Comments on the main Eurovision Song Contest fan websites are mostly positive approving the decision to change the voting system of the contest next year.
On one of the largest fan sites a poll was conducted where 86,9% of the voters agreed that it was a good decision. Only 9,5% disapproved and 3,6% were not sure.
According to the comments, fans believe the outcome of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest will be more objective, more about the songs and less about the visual side.
During a meeting in Moscow, the EBU Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest decided to introduce a voting model of a mix between televoting and jury votes in the 2009 Final. No change will be made in the voting during the Semi-Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.