By Laman Ismayilova
European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has announced major changes in
the voting system at Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Azernews
reports, citing the song contest's website .
The song contest will see the semi-final qualifiers decided by
public-only voting, with voting open to those all over the world
rather than just participating nations as before.
At the same time, the professional jury will remain to help
choose the winners of the grand final.
'Throughout its 67-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest has
constantly evolved to remain relevant and exciting. These changes
acknowledge the immense popularity of the show by giving more power
to the audience of the world's largest live music event,' ESC
Executive Supervisor Martin Osterdahl said.
EBU's three big changes to the Eurovision 2023 voting system are
- Viewer votes will decide countries qualifying from
- Viewers in non-participating countries will be able to vote
- Jury votes will be combined with votes from the global
audience to decide the final result.
Some 37 countries will join Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in
Liverpool, UK, in May 2023.
Azerbaijan has also confirmed its participation in the song
contest. Next year will mark Azerbaijan's 15th involvement in the
Eurovision Song Contest since its debut in 2008.
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