ESC STOCKHOLM 2016 (61ª)

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  • Dates – Grand Final: Saturday, 14 May 2016 – 21:00 CEST
  • Host – Venue & Location: Globe Arena (Avicii Arena, Stockholm Globe Arena, Ericsson Globe, Globen), Stockholm, 🇸🇪 Sweden
  • Presenter (s): Måns Zelmerlöw & Petra Mede
  • Musical Director:
  • Director: Daniel Jelinek, Robin Hofwander, Sven Stojanović
  • Executive Producer: Martin Österdahl & Johan Bernhagen
  • Executive Supervisor: Jon Ola Sand
  • Multicamera Director: Daniel Jelinek & Robin Hoffwander
  • Host broadcaster: Sveriges Television (SVT)
  • Opening Act: “Parade of Flags”: a tribute to Swedish fashion design and dance music.
  • Interval Act: “Rock Your Body” and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” performed by Justin Timberlake; “Love Love Peace Peace”, a pastiche of past Eurovision songs; Lynda Woodruff sketch played by Sarah Dawn Finer; “Fire in the Rain” and “Heroes” performed by Måns Zelmerlöw.
  • Motto: “Come together”
  • Participants – Number of entries: 42: Final 26 [🇫🇷 France (56ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (10ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (19ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (9ª)🇮🇹 Italy (39ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (56ª)🇭🇺 Hungary (14ª), 🇬🇧 United Kindom (55ª)🇪🇸 Spain (52ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (19ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (53ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (48ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (35ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (17ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (10ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (33ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (2ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (55ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (16ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (9ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (5ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (54ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (28ª)]First Semi-Final 18 [🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (21ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (19ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (54ª), 🇲🇩 Moldova (12ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (10ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (47ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (35ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (14ª), 🇸🇲 San Marino (7ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (5ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (33ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (48ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (9ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (8ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (28ª), 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina (18ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (28ª)]Second Semi-Final 18 [🇮🇱 Israel (35ª)🇳🇴 Norway (52ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (17ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (47ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (16ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (55ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (21ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (19ª), 🇧🇾 Belarus (13ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (10ª), 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia (16ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (2ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (45ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (9ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (13ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (55ª)]
  • Debuting countries:
  • Return: 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina (18ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª)
  • Non-returning countries: 🇵🇹 Portugal (45ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to 10 songs: the first–from a professional jury, the second–from viewers.
  • Nil Points: — [a]
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “1944” – , Jamala | Джамала – 🇺🇦 Ukraine (2ª)

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About/Overview. The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. It was the third time that Stockholm hosted the contest and the second time that it was held in the Globe Arena. The right to host the contest came when Måns Zelmerlöw brought home the trophy with his song Heroes from Vienna in 2015. Australia returned to the Eurovision Song Contest, Dami Im finished second with The Sound of Silence. Russia’s Sergey Lazarev finished third with his song You Are The Only One. Ukraine’s Jamala won the contest with her song 1944, providing Ukraine with its second victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. Stockholm was announced as the host city in July 2015, with the Globe Arena taking the honour of being the venue for the 2016 contest. The arena previously staged the contest in 2000. 

Come Together. The slogan for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was ‘Come Together’. The theme artwork, inspired by the dandelion, symbolised the power of resistance and resilience but also of regeneration – when the seeds fly away from the dandelion new life is created where they touch down. 

The Grand Final. 26 countries competed in the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. 10 qualifiers from each of the Semi-Finals, the so-called Big Five as well as hosts Sweden all took to the stage. 2016 saw the biggest change to the voting sequence since 1975. The public and jury votes were presented separately meaning that there was double the amount of points available. In the end the Australia, Russia and Ukraine battled it out for victory. Ukraine’s Jamala took the trophy with her song 1944, providing Ukraine with its second victory since 2004.

Facts and figures. There was considerable interest in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden with several cities bidding for the opportunity including previous host cities Malmö and Gothenburg; Over 204 million watched the live shows in 2016 beating the viewing figures in 2015 by 5 million; The Grand Final was broadcast in the United States for the first time; Global superstar Justin Timberlake performed in during the interval of the Grand Final; For the first time ever Greece and Bosnia & Herzegovina failed to qualify for the Grand Final whilst the Czech Republic qualified for the first time ever; During the Grand Final the points from the juries and televotes were presented separately; Germany finished last for the second year running whilst Bulgaria achieved its best ever placing in the Grand Final, 4th; Australia won the jury vote and Russia won the televote, however Ukraine scored steadily throughout and received the most points overall; 1944 is the first song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest to be performed in Crimean Tatar.    

Finale

R/o
Country
participant(s)
SONG – TRANSLATE – LANGUAGE
Points
rank
01
🇧🇪 Belgium VRT
Laura Tesoro
What’s The Pressure (Pourquoi tant de pression?) English
181 10
02
🇨🇿 Czech Republic ČT
Gabriela Gunčíková
I Stand ( (Stojím dál) English
041 25
03 🇳🇱 The Netherlands AVROTROS Douwe Bob
Slow Down (Vertragen) English
153 11
04 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan İctimai Samra  (Səmra)
Miracle  (Möcüzə) English
117 17
05
🇭🇺 Hungary MTV
Freddie (Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári)
Pioneer  (Úttörő) English
108 19
06
🇮🇹 Italy RAI
Francesca Michielin
No Degree Of Separation (Nessun grado di separazione) Italian, English
124 16
07
🇮🇱 Israel IBA
Hovi Star (חובי סטאר‎‎)
Made Of Stars (עשויים מכוכבים) English
135 14
08
🇧🇬 Bulgaria BNT
Poli Genova (Поли Генова)
If Love Was A Crime (Ако любовта беше престъпление) English, Bulgarian
307 04
09
🇸🇪 Sweden SVT
Frans
If I Were Sorry (Om  jag var ledsen) English
261 05
10
🇩🇪 Germany  NDR
Jamie-Lee (Jamie-Lee Kriewitz) Ghost (Geist) English 011 26
11
🇫🇷 France France 2
Amir (Amir Haddad,עמיר חדד)
J’ai cherché ( I Searched; I have been looking for) French, English
257 06
12
🇵🇱 Poland TVP
Michał Szpak
Color Of Your Life (Kolor Twojego życia) (Мој свијет)
229 08
13
🇦🇺 Australia SBS
Dami Im (임다미) 511 02
14 🇨🇾 Cyprus CyBC Minus One
Alter Ego (Το άλλο μου εγώ) English
096 21
15
🇷🇸 Serbia RTS
Sanja Vučić ZAA (Сања Вучић ZAA)
Goodbye (Shelter) [Довиђења (Склониште), Doviđenja (Sklonište)] English
115 18
16 🇱🇹 Lithuania LRT Donny Montell 
I’ve Been Waiting for This Night (Aš laukiau šios nakties) English
200 09
17
🇭🇷 Croatia HRT
Nina Kraljić
Lighthouse (Svjetionik) English
073 23
18
🇷🇺 Russia RTR
Sergey Lazarev (Серге́й Ла́зарев)
You Are The Only One (Ты — единственная) English
491 03
19
🇪🇸 Spain TVE
Barei 
Say Yay! (¡Di que sí!) English
077 22
20
🇱🇻 Latvia LTV
Justs 
Heartbeat (Sirdspuksti) English
132 15
21
🇺🇦 Ukraine NTU winner
Jamala (Camala, Джамала)
1944 (Ey, güzel Qırım) English, Crimean Tatar
534 01
22
🇲🇹 Malta PBS
Ira Losco
Walk On Water (Timxi fuq l-ilma) English
153 12
23
🇬🇪 Georgia GPB
Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz (ნიკა კოჩაროვი & Young Georgian Lolitaz) 
Midnight Gold (შუაღამის ოქრო) English
104 20
24 🇦🇹 Austria ÖRF ZOË 
Loin d’ici (Far from here, Weit weg von hier) French
151 13
25
🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC
Joe and Jake (Joe Woolford & Jake Shakeshaft) 062 24
26
🇦🇲 Armenia AMPTV
Iveta Mukuchyan (Իվետա Մուկուչյան)
LoveWave (Սիրո ալիք) English
249 07
  • Dates – First Semi-Final: Tuesday, 10 May 2016 – 21:00 CEST
  • Host – Venue & Location: Globe Arena (Avicii Arena, Stockholm Globe Arena, Ericsson Globe, Globen), Stockholm, 🇸🇪 Sweden
  • Presenter (s): Måns Zelmerlöw & Petra Mede
  • Musical Director:
  • Director: Daniel Jelinek, Robin Hofwander, Sven Stojanović
  • Executive Producer: Martin Österdahl & Johan Bernhagen
  • Executive Supervisor: Jon Ola Sand
  • Multicamera Director: Daniel Jelinek & Robin Hoffwander
  • Host broadcaster: Sveriges Television (SVT)
  • Opening Act: “Heroes” performed by Måns Zelmerlöw.
  • Interval Act: “The Grey People” choreographed by Fredrik Rydman.
  • Motto: “Come together”
  • Participants – Number of entries: 42: Final 26 [🇫🇷 France (56ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (10ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (19ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (9ª)🇮🇹 Italy (39ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (56ª)🇭🇺 Hungary (14ª), 🇬🇧 United Kindom (55ª)🇪🇸 Spain (52ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (19ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (53ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (48ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (35ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (17ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (10ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (33ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (2ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (55ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (16ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (9ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (5ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (54ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (28ª)]First Semi-Final 18 [🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (21ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (19ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (54ª), 🇲🇩 Moldova (12ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (10ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (47ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (35ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (14ª), 🇸🇲 San Marino (7ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (5ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (33ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (48ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (9ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (8ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (28ª), 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina (18ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (28ª)]Second Semi-Final 18 [🇮🇱 Israel (35ª)🇳🇴 Norway (52ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (17ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (47ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (16ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (55ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (21ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (19ª), 🇧🇾 Belarus (13ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (10ª), 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia (16ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (2ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (45ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (9ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (13ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (55ª)]
  • Debuting countries:
  • Return: 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina (18ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª)
  • Non-returning countries: 🇵🇹 Portugal (45ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to 10 songs: the first–from a professional jury, the second–from viewers.
  • Nil Points: — [a]
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “You Are the Only One” –  Sergey Lazarev – 🇷🇺 Russia (3ª)

About/Overview. The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. It was the third time that Stockholm hosted the contest and the second time that it was held in the Globe Arena. The right to host the contest came when Måns Zelmerlöw brought home the trophy with his song Heroes from Vienna in 2015. Australia returned to the Eurovision Song Contest, Dami Im finished second with The Sound of Silence. Russia’s Sergey Lazarev finished third with his song You Are The Only One. Ukraine’s Jamala won the contest with her song 1944, providing Ukraine with its second victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. Stockholm was announced as the host city in July 2015, with the Globe Arena taking the honour of being the venue for the 2016 contest. The arena previously staged the contest in 2000. 

Come Together. The slogan for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was ‘Come Together‘. The theme artwork, inspired by the dandelion, symbolised the power of resistance and resilience but also of regeneration – when the seeds fly away from the dandelion new life is created where they touch down. 

The Grand Final. 26 countries competed in the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. 10 qualifiers from each of the Semi-Finals, the so-called Big Five as well as hosts Sweden all took to the stage. 2016 saw the biggest change to the voting sequence since 1975. The public and jury votes were presented separately meaning that there was double the amount of points available. In the end the Australia, Russia and Ukraine battled it out for victory. Ukraine’s Jamala took the trophy with her song 1944, providing Ukraine with its second victory since 2004.

Facts and figures. There was considerable interest in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden with several cities bidding for the opportunity including previous host cities Malmö and Gothenburg; Over 204 million watched the live shows in 2016 beating the viewing figures in 2015 by 5 million; The Grand Final was broadcast in the United States for the first time; Global superstar Justin Timberlake performed in during the interval of the Grand Final; For the first time ever Greece and Bosnia & Herzegovina failed to qualify for the Grand Final whilst the Czech Republic qualified for the first time ever; During the Grand Final the points from the juries and televotes were presented separately; Germany finished last for the second year running whilst Bulgaria achieved its best ever placing in the Grand Final, 4th; Australia won the jury vote and Russia won the televote, however Ukraine scored steadily throughout and received the most points overall; 1944 is the first song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest to be performed in Crimean Tatar.    

