Yesterday EBU announced an excitement change to the Contest. Today, we know exactly what it is.
Changes to the voting system will inject new excitement in the contest.
The voting in the Eurovision Song Contest is set to be radically transformed in 2016. In previous years the results of the professional juries and viewers have been presented as a combined result, each accounting for 50 percent of the final score. From 2016, the professional juries and televoters from each country will each award a separate set of points from 1 to 8, 10 and 12. This now means the top 10 countries in both the jury and televote will receive points, adding a new level of excitement for hundreds of millions of viewers in Europe and in Australia.
How does it work?
After viewers have cast their votes by telephone, SMS or using the official app, each national spokesperson from the 43 participating countries will be called in to present the points of their professional jury. After the presentation of the scores from the juries, the televoting points from all participating countries will be combined, providing one score for each song. These televoting results will then be announced by the host, starting with the country receiving the fewest points from the public and ending with the country that received the highest number of points, building towards a guaranteed climax.
If you don’t understand what is it about check the video below:
SVT also explained their perceprion of view at the contest, they found it similar to Melodifestivalen.
What do you think about this changes? Will they make more excitement to the show? What, personally, you think?