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Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Stockholm
Theme Come Together
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 10 May 2016
Semi-final 2 date 12 May 2016
Final date 14 May 2016
Host
Venue Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Petra Mede

Måns Zelmerlöw

Director Sven Stojanović
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Host broadcaster Flag of Sweden Sweden SVT
Participants
Number of entries 42
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Withdrawing countries Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Flag of Romania Romania
Voting
Voting system Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting.
Nul points None
Winner Flag of Ukraine Ukraine

"1944"

Eurovision Song Contest
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was the 61st annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place in Stockholm, Sweden following Måns Zelmerlöw's win in the 2015 contest with the song "Heroes".

It was won by singer Jamala who represented Ukraine with the song "1944". This gave the country its second victory and made it the first ex-Soviet country to win the Contest twice.

Location

Sveriges Television (SVT) announced on 24 May that their first choice as host arena for the Eurovision was the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm. However other cities and arenas were still able to apply. After Sweden's win in Vienna, those making a bid had approximately three weeks to submit their offer to SVT. An announcement from the broadcaster regarding the venue was expected by mid summer.

The Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, which has a capacity of approximately 16,000 attendees, was announced as the host venue on 8 July 2015. This will be the Globe's second hosting of the contest as the arena was also used for the 2000 contest.

Bidding Phase

City Venue Notes
Candidate cities
Gothenburg Scandinavium Venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 1985.
Ullevi Stadium Proposal was dependant on the construction of a roof to cover Ullevi Stadium. The idea was rejected due to costs.
Linköping Saab Arena
Örnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center
Sandviken and Gävle Göransson Arena If this option were to have been chosen, Sandviken would have host the main three shows in the Göransson Arena and Gävle the other smaller concerts and shows.
Stockholm Annexet
Ericsson Globe Venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 and the Melodifestivalen finals between 2002 and 2012.
Hovet
Failed bids
Malmö Malmö Arena Venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Withdrew its bid on 11 June 2015, citing unavailability during the rehearsal weeks of the contest.
Stockholm Friends Arena Friends Arena is the biggest football stadium, and indoor venue, in Sweden and in the Nordic countries. Venue of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Melodifestivalen finals. However, it was reported that Friends Arena was not part of Stockholm's bid
Tele2 Arena According to media reports shortly after the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Tele2 Arena was SVT's first choice of venue. It would not be possible to use the arena for Eurovision because of the 4–6 weeks organisation requirement, something which could not be fulfilled due to the pre-scheduled home games of Hammarby Football team.

Participants

Semi Final 1

Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. France France, Flag of Spain.svg Spain, and Flag of Sweden Sweden voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Artist Song Language Place Points
01 Finland Sandhja "Sing It Away" English 15 51
02 Flag of Greece Greece Argo "Utopian Land" English, Greek 16 44
03 Flag of Moldova Moldova Lidia Isac "Falling Stars" English 17 33
04 Flag of Hungary Hungary Freddie "Pioneer" English 4 197
05 Flag of Croatia Croatia Nina Kraljić "Lighthouse" English 10 133
06 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands Douwe Bob "Slow Down" English 5 197
07 Flag of Armenia Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan "LoveWave" English 2 243
08 Flag of San Marino San Marino Serhat "I Didn't Know" English 12 68
09 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Sergey Lazarev "You Are the Only One" English 1 342
10 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Gabriela Gunčíková "I Stand" English 9 161
11 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Minus One "Alter Ego" English 8 164
12 Flag of Austria Austria Zoë "Loin d'ici" French 7 170
13 Flag of Estonia Estonia Jüri Pootsmann "Play" English 18 24
14 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Samra "Miracle" English 6 185
15 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Highway "The Real Thing" English 13 60
16 Flag of Iceland Iceland Greta Salóme "Hear Them Calling" English 14 51
17 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala "Ljubav je" Bosnian 11 104
18 Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "Walk on Water" English 3 209

Semi Final 2

Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Flag of Germany Germany, Flag of Italy Italy, and the Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 Flag of Latvia Latvia Justs "Heartbeat" English 8 132
02 Flag of Poland Poland Michał Szpak "Color of Your Life" English 6 151
03 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Rykka "The Last of Our Kind" English 18 28
04 Flag of Israel Israel Hovi Star "Made of Stars" English 7 147
05 Flag of Belarus Belarus Ivan "Help You Fly" English 12 84
06 Flag of Serbia Serbia Sanja Vučić ZAA "Goodbye (Shelter)" English Template:Nts 105
07 Flag of Ireland Ireland Nicky Byrne "Sunlight" English 15 46
08 Macedonia Kaliopi "Dona" Macedonian 11 88
09 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Donny Montell "I've Been Waiting for This Night" English 4 222
10 Flag of Australia Australia Dami Im "Sound of Silence" English 1 330
11 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia ManuElla "Blue and Red" English 14 57
12 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Poli Genova "If Love Was a Crime" English, Bulgarian 5 220
13 Denmark, eurovision Denmark Lighthouse X "Soldiers of Love" English 17 34
14 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Jamala "1944" English, Crimean Tatar 2 287
15 Flag of Norway Norway Agnete "Icebreaker" English 13 63
16 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz "Midnight Gold" English 9 123
17 Flag of Albania Albania Eneda Tarifa "Fairytale" English 16 45
18 Flag of Belgium Belgium Laura Tesoro "What's the Pressure" English 3 274

Finalists

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.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 Flag of Belgium Belgium Laura Tesoro "What's the Pressure" English 10 181
02 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Gabriela Gunčíková "I Stand" English 25 41
03 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands Douwe Bob "Slow Down" English 11 153
04 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Samra "Miracle" English 17 117
05 Flag of Hungary Hungary Freddie "Pioneer" English 19 108
06 Flag of Italy Italy Francesca Michielin "No Degree of Separation" Italian, English 16 124
07 Flag of Israel Israel Hovi Star "Made of Stars" English 14 135
08 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Poli Genova "If Love Was a Crime" English, Bulgarian 4 307
09 Flag of Sweden Sweden Frans "If I Were Sorry" English 5 261
10 Flag of Germany Germany Jamie-Lee "Ghost" English 26 11
11 France France Amir "J'ai cherché" French, English 6 257
12 Flag of Poland Poland Michał Szpak "Color of Your Life" English 8 229
13 Flag of Australia Australia Dami Im "Sound of Silence" English 2 511
14 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Minus One "Alter Ego" English 21 96
15 Flag of Serbia Serbia Sanja Vučić ZAA "Goodbye (Shelter)" English 18 115
16 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Donny Montell "I've Been Waiting for This Night" English 9 200
17 Flag of Croatia Croatia Nina Kraljić "Lighthouse" English 23 73
18 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Sergey Lazarev "You Are the Only One" English 3 491
19 Flag of Spain.svg Spain arei "Say Yay!" English 22 77
20 Flag of Latvia Latvia Justs "Heartbeat" English 15 132
21 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Jamala "1944" English, Crimean Tatar 1 534
22 Flag of Malta Malta Ira Losco "Walk on Water" English 12 153
23 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz "Midnight Gold" English 20 104
24 Flag of Austria Austria Zoë "Loin d'ici" French 13 151
25 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Joe and Jake "You're Not Alone" English 24 62
26 Flag of Armenia Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan "LoveWave" English 7 249


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