Already in the semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest, hacker attacks led to irregularities in the jury's vote. The Italian police were able to prevent further attacks during the final. Specialists suspect a Russian hacker group.
The organizers are also investigating indications of possible manipulation in the second semi-final. Irregularities in the jury vote were found in six countries, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said during the night. Country names were initially not mentioned. Instead, an average value was formed in the affected countries from the points of other countries that had voted similarly. Details were not given. "The EBU takes all suspected attempts to rig voting at the Eurovision Song Contest extremely seriously," it said in a statement. The Broadcasting Union has the right to remove the affected votes - even if they affect the output.
On Sunday night Ukraine secured a clear victory with the Kalush Orchestra ("Stefania") ahead of Great Britain (Sam Ryder with "Space Man") and Spain (Chanel with "SloMo"). Germany with Malik Harris ("Rockstars") finished 25th and came last.