quote:How the sub-competitions change:
Voting takes place in the app and by phone while the seven acts perform their songs. In the app, all viewers have five free votes per song.
After a quick prize, a first finalist will be appointed, the artist who in total received the most votes after the first round of voting.
The six remaining artists advance to the second round of voting. Here, viewers get five new free votes per artist in the app. The votes from the first round are also included.
The result in voting round number 2 is now based instead on how the votes have been distributed in the age categories in the app: 3–9 years, 10–15 years, 16–29 years, 30–44 years, 45–59 years, 60–74 years, 75 and older, as well as the telephone voices.
The finalists are thus appointed in two different ways: the one who receives the most votes in total in the first round of voting and the one who receives the highest score from the different age categories after the second round of voting.
For the first time, the age groups' vote distribution will be reported in the program, in the style of the Eurovision final, where the 12th in each age category will be awarded orally and the remaining points will be reported in the graphics.
This means that viewers in live broadcast will be able to follow the count of votes and thus also get to know who will come third and fourth respectively and thus advance to the semifinals and also who will come fifth, sixth and seventh in the sub-competitions.
With the new arrangement, the winning prize in the sub-competitions is removed at the same time. The two acts that make it to the finals will not sing their songs again.
How to change semifinals:
What was previously called Andra chansen changes its name to the semifinals this year and the duels have been scrapped.
In a live draw on SVT play on Tuesday 1 March, the eight entries will be divided into two groups, semi 1 and semi 2.
In the draw, no difference will be made if the entries finish third or fourth in their sub-competition, which in practice could mean that all 3s end up in one group and all 4s in the other.
Two songs advance to the final from semi 1 and semi 2 respectively.
The result will be based on the two songs that get the highest score based on how the votes are distributed in the age categories in the app: 3–9 years, 10–15 years, 16–29 years, 30–44 years, 45–59 years, 60–74 years, 75 and older, as well as the telephone voices.
Unlike the competitions, the votes will not be reported in the semifinals, this for time reasons.
How to change the final:
Voting takes place in the app and by phone while the twelve acts perform their songs. In the app, all viewers have five free votes per participant.
After the international jury groups have cast their votes, all viewers will be provided with new free votes, five new per artist, in order to continue to influence the result even after the international jury has had its say.
The TV viewers' votes will then be reported in lumps per contribution, so that viewers get to know how many points a total of a contribution has received based on how the votes are distributed in the different age categories in the app and the telephone votes.
In retrospect, SVT will report separately how many points and contributions received from each age category.
Points based on age categories - that's how it works
Since 2019, viewers have been divided into eight different viewer groups, seven in the app based on age: 3–9 years, 10–15 years, 16–29 years, 30–44 years, 45–59 years, 60–74 years, 75 and older, as well as an eighth group consisting of the telephone voices.
All viewing groups have equal power.
The one who gets the most number of votes in each viewing group gets 12 points, the second most votes gets 10 points, then 8, 5, 3 and 1.
In the final, each spectator group will distribute points according to the scale 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.