In the Netherlands, social media users have reported issues with televoting in last night’s Eurovision Grand Final.
Nu.nl reports that a number of social media users have reported that they did not receive confirmation of votes being cast until several hours later, which would have declared their votes invalid.
Droidapp reports that many voters who attempted to vote during the voting window later received a text saying “the voting has already ended” meaning that their vote would not have been counted.
Nu.nl has contacted the Dutch broadcaster for clarification regarding the issues that have been reported.
Image Source: EBU / Thomas Hanses | Source: Nu.nl
The Netherlands debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and has gone on to compete in all bar four contests. To date the Netherlands has won the contest on five occasions; 1957, 1959, 1969, 1975 and most recently 2019. Prior to Duncan Laurence’s victory in Tel Aviv, the Netherlands had been waiting 44 years for their next victory. Duncan Laurence won the contest in Israel with the song “Arcade”.