Lithuanian experts say video on 'buying' votes for Azerbaijan untrue

Tue 21 May 2013 08:58 GMT | 12:58 Local Time

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For the past few days, the whole blogosphere and many of the media are actively discussing the provocative video, spread by Lithuanian online publication

In the video, two men allegedly offer money for the viewers to vote for Azerbaijan at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest and talk in detail about the mechanism of rigging the vote.

The other day, the provocative video was discussed at talk show Lietuvos ryto on the Lithuanina channel. Honoured guests of the show were the head of the Lithuanian delegation at the Eurovision, the producer of television LRT Audrius Girzadas, music producer Martynas Til and columnist of Lietuvos Ritas, Arunas Zilnis.

The guests of the talk show came to a consensus that several questions arise after watching this video. And the first of them is why Azerbaijan, with experience of hosting the contest, needs to buy votes.

Martynas Til noted that the song of the Azerbaijani artist according to the assessment of bookmakers was always among the leaders, and the performance was nice.

Columnist Arunas Zilnis believes that the video is a provocation, since the members of the Azerbaijani Organizing Committee would not resolve to such a primitive way to bribe votes by handing out cards and money to strangers.





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