The Eurovision victory has been blamed for the game of the judges. Karija’s second place has drawn much criticism internationally, and even calls for the runners to be dropped from the competition altogether.
The National Eurovision Board and the scores they award have been the hottest topic of conversation in recent times. Finland narrowly lost the Eurovision Song Contest, while Sweden won due to scores awarded by professional judges.
Following the final, Vis fans have accused the referee of tactics, and Norwegian Dagbladet reported on Sunday that it has also been alleged that Sweden’s victory was a “fixed deal”.
Dagbladet reported that a conspiracy theory is being spread in social media discussions, according to which they want to hold the contest in Sweden next year, as it will be 50 years since the legendary Abba won the contest.
Next year will mark 50 years of Abba’s five piece victory. There were better players from Sweden in the final, commented on Twitter.
Viyusut will be held in Sweden in the same year to mark the 50th anniversary of Abba’s victory. does it hurt? Wrote in the comments.
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The Daily Mail has also reported allegations relating to jury votes.
Sweden wanted to win, so that the visa could be organized in Sweden in Abba’s jubilee year, social media alleges.
Visut will be held in Sweden in the same year as the 50th anniversary of Abba’s victory. does it hurt?
The discussion about the marks awarded by the jury has become so heated that now fans of Vius have taken the initiative to remove the national professional jury.
– We think it’s best for the contest and the participants to leave it to the jury. It is said in the address that it gives power to the people and the votes of the people decide the race.
The address pointed out that the jury’s actions had long aroused suspicion, and the cognizance closing held on Saturday again put the case on hold.
At the time of writing, the address now has over 6,000 signatures.
Watch the video below for Karija’s thoughts on Lauren’s talent show win and the audience vote:
It is not the first time that Eurovision voting has sparked debate. Among other things, the full marks that neighboring countries give each other has been a point of discussion over the years.
Some have asked whether it is possible to lobby judges?
Last year, Eurovision was caught in the middle of a voting scandal when it was revealed that the national boards of six countries agreed in advance to give top scores to each other.
The EBU, which is responsible for organizing the Eurovision Song Contest, published a press release at the time, saying that “ambiguities” had been found in the scores submitted by the six countries.
Visa fraud countries include Azerbaijan, San Marino, Poland, Georgia, Romania and Montenegro.
Based on the Eurovision voting guidelines, the EBU calculated a substitute aggregate result for each country concerned for both the second semi-final and Saturday’s final. The replacement score was calculated based on results from other countries with similar results.
Last year, the Kalash Orchestra of Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest with their song Stefania.
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In 2009, the BBC reported that a number of Azerbaijanis who voted for Armenia in Eurovision were questioned by Azerbaijani police. A visa fan who voted for Armenia told the BBC at the time that he suspected a security threat because he voted in a visa for a country that is in conflict with Azerbaijan.
In Eurovision scoring, the national juries first award their scores to the finalists, after which each country’s audience votes are added to each artist’s score pot.
In accordance with the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest, a national jury composed of music industry professionals evaluates the finalists on the basis of, among other things, performance, song and stage show. For example, this year the jury made Lorraine Tattoo their favorite and awarded 340 points to Sweden. Karija, who came second, got 150 points from the jury.
The professional councils of Norway and Sweden gave Finland a full 12 points.
Dissatisfaction with the result of the victory was visible on the social media channels of the Eurovision Song Contest. The update to Farmer’s congratulations for Lauren was heavily criticized.
– The song was good, but Finland is the clear winner in people’s opinion, comments on Eurovision’s Facebook.
– Justice for Finland! The real winner is Sumen Karija, he writes on Instagram.
Europe chose Karija as the winner. Sweden only received the majority of the jury votes. Without him, Finland would have won, expressed one commentator.
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