Jamala gave Ukraine their second Eurovision victory with her song 1944 (Picture: AP) Ukraine has won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with the song 1944 by Jamala. The new voting system is also used to determine the qualifiers from each semi-final, but as before the qualifiers are announced in a random order. The video also shows jury members on their phones during other performances, as well as a glimpse of Stotskaya's voting result, which also included notes evaluating performances. [37] The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the "Big Five" and Sweden would have to vote. [145] In what has become an annual tradition for the OGAE fan clubs, a voting poll runs prior to the main Eurovision Song Contest allowing members from over 40 clubs to vote for their favourite songs of the 2016 contest. The Reference Group consequently sanctioned Public Television of Armenia (AMPTV), citing a breach of the rule stating that "no messages promoting any organisation, institution, political cause or other causes shall be allowed in the shows". Australia won the semi-final, but came 2nd in the Grand Final 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. "I think we're going to smash that French or Russian guy, yeah.". However, his selection was criticised due to his history of expressing far-right political views in his actions and lyrics, including a speech made at a protest in 2014 supporting the assertion that the German Reich continues to exist within its pre-World War II borders, his propagation of conspiracy theories surrounding the September 11 attacks and the 2008 financial crisis, and a song in which he referred to Baron Rothschild as "Baron Deadschild" and a "schmuck", as well as a collaboration with Kool Savas titled "Wo sind sie jetzt? [62], Armenian backing vocalist Monica previously represented Armenia in Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008. The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 will take place at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Furthermore, this was the first winning song to be performed in one of the Turkic languages. [41][63] The highlighted countries qualified for the final. The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was the 61st edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The map above shows how many times each country has come in 2nd place, sorry UK. However, the European Broadcasting Union "concluded that the song was eligible to compete", citing past relaxations of the rule.[141]. Australia's Dami Im has come second in the Eurovision song contest, wowing the crowd in Sweden with her performance of the song, Sound of Silence. Before the scores were announced, she told the hosts if she won, she would celebrate by having a lemonade with her crew. [15] These were subject to change depending on SVT,[16] but were later confirmed when Stockholm was announced as the host city. "Love Love Peace Peace", a pastiche of past Eurovision songs. The results of the Swedish jury vote was also announced live from the event by Gina Dirawi. ", "China: Hunan Television to broadcast Eurovision live on TV", "Kosovo: Broadcasting 61st Eurovision Song Contest", "It's time! ", "2016 წლის ევროფესტივალის პირდაპირ ეთერს პირველ არხზე თუთა ჩხეიძე გაუძღვება", "ESC 2016: Sendetermine im Fernsehen und Online", "Eurovision 2016: Οι Ημιτελικοί και ο Τελικός στην ΕΡΤ", "Jövő héten kezdetét veszi az Eurovíziós Dalfesztivál! Romania's participation was reported to be in danger on 19 April 2016 due to repeated non-payment of debts by Televiziunea Română (TVR) to the EBU, totalling CHF 16 million (€14.56 million) dating back to January 2007. She was also selected to represent Macedonia in 1996 with "Samo ti", but was eliminated in a non-televised pre-qualifying round. The competition took place between 9–13 February 2016 with the winner being selected on the last day of the festival. 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. ", which contained homophobic lyrics which were interpreted as associating homosexuality with paedophilia. The idea was rejected due to costs. [30] Christer Björkman told Expressen on 25 May that Gina Dirawi, Petra Mede and Sanna Nielsen were also being considered as hosts,[31] but it was reported on 1 June that SVT was considering Zelmerlöw and Dolph Lundgren as co-hosts. Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. France, Spain, and Sweden voted in this semi-final. A specific number of hotels and hotel rooms had to be made available in the vicinity of the venue. [125] Responding to a question on the incident from a journalist from Aftonbladet, Mukuchyan stated: "My thoughts are with my Motherland. Starptautiskais Eirovīzijas dziesmu konkurss. [76] 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. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury in the first semi-final: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's televote in the first semi-final: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points award by each country's professional jury in the second semi-final: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's televote in the second semi-final: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury in the final: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's televote in the final: While no country received nul points when the two sets of points were combined, the Czech Republic received nul points in televoting. "Color of Your Life" performed by Michał Szpak was selected as the winner after gaining 35.89% of the public vote. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work. Proposal was dependent on the construction of a roof to cover the stadium. [105][106][107][108], In light of the negative response and the need to quickly decide a new selection process, NDR withdrew its proposal to send Naidoo on 21 November. The first semi-final will be held on Tuesday 10 May, the second semi on Thursday 12 May and the grand final on Saturday 14 May. For the junior contest, see, Controversy over winning song release date, Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino, List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, associating homosexuality with paedophilia, Armenia–Azerbaijan relations in the Eurovision Song Contest, "Stockholm to host 2016 Eurovision Song Contest", "Här är arenan där SVT vill anordna Eurovision", "ESC'16: Stockholm To Host Eurovision 2016", "ESC'16: Malmö Withdraws Its Bid To Host", "Örnsköldsvik enters the race with Fjällräven Center", "Eurovision Eurovision 2016: Sandviken enters the host city race with Göransson Arena! Sahlene, who represented Estonia in Eurovision Song Contest 2002, returned as a backing vocalist for Australia. [40][41], It was announced on 1 May 2016 that the opening act of the first semi-final would be a performance of "Heroes" by Måns Zelmerlöw,[42] 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. SVT announced on 22 April 2016 that they would offer International Sign broadcasts of all three live shows for the hearing impaired. Eurovision 2016: Dates, location, hosts. thank you for watching! "The fact that the judges are saying just how much they appreciated her performance I think is really a credit to her," he said. Keeping with her performances from the past fortnight, Im's final notes were greeted with a huge cheer from the crowd. The international sign broadcasts was streamed online alongside the three live shows,[241] with the following countries also televising the broadcasts: Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm 2016 is the official compilation album of the contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and was released by Universal Music Group digitally on 15 April and physically on 22 April 2016. [240] The performances of competing entries were interpreted by ten sign language performers and the dialogue of hosts were interpreted by three sign language performers:[241][242][243]. However, other cities and arenas were invited to apply, and those making a bid had approximately three weeks to submit their offer to SVT. ARD co-ordinator Thomas Schreiber stated that "Xavier Naidoo is a brilliant singer who is, according to my own opinion, neither racist nor homophobe. 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Ο Διαγωνισμός Τραγουδιού της Eurovision 2016 ήταν o 61ος διαγωνισμός τραγουδιού της Eurovision.Διεξήχθη στη Σουηδία για έκτη φορά μετά τη νίκη του Μονς Σέλμερλεβ με το τραγούδι "Heroes" στο διