The members of the juries from the forty-one nations competing in Eurovision 2019, look set to be revealed tomorrow.
The full breakdown of the jury members from the forty-one nations participating in Eurovision 2019 look likely to be revealed tomorrow. The announcement looks likely to take place tomorrow, with San Marino RTV having organised a press conference to reveal their jurors tomorrow. In a live stream tomorrow on the San Marino RTV Facebook page, the Director General of the broadcaster and Head of Delegation will reveal the five jurors.
Since a change in the rules of the contest in 2014, the members of the jurors from all of the competing nations have been revealed ahead of the competition. This reveal has traditionally taken place two weeks before the contest takes place.
The reveal of the jurors before the contest is meant to ensure transparency ahead of the competition. The reveal of jury members ahead of the contest had led to some jury members being changed before the shows take place.
Per Sundnes of Norway was dropped from the nations jury, after a complaint was lodged by the delegations of the UK and Ireland. Mr Sundnes had previously scored the Irish entry on the Norwegian preview show.
What Do the Jury Members Do?
Each of the nations taking part in the competition has a jury formed of five persons. These jurors vote on the dress rehearsals which take place the night before each of the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final.
The rehearsal is broadcast to the juries via satellite, with jurors normally watching at the studios of the broadcaster of their nation. The scores of the jurors then determine 50% of the results. The results of the jury voting is disclosed in full after the Grand Final.
What Checks are in Place?
The European Broadcasting Union works with PwC to supervise the jury voting procedure. PwC reserves the right to make unannounced visits to jurors voting on the shows to ensure that they are adhereing to the rules.
The EBU and PwC work to check the jury results once they are submitted by the broadcaster. In the event that any irregularities are found the jury results of the offending nation can be declared invalid.