Prima Semi-Finale

O/R
country
participant(s)
SONG – TRANSLATE – LANGUAGE
Points
rank
01 🇫🇮 Finland YLE Sandhja Sing It Away (Laula se pois) English 051 15
02  

🇬🇷 Greece ERT
Argo (Europond) Utopian Land (Ουτοπική γη) English, Greek[d] 044 16
03 🇲🇩 Moldova TRM Lidia Isac Falling Stars (Stele căzătoare) English 033 17
04  

🇭🇺 Hungary MTV qualifier
Freddie (Gábor Alfréd Fehérvári) Pioneer (Úttörő) English 197 04
05 🇭🇷 Croatia HRT qualifier Nina Kraljić Lighthouse (Svetionik) English 133 10
06 🇳🇱 The Netherlands qualifier AVROTROS Douwe Bob Slow Down (Vertragen) English 197 05
07 🇦🇲 Armenia AMPTV qualifier Iveta Mukuchyan (Իվետա Մուկուչյան) LoveWave (Սիրո ալիք) English 243 02
08 🇸🇲 San Marino SMRTV Serhat I Didn’t Know (Non sapevo) English 068 12
09
🇷🇺 Russia RTR qualifier
Sergey Lazarev (Серге́й Ла́зарев) You Are The Only One (Ты — единственная) English 342 01
10 🇨🇿 Czech Republic ČT qualifier Gabriela Gunčíková I Stand (Stojím dál) English 161 09
11 🇨🇾 Cyprus CyBC qualifier Minus One Alter Ego (Το Άλλο μου Εγώ) English 164 08
12 🇦🇹 Austria ÖRF qualifier ZOË
Loin d’ici (Far from here) French
170 07
13 🇪🇪 Estonia ERR Jüri Pootsmann Play (Mängima) English 024 18
14 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan İctimai qualifier Samra (Səmra) Miracle (Möcüzə) English 185 06
15 🇲🇪 Montenegro RTCG Highway The Real Thing (Права ствар, Prava stvar) English 060 13
16 🇮🇸 Iceland RÚV Greta Salóme Hear Them Calling (Raddirnar) English 051 14
17 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala (Далал и Дин, Ана Руцнер и Џала; Dalal Midhat-Talakić & Fuad Backović feat. Ana Rucner & Jasmin Fazlić; Далал Мидхат Талакић и Фуад Бацковић и Ана Руцнер и Јасмин Фазлић) Ljubav Je (Љубав је, Love is) Bosnian 104 11
18 🇲🇹 Malta PBS qualifier Ira Losco Walk On Water (Timxi fuq l-ilma) English 209 03

I finalisti della Prima Semifinale furono: Russia, Armenia, Malta, Ungheria, Paesi Bassi, Azerbaigian, Austria, Cipro, Repubblica Ceca e Croazia.

  • Dates – Second Semi-Final: Thursday, 12 May 2016 – 21:00 CEST
  • Host – Venue & Location: Globe Arena (Avicii Arena, Stockholm Globe Arena, Ericsson Globe, Globen), Stockholm, 🇸🇪 Sweden
  • Presenter (s): Måns Zelmerlöw & Petra Mede
  • Musical Director:
  • Director: Daniel Jelinek, Robin Hofwander, Sven Stojanović
  • Executive Producer: Martin Österdahl & Johan Bernhagen
  • Executive Supervisor: Jon Ola Sand
  • Multicamera Director: Daniel Jelinek & Robin Hoffwander
  • Host broadcaster: Sveriges Television (SVT)
  • Opening Act: “That’s Eurovision” (aka “Story of ESC”/”Story of Eurovision”) performed by Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw.
  • Interval Act: “Man vs Machine” choreographed by Fredrik Rydman.
  • Motto: “Come together”
  • Participants – Number of entries: 42: Final 26 [🇫🇷 France (56ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (10ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (19ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (9ª)🇮🇹 Italy (39ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (56ª)🇭🇺 Hungary (14ª), 🇬🇧 United Kindom (55ª)🇪🇸 Spain (52ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (19ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (53ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (48ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (35ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (17ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (10ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (33ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (2ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (55ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (16ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (9ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (5ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (54ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (28ª)]First Semi-Final 18 [🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (21ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (19ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (54ª), 🇲🇩 Moldova (12ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (10ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (47ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (35ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (14ª), 🇸🇲 San Marino (7ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (5ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (33ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (48ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (9ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (8ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (28ª), 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina (18ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (28ª)]Second Semi-Final 18 [🇮🇱 Israel (35ª)🇳🇴 Norway (52ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (17ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (47ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (16ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (55ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (21ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (19ª), 🇧🇾 Belarus (13ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (10ª), 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia (16ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (2ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (45ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (9ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (13ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (55ª)]
  • Debuting countries:
  • Return: 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina (18ª), 🇧🇬 Bulgaria (10ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (21ª), 🇺🇦 Ukraine (13ª)
  • Non-returning countries: 🇵🇹 Portugal (45ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to 10 songs: the first–from a professional jury, the second–from viewers.
  • Nil Points: —[a]
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “Sound of Silence” – Dami Im – 🇦🇺 Australia (1ª)

About/Overview. The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. It was the third time that Stockholm hosted the contest and the second time that it was held in the Globe Arena. The right to host the contest came when Måns Zelmerlöw brought home the trophy with his song Heroes from Vienna in 2015. Australia returned to the Eurovision Song Contest, Dami Im finished second with The Sound of Silence. Russia’s Sergey Lazarev finished third with his song You Are The Only One. Ukraine’s Jamala won the contest with her song 1944, providing Ukraine with its second victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. Stockholm was announced as the host city in July 2015, with the Globe Arena taking the honour of being the venue for the 2016 contest. The arena previously staged the contest in 2000. 

Come Together. The slogan for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was ‘Come Together‘. The theme artwork, inspired by the dandelion, symbolised the power of resistance and resilience but also of regeneration – when the seeds fly away from the dandelion new life is created where they touch down. 

The Grand Final. 26 countries competed in the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. 10 qualifiers from each of the Semi-Finals, the so-called Big Five as well as hosts Sweden all took to the stage. 2016 saw the biggest change to the voting sequence since 1975. The public and jury votes were presented separately meaning that there was double the amount of points available. In the end the Australia, Russia and Ukraine battled it out for victory. Ukraine’s Jamala took the trophy with her song 1944, providing Ukraine with its second victory since 2004.

Facts and figures. There was considerable interest in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden with several cities bidding for the opportunity including previous host cities Malmö and Gothenburg; Over 204 million watched the live shows in 2016 beating the viewing figures in 2015 by 5 million; The Grand Final was broadcast in the United States for the first time; Global superstar Justin Timberlake performed in during the interval of the Grand Final; For the first time ever Greece and Bosnia & Herzegovina failed to qualify for the Grand Final whilst the Czech Republic qualified for the first time ever; During the Grand Final the points from the juries and televotes were presented separately; Germany finished last for the second year running whilst Bulgaria achieved its best ever placing in the Grand Final, 4th; Australia won the jury vote and Russia won the televote, however Ukraine scored steadily throughout and received the most points overall; 1944 is the first song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest to be performed in Crimean Tatar.    

Seconda Semi-Finale

r/O
country
participant(s)
SONG – TRANSLATE – LANGUAGE
Points
rank
01
🇱🇻 Latvia LTV qualifier
Justs 
Heartbeat (Sirdspuksti) English
132 08
02
🇵🇱 Poland TVP qualifier
Michał Szpak
Color Of Your Life (Kolor Twojego życia) English
151 06
03
🇨🇭 Switzerland SSR SRG
Rykka
The Last Of Our Kind (Die Letzten unserer Art, Les derniers de notre genre, Gli ultimi della nostra specie) English
028 18
04
🇮🇱 Israel IBA qualifier
Hovi Star (חובי סטאר‎‎)
Made Of Stars (עשויים מכוכבים) English
147 07
05 🇧🇾 Belarus BTRC IVAN (Alexander Ivanov, Аляксандр Іваноў)
Help You Fly (Дапамагу табе лётаць, Помочь тебе летать) English
084 12
06 🇷🇸 Serbia RTS qualifier Sanja Vučić ZAA (Сања Вучић ZAA)
Goodbye (Shelter) [Довиђења (Склониште), Doviđenja (Sklonište); Iza osmeha, Иза осмеха] English
105 10
07
🇮🇪 Ireland RTÉ
Nicky Byrne
Sunlight (Solas na Greine) English
046 15
08
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia MKRTV
Kaliopi (Калиопи) Dona (Дона) Мacedonian 088 11
09
🇱🇹 Lithuania LRT qualifier
Donny Montell
I’ve Been Waiting for This Night (Aš laukiau šios nakties) English
222 04
10
🇦🇺 Australia SBS qualifier
Dami Im (임다미) 330 01
11
🇸🇮 Slovenia RTVSLO
ManuElla (Manuela Brečko)
Blue And Red (Modra in rdeča) English
057 14
12
🇧🇬 Bulgaria BNT qualifier
Poli Genova (Поли Генова)
If Love Was A Crime (Ако любовта беше престъпление) English, Bulgarian
220 05
13
🇩🇰 Denmark DR
Lighthouse X
Soldiers Of Love (Kærlighedssoldater) English
034 17
14
🇺🇦 Ukraine NTU
Jamala (Camala, Джамала)
1944 English, Crimean Tatar
287 02
15 🇳🇴 Norway NRK Agnete
Icebreaker (Isbryter) English
063 13
16
🇬🇪 Georgia GPB qualifier
Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz (ნიკა კოჩაროვი & Young Georgian Lolitaz)
Midnight Gold (შუაღამის ოქრო) English
123 09
17
🇦🇱 Albania RTSH
Eneda Tarifa
Fairytale (Përrallë) English
045 16
18
🇧🇪 Belgium VRT qualifier
Laura Tesoro
What’s The Pressure (Pourquoi se presser?) English
274 03

I finalisti della Seconda Semifinale furono: Australia, Ucraina, Belgio, Lituania, Bulgaria, Polonia, Israele, Lettonia, Georgia e Serbia.

Missed participation

  • 🇩🇪 Germany: “?” () – Xavier Naidoo. On 19 November 2015, Naidoo was announced as the German representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. His entry was due to be chosen from six competing entries in a national final in February. However, his selection proved controversial. Naidoo’s right wing political views, coupled with homophobic lyrics in his 2012 song (featuring Kool Savas) “Wo sind sie jetzt”, led to calls for his selection to be reconsidered. Within a day, an online petition had gathered nearly 15,000 signatories. Claudia Roth, a vice-president of the Bundestag for the German Green Party, also criticised the decision, citing the poor timing, with right wing political causes gaining popularity in the wake of the migrant crisis. On 21 November, it was revealed by the German broadcaster, NDR, that Germany had withdrawn the singer’s participation. Il 19 novembre 2015 era stato annunciato che l’artista avrebbe rappresentato la Germania all’Eurovision Song Contest 2016; la decisione è stata però poi annullata due giorni dopo in seguito alle proteste dovute alla sua appartenenza alla Reichsbürgerbewegung (a group that believes that the German Reich continues to exist in its pre-WWII borders) e agli insulti contro gli ebrei e le persone LGBT nei suoi brani  (in his song “Raus aus dem Reichstag”).  
  • 🇲🇹 Malta: “Chameleon (Invincible)” (English) – Ira Losco. “Chameleon” is a song performed by Maltese singer Ira Losco. Originally, the song would haverepresented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. However, the Maltese broadcaster TVM later changed it to “Walk on Water”.
  • 🇷🇴 Romania: “Moment of Silence” (English) – Ovidiu Anton. “Moment of Silence” is a song performed by Romanian singer Ovidiu Anton. The song was scheduled to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Due to defaulted payments by the nation’s national broadcaster, TVR, the song was disqualified from the contest. Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final, while nineteen countries were planned to participate in the second semi-final (originally planned to perform twelfth in this semi-final), but this was reduced to eighteen on 22 April due to the forced withdrawal of Romania.
  • Italia: “Un giorno mi dirai” (One day you will tell me) (Italian) – Stadio. La canzone vincitrice della sezione Campioni è stata “Un giorno mi dirai” degli Stadio, come già accaduto l’anno precedente, ai vincitori della sezione Campioni è stato riservato il diritto di rappresentare l’Italia all’Eurovision Song Contest 2016. In seguito alla rinuncia degli Stadio, tale possibilità è stata concessa dalla Rai a Francesca Michielin, seconda classificata nella categoria Campioni con il brano “Nessun grado di separazione”.
  • Albania: “Përrallë” (Albanian) – Eneda Tarifa. Eneda ha preso parte per una terza volta al Festivali i Këngës, la cui finale si è tenuta il 27 dicembre 2014. La sua canzone, intitolata Përrallë, scritta da Olsa Toqi, è stata proclamata vincitrice del concorso e le garantirà la partecipazione all’Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in qualità di rappresentante dell’Albania. Al contest, Eneda ha cantato Fairytale, la versione tradotta in inglese, presentata il 13 marzo 2016 sul canale YouTube dell’Eurovision e messa in commercio il 30 marzo. Eneda si è esibita nella seconda semifinale dell’Eurovision, svolta il 12 maggio 2016 a Stoccolma, ma non si è qualificata per la finale del 14 maggio.

