Montenegro and Macedonia’s Votes Disqualified

knezIt has been announced that the votes from both Montenegro and Macedonia have been disqualified after a voting irregularity from both countries in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. It has been revealed that both nations used a 100% televote to decide the results they awarded in Saturday’s show. This is strictly against the rules of the contest which says that the results must be made up of 50% vote from an expert jury and 50% from televote.

The disqualification will not alter the overall result as Sweden would still have won regardless, however in a statement to the press the EBU has said that it is something that they will have to further investigate:

“The jury results of FYR Macedonia and Montenegro for the grand final have been excluded after consultation of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the contest’s independent voting observer, and upon the decision of the executive supervisor and the chairman of the reference group. In both countries, televoting applied for 100%. The exclusion of two juries will be further discussed in the next reference group meeting in June.”

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