The Fairness Committee (F.C.) is currently made up of 6 EM players: Florin (Romania), Jan (Belgium), Josef (Czech Republic), Márcio (Portugal), Marijn (The Netherlands) and Tom (Poland).
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My name is Josef, I was born in 1991 and I live in a small village called Chrást (it's near Pilsen - the European culture capital city in 2015) in the Czech Republic. I study at University of West Bohemia (faculty of economics) and I live by Eurovision and its songs every single day. I recognized Eurovision first sometimes around 2004 after Ruslana has won with Wild Dances. This song was huge hit and people talked about it (with this song, the articles also mentioned Céline Dion and ABBA as one of the most successful participants through Eurovision history). Then I get to Eurovision with Czech debut in 2007 and I've been fan of Eurovision since then. I also watch the national finals since 2011 and, since then, I became fully acquainted with the selection process and everything about ESC.
I am just an ordinary guy who loves music (singing, playing the clarinet and listening to it) and reading (mostly detective stories, fantasy and sci-fi), his husband, TV series, reality shows, films and the nature (I love walking in the forest etc.). If I enjoy something, I am fully occupied by it. I'm currently the president of OGAE Czech Republic as well.
Jan Van Cappel
Hello, my name is Jan. I was born in a distant 1980 in Bruges, and I live with my husband in Kapellen (near Antwerp) in Belgium.
I've been a fan of the ESC for as long as I can remember. Way back in 1989, my mother allowed me to stay up until the Belgian representator Ingeborg had sung her song "Door de wind". Very clever, as Ingeborg already performed sixth on the night. Little Jan went to bed. Each year, I host a little ESC party at our place for some friends, where we discuss the songs, the dresses, and we're giving points as well. In Eurovison, I'm most likely giving points to Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine and Iceland. Countries which please me the least are Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Turkey, and Azerbaijan. In EM, I'm representing Finland.
MARIJN vAN DEN Reek
Hello, I’m Tom! I’m 30 and I live in Central Poland, close to Łódź city. I’m big Eurovision fan – I remember my first contest in 1994, when Polish amazing debut took place.
Since then I haven’t missed any Eurovision show, but last couple of years I don’t follow national finals, I discover all entries, when all of them are chosen. My favourite ESC countries are Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Turkey, Malta, Greece, Romania, Netherlands or Portugal.
Besides music (I love 80’s and 90’s decades), my hobbies are sports (tennis, athletics, winter sports), languages, sci-fi & horror movies, healthy food and cats.
I joined EM in 2012, in EM10 I represented Bosnia & Herzegovina. From next edition I started representing my home country. I’m glad, that I can share music with awesome people from all over the world and meet new friends.
I try to follow basic rule to present my very personal (and diverse) kind of music, not seeking to win at all costs.
Our job is to take care, regulate and give fairness to the contest.
We work on the following: