On Saturday night Russia’s Sergey Lazarev placed third in the grand final of Eurovision 2019 — the same position he occupied three years ago in Stockholm.
It’s a solid result and a testament to his enduring appeal and versatility. Last time he came third with a pop banger. This time he didn’t with the more sophisticated and dramatic number “Scream” — a ballad many considered more appropriate for the West End or Broadway than EXPO Tel Aviv.
But the dust from Saturday hasn’t settled — especially since it has emerged that all five Georgian jurors ranked Russia last.
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As you’re all aware, jurors are meant to vote independently. So the odds of five independent jurors all ranking the exact same song in the exact same position is rather unlikely.
Yet so it went in Georgia. It’s widely been seen as an extension of tensions between the two countries, who went to war in 2008. In 2009 Georgia’s Eurovision act Stephane & 3G was famously axed from the competition in Moscow over their song “I Don’t Want to Put In,” which mocked the Russian leader.
On Monday Sergey spoke out on Instagram. Before arriving at the Georgia question he thanked televoters.
“The viewers of 11 countries put this performance on first place (with 12 points), three countries [put it] in second place (with 10 points) and 5 countries on third place (with 8 points),” he wrote. “In total we received from the viewers 244 points. Thank you.”
Russia got the most 12s in the televote. Norway was second with eight 12’s, Italy had four, Iceland had 3, then Albania, Cyprus, North Macedonia and the Netherlands (finally) got two lots of 12 each.
The jury vote paints a more difficult picture. Russia only got one lot of 12s in the jury vote, from Azerbaijan.
“The juries of 17 countries thought that this performance is rated with 0 points! For example, all the members of the jury of Georgia put this performance at the last place.”
He finished that sentence with an emoji of a man covering his face in disbelief.
“Amount of points from the juries: 125.”
Eurovision 2015 singer Polina Gagarina offered sympathy in the comments section, writing that “figures don’t have soul! You are a soul!”
What do you think of the result? Is the Georgian voting suspicious to you? Let us know in the comments box below.
Sergey is Justin Timberlake in Russia.He’s charming,and he can sing and dance well.Sergey is best male vocalist this year,”Scream”is very difficult to sing ,but it’s not a catchy song at all.Political issues are irresistible,juries point always are kind of political.
What exactly is he trying to say? That Juries should vote similarly to the Televoters? Is he really surprised that the juries don’t rate a musical theater act higher? This was always going to be a televoter song.
The georgian jury members all putting him last might very well be due to a general dislike of all things Russia. But that doesn’t mean he would have been in their top 10. He sounds entitled. Plenty of juries didn’t like your song at all- get over it.
Russian juryvoting wasn’t weird at all:
Greece 10 points
Cyprus 8 points
Belarus 7 points
San Marino 5 points (!!!)…
And yet giving 0 to Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Switzerland and Sweden
Personally I think it’s a bad song so I don’t blame the Georgians for not scoring.
I also think that it’s childish to be upset that a neighboring country didn’t score you just because you are neighbors. This shouldn’t be expected from any country. It’s about the songs, not the countries. Unfortunately, a lot of people can’t avoid to see the country behind the music and vote politically instead of musically. Biggest problem in eurovision
Sergey choose this song to check up on jury his song with strong and difficult vocal and he should be picked up by “professional” jury same as North Macedonia, he not claiming 12 point but at least he should be picked by jury. Thise song maybe not so catching for public, too different but jury surprised a lot. Should be special grade for jury to score every entry. The moto of ESC none political but everyone just speaks about politic. The Nederlands song was very “flat” but it’s won, I just thinking if Russia perform the Nederlands song will Russia… Read more »
Of course ESC is political. But Russia also has a part in that themselves, just like former Soviet countries who reward each other with 12 points. Same goes for Scandinavian countries, Balkan, Cyprus and Greece. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. The Netherlands won and there will always be people who will disagree on that. At least NL didn’t win because of bloc voting 😉
Yes, NL won, because jury choose Sweden, public – Nkrway(by the way my favourite) and NL won ??
