Viewers from international locations not taking part within the Eurovision Music Contest will have the ability to solid a vote for his or her favorite act subsequent yr for the primary time within the competitors’s historical past, the organiser mentioned on Tuesday.
It mentioned the brand new “Remainder of the World” vote was to strengthen the viewers’s energy to affect the outcomes and to recognise the worldwide attain of the competitors, which final yr drew a tv viewers of greater than 160 million.
Viewers will have the ability to vote by way of a safe on-line platform,and a full checklist of eligible international locations will probably be revealed nearer the time of the occasion, often held in Could. “Votes from international locations not taking part will probably be mixed to create a set of factors with the identical weight as one taking part nation in each of the Semi-Finals and the Grand Closing,” the competition’s organisers mentioned on their web site.
The 2023 Eurovision Music Contest will probably be held within the northern English metropolis of Liverpool on behalf of this yr’s winners Ukraine.
A long time-long custom often dictates that the winner of the competition will get to host it the next yr, however the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) mentioned security and safety causes because of the ongoing battle there meant runners-up the United Kingdomwould host it as an alternative.
The competition’s organisers mentioned they have been additionally making adjustments to the voting system for the semi-finals, which might now be determined by viewers alone moderately than a mixture of votes from viewers and nationwide juries of musical consultants as beforehand.
The grand closing outcomes will nonetheless be determined by a mixture of votes by viewers and juries. It mentioned the adjustments have been designed to guard the occasion’s integrity after irregular voting patterns within the outcomes of six international locations within the 2022 contest.