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RTVSLO request concrete answers from EBU about various incidents surrounding Eurovision 2024

May 17, 2024


RTVSLO request answers from EBU in regards to various incidents that took place at Eurovision 2024, among other things.

The Slovenian broadcaster has called on the EBU to provide them with concrete answers in regards to the various incidents that occured during Eurovision 2024, as well as detailed data on the Slovenian televote this year.

The broadcaster says that after what has been a very polemic Eurovision week, they are requesting some concrete answers to the most pressing questions from those responsible at the EBU. At the same time, they would also like for these questions to stimulate a wider discussion about the future and development of Eurovision.

The main points that RTSVLO have raised with the EBU is Slovenia’s televote data, requesting exact data on how the Slovenian public voted at this years contest; the exclusion of Joost Klein and The Netherlands; the use of anti-booing technology; the ban on EU flags in the arena; the possible influence on the sponsor of the contest; the purpose of the rest of the world vote and how to create a more democratic decision making system.

“Television Slovenia is therefore asking the EBU for data on the voting of the Slovenian audience, not just the number of votes, but exact data on how the Slovenian audience voted. The total result raises some doubts, especially the large number of ‘new’ online voters, which have not been there before.

Television Slovenia, among other things, requests more precise explanations from the EBU regarding the exclusion of the Netherlands; reports by some media that technical means were used to replace the actual sound image of what was happening in the hall; on banning the EU flag; about the possible influence of the sponsor on the content of the event…

Television Slovenia calls on the authorities at the EBU to discuss the introduction of the “Rest of the World” vote. What is its meaning and why should citizens of countries that do not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest have an influence on the outcome of the contest?

Last but not least, Televizija Slovenija also calls for reflection on ways to more effectively include the opinion of EBU members in the planning of the selection and when making key decisions or how to establish a more democratic decision-making system.”

Since Eurovision 2024 came to end just under one week ago, various broadcasters, delegation members and artists themselves have come forward with questions for the EBU surrounding various things that happened during Eurovision 2024, as well as making statements on various topics. RTVSLO is now the latest broadcaster to speak up on the events surrounding this years contest.

This year, Slovenia was represented by Raiven and her song “Veronika”. She secured Slovenia a second consequtive qualification. After finishing in 9th place in semi final one, she went on to finish in 23rd place with 27 points.

What are your thoughts on RTVSLO’s questions for the EBU? Do you think the Slovenian broadcaster will get answers to their questions and queries? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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