You don’t get it. If you are rated highly in both jury and televote you have more total points than if you win the jury vote but are 10th+ in the televote. It’s mathematics. The winner is the one that is most liked by both sides, totally logical.
It’s just the problems of a jury vote. Collusion is easy to identify but more difficult to prove. Russia shouldn’t be in last place with all Georgian jurors in the same way it probably shouldn’t be in first place with all the Azerbaijani jurors. Heck, in a jury of five people, the fact that even three of them agree on a first place is a bit ridiculous (in my household of four, we have four different winners every year). I don’t know why everyone is so worried about 100% televote. Even with Sergey Lazarev as the Russian entry and a… Read more »
Poor Russia, blanking any potential winning country didn’t work for them…
juries being culprits of blatant, unapologetic political voting ? how shocking !
Do they really think that people from Georgia, ukraine etc would vote for any russian while their tanks are parked at the border.
When will russians realise that we will never vote for an agressor. No need to cheat.
Russian tanks at the border??? Russia occupies Abchazia and South Ossetia in Georgia and Donbass and Crimea in Ukraine! The Russian tanks are INSIDE Georgia and Ukraine!!
Lol I guess it doesn’t matter for you that Georgians started all that first, killing people. And Crimeans voted to join Russia, nobody forced them. Quite logical, considering the fact that at that time there was a revolution in Ukraine, which turned a nice country in a mess. But Russia is always the aggressor anyway, according to the opinion of some nations (especially ridiculous to hear that from Western Europeans, since they do not know the root of the matter at all). Okay then
The ESC vote is about how good a song is and/or how much you like the song, not about how good a country’s tanks look. My favourite song this year is Georgia’s but it’s not because of its political context. (I’m saying it shouldn’t be political, not that in reality politics are not involved.)
I kinda agree with Sergey, for example three serbian jury members ranked Albania dead last
It qualified from its semi final in 9th place.
Obviously, it wasn’t just Serbian jury members who didn’t like it that much.
If Russia stops its occupation of South Ossetia and Abchazia then Sergey would have had points from Georgia. I can understand that the Georgian jury does not have any warm feelings for a Russian guy in this particular political situation. It’s sad for Sergey but that’s the result of Russian aggression.
Won’t argue with the stupidity of saying that Russia is an aggressor, because it’s no worth doing it, but just want to remind that Eurovision mustn’t be a political shoutout. The juries were introduced for that aim. They should evaluate each song according to vocals, music, staging, but not the politics. So the situation is really ridiculous.
Of course it shouldn’t be political, and of course it will always be political. There’s no stupidity in saying Russian aggression. MH17 and the following investigation to mention the least, but that probably won’t convince you, looking at the variety of comments you left on this page. I could mention the occupation of Crimea, in which case you would argue there’s some justification in the so called referendum Russia held. The referendum was denounced by the UNGA. Don’t claim others don’t know about what’s really going on when you have a severely limited grasp of international law. On the song… Read more »
Receives lots of 12pts from Former Soviet countries: “iT’s BeCaUsE i’M tHe BeSt”
Doesn’t receive point from Former Soviet country: “hOw DaRe ThEy TrEaT mE sO uNfAiR!!!”
He is not wrong about Georgia but if he wants to be fair then why doesn’t he also point out that Russia and Azerbaijan exchanged the 12 points?
He is Russian so I just pointed out his Russian jury votes.No need to mention every case.
And is that alright about Greece-Cyprus, Scandinavian juries voting for Sweden, Yugoslavs for each other as well?
Don’t forget that such shameful practice as elimination of major competitors by national juries still exists. Like Russia giving zero to the Netherlands and Italy, Italy giving zero to the Netherlands… This issue should be adressed as well.
Yeah I remember Italy givning zero points to Loreen.
that wasn’t bc of ‘competition’ since italy was in no way in the run for winning that year. she did get 3 points from our televote, the jury didn’t feel she was good enough.
