EBU: Svante Stockselius says “Goodbye” to Eurovision

Svante Stockselius, the executive supervisor of Eurovision Song Contest, as well as of Junior Eurovision Song Contest, decided to resign from his job at the end of the year.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010, to be held in Minsk later this year, will be the last contest under his supervision. During almost 8 years of his work, Eurovision Song Contest has become the world’s most popular music contest, with more than 120 million people all over the world watching the shows every year.

While Svante was responsible for the Eurovision Song Contest, many things have changed in the contest – a generic logo was established, semi finals were introduced in the contest, more then 40 countries were allowed to take part, and the professional juries were brought back, in order to make the voting fair.

The new executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest should be chosen by the end of the year.