Here are the results of the United Kingdom jury: Eurovision panel chosen


Vocal coach CeCe Sammy has been announced as the chair of the UK judging panel for Eurovision 2016.

She will head up the five-strong panel, which also features singer-songwriter Bea Munro, DJ and record label owner Seamus Haji, singer-producer Sean McGhee and music producer Kiran Thakrar.

Sammy is a former backing singer for Diana Ross who has gone on to become a vocal coach on music and entertainment shows including Pop Idol and America's Got Talent.

The vocal and performance coach has worked with artists including the Spice Girls, Charlotte Church, Russell Watson, S Club 7, Beverley Knight, Leona Lewis and One Direction.

In 2009, the Eurovision Song Contest introduced juries of five music industry professionals in every country.

Viewers and the national juries each contribute 50% towards the outcome of the contest.

This year's Eurovision will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 14.

An update to the voting process for the contest will come into effect for the first time this year, transforming how points are awarded.

In previous years, the results of the juries and viewers were presented as a combined result, each accounting for 50% of the final score.

But from 2016, juries and the voting public will each award points for the top 10 places. Juries' votes will be cast first, and then votes from viewers in all countries combined and announced at the end.

Under the new method of compiling votes, there may be less likelihood of acts ending up with nul points.

There are twice as many points to be awarded, which means a lower chance of ending up with zero points.

"This format change will inject a new level of excitement into the finish of the Eurovision Song Contest," Martin Osterdahl, executive producer for this year's show in Sweden, said in February.

Organisers say this will create a more dramatic finish as the winning song will only be revealed at the end.

In previous years, viewers have watched winning acts celebrate victory before the end of the voting process.