Polegened We talk about the best overall performance in Eurovision in the last decade. The Italien jury did not think it was good enough.
Russia gave 0 points to Netherlands and Italy but some of the jury members included those countries in their top10’s 🙂
Italy’s jury is always a mess, they gave 12 to Rybak last year.
The countries that gave zero points to Italy and NL didn’t stop them from taking 1st and 2nd place. Luckily
Sergey has made some additions to his post: “P.s. It is necessary to clarify the post, as it was not obvious to everyone. I do not dispute the results, and moreover, I am happy with my prize 3rd place! I just wrote the statistics of the vote of the audience and the jury, the statistics of views and charts, to made it clearer. And how to feel about that – it’s your choice! Moreover, I believe that in the situation of the most difficult competition and beautiful songs in the contest this year, 3rd place is a huge victory! And… Read more »
Sergei’s song was really bad. Only screaming and special effects. Take these special effects away and it’s empty. It doesn’t even deserve the 3rd place. Sorry.
Downvotes from Russia? It was bad. Nothing wrong about singer – he did his best, but song was dull and dated. Country like Montenegro or Georgia could’ve had SAME staging and song and they still wouldn’t qualify.
Agree. His vocals were on par with S!sters. Only difference was the better staging.
Maybe the song was not that good as You Are The Only One, but Scream is a really difficult song to sing and has a strong message. Sergey showed excellent vocals, I bet nobody in this year’s contest could sing this song in the same quality.
I think we should have a juror system more like in ice skating where the jurors give points for pre set qualities that should be revealed. More trasparency and the speculations would be less. I think they should judge1) the quality and originality of the song ( more points if it was written by the performing artis her- or himself as well) , the vocal and performing (dancing connceting to the song etc) of the artist on stage, the overall artistic quality of the staging. Then it would be clear why they vote different from the public. Like Norway who… Read more »
You had me until sweden. Last year was horrific. Proffessionalism does not mean that it was written by a swede. You do have some talented musicians, just not in the eurovision. And when norway sends what you have been doing for years the jurors hate it. The past years Italy and the Netherlands have produced much more original songs which is still worth listening to. Past swedish entries are banal and a listeners nightmare.
Pierre it is your opinion it is not a matter of fact.. I am not trying to boost Sweden here. But you are writing negative comments about Sweden in every post. It was just an exsmple why we need more transperency in the jurors. I did not rate the Swedish entries either so why are you so sour?
Out of all the systems the mixed jury-televoting system is the most honest. It has it’s flaws but only jury or only televoting has a lot more flaws. Lots of younger people on here seem to forget how 10/15 years ago the only-televoting system had become a joke in half of the countries, it was so much influenced by the diaspora of other countries that people sometimes didn’t recognise the points of their own country anymore. Some western european countries f.ex. gave every single year their highest points to Greece, Turkey, Armenia, etc… This was a joke. Only juries is… Read more »
Some of you people are clearly delusional. Sergey’s got a good point. But according to you, the fact that he did so well makes it all okay for the Georgian jury to be biased? And yes, he IS happy with his 3rd place and no, he is NOT complaining – he’s just pointing out at the obvious mischief.
Other juries are biased too. Like Russia completely ignoring all the possible winners in their jury votes. Or Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Greece, some Scandinavian countries. Sergey has nothing to be sad about. These biased voting affects other countries too
Obviously it’s not okay, but what are we going to do about it? Nothing. Is he right? Absolutely. Is he telling the full story? Absolutely not. The focus is on Georgia’s voting behaviour, when all countries do the same thing, but this particular case impacts the Russian entry negatively. Russia is a prime example of the same practice. Scandinavia, Greece-Cyprus, Western Europe, etc. as well. He also knows how it works and doesn’t get to be selective about who to call out.
The problem is not Georgia but it is Belarus. How come Russia not get any point from Belarus? That is 12 points stolen from Sergey.
Belarussian jury was disqualified, so indeed no 12 points to mother Russia.
