GENEVA – The story oikotimes.com revealed last week about the rule changes in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest became viral all over the web with the oikotimes.com post reaching more than 90,000 unique impressions.
According to the draft of the 2017 Eurovision rules we saw (but never got in our hands) mention that this year EBU refers to the ratio of jury and public voting in generic way and not in a specific way like previous years, which was 50-50. This leaves open doors for changes in the ratio between the jury and public voting.
Commenting the story, EBU press office stated: “For ESC 2016 the ratio of Jury and Public voting can be found in the official rules on the Eurovision Song Contest Website here in section 1.1.3. The EBU are reviewing these rules ahead of next year’s competition, and will publish the latest edition on the Eurovision.tv site in due course.”
Therefore (and after our research) will we see: a) changes in the ratio between jury and televoting this year? b) will we see change in the pre-decided vote for a country not having a public voting procedure like San Marino? Soon the final rules of Eurovision 2017 will be announced and we will find out!