People will quickly get to vote in Eurovision Music Contest

People subsequent yr will get to vote within the Eurovision Music Contest, an annual music and songwriting competitors with a large following in Europe and rising worldwide curiosity.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a company of public broadcasters that hosts the occasion, introduced final week that Eurovision is increasing in 2023. Viewers from non-participating nations will, for the primary time, be capable of vote for his or her favourite competitors songs on-line.

There are additionally some adjustments to the voting guidelines, with viewers straight voting in songs to the semi-finals and not using a skilled jury weighing in.

Martin Österdahl, the Eurovision Music Contest’s govt supervisor, mentioned in an announcement the 67-year-old competitors has “always advanced to stay related and thrilling.”

“These adjustments acknowledge the immense reputation of the present by giving extra energy to the viewers of the world’s largest reside music occasion,” Österdahl mentioned.

The winner of the 2022 Eurovision Music Contest was a Ukrainian folk-rap ensemble, Kalush Orchestra, which might often imply Ukraine hosts the following competitors.

However as a result of on Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the 2023 Eurovision Music Contest shall be hosted in Liverpool, England, in early Might.

Eurovision, based in 1956, started with simply seven taking part nations however has since expanded to greater than 40 nations, together with non-European nations like Israel and Australia.

EBU members representing their nations have till March to appoint an artist and track for the competitors.

There’s a semi-final occasion, a second semi-final and a Grand Ultimate, wherein a winner is chosen.

Viewers can vote via textual content message, by cellphone or via an official Eurovision app. Viewers can’t vote for the nation they reside in.

Subsequent yr, 37 nations will compete for 20 spots within the Grand Ultimate.