The Spanish Head of Delegation has revealed that the EBU is consulting with delegations regarding potential changes to the voting at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Speaking to Vertele, Toñi Prieto the Spanish Head of Delegation and head of Entertainment at TVE, explained that the EBU is looking at potential changes to the voting at the contest. Ms Prieto explained that:
The EBU is considering a change to the voting. They are thinking and talking with the delegations to know how we see it. If you must have a jury, only with a jury or only a public vote.
It is not currently known which delegations have been consulted by the European Broadcasting Union, or what the changes proposed by the EBU are.
The last change to occur to the voting at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 2016. When the EBU decided that the points of the juries and the points of the public should be announced separately. Previously between 2010 and 2015, the results of the public and jury vote were combined to give an overall result for each nation.
The Eurovision Song Contest will be brought back to the Netherlands for the 2020 edition after Duncan Laurence’s victory at the 2019 contest with his song “Arcade”. To date, 36 countries have confirmed preliminary participation. These countries are:
- Czech Republic
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom