16 May 2022, 11:16
Azerbaijan and Georgia accused Eurovision organizers of replacing marks
Representatives of Azerbaijan and Georgia have stated that the organizers of the Eurovision song contest had changed the marks of their jury when vote tabulation.
According to their version, they gave the highest score to Ukraine, but the organizers of the "Eurovision-2022" gave 12 points from Tbilisi and Baku to Great Britain, and six points to Ukraine, the "News-Georgia" has reported.
As claimed by the "1news.az", the contest organizers referred to some technical problems with the live broadcast of the Azerbaijani jury; as a result of which incorrect scores were announced. In its turn, Azerbaijan has stated that there were no problems.
During the Eurovision contest, the participants of all the three countries of Southern Caucasus – Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan – tried, in their performances, to imitate European participants, which was a minus, the author of the blog on the "Caucasian Knot" entitled "Wind from Apsheron" believes.
By the results of the final round of the "Eurovision-2022", the performer from Azerbaijan, Nadir Rustamli, took the 16th place; Rosa Lynn from Armenia – the 20th, and the Georgian rock band Circus Mircus failed to qualify for the final round. The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra has won the contest. Russia does not participate therein by the decision of the European Broadcasting Union.
In 2021, the victory at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest held in Paris went to Malena, the performer from Armenia.
This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 16, 2022 at 07:47 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.
Source: Caucasian Knot