Participation map

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Transmitirá a 2º semifinal noutro horário. Participating countries Transmitirá a Final em direto. Did not qualify from the semi final Transmitirá a 1º semifinal em direto. Countries that participated in the past but not in 2016

ESC 2016 Scoreboard Grand Final Ι Detailed voting results Ι Jury:

Final:

Finale voting 2016

The Juries have been published in a random order on the results pages.

  • Albania: Agim Doci, Edison Misso, Flamur Shehu, Kejsi Tola, Nisida Tufa
  • Armenia: DJ Dale, Erik, Hayko, Miqayel Voskanyan, Naira Gurjinyan
  • Australia: Craig Porteils, James Mathison, Monica Trapaga, Myf Warhurst, Shannon Noll
  • Austria: Dorothee Freiberger, Franz Pleterski, Hille, his pseudo Sankil Jones, Peter Pansky
  • Azerbaijan: Ayyub Guliyev, Farid Aliyev, Gulchohra Shafiyeva, Nargiz Jalilova, Tarane Muradova
  • Belarus: Alexander Kapyonkin, Gennady Markevich, Olga Drozdova, Olga Plotnikova, Teo
  • Belgium: Aurlie, Axel Hirsoux, Jo Lemaire, Leen Demaré, Tom Helsen
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: 
  • Alma Čardžić
  • Amir Misirlić
  • Djordje Jovančić
  • Elvir Hadžijamaković
  • Nardin Masic
Bulgaria
  • Angel Angelov Zaberski
  • Joanna Nickolova Dragneva
  • Michail Ivanov Belchev
  • Stoyan Velev Yankoulov
  • Teodora Milcheva Katzarova
Croatia
  • Boris Đurđević
  • Damir Kedžo
  • Duško Mandić
  • Kim Verson
  • Pamela Ramljak
Cyprus
  • Christina Tselepou
  • Kypros Karaviotis
  • Nicos Evangelou
  • Poly Roussou
  • Silia Ioannidou
Czech Republic
  • Marcela Kočandrlová
  • Markéta Nešlehová
  • Miloš Skalka
  • Pavel Anděl
  • Petr Král
Denmark
  • Basim
  • Hilda Heic
  • Jimmy Jørgensen
  • Kaya Brüel
  • Morten Specht
Estonia
  • Els Himma
  • Hanna Parman
  • Maiken
  • Priit Pajusaar
  • Taavi Paomets
Finland
  • Hanna Kinnunen
  • Heimo Hatakka
  • JannikaB
  • Jori Allan Petteri Sjöroos
  • Jurek
France
  • Dumé
  • Léa Ivanne
  • Pat Angeli
  • Roberto Ciurleo
  • Sarah Caillibot
Georgia
  • Asanishvili George
  • Helen Kalandadze
  • Mikheil Javakhishvili
  • Natsvlishvili Nata
  • Zaza Orashvili
Germany
  • Anna Loos
  • Boss Burns
  • Hoss Power
  • Namika
  • Sarah Connor
Greece
  • Adam Tsarouchis
  • Christiana Stamatelou
  • Georgios Segredakis
  • Lambros Konstantaras
  • Mariza Fakli
Hungary
  • Frenreisz Károly
  • Lotfi Begi
  • Novák Péter
  • Rakonczai Viktor
  • Wolf Kati
Iceland
  • Bjorgvin Ivar
  • Kristin Bjorg
  • Kristjana Stefans
  • Maggi Kjartns
  • Vera
Ireland
  • Caroline Henry
  • Jimmy Rainsford
  • Ken O’Sullivan
  • Lauren Murphy
  • Molly Sterling
Israel
  • Betty
  • Chaya Zel
  • Nathan Slor
  • Rhone Rabin
  • Tsach Zimroni
Italy
  • Alessandro Pigliavento
  • Andrea Maria Delogu
  • Paolo Belli
  • Stefania Zizzari
  • Tiziana Leone
Latvia
  • Aigars Dinsbergs
  • Andrejs Volkovs
  • Antra Lapsa
  • DJ Rudd
  • Iluta Alsberga
Lithuania
  • Egle Nepaite Abaraviciene
  • Justas Cekuolis
  • Nomeda Kazlaus
  • Vidas Bareikis
  • Vytautas Lukocius
Malta
  • Angie Laus
  • Ismael Portelli
  • Maria Abdilla
  • Muxu
  • Peter Borg
Moldova
  • Adriano Marian
  • Georgeta Voinovan
  • Ion Bratescu
  • Iurie Mahovici
  • Lidia Scarlat
Montenegro
  • Andrea
  • Dejan Bozovic
  • Ivana Canovic
  • Srdjan Bulatovic
  • Zeko
Netherlands
  • Holger Schwedt
  • Jennie Lena
  • Marga Bult
  • Ruud de Wild
  • Setske Mostaert
North Macedonia
  • Goran Naumovski
  • Miyatta
  • Nade Talevska
  • Prince
  • Vanco Dimitrov
Norway
  • Christian Ingebrigtsen
  • Mia Gundersen Leliënhof
  • Nicholas Emmanuel Carlie
  • Pernille Torp-Holte
  • Tom Stereo
Poland
  • Artur Zielinski
  • Jacek Kecik
  • Jakub Raczynski
  • Marcin Kusy
  • Monika Kuszynska
Russia
  • Denis Maydanov
  • Larisa Rubalskaya
  • Lipa
  • Oscar Kuchera
  • Stanislav Duzhnikov
San Marino
  • Carlo Chiaruzzi
  • Gea Gasperoni
  • Leonardo Bollini
  • Monica Moroni
  • Oder
Serbia
  • Ana Milenković
  • Čutura
  • Mari Mari
  • Slobodan Marković
  • Vladimir Graić
Slovenia
  • Clemens
  • Eva Hren
  • Marjetka Vovk
  • Tadej Kosir
  • Ursa Vlasic
Spain
  • Coral Segovia
  • Electric Nana
  • Maverick
  • Salvador Beltrán
  • Xuso Jones
Sweden
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Anton Ewald
  • Karin Gunnarsson
  • Lisa Ajax
  • Rckard Keilor
Switzerland
  • Charlie Roe
  • Luca Hänni
  • TBA/Phonag
  • Tshanda Sangwa
  • Viola Tami
Ukraine
  • Andre France
  • Maria Burmaka
  • Oleksandr Ksenofontov
  • Valentyn Koval
  • Valeria Chachibaya
United Kingdom
  • Bea Munro
  • CeCe Sammy
  • Kiran Thakrar
  • Seamus Haji
  • Sean McGhee

ESC 2016 Scoreboard First Semi-Final Ι Detailed voting results Ι Jury:

First Semi-Final:

Semifinale 1 voting 2016

The Juries have been published in a random order on the results pages.

Armenia
  • DJ Dale
  • Erik
  • Hayko
  • Miqayel Voskanyan
  • Naira Gurjinyan
Austria
  • Dorothee Freiberger
  • Franz Pleterski
  • Hille
  • his pseudo Sankil Jones
  • Peter Pansky
Azerbaijan
  • Ayyub Guliyev
  • Brilliant Dadashova
  • Farid Aliyev
  • Gulchohra Shafiyeva
  • Tarane Muradova
Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Alma Čardžić
  • Amir Misirlić
  • Ana Babić
  • Djordje Jovančić
  • Elvir Hadžijamaković
Croatia
  • Boris Đurđević
  • Damir Kedžo
  • Duško Mandić
  • Kim Verson
  • Pamela Ramljak
Cyprus
  • Christina Tselepou
  • Kypros Karaviotis
  • Nicos Evangelou
  • Poly Roussou
  • Silia Ioannidou
Czech Republic
  • Marcela Kočandrlová
  • Markéta Nešlehová
  • Miloš Skalka
  • Pavel Anděl
  • Petr Král
Estonia
  • Els Himma
  • Hanna Parman
  • Maiken
  • Priit Pajusaar
  • Taavi Paomets
Finland
  • Hanna Kinnunen
  • Heimo Hatakka
  • JannikaB
  • Jori Allan Petteri Sjöroos
  • Jurek
France
  • Dumé
  • Léa Ivanne
  • Pat Angeli
  • Roberto Ciurleo
  • Sarah Caillibot
Greece
  • Adam Tsarouchis
  • Christiana Stamatelou
  • Georgios Segredakis
  • Lambros Konstantaras
  • Mariza Fakli
Hungary
  • Frenreisz Károly
  • Lotfi Begi
  • Novák Péter
  • Rakonczai Viktor
  • Wlf Kati
Iceland
  • Bjorgvin Ivar
  • Kristin Bjorg
  • Kristjana Stefans
  • Maggi Kjartans
  • Vera
Malta
  • Angie Laus
  • Ismael Portelli
  • Maria Abdilla
  • Muxu
  • Peter Borg
Moldova
  • Adriano Marian
  • Georgeta Voinovan
  • Ion Bratescu
  • Iurie Mahovici
  • Lidia Scarlat
Montenegro
  • Andrea
  • Dejan Bozovic
  • Ivana Canovic
  • Srdjan Bulatovic
  • Zeko
Netherlands
  • Holger Schwedt
  • Jennie Lena
  • Marga Bult
  • Ruud de Wild
  • Setske Mostaert
Russia
  • Denis Maydanov
  • Larisa Rubalskaya
  • Lipa
  • Oscar Kuchera
San Marino
  • Carlo Chiaruzzi
  • Gea Gasperoni
  • Leonardo Bollini
  • Monica Moroni
  • Oder
Spain
  • Coral Segovia
  • Electric Nana
  • Maverick
  • Salvador Beltrán
  • Xuso Jones
Sweden
  • Anderz Wrethov
  • Anton Ewald
  • Karin Gunnarsson
  • Lisa Ajax
  • Rckard Keilor

ESC 2016 Scoreboard Second Semi-Final Ι Detailed voting results Ι Jury:

Second Semi-Final:

Semifinale 2 voting 2016

The Juries have been published in a random order on the results pages.

