The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has introduced main modifications to the Eurovision Tune Contest 2023 voting system.
The main points had been shared in a press launch after the brand new format was accepted by the Competitors’s Reference Group earlier immediately.
- Viewer votes will determine which international locations qualify for the semi-finals
- Viewers in non-participating international locations will be capable of vote on-line
- The jury’s votes shall be mixed with the votes of the worldwide public to determine the ultimate end result
Subsequent 12 months, the international locations that qualify for the semi-finals shall be determined solely based mostly on votes solid by YOU the viewers, quite than a mixture of jury and public vote as was the case in 2009.
The skilled music business judges will stay for the Grand Ultimate, however full management over who will get there from the Semi-Finals has been handed over to the viewing public.
And, for the primary time, viewers in non-participating international locations can even be capable of vote for his or her favourite songs!
Martin Österdahl, government supervisor of the Eurovision Tune Contest, mentioned of the modifications:
“All through its 67-year historical past, the Eurovision Tune Contest has continually developed to stay related and attention-grabbing. These modifications acknowledge the immense reputation of the present, giving extra energy to the viewers of the world’s largest stay music occasion.
In 2023, solely Eurovision Tune Contest viewers will determine which international locations will attain the Grand Ultimate and, reflecting the worldwide impression of the occasion, everybody watching the present, wherever they stay on this planet, can vote for his or her favourite songs.
Additionally, by involving juries of music professionals in deciding the ultimate end result, all songs within the Grand Ultimate will be evaluated on the widest doable standards. We will additionally keep the custom of touring throughout Europe and Australia to gather factors and guarantee an thrilling voting sequence, with the winner solely revealed on the finish of the present.
These watching from the remainder of the world will be capable of vote by way of a safe on-line platform utilizing a bank card from their nation, and their votes, as soon as tallied, shall be transformed into factors that may carry the identical weight as a taking part nation in each semi-finals in addition to within the grand ultimate.
The general public in all taking part international locations will nonetheless be capable of vote by way of SMS, telephone or the Eurovision Tune Contest app.
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