The major Eurovision scandal shocked Malta.
Their representative Destiny’s song Je Me Casse topped the bookmakers’ charts for several weeks. On Saturday, she was welcomed by a cold shower and scored a tragic 47 points for the audience. As a result, Destiny became the biggest loser of Eurovision, and many people don’t know why it has been at the top of the bookmakers’ list for several weeks, and finally got so few votes.
The difference between the number of bets in Malta and the vote of the audience has now become clearer.
Local media reported that Malta spent more than 650,000 euros to promote its songs and performers before the Eurovision Song Contest. The Ministry of the Interior ordered a cost audit because it suspected that a large part of the money was spent on bookkeepers. It is suspected that the Maltese is responsible for promoting the performer. The song was funded by foreigners who bet on Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Maltese times An article entitled “Je Me Cash” was published today, stating that the public television station suspects that the taxpayer’s money has been misused and listed it as a representative of the bet.
Minister Carmelo Abela ordered an audit of expenditures after receiving a report that part of the budget for the ten-day event had been used to bet on Maltese contractors.
Malta advertises on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and hires foreign influencers to promote it.
The Malta Tourism Authority allocated 350,000 euros for promotion, and the public service provided another 300,000 euros. It is estimated that this amount may increase to around 700,000 euros.
The source said that a PBS (Malta Public Service) insider has informally admitted that part of the marketing budget has been used to fund foreign nationals betting on Destiny to win the game.
For several weeks, Malta has been a leader in the gaming industry, but after the Italians and Swiss announced their performances, Malta’s chances were reduced.