Eurovision 2015: preliminary jury member names presented
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – European Broadcasting Union announced moments ago the preliminary list with the names of the national juries, as they will decide the 50% of the final result for the semifinals and the final. The list may change towards the process of the contest for various reasons.
There are: 106 jury members are female, 131 are male, 3 are still missing. The average age is 40 years (age on the day of the Final). The two youngest jury members are 17 (in Israel and Sweden). The oldest jury member is 86 (in Slovenia). There are 2 teenagers, 35 jury members in their twenties, 81 in their thirties, 70 in their forties, 32 in their fifties, 15 in their sixties, 1 in his seventies and 1 in his eighties
There are also former Eurovision participants included in the list: Aram MP3 from Armenia (2014), Roberto Bellarosa (2013) and Witloof Bay-member Florance Huby from Belgium (2011), Søren Poppe from Rollo & King from Denmark (2001), Marie Myriam from France (1977), Ryan Dolan from Ireland (2013), Margaret Berger from Norway (2013), Cleo from Poland (2014), Alsou from Russia (2000, also host in 2009), Dina Garipova from Russia (2013), Nevena from the group Moje Tri from Serbia (2013 and Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007), Rosa Lopéz (2002), Dani Diges (2010), Pastora Soler (2012) and Ruth Lorenzo (2014) from Spain, Hind Laroussi from The Netherlands (2008) and Gabriel from the band Sinplus from Switzerland (2012). Hind (2008 for The Netherlands), Manuel Ortega (Austria 2002), Sophie Gelovani (Georgia 2013), Birgitta Haukdal (Iceland 2003), Liora (Israel 1995), Ralfs Eilands (part of PeR, Latvia 2013), Geta Burlacu (Moldova 2008), Michal Wisniewski (Ich Troje, Poland 2003 and 2006), Inês Santos (Portugal 1998), Adelaide Ferreira (Portugal 1985), OVI (Romania 2010 and 2014), Nicola della Valle (San Marino 2008), Marko Kon (Serbia 2009) and Tinkara Kovac (Slovenia 2014).
DID YOU KNOW?
Almost iconically, the oldest person is not only Slovenia’s backup jury member, but Dušan Hren was also Yugoslavia’s first Head of Delegation at the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Albanian jury is not yet complete and therefore, not yet approved. The Swiss jury misses their back-up jury member, which will be added shortly. Minor changes were made in the order of jury members of The Netherlands, Latvia, Russia, and Moldova. The Dutch back-up jury member was not eligible according to the Rules and will be replaced