Eurovision 2022: voting irregularities found with six countries jury votes

May 16, 2022



The EBU have confirmed that they have found voting irregularities in six countries jury vote in Eurovision 2022.

“In the analysis of jury voting by the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) pan-European voting partner after the Second Dress Rehearsal of the Second Semi-Final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, certain irregular voting patterns were identified in the results of six countries.”

A total of six countries were found to have irregularities with their jury votes in the semi finals and grand final of Eurovision 2022, and thus, their votes were essentially nul and void, and were replaced with an aggregated result for each country. The EBU states that this was acknowledged by the Independent Voting Monitor.

“In order to comply with the Contest’s Voting Instructions, the EBU worked with its voting partner to calculate a substitute aggregated result for each country concerned for both the Second-Semi Final and the Grand Final (calculated based on the results of other countries with similar voting records).”

“The EBU takes any suspected attempts to manipulate the voting at the Eurovision Song Contest extremely seriously and has the right to remove such votes in accordance with the Official Voting Instructions, irrespective of whether or not such votes are likely to influence the results and/or outcome of the voting.”

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