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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Stotsky with the scandal was expelled from the jury of “Eurovision”


Russian singer Anastasia Stotskaya was expelled from the Russian jury of the international contest “Eurovision 2016”. The occasion was broadcast on the Internet the rehearsal of the first semi-final, which was conducted by Stotsky. The organizers considered this a violation of the rules of secrecy of voting, as Stotsky and even commented on the speech of representatives of the Netherlands and Armenia. The scandal broke big, which could impact on the Russian party Sergey Lazarev, but so far have suffered only Stocki.


photo: Lily Sherlovskaja

In fact, the option of disqualification Stotsky with Eurovision as a member of the Russian jury suggested during the negotiations with the organizers of the contest, Russian broadcaster RTR. Apparently this decision was a compromise to not hurt someone else, including Russia party Sergey Lazarev who should speak in the first semifinal.

The singer, as reported by RIA “Novosti” learned of the decision stated that he is very worried about Lazarev, as it could disqualify and was glad that the punishment touched only her.

Now the voice Stotsky will not be taken into account when calculating results. But Lazarev is not affected. Well, Russia will be able to may 14, when there will be a final competition to select a new jury member. Yet it remains the composer Gennady Gladkov, TV presenters Linden and Oskar Kuchera and musician Denis Maidanov.

The decision of the organizers of “Eurovision” to dismiss Stotsky appeared on Twitter of the organization.

Statement on Russian Jury video @Eurovision now available here https://t.co/GpOtCwLn6B #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/xmWzUCMstd

— EBU (@EBU_HQ) 10 may 2016

Earlier, the “MK” reported that as a member of the Russian jury, Stotsky held a video of a rehearsal of the first semifinal Internet service Periscope. Stotsky, of course, didn’t mean to do anything bad, but the horror lay in the fact that in the live-stream and got the discussion process members of the jury rooms of the contestants and even the picture of secret ballots. Of course, this was seen as a flagrant violation of the rules of the European broadcasting Union.

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