The Eurovision song contest has returned, and it seems that this year will be a fascinating one. Despite the fact that nations are unable to vote for themselves in the tournament, many will be eager to cast ballots, particularly given Ukraine’s worldwide backing this year.
Here’s all you need to know about voting and participating in the election. Kalush Orchestra revealed only a few days after their triumph at Eurovision 2022 that they would not be keeping their won trophy.
According to UkrInfor, the band’s leader Oleh Psiuk revealed that the trophy will be auctioned off: – We want to sell our trophy and give the proceeds to a charity that aids the Armed Forces and Ukraine. Oleh said during his intervention that the band is currently deciding which charity to send the monies raised to, but believes it would benefit Ukraine:
– Many individuals are already giving from overseas, and there are likely to be many more. This, we believe, will encourage them to do so. We believe it will be advantageous to Ukraine.
How to cast your vote in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Viewers may vote in the Eurovision Song Contest via phone or text, or through the Eurovision app. The BBC and the official Eurovision website do not allow you to vote.
The software is available in the Apple Store and the Google Play Store for Android users. According to an NBC News translation, he remarked, “Our boldness amazes the world, our music conquers Europe!” “Ukraine will host Eurovision next year!”
He said that this would be the country’s third time hosting the competition. Zelenskyy promised that the event will be held in the war-torn city of Mariupol eventually.
“We will try our best to welcome Eurovision contestants and visitors in Ukrainian Mariupol one day,” he stated. “Freedom, peace, and reconstruction!”
What do jury votes in Eurovision mean?
Expert juries award points on behalf of each nation after seeing an identical “jury final” the day before the broadcast event.
Eurovision announced in a statement on Saturday that “irregular” balloting may have occurred in its separate jury voting procedure.
As a consequence, the jury votes for the last semi-final and final were replaced by an aggregate computation, according to the statement.
“Any alleged efforts to influence the voting at the Eurovision Song Contest are taken very seriously by the EBU, which has the authority to withdraw such votes,” the European Broadcasting Union, which organizes Eurovision, stated.
Each national jury is composed of six specialists who assign 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 12 points to their favorite songs.
When are the findings expected to be released?
The Eurovision final will end at 12 a.m., shortly after the live scoreboard has been used to total up the scores.
The winner will perform again on stage after the winner is declared, before receiving the famous glass microphone trophy. The winner nation will have the honor of hosting the following Eurovision Song Contest, as is customary.
“I believe it’s more meaningful than ever this year because, of course, on the 24th of February, none of us were thinking about Eurovision or anything like that,” he remarked ahead of the winner’s announcement on Saturday.
Despite Russia’s war on Ukraine, the European Broadcasting Union, which sponsors the competition, declared in February that Russia would be permitted to compete. However, less than 24 hours later, the organizers changed their minds and announced that no Russian acts would be appearing in the performance.
“The decision reflects concern that, in light of the exceptional situation in Ukraine, including a Russian participation in this year’s Contest would bring the competition into disgrace,” according to a statement.