'Result qualifier round known during the final'

by Sietse Bakker 38 views

In the radio programme Geceye Dogru of TRT FM, Bulent Osma and Svante Stockselius appeared as guests. Osma, executive producer of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, said that the result of the qualifier round will be revealed during the Eurovision Song Contest final.

The top-ten countries from the qualifier round, which takes place on the Wednesday prior to the Eurovision Song Contest final, will fill up the ten free places during the big night. To keep it exciting until Saturday for, the top-ten countries from the qualifier round will be announced in the final. This means that all 22 qualifier round participants have to wait until Saturday before they know if they received enough points for final participation.

The idea comes from the executive producer of this year's contest, Bulent Osma, who received positive response from Eurovision Song Contest supervisor Svante Stockselius (EBU) and other members of the EBU delegation that visits Istanbul at this moment.

It's unknown yet if the idea has been accepted for 100 percent sure, but as Osma Bulent brought it in a Turkish radio show together with Svante Stockselius it might be serious… But what happens with the televoting in the qualifier round?

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