Belarusian jury: New points announced, North Macedonia becomes Jury winner.

Following the news that The Belarusian Jury was dismissed, The EBU has now revealed that the Belarusian result was incorrect. This means that many countries positions have now changed, including North Macedonia who have now became the Jury winner.

The EBU has made the following statement:

“The Belarusian jury was dismissed following the reveal of their votes from the first Semi-Final which is contrary to the rules of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The EBU statement continues:

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.”

In order to comply with the Contest’s voting regulations, the EBU worked with its voting partner Digame to create an aggregated result (This was calculated based on the results of other countries with similar voting records). The result was approved by voting monitor Ernst & Young, to determine the Belarusian jury votes for the Grand Final.

The EBU can now confirm however that following a review it’s now been discovered that due to a human error an incorrect aggregated result was used.

Although the Top 3 remain the same, this now means that a number of countries have changed positions including:

Countries going up:

5. Sweden (334 points) (Previously 6th with 332 points)

7. North Macedonia (305 points) (Previously 8th with 295 points)

14. Malta (107 points) (Previously 16th with 95 points)

17. Albania (90 points) (Previously 18th, Points unchanged)

19. San Marino (77 points) (Previously 20th with 81 points)

24. Belarus (31 points) (Previously 25th, Points unchanged)

Countries going down:

6. Norway (331 points) (Previously 5th with 338 points)

8. Azerbaijan (302 points) (Previously 7th with 297 points)

15. Slovenia (105 points) (Previously 13th with 105 points)

18. Serbia (89 points) (Previously 17th with 92 points)

20. Estonia (76 points) (Previously 19th with 86 points)

25. Germany (24 points) (Previously 24th, 32 points)

The new result is as follows:

1. Netherlands (498 points) (Previously 492 points)

2. Italy (472 points) (Previously 465 points)

3. Russia (370 points) (Previously 369 points)

4. Switzerland (364 points) (Previously 360 points)

5. Sweden (334 points) (Previously 6th with 332 points)

6. Norway (331 points) (Previously 5th with 338 points)

7. North Macedonia (305 points) (Previously 8th with 295 points)

8. Azerbaijan (302 points) (Previously 7th with 297 points)

9. Australia (284 points) (Previously 285 points)

10. Iceland (232 points) (Previously 234 points)

11. Czech Republic (157 points) (Unchanged)

12. Denmark (120 points) (Unchanged)

13. Cyprus (109 points) (Previously 15th with 101 points)

14. Malta (107 points) (Previously 16th with 95 points)

15. Slovenia (105 points) (Previously 13th with 105 points)

16.France (105 points) (Unchanged)

17. Albania (90 points) (Previously 18th, Points unchanged)

18. Serbia (89 points) (Previously 17th with 92 points)

19. San Marino (77 points) (Previously 20th with 81 points)

20. Estonia (76 points) (Previously 19th with 86 points)

21. Greece (74 points) (Previously 71 points)

22. Spain (54 points) (Previously 60 points)

23. Israel (35 points) (Previously 47 points)

24. Belarus (31 points) (Previously 25th, Points unchanged)

25. Germany (24 points) (Previously 24th, 32 points)

26. United Kingdom (11 points) (Previously 16 Points)

This also means that North Macedonia has won The jury vote, rather than Sweden. The Televote winner is still Norway. The new jury and Public vote are now as follows:

PlaceTelevotingPointsJuryPoints
1 Norway291 North Macedonia247
2 Netherlands261 Sweden241
3 Italy253 Netherlands237
4 Russia244 Italy219
5  Switzerland212 Azerbaijan202
6 Iceland186 Australia153
7 Australia131  Switzerland152
8 Azerbaijan100 Czech Republic150
9 Sweden93 Russia124
10 San Marino65 Malta87
11 Slovenia59 Cyprus77
12 North Macedonia58 Denmark69
13 Serbia54 France67
14 Spain53 Greece50
15 Denmark51 Iceland46
16 Estonia48 Slovenia46
17 Albania47 Albania43
18 France38 Norway40
19 Israel35 Serbia35
20 Cyprus32 Estonia28
21 Greece24 Germany24
22 Malta20 Belarus18
23 Belarus13 San Marino12
24 Czech Republic7 United Kingdom8
25 United Kingdom3 Spain1
26 Germany0 Israel0

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