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Eurovision 2023: Shock modifications to voting system introduced for subsequent 12 months’s competitors

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Shock modifications have been introduced to the way in which Eurovision’s winners shall be picked in 2023.

Subsequent 12 months’s Eurovision Track Contest will see the semi-final qualifiers determined by public-only voting, with voting open to these everywhere in the world slightly than simply taking part nations as earlier than.

The transfer is aimed to acknowledge the worldwide curiosity within the contest and maintain the format contemporary.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) introduced the modifications in the present day (Tuesday 22 November), including that the skilled jury will stay to assist select the winners of the grand remaining.

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In accordance with the EBU announcement, the three large modifications to the Eurovision 2023 voting system are as follows:

  • Viewer votes will resolve nations qualifying from Semi-Finals.
  • Viewers in non-participating nations will be capable of vote on-line.
  • Jury votes shall be mixed with votes from the worldwide viewers to resolve remaining outcome.

“All through its 67-year historical past the Eurovision Track Contest has always developed to stay related and thrilling,” stated Martin Österdahl, the Eurovision Track Contest’s Govt Supervisor.

“These modifications acknowledge the immense reputation of the present by giving extra energy to the viewers of the world’s largest stay music occasion.”

Why is Eurovision within the UK this 12 months?

Eurovision 2023 shall be held within the metropolis of Liverpool in final 12 months’s runner-up nation, the UK.

Though Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra got here out on high on this 12 months’s contest, it was determined that Ukraine stays too unsafe for the occasion to be held there.

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Nonetheless, the ceremony can pay homage to Ukraine and Ukrainian tradition amid the continued invasion of the nation by Russia.

“It’s a matter of nice remorse that our colleagues and buddies in Ukraine will not be capable of host the 2023 Eurovision Track Contest,” director basic of the BBC, Tim Davie, stated on the time.

“The BBC is dedicated to creating the occasion a real reflection of Ukrainian tradition alongside showcasing the variety of British music and creativity.”

The British Broadcasting Company has hosted the occasion eight instances, greater than every other European broadcaster.

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