World|art & entertainment|May 23, 2019 / 04:11 PM
Eurovision admit screwing up 2019 song contest results forcing leader board changes

AKIPRESS.COM - Eurovision has revealed they used incorrect jury results for the 2019 song contest, causing a change in the leaderboard that sees the UK lose five additional points, Metro reports.

The correction sees Sweden move up to fifth place and Norway down to sixth, while Germany move to the second to last position.

The Eurovision Broadcast Union confirmed the new results in a statement which revealed that ‘due to a human error an incorrect aggregated result was used’.

They added that ‘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.’

In their statement, they added 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’.

The top four positions have not changed, with the Netherlands holding on to their winning spot.

The 25-year-old, who was the firm favourite to win for months, finished with 492 points after a gripping finale to the song contest, which saw him win in the final seconds.


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