Even though the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled – after four very successful seasons, ESCBubble’s series of “Public Reacts to Eurovision” are back! Non-Eurovision fans, but casual viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest, of different ages and professions and from different parts of the world listen to all 41 competing songs for the very first time, and react to them! We are going to combine the scores of the reviewers with scores of our editors, as well as You – our readers, in order to select our own winner of Eurovision 2020.
In this year’s season of Public Reactions a total of 14 people of different ages and professions took part! Some of the faces will already be familiar, as they took part in our project in the previous years as well:
- Ivana from Croatia
- Elisa from Portugal
- Barbara, Emily and Charlene from the United Kingdom
- Szabolcs from Hungary
- Katarina from Slovakia
They will be joined by some new faces as well:
- George from the United Kingdom
- Imre from Hungary
- Jordan from Austria
- Miloje from Serbia
- Ryan and Paul from Australia
- Sander from Denmark
We played them the selected songs for Eurovision 2020 for the first time, and asked them for their honest first impressions for each song.
How will we choose our winner of Eurovision 2020?
Our voting system will consist of three votes – Public Reactions votes, ESCBubble editors vote, and our readers’ vote. Each of the votes will weigh 33% of the final result.
All of our reviewers were asked to score each of the 41 songs from 1 to 10, meaning that each song can get a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 140 points.
14 of our editors – Anne, Danny, David, Ervin, Fouad, Jan, Joe, Kyle, Marco, Matthew, Melissa, Nick, Nikola and Olivier also scored each of the songs from 1 to 10 as well, where each song can get a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 140 points once again.
The scores from our readers will be calculated to have the same weight as those from our reviewers and editors. If only maximum scores are received in our daily polls, the song will get 140 points, and lower scores will reduce this accordingly. The polls will be open as the article with the reviews is published, and will close the following day with the next article. So your votes count!
Public Reactions Preview
Here’s a little preview of what’s coming up on ESCBubble, starting from tomorrow, 30th of March:
The first song to be reviewed is going to be the one from Belarus – “Da vidna” by VAL, and it will be posted tomorrow.