Albania
  • Agim Doci
  • Edison Misso
  • Flamur Shehu
  • Kejsi Tola
  • Nisida Tufa
Australia
  • Craig Porteils
  • James Mathison
  • Monica Trapaga
  • Myf Warhurst
  • Shannon Noll
Belarus
  • Alexander Kapyonkin
  • Gennady Markevich
  • Olga Drozdova
  • Olga Plotnikova
  • Teo
Belgium
  • Aurlie
  • Axel Hirsoux
  • Jo Lemaire
  • Leen Demaré
  • Tom Helsen
Bulgaria
  • Angel Angelov Zaberski
  • Joanna Nickolova Dragneva
  • Michail Ivanov Belchev
  • Stoyan Velev Yankoulov
  • Teodora Milcheva Katzarova
Denmark
  • Basim
  • Hilda Heick
  • Jimmy Jørgensen
  • Kaya Brüel
  • Morten Specht
Georgia
  • Asanishvili George
  • Helen Kalandadze
  • Mikheil Javakhishvili
  • Natsvlishvili Nata
  • Zaza Orashvili
Germany
  • Anna Loos
  • Boss Burns
  • Hoss Power
  • Namika
  • Sarah Connor
Ireland
  • Caroline Henry
  • Jimmy Rainsford
  • Ken O’Sullivan
  • Lauren Murphy
  • Molly Sterling
Israel
  • Betty
  • Chaya Zel
  • Nathan Slor
  • Rhone Rabin
  • Tsach Zimroni
Italy
  • Alessandro Pigliavento
  • Andrea Maria Delogu
  • Max Novaresi
  • Paolo Belli
  • Stefania Zizzari
Latvia
  • Aigars Dinsbergs
  • Andrejs Volkovs
  • Antra Lapsa
  • DJ Rudd
  • Iluta Alsberga
Lithuania
  • Egle Nepaite Abaraviciene
  • Justas Cekuolis
  • Nomeda Kazlaus
  • Vidas Bareikis
  • Vytautas Lukocius
North Macedonia
  • Goran Naumovski
  • Miyatta
  • Nade Talevska
  • Prince
  • Vanco Dimitrov
Norway
  • Christian Ingebrigtsen
  • Mia Gundersen Leliënhof
  • Nicholas Emmanuel Carlie
  • Pernille Torp-Holte
  • Tom Stereo
Poland
  • Artur Zielinski
  • Jacek Kecik
  • Jakub Raczynski
  • Marcin Kusy
  • Monika Kuszynska
Serbia
  • Ana Milenković
  • Čutura
  • Mari Mari
  • Slobodan Marković
  • Vladimir Graić
Slovenia
  • Clemens
  • Eva Hren
  • Marjetka Vovk
  • Tadej Kosir
  • Ursa Vlasic
Switzerland
  • Charlie Roe
  • Luca Hänni
  • TBA/Phonag
  • Tshanda Sangwa
  • Viola Tami
Ukraine
  • Andre France
  • Maria Burmaka
  • Oleksandr Ksenofontov
  • Valentyn Koval
  • Valeria Chachibaya
United Kingdom
  • Bea Munro
  • CeCe Sammy
  • Kiran Thakrar
  • Seamus Haji
  • Sean McGhee

The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Stockholm, Sweden, following the country’s victory at the 2015 contest with the song “Heroes” by Måns Zelmerlöw. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), the contest was held at the Globe Arena and consisted of two semi-finals on 10 and 12 May, and a final on 14 May 2016. The three live shows were presented by Petra Mede and previous year’s winner Måns Zelmerlöw.

Forty-two countries participated in the contest. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia and Ukraine returned after absences from recent contests, while Australia also returned after debuting as a special guest in 2015. Portugal did not enter, largely due to their national broadcaster’s insufficient promotion of their music-based media, while Romania had planned to participate, but was disqualified due to repeated non-payment of debts by their national broadcaster to the EBU.

The winner was Ukraine with the song “1944”, performed and written by Jamala. Australia, Russia, Bulgaria and host country Sweden rounded out the top five. This was the first time since the introduction of professional jury voting in 2009 that the overall winner won neither the jury vote, which was won by Australia, nor the televote, which was won by Russia, with Ukraine placing second in both. “1944” is the first song containing lyrics in Crimean Tatar to win the contest.

The Czech Republic managed to qualify for the final for the first time in five attempts since its debut in 2007, while both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece failed to qualify from the semi-finals for the first time ever, the latter being absent from the final for the first time since 2000. In the final, Australia’s second-place finish was an improvement on its fifth-place finish in 2015, while Bulgaria finished fourth, its best result since its debut and first participation in a final since 2007.The contest was the first to implement a voting system change since 1975: each country’s professional jury points were announced largely as before, while the results of each national televote were combined and announced in reverse order. It was also the first contest to be broadcast on live television in the United States, and the EBU recorded a record-breaking 204 million viewers worldwide for the contest, beating the 2015 viewing figures by over 5 million.

1.Location.

Globe Arena, Stockholm – host venue of the 2016 contest

1.1.Venue. The contest took place in the Globe Arena in Stockholm, following Sweden’s victory at the 2015 contest. Globe Arena was also used as the venue for the 2000 contest. The Globe Arena has a capacity of approximately 16,000 attendees, and this was the second time the contest has been staged at the venue, after the Eurovision Song Contest 2000.

1.2.Bidding phase. Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) announced on 24 May, the day after winning the 2015 contest, that the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm was their first choice venue. However, other cities and arenas were invited to apply, and those making a bid had approximately three weeks to submit their offer to SVT.

SVT announced on 1 June the conditions under which cities and venues could announce their interest in hosting the contest:

  • SVT had to have access to the venue at least 4–6 weeks before the contest to build the stage and rig up lighting and technology.
  • A press centre with a specific size had to be made available at the venue.
  • A specific number of hotels and hotel rooms had to be made available in the vicinity of the venue.
  • The host city had to be near a major airport.

An announcement regarding the venue was expected from SVT by midsummer, with the Ericsson Globe announced as the venue on 8 July.

Key: 

City Venue Notes
Coat of arms of Gothenburg Gothenburg (Göteborg) Scandinavium Linköping Venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 1985
Ullevi Linköping Proposal was dependent on the construction of a roof to cover the stadium. The idea was rejected due to costs.
Archivo:Linköping City Arms.png Linköping Saab Arena Linköping
Coat of arms of Malmö Malmö Malmö Arena Linköping Venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Withdrew its bid on 11 June 2015, citing unavailability during the rehearsal weeks of the contest.
Fil:Örnsköldsvik vapen.svgÖrnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center Linköping
Official logo of SandvikenFil:Gävle vapen.svgSandviken and Gävle Göransson Arena Linköping If this option were chosen, Sandviken would have hosted the three live shows in the Göransson Arena, while Gävle would have hosted satellite events such as smaller concerts and shows.
Official logo of Stockholm Stockholm
Annexet Linköping
Globe Arena Stockholm Host venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 and the final of Melodifestivalen in 1989 and between 2002 and 2012 inclusive.
Friends Arena Linköping Venue of the final of Melodifestivalen since 2013. Friends Arena is the biggest football stadium and indoor venue in Sweden and the Nordic countries. However, it was reportedly not part of Stockholm’s bid.
Hovet Linköping
Tele2 Arena Linköping SVT announced on 24 May 2015 that Tele2 Arena was their first choice venue for the contest. However, it was not possible to use the venue due to the 4–6 week organisation requirement, which would impact on the pre-scheduled home games of Hammarby Fotboll. The EBU announced on 14 March 2016 that Tele2 Arena would host Eurovision The Party, and the results of the Swedish jury vote would be announced live from the event.

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2.Format. The preliminary dates for the contest were announced on 16 March 2015 at a Heads of Delegation meeting in Vienna, with the semi-finals taking place on 10 and 12 May, and the final on 14 May 2016. These were subject to change depending on SVT, but were later confirmed when Stockholm was announced as the host city.

Discussions were held in 2014 between the EBU and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) regarding the inclusion of a guest performance from the ABU TV Song Festival at the contest. The EBU confirmed on 16 July 2015 that they would be looking into the possibility of the proposal, which was discussed at the ABU General Assembly in 2014.

SVT proposed a change of start time of the contest from 21:00 CEST to 20:00 CEST on 9 September, arguing that such a change would help to promote family viewing of the contest, especially in eastern Europe when it would run late into the night. However, the EBU published the public rules of the contest on 28 October, which stated that the start time would remain at 21:00 CEST.

The EBU announced on 23 September that rather than using clips from their respective music videos, extended clips from the dress rehearsals of the six acts who qualified directly to the final (the “Big Five” and host nation Sweden) would be shown as previews during the semi-final in which they were allocated to vote.

The core team for the contest was announced by SVT and the EBU on 26 October. Johan Bernhagen and Martin Österdahl were executive producers, while Tobias Åberg was head of production. The three live shows were directed by Sven Stojanović and the contest was produced by Christer Björkman.

2.1. New voting system. The EBU announced on 18 February 2016 that a new voting system would be implemented at the contest for the first time since 1975. The new system, inspired by the voting system of Melodifestivalen, involved each country awarding two sets of points from 1–8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. Televoting votes from all the countries would be pooled. After viewers cast their votes, the results of each professional jury would be presented, with countries receiving 1–8 and 10 points being displayed on-screen, instead of 1–7 as had been the case since 2006, and the national spokesperson announcing only the country to which they award 12 points. After the results of the professional juries were presented, the televoting points from all participating countries would be combined, providing one score for each song. The new voting system would also be used to determine the qualifiers from each semi-final, but, as before, the qualifiers are announced in a random order.

As the new voting system would give equal weight to jury and televoting results, a national jury result could not be used as a backup result for the televoting or vice versa. Therefore, if a country could not deliver a valid televoting/jury result, a substitute result would be calculated by the jury/televoting result of a pre-selected group of countries approved by the contest’s Reference Group. The Director General of Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino (SMRTV), Carlo Romeo, stated on 23 February that the use of a substitute televoting result discriminated against microstates like San Marino, which only used a professional jury due to their use of the Italian phone system and would therefore have its voting representation diminished under the new system, and criticised the EBU for not contacting its members before making the decision.

2.2.Other Eurovision events. The EBU announced on 14 March 2016 that the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm would host a live event running alongside the final of the contest on 14 May. Eurovision The Party, hosted by Sanna Nielsen, allowed fans to watch the final on a big screen and featured backstage material from the Globe Arena such as Nielsen conducting exclusive interviews and appearing with hosts Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw. The results of the Swedish jury vote was also announced live from the event by Gina Dirawi. A pre-party and after-party was also held and featured performances from former contest winners Carola and Loreen as well as Danny Saucedo, Panetoz and DJ Tim Henri. Executive producer Johan Bernhagen has stated that the event complements existing events being held at the Eurovision Village and the EuroClub, and it is hoped that Eurovision The Party would become an annual event in the host city of the contest.

Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, hosts of the 2016 contest.

2.3.Presenters. After his victory in the 2015 contest, Måns Zelmerlöw announced his interest in hosting the 2016 contest. His experience as a television presenter includes Melodifestivalen 2010 and SVT sing-along show Allsång på Skansen Christer Björkman told Expressen on 25 May that Gina Dirawi, Petra Mede and Sanna Nielsen were also being considered as hosts, but it was reported on 1 June that SVT was considering Zelmerlöw and Dolph Lundgren as co-hosts. Expressen reported on 19 August that Mede and Zelmerlöw were SVT’s first choice of hosts, while it was announced at a press conference on 14 December that they would indeed co-host.

The press conferences were presented by Jovan Radomir and Catarina Rolfsdotter-Jansson, who also provided commentary from the red carpet event in front of the Stockholm Palace, before the official welcome party at Stockholm City Hall on 8 May 2016.

