Back in May, she gave North Macedonia their best ever Eurovision result. But following an unfortunate scoring mixup, Tamara Todevska wasn’t able to celebrate winning the 2019 jury vote. However, the “Proud” singer may have her moment next year in Rotterdam by performing as an interval act.
The proposal was first raised by Eurovision “secret informer” blog HOD45. They claim that the EBU wants to make things right with Tamara Todevska by letting her perform as an interval act at one of the three Eurovision 2020 shows.
But it’s by no means definite. As HOD45 notes, the EBU doesn’t decide who the Eurovision interval acts are. That’s the responsibility of the host broadcaster — in this case, Dutch broadcasters NPO, NOS and AVROTROS will decide.
Neither the EBU nor the Dutch broadcasters have publicly commented on the issue.
Update: 28 November 2019, 5.41am
Tamara has responded to the rumour on Twitter, writing that “these are just rumours”. She also clarifies that she doesn’t “feel that anything was stolen from me.”
Hello everyone. There are several websites claiming that I will be the interval act at the ESC in Rotterdam due to EBU's mistake with the jury votes. Although I am flattered, I would like to point out that these are just rumours. I don't feel that anything was stolen from me.
— Tamara Todevska (@TamaraTodevska) November 27, 2019
Human error led to an incorrect jury result
During the results segment of Eurovision 2019, Sweden was revealed as the winner of the jury votes. However, all was not what it seemed.
The EBU confirmed an error had been made and issued the correct Belarus jury voting. This put North Macedonia at the top of the overall jury vote. The error came with a bittersweet taste for North Macedonia, depriving Tamara Todevska of the chance to celebrate getting the best ever result for her country.
However, it’s only been since the results sequence changed in 2016 that the winner of the jury vote has a specific moment in the show. Eurovision 2019 televote winner KEiiNO was not singled out in the same way that the jury vote winner was.
What do you think about this idea? Would it be the right move to let Tamara Todevska perform at next year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Or should the Rotterdam show focus on new performances? Let us know in the comments section down below!
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