Today, the Slovak broadcaster STV has released the details on the voting procedure for their 2010 national selection. Both jury and viewers will have a say in the outcome of the Slovak shows, although the jury will be introduced only from the first semifinal. As esctoday.com already reported, the Slovak national final will take place on February 28th.
STV explained today the roles that both jury and televoters will play and how the 2010 national selection for Eurovision will work. The quarterfinal rounds, which will run from January 22nd to February 7th, will see 10 performances each. 4 acts per show will qualify to the semifinals and viewers will be the only judges for this decision: all 24 qualifiers will be decided with 100% televote.
Each of the two semifinals will feature a total of 12 acts, half of which will proceed to the final. The voting system changes from the first semifinal, to be held on February 14th. Juries will be introduced, enjoying a 50% stake. The other 50% will be the result of the public decision.
This voting pattern will remain until the grand final, scheduled for February 28th. The winner will be decided via the same combination of jury vote and public vote out of the 12 finalists.