Category Archives: ESC history and future

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Eurovision rules changes: EBU gives in to demands on transparency

After this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, there was a wave of demands all across Europe to make the voting procedure more transparent. Now EBU has given in…

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“Professional” Eurovision juries vote like amateurs

As the EBU still refuses to announce the full split jury / televote result per country, some of the national broadcasters have recently released their jury results themselves. This has…

Farid Mammadov, Azarbaijan 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

Voting confusion in the ESC Final

After the Eurovision final, the split jury / televote has been revealed in some countries, and this has lead to a roar of disapproval for the current jury system. In…

Petra Mede, Eurovision Hostess 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

The true winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2013

In the Eurovision final, Denmark received most points from the other European countries, and thereby left Malmö victorious. But the true winner of Saturday’s show, was Swedish Television and hostess…

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Eurovision: Still a contest?

In 2012, the Eurovision Reference Group – the governing body of the Eurovision Song Contest – voted to implement the biggest conceptual change Eurovision has been through for many years:…