On the 1st May, Eurojury 2020 returns as we come together to celebrate as one united community of music lovers.
Filming took place over the weekend in the United Kingdom with five-time presenter Rob Lilley and today the official trailer has been released.
Last week we announced further details about the broadcast and today we can announce further details including partnerships with multiple trusted Eurovision brands: Eurovision Hub,Aussievision, ESCXTRA, Eurovision Showcase and The Euro Trip. Each brand will be supporting Eurojury 2020 in the run-up to the three broadcasts on April 27, April 29 and May 01.
A professional jury consisting of over 150 individuals are currently voting for their favourite songs from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest entries and soon we will open the public vote.
Follow all the latest updates about this year’s broadcasts on eurovoix.com as well as on Twitter, @Eurovoix and @Eurojury2020.
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.
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 April 27th, 29th, and 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