Eurovision confess to scandalous voting blunder – and leaderboard has changed
Eurovision 2019 bosses have confessed to making a scandalous voting blunder which has changed the leaderboard.
The Eurovision Broadcast Union have released a statement clarifying that "human error" caused a massive mistake with the jury results from last weekend's competition.
The Belarusian jury was dismissed after their votes from the first semi-final of the singing contest were revealed, which is against the rules.
For the grand final, the EBU created an aggregated result "based on the results of other countries with similar voting records".
This was approved by voting monitor Ernst & Young, but an "incorrect aggregated result" was used.
The top four remain unchanged, with Netherlands still winning the competition with Duncan Laurence and his song Arcade 25.
However, the result has got even more embarrassing for the UK and Michael Rice.
The UK, who finished in last place, have dropped five points and now sit on just 11.
Norway have fallen to sixth and have swapped places with neighbours Sweden, while North Macedonia have come top of the jury voting after gainging an extra 10 points.
In a statement on the results of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU said: "The EBU can confirm, following standard review practices, we have discovered 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.
"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."
The correct results in full:
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