Eurovision 2015 releases the rules; almost unchanged
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The European Broadcasting Union has published its rules for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. There will be no major changes to the rules. The EBU has made one addition to its rule book stating:
“Each Participating Broadcaster shall ensure that its National Jury is fully independent and votes in total impartiality. It shall cooperate with the EBU and the independent auditor in connection with all matters regarding National Jury voting”.
It is believed the Broadcasting Union is trying to respond to concerns by some countries that juries are being influenced or pressured to vote in a certain way. All other rules relating to songs and their release dates as well as participants and broadcaster obligations remain unchanged.