We’ve received information from a source that wishes to remain anonymous that there were rumors of bribing for votes at the contest. They told us that, there were rumors at the contest that bribery was taking place at the contest through the time they were there, however they said that they did not get involved and could not provide concrete evidence.
The allegations of bribery first surfaced after Azerbaijan won the contest on Saturday night with a lot of fans on Twitter and Facebook feeling that Azerbaijan did not deserve to win. The contest has been left open to these allegations of bribery due to a lack of openness around the voting process of the jury.
Earlier today we also brought you news that the juror from Kazakhstan was thinking of appealing the results of the contest due to what they saw as an inadequate jury – More details here.