Swedish broadcaster SVT has decided to change one of the Swedish jurors. The reason is that Wiktoria had participated as a panelist in a TV program for the Eurovision Song Contest and had aired her views on songs in the contest. She will be replaced by Lisa Ajax.
Lisa is a former Swedish Idol winner and has participated in their national selection, Melodifestivalen, in 2012 and 2016.
“There must be no doubt that one of the Swedish jurors may have been influenced by another juror. Therefore we have taken the decision to replace Wiktoria with Lisa Ajax”, says Anette Helenius, project manager for the Swedish Eurovision broadcast.
Wiktoria’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was not contrary to the EBU rules, but Anette Helenius wanted to avoid any speculation.