GPB releases another statement regarding national jury votes at ESC 2022
GPB releases another statement regarding national jury votes at ESC 2022

Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) Monday released another statement regarding the national jury votes at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

It is noteworthy that the national jury makes its assessment not during the Grand Final, but at the second dress rehearsal of the second semi-final.

Georgian jury votes are sent to the ESC organizers in line with the the official voting instructions, after being notary-certified. Points are announced during the Grand Final. Georgian public broadcaster met all the conditions, sent an official document, and received the European Broadcasting Union’s approval that there were no shortcomings.

At the Eurovision Song Contest, the Georgian national jury awarded maximum score, 12 points to Ukraine. However, it turned out as if Georgia awarded 12 points to the United Kingdom. The Georgian delegation being there protested the fact with the organizer, i.e. European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which is studying the case, while the GPB is awaiting the results. Several countries also face the same issue regarding the jury votes, being probed by the EBU.

Georgian Public Broadcaster clarifies that the Georgian side had no interest in manipulating the voting. Sadly, the Georgian contender could not make it to the Grand Final. It was of fundamental importance to the national jury that 12 points be given to a worthy contestant – in this case, Ukraine, winning a convincing victory.

Georgian Public Broadcaster remains in active communication with the European Broadcasting Union regarding the current situation and hopes that the probing upshots will be announced shortly. The GPB will immediately inform the public of the results.

The EBU earlier released a statement explaining that in the analysis of jury voting by the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) pan-European voting partner after the Second Dress Rehearsal, certain irregular voting patterns were identified in the results of six countries.

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