2.4.Semi-final allocation draw. The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place at Stockholm City Hall on 25 January 2016, hosted by Alexandra Pascalidou and Jovan Radomir. The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the “Big Five” and Sweden would have to vote. The second part of the draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. The EBU originally announced that the running order would be revealed on 5 April, however for undisclosed reasons this was later put back to 8 April. Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final, while nineteen countries were planned to participate in the second semi-final, but this was reduced to eighteen on 22 April due to the disqualification of Romania. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the “Big Five” and Sweden in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The thirty-seven semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, which were published by the EBU on 21 January, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest’s official televoting partner Digame. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Sweden and Germany were pre-allocated to vote and perform in the first and second semi-final respectively due to requests from their respective broadcasters, which were approved by the EBU.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  • 🇦🇱 Albania
  • 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia
  • 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia
  • 🇲🇪 Montenegro
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia
  • 🇫🇮 Finland
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia
  • 🇳🇴 Norway
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia 
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
  •  Belarus
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia
  • 🇷🇺 Russia
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine
  • 🇦🇺 Australia
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium
  • 🇧🇬 Bulgaria
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus
  • 🇬🇷 Greece
  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
  • 🇲🇹 Malta
  • 🇵🇱 Poland
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino
  • 🇦🇹 Austria
  • 🇭🇺 Hungary 
  • 🇮🇱 Israel[b]
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova
  • 🇷🇴 Romania[c]
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland

2.5.Opening and interval acts. The EBU announced on 1 May 2016 that the opening act of the first semi-final would be a performance of “Heroes” by Måns Zelmerlöw, while the opening act of the second semi-final would be a musical theatre comedy song entitled “That’s Eurovision”, composed by Matheson Bayley and written by Bayley, Edward af Sillén and Daniel Réhn, and performed by Zelmerlöw and Mede. The opening act of the final was a parade of flags similar to final opening ceremonies since 2013, themed as a tribute to Swedish fashion design and dance music with artists being welcomed on stage in a catwalk fashion show with flags being projected onto 26 dresses designed by Bea Szenfeld.

Justin Timberlake performed Can’t Stop the Feeling! during the interval of the final.

The interval acts of both semi-finals were sketches choreographed by Fredrik Rydman: “The Grey People” in the first semi-final and “Man meets machine” in the second semi-final respectively. The EBU announced on 9 May that one of the interval acts of the final would be a world premiere live performance of “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” and “Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake. He was the first “global megastar” in the contest’s 61-year-history to perform during the interval. Other interval acts in the final included a sketch called “Love Love Peace Peace”, a pastiche of past entries such as No Name’s song “Zauvijek moja” featuring appearances from Lordi and Alexander Rybak, winners of the contest in 2006 and 2009 respectively and performed by Zelmerlöw and Mede, a sketch starring Lynda Woodruff, played by Sarah Dawn Finer, and a performance of “Fire in the Rain” and “Heroes” by Zelmerlöw, from his albums Chameleon and Perfectly Damaged respectively.

During the live broadcast of the final on Logo TV in the United States, Timberlake’s performance was replaced by a reprise of “The Grey People” from the first semi-final, with the Eurovision 2016 DVD cutting Timberlake completely. In an interview with The Guardian, the contest’s Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, revealed that this was due to rights restrictions.

3.Participating countries. Participating countries had until 15 September 2015 to submit their applications for participation in the contest, and until 10 October to withdraw their applications without facing financial sanctions. It had been initially announced on 26 November 2015 that 43 countries would participate in the contest, equalling the record number of participants set in 2008 and 2011. However, Romania were disqualified from participation on 22 April 2016, subsequently reducing the number of participating countries to 42.

Four countries returned after absences from recent contests: Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2012, Bulgaria and Croatia since 2013 and Ukraine since 2014. Australia also returned after debuting as a special guest in 2015, but by invitation of the EBU due to the associate membership status of the Special Broadcasting Service. However, instead of pre-qualifying for the final and voting in all three live shows, as was the case in 2015, Australia entered the second semi-final and voted only in that semi-final and the final. Portugal did not enter, largely due to their national broadcaster’s insufficient promotion of their music-based media, as well as a poorly structured selection process, while Romania were disqualified from participation on 22 April 2016 due to repeated non-payment of debts by their national broadcaster to the EBU.

3.1.Returning artists. Seven artists returned after having previously participated in the contest. Deen returned after previously representing Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004, finishing ninth in the final with the song “In The Disco”.

Kaliopi returned after previously representing Macedonia in 2012, finishing 13th in the final with the song “Crno i belo”. She was also selected to represent Macedonia in 1996 with “Samo ti”, but was eliminated in a non-televised pre-qualifying round.

Poli Genova returned after previously representing Bulgaria in 2011, finishing 12th in the second semi-final with the song “Na inat”.

Bojan Jovović returned for Montenegro as part of Highway after previously representing Serbia and Montenegro in 2005 as part of No Name, finishing seventh in the final with the song “Zauvijek moja”.

Ira Losco returned after previously representing Malta in 2002, finishing in second place with the song “7th Wonder”.

Donny Montell returned after previously representing Lithuania in 2012, finishing 14th in the final with the song “Love Is Blind”.

Greta Salóme returned after previously representing Iceland in 2012 with Jónsi, finishing 20th in the final with the song “Never Forget”.

Armenian backing vocalist Monica previously represented Armenia in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008.

Sahlene, who represented Estonia in Eurovision Song Contest 2002, returned as a backing vocalist for Australia.

Martina Majerle, who represented Slovenia in 2009 and provided backing vocals numerous times for Croatia 2003, Montenegro 2008, 2014 and Slovenia 2007, 2011, 2012, returned as a backing vocalist for Croatia.

3.2.Semi-final 1. Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. France, Spain, and Sweden voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

3.3.Semi-final 2. Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. Romania were originally planned to perform twelfth in this semi-final, but were disqualified due to repeated non-payment of debts to the EBU, resulting in countries originally planned to perform thirteenth or later to do so one place earlier. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

3.4.Final. 26 countries participated in the final, with all 42 participating countries eligible to vote. The running order for the final was revealed after the second semi-final qualifiers’ press conference on 13 May.

3.5.Participants and results. 

3.6.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 2016: 

• National Selections in 2016:

COUNTRY EVENT WINNER
🇦🇱 Albania Festivali i Këngës #54 Eneda Tarifa – “Fairytale” / “Përrallë”
🇦🇹 Austria Wer singt für Österreich? Zoë – “Loin d’ici
 Belarus (Belarusian Selection 2016) Ivan – “Help You Fly”
🇧🇪 Belgium Eurosong 2016 Laura Tesoro – “What’s the Pressure”
🇩🇰 Denmark Melodi Grand Prix 2016 Lighthouse X – “Soldiers of Love”
🇪🇪 Estonia Eesti Laul 2016 Jüri Pootsmann – “Play”
🇫🇮 Finland Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2016 Sandhja – “Sing It Away”
🇬🇪 Georgia (Georgian Selection 2016) (song selection) [l] Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz – “Midnight Gold”
🇩🇪 Germany Unser Lied für Stockholm Jamie-Lee Kriewitz / Jamie-Lee – “Ghost”
🇭🇺 Hungary A Dal 2016 Freddie – “Pioneer”
🇮🇸 Iceland Söngvakeppnin 2016 Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir / Greta Salóme – “Hear Them Calling”
🇮🇱 Israel HaKokhav HaBa L’Eirovizion Hovi Star – “Made of Stars”
🇮🇹 Italy Sanremo 2016 Francesca Michielin – “No Degree of Separation” / “Nessun grado di separazione”
🇱🇻 Latvia Supernova 2016 Justs – “Heartbeat”
🇱🇹 Lithuania Eurovizijos Atranka 2016 Donny Montell – “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night”
🇲🇹 Malta MESC 2016 Ira Losco – “Walk on Water” / “Chameleon”
🇲🇩 Moldova O melodie pentru Europa 2016 Lidia Isac – “Falling Stars”
🇳🇴 Norway Melodi Grand Prix 2016 Agnete – “Icebreaker”
🇵🇱 Poland Krajowe Eliminacje 2016 Michał Szpak – “Color of Your Life”
🇷🇴 Romania Selecția Națională 2016 Ovidiu Anton – “Moment of Silence”
🇸🇮 Slovenia EMA 2016 ManuElla – “Blue and Red”
🇪🇸 Spain Objetivo Eurovisión Barei – “Say Yay!”
🇸🇪 Sweden Melodifestivalen 2016 Frans – “If I Were Sorry”
🇨🇭 Switzerland ESC 2016 – Die Entscheidungsshow Rykka – “The Last of Our Kind”
🇺🇦 Ukraine Vidbir 2016 Jamala – “1944”
🇬🇧 United Kindom You Decide Joe and Jake – “You’re Not Alone”

• Internal Selections in 2016:

🇦🇲 Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan – “LoveWave”
🇦🇺 Australia Dami Im – “Sound of Silence”
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Samra – “Miracle”
🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina Dalal and Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala – “Ljubav je
🇧🇬 Bulgaria Poli Genova – “If Love Was a Crime”
🇭🇷 Croatia Nina Kraljić – “Lighthouse”
🇨🇾 Cyprus Minus One – “Alter Ego”
🇨🇿 Czech Republic Gabriela Gunčíková – “I Stand”
🇫🇷 France Amir – “J’ai cherché
🇬🇷 Greece Argo – “Utopian Land”
🇮🇪 Ireland Nicky Byrne – “Sunlight”
🇲🇪 Montenegro Highway – “The Real Thing”
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Douwe Bob – “Slow Down”
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia Kaliopi – “Dona” (Дона)
🇷🇺 Russia Sergey Lazarev – “You Are the Only One”
🇸🇲 San Marino Serhat – “I Didn’t Know”
🇷🇸 Serbia Sanja Vučić ZAA – “Goodbye (Shelter)”

3.7.Connections:

4Detailed voting results

4.1Semi-final 1.

Split results of semi-final 1
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1 🇷🇺 Russia 342 🇲🇹 Malta 155 🇷🇺 Russia 194
2 🇦🇲 Armenia 243 🇷🇺 Russia 148 🇦🇹 Austria 133
3 🇲🇹 Malta 209 🇦🇲 Armenia 127 🇭🇺 Hungary 119
4 🇭🇺 Hungary 197[g] 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 120 🇦🇲 Armenia 116
5 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 197[g] 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 102 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 95
6 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 185 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 92 🇨🇾 Cyprus 93
7 🇦🇹 Austria 170 🇭🇷 Croatia 80 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 93
8 🇨🇾 Cyprus 164 🇭🇺 Hungary 78 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina 78
9 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 161 🇨🇾 Cyprus 71 🇲🇹 Malta 54
10 🇭🇷 Croatia 133 🇲🇪 Montenegro 46 🇭🇷 Croatia 53
11 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina 104 🇦🇹 Austria 37 🇸🇲 San Marino 49
12 🇸🇲 San Marino 68 🇫🇮 Finland 35 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 41
13 🇲🇪 Montenegro 60 🇮🇸 Iceland 27 🇮🇸 Iceland 24
14 🇮🇸 Iceland 51[h] 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26 🇬🇷 Greece 22
15 🇫🇮 Finland 51[h] 🇲🇩 Moldova 24 🇫🇮 Finland 16
16 🇬🇷 Greece 44 🇬🇷 Greece 22 🇪🇪 Estonia 15
17 🇲🇩 Moldova 33 🇸🇲 San Marino 19 🇲🇪 Montenegro 14
18 🇪🇪 Estonia 24 🇪🇪 Estonia 9 🇲🇩 Moldova 9
Detailed jury voting results of semi-final 1

Voting procedure used: [1] 100% televoting, [2] 100% jury vote

Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Finlanda Grecia Republica Moldova Ungaria Croația Țările de Jos Armenia San Marino Rusia Cehia Cipru Austria Estonia Azerbaidjan Muntenegru Islanda Bosnia și Herțegovina Malta Franța Spania Suedia
[2] [1] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2]
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🇫🇮 Finland 51 35 16 4 2 8 7 2 5 3 4
🇬🇷 Greece 44 22 22 3 7 3 6 3
🇲🇩 Moldova 33 24 9 3 6 6 5 4
🇭🇺 Hungary 197 78 119 7 3 8 3 4 12 6 5 8 1 2 4 5 10
🇭🇷 Croatia 133 80 53 5 5 3 12 2 1 1 6 7 7 3 7 7 5 6 3
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 197 102 95 12 1 4 6 2 4 12 10 6 12 2 12 1 8 4 6
🇦🇲 Armenia 243 127 116 7 10 10 5 5 5 12 10 5 2 12 5 7 12 3 12 5
🇸🇲 San Marino 68 19 49 3 10 6
🇷🇺 Russia 342 148 194 6 12 12 10 6 1 7 3 12 8 1 12 8 10 8 10 2 8 12
🇨🇿 Czech Republic 161 120 41 10 8 8 12 4 5 4 5 5 10 6 2 4 8 12 3 1 6 7
🇨🇾 Cyprus 164 71 93 8 7 2 10 10 8 1 10 1 8 4 1 1
🇦🇹 Austria 170 37 133 3 2 6 5 2 4 1 12 2
🇪🇪 Estonia 24 9 15 1 2 2 1 1 2
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 185 92 93 2 5 7 3 7 6 10 3 4 4 7 5 3 6 7 5 8
🇲🇪 Montenegro 60 46 14 6 10 10 3 7 3 7
🇮🇸 Iceland 51 27 24 4 1 1 7 4 1 3 4 2
🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina  104 26 78 1 4 1 2 2 10 6
🇲🇹 Malta 209 155 54 8 4 6 12 7 8 12 5 8 8 8 12 8 4 10 6 2 10 7 10
Detailed televoting results of semi-final 1

