The 50% juries, 50% televoting rule is still with us. As always, each participating country gets to choose music professionals who will judge the performances during the dress rehearsal on the night before the actual show. And today the EBU has released the names of all jurors set to help decide the winner of Eurovision 2018. As usual, there’s a lot of familiar faces.
Ex-Eurovision Stars in 2018 Juries
The 2017 contest is represented by the adorable Nathan Trent, who takes a role on the Austrian jury. He’s no doubt versed in how Eurovision works, having been through the whole shebang just twelve months ago.
Belgium has double the ex-Eurovision star power, with pocket rocket and 2016 representative Laura Tesoro under the pressure of judging for her country. 2010’s Tom Dice will bring himself and his guitar, joining Laura on the panel.
Denmark has wheeled out a former winner in the shape of Emmelie de Forest joining their jury. DMGP 2018 contender Lasse Meling will be joining her. Ireland’s winner from 1993 Niamh Kavanagh will again be the face of Ireland’s jury panel.
The Balkans are representing with their Eurovision stars of past. Bojana Stamenov will be joining the jury for Serbia. Nina Zizic of Montenegro’s Who See fame in 2013 will be on the Montenegrin panel.
Moldova 2014’s Cristina Scarlat will be on her country’s panel. Michal Szpak from 2016 will be showing us what entries will be colouring his life in Poland. The lovely Latvian from 2015 Aminata Savadogo will head up the Latvian jury, while
The entirety of Portugal’s jury is comprised of Festival da Canção entrants from this year, including Daniela Onis, Anabela, Benjamim Nunes and Peu Madureira.
Melodifestivalen veteran Mariette will head up the Swedish jury.
You can see the full list of all jurors — listed by country — in the official document provided by the EBU.