Following yesterday’s announcement about Eurojury 2020, we wanted to reveal some more details about this year’s broadcast, which will take place as originally planned on May 1st. We are excited to reveal that in addition to our flagship broadcast on the Friday night there will be two semi finals on Monday, April 27th and Wednesday, April 29th which will determine which songs qualify for Friday night’s celebration. The three shows will be repeated online on May 12th, 14th and 16th to coincide with the original dates of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
During this year’s broadcast, a new interactive feature will allow Twitter users to show support for their favourite songs in real-time and control the pulse of a digital aurora on screen. This will influence which songs qualify to Friday night’s grand final.
The grand final of Eurojury 2020 will open with a specially commissioned orchestral arrangement of Duncan Laurence’s ‘Arcade’ prepared by Lewis Ashley, featuring the vocals of Annsofi Klevfoss (née Pettersson) and The Lovers of Valdaro’s Erik Gabriel Høiby.
This year’s jury consists of over 150 artists, presenters and special guests consisting of almost 50 former Eurovision participants including four winners, thirteen Junior Eurovision participants, over 75 national finalists, and a handful of special guests featuring prominent television presenters, comedians and actors from around the world. Although the full list of jury members is yet to be finalised, currently there is an even split of men to women taking part.
Filming for Eurojury 2020 will continue this weekend with presenter Rob Lilley for the three shows set to be broadcast in April and May.
More information about this year’s broadcast can be found on Eurovoix.com as we approach the month of May.”
James Rowe, Producer of Eurojury 2020 and Samuel Deakin, Director of Eurojury 2020.
Eurojury will return in 2020 for the eighth broadcast of the most accurate simulation of Eurovision results. Around 150 Eurovision winners, past participants, national finalists and a handful of special guests are due to take part in this year’s edition, which will be broadcast live on Showcase, by Eurovoix on May 1st.
Participating jury members have already started voting for their favourite songs from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and these individual results will be combined with votes from other jurors of the same nationality. This will create numerous national results which will be combined to create the overall ‘jury vote’.
Much like the Eurovision Song Contest itself, the vote will be split into two parts. The second part of the vote will be cast by fans from around the globe in what will be the ‘public vote’. Once combined, the jury vote and the public vote will create an overall leaderboard and reveal the winner of Eurojury – the act the public and our professional jury think would have won the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam.
For the past two years, Eurojury has correctly identified the winner of Eurovision with both Netta and Duncan Laurence topping the overall leaderboard in Eurojury and the Eurovision Song Contest itself. Eurojury also correctly identified four out of the top five acts in the final in Tel Aviv.
For a fifth consecutive year, Rob Lilley will present the coverage. This will be the third time he has been the sole presenter following two editions with a co-host – 2016 with Karl William Lund and in 2019 with Alice Chapman.
Directing the show once again will be Samuel Deakin – he has conducted this role on every edition of Eurojury. Heading up the production will be James Rowe after he co-produced the broadcast in 2019.
Fans will be able to get involved in the public vote when it opens in the Spring. Follow all the latest updates on Eurovoix.com