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Eurovision Song Contest 2016
Come Together
Eurovision 2016 Official Logo
Dates
Semi-final 1 date May 10, 2016
Semi-final 2 date May 12, 2016
Final date May 14, 2016
Host
Venue Ericsson Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s) Petra Mede, Mans Zelmerlöw
Director Sven Stojanović
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Executive producer Martin Österdahl, Johan Bernhagen
Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT)
Opening act Semi-final 1: "Heroes" performed by Mans Zelmerlöw
Semi-final 2: "That's Eurovision" by Petra Mede and Mans Zelmerlöw
Final: "Parade of Flags: A Tribute to Swedish fashion design and music"
Interval act Semi-final 1: "The Grey People" choreographed by Fredrik Rydman
Semi-final 2: "Man meets machine" choreographed by Fredrik Rydman
Finals: "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
Participants
Number of entries 42
Returning countries Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine
Withdrawing countries Portugal, Romania
Vote
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
Winning song Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
"1944" by Jamala

The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It will take place in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, following Sweden's victory at the 2015 contest in Vienna with the song "Heroes", performed by Måns Zelmerlöw. This will be the third time the contest has taken place in Stockholm, after 1975 and 2000, the latter also being held at the Globe. The contest will consist of two semi-finals on 10 and 12 May and the final on 14 May 2016. The three live shows will be hosted by Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede.

Forty-two countries will participate. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia and Ukraine will return after absences from recent contests, while Australia will also return after debuting as a special guest in 2015. Portugal has withdrawn after constant bad results since it entered the contest, decades ago, while Romania had originally planned to participate, but were forcefully withdrawn due to repeated non-payment of debts to the EBU. The contest will also be the first to implement a new voting system since 1975, with each country now awarding two sets of points: one from their professional jury and another from televoting.

The winner of the contest was Ukraine with the song "1944", performed by Jamala. This was Ukraine's second win and its first since 2004. 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. It was also the first song with lyrics in Crimean Tatar to win or enter the contest.The winner of the contest was Ukraine with the song "1944", performed by Jamala. This was Ukraine's second win and its first since 2004. 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. It was also the first song with lyrics in Crimean Tatar to win or enter the contest.

Eurovision: The PartyEdit

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 Swedish Eurovision Song Contest 2014 entrant, Sanna Nielsen, will allow fans to watch the final on a big screen and will feature backstage material from the Ericsson Globe such as Nielsen conducting exclusive interviews and appearing with hosts Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw. The results of the Swedish jury vote will also be announced live from the event by Gina Dirawi. A pre-party and after-party will also be held and will feature performances from former contest winners Carola and Loreen as well as Danny Saucedo, Panetoz and DJ Tim Henri. Executive Producer of the contest 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 will become an annual event in the host city of the contest.

RepresentativesEdit

Rank Country EBU member station Artist Song
1 Ukraine Natsionalna Telekompaniya Ukrayiny (NTU) Jamala "1944"
2 Australia Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Dami Im "Sound of Silence"
3 Russia All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) Sergey Lazarev "You're the Only One"
4 Bulgaria Bulgarian National Television (BNT) Poli Genova "If Love Was A Crime"
5 Sweden Sveriges Television (SVT) Frans "If I Were Sorry"
6 France France Televisions Amir "J'ai cherché"
7 Armenia Public Television of Armenia (ARMTV) Iveta Mukuchyan "LoveWave"
8 Poland Telewizja Polska (TVP) Michał Szpak "Color of Your Life"
9 Lithuania Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) Donny Montell "Ive Been Waiting for This Night"
10 Belgium Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT) Laure Tesoro "What's the Pressure"
11 Netherlands AVROTROS Douwe Bob "Slow Down"
12 Malta Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) Ira Losco "Walk on Water"
13 Austria Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) Zoë "Loin d'ici"
14 Israel Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) Hovi Star "Made of Stars"
15 Latvia Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) Justs "Heartbeat"
16 Italy Radiotevisione Italiana Francesca Michielin "No Degree of Separation"
17 Azerbaijan İctimai Television (İTV) Samra "Miracle"
18 Serbia Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) Sanja Vučić ZAA "Goodbye (Shelter)"
19 Hungary Duna TV Freddie "Pioneer"
20 Georgia Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz "Midnight Gold".
21 Cyprus Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBC) Minus One "Alter Ego"
22 Spain Televisión Española (TVE) Barei "Say Yay!"
23 Croatia Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT) Nina Kraljić "Lighthouse"
24 United Kingdom British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Joe & Jake "You're Not Alone"
25 Czech Republic Česká televize (ČT) Gabriela Gunčíková "I Stand"
26 Germany Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) Jamie-Lee "Ghost"
- Albania Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) Eneda Tarifa "Fairytale"
- Norway Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) Agnete "Icebreaker"
- Denmark Danmarks Radio (DR) Lighthouse X "Soldiers of Love"
- Slovenia Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTVSLO) ManuElla "Blue and Red"
- Macedonia Macedonian Radio Television (MRT) Kaliopi "Dona" (Дона)
- Ireland Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) Nicky Byrne "Sunlight"
- Belarus National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (BTRC) IVAN "Help You Fly"
- Switzerland SRG SSR Rykka "The Last of Our Kind"
- Bosnia & Herzegovina Radiotelevizija Bosne i Hercegovine (BHRT) Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucher and Jala "Ljubav je"
- Iceland Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) Greta Salóme "Hear Them Calling"
- Montenegro Radio i Televizija Crne Gore (RTCG) Highway "The Real Thing"
- Estonia Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) Jüri Pootsmann "Play"
- San Marino Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino (SMRTV) Serhat "I Didn't Know"
- Moldova TeleRadio-Moldova (TRM) Lidia Isac "Falling Stars"
- Greece Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) Argo "Utopian Land"
- Finland Yleisradio (YLE) Sandhja "Sing It Away"
Disqualified entry
- Romania Televiziunea Română (TVR) Ovidiu Anton "Moment of Silence"

