The outcry since the Eurovision 2023 Grand Final has been vocal and two weeks on, hasn’t died down. Wherever Eurovision can be found on social media, one can also find posts about changing the voting system, giving the televote more weight in the final result, or doing away with the juries altogether.
Those advocating for a change to the jury vote (many of whom were chanting “Cha Cha Cha” in the Liverpool Arena and at their televisions two Saturdays ago) may not have considered the implications on the remainder of the scoreboard.
So, let’s see what would happen to the scoreboard if we give the televote a greater weight in the final! In real life, the current system makes the maths easy, as each televoting country and jury have 58 points to award to their 10 favourite entries. Once one changes the 50:50 ratio to something else, the voting system just doesn’t work anymore.
So instead of creating some new system where the televote awards, quinze points (for example), the following scoreboards keep the ratios as advertised. In 2023, there were a total of 4,350 points handed out by the juries and televote combined. This is the same for all these scoreboards as well. This means the 40:60 scoreboard has 1,740 points from the juries and 2,610 points from the televote.
Do you think Martin Österdahl should consider one of the options above, something else, or keep the 50:50 split as it is? You can let us know in the comments below or on our social media @escbubble! You can also relive the dramatic voting sequence from Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool below!