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TEL AVIV 2019

Error in the results of Eurovision 2019: EBU corrects the Grand Final scoreboard

Voting partner Digame and Ernst & Young messed it up with Belarus' jury votes: New place for 14 countries. North Macedonia wins jury instead of Sweden. Israel nul points from juries. See the corrected results here

As previously reported, the Belarusian jury was dismissed after revealing the votes from the first semifinal before crowning the Eurovision Song Contest winner.

In order to comply with Eurovision's voting regulations, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) worked with the voting partner Digame in order to create a substitute aggregated result. This is calculated based on the results of other countries with similar voting records and was approved by voting monitor Ernst & Young, to determine the Belarusian jury votes for the Grand Final.

The European Broadcasting Union can confirm, that due to a human error an incorrect aggregated result was used. This had no impact on the calculation of points derived from televoting across the 41 participating countries and the overall winner and Top 4 songs of the Contest remain unchanged.

The EBU and its partners digame and Ernst & Young stated that they deeply regret that this error was not identified earlier and will review the processes and controls in place to prevent this from happening again.

Correct results of Eurovision 2019

The correct jury votes have now been added to the scoreboard and the revised results for the Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are as follow:

PlaceCountrySong / ArtistPointsTeleJuryRunning
1Netherlands iconNetherlandsArcade
Duncan Laurence
49826123712
2Italy iconItalySoldi
Mahmood
47225321922
3Russia iconRussiaScream
Sergey Lazarev
3702441265
4Switzerland iconSwitzerlandShe Got Me
Luca Hänni
36421215224
5 1Sweden iconSwedenToo Late for Love
John Lundvik
334932419
6 1Norway iconNorwaySpirit in the Sky
KEiiNO
3312914015
7 1North Macedonia iconNorth MacedoniaProud
Tamara Todevska
305582478
8 1Azerbaijan iconAzerbaijanTruth
Chingiz
30210020220
9Australia iconAustraliaZero Gravity
Kate Miller-Heidke
28413115325
10Iceland iconIcelandHatrið mun sigra
Hatari
2321864617
11Czech Republic iconCzech RepublicFriend of a Friend
Lake Malawi
15771503
12Denmark iconDenmarkLove Is Forever
Leonora
12051696
13 2Cyprus iconCyprusReplay
Tamta
109327711
14 2Malta iconMaltaChameleon
Michela Pace
10720871
15 2Slovenia iconSloveniaSebi
Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl
105594610
16 2France iconFranceRoi
Bilal Hassani
105386721
17 1Albania iconAlbaniaKtheju Tokës
Jonida Maliqi
9047432
18 1Serbia iconSerbiaKruna
Nevena Božović
89543523
19 1San Marino iconSan MarinoSay Na Na Na
Serhat
7765127
20 1Estonia iconEstoniaStorm
Victor Crone
76482818
21Greece iconGreeceBetter Love
Katerine Duska
74245013
22Spain iconSpainLa Venda
Miki
5453126
23Israel iconIsraelHome
Kobi Marimi
3535014
24 1Belarus iconBelarusLike It
Zena
31131819
25 1Germany iconGermanySister
S!sters
240244
26United Kingdom iconUnited KingdomBigger Than Us
Michael Rice
113816

Better results after correction:

  • Sweden (from 6th to 5th place)
  • North Macedonia (from 8th to 7th place)
  • Cyprus (from 15th to 13th place)
  • Malta (from 16th to 14th place)
  • Albania (from 18th to 17th place)
  • San Marino (from 20th to 19th place)
  • Belarus (from 25th to 24th place)

Worse results after correction:

  • Norway (from 5th to 6th place)
  • Azerbaijan (from 7th to 8th place)
  • Slovenia (from 13th to 15th place)
  • France (from 14th to 16th place)
  • Serbia (from 17th to 18th place)
  • Estonia (from 19th to 20th place)
  • Germany (from 24th to 25th place)
Tel Aviv 2019: Grand Final Results
Initial scoreboard with error (Photo: EBU)
Source: EBU

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year while his all time favorite entry is the 2016 Italian entry "Nessun grado di separazione".



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