Earlier today, the European Broadcasting Union released a video outlining how votes are calculated for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Since 2009, the voting has been done by a combination of jury and public voting, each with a 50% stake in the outcome. With questions raised over the legitimacy of the voting patterns over the past couple of years, this is one way that the European Broadcasting Union is hoping to increase openness towards the voting procedures.
You can watch the video below:
The names of the jury members for each country will be released on 1 May.
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark this year after Emmelie de Forest’s win last year in Malmö, Sweden. The semi-finals will take place on the 6 and 8 of May, with the Grand Final set to take place on 10 May.