The lawyer of Melissa Mantzoukis, one of the entrants of the Greek national selection, is looking to get some legeal action against the Greek national broadcaster, ERT, now that the results of the Greek national selection have been made public.
The results of the Greek selection
The results of the Greek selection have been revealed by the lawyer of Greek entrant Melissa Mantzoukis, because the results show that there is a possibly “strange” discrepancy between the results of the public votes and the votes of the national broadcaster. The selection happened internally, thus untelevised.
Below you can see the results of the audience committee that was installed to choose the best possible Greek entrant. This committee consisted out of 70 people.
- Melissa Mantzoukis – Liar: 693 points
- Victor Vernicos – What They Say: 509 points
- Maria Maragou and Antonia Kaouri – Shout Out: 341 points
The ERT Committee, which is formed by chosen jurors of the Greek national broadcaster voted after a meeting with the 3 potential Greek entrants of the national selection, and in these meetings the entry was performed, but this jury could also ask in-depth questions, watch the music videos of the entrants, and so on. Below you can see the results of the ERT Committee.
- Victor Vernicos – What They Say: 740 points
- Maria Maragou and Antonia Kaouri – Shout Out: 720 points
- Melissa Mantzoukis – Liar: 440 points
Below you can see the combined results of both commitees.
- Victor Vernicos – What They Say: 1,249 points
- Melissa Mantzoukis – Liar: 1,113 points
- Maria Maragou and Antonia Kaouri – Shout Out: 1,061 points
The reason for possible legal actions
The reason for possible legal actions is the following: Melissa’s legal team questions the difference between the votes of the Audience Committee and the ERT Committee, because on an average scale Melissa received 9.9 points from the Audience Committee, but a mere 6.3 average of the ERT Committee.
The national broadcaster of Greece, ERT, has not commented on the matter yet, not whether the published results of Melissa Mantzoukis’ lawyer are the right ones or on the overall situation.
On January 30th 2023 the Greek national broadcaster, ERT, announced that it will be Victor Vernicos who will fly the Greek flag in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with the song “What They Say”.