According to the EBU’s supervisor Svante Stockselius everything went perfectly for the first Semi Final 2010. On the EBU/NRK press conference, the EBU mentioned it’s satisfaction about the 100% perfect sound and picture and congratulated the NRK and the producer Jon Ola Sand. The new extended voting window has proofed as success, it’s allowed to start voting from the beginning of the show. There is no advantage for the first entries on stage. The gap between the 10th and 11th rank last night has only been 3 points! And in one country, the televoting did not work properly, therefore the backup jury has determined the result for the country. The combination of 50% jury voting and 50% televoting might be the perfect combination.
As mentioned in the years before, the EBU tries hard to get Italy back into the contest. Furthermore the ESC 2010 is going to be broadcasted in Australia, New Zealand, Kosovo, Hungary, Montenegro and Kazakhstan beside of the participating countries.
Alexander Rybak has been the special guest at this press conference, at the end the new trophy has been presented and Alexander.