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…”

Country 50% jury 50% televote Final Result
Sweden 12 8  20 (12)
Azerbaijan 7 12 19 (10)
Italy 3 10 13 (8)
Russia 10 0 10 (7)
Serbia 8 0 8 (6)
Ukraine 0 7 7 (5)
Germany 4 3 7 (4)
Denmark 0 6 6 (3)
Albania 6 0 6 (2)
Greece 0 5 5 (1)
Estonia 5 0 5 (0)
Ireland 0 4  4 (0)
United Kingdom 0 2 2 (0)
Moldova 1 1 2 (0)
Spain 2 0 2 (0)
Norway 0 0 0
Bulgaria 0 0 0
Armenia 0 0 0
Cyprus 0 0 0
Malta 0 0 0
Hungary 0 0 0
FYR Macedonia 0 0 0
Iceland 0 0 0
France 0 0 0
Romania 0 0 0
Lithuania 0 0 0

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:

Country 50% jury 50% televote Final Result
Sweden 26 24  50 (12)
Azerbaijan 23 26 49 (10)
Italy 19 25 44 (8)
Germany 20 19 39 (7)
Russia 24 15 39 (6)
Serbia 25 14 38 (5)
Ukraine 13 23 36 (4)
Moldova 17 17 34 (3)
Greece 11 21 32 (2)
Ireland 10 20 30 (1)
Romania 16 13 29
Estonia 21 8  29
Denmark 6 22 28
Spain 18 9 27
Lithuania 14 12 26
Albania 22 4 26
France 7 16 23
United Kingdom 4 18 22
Iceland 9 11 20
FYR Macedonia 15 3 18
Hungary 5 10 15
Malta 8 6 14
Cyprus 12 1 13
Armenia 2 7 9
Bulgaria 1 5 6
Norway 3 2 5

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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