The list of international judges for Eurovision 2016 has just been revealed.
The jury panel is formed by five music industry professionals in each of the participating countries. In each country, viewers and a national jury both make up 50 percent of the outcome of the contest.
Check the full PDF list below:
How does it work?
Traditionally, the jury members will come together to watch the second Dress Rehearsal of each show, live as it happens, via a dedicated satellite channel at each country’s public broadcaster headquarters. Their work will be supervised by a notary, and the EBU’s independent observers of PwC reserve the rights to pay ad-hoc surprise visits to the jury gatherings in order to re-assure that the jury voting is being conducted in accordance with the Rules of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Each jury member is asked to evaluate the vocal capacity, the performance on stage, the composition and originality of the song and the overall impression by the act, and rank all entries, except their own country’s contribution, in order. Each jury member should vote independently from the others.
After the submission of their vote, the EBU and PwC intensely work together to check and verify the jury results. In case of apparent irregularities, a national jury vote may be discarded.
For the first time, the jury and televoters will each give their own set of points from 1 to 8, 10 and 12.