More details about voting and interval act known

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In an interview with, Eurovision Song Contest supervisor Svante Stockselius revealed more details about the voting and the interval act at the upcoming contest in Istanbul.

Unlike the previous years the songs won't be recaptured in reverse order but in the same order as they were performed. The reason why EBU suddenly changed mind is fairness, because this year the televoting will start before the recaps. The period during which people will be allowed to televote is doubled this year from five to ten minutes.

Another aspect of the new televoting format is the order in which countries will reveal their votes. During the qualifier round, no votes will be revealed but just the ten top songs who'll proceed to the final will be announced by the hosts, opening envelopes. During the final, all 36 countries will give their points in an alphabetical order, based on the so called ISO-alphabet.

In the qualifier round, a drum show by a large group of drummers will be performed as interval act. The ten songs that are directly qualified for the final will be shown in a pre-cap in the interval act. As for the final, Fire of Anatolia will be the interval act.

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