As we previously reported, EBU has today published a list, containing the names of 200 jury members. These jurors have a 50% stake in the outcome while the audience has another 50%. The same jury will vote in the semi-final as well as in the final. Jurors are advised to focus on the performance on stage, hit potential and the overall impression by the act when ranking the entries.
The EBU rules state following about the jury voting:
- The jury should consist of a variety of members – 5 in total – in terms of age, gender, and background
- All jury members must be citizens of the country they are representing
- Jury members may not have been part of their national jury in the preceding two years
- None of the jury members must be connected to any of the participating songs/artists in such a way that they cannot vote independently. The participating broadcasters must send a letter of compliance with the voting instructions together with signed declarations by each jury member stating that they will vote independently
As was the case last year, each juror will rank all the songs and not only their top ten.
Two jury members are still to be confirmed.