BroadcastEdit

Country TV Network Radio network Commentator Spokesperson Shows
Albania

TVSH, RTSH HD, RTSH Muzikë

Radio Tirana Andri Xhahu Andri Xhahu all shows
Armenia Armenia 1 Public Radio of Armenia Avet Barseghyan Arman Margaryan all shows
Australia SBS SBS Radio 4 Julia Zemiro, Sam Pang Lee Lin Chin all shows
Austria ORF eins Andi Knoll Kati Bellowitsch all shows
Azerbaijan İTV Azer Suleymanli Tural Asadov all shows
Belarus

Belarus 1, Belarus 24

Evgeny Perlin Uzari all shows
Belgium (Dutch) één Peter van de Veire Umesh Vangaver all shows
Belgium (French) La Une Jean-Louis Lahaye, Maureen Louys
Bosnia & Herzegovina BHT 1, BHT HD BH Radio 1 Dejan Kukrić Ivana Crnogorac all shows
Bulgaria BNT1, BNT HD Elena Rosberg, Georgi Kushvaliev Anna Angelova all shows
Croatia HRT 1 Duško Ćurlić Nevena Rendeli all shows
HR 2 Zlatko Turkalj Turki
Cyprus RIK 1, RIK SAT, RIK HD Trito Programma Melina Karageorgiou Loukas Hamatsos all shows
Czech Republic ČT2 Libor Bouček Daniela Písařovicová semi-finals
ČT1 finals
Denmark DR1 Ole Tøpholm Ulla Essendrop all shows
Estonia (Estonian) ETV Marko Reikop Daniel Levi Viinalass all shows
Raadio 2 Mart Juur and Andrus Kivirähk first semi-finals and finals
Estonia (Russian) ETV+ Aleksandr Hobotov all shows
Finland (Finnish) Yle TV2, TV Finland Mikko Silvennoinen Jussi-Pekka Rantanen all shows
Yle Radio Suomi Sanna Pirkkalainen, Jorma Hietamäki
Finland (Swedish) Yle TV2, TV Finland Yle Radio Vega Eva Frantz, Johan Lindroos
France France 4 Marianne James, Jarry Élodie Gossuin semi-finals
France 2 Marianne James, Stéphane Bern finals
Germany EinsFestival, Phoenix Peter Urban Barbara Schöneberger semi-finals
Das Erste finals
Georgia GPB First Channel Tuta Chkheidze Nina Sublatti all shows
Greece ERT1, ERT HD, ERT World ERA 2, Voice of Greece Maria Kozakou, Giorgos Kapoutzidis Constantinos Christoforou all shows
Hungary Duna TV Gábor Gundel Takács Csilla Tatár all shows
Iceland RÚV Rás 2 Gísli Marteinn Baldursson Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson all shows
Ireland RTÉ2 Marty Whelan Sinéad Kennedy semi-finals
RTÉ One finals
RTÉ Radio 1 Neil Doherty, Zbyszek Zalinski second semi-finals and finals
Israel (Hebrew) Channel 1 Hebrew subtitles Ofer Nachshon

first semi-final (delayed)

second semi-finals & finals (live)

88 FM Kobi Menora, Iggy Waxman, Nancy Brandes second semi-finals & finals
Israel (Arabic) Channel 33 Arabic subtitles second semi-finals & finals
Italy Rai 4 Rai Radio 2 Filippo Solibello, Marco Ardemagni Claudia Andreatti semi-finals
Rai 1 Flavio Insinna, Federico Russo finals
Latvia LTV 1 Valters Frīdenbergs Toms Grēviņš all shows
Toms Grēviņš finals
Lithuania LRT, LRT HD LRT Radijas Darius Užkuraitis Ugnė Galadauskaitė all shows
Macedonia MRT 1 Karolina Petkovska Dijana Gogova all shows
Malta PBS Arthur Caruana Ben Camille all shows
Moldova Moldova 1 Radio Moldova, Radio Moldova Muzical and Radio Moldova Tineret Gloria Gorceag Olivia Furtună all shows
Montenegro TVCG 1, TVCG SAT Dražen Bauković, Tijana Mišković Danijel Alibabić all shows
Netherlands NPO 1, BVN Jam Smit & Cornald Maas Trijntje Oosterhuis all shows
Douwe Bob second semi-final
Norway NRK1 Olav Viksmo Slettan Elisabeth Andreassen all shows
NRK3 Ronny Brede Aase, Silje Reiten Nordnes, Markus Ekrem Neby finals
NRK P1 Ole Christian Øen second semi-finals and finals
Poland

TVP1, TVP Polonia (live)

TVP Rozyrywka (one-day delay)

Artur Orzech Anna Popek all shows
Russia Russia-1, Russia HD Dmitry Guberniev, Ernest Mackevičius Nyusha all shows
San Marino SMtv San marino Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio, Gigi Restivo Irol MC all shows
Serbia RTS 1, RTS HD, RTS SAT Dragan Ilić Dragana Kosjerina first semi-finals
Duška Vučinić second semi-finals
Slovenia RTV SLO2 Andrej Hofer Marjetka Vovk semi-finals
RTV SLO1 finals
Radio Val 202 second semi-finals & finals
Radio Maribor all shows
Spain La 2 José María Íñigo, Julia Varela Jota Abril semi-finals
La 1 finals
Sweden SVT1 Lotta Bromé Gina Dirawi all shows
SR P4 Carolina Norén and Björn Kjellman
Switzerland (German) SRF zwei Sven Epiney Sebalter semi-finals
SRF 1 finals
SRF 1 Radio SRF 3 Peter Schneider, Gabriel Vetter finals
Switzerland (French) RTS Deux Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner second semi-finals & finals
Switzerland (Italian) RSI LA2 Clarissa Tami second semi-finals
RSI LA1 Clarissa Tami and Michele "Cerno" Carobbio finals
Ukraine UA:Pershyi Timur Miroshnychenko, Tetiana Terekhova Verka Serduchka all shows
Radio Ukraine Olena Zelinchenko
United Kingdom BBC Four Scott Mills, Mel Giedroyc Richard Osman semi-finals
BBC One Graham Norton finals
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce

Non-participating countries:Edit

Country TV network Commentators Shows
China Hunan TV Kubert Leung, Wu Zhoutong all shows
Kazakhstan Khabar TV Diana Snegina, Kaldybek Zhaysanbay all shows
Kosovo RTK TBA all shows
New Zealand BBC UKTV Graham Norton finals
Portugal RTP Hélder Reis all shows
United States Logo TV Carson Kressley, Michelle Collins finals

Sign language broadcast:Edit

The Swedish host broadcaster SVT will offer international sign language broadcasts of the two semi-finals and final for the hearing impaired, which will be produced by Julia Kankkonne. The performances of the competing entries and the dialogue of the hosts will be interpreted by nine performers:

  • Georg Marsh (Austria)
  • Ebru Bilen Basaran (Denmark)
  • Markus Aro (Finland)
  • Rafael-Evitan Grombelka (Germany)
  • Kolbrun Völkudottir (Iceland)
  • Laura Levita Valyte (Lithuania)
  • Pavel Rodionov (Russia)
  • Amina Ouahid (Sweden)
  • Tommy Rangsjö (Sweden)
  • Xuejia Rennie Zacsko (Sweden)
  • Laith Fathulla (Sweden)

The broadcasts will be streamed online concurrently with the live broadcasts of the three shows. The following broadcasters will also televise the broadcasts:

Country Network Shows
Austria ORF2 finals
Denmark DR Ramasjang all shows
Lithuania LRT Kultūra all shows
Norway NRK1 Tegnspråk all shows
Sweden SVT24 all shows

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