(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 16. Things happened
during the final stage of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 and
decisions made after that were met with regret by Public Television
and Radio Broadcasting Company of Azerbaijan (ITV), the company's
press service told Trend .
'We declare that we have sent the names of countries for which
the Azerbaijani jury voted to organizers of the competition.
According to this list, Ukraine received 12 points. In response,
the organizers of the competition asked representatives of ITV to
announce other results after the end of the final show without
substantiating this in any way. We categorically denied this
request,” ITV said.
“An official letter was immediately sent to organizers with a
request that we would voice votes of our jury on the air, not the
results received from them, and make this situation public.
Only after that, we were informed that during the semi-final,
which took place on May 12, some 'strangeness' was found in the
votes of six countries, including Azerbaijan.
“We were not informed of this 'strangeness' from May 21 until
the end of final on May 14, and no 'evidence' has yet been
provided, ITV said.
“Despite the fact that the representative of ITV was ready to
announce the results of the voting of the Azerbaijani jury during
the broadcast, organizers of the competition did not contact the
studio in Baku and announced their results on our behalf. They
linked inability to contact the studio in Baku because of technical
problems,” the company noted.
“However, we didn't have any technical issues with announcing
the votes live. We emphasize once again that we did not give
organizers any right to announce voting results on behalf of ITV,”
the company added.
“We are waiting for an official answer to this question and plan
to take certain steps depending on it. We hope that the situation
that has arisen will soon be resolved fairly,' ITV's statement
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