On early Sunday morning the full voting results were revealed by the EBU and with it came the shock announcement that the jury votes for FYR Macedonia and Montenegro had been excluded, with the EBU reverting to each country’s televote for 100% of the vote.
The jury results of F.Y.R. Macedonia and Montenegro for the Grand Final have been excluded after consultation of PwC, the contest’s independent voting observer, and upon the decision of the Executive Supervisor and the Chairman of the Reference Group.
In both countries, televoting applied for 100%. The exclusion of two juries will be further discussed in the next Reference Group meeting in June.
This follows a jury voting scandal in 2014 when it was discovered the Georgian jury had ranked their top eight songs identically – statistically improbable. The Georgian jury vote was discounted and the televote alone was used.