Lithuania: Final results confirmed

by Stella Floras 35 views

The results of the second voting round of the Lithuanian final were questioned as the final scoreboard showed the wrong voting numbers for 4Fun and Rūta �čiogolevaitė. The matter was investigated thoroughly by the Lithuanian broadcaster and the results have been confirmed.

A computer glitch caused the wrong song numbers to appear on the final scoreboard but the result could not have been affectedas that happened 8 minutes after the end of the actual voting, which means that the votes were counted correctly. LTV assures the public that the people who voted for Rūta Ščiogolevaitė (voting number 03), 4Fun (voting number 01) or Aistė Pilvelytė (voting number 02) can be rest assured thattheir votes went to their artist of choice.
The coordinator of National preselection of Lithuania and the Head of the Lithuanian Delegation Jonas Vilimas told : "We are sorry about the scoreboard who confused people. Our event lasted 3 hours, and we were under a lot of stress… The most important thing is that the results are correct. We thank everybody who has sent their votes for their favorites".

"I confirm that the results of Lithuanian national preselection for Eurovision are correct. During the second voting round 4Fun got 23 888 votes, Rūta Ščiogolevaitė – 20 133 votes, Aistė Pilvelytė – 10 155 votes", states the Mediafonas executive responsible for the results of the National Eurovision final in Lithuania.

A report by our special correspondent Arvydas Makselis

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.