Ukraine to change the way jury members are chosen for Eurovision 2023

May 22, 2022

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Suspline have reported that Ukrainians will be able to nominate candidates for Ukraine's Eurovision jury in 2023

Suspline report that not only will Ukrainians be able to nominate candidates to make up Ukraine’s Eurovision jury in 2023, but they will also be able to vote for them online.

Mykola Chernotytskyi, Chairman of the NSTU Board, has explained the reasons behind Suspline implimenting these changes for 2023: “Public on the radar has all the dissatisfaction with this year’s jury. From next year, one of the innovations of the jury will be an open call. All citizens who wish will be able to offer their candidacy, which, in their opinion, has experience and weight in this area. We will vote on the website and agree on the candidacies with the EMU. As a result, a professional jury will be formed to vote for the Eurovision finalists next year.”

This years Ukrainian jury votes caused some outrage on social media among Ukrainians, mostly for the fact that their jury did not award any points to Poland or Lithuania, whereas both of these countries’ juries awarded Ukraine their 12 points.

In an online press conference, the Chairman of the jury, Vadym Lysytsia, aplogised to the Polish people, and stated that as head of the Public Union, he was sorry that Poland didn’t receive high scores, but that being in the role he is in, he has no right to interfere with the work of the jury.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you like to see more countries having the chance to chose their Eurovision jury members? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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