The EBU does not self-criticize Eurovision 2024

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The EBU does not self-criticize Eurovision 2024

Almost a week after the Eurovision 2024 final, complaints to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) by the different delegations continue, mainly in relation to the controversial participation of Israel. The EBU continues to ignore it.

The Portuguese radio and television station (RTP), with the support of the delegations of Spain, France, Croatia and Norway, has requested a meeting with the EBU with the aim of “clarifying the incidents in the Eurovision final.” On the other hand, Slovenia and Serbia have announced that they are also preparing a document to ask the EBU for explanations about what happened in Malmö.

According to Norwegian television, 16 of the 37 participating delegations submitted formal complaints to the EBU during the event based on what happened behind the scenes with the Israeli delegation, claiming that the artists felt “unsafe” and “traumatized.” In fact, it has been revealed that Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Norway considered his withdrawal.

While Israel, for its part, denounces “excessive hatred” on the part of the rest of the countries, the EBU has regretted that “some delegations did not respect the spirit of the rules and the competition,” according to a statement.

On the other hand, 'Europapa' continues to be the most listened to song of this edition of Eurovision, with more than 66 million views on Spotify. Following the expulsion of her representative amid circumstances that have not been completely clarified, the Netherlands has also spoken of an “unsafe atmosphere” backstage caused by the Israeli delegation.

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