Voting procedure used: [1] 100% televoting, [2] 100% jury vote

Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Finlanda Grecia Republica Moldova Ungaria Croația Țările de Jos Armenia San Marino Rusia Cehia Cipru Austria Estonia Azerbaidjan Muntenegru Islanda Bosnia și Herțegovina Malta Franța Spania Suedia
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🇫🇮 Finland 51 35 16 1 7 2 6
🇬🇷 Greece 44 22 22 7 3 12
🇲🇩 Moldova 33 24 9 5 2 2
🇭🇺 Hungary 197 78 119 4 7 6 8 6 6 7 6 6 6 8 5 7 6 6 1 8 7 5 4
🇭🇷 Croatia 133 80 53 2 4 2 5 3 4 2 1 6 8 12 1 2 1
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 197 102 95 6 2 6 5 4 6 3 4 10 8 4 10 7 4 6 10
🇦🇲 Armenia 243 127 116 1 8 8 2 3 12 8 12 12 7 4 1 3 3 3 4 12 10 3
🇸🇲 San Marino 68 19 49 3 6 4 5 4 5 4 10 2 1 5
🇷🇺 Russia 342 148 194 8 10 10 10 10 8 12 12 8 10 7 12 12 10 12 7 12 8 8 8
🇨🇿 Czech Republic 161 120 41 3 3 3 4 2 2 2 1 1 3 1 4 2 3 7
🇨🇾 Cyprus 164 71 93 7 12 7 2 3 8 5 8 4 2 6 1 5 5 2 6 5 3 2
🇦🇹 Austria 170 37 133 10 5 7 8 7 10 5 3 10 5 3 10 6 8 6 1 10 12 7
🇪🇪 Estonia 24 9 15 12 1 2
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 185 92 93 12 12 10 7 10 8 7 7 10 10
🇲🇪 Montenegro 60 46 14 6 8
🇮🇸 Iceland 51 27 24 5 1 3 3 3 4 5
🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina 104 26 78 12 7 1 4 7 12 5 12 6 12
🇲🇹 Malta 209 155 54 1 5 4 1 1 10 2 1 5 2 8 4 4 5 1

4.1.1.12 points. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country’s professional jury and televote in the first semi-final.

12 points awarded by juries
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 🇷🇺 Russia 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan, 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇲🇩 Moldova, 🇸🇪 Sweden
4 🇦🇲 Armenia 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇲🇪 Montenegro, 🇷🇺 Russia, 🇪🇸 Spain
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇸🇲 San Marino
3 🇲🇹 Malta 🇦🇲 Armenia, 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇭🇺 Hungary
2 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 🇭🇷 Croatia
1 🇦🇹 Austria 🇫🇷 France
🇭🇷 Croatia 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
🇭🇺 Hungary 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
12 points awarded by televoting
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6  🇷🇺 Russia 🇦🇲 Armenia, 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇸🇲 San Marino
4 🇦🇲 Armenia 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇫🇷 France, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands,  🇷🇺 Russia
🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇲🇪 Montenegro, 🇸🇪 Sweden
2 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇲🇩 Moldova
1 🇦🇹 Austria 🇪🇸 Spain
🇭🇷 Croatia 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina
🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇬🇷 Greece
🇪🇪 Estonia 🇫🇮 Finland
🇬🇷 Greece 🇨🇾 Cyprus

4.2.Semi-final 2.

Split results of semi-final 2
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1 🇦🇺 Australia 330 🇦🇺 Australia 188 🇺🇦 Ukraine 152
2 🇺🇦 Ukraine 287 🇧🇪 Belgium 139 🇦🇺 Australia 142
3 🇧🇪 Belgium 274 🇺🇦 Ukraine 135 🇧🇪 Belgium 135
4 🇱🇹 Lithuania 222 🇮🇱 Israel 127 🇵🇱 Poland 131
5 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 220 🇱🇹 Lithuania 104 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 122
6 🇵🇱 Poland 151 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 98 🇱🇹 Lithuania 118
7 🇮🇱 Israel 147 🇬🇪 Georgia 84 🇱🇻 Latvia 68
8 🇱🇻 Latvia 132 🇱🇻 Latvia 64 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 54
9 🇬🇪 Georgia 123 🇷🇸 Serbia 55  Belarus 52
10 🇷🇸 Serbia 105 🇸🇮 Slovenia 49 🇷🇸 Serbia 50
11 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 88 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 34 🇬🇪 Georgia 39
12  Belarus 84  Belarus 32 🇦🇱 Albania 35
13 🇳🇴 Norway 63 🇳🇴 Norway 29 🇳🇴 Norway 34
14 🇸🇮 Slovenia 57 🇨🇭 Switzerland 25 🇮🇪 Ireland 31
15 🇮🇪 Ireland 46 🇵🇱 Poland 20 🇩🇰 Denmark 24
16 🇦🇱 Albania 45 🇮🇪 Ireland 15 🇮🇱 Israel 20
17 🇩🇰 Denmark 34 🇩🇰 Denmark 10 🇸🇮 Slovenia 8
18 🇨🇭 Switzerland 28 🇦🇱 Albania 10 🇨🇭 Switzerland 3
Detailed jury voting results of semi-final 2

Voting procedure used: [1] 100% televoting, [2] 100% jury vote

Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Letonia Polonia Elveția Israel Belarus Serbia Irlanda Republica Macedonia Lituania Australia Slovenia Bulgaria Danemarca Ucraina Norvegia Georgia Albania Belgia Germania Italia Regatul Unit
[2] [1] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2]
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🇱🇻 Latvia 132 64 68 6 6 7 4 2 7 10 3 6 2 5 1 5
🇵🇱 Poland 151 20 131 1 3 3 1 4 3 2 3
🇨🇭 Switzerland  28 25 3 1 5 1 7 2 7 1 1
🇮🇱 Israel  147 127 20 2 8 10 1 7 7 6 6 10 4 5 5 7 5 6 4 10 12 8 4
 Belarus 84 32 52 1 4 1 2 6 2 6 5 2 3
🇷🇸 Serbia 105 55 50 5 1 3 5 12 3 8 3 8 2 5
🇮🇪 Ireland 46 15 31 2 4 2 3 2 2
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 88 34 54 8 12 2 12
🇱🇹 Lithuania 222 104 118 12 3 8 4 10 5 3 5 7 1 3 10 8 8 2 3 3 1 8
🇦🇺 Australia 330 188 142 8 10 12 12 8 4 6 4 12 5 12 12 12 12 8 10 12 7 12 10
🇸🇮 Slovenia 57 49 8 3 6 8 7 1 4 1 6 7 6
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 220 98 122 7 5 4 3 4 2 10 8 2 8 6 7 10 7 6 4 5
🇩🇰 Denmark 34 10 24 3 4 3
🇺🇦 Ukraine 287 135 152 10 12 5 10 7 10 10 8 8 4 1 6 12 5 5 6 10 6
🇳🇴 Norway 63 29 34 2 6 4 5 6 1 4 1
🇬🇪 Georgia 123 84 39 6 7 5 2 3 1 1 10 7 4 1 8 10 7 12
🇦🇱 Albania 45 10 35 8 2
🇧🇪 Belgium 274 139 135 4 2 7 6 12 12 3 5 12 12 10 8 10 7 10 8 4 7
Detailed televoting results of semi-final 2

Voting procedure used: [1] 100% televoting, [2] 100% jury vote

Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Letonia Polonia Elveția Israel Belarus Serbia Irlanda Republica Macedonia Lituania Australia Slovenia Bulgaria Danemarca Ucraina Norvegia Georgia Albania Belgia Germania Italia Regatul Unit
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🇱🇻 Latvia 132 64 68 5 5 7 7 12 5 2 3 3 8 3 3 5
🇵🇱 Poland 151 20 131 4 7 6 6 1 10 1 7 4 6 6 12 10 7 12 12 10 10
🇨🇭 Switzerland 28 25 3 3
🇮🇱 Israel 147 127 20 1 2 6 2 2 1 1 1 2 2
 Belarus 84 32 52 7 8 3 5 1 6 4 1 10 6 1
🇷🇸 Serbia 105 55 50 12 10 2 12 5 2 1 6
🇮🇪 Ireland 46 15 31 1 2 2 1 1 7 4 2 4 7
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 88 34 54 4 2 12 4 10 8 12 2
🇱🇹 Lithuania 222 104 118 10 3 5 10 12 8 3 7 6 12 10 4 8 4 4 12
🇦🇺 Australia 330 188 142 8 10 6 12 7 7 8 4 5 6 7 8 7 8 4 6 10 10 3 6
🇸🇮 Slovenia 57 49 8 4 3 1
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 220 98 122 3 4 3 10 8 8 5 8 3 10 5 3 5 6 5 7 7 7 7 8
🇩🇰 Denmark 34 10 24 2 1 1 4 3 1 5 2 5
🇺🇦 Ukraine 287 135 152 12 12 5 7 12 6 4 6 10 3 8 12 5 4 12 5 6 8 12 3
🇳🇴 Norway 63 29 34 3 3 2 2 2 1 10 1 10
🇬🇪 Georgia 123 84 39 5 7 2 2 8 1 8 5 1
🇦🇱 Albania 45 10 35 10 12 3 2 8
🇧🇪 Belgium 274 139 135 6 6 8 8 4 10 6 5 4 12 7 10 12 4 7 3 8 6 5 4

4.2.112 points. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country’s professional jury and televote in the second semi-final.

12 points awarded by juries
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
9 🇦🇺 Australia 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇮🇱 Israel, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇹 Lithuania, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇨🇭 Switzerland, 🇺🇦 Ukraine
4 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇦🇺 Australia,  Belarus, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇸🇮 Slovenia
2 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 🇦🇱 Albania, 🇷🇸 Serbia
🇺🇦 Ukraine 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇵🇱 Poland
1 🇬🇪 Georgia 🇬🇧 United Kindom
🇮🇱 Israel 🇩🇪 Germany
🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇱🇻 Latvia
🇷🇸 Serbia 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia
12 points awarded by televoting
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 🇺🇦 Ukraine  Belarus, 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇵🇱 Poland
3 🇵🇱 Poland 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇺🇦 Ukraine
🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇬🇧 United Kindom
2 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇩🇰 Denmark
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 🇦🇱 Albania, 🇷🇸 Serbia
🇷🇸 Serbia 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇨🇭 Switzerland
1 🇦🇱 Albania 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia
🇦🇺 Australia 🇮🇱 Israel
🇱🇻 Latvia 🇱🇹 Lithuania

4.3.Final.

