The Maltese had undeniably high hopes of this year�s Eurovision Song Contest and the fact that Olivia did not make it to the final has caused an upheaval of reactions all over the Mediterranean island. An effort is being made by various sides to persuade the Maltese voters to boycott tonight�s televote and the Maltese delegation will be pressuring EBU to look into changes in the voting system.
As our partner site Escmalta.com reports, appeals are heard by, various sides all over the island in the form of chain emails and petitions encouraging viewers to boycott the televote. They feel that the fact 9 out of the 10 semi final qualifiers came from the Balcans and ex USSR countries is unfair. Robert Abela, Maltese Head of Delegation, told escmalta.com that they plan to put pressure on the EBU to do something about the voting system.