When looking into the details of the voting we have detected some strange abnormalities in particular with the points for Moldova both from the jury and public votes. While there are some “normal” inconsistencies it seems that there might be a manipulation and bribery in the votes.
The most striking abnormalities concerns the points for Moldova this year. Evidently in the semi-final 2 the highest public votes came surprisingly from San Marino, Estonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Serbia, Portugal, Latvia and France. Have the lines been manipulated? There are rumours that this happened a couple of times in former years for “certain” countries.
Furthermore the juries from Greece and Bulgaria gave 12 points to Moldova. Almost all Greek and Bulgarian jury members put Moldova on first place, while the majority put Moldova to the last third. Is there a corruptible tendency? Moldova had an average rank of 9.01.
For the semi-finals it’s probably not that obvious as the points are revealed after the Grand Final, so nobody will question this. But if this might be true it would be a disaster, bringing a country into the Grand Final with corruptible methods, while other countries like Denmark or Austria have fallen out of the game. This is not only unfair it’s a scandal.
In the Grand Final it’s not that obvious, but still remarkable that the public of France, Portugal, Romania and the Czech Republic gave 12 points to Moldova (manipulated lines?). But the juries of Russia and Bulgaria gave 12 points and Greece 10 points, while the majority placed Moldova between place 18-25, the average place would be 18 and not taking the red marked countries into consideration it would even be place 20:
Also the juries of Azerbaijan and San Marino tending to give high votes for Moldova, while for Romania it’s normal to prefer Moldovan songs, as it’s a neighbour country and they support each other.
This should be investigated by the EBU reference group and the scrutineers, why could this happen? To avoid such tendencies algorithms can be inserted and the jury members must agree on anti-bribery regulations like in every company nowadays.
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