Split results of the final
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1 🇺🇦 Ukraine 534 🇦🇺 Australia 320 🇷🇺 Russia 361
2 🇦🇺 Australia 511 🇺🇦 Ukraine 211 🇺🇦 Ukraine 323
3 🇷🇺 Russia 491 🇫🇷 France 148 🇵🇱 Poland 222
4 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 307 🇲🇹 Malta 137 🇦🇺 Australia 191
5 🇸🇪 Sweden 261 🇷🇺 Russia 130 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 180
6 🇫🇷 France 257 🇧🇪 Belgium 130 🇸🇪 Sweden 139
7 🇦🇲 Armenia 249 🇧🇬 Bulgaria 127 🇦🇲 Armenia 134
8 🇵🇱 Poland 229 🇮🇱 Israel 124 🇦🇹 Austria 120
9 🇱🇹 Lithuania 200 🇸🇪 Sweden 122 🇫🇷 France 109
10 🇧🇪 Belgium 181 🇦🇲 Armenia 115 🇱🇹 Lithuania 96
11 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 153[i] 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 114 🇷🇸 Serbia 80
12 🇲🇹 Malta 153[i] 🇱🇹 Lithuania 104 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 73
13 🇦🇹 Austria 151 🇮🇹 Italy 90 🇱🇻 Latvia 63
14 🇮🇱 Israel 135 🇬🇪 Georgia 80 🇭🇺 Hungary 56
15 🇱🇻 Latvia 132 🇱🇻 Latvia 69 🇨🇾 Cyprus 53
16 🇮🇹 Italy 124 🇪🇸 Spain 67 🇧🇪 Belgium 51
17 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 117 🇬🇧 United Kindom 54 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 39
18 🇷🇸 Serbia 115 🇭🇺 Hungary 52 🇮🇹 Italy 34
19 🇭🇺 Hungary 108 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 44 🇭🇷 Croatia 33
20 🇬🇪 Georgia 104 🇨🇾 Cyprus 43 🇬🇪 Georgia 24
21 🇨🇾 Cyprus 96 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 41 🇲🇹 Malta 16
22 🇪🇸 Spain 77 🇭🇷 Croatia 40 🇮🇱 Israel 11
23 🇭🇷 Croatia 73 🇷🇸 Serbia 35 🇪🇸 Spain 10
24 🇬🇧 United Kindom 62 🇦🇹 Austria 31 🇩🇪 Germany 10
25 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 41 🇵🇱 Poland 7 🇬🇧 United Kindom 8
26 🇩🇪 Germany 11 🇩🇪 Germany 1 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 0
Detailed jury voting results of the final

Voting procedure used: [1] 100% televoting, [2] 100% jury vote

Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Jury vote
Austria Islanda Azerbaidjan San Marino Cehia Irlanda Georgia Bosnia și Herțegovina Malta Spania Finlanda Elveția Danemarca Franța Republica Moldova Armenia Cipru Bulgaria Țările de Jos Letonia Israel Belarus Germania Rusia Norvegia Australia Belgia Regatul Unit Croația Grecia Lituania Serbia Republica Macedonia Albania Estonia Ucraina Italia Polonia Slovenia Ungaria Muntenegru Suedia
[2] [1] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2] [2]
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🇧🇪 Belgium 181 130 51 5 3 2 12 10 10 8 4 10 4 6 4 5 5 12 5 4 10 8 3
🇨🇿 Czech Republic 41 41 0 4 5 2 6 3 1 1 10 4 2 3
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 153 114 39 12 4 7 8 3 10 5 7 7 2 3 4 6 3 4 5 2 6 4 1 6 5
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 117 44 73 1 2 2 1 2 10 1 1 7 7 10
🇭🇺 Hungary 108 52 56 4 2 10 10 4 1 5 3 1 2 3 7
🇮🇹 Italy 124 90 34 10 6 8 5 2 2 12 3 6 3 12 10 3 8
🇮🇱 Israel 135 124 11 3 4 3 1 1 7 8 2 5 7 2 12 3 10 2 3 7 6 7 5 3 6 8 7 2
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 307 127 180 8 10 3 10 1 6 10 7 1 7 1 8 8 6 5 2 4 10 4 1 3 10 2
🇸🇪 Sweden 261 122 139 8 6 12 5 6 12 4 5 6 10 8 8 10 12 4 2 4
🇩🇪 Germany 11 1 10 1
🇫🇷 France 257 148 109 7 2 5 3 4 7 6 7 1 12 7 5 8 7 6 8 6 8 6 1 10 1 7 1 5 8
🇵🇱 Poland 229 7 222 2 1 3 1
🇦🇺 Australia 511 320 191 12 10 7 8 10 3 8 8 12 10 6 10 5 10 8 12 5 10 6 6 2 10 12 8 12 7 12 6 8 12 10 5 6 10 6 12 4 12
🇨🇾 Cyprus 96 43 53 5 5 2 6 4 7 1 8 4 1
🇷🇸 Serbia 115 35 80 8 5 2 2 7 5 6
🇱🇹 Lithuania 200 104 96 1 5 3 5 6 7 5 4 1 10 1 10 1 2 7 4 8 5 12 2 3 2
🇭🇷 Croatia 73 40 33 6 7 8 2 4 1 1 3 1 1 6
🇷🇺 Russia 491 130 361 3 8 12 7 5 4 4 1 7 2 12 6 7 12 6 12 1 7 8 6
🇪🇸 Spain 77 67 10 1 2 1 3 8 3 4 4 7 5 6 12 5 5 1
🇱🇻 Latvia 132 69 63 1 1 7 3 5 2 3 7 3 8 8 6 7 8
🇺🇦 Ukraine 534 211 323 10 12 12 12 6 12 12 3 12 12 7 7 4 2 3 10 2 8 12 12 7 10 12 12
🇲🇹 Malta 153 137 16 10 4 6 3 6 6 5 4 3 8 6 7 4 5 8 4 10 2 2 5 10 12 7
🇬🇪 Georgia 104 80 24 6 10 3 8 5 7 12 5 10 3 3 8
🇦🇹 Austria 151 31 120 1 1 4 4 8 8 5
🇬🇧 United Kindom 62 54 8 8 4 7 12 3 6 4 2 5 3
🇦🇲 Armenia 249 115 134 2 2 7 12 2 5 8 12 2 6 2 3 12 4 10 4 3 4 1 10 4
Detailed televoting results of the final

Voting procedure used: [1] 100% televoting, [2] 100% jury vote

Total score
Jury score
Televoting score
Televote
Austria Islanda Azerbaidjan San Marino Cehia Irlanda Georgia Bosnia și Herțegovina Malta Spania Finlanda Elveția Danemarca Franța Republica Moldova Armenia Cipru Bulgaria Țările de Jos Letonia Israel Belarus Germania Rusia Norvegia Australia Belgia Regatul Unit Croația Grecia Lituania Serbia Republica Macedonia Albania Estonia Ucraina Italia Polonia Slovenia Ungaria Muntenegru Suedia
[2] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1]
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🇧🇪 Belgium 181 130 51 3 8 4 12 1 2 12 5 4
🇨🇿 Czech Republic 41 41 0
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 153 114 39 6 6 3 7 3 10 2 2
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 117 44 73 1 6 7 8 6 8 1 3 2 8 6 10 7
🇭🇺 Hungary 108 52 56 7 1 3 2 1 5 3 4 3 3 2 2 10 1 6 3
🇮🇹 Italy 124 90 34 7 3 7 1 1 10 1 4
🇮🇱 Israel 135 124 11 6 3 2
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 307 127 180 5 8 3 5 5 3 2 8 12 4 5 2 12 1 1 7 4 4 5 10 5 8 1 7 8 10 8 2 7 3 2 4 5 4
🇸🇪 Sweden 261 122 139 7 12 4 2 2 1 10 12 2 2 1 3 2 7 2 8 2 7 1 1 7 7 1 3 10 1 10 5 7
🇩🇪 Germany 11 1 10 2 8
🇫🇷 France 257 148 109 1 5 4 4 2 10 3 3 2 6 7 6 4 12 3 1 7 8 2 4 3 2 5 1 1 3
🇵🇱 Poland 229 7 222 12 10 3 7 7 10 4 5 5 5 5 7 1 2 6 10 5 4 6 10 5 10 12 10 4 3 6 2 5 1 8 10 4 8 10
🇦🇺 Australia 511 320 191 3 8 2 5 1 6 1 3 12 4 7 1 10 5 5 5 5 6 5 1 5 4 8 4 6 5 5 5 6 3 12 4 4 7 3 3 12
🇨🇾 Cyprus 96 43 53 1 6 7 7 2 12 3 3 6 1 5
🇷🇸 Serbia 115 35 80 4 12 12 12 12 4 12 12
🇱🇹 Lithuania 200 104 96 4 8 12 5 6 3 3 8 12 1 12 4 5 3 2 2 6
🇭🇷 Croatia 73 40 33 10 4 5 8 6
🇷🇺 Russia 491 130 361 8 7 12 10 10 8 8 6 10 8 8 6 4 6 12 12 10 12 3 12 10 12 12 6 5 6 7 8 10 8 12 8 7 12 12 8 8 10 10 10 8
🇪🇸 Spain 77 67 10 2 1 2 4 1
🇱🇻 Latvia 132 69 63 6 7 6 2 1 5 1 3 3 12 7 5 5
🇺🇦 Ukraine 534 211 323 10 10 12 12 4 10 7 4 7 12 4 3 10 10 10 7 10 7 10 8 10 6 10 4 8 2 5 10 6 10 7 6 6 8 12 12 7 12 8 7
🇲🇹 Malta 153 137 16 5 5 6
🇬🇪 Georgia 104 80 24 1 8 2 4 6 3
🇦🇹 Austria 151 31 120 2 4 1 5 2 6 10 1 8 4 4 4 6 4 3 7 8 3 3 6 1 1 6 4 6 6 5
🇬🇧 United Kindom 62 54 8 3 1 4
🇦🇲 Armenia 249 115 134 2 8 12 6 12 7 8 8 8 6 7 2 12 7 8 2 7 2 7 1 2

4.3.112 points. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country’s professional jury and televote in the final.

12 points awarded by juries
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
11 🇺🇦 Ukraine 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇮🇱 Israel, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia, 🇲🇩 Moldova, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇸🇲 San Marino, 🇷🇸 Serbia, 🇸🇮 Slovenia
9 🇦🇺 Australia 🇦🇱 Albania, 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇱🇹 Lithuania, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands, 🇸🇪 Sweden, 🇨🇭 Switzerland
4 🇷🇺 Russia 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan,  Belarus, 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇬🇷 Greece
3 🇦🇲 Armenia 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇷🇺 Russia, 🇪🇸 Spain
🇸🇪 Sweden 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇫🇮 Finland
2 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇮🇪 Ireland
🇮🇹 Italy 🇫🇷 France, 🇳🇴 Norway
1 🇫🇷 France 🇦🇲 Armenia
🇬🇪 Georgia 🇬🇧 United Kindom
🇮🇱 Israel 🇩🇪 Germany
🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇺🇦 Ukraine
🇲🇹 Malta 🇲🇪 Montenegro
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 🇮🇸 Iceland
🇪🇸 Spain 🇮🇹 Italy
🇬🇧 United Kindom 🇲🇹 Malta
12 points awarded by televoting
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
10 🇷🇺 Russia 🇦🇲 Armenia, 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Belarus, 🇧🇬 Bulgaria, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇱🇻 Latvia , 🇲🇩 Moldova, 🇷🇸 Serbia, 🇺🇦 Ukraine
6 🇷🇸 Serbia 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina, 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia, 🇲🇪 Montenegro, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇨🇭 Switzerland
🇺🇦 Ukraine 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇸🇲 San Marino
3 🇦🇲 Armenia 🇫🇷 France, 🇬🇪 Georgia, 🇷🇺 Russia 
🇦🇺 Australia 🇦🇱 Albania, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇸🇪 Sweden
🇱🇹 Lithuania 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇬🇧 United Kindom
2 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇪🇸 Spain
🇵🇱 Poland 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇧🇪 Belgium
🇸🇪 Sweden 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇮🇸 Iceland
1 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇬🇷 Greece
🇫🇷 France 🇮🇱 Israel
🇱🇻 Latvia 🇱🇹 Lithuania

4.3.2.Spokespersons. The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country’s national jury in the following order:

