If you’re new to the Eurovision Song Contest you may not be aware of what the jury final is or what impact it has on the results on the Saturday night.
The jury final is technically called the second dress rehearsal, it is held exactly 24 hours before the final and sees all of the 27 countries in this years contest performing. The show includes a full run through of the show including the interval act as well as a run through of the voting links.
The main aspect of this run through is that it decides 50% of the vote in tomorrow nights grand final. Each of the 40 countries has a four member jury which makes up 50% of the vote of their country. They will be voting on the performances that they will see tonight. The jury vote also decides the order in which the results will be announced tomorrow night, creating a more exciting result.
In the event that a country has issues with its televote or that the vote is declared invalid, then these jury scores will be used in the place of a combined jury and televote result.
Join us from 21:00 CET as we live blog the jury show.