He should be out of the top 3, so he better shut up. Russia receives points from both the jury and the televote from every ex-Soviet country no matter what. Just read the Victor Dobrysh (Belarussian producer) statements… That said, it is true Georgian votes are clearly rigged to put Russia last. Same situation with Azerbaijan-Armenia. Or the other way round with Cyprus-Greece, Sweden and the other Scandinavian countries… So while it may be true the jury was a joke, Sergey and Russia were benefited as always. Same song with a different country would have ended bottom 5 or not… Read more »
Sour loser much?
He wasn’t even expected to reach top 5 but did it. Stop complaining! Be thankful for those who voted for you! He’s so in love with himself he cant understand others arent into him. No, not everyone must love Sergey like the way Sergey loves himself
I agree that Georgia’s votes are suspicious, and also many other votes.
But.! Sergey should stop complaining. He must understand that he didn’t have a song deserving a lot of points, and it’s normal that he didn’t get votes from certain countries. And 3rd place is way too much for him. So he should be satisfied.
Lol if he represented UK or Germany I highly doubt he would of made the top ten with Scream let alone 3rd so he kinda needs to get a grip.
I think he shouldn’t complain, 3rd place is very good and was very fair. End of story. Come back with better song in some years
How are all the political votes for Russia fair? 3rd place for this unnecessary song and average vocals is way too high.
He would’ve never even made it to the left side of the scoreboard if it weren’t for all the Former Soviet countries.
If he has “average” vocals – who had good vocals this year?
Tamara Todevska, Duncan Laurence, Mahmood etc. But Sergey had good vocals just an average song.
Sergey is right but it’s not fair to start bashing only on Georgia…if there is a complaint it should entail everybody. Say what about Azerbaijan and Armenia putting each other dead last every year? Isn’t it the same?
At least they do it to eachother, so it cancels out. Without hurting another country.
To be honest, if I were a judge in Armenia or Azerbaijan, I would put the opposing country on 18-25th place and tell my co-judges to put it somewhere between 18-25th place too. That would already guarantee that they receive 0 points.
But the way they do it is so blatantly stupid, it already hurts.
but when russia get 12 points mostly from their neighbours and from Russian people living there is OK and fine ?
Russian juries also vote for their “friends” every year. So what?
The jury voting this year was a shambles. I still can’t believe that in 2019 we are still seeing blatant and obvious rigged voting for neighbours, particularly from the jury who are meant to act as the impartial vote. And whilst the contest isn’t meant to be political, it’s clear that Russia receiving 0 points off some of their neighbours was planned. I personally did not like his song and never really understand why Russia gets so much attention at the contest, however some of the voting this year by the so-called professional juries was abysmal. Another example would be… Read more »
I sadly must say, that I don’t believe they will make any changes :/ After the EBU saying they’re very satisfied with the juries…
Bigger than Us could have been written by a five year old as well. The difference between the songs is that San Marino doesn’t pretend to have send a lyrical masterpiece, while the UK did, which makes Say Na Na Na way more appealing. Also, Serhat actually sings really good, just not everyone appreciates his voice.
Having said all of that, the UK did not deserve to end up last in the final result. Just the winning song alone was worse.
Honestly, an artist’s performance should be evaluated in three categories: Song, vocals and staging. Despite UK’s vocals was better than Serhat’s, I’m sure the crowd and juries enjoyed the song and atmosphere more than his.
The overall score also explains why Greece flopped by audience and got a lower score than Serhat.
Guys, don’t you get anything?!
The fact that Russia receives many points from its neighbours in the televoting doesn’t make it ok for the juries to vote political!
Do we want this contest to be fair or even more unfair?
So…stop justifying political juries!
I utterly agree. The EBU do have to implement some changes. The jury ought to be chosen more thoroughly and wisely or the should be out (I realise that televoting might not always vote wisely, but it’s getting worse and worse every year). It’s unbelievable how biased they are. I do understand why Sergey is complaining. Yes, it’s over, nothing to be done this year but it could be better next year. The votes are really fishy and unlikely. The juries are not professionals anymore. Every year, some countries are robbed by the juries, it’s unbelievable.
