Have you ever wondered how the Eurovision voting system works? The EBU have released a new video to clarify the voting procedures for fans. In it, it explains how the public televote accounts for 50% of the overall vote for each country. This is merged together with the other 50% made up of votes from the national juries comprised of 5 musical professionals and often former Eurovision contestants. The jury’s votes are overseen by a notary.
It goes on to explain that there are very strict rules to determine what happens in the event of a tie and the scoring system points scale- 12 for the most popular song, 10 for second, 8 for third and so one down to one point.
These votes are tallied by 70 experts and an advanced computer programme and are confirmed by independent observers Price Waterhouse Cooper. All individual jury votes and the number of televotes for each entry is published on the official Eurovision website.
To find out more bout the process watch the video below.