Malta: PBS scraps controversial influence of jury

Broadcaster PBS has decided to change the format of Malta’s preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. The controversial highly influence of the juries in its preselection will be scrapped.

Last year, the televoters had only 1/6 influence on the result, with five additional individual juries making the choice on behalf of Malta. Five judges evaluated the songs during the shows and each judge had an equal stake in the final result. The sixth set of votes were the results of the public televote, which had a weighting equal to the votes of a single judge.

The CEO of PBS, mister John Bundy, has confirmed this news earlier this weekend.