TVE did it again! The demands of the Spanish Eurofans have fallen on deaf ears. The Spanish broadcaster has announced that Ruth Lorenzo will not be presenting the Spanish vote results this year.
The passionate Iberian followers of the contest launched an aggressive social media campaign some months ago to avoid a repeat of last year’s embarrassing #oitpoints moment from Carolina Casado. As we reported at the time, the presenter had a super cringe linguistic slip-up when announcing the results.
The #oitpoints campaign has failed and TVE has decided to give the vital task to journalist Lara Siscar instead of the brilliant and bilingual Ruth Lorenzo. The journalist is one of the presenters of the weekend news broadcast which has small and falling audiences. We are unaware of her level of English abilities, but she is somewhat of a serious character for the Eurovision style. We might get surprised, though.
And possibly to counteract the criticism of the Eurovision fans, TVE will prepare a dedicated Eurovision package, including live webcasting of Edurne’s performances in the Euroclub and Eurovision Village. To put the icing on the cake, on 23rd May TVE will show the 60th Eurovision anniversary gala just before the grand final.
Will we enjoy #oitpoints again this year?