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Eurovision claims delegations ‘didn’t respect the spirit of the rules’ as Bambi Thug row continues




Following several delegations that “didn’t respect the spirit of the rules,” the Eurovision Song Contest organisers have said that they will evaluate the competition, reports RTE.

Controversies dogged the tournament at Sweden’s Malmö Arena, where Nemo won the award for Switzerland with the song The Code.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said in a statement: “We regret that some delegations at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö didn’t respect the spirit of the rules and the competition both on-site and during their broadcasts. We spoke to a number of delegations during the event regarding various issues that were brought to our attention. The EBU’s governing bodies will, together with the heads of delegations, review the events surrounding the ESC in Malmö to move forward in a positive way and to ensure the values of the event are respected by everyone,” reports RTE.

Disqualifications, pro-Palestinian demonstrations, and complaints from Ireland’s representative, Bambie Thug, were seen throughout this year’s tournament.

In Ireland’s first music event grand final since 2018, the “ouija pop” artist placed sixth.

Being vocal about their support for Palestine, Bambie accused Israeli station Kan of breaking the rules and that they were awaiting word from the EBU on the next course of action, reports RTE.

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