List of Eurovision Song Contest 2014 jurors

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The jurors of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 are involved in the voting process. For the semi finals and the final, each country's votes was decided by a combination of 50% televoting by the public and 50% by national jury.[1]

Background[edit]

In response to some broadcasters' continued complaints about politically charged, neighbourly and diaspora voting, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) evaluated the voting procedure used in the contest, and contemplated a change for 2009. Contest organisers sent a questionnaire regarding the voting system to participating broadcasters, and a reference group incorporated the responses into their suggestions for next year's format.[2] Telewizja Polska (TVP), the Polish broadcaster, suggested that an international jury similar to the one used in the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest be introduced in the Eurovision Song Contest to lessen the impact of neighbourly voting and place more emphasis on the artistic value of the song.[3] A jury would lead to less political and diaspora voting as the jury members, mandated to be music industry experts, would also have a say in addition to "random members of the public".[4] National juries were originally phased out of the contest beginning in 1997, with televoting becoming mandatory for nearly all participants since 2003.

Jurors[edit]

The jurors of the 37 participating countries were as follows:

Country Jurors Further details
 Albania Edmond Zhulali Composer / producer
Alfred Kacinari Composer / producer
Eranda Libohova Singer / performer / artist
Mira Tuci Art and culture journalist
Engjell Ndocaj Journalist / producer / director
 Armenia Asatur Asatryan Musician / producer
Arman Davtyan Painter / sculptor / designer
Inga Arshakyan Singer (participant in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest)
Anush Arshakyan Singer (participant in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest)
Avet Barseghyan Radio and TV host / songwriter
 Austria Stella Jones Singer / songwriter / vocal/stage coach (participant in the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest)
Michael Dörfler producer & owner of a sound studio
Dietmar Lienbacher Division Head Austria Sony Music
Diana Lüger Singer / musician / songwriter
Alexander Kahr Producer
 Azerbaijan Yegana Akhundova Pro-rector of Baku Music Academy / pianist / musician / composer
Mubariz Taghiyev Musician / singer / actor
Samir Djafarov Opera artist
Nigar Jamal Singer (winner of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest)
Khayyam Mustafazadeh Singer / vocalist
 Belarus Vasily Rainchik Musician
Eugene Oleinik Composer / producer
Olga Ryzhikova TV host / singer
Alexander Mezhenny TV host / choreographer
Inna Adamovich Specialist in organisation of festivals and contests
 Belgium Bob Savenberg Musician / singer / producer / artist manager
Laura van den Bruel Artist / singer (participant in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest)
Roos van Acker Radio DJ / TV host / artist
Yannic Fonderie Music producer / composer
Wouter Van der Veken Music producer / composer / label manager
 Denmark Lise Cabble Songwriter / singer
Rune Funch Guitarist / film soundtrack composer
Monique Spartalis Singer
Mich Hedin Songwriter / music producer
Sys Bjerre Singer
 Estonia Laura Singer (Partipicant in the 2005 and 2017 Eurovision Song Contest)
Marju Länik Singer
Rauno Märks DJ / radio host
Alar Kotkas Music producer / songwriter
Rasmus Rändvee Singer
 Macedonia Milanka Rashich Independent music / film producer
Valentino Skenderovski Composer / arranger / sound engineer / music producer
Ivan Bechkovich Music journalist
Robert Bilbilov Composer / arranger / sound engineer / music producer
Dimitar Chemkov Composer / Music journalist
 Finland Kaija Kärkinen Artist / composer (Participant in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest)
Saara Törmä Lyricist
Rauli Eskolin Producer
Jaako Hurme Radio DJ
Annette Lundell Artist
 France Fabrice Marchal Music producer
Jean-Marc Sauvagnargues Writer / composer / drummer
Fanny Llado Singer
Julie Solia Singer / lyricist
Boris Bergman Songwriter
 Georgia Giorgi Kukhianidze Music producer
Micheil Chelidze Musician / singer (Participant in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with Eldrine)
Natia Khoshtaria Journalist / script writer
Nino Chachava Musician
Nana Daushvili Composer / pianist
 Germany Jennifer Weist Musician / bandleader of Jennifer Rostock
Madeline Juno Singer / songwriter
Konrad Sommermeyer Manager
Paul Würdig Rapper, better known as Sido
Andreas Bourani Singer / songwriter
 Greece Vasilios Apergis Music producer
Konstantinos Pantzoglou Radio music producer / journalist
Rodanthi Papadea Lyricist
Aggelos Makris Music producer / composer
Maria Sinatsaki DJ / TV presenter
 Hungary Zoltan Palásti Kovács Music teacher / music historian / musician / DJ / producer
Kati Kovács Performer / singer / songwriter
Attila Náksi DJ / music producer / record company owner
Péter Dorozsmai Musician / producer / songwriter / sound engineer
Vera Tóth Singer / songwriter / lyricist
 Iceland Hildur Thorhallsdottir Singer / musician / music teacher
Johanna Jonsdottir Singer / songwriter / performer (Participant in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest)
Kjartan Gudbergsson Sound engineer
Fridrik Jonsson Singer / songwriter / TV host
Ragnheidur Grondal Singer / songwriter / lyricist / pianist / vocal teacher
 Ireland Patrick Hughes General Manager Sony Ireland
Charlie McGettigan Singer / songwriter (Winner of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest)
Leanne Moore Singer / journalist / presenter
Jenny Greene DJ / radio presenter
