – Lancelot: 35 points
- Place 7: Shut me up- Tribe Friday: 19 points
- Number of votes: 556,791
- Number of kronor collected for Radiohjälpen: 478,608 kronor