Due to the issues with the Belarusian jury, the final scoreboard has been changed. The Netherlands is still the winner, but other countries find themselves getting a better or worse result due to this.
As the jury in Belarus was thrown out as they revealed their points ahead of time, a calculated result was set in place. This was to be calculated based on how the other countries in their pot voted, but unfortunately, an error happened and this calculated result was put upside down. This error has now been fixed. While it is good that it is being fixed, such a mistake must just not happen from EBU’s side.
It has furthermore happened in several juries this year that some members had their points in the wrong order too, and these would have affected the result too, but are not a part of this corrected result. This is only the part EBU is responsible for that has been fixed.
“The EBU can confirm, following standard review practices, we have discovered that due to a human error an incorrect aggregated result was used. This had no impact on the calculation of points derived from televoting across the 41 participating countries and the overall winner and Top 4 songs of the Contest remain unchanged.
To respect both the artists and EBU Members which took part, we wish to correct the final results in accordance with the rules. The correct jury points have now been added to the scoreboard and the revised totals for each participating broadcaster, and their country, have been published on eurovision.tv.
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.”
The new result moves around quite a bit:
- Netherlands (498 points) – previously they had 492 points
- Italy (472 points) – previously they had 465 points
- Russia (370 points) – no change
- Switzerland (364 points) – previously had 360 points
- Sweden (334 points) – previously had 332 points in 6th place
- Norway (331 points) – previously had 338 points in 5th place
- North Macedonia (305 points) – previously 295 points in 8th place
- Azerbaijan (302 points) – previously had 297 points in 7th place
- Australia (284 points) – previously had 285 points
- Iceland (232 points) – previously had 235 points
- Czech Republic (157 points) – no change
- Denmark (120 points) – no change
- Cyprus (109 points) – previously had 101 points in 15th place
- Malta (107 points) – previously had 95 points in 16th place
- Slovenia (105 points) – previously had 105 in 13th place
- France (105 points) – previously had 105 points in 14th place
- Albania (90 points) – previously had 90 points in 18th place
- Serbia (89 points) – previously had 92 points in 17th place
- San Marino (77 points) – previously had 81 points in 20th place
- Estonia (76 points) – previously had 86 points in 19th place
- Greece (74 points) – previously had 71 points
- Spain (54 points) – previously had 60 points at 22nd place
- Israel (35 points) – previously had 47 points
- Belarus (31 points) – previously had 31 points in 25th position
- Germany (24 points) – previously had 32 points in 24th position
- United Kingdom (11 points) – previously had 16 points
Furthermore, North Macedonia now wins the jury vote taking over from Sweden. Norway is still the winner of the televote.