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Voting Procedures 2024

This page explains the rules behind voting at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest in MalmΓΆ.

For details on How To Vote and When To Vote, visit our Vote page

For the phone numbers and full information about voting from each country, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Voting at the Eurovision Song Contest

In 2024, a number of changes have been made to the voting system at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Viewers watching around the world, outside those in the participating countries, can now vote for their favourite songs for 24 hours before each Semi-Final and the Grand Final. 

Voting in the Grand Final will also now open just before the first song is performed, remain open throughout the performances and for up to 40 minutes after the final song is performed. 

All voting is administered by Once, the EBU’s Voting Partner and overseen by E&Y, the Independent Voting Observer.

Audience Voting 

All viewers in participating and non-participating countries alike can vote using the official Eurovision App or go directly to www.esc.vote.

Both App and website will provide the correct voting method for all eligible countries automatically. 

In addition those watching in the participating countries can vote by telephone and/or SMS. Relevant numbers will be displayed on screen by each participating broadcaster and on www.esc.vote.

Professional Juries

A Professional Jury is appointed by the broadcaster in each of the 37 countries taking part in the competition. 

Each Jury consists of 5 members (including a chairperson) with a solid musical/artistic background and relevant professional experience (with proven track record) that justifies their appointment (such as singer, musician, composer, author of lyrics, professional in the TV/radio entertainment field, music critic/expert, dancer, or choreographer). 

 

Each juror shall rank all the competing songs in each show from their least favourite to favourite based on the following criteria:

 - composition and originality of the song
 - quality of the performance on stage
 - vocal capacity of the performer(s)
 - overall impression of the act

The ranks allocated to the individual songs by each Juror are converted into a specific score value from 12 downwards decreasing exponentially; the sum of all score values within a national Jury determines the final national jury ranking. The Top 10 songs with the highest ranks are awarded 1 – 8, 10, and 12 points.

Juries from the participating countries in Semi-Final 1 and Semi-Final 2 (as well as the pre-qualified countries voting in each of the Semi-Finals) will cast their votes, but their votes will not count towards the result of the Semi-Finals unless a valid audience vote has not been recorded or an aggregated substitute result cannot be used. 

The votes from Juries from all 37 participating countries will however be counted in the Grand Final

Voting in the Semi-Finals

Only viewers at home will determine the outcome of the two Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest. 

Viewers in the 15 countries taking part in Semi-Final 1 are eligible to vote alongside three of the countries pre-qualified for the Grand Final - Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Viewers in the 16 countries taking part in Semi-Final 2 are eligible to vote alongside three of the other countries pre-qualified for the Grand Final – France, Italy and Spain. 

Those watching in the participating countries can vote using the official Eurovision Song Contest app, or by telephone and/or SMS. Relevant numbers will be displayed on screen by each participating broadcaster.

Those watching in any other eligible non-participating country can vote via a secure online platform – www.esc.vote 

Voting for viewers in non-participating countries – Rest of The World - will open after the end of the transmission of Dress Rehearsal 2 of both Semi Finals, the previous evening, and closes at the beginning of the Live broadcast. 

Voting for all viewers watching the Live Show will open after the last song is performed for approximately 15 to 25 minutes.

When the vote closes the Top 10 most popular songs in each participating country will be allocated points from 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points. 

The 10 songs that have received the most votes from the Rest Of The World will be allocated points using the same scale and have the weight of one additional voting country. 

The Audience in each participating country will award a total of 58 points (1 – 8, 10 and 12) 

The Audience voting online from non-participating countries will also award a total of 58 points (1 – 8, 10 and 12)

In the event that a valid national audience vote cannot be recorded in a participating country the points allocated from that country will be determined using an aggregated result which shall be calculated automatically on the basis of the results of a pre-selected group of countries.

In the unlikely event that an aggregated result is not available, it will be replaced by the results of the National Jury of the country concerned.

When all the points from the Audience are added together the 10 countries with the highest number of points will qualify for the Grand Final.

These countries will be announced in a random order decided by Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest at the end of the live broadcast. 

The number of points each qualifying country has received in their respective Semi-Final will be published after the Grand Final on eurovision.tv.

Voting in the Grand Final

Viewers in all 37 countries taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 can vote for the 26 songs in the Grand Final (10 qualifiers from Semi-Final 1 and 2 and the 6 pre-qualified countries)

 

Those watching in the participating countries can vote using the official Eurovision Song Contest app, or by telephone and/or SMS. Relevant numbers will be displayed on screen by each participating broadcaster.

Those watching in any other eligible non-participating country can vote via a secure online platform – www.esc.vote 

Voting for viewers in non-participating countries – Rest of The World - will open after the end of the transmission of Dress Rehearsal 2 of the Grand Final, the previous evening, and close at the beginning of the Live broadcast. 

Voting for all viewers will open before the start of the first performance in the live Show and close approximately 25 to 40 minutes after the end of the last performance.

When the vote closes the Top 10 most popular songs in each participating country will be allocated points from 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points.

The 10 songs that have received the most votes from the Rest Of The World will be allocated points using the same scale and have the weight of one additional voting country. 

The Audience in each participating country will award a total of 58 points (1 – 8, 10 and 12). 37 countries x 58 points = 2,146 points from the national audiences of the participating countries.

The Audience voting online from non-participating countries (Rest of The World) will also award a total of 58 points (1 – 8, 10 and 12).

The total number of points that will be distributed from the Audience will be 2,204 (37 participating countries + 1 Rest of the World β€œcountry”). 

The Jury in each of the 37 participating countries will also award a total of 58 points (1 – 8, 10 and 12)

Each Jury will watch and cast their votes based on Dress Rehearsal 2 which will take place in the evening of Friday 10 May.

The total number of points that will be distributed by the 37 national Juries will be 2,146. 

In the event that a valid national audience vote cannot be recorded in a participating country the points allocated from that country will be determined using an aggregated result which shall be calculated automatically on the basis of the results of a pre-selected group of countries.

In the unlikely event that an aggregated result is not available, it will be replaced by the results of the National Jury of the country concerned.

If a valid Jury result is not recorded in any of the participating countries, the result of the respective national Audience shall be doubled.

At the end of the televoting window, the results of each National Jury will be presented live one by one by a spokesperson in each participating country and appear on a scoreboard. 

During this time, the EBU, its Voting Partner and Independent Voting Observer will count and verify the audience results.

After all the Jury points are given, the combined total points from the Audiences of the participating countries and the Rest of the World are presented. 

The cumulative points total for each country in the Grand Final is then added to the scoreboard, country by country, beginning with the country that was ranked last by the Jury and working up the scoreboard to the country that was ranked first.

The country at the top of the scoreboard at the end of this sequence is the winner.

In the event of a tie, after all points are distributed from the Audience and Jury vote, the winner shall be the song which has which has obtained the highest rank from all the National Audiences and the Rest of the World Audience.

PLEASE NOTE: The national Audiences and national Juries cannot vote for the country they represent. The final results Including Audience and Jury results for every participating country and the Rest of The World result will be published on eurovision.tv after the Grand Final.

Voting Numbers