Since hours, Digame - the responsible company for the voting - is living in that box. Nobody is allowed to enter or exit. The box has been sealed by a notary and people have to stay until the end of the show. Manipulation can be precluded. In the moment when the voting time is over - the EBU already knows the final result.
The new voting system is quicker, but it definitely destroys the atmosphere and excitement. Nobody will see the reactions anymore how Norway gives only one point the Swedes. The whole procedure is quite too fast and complex. Additionally the running order of the countries to give their votes is not the same as the running order of the played songs. This order has been determined by a draw weeks before. That will also confuse the spectators. The cult of the voting has been killed!
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.