FAQ – We frequently get questions concerning the Eurovision Song Contest. In this new category, we will answer the most frequently asked questions (FAQs). Some people ask us why a small country such as Andorra gets as many points as a big country like Russia or the UK. Isn’t that undemocratic? One could certainly argue that this gives an unfair proportion of power over the overall result to the few voters in Andorra, while a vote in Russia or Germany counts much less into the result. On the other hand, the fact that once a year every single European country is really 100% equal is part of the Eurovision spirit and part of what makes Eurovision great.
With the introduction of professional juries that account for 50% of the vote and consist of 5 members each, this problem was considerably reduced.
How do you feel about the distribution of “power” during the voting?