Eurovision to open voting to viewers internationally for the primary time subsequent yr

Highlights
  • Viewers will have the ability to vote by way of a safe on-line platform.
  • A full record of eligible nations will likely be revealed nearer the time of the occasion, normally held in Could.
  • The 2023 Eurovision Track Contest will likely be held within the northern English metropolis of Liverpool on behalf of this yr’s winners, Ukraine.
Viewers from nations not collaborating within the Eurovision Track Contest will have the ability to solid a vote for his or her favorite act subsequent yr for the primary time within the competitors’s historical past, the organiser stated on Tuesday.

It stated the brand new “Remainder of the World” vote was to strengthen the viewers’s energy to affect the outcomes and to recognise the worldwide attain of the competitors, which final yr drew a tv viewers of greater than 160 million.

Viewers will have the ability to vote by way of a safe on-line platform, and a full record of eligible nations will likely be revealed nearer the time of the occasion, normally held in Could.
“Votes from nations not collaborating will likely be mixed to create a set of factors with the identical weight as one collaborating nation in each of the Semi-Finals and the Grand Remaining,” the competition’s organisers stated on their web site.
The 2023 Eurovision Track Contest will likely be held within the northern English metropolis of Liverpool on behalf of this yr’s winners, Ukraine.

A long time-long custom normally dictates that the competition winner will get to host it the next yr, however the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) stated security and safety causes as a result of ongoing battle there meant runners-up, the UK would host it as a substitute.

The competition’s organisers stated they have been additionally making adjustments to the voting system for the semi-finals, which might now be determined by viewers alone reasonably than a mixture of votes from viewers and nationwide juries of musical consultants as beforehand.
The grand ultimate outcomes will nonetheless be determined by a mixture of votes by viewers and juries.

It stated the adjustments have been designed to guard the occasion’s integrity after irregular voting patterns within the outcomes of six nations within the 2022 contest.

“In 2023 solely Eurovision Track Contest viewers will resolve which nations make it to the grand ultimate and, reflecting the worldwide influence of the occasion, everybody watching the present, wherever they dwell on the planet, can solid their votes for his or her favorite songs,” Eurovision govt supervisor Martin Osterdahl stated.

“We are able to additionally keep the custom of travelling round Europe and Australia to gather factors and guarantee an exhilarating voting sequence with the winner solely revealed on the very finish of the present.”