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Chanelazo at Eurovision: Ukraine wins and Spain is third
The vote of
the Romanian jury
in favor of Moldova was "replaced" on Saturday at Eurovision by a "substitute calculated in a non-transparent manner", Romanian state television TVR has denounced.
"We were unpleasantly surprised to see that
the vote was not taken into account
in the final ranking, as the organizers awarded another series of scores to the final contestants," TVR said in a statement.
"We specify that the Romanian jury decided to attribute the maximum mark to the
representatives of Moldova
", he detailed.
On Saturday, the country's 12 points went to Ukraine, which won the tournament, instead of Moldova.
Romania has also regretted that "the rules have been modified during the contest", since
its presenter was not "authorized"
to intervene live like most other states to communicate the vote of the jury of her country.
In Eurovision, the juries of each country award points to the various countries and
the spectators vote by telephone
Early Sunday morning, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), organizer of Eurovision, noted "certain
patterns identified in the results of six countries" in the second semi-final and the final.
But he did not specify which States were involved or whether these irregularities could affect the
"The EBU takes any alleged attempt to manipulate the
Eurovision Song Contest
vote very seriously ," she said.
In addition to not being able to vote, Romania also saw how the presenter of the festival in the country,
, could not intervene live to communicate the vote of the Romanian jury.
A video that has gone viral in
shows Marcus in disbelief as he prepared to go live as the gala host said the connection
could not be established for technical reasons.
"What? I don't believe it, I don't believe it!" Marcus says in the video with an expression of frustration and disbelief.
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