Is it time for voting change? NDR asks your opinion
GERMANY – It was back in 1965 when Germany got null points with Ulla Wiesner mit “Paradies, wo bist Du?” and NDR is not happy with the result of Ann Sophie’s participation in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. They ask the internet readers / users to vote upon potential changes in the voting format to stop null points at least.
The NDR blogger Jan Feddersen presents his thoughts for complete voting change. The system of the current Eurovision voting is 40 years old and the latest feature of presenting only the 8, 10 and 12 to save time is not working as usually those points are awarded in the favourites and the other countries even in the top ten don’t get share of the excitement. Since it’s a matter of saving time (imagine Eurovision 2015 lasted more than 4 hours) why don’t they change it all.
What is Germany proposing? Something that we all were whispering for some time now. Give all countries points. Since the juries and tele voting rank all countries from 1-28 without (27, 25). Then all countries will get ranking points instead of the 1-12 system which is considered old fashioned and not fair. With that system NDR blogger presents the results of the Eurovision 2015
Sweden, Latvia, Russia, Australia and Belgium would be the jury favourites. Italy, Russia, Sweden, Belgium and Estonia would have won the public voting and in the combined results we would have seen the following top five: Sweden, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Australia. So no change in the results actually but we would have seen Germany 19th and the UK in the last position. Convinient ha?
But what the NDR blogger didn’t do is to apply the system in the semifinals and see whether the qualifiers would have been the same. But as an idea I am not against it.