Liam Reilly Singer / songwriter (Participant in the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest)
 Israel Ofra Helfmann Radio program editor
Alon Amir Music PR manager
Roi Klein Rocker / music student
Doron Medalie Director / writer / composer
Dafna Gold clarinetto player / ballet dancer
 Italy Luca de Gennaro Vice president Talent & Music of MTV Italy
Andrea Laffranchi Journalist
Paola Folli Singer
Andrea Miro Songwriter / composer / musician
Francesco Pasquero Music manager
 Latvia Harijs Zarins Guitar player / composer / lyricist
Marta Ritova Singer / composer
Edgars Belickis Composer / music producer / transcriber
Igeta Gaike Singer / vocal teacher / composer / musical producer
Kaspars Ansons Composer / transcriber
 Lithuania Saulius Urbonavicius TV and music producer (Participant in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest)
Ruta Lukoseviciute Journalist / lyricist
Deividas Zvonkus Composer
Povilas Varvuolis Radio DJ / TV multicamera director
Kristina Zmailaite Opera singer
 Malta Paul Abela Musician / composer / maestro
Manolito Galea Sound engineer
Elton Zarb Music producer
Corazon Mizzi TV host / semi-professional singer/songwriter
Pamela Bezzina Vocal coach / singer / vocal arranger
 Moldova Anatol Chiriac Composer
Andrei Tostogan Songwriter / singer / producer
Tatiana Postolachi Lyricist
Nelly Ciobanu Singer (Participant in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest)
Iurie Badicu Songwriter / producer / lyricist
 Montenegro Stefan Filipovic Musician / singer (Participant in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest)
Slododan Bucevac Music producer
Zoja Djurovic Music professor
Senad Gacevic Music professor
Mihailo Radonjic Composer
 Netherlands Antonius van de Berkt CEO record company
Freek Bartels Singer / musical actor
Marleen Sahupala-van den Broek Singer / TV host (Participant in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest)
Ruth Jacott Singer (Participant in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest)
Sander Lantinga Radio DJ 3FM
 Norway Ahmed Ashraf Music and culture journalist
Jonas Brenna Head of Publishing
Jan Holmlund Entertainment journalist
Rannveig Sundelin Vocalist
Monica Johansen Artist / songwriter / DJ
 Poland Pawel Sztompka Radio journalist
Dorota Szpetkowska Journalist
Krzysztof Kasowski Singer
Magdalena Tul Singer (Participant in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest)
Mietek Szczesniak Singer (Participant in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest)
 Portugal Paula Ferreira Event promoter
José Cabrita Event promoter
Jan Dijck Composer
Ana Augusto Singer
Marina Ferraz Lyricist
 Romania Madalin Voicu Musician / violinist / conductor / composer
Mirela Fugaru Singer / lyricist / vocal coach
Mihai Stoica Music producer / composer
Calin Geambasu Musician / singer / composer / band leader
Nicoleta Matei Singer (Participant in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest)
 Russia Sergey Zhilin Conductor
Margarita Mitrofanova Radio DJ / TV host
Leonid Rudenko DJ / musician / label producer
Dominik Joker Musician / singer / poet / composer
Yulia Nachalova Singer
 San Marino Sara Ghiotti Musician / speech therapist
Lorenzo Salvatori Rapper
Andrea Gattei DJ / composer
Maria Ugolini Singer
Paolo Macina Guitarist
 Slovenia Helena Blagne Singer
Anze Langus Petrovic Musician / composer / producer
Robert Pikl Singer /guitar player / composer
Izak Kosir Singer / music journalist / author
Alya Singer
 Spain Raúl Fuentes Artist
Damaris Abad Artist
Jorge González Singer
Leticia Fuentes Composer / singer
Francisco Rodriguez Songwriter / singer / music producer
 Sweden Michael Oederberg Playlist manager P3 radio / radio host
Robert Sehlberg Music director at RIX FM radio
Oscar Zia Singer
Sacha Jean-Baptiste Dancer / choreograph / creative director
Elli Flemström Artist
  Switzerland Marcus van Lier Managing Director Warner Music Switzerland
Mélanie Freymond TV and radio host
Ivan Broggini Singer, band member of Sinplus (Participant in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest)
Sina Bellwald Singer / songwriter
Pascal Vonlanthen Singer / songwriter
 Ukraine Olexander Zlotnyk Composer
Kateryna Komar Producer / vocal teacher
Kostiantyn Mishukov Producer / DJ
Alla Popova Singer / composer
Olena Valovyk Singer
 United Kingdom Carrie Grant Vocal coach / TV presenter / public speaker (Participant in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest)
Stephen Allen Music producer / keyboard player / musical director / arranger
Candice McKenzie DJ / event organiser
Gus Gowland Writer / Actor / Composer
Laura Wright Mezzo-soprano

Georgia jury votes[edit]

Georgia's jury votes in the Grand Final were all declared invalid, as all the jury members had voted exactly the same from 3 points up to 12 points.[5] According to EBU, this constitutes a statistical impossibility. Therefore, only Georgia's televoting result was used for the distribution of the Georgian points in the Grand Final.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viniker, Barry (2008-12-08). "EBU confirms 50/50 vote for Eurovision Song Contest". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2008-12-08.
  2. ^ Klier, Marcus. "Exclusive: A new voting procedure for Eurovision?". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2008-08-30. Retrieved 2008-08-28.
  3. ^ Floras, Stella. "Poland: TVP proposes international jury for Eurovision". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2008-09-13. Retrieved 2008-09-11.
  4. ^ Viniker, Barry (2009-02-03). "Has Eurovision changed perceptions?". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  5. ^ a b Larsson, Markus (11 May 2014). "Georgiens röster diskvalificerades i Eurovision-finalen" [Georgia's votes were disqualified in the Eurovision finals] (in Swedish). Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 19 May 2015.