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Eurovision Song Contest Audience & Jury Voting Process

Updated on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:29 by Registered CommenterKevin Bourassa & Joe Varnell

Eurovision winners were originally determined by Jury. until 1997 when televoting from the audience was introduced. After complaints about block & diasporic voting, juries were reintroduced, 1st the semi-finals, then the finals. So how does the mix of televoting and juries work? Here are the latest rules, meant to give greater transparency and assurance of good governance.

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Our 2nd Season Commenting On The Eurovision Song Contest

We're getting ready for our 2nd season of commenting on the Eurovision Song Contest! We began our coverage for the 2012 Contest last March, just after the National finalists had been selected. What an exciting first season it was. We brought you commentary from Amsterdam's Eurovision in Concert, and London, where we watched the 2012 Contest with fans in a Swedish pub.

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Easy For Canada to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest

Updated on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:43 by Registered CommenterKevin Bourassa & Joe Varnell

Updated on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:21 by Registered CommenterKevin Bourassa & Joe Varnell

Canadians can't watch the Eurovision Song Contest on domestic TV, but we have been joining the European live audience for years, thanks to Internet streaming. We remember crowding around a small notebook computer during the 2004 Contest. The stream was jerky and the picture was small on our notebook in those days, prior to flat-panels, but it was magnificent and we were hooked!

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Lingo, eh?

New to the Eurovision Song Contest?  Attending your first Eurovision party?   You don't know your ABBA from your Popo?  This glossary will introduce you to some of the names and terms you may encounter, all explained from an ESC-centric perspective.  
We welcome your suggestions, as we will continue to update this list over time.

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