Survey reveals what the UK audience thinks of the Eurovision voting system24 May 2023 - Press release
The yearlong anticipation and build-up for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest ended with disappointment for the UK audience with Mae Muller's placement in the competition.
A recent survey by PartyCasino does however indicate that the support for Mae Muller's performance and "I Wrote a Song" stands strong, after the Grand Final.
Muller was recognized as one of the most talented artists among the finalists, alongside Finish artist Käärijä, with the song "Cha Cha Cha". Käärijä, which finished second in the competition was on forehand a top candidate to be crowned winner of Eurovision 2023 and did in fact win the public votes, only to be beaten by Sweden's Loreen, who took home the victory with the majority of the jury votes.
When asked about their thoughts on the voting system in the Eurovision Grand Final, 45.20% of participants felt that the current system is working well, and 38.70% expressed the need for a simpler voting system.
Additionally, the survey revealed that 37.50% of participants preferred only public votes per country, while 27.10% favoured a combination of jury and public votes from participating countries.
Opinions on the frequency of the contest left the participants divided: Would the Eurovision Song Contest be more exciting if it was held every second year? 41.10% of the participants felt that the contest should not be held every second year. While 31.50% were unsure, and 27.40% were in favour of the contest taking place every second year and believed that it would make the event more exciting.
The full survey and results can be found here.
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