How are the points distributed?
A total of 928 points will be awarded to the artists during the Final. The international jury groups and viewers distributed 464 points each.
However, it is not the total number of votes that decides. The international jury is divided into eight groups based on countries. Each group awards Artists jury 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 or 12 points the way we’re now used to seeing them at both Eurovision and Melodifestivalen.
Perhaps what is less known is that the viewers ’voices are also converted into points and divided into eight different groups. The points of the different viewer groups are distributed just like on the jury by converting the viewers ’votes into 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 or 12 points for artists from each of the eight different viewer groups.
How do viewers’ votes get points?
The viewer voices are split into seven different groups based on the age of the app’s constituents plus a group made up of all the phone sounds. The age groups are 3-9 years, 10-15 years, 16-29 years, 30-44 years, 45-59 years, 60-74 years and those who are 75 years or older.
Contribution that those who are 3-9 years old give more votes to thus gets 12 points from this group introduced. The contribution that receives the second most votes from this group receives 10 points and so on. And so it continues in group after group until the total of all points is awarded. However, in the program, this is not reported. There we just get to see the total amount of points that viewers give to contribute after you contribute.
Who sits on the international jury?
Those sitting in jury groups are kept secret until 3 pm on Saturday when the deadline for groups jurors to present their points. What we already know before is that there are eight different groups from eight different countries.
Countries with jury groups this year are: Albania, Great Britain, Cyprus, France, Iceland, Israel, the Netherlands and Switzerland. Until earlier this week, it looked like a group of Belarus jurors would participate, but after criticism for the Melodifestival, this jury group was replaced by a jury from Great Britain.
How are the points displayed in the program?
During Saturday’s Final, we’ll see the jury group points awarded by one jury group after another. Points 1 to 7 appear automatically on TV and points 8, 10 and 12 are read by the jury representative. Then, viewers get to vote for another five minutes before it’s time to submit what the viewers think.
Viewer votes are awarded with slotted sums with the total number of points for each artist. In the program, the host starts by giving the viewer points to the contribution that got the fewest votes from the jury groups, then to the contribution that got the second least from the jury groups and so on. Finally, the viewer score is given to the input that was awarded the most points by jury groups. Everything to make the distribution of points and exciting as possible on the TV couch.
What happens if two artists get the same number of points?
If two artists get exactly the same number of points, then the contribution that gets the most votes from viewers wins. Viewers’ votes are unlikely to be distributed completely evenly. In the past year, there was only one difference between Dotter and The Mamas. But in terms of viewership, it was just as exciting. Mamas channel received a total of 120,750 more viewer votes than Dotter.