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Automatic qualifiers in a semi final


How many automatic qualifiers should make it directly to the final?

Last edition's top 10 19 vote(s) 79.2%
Last edition's medallists 3 vote(s) 12.5%
The host nation only 3 vote(s) 12.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. jw HI. I'M ADAM SCOTT.


    We've not had to think about this for a couple of years, but it is likely that we will cross the threshold for a semi final before #70. Keep in mind that the rules regarding semi finals changed after #51, but they were never actually put into practice before. Basically, from now on, even when there's a semi, you will rank all songs - both semi finalists and finalists together - into one big ballot. From there, the votes will be separated out (by removing auto-finalists in your semi vote, and removing non-qualifiers to form your final vote).

    That allows us to be more efficient by having semi results on a Saturday and then final results on the Sunday, without having to vote twice and risk alienating those who didn't progress to the final.

    So, armed with this information, I would like to know how many automatic qualifiers (based on the last edition's scores) you would like to see bypass the semi. Vote in the poll please. You may choose more than one option if you prefer.
  2. James ... and his things xD

    I like it the way it was.

    I voted for last edition's top 10.
    For me, there's no point in having a semifinal if you're gonna put almost all participants in it anyway.
  4. jw HI. I'M ADAM SCOTT.

    Which was what, ex-d? Originally we had the top 10, then it changed to the top 3.

    However, if you refer to the old system of voting purely for semi songs, then having a semi results show, then voting again just on the final songs, that's not going to happen.
  5. Curtis Belgium is a non country.

    Host nation only for me, me old sprout
  6. ThatWelshOne Member

    I went with top 10. What's the point in having a semi with all of the participants (-1 or -3) ? 17 in a semi is much better than 26/24.
  7. swissBoy Active Member

    Giving the top 10 the opportunity to qualify provides a better chance to have participants in the final who normally don't manage to reach the top 3
    ThatWelshOne likes this.
  8. James ... and his things xD

    this wasnt about the voting, only the top ten qualifying
  9. ThatWelshOne Member

  10. Rua Haldor Lægreid Impersonator

    I voted for the last edition's Top 10. I agree with everything said above in the fact that it'd be better to vote on a semi final that has every participant minus the 10 as so you wouldn't be doing two final-like stages at the one time.

    pb Sok. :(
  11. Wiggles Administrator

    I liked the top 10 threshold, and I'll stick to that, methinks.

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