We, the editors at wiwibloggs, strongly believe that the EBU should release all voting information from the last 6 editions of the Eurovision Song Contest.

There are numerous credible allegations of both fradulent voting and incorrect counting of the votes. A response from EBU that “everything is ok, trust us” is not acceptable when faced with such serious allegations. Without transparency, the EBU will lose all credibility in its management of the voting.

The EBU needs to release the raw counts for the last 6 year. The history of 6 years is key to evaluating the voting over a period of time which provides a lot more information than a snapshot of 1 year. This data needs to be broken out by accepted and rejected votes; cast by landline, mobile number, SMS, and other means; for mobile, cast in country and outside the country (by SIM card).

This data also needs to include the vote totals by each jury. And it needs to explain how the jury and televotes are combined. There is a big difference between averaging percentages, combining 1..12 votes, or other approaches that all fall under the category of a 50/50 vote.

We also want to be clear on one issue. Having PWC certify the results is not an acceptable answer. Accounting firms certified Enron’s books as valid, and we all know how that turned out. PWC certification is of interest, but it is not an answer.

Presently the EBU is as opaque as an election in Azerbaijian or Belarus. Instead it needs to meet the standards expected of a democracy. Anything less is horribly unfair to the artists who compete in Eurovision. These artists give everything they have to deliver a fantastic performance. We have a moral obligation to give them a fair vote in return.

For the future of Eurovision, the EBU must be transparent.

The editors – wiwibloggs

For the latest in this year’s unprecedented series of scandals and irregularities, click here.

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eurosong ultra hooligans - krakovo
eurosong ultra hooligans - krakovo
7 years ago

2006 – Azerbaijan complains about the Armenian postcard.

2008 – Azerbaijanis who voted for Armenian entry interrogated by police.

2010 – Failed assassination attempt most likely by Azeri special forces on Armenian entry Eva Rivas.

2010 – Block out Armenian telephone number on Azerbaijani television.

2013 – Lock unidentified man (most likely Armenian citizen) in glass cage during Azerbaijani performance.

2013 – No points awarded to Russia, depsite Russia receiving millions of televotes. Foreign Minister Lavrov mentions this.

alex
alex
7 years ago

they should announce the official split results detailed in every country just like in 2004. we ought to know the televoting and jury voting. OGAE fans should complain officially. DO NOT LET EUROVISION BECOME A PARTY OF POLITICS AND DICTATORS FROM THE EAST.

Julian
Julian
7 years ago

We don’t like diaspora and neighbour voting and vote that is easily manipulated (see alleged Azerbaidjan influence). And we don’t like that public voting (public is the main stakeholder of the Eurovision contest) is trashed by jury vote (jury that can be easily influenced by undisclosed underground factors). And the 50-50 vote is frustratingly difficult to understand.
A possibly better solution. Countries that have previous year final audience of more than 1 mill viewers decide by 100% public vote. The other countries decide by 100% jury vote.

Roo
Roo
7 years ago

Of course there wouldn’t be as much drama if all these fan sites didn’t report every bit of gossip as fact. Do some research and verification before you publish.

Lora
Lora
7 years ago

If we are one, let’s all see the results!!! At least for this year.

Carmen Daniela
Carmen Daniela
7 years ago

WIWIBLOGGS, not know if you know but a series of seemingly minor frauds have worked on the official website of Eurovision and I’ve reported them all on social networks! Clip of Caesar in the semifinals (and that of Israel) is published without preview! If they’re taking today on the official website they publish without previewing, which of course reduces the chance of him being viewed as many users. In the final evening, the Organizers have not released the final of CEZAR and Moldova registration until 2 hours after the other. Therefore, most have viewed the one in the semifinal! For… Read more »

Carmen Daniela
Carmen Daniela
7 years ago

Many professionals have put their effort to make a great show! Sound, picture, directing, other technical, volunteers, competitors, all have worked hard to achieve what seemed best achievement Eurovision!
Authorities of Sweden have to seriously engage in research this aggressive fraud, if Sweden value they image !

Robin Tremmel
Robin Tremmel
7 years ago

I was in Malmö supporting Krista from Finland.I wrote on eurovision news website comments section that I needed the contact info of the organisers,I would like my money back as I had paid a LOT to go to Malmö.I felt the competition was unfair as Finland had been marked down by geriatric judges 🙂 Surprisingly-they did not put my comment on Eurovision news

Robin Tremmel
Robin Tremmel
7 years ago
Eurovision Mafia
Eurovision Mafia
7 years ago

Great idea, now it’s up to the public to make a pressure. I doubt it will ever happen. I doubt they even have any records since that would probably be incriminating.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
7 years ago

Why stop at 6 years? Go for 10, or for every year since 2000. If you want to find out exactly at what point things started getting fishy, you want to release info from as many years as you possibly can. Maybe they should just release all the raw vote info since they put this 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 system in place in 1975.

Julle
Julle
7 years ago

I completely after with you guys. Being a person that loves this competition, I want to know if and how there is foul play in the voting procedure. The ESC needs it credibility back, and fast!

Han Ess
Han Ess
7 years ago

Drama much?