Ooh, you are in trouble! The European Broadcasting Union has confirmed that the juror from Russia responsible for Periscoping from the first jury semi final on May 9 has been removed from the jury, with all votes rendered null and void. In fair discussions between the EBU and Russian broadcaster, RTR, the broadcaster proposed the removal of the juror and the disposal of their votes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrXZhMtaIk

In a statement directed to the EBU, RTR expressed regret at the actions of their juror, also issuing apologies to the Netherlands broadcaster, AVROTROS and the Armenia broadcaster, AMPTV.

In light of these events, the EBU have not considered it a breach of the rules to stream a video online from the jury deliberation, provided individual rankings, combined rankings or jury points are kept confidential until the completed of the Grand Final.

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However, the EBU regards the actions of the person involved as not in keeping with the spirit of the competition and potentially prejudicial as it imposes a risk of accidentally revealing results. The independent judges present at the jury gathering in Russia confirmed that the voting was conducted in accordance with the rules.

Do you agree with the outcome of this incident? Let us know in the comments below.

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Eli
Eli
4 years ago

That was so rude and unprofessional of the jurors. They didn’t even seem to be paying attention to the songs, I thought the juries were more serious and professional.

El Rosario de Raquel
4 years ago

Esta es la gente que despues va por la vida dando clases de …MORAL, que verguenza.

ESC
ESC
4 years ago

Here is a video link has not blocked anyone has ever seen.
https://youtu.be/KPQaAE0vB5o

Julian
Julian
4 years ago

Hilarious how something is certified by “professionals” as music and something else is not. And they score which one is more music and by how much.
The decision is right and had to be taken to “save the face” of juries and EBU. Shouting “the emperor is naked” will always be banned. No news here.

Did027
Did027
4 years ago

We are hating the Russian jury ONLY

Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
4 years ago

What amazes me is how many people here are trying to find new reasons to hate Russia.

Did027
Did027
4 years ago

Shame on the Russian jury

power b.
power b.
4 years ago

Seryozha u slayed the hack out of Globen!

Danny
Danny
4 years ago

Here’s the french leaked tv version, including the postcard. Looks good actually. I think this leak may help them, because they perform only in the final
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZlJHIW3dsA

George
George
4 years ago

France performance leaked,also Russia.I’ve seen them both on youtube.I heard Spain leaked too,so far I’ve only seen videos from the arena,not the TV Barei performance.

Danny
Danny
4 years ago

The man says right after the Netherlands performance “???? ?????”, which means cute but dull. And then she adds some slang word and laughs. Well, sounds like a professional jury. A bunch of self centered douche Russian celebrities, who’s music is mostly sounds like a sad parody on american pop.

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

Hate Russia. Russia godbye

We love stars, flowers, pyros and blue and red leds
We love stars, flowers, pyros and blue and red leds
4 years ago

All the Russian jury voting should be cancelled. Period.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Oh how I would love if people punished Sergey and Russia by not voting for him. You know if EBU don’t want to punish then we should.
Sadly people will buy the crap and Russia will play the “Russiophone” card and we are always the victims here.

Karen
Karen
4 years ago

I may be naive but I really thought the jurors had some kind of supervision eg a representative from the tv company to ensure nothing like this would happen.

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

I also think that juries should stay, but maybe in a different way (more people, better supervised, etc.).
Glad the member had to leave.

mad_hat
mad_hat
4 years ago

I still believe juries are important to the contest. Without juries the contest will revert to the camp circus it used to be in the 00’s. However I would like it if jury selection was done by the EBU rather than by the national broadcasters, out of a list proposed by the broadcasters. In my opinion, presenting a TV programme or being a one-time singer in the national selection does not make you eligible to be a professional juror.

sonic0201
sonic0201
4 years ago

Well, that video on youtube looks like the official TV recording we will see soon live. Whoever leaked the official videos of some performances, EBU should seriously punish them. Copyright issues + it’s against fair game.

RusWiwi
RusWiwi
4 years ago

I am Russian, and I am pleased with the decision. It is stupid. This whole situation for me to be honest is not surprising, because I learned a jury my country – I laugh: D
Sorry for my English

JL
JL
4 years ago

A mere slap on the wrist. I expected more from the EBU. Favoritism, bias, etc. Not fair.

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

It sounds pretty fair to me after all she was the one who did this to herself … it would be very hard to fully understand if everybody else in the panel had anything to do with it, so her own actions deserved a punishment. What I feel ashamed for is that, the same way it works for the so beloved televote, the “promised” 12 or 10 or whatever granted to Armenia due to someone’s “husband” is still going to happen … and unlike the televote where nobody really was bothered with the lack of musical criteria and authentic musical… Read more »

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

I really symphatize with Sergey. He is wonderful artist and I`m going to vote for him. But this situation is scandalous. Russian jury is so stupid.

2016
2016
4 years ago

https://youtu.be/a0ZZh63JAPM … how this type of video can be on YouTube before the semi-final was take place for everyone. This not to be allowed. Come on take actions

Österikke
Österikke
4 years ago

@Alex, thank you. The performance looks dull on TV.

Bogdan Honciuc
4 years ago

It’s such a pity that this jury member did not understand the honour and responsibility of such a position. Glad to see her go. #SHAME

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

@James Adam: And bring back the crap again? Nobody’s got time to mock Eurovision with awful music … Hell no!

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

And that’s their answer? Ahahah… EBU, you never fail to embarrass yourself. I will not watch the semi-finals, and probably not even the final. I’ll read the results in the press, but I don’t want to give the EBU more viewing figures. This is a circus, and I’m sick of it. That’s it, I’m done.

Oxana
Oxana
4 years ago

you can’t say “do svidaniya” to song, song is not saying “good-bye” to you…. oh, that old Soviet song 🙂 just what we need to describe the situation.

James Adam
James Adam
4 years ago

It’s over move on already…

I just hope EBU will learn from this and get rid off juries and let people choose.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

So what I am getting is that the EBU is basically looking the other way, allowing Russia to mock the contest and allowing the audience boo them even more? You should either have get rid of all the jury members or disqualify Russia completely for not obeying the rules.
Had it been Romania you would have disqualified it. But Russia is important..

James Adam
James Adam
4 years ago

Ok drama is over ..now move on.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

And what is EBU statement on leaked video of russian performance from yesterday’s jury semi-final? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0ZZh63JAPM

Österikke
Österikke
4 years ago

I think the Russians must be disappointed with the ruling. Ultimately, it would have worked in their favour if juries were abolished at all.