Georgia acts completely wrong, and that’s what kills Eurovision slowly. And that thing is what many countries do. If you aren’t able to handle every act equally, please step aside.
Sergey was one of the best this year. I can’t believe that 5 people believed that this song was worst than San Marino, Belarus and Germany. This puts their taste and musical abilities into question, along with the bad influence of politics.
THIS! Many people are now complaining they didn’t like Lazarev’s song and blah blah. It’s okay. You don’t have to put him in top 10 if this is not your genre of preference. However, ALL FIVE of them putting him LAST, under aforementioned San Marino, Belarus and Germany, makes it obvious it’s about agenda, not preference. Of course that Azeri jury giving him top marks is suspicious too, but he was objectively good, so it’s less striking this time around (unlike last year). However, political voting is terrible, no matter who it comes from. This is a SONG contest!
One of the solutions would be if jury members were picked on random among musicians and managers (and even some fans) interested in such a duty. Like, 40 of them throws their name in the hat, five randomly get picked and they are contractually obligated not to disclose they are in the jury until the finals. Moreover, they are not aware who the other four are and are not able to communicate. All send their votes electronically on the protected address.
You get 0 points whether you’re put last or as high as 11th. In a strong competition like 2019, I’m sure juries had the taste to not to monopolize Sergey’s vocals for such an outdated song.
I think it’s shameful that so many jurors are rating countries and not songs. Whether putting someone much higher or much lower than deserving, it shouldn’t be allowed. I mean, it literally SHOULDN’T! They are paid for that job and to see so many of them taking it lightly or as a pretext of being prejudicial is something that makes me sad! If we are fine with superficial, immature voting with block affiliations, we should’ve kept 100% televote.
Sour grapes, and Ani from Ukraine did the boxes first in 2008.
Not Ani in 2008 and not first. It was Filipp Kirkorov in 2008 for Ani. And it was Filipp Kirkorov in 2019 for Sergey. And again in 2018 for DoReDos and again in 2007 for Koldun. It is no plagiarism. These boxes are his feature!
He however doesn’t complain that all the jurors from Azerbaijan placed him first. Look, I know it’s unfair but Russia is always gonna place high in some countries and place low in others. If the Georgian juries should vote for who they like most then so should Azerbaijan.
Just get rid of the frikkin juries already!!!
Butthurt bitch. The song wasn’t bad, but this was a strong year and he is not in my TOP 10 either.
Who gives a damn about this? You got top 12 points from your neighbors and you didn’t say a thing! Australia and United Kindom should be the ones complaining with the hatred against them participating after all the political reasons.
iTunes Charts in 19 countries, and ten countries that doesn’t give a f*ck about that and gave you 0 points. Why not being mad at them?
Just calm down, and be happy that you finished third again (with a song, that wasn’t as strong as You Are The Only One)
So Georgia ranked Russia last, potentially for political reasons. SO WHAT?! Russia literally gets 12 points and/or extremely high marks every single year from most of the former Soviet republics for the exact same political reasons. They’ve literally been getting 12 points from Belarus (from both jury AND televote) in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, etc., etc. They won in 2008 with one of the worst songs ever ONLY thanks to neighbouring vote (I’m serious: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_2008#Points_awarded_to_Russia). I’m not going to shed a tear, they benefit from political voting way more than it harms them. Remove the political voting,… Read more »
The fact that Russia gets many points from it’s neighbours’ viewers doesn’t mean that we should accept juries – “music PROFESSIONALS” voting political!
Who said we should accept political juries? We obviously should not, but Sergey doesn’t seem to mind when these political juries give Russia 12 points every. single. effing. year. And I’m talking about juries here. Not viewers. Juries.
As I said: remove biased juries and Russia would get way fewer points, not more.
