The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was hit by a voting scandal, when two countries’ votes were discounted.
The Daily Mirror reported that Montengro and Macedonia’s voting results have been disqualified after it was discovered the two countries used votes from the televoting to account for 100% of the country’s votes, rather than 50% with 50% coming from a jury, as is required.
The Eurovision Song Contest press office released the information in a statement after Sweden’s victory was confirmed.
The statement reads: “The jury results of FYR Macedonia and Montenegro for the grand final have been excluded after consultation of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the contest’s independent voting observer, and upon the decision of the executive supervisor and the chairman of the reference group.
“In both countries, televoting applied for 100%. The exclusion of two juries will be further discussed in the next reference group meeting in June.”
The results will not affect Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.