EBU admits Eurovision vote screw up


The EBU has admitted they used an incorrect jury result for the 2019 song contest, causing scoreboard changes.

The correction confirms North Macedonia topped the jury vote, but moves Sweden up to fifth place and Norway (who scored most with televoters) down to sixth. San Marino’s best ever result moves to nineteenth instead of twentieth place. Germany slips to the second to last position. The UK loses five of its points.

An aggregate vote was used when the Belarusian jury was dismissed for revealing how they voted. The bottom ten of the Belarusian aggregated result, rather than the top ten was read out on Saturday evening.

A statement referred to ‘standard review practices’ and ‘human error’, adding: ‘The EBU and its partners digame and Ernst & Young deeply regret that this error was not identified earlier and will review the processes and controls in place to prevent this from happening again.’

Here is the revised result:

02AlbaniaJonida Maliqi"Ktheju tokës"90
03Czech RepublicLake Malawi"Friend of a Friend"157
05RussiaSergey Lazarev"Scream"370
06DenmarkLeonora"Love Is Forever"120
07San MarinoSerhat"Say Na Na Na"77
08North MacedoniaTamara Todevska"Proud"305
09SwedenJohn Lundvik"Too Late for Love"334
10SloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper Šantl"Sebi"105
12NetherlandsDuncan Laurence"Arcade"498
13GreeceKaterine Duska"Better Love"74
14IsraelKobi Marimi"Home"35
15NorwayKEiiNO"Spirit in the Sky"331
16United KingdomMichael Rice"Bigger than Us"11
17IcelandHatari"Hatrið mun sigra"232
18EstoniaVictor Crone"Storm"76
19BelarusZENA"Like It"31
21FranceBilal Hassani"Roi"105
23SerbiaNevena Božović"Kruna" (Круна)89
24SwitzerlandLuca Hänni"She Got Me"364
25AustraliaKate Miller-Heidke"Zero Gravity"284
26SpainMiki"La Venda"54