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STOCKHOLM 2016

EUROVISIONG SONG CONTEST 2016, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

FIRST SEMIFINAL, MAY 10

#
Country
Performer(s)
Song title
PTS
Place
09 Russia Sergey Lazarev You Are The Only One  342 01
07 Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan LoveWave  243 02
18 Malta Ira Losco Walk On Water  209 03
04 Hungary Freddie Pioneer  197 04
06 The Netherlands Douwe Bob Slow Down  197 05
14 Azerbaijan Samra Miracle  185 06
12 Austria ZOË Loin d’ici  170 07
11 Cyprus Minus One Alter Ego  164 08
10 Czech Republic Gabriela Gunčíková I Stand  161 09
05 Croatia Nina Kraljić Lighthouse  133 10
17 Bosnia & Herzegovina Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala Ljubav Je 104 11
08 San Marino Serhat I Didn’t Know 068 12
15 Montenegro Highway The Real Thing 060 13
16 Iceland Greta Salóme Hear Them Calling 051 14
01 Finland Sandhja Sing It Away 051 15
02 Greece Argo Utopian Land 044 16
03 Moldova Lidia Isac Falling Stars 033 17
13 Estonia Jüri Pootsmann Play 024 18

FIRST SEMI FINAL SCOREBOARD: Below you can find the total televoting points for each country, as well as the jury results as announced by the spokespersons. Full results for all individual jury members and televoting results per country can be found on the full results page.

SECOND SEMIFINAL, MAY 12

#
Country
Performer(s)
Song title
PTS
Place
10 Australia Dami Im Sound Of Silence  330 01
14 Ukraine Jamala 1944  287 02
18 Belgium Laura Tesoro What’s The Pressure  274 03
09 Lithuania Donny Montell I’ve Been Waiting for This Night  222 04
12 Bulgaria Poli Genova If Love Was A Crime  220 05
02 Poland Michał Szpak Color Of Your Life  151 06
04 Israel Hovi Star Made Of Stars  147 07
01 Latvia Justs Heartbeat  132 08
16 Georgia Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz Midnight Gold  123 09
06 Serbia Sanja Vučić ZAA Goodbye (Shelter)  105 10
08 F.Y.R. Macedonia Kaliopi Dona 088 11
05 Belarus IVAN Help You Fly 084 12
15 Norway Agnete Icebreaker 063 13
11 Slovenia ManuElla Blue And Red 057 14
07 Ireland Nicky Byrne Sunlight 046 15
17 Albania Eneda Tarifa Fairytale 045 16
13 Denmark Lighthouse X Soldiers Of Love 034 17
03 Switzerland Rykka The Last Of Our Kind 028 18

SECOND SEMI FINAL SCOREBOARD: Below you can find the total televoting points for each country, as well as the jury results as announced by the spokespersons. Full results for all individual jury members and televoting results per country can be found on the full results page.

GRAND FINAL, MAY 14

#
Country
Performer(s)
Song title
PTS
Place
21 Ukraine Jamala 1944  534 01
13 Australia Dami Im Sound Of Silence 511 02
18 Russia Sergey Lazarev You Are The Only One 491 03
08 Bulgaria Poli Genova If Love Was A Crime 307 04
09 Sweden Frans If I Were Sorry 261 05
11 France Amir J’ai cherché 257 06
26 Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan LoveWave 249 07
12 Poland Michał Szpak Color Of Your Life 229 08
16 Lithuania Donny Montell I’ve Been Waiting for This Night 200 09
01 Belgium Laura Tesoro What’s The Pressure 181 10
03 The Netherlands Douwe Bob Slow Down 153 11
22 Malta Ira Losco Walk On Water 153 12
24 Austria ZOË Loin d’ici 151 13
07 Israel Hovi Star Made Of Stars 135 14
20 Latvia Justs Heartbeat 132 15
06 Italy Francesca Michielin No Degree Of Separation 124 16
04 Azerbaijan Samra Miracle 117 17
15 Serbia Sanja Vučić ZAA Goodbye (Shelter) 115 18
05 Hungary Freddie Pioneer 108 19
23 Georgia Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz Midnight Gold 104 20
14 Cyprus Minus One Alter Ego 096 21
19 Spain Barei Say Yay! 077 22
17 Croatia Nina Kraljić Lighthouse 073 23
25 United Kingdom Joe and Jake You’re Not Alone 062 24
02 Czech Republic Gabriela Gunčíková I Stand 041 25
10 Germany Jamie-Lee Ghost 011 26

GRAND FINAL SCOREBOARD: Below you can find the total televoting points for each country, as well as the jury results as announced by the spokespersons. Full results for all individual jury members and televoting results per country can be found on the full results page.

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