I did a thing.
When juries were re-introduced in the voting procedure of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009, this was in order to reduce the effect of voting blocs1.
It is natural to ask the following question: Did it work?
In order to answer that question for yourself, you may look at this interactive map that I created over the last two days. For each country, the average and total number of points earned from the other countries are displayed. The underlying dataset is subdivided: From 2003 until the semifinals of 2009, the points were (mainly2) determined by national televoting. Since the final of 2009, national juries and national televoting each account for 50 % of the awarded points.
- cf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest#Political_and_geographical_voting ↩
- Some countries had to use backup juries in some years ↩