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The organization of the song contest should intervene after trying to manipulate the votes in the semi-finals in which Belgium participated

The organization of the song contest should intervene after trying to manipulate the votes in the semi-finals in which Belgium participated

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And broadcaster EBU, the organizer of the Eurovision Song Contest, issued a startling press release during the evening: “Irregular voting patterns have been discovered in the results of six countries in the second semi-final.” Our country will eventually finish eighth in the semi-finals.

In an analysis of jury votes by the pan-European voting partner of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) after the second rehearsal for the second semi-finals of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, some irregular voting patterns were identified in the results of six countries. Press release.

“In order to comply with the competition’s voting instructions, the EBU, together with its voting partner, has calculated an alternative aggregate score for each respective country for both the second semi-finals and grand finals, computed on the basis of the results of other countries with similar votes. on this process by an independent audio monitor,” he continues.

“The European Broadcasting Union takes all suspected attempts to manipulate voting in the Eurovision Song Contest seriously and reserves the right to remove such votes in accordance with official voting instructions, regardless of whether such votes are likely to affect the results and/or outcome.”

Belgium is eighth in the semi-finals

Belgium’s Jeremy MacKizzi reached eighth place in the semi-finals with his song “Miss You”. This is evident from the results announced after the final.

Makissi played in the second semi-final on Thursday, which Sweden won by a wide margin, ahead of Australia and Serbia. He collected a total of 151 points, of which 105 were from the jury and 46 from the audience, and she placed eighth. The top ten advances from each semi-final.

In the final, Makizzi took 19th place out of 25. After the results of the professional jury, he was 13th, but he hardly got any points from the audience.

Ukraine, who won the final on Saturday with the entry of the Kalush orchestra and the song “Stefania”, scored the best goals in Tuesday’s first semi-final. Dutch singer S10 followed her in second place with “De Diepte”.

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