Eurovision 2022 had it all.
Rama, competition and the fairy tale ending for Ukraine as they won a large chunk of the public vote to win the competition with ease.
Eurovision ’22 was not without controversy, with voting irregularities prompting organizers to issue a statement while the votes were being tallied on Saturday night.
The European Broadcasting Union said an analysis of jury voting revealed “certain irregular voting patterns” in six countries during Thursday’s second semi-final, which featured Brooke Scullion of Ireland.
“An analysis of jury voting by the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) pan-European voting partner following the second dress rehearsal of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 identified certain irregular voting patterns in the results of six countries.”
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“In order to comply with the competition’s voting instructions, the EBU has worked with its voting partner to calculate an aggregate substitute score for each country concerned for both the second semi-final and the grand final (calculated based on the scores of other countries with similar voting protocols) .”
The EBU said it takes “alleged attempts to rig voting at the Eurovision Song Contest extremely seriously” and has the right to remove such votes in accordance with official voting instructions.
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Despite all the controversy, the expected result prevailed and Ukraine were crowned champions, with their winners declaring that they are “back on the front lines on Monday”.
Who Ireland voted for
As always, Eurovision has released each nation’s results to allow for analysis. It is no surprise that Ireland gave Ukraine (12) the most public votes, followed by Poland (10), Lithuania (8), Moldova (7) and the UK (6). Then Spain (5), Norway (4), Sweden (3), Romania (2) and Serbia (1) ended Ireland’s public preferences.
The Irish jury voting panel gave Ukraine just three points, with Spain topping the poll, followed by Sweden, Britain and the Czech Republic.
Ukraine won 94 percent of all possible public votes they could have garnered, landing a whopping 439 points out of a maximum of 468. In comparison, they landed just 41 percent of the jury’s votes.
Who voted for Ireland?
Brooke Scullion put on an energetic and upbeat performance in Thursday’s semifinals, but failed to garner the required number of votes to advance to the finals. Indeed, of Thursday’s 18 semi-finalists, Ireland finished 15th by just 47 votes, although many felt it was Ireland’s best entry in years and deserved a place in the final.
Our nearest neighbors Britain were the friendliest to Ireland’s entry, giving That’s Rich the maximum score of 12 in the public vote, while Australia awarded eight points and Spain seven. Israel and Malta gave Ireland three points each, while Belgium and the Czech Republic gave one point each.
The juries were less friendly to Ireland, where only four countries awarded points, with Australia being the most generous with six. The Estonian jury gave Ireland four points, while Belgium and Cyprus again gave one point each.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/eurovision-2022-how-ireland-voted-who-voted-for-brooke-and-voting-irregularities-investigated-41651396.html Eurovision 2022: How Ireland voted, who voted for Brooke and investigate electoral irregularities