Sport: ESC 2023: semi-finals are held without jury votes

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at the Eurovision Song Contest, from 2023, only a televoting will decide which countries will survive the semi-finals. announced the European Radio Union (EBU). So the jury voting for these two shows falls away.

Für den Eurovision Song Contest 2023 müssen sich die Zuschauer an ein neues Voting-System gewöhnen - zumindest in den Halbfinals. © 2018 Review News/Shutterstock.com For the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, viewers have to get used to a new voting system - at least in the semi -finals. In addition,

will also be allowed to vote on a paid online voting in the future, whose countries do not send candidates to the ESC. The voices are added and converted into points. These have the same weight in both the semis and in the final as a participating country. In the final, however, the juries are also in demand, the votes of which then make up 50 percent of the points.

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More power for the public

Martin Österdahl (49), Executive Supervisor at the ESC, said to the innovations: "In its 67-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest has constantly developed to remain relevant and exciting. immense popularity of the show by giving the audience more power to the audience of the largest live music event in the world. "

After the discrepancies in jury votes from six countries during this year's Eurovision Song Contest, the committees lose importance.

competition from Kyiv moved to Liverpool

2023 will take place in Liverpool, even if Kalush Orchestra had won the ESC in Turin for Ukraine with "Stefania". Due to the Ukraine War , the Board of Directors, the board of the ESC, found that "in view of the current circumstances, the security and operating guarantees that are available for a broadcaster for the orientation, organization and production of the Eurovision Song Contest in accordance with the ESC rules are required, cannot be given ".

The final will now take place on May 13th in the English metropolis, the semi -finals on May 9th and 11th. The BBC works with representatives of the Ukrainian Radio Suspilne to integrate Ukrainian elements into the shows and make the country's culture visible in this way. For the first time since 1980, the winning country does not host the ESC.

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