Good news for Irish Eurovision fans (and Terry Wogan) - the competition is to revert to the use of juries to decide votes, instead of the telephone/text voting system that has been in place for the past ten years.
The system had come under criticism because of the decision of some former eastern bloc countries to vote tactically - but next year will see a return to the juries system, although votes from viewers will still count, possibly to a lesser degree.
Ruud Bierman, chairman of the Eurovision Reference Group, said: "We strongly believe in televoting as a way of measuring the opinion of our millions of viewers across Europe. After the public debate about neighbour and diaspora voting, we decided to give the national juries a say in the outcome of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest."
Does this mean that Ireland might have a chance of ever winning again?