A day after Romania lost qualification in the finals of the Eurovision music contest, the Romanian public television TVR issued a press release accusing issues with the voting systems in countries with large Romanian communities. Romania was represented in the contest by a band called The Humans, with their song "Goodbye". It failed to pass the Eurovision semifinals on Thursday. On Friday, TVR issued a press release saying that during the 15 minutes available for voting, "many Romanians abroad claimed technical malfunctions in the telephone system. Viral messages on social networks came from countries with significant Romanian communities, such as Germany or Italy, where phone operators' problems blocked the possibility to vote our representatives in the contest."

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