“SO WHAT?!” <- that's justifying their political actions. I really agree that giving Russia more points because of the politics is definitely wrong as well, but it doesn't make the juries political voting less wrong. Their main job is to prevent political results! They are called professionals, so they should behave professionally. It's not okay when the televoters vote for countries and not for songs, but they don't get paid for being objective. Unlike the juries… You said that Sergey didn't complain when Russia received political 12s, but have you ever heard of at least one singer/band who did when… Read more »
No words. Just huge dissapointment.
And this face of Jon Ola Sand saying that they have a “VALID” result… !!!!!!!!
How is it possible thet they didn’t find any error in 24h after juri rehersal and people found plenty just hours after revealing them!
Who works there?! Who checks it? Who gives this “validity” to the votes??!!!
I concider NORTH MACEDONIA as a winner of Juri vote in the final and POLAND as a qualifier to the final.
The whole jury voting this years is a wreck. EBU should do something or they will lose all the credibility. It’s a joke.
I get his complaint. It’s not like Russia complained when they didn’t qualify last year… They knew the song is good and should be middle-ranked at least.
To me, 3rd place for a music product (good one, but still) it’s way too high….He deserved a desent place, but no top 5 in my opinion. He shouldn’t cry over Georgian votes as the other post soviet countries voted massively for him
Wrong. The probability of being RANDOMLY ranked as last by 5 jurors is 1/41^5 which is below one in 100 million, and this IS something to point out and complain about . As much as I don’t like the fact that Russia often fares better than it should because of neighbourly voting, this time Russia was in my top – the song was much more my type. Some general rule such as “a jury’s vote will be scaled down if it is clear beyond any reasonable doubt that it’s based on a political agenda” would help. This would not prevent… Read more »
The only reason this came top 5 is because he is Russian and because he’s Sergey Lazarev.
As I said, he was in my top 5 this year and I have no particular bias towards Russia, nor do I especially appreciate his singing (quite OK but nothing spectacular – and far better than the actual winner’s singing). I just found the song great (unlike Sergey’s 2016 attempt). I have no idea of his musical career outside ESC.
It’s indeed ridiculous that all the Georgian jurors ranked him last. But as some here pointed, all the jurors from Azerbaijan also ranked his first. How do the other contenders to win should feel about that? What about the fact that his country’s jury hasn’t gave any point to his presumed rivals for the trophy? It’s not an “ex-Soviet” situation. Over the years, there were similar situations all around the continent: countries’ juries deliberately harming or helping others. So everybody can keep this dance of blaming the others or start pointing fingers at EBU, that doesn’t show any action to… Read more »
Easily solved. Bye bye music “professionals”.
Saw him live on Instagram right after the results announcement. He was deliriously happy and excited with the third place)) It seems they all were expecting worse outcome.
He’s trained actor tho 😛
Hi everyone I am just asking if you could take the time to look at this petition, and if you could maybe sign aswell, that would be much appreciated thank you so much for your time.
That petition is intensely stupid. Without the BBC we would be subjected to Eurovision with adverts, no Graham Norton and you need to think long and hard about the fact that songwriters hate the contest which is the reason the songs are so bad.
Double standards.. When Azerbaijan gives you 12pts is totally fine…. when they gave 0 points to Russia in 2013, the Russia minister complained to Azeris WTFFFFFF they should be banned. “The juries of 17 countries thought that this performance is rated with 0 points! For example, all the members of the jury of Georgia put this performance at the last place.”=—————> WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM!! of course juries and people would not like his song, what’s wrong with that??? Did he really think he can win?? He seems to be busy analysing the voting results, I bet he was… Read more »
Okay he is entitled to feel some way because of his previous experiences, and his hard work 3 years ago where he nearly won eurovision. but honestly his song this year no way topped “You are the only one” in Sweden, and quite honestly I’m suprised he did as well as he did, because I wasn’t looking at him as a contender at all. But still just take it on the chin, soak in all your hard work, celebrate, and actually be greatful as other countries like the bottom 5 wish they could of ranked as highly as Sergey did.