More information on the televoting

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Together with viewers from the 39 countries taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest, you can vote by telephone or SMS to determine the winning country of this year�s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

Telephone and SMS voting
A centralised mass televoting platform has been especially developed and is operated for the Eurovision Song Contest by German-based telecom service provider and official partner of the EBU, GmbH, subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom (T-Com).

All telephone and SMS votes for the Eurovision Song Contest will be collected, via the respective national telecom service providing partners in each of the 39 countries participating in the ESC, in real time at�s master control centre in Cologne, Germany. The votes will be processed, transferred into points and announced to you and the contestants on the nights of the semifinal and final shows.

The highly secure back-up and confirmation processes of's unique televoting system are designed to ensure that the televoting for the Eurovision Song Contest will run smoothly. The system also guarantees the best possible technical stability, able to withstand the strain of huge amounts incoming data at the control centre at the same time.

The exceptions
In Andorra and Turkey, only an SMS vote will be organised. Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cyprus, Iceland, Israel and Switzerland are using fixed line voting only. As usual, Belgium and Serbia & Montenegro will be using two different telephone numbers depending on the national broadcaster you're watching in these countries. The addition of the two regional votes gives the global results. The telephone numbers for Monaco have not yet been settled.

Televoting numbers and tariffs

Click here to find out the televoting numbers and tariffs to be used in your country.

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