The star broke the rules prescribed by the organizers of the competition for the jury. The singer was broadcast from the rehearsal of the semifinals, although it is prohibited. In the end, it was decided to exclude Anastasia from the Commission, and her voice is not taken into account.
The night before in Stockholm was held the first semifinal of “Eurovision”. According to its results it became known that the artist representing Russia in the competition Sergey Lazarev reached the final. Singers, music groups and assesses the international jury, their scores are then summed with the viewers voting. On Tuesday afternoon there was information that Anastasia Stotsky, who sat on the Commission, has violated pravila competition.
Anastasia Stotskaya is going through because of the scandal on “the Eurovision”
Recall that the star led Periscope online-live video from the rehearsal of the semifinals, thus violating the rules of secrecy of voting. After negotiations, the organizers of “Eurovision” and the Russian broadcaster RTR came to the decision to exclude Anastasia from the jury. According to Stotsky, she realizes his mistake and glad that this penalty only applies to her and does not affect further participation of Sergey Lazarev in the competition.
“I was warned about confidentiality, not to disclose the results of the vote, in fact, that’s what I did. And about the video, no one knew of us. And I removed myself in order to promote competition, without malice. I’m very worried actually, I am in stress. Of course, this wasn’t done on purpose, I hope that everything is fine will be resolved” – so justified Stotsky after his act.
Until may 14, when will be held the final of “Eurovision”, Russia will have to choose a new Board member who will replace Anastasia. To date, the Russian side in of the jury represent the composer Gennady Gladkov, TV presenters Linden and Oskar Kuchera and musician Denis Maidanov.
By the way, the speech of Sergey Lazarev with the song “You are the only one”, written by Philip Kirkorov, impressed the spectators and jury members for its visual effects and the sudden change of scenery. The Russian executor has acted under the ninth room. Fortunately, all has passed without overlays. Recall that one of the rehearsals on the stage of “Eurovision” Sergei snapped during the performance of an acrobatic element on the projection.
In the finals the competitors Sergey will be representatives of Azerbaijan, Netherlands, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Armenia, Czech Republic, Cyprus and Malta.