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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.

voting system

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

irregular voting

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

final classification.

"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,

Eda Marcus

, 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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