From now on only the public is allowed to vote in the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals and this is detrimental to the Netherlands | Eurovision SongFestival

PodcastMia Nicolay and Dionne Cooper will perform on behalf of Holland on May 9 Burning daylight Participated in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The rules are changing from this year: in the semi-finals there are no more professional juries, the audience decides who goes to the final. It turns out that this is not in the interests of the Netherlands.

Since 2013, the year Anouk participated in the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of our country the birdsThe Netherlands is doing well at the annual song festival. Since then, only Trijntje Oosterhuis has missed the final and the Netherlands has distinguished itself with often high quality (listening) songs.

But what if you applied the new rules retroactively to that beautiful series? To get the latest version of AD Eurovision podcast (Exclusive from AD Media Podcast) Our Eurovision correspondent has sorted this out.

Waylon will miss the final

If you count only caller votes, all Dutch entries except Common Linnets (2014) score lower. Waylon will use this system in 2017 Outlaw’s in ’em Even missed the final. He came seventh in the semi-finals, but without a professional jury he would have finished twelfth. The biggest difference was in S10, Waylon and OG3NE, all three losing five places, but that would have only been disastrous for Waylon.

Even Eurovision winner Duncan Lawrence has given up his place in 2019, and he’s yet to finish at the top, but he’s in second place. Just for The Common Linnets, the disappearance of a professional jury would have no negative consequences. The duo of Ilse DeLange and Waylon would have won the respective semi-finals either way.

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So is there good news for the Netherlands? It depends on how we look at it. In Anouk’s desperate era, in which the Netherlands have squandered the last eight years in a row, there have been bright spots. Biggest surprise: Joan Franca (15th place semi-finalist at the time) could have made it to the final in 10th place if it had been up to the crowd alone. Sieneke’s barrel organ work also scored better in the new system: eleventh rather than fourteenth.

Joan Franca 2012 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku. © ANP

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