Today 50% of the results for Semi-Final One of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be decided, as seventeen nations take to the stage.
Schedule for May 13
- Semi-Final One – Dress Rehearsal One – 15:00 CET to 16:40 CET
- Press Conference – European Broadcasting Union & KAN – 18:20 to 18:40 CET
- Press Conference – Junior Eurovision Song Contest – 18:40 to 19:00 CET
- Semi-Final One – Jury Show – 21:00 CET to 23:10 CET
The Eurovision Song Contest is officially underway following last nights Opening Ceremony, and now the points begin to be tallied. Tel Aviv will today see the first dress rehearsal for Semi-Final One, before this evening 50% of the results of the juries are determined for Semi-Final One.
Eurovoix will guide you through today at the Eurovision Song Contest with live blogs covering the dress rehearsal and the jury show.
What is the Jury Show?
The jury show is where 50% of the voting is decided. In each of the seventeen nations competing in Semi-Final One, plus France, Israel and Spain, jurors will be determing their votes.
Each of the nations taking part in the competition has a jury formed of five persons. 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.