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Eurovision voting scandal
Lithuanian news site 15min.lt ought to be feeling pretty good. Their undercover investigation, which alleged that Azerbaijan had hired agents to facilitate vote-rigging, unleashed a tidal wave of media coverage around the world. Now it seems like their efforts have helped drive change within the European Broadcasting Union, which has announced tighter rules ahead of(…)
In the wake of the Eurovision 2013 voting scandal, the European Broadcasting Union has tightened rules surrounding the professional juries for the 2014 contest. Although juries will still comprise 50% of the final score for each country, individual jury members will be subject to greater scrutiny and transparency.
From our friends at 12points.tv we have this bombshell: Delegation details blatant backstage vote rigging Several countries tried to manipulate the jury voting at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö. This is what an anonymous source in the delegation from one of the participating countries has stated. This reinforces the suspicions of vote-rigging made in(…)
When you look at statistics there’s “unlikely”. And then there’s “it just won’t happen”. Fair flipping of a coin will very occasionally have the coin land heads 10 times in a row. It will never land heads 1,000 times in a row. Looking at the voting patterns we have a coin landing heads 10,000 times(…)
The EBU and Eurovision chief Jan Ola Sand have been seriously shaken by the allegations of cheating and vote buying at Eurovision and are ramping up their investigation, according to newspaper reports emerging from Sweden.
There are three entitites in Europe that do not meet the standards of transparent elections. I’m talking about Azerbaijan, Belarus and the European Broadcasting Union.
The Eurovision Song Contest is no stranger to voting scandals. Whether it’s Malta calling for an overhaul of voting rules because of “block voting” after the 2007 contest or France shedding light on manipulation of jury votes in 2010, someone is always unhappy with the results and looking for reasons. This year, the controversy seems(…)
We, the editors at WiwiBloggs.com, strongly believe that the EBU should release all voting information from the last 6 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Perhaps one of the most striking examples of suspicious voting in the post-Eurovision 2013 scandal is what happened in Montenegro. According to the official reults posted on Eurovision. tv, in the first semi-final, the Balkan country awarded 12 points to Ukraine. Fair enough. In the Final, however, Montenegro gave 12 points to Azerbaijan, 10 points(…)
Tensions are rising in Moscow because of Eurovision. Today Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov to discuss why Azerbaijan did not give Russia any points during the Grand Final, an issue that has raised a lot of eyebrows, including those of the Azerbaijani president.
The European Broadcasting Union, the body that organizes Eurovision, has now responded to the growing number of media reports concerning allegations of voting fraud and rule breaching during this year’s contest.
RAI, the Italian national broadcaster, has revealed the full results of the public televote. They paint a very different picture to the results announced by the presenter Federica Gentile during the Eurovision Grand Final on Saturday.
You were not the only ones surprised that Azerbaijan gave nul points to Russia at Eurovision 2013. The Azerbaijani press reports that even President Ilham Aliyev was in disbelief, so much so that he demanded a recount of his country’s votes. And guess what? According to the new results, Moscow should have received 10 points(…)