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Decision night for the 40 juries around Europe...and beyond


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Gordon Roxburgh
Gordon Roxburgh
Posted 22 May, 2015, 21:00

Although the live show for the Grand Final takes place tomorrow evening, when viewers in 40 countries will have their opportunity to vote to decide the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. It is worth reminding you that this evening's show is of equal significance, as this is the show that the professional juries will be watching and voting on, and they are responsible for 50% of the votes.

27 Songs: 40 Juries

A record 27 songs will participate in the Grand Final, and professional juries in each of the participating countries, as well as ithose countries that didn't reach the Grand Final, will be voting on tonight's show. They will account for 50% of the overall total.
Each jury will be comprised of five members, (including a chairperson) who will be the same jurors who voted in the respective Semi-Finals. They will monitored by an independent notary in each country. The jury consists of a variety of members in terms of age, gender, and background. They are all citizens of the country they are representing.
None of the jury members are connected with any of the participating songs or artists, in order that they can vote independently. All jury members have made signed declarations stating that they will vote independently.
You can find out who is in each national jury here.

The Jury Voting

Each jury member will rank all the songs in the show by judging each song, each jury member will focus on the vocal capability of the artists, the performance on stage, the composition and originality of the song, and the overall impression by the act.
The EBU's televoting partner Digame will merge the points given by the jury and the televoters tomorrow night per individual country. If there is a tie between two or more songs between jury votes and televotes, then the song gaining the most televotes will be ranked higher.
You can see a further explanation of the voting in the short video below.

The Grand Final Contenders

  1. Slovenia: Here For You sung by Maraaya
  2. France: N'oubliez Pas sung by Lisa Angell
  3. Israel: Golden Boy sung by Nadav Guedj
  4. Estonia: Goodbye To Yesterday sung by Elina Born & Stig Rästa
  5. United Kingdom: Still In Love With You sung by Electro Velvet
  6. Armenia: Face The Shadow sung by Genealogy
  7. Lithuania: This Time sung by Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila
  8. Serbia: Beauty Never Lies sung by Bojana Stamenov
  9. Norway: A Monster Like Me sung by Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
  10. Sweden: Heroes sung by Måns Zelmerlöw
  11. Cyprus: One Thing I Should Have Done sung by John Karayiannis
  12. Australia: Tonight Again sung by Guy Sebastian
  13. Belgium: Rhythm Inside sung by Loïc Nottet
  14. Austria: I Am Yours sung by The Makemakes
  15. Greece: One Last Breath sung by Maria Elena Kyriakou
  16. Montenegro: Adio sung by Knez
  17. Germany: Black Smoke sung by Ann Sophie
  18. Poland: In The Name Of Love sung  by Monika Kuszyńska
  19. Latvia: Love Injected sung by Aminata
  20. Romania: De La Capat/ All Over Again sung by Voltaj
  21. Spain: Amanecer sung Edurne 
  22. Hungary: Wars For Nothing sung by Boggie
  23. Georgia: Warrior sung by Nina Sublatti
  24. Azebaijan: Hour Of The Wolf sung by Elnur Huseynov
  25. Russia: A Million Voices sung by Polina Gagarina
  26. Albania: I'm Alive sung by Elhaida Dani
  27. Italy: Grande Amore sung by Il Volo
The live show of the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will take place on Saturday the 23rd of May of May at 21:00 CET and will broadcast live on Eurovision.tv and on our YouTube Channel.
Which songs do you think the juries favour over the televoters?
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