It 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.
Have you ever wondered how the Eurovision voting system works? The EBU have released a new video to clarify the voting procedures for fans. In it, it explains how the public televote accounts for 50% of the overall vote for each country. This is merged together with the other 50% made up of votes from the national juries comprised of 5 musical professionals and often former Eurovision contestants. The jury’s votes are overseen by a notary.