  1. 🇦🇹 Austria – Kati Bellowitsch
  2. 🇮🇸 Iceland – Unnsteinn Manúel Stefánsson
  3. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Tural Asadov
  4. 🇸🇲 San Marino – Irol MC 
  5. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – Daniela Písařovicová
  6. 🇮🇪 Ireland – Sinéad Kennedy
  7. 🇬🇪 Georgia – Nina Sublatti
  8. 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina – Ivana Crnogorac
  9. 🇲🇹 Malta – Ben Camille
  10. 🇪🇸 Spain – Jota Abril 
  11. 🇫🇮 Finland – Jussi-Pekka Rantanen 
  12. 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Sebalter
  13. 🇩🇰 Denmark – Ulla Essendrop
  14. 🇫🇷 France – Élodie Gossuin
  15. 🇲🇩 Moldova – Olivia Furtună
  16. 🇦🇲 Armenia – Arman Margaryan
  17. 🇨🇾 Cyprus – Loukas Hamatsos
  18. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria – Anna Angelova
  19. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Trijntje Oosterhuis
  20. 🇱🇻 Latvia – Toms Grēviņš 
  21. 🇮🇱 Israel – Ofer Nachshon 
  22.  Belarus – Uzari
  23. 🇩🇪 Germany – Barbara Schöneberger
  24. 🇷🇺 Russia – Nyusha
  25. 🇳🇴 Norway – Elisabeth Andreassen
  26. 🇦🇺 Australia – Lee Lin Chin
  27. 🇧🇪 Belgium – Umesh Vangaver 
  28. 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Richard Osman
  29. 🇭🇷 Croatia – Nevena Rendeli
  30. 🇬🇷 Greece – Constantinos Christoforou
  31. 🇱🇹 Lithuania – Ugnė Galadauskaitė
  32. 🇷🇸 Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina 
  33. 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia – Dijana Gogova
  34. 🇦🇱 Albania – Andri Xhahu
  35. 🇪🇪 Estonia – Daniel Levi Viinalass
  36. 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Verka Serduchka
  37. 🇮🇹 Italy – Claudia Andreatti
  38. 🇵🇱 Poland – Anna Popek 
  39. 🇸🇮 Slovenia – Marjetka Vovk
  40. 🇭🇺 Hungary – Csilla Tatár
  41. 🇲🇪 Montenegro – Danijel Alibabić
  42. 🇸🇪 Sweden – Gina Dirawi

5.Other countries. Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest via the Eurovision network. The EBU issued an invitation of participation in the contest to all fifty-six active members and associate member Australia, with forty-three countries confirming their participation. Morocco, Tunisia and five other countries did not publish their reasons for declining, however the following countries declined to participate, stating their reasons as shown below.

5.1.Active EBU members.

  •  Andorra – Ràdio i Televisió d’Andorra (RTVA) announced on 2 September 2015 that Andorra would not participate in the contest.
  •  Lebanon – Télé Liban (TL) had not ruled out participation as of 15 October 2015, stating in an email: “We are not sure yet, however we are working on it and will keep you updated”. However, Lebanon was not on the final list of participating countries announced by the EBU on 26 November.
  • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg (RTL) announced on 4 September 2015 that Luxembourg would not participate in the contest, due to the financial and organisational strain of a potential participation on the channel, especially with a small financial budget.
  •  Monaco – Télé Monte Carlo (TMC) announced on 21 July 2015 that Monaco would not participate in the contest.
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) had encouraged viewers to suggest changes to their selection process, assuming they had chosen to participate in the contest. Portugal has failed to qualify for the final since 2010, which the majority of the Portuguese public believe is because of RTP’s current selection format, Festival da Canção. Kátia Aveiro, sister of Cristiano Ronaldo, had launched a campaign on Twitter asking fans to back her bid to represent Portugal. However, RTP announced on 7 October 2015 that Portugal would not participate in the 2016 contest, adding that they were looking forward to participating in the 2017 contest with a restructured selection process. RTP’s ombudsman, Jaime Fernandes, stated on 7 November during the television show A Voz do Cidadão that the decision was due not only to poor results in previous contests, but also RTP’s rather insufficient promotion of music-related content.
  • 🇷🇴 Romania – Romania had originally confirmed their participation in the contest with the song “Moment of Silence“, performed by Ovidiu Anton. However, the EBU announced on 22 April 2016 that Televiziunea Română (TVR) had repeatedly failed to pay debts totalling CHF 16 million (14.56 million) by 20 April, the deadline set by the EBU. TVR’s failure to repay their debts resulted in their expulsion from the EBU, and consequently Romania’s disqualification from the contest. This has led to strong reactions against the decision.
  • 🇸🇰 Slovakia – Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (RTVS) returned to the Eurovision Young Dancers in 2015, with RTVS explaining that the return of Slovakia to EYD supported domestic production and promoted national culture at a European level. RTVS announced on 28 September 2015 that Slovakia would not participate in the contest. RTVS’ PR manager, Juraj Kadáš, explained on 12 April 2016 that Slovakia’s absence from the contest since 2012 was not due to poor results, but rather the cost associated with participation.
  • 🇹🇷 Turkey – The EBU announced on 2 October 2015 that despite speculation surrounding their participation, Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT) had yet to make a final decision. However, TRT announced on 3 November that Turkey would not participate in the contest, adding their discontent at the introduction of a mixed voting system to the contest and the pre-qualification of the Big Five for the final. It was later revealed that singer Atiye would have gone to Eurovision 2016.

5.2.Associate EBU members.

  •  Kazakhstan – The EBU announced on 18 December 2015 that Khabar Agency would have associate EBU membership from 1 January 2016. However, Kazakhstan would be unable to debut at the contest as eligibility for participation requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership.

5.3.Non-EBU members.

  •  China – Hunan Television announced its interest in participating in the contest on 22 May 2015, with the EBU responding, saying that “we are open and are always looking for new elements in each Eurovision Song Contest”. However, on 3 June, the EBU denied that China would debut at the contest as a guest or full participant.
  •  Faroe Islands – Faroese publication Portal reported on 9 June 2015 that Kringvarp Føroya (KVF) had applied for active EBU membership, a requisite for participation in the contest. However, it was rejected due to the islands’ membership of the Danish Realm. Faroese Education Minister Bjørn Kalsø supported participation, saying “the justification so far has been that the countries have to be acknowledged by the United Nations as independent in order to participate. But there is no doubt that we could easily overstep those barriers, if we’re absolutely determined to reach this goal … it is completely up to Kringvarpið … to renew the application regularly, and show the EBU that the Faroe Islands are an equal match to other countries when it comes to participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.”
  •  Kosovo – Kosovan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Petrit Selimi tweeted on 23 May 2015 that Kosovo, which is not recognised by 15 states in Europe and does not have a national broadcaster with active EBU membership, would debut at the contest. Selimi tweeted that he knew that Kosovo would participate, but did not elaborate on how it would come about. However, on 3 June, the EBU denied that Kosovo would debut at the contest, as Radio Televizioni i Kosovës (RTK) has neither active nor associate EBU membership.
  •  Liechtenstein – 1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television (1FLTV) announced on 16 September 2015 that Liechtenstein would be unable to debut at the contest due to insufficient funding for EBU membership.

6.Broadcasts. Most countries sent commentators to Stockholm or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, the provision of voting information. 

It was reported by the EBU that the contest was viewed by a worldwide television audience of over 200 million viewers, beating the 2015 record which was viewed by 197 million.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
🇦🇱 Albania All shows TVSH, RTSH HD, RTSH Muzikë, Radio Tirana Andri Xhahu
🇦🇲 Armenia All shows Armenia 1, Public Radio of Armenia Avet Barseghyan
🇦🇺 Australia All shows SBS, SBS Radio 4 Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang
🇦🇹 Austria All shows ORF eins Andi Knoll
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan All shows İTV Azer Suleymanli
 Belarus All shows Belarus-1, Belarus 24 Evgeny Perlin
🇧🇪 Belgium  All shows één Dutch: Peter Van de Veire
La Une French: Jean-Louis Lahaye and Maureen Louys
🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina All shows BHT 1, BHT HD, BH Radio 1 Dejan Kukrić
🇧🇬 Bulgaria All shows BNT 1, BNT HD Elena Rosberg and Georgi Kushvaliev
🇭🇷 Croatia All shows HRT 1 Duško Ćurlić
HR 2 Zlatko Turkalj
🇨🇾 Cyprus  All shows RIK 1, RIK Sat, RIK HD, RIK Triton Melina Karageorgiou
🇨🇿 Czech Republic Semi-finals ČT2 Libor Bouček
Final ČT1
🇩🇰 Denmark All shows DR1 Ole Tøpholm
🇪🇪 Estonia All shows ETV Estonian: Marko Reikop
ETV+ Russian: Aleksandr Hobotov
SF1/Final Raadio 2 Estonian: Mart Juur and Andrus Kivirähk
🇫🇮 Finland All shows Yle TV2, TV Finland Finnish: Mikko Silvennoinen
Yle Radio Suomi Finnish: Sanna Pirkkalainen and Jorma Hietamäki
Yle TV2, TV Finland, Yle Radio Vega Swedish: Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
🇫🇷 France Semi-finals France 4 Marianne James and Jarry
Final France 2 Marianne James and Stéphane Bern
🇬🇪 Georgia All shows 1TV Tuta Chkheidze and Nika Katsia
🇩🇪 Germany Semi-finals Einsfestival, Phoenix Peter Urban
Final Das Erste
🇬🇷 Greece All shows ERT1, ERT HD, ERT World Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis
Deftero Programma, Voice of Greece
🇭🇺 Hungary  All shows Duna Gábor Gundel Takács
🇮🇸 Iceland All shows RÚV, Rás 2 Gísli Marteinn Baldursson
🇮🇪 Ireland Semi-finals RTÉ2 Marty Whelan
Final RTÉ One
SF2/Final RTÉ Radio 1 Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski
🇮🇱 Israel All shows[j] Channel 1 No commentary; Hebrew subtitles
SF2/Final Channel 33 No commentary; Arabic subtitles
IBA 88FM Kobi Menora, Or Vaxman and Nancy Brandes
🇮🇹 Italy Semi-finals Rai 4 Marco Ardemagni and Filippo Solibello
Final Rai 1 Flavio Insinna and Federico Russo
All shows Rai Radio 2 Marco Ardemagni and Filippo Solibello
🇱🇻 Latvia All shows LTV1 Valters Frīdenbergs
Final Toms Grēviņš
🇱🇹 Lithuania All shows LRT, LRT HD, LRT Radijas Darius Užkuraitis
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia All shows MRT 1 Karolina Petkovska
🇲🇹 Malta All shows TVM Arthur Caruana
🇲🇩 Moldova All shows Moldova 1 Gloria Gorceag
Radio Moldova, Radio Moldova Muzical, Radio Moldova Tineret
🇲🇪 Montenegro All shows TVCG 1, TVCG SAT Dražen Bauković and Tijana Mišković
🇳🇱 The Netherlands All shows NPO 1, BVN Cornald Maas and Jan Smit
SF2 Douwe Bob
🇳🇴 Norway All shows NRK1 Olav Viksmo-Slettan
Final NRK3 Ronny Brede Aase, Silje Nordnes and Markus Neby
SF2/Final NRK P1 Ole Christian Øen
🇵🇱 Poland  All shows[k] TVP1, TVP Polonia, TVP Rozrywka, TVP HD Artur Orzech
🇷🇺 Russia All shows Russia-1, Russia HD Dmitry Guberniev and Ernest Mackevičius
🇸🇲 San Marino All shows San Marino RTV, Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo
🇷🇸 Serbia SF1 RTS1, RTS HD, RTS SAT Dragan Ilić
SF2/Final Duška Vučinić
🇸🇮 Slovenia  Semi-finals TV SLO 2 Andrej Hofer 
Final TV SLO 1
SF2/Final Radio Val 202
All shows Radio Maribor
🇪🇸 Spain Semi-finals La 2 José María Íñigo and Julia Varela
Final La 1
🇸🇪 Sweden All shows SVT1 Lotta Bromé
SR P4 Carolina Norén and Björn Kjellman
🇨🇭 Switzerland Semi-finals SRF zwei German: Sven Epiney
Final SRF 1
SRF 1, Radio SRF 3 German: Peter Schneider and Gabriel Vetter
SF2/Fi