Belgium: This is how the winner of Eurosong 2016 will be decided

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The Flemish broadcaster VRT has revealed details regarding the voting process of Eurosong 2016’s final round. Guests at the show, as reported earlier, will be Hadise (Turkey’s representative in 2009) and Christer Björkman (Executive Producer of Sweden’s Melodifestivalen and Sweden’s Head of Delegation). The winner will be decided by a mix of Televoting and the votes of ten international juries.

The show will open with a performance by Hadise. Then, all five candidates will perform their songs, which were presented already last week, but in the final version of their performance.

The televoting results will be announced and the participants will be given 60, 70, 80, 100 or 120 points.

The juries will then announce their votes. Five music professionals in each country will give 60, 70, 80, 100 or 120 points as well. The juries will come from:

  1. Sweden (Eurovision 2015 winner and Eurovision 2016 host)
  2. Ireland (Most wins in the contest)
  3. Greece (Never failed to qualify to the final)
  4. Hungary (Gave the highest average of points to the winner since 2000)
  5. United Kingdom (Awarded 12 points to 8 winners since 2000)
  6. Latvia (Awarded 12 points to 8 winners since 2000)
  7. The Netherlands (Gave Belgium the highest total of points throughout the year)
  8. France (Gave Belgium the highest number of 12 points throughout the years)
  9. Azerbaijan (Out of 8 participants, finished 5 times in the top 5, also never gave points to Belgium)
  10. Montenegro (Never gave any points to Belgium)

The top two entries will then qualify to the Superfinal. The winner will then be decided by televoting only.

You can watch the five candidates’ performances from last week’s show here. The candidates are:

  1. Amaryllis UitterlindenKick the habit
  2. Adil AarabIn our nature
  3. Laura TesoroWhat’s the pressure
  4. Astrid DestuyverEverybody aches
  5. Tom FrantzisI’m not lost

The final of Eurosong 2016 will take place on Sunday, 17 January, at 20:25 CET.

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