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Eurovision 2010 Podcast: Scoring, Voting and Douze Points Written by on April 29, 2010

Scoring, Voting and Douze Points (MP3 5.6MB 5 minutes 57 seconds)
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The short guides to the Eurovision Song Contest section of the podcast continues with a look at how the Semi-Finals and the Grand Final select the winners. The mix of public voting (by SMS and phone votes) and a selected jury in each country worked well in the final last year. Now this style is going to be used in the semi finals for the first time.

But how does it really work? What other new rules have been brought in? When can you start voting for your chosen country? Let’s find out.

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About The Author: Ewan Spence

British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (

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