May 17, 2022

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Eurovision: Voting irregularities

The system had to rearrange the rankings.


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LUkraine won the 66th edition of Eurovision this Saturday. But the organization said in a statement that the second semi-final vote of the contest in which Belgium appeared was marred by irregularities.

“Following the second dress rehearsal of the second semi-final of Eurovision Song Contest 2022, some irregular voting patterns have been identified in the analysis of the votes of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Pan-European Voting Partner Arbitration. Results from six countries,” the statement said.

“In accordance with the voting procedures of the competition, the EBU, in conjunction with its voting partner, has calculated the overall alternative result for each country involved in both the second semi-final and the final, based on the results of the other countries. With similar votes.”



Belgium finished 8th in the second semi-final with 151 points.

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