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Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Danish jury of “Eurovision” by mistake awarded Jamal the highest score

The Danish jury when voting for the music competition “Eurovision 2016” by mistake was awarded the Ukrainian singer Jamal points intended for Australia. However, the final result of this blunder was not affected.

Photo: evrovision.tv/Anotes Putting (EBU)

The Chairman of the professional jury of Denmark Hilda Haigh said that if the vote in Stockholm on the eve confused the Ukraine and Australia, wrongly awarding the singer Jamal the maximum 12 points, reports the portal Eurovisionworld.com.

In fact the highest score was meant for the Australian singer Demi Them, and the Ukrainian party was not going to allocate any points. “This is my biggest mistake, and I honestly admit,” said Chairman of the Danish jury.

According to hake, she misunderstood how the judge should evaluate the performances of the contestants, but realized my mistake only on Sunday morning.

Thus, taking into account the errors of the Danish jury the difference between the first and second place in the competition – the Ukraine and Australia – was to be only nine points. However, the final result is not affected.

This year participants of “Eurovision” were assessed under the new rules. First voiced assessment of the professional jury from each participating country, and after that, they summarized the results of audience voting from each of the countries.

In the end the victory was won by Ukrainian singer Jamala with a song “1944,” tells the story of the deportation of Crimean Tatars. Second place at the Australian of Korean origin DAMI Im. Russian party Sergey Lazarev took third place, thus winning the viewers ‘ vote.

In 2017, the song contest will take Ukraine. On the eve of the Verkhovna Rada Deputy Anton Gerashchenko warned that “Eurovision” will not be able to get those Russian artists who have open support “Russian aggression against Ukraine”. Commenting on the statement of Gerashchenko on the “filtering” of Russians, Sergey Lazarev reminded that art traditionally stays out of politics.

Read the material: a Grand paradox of Eurovision: why won Jamal

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