The 10 qualifiers of the first Eurovision 2017 semi-final have now been determined by the results of both jury voting and televoting and now it’s time to go on with the second show! Tonight, twenty-one juries will cast their votes in order to determine the 10 qualifiers of the second semi-final. However, the EBU will reveal the full results after the Grand Final on Saturday.
The 21 juries consist of 18 participating countries of the semi-final and 3 out of 6 finalists; France, Germany and the host country Ukraine.
Semi-final 2 participants
How do the juries affect the final result?
As of 2009, the jury voting and the tele-voting have a 50% stake at the final outcome. After adding the votes from the public to the jury votes, the 10 countries that will gain the most points will progress to the Grand Final on Saturday 13 May.
The night before every live Eurovision show, a jury show takes place at the arena which sees a full dress rehearsal run at the venue before the broadcast of the official live show the following day.
Each national jury consists of 5 members, considered as music experts in their countries. You can check out the list with the names of the members of all 42 countries here. During the jury show, the jury members watch the dress rehearsal performances and determine their full top of the evening. After that, the votes of all members are being combined in order to export their official final set of 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points, which counts as the 50% of the final result of each participating country.
Note that the jury show is not officially broadcast live.
The public decides for the remaining 50% during the official live broadcast, when a 15-minute voting process is taking place.
These votes are then added together with the jury which determines the 10 qualifiers from the second semi-final.