Eurovision 2013

EBU changes voting system

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The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has decided to change the way to mix the points received from the jury and the televote in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Until 2013, the voting method, 50% jury + 50% televote, was this way:

“Switzerland is voting…”

Country50% jury50% televoteFinal Result
Sweden128 20 (12)
Azerbaijan71219 (10)
Italy31013 (8)
Russia10010 (7)
Serbia808 (6)
Ukraine077 (5)
Germany437 (4)
Denmark066 (3)
Albania606 (2)
Greece055 (1)
Estonia505 (0)
Ireland04 4 (0)
United Kingdom022 (0)
Moldova112 (0)
Spain202 (0)
Norway000
Bulgaria000
Armenia000
Cyprus000
Malta000
Hungary000
FYR Macedonia000
Iceland000
France000
Romania000
Lithuania000

From this year, the ranking from each part of the voting will be important. The first country in the ranking of each part will add 26 points, the second 25 points, and successively until the last, which will add 1 point. You can see how they’ll vote below:

Country50% jury50% televoteFinal Result
Sweden2624 50 (12)
Azerbaijan232649 (10)
Italy192544 (8)
Germany201939 (7)
Russia241539 (6)
Serbia251438 (5)
Ukraine132336 (4)
Moldova171734 (3)
Greece112132 (2)
Ireland102030 (1)
Romania161329
Estonia218 29
Denmark62228
Spain18927
Lithuania141226
Albania22426
France71623
United Kingdom41822
Iceland91120
FYR Macedonia15318
Hungary51015
Malta8614
Cyprus12113
Armenia279
Bulgaria156
Norway325

As you can see, there are notable differences between the old and the new methods.

So, what do you think about this new method of voting?

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