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

Måns Zelmerlöw

Director Sven Stojanović
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Host broadcaster Flag of Sweden SVT
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 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


Eurovision Song Contest
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 will be 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".


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 PhaseEdit

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.
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.


Semi-finalists Edit

Country Language Artist Song English translation

Finalists Edit

Country Language Artist Song English translation
France France French, English Amir "J'ai Cherché" I have been looking for
Flag of Germany Germany English Jamie-Lee "Ghost"
Flag of Italy Italy Italian, English Francesca Michielin "No Degree Of Seperation
Flag of Spain.svg Spain English Barei "Say Yay"
Flag of Sweden Sweden English Frans "If I Were Sorry"
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom English Joe & Jake "You're Not Alone"

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