All EOS blogs All Spain blogs  Start your own blog Start your own blog 

Live News From Spain As It Happens

Keep up to date with all the latest news from Spain as it happens. The blog will be updated constantly throughout the day bringing you all the latest stories as they break.

'Nul points' from Belarus due to Eurovision computer error
24 May 2019 @ 12:44

SIX points given to Spain's Eurovision Song Contest entry performed by Miki (pictured) by the former Soviet State of Belarus have been cancelled thanks to an IT error, leaving the country with a total of 54 from Saturday's show instead of 60.

According to the European Radio Broadcasting Union (UER), points from each country are given jointly by public votes and a panel of independent judges, none of which is able to vote for its own national entry.

Anecdotal evidence from each year's contest seems to point to most countries giving their neighbouring nations the most points, ranging from one to 12.

But the judges' panel in Belarus was fired just before the Eurovision was televised, as it revealed which countries were getting its votes and for how many points before these were broadcast live on the programme.

Although the public vote total has not changed, 'human error' meant the recalculation of what should have been the judges' points was upside-down.

The unusual situation of the judges' having been sacked just before the live screening meant the UER opted to take the average scores from countries bordering Belarus to calculate what the now-invalid votes ought to be.

But the system recorded these average scores backwards.

Whilst Israel was the country scoring the lowest points from the panels of judges in Belarus' nearest nations, the computer on the night gave it 12 – and Malta was the one attracting the most points from these regions, but was erroneously given the lowest score.

Spain's six points were granted in error, and when the system issue was corrected, turned out to have been awarded none at all.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



Like 0




0 Comments


Only registered users can comment on this blog post. Please Sign In or Register now.




 

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse you are agreeing to our use of cookies. More information here. x