The biggest news this year is that SVT will do if the voting system. The channel completely take away the possibility to vote via sms, at the same time as apprösterna be divided into seven different age groups, where each group has the same number of points was to share out.
– In the lower aged people vote much more intensively than what you do in the higher age groups. It has started a discussion about whether children and young people the governing race, and we wanted to do something about that, " says Anette Helenius, project manager for music.
do to the feeling that their voice becomes larger, however, she thinks that it will not affect who wins, then you generally have needed support from all age groups to take home the competition.
" I think it is a very important symbolic change we make. From what we have seen in the past when we have simulated this on the previous years result it will be no major change in the outcome, " she says.
This also means that the international final to be scaled down from eleven to seven to reflect the tittargrupperna. In addition, the heart as in the tv box previously showed who got the most votes, rather than to signal any age group that votes the most intense.
based on two circles, the largest six metres in diameter. This time chaired the program, by Sarah Dawn Finer, Kodjo Akolor, Marika Carlsson and Eric Saade, four instead of last year's one.
"We have one basic rule, and that is that we can do whatever we want except what we did last year," says tävlingsproducenten Christer Björkman.
On bidragsfronten however, as usual, to mix different genres and expressions, " he says. Christer Björkman put together contest together with Karin Gunnarsson, who will take over for him completely in three years.
" I have done this race in 20 years and there is more than enough. It is great for the competition that there will be a new force, which creates prerequisites for the future of the Eurovision song contest, " he says.
continue to check on the competition?
" Absolutely, I'm really looking forward to being a viewer again, have opinions, think and throw things at the tv and say, ”How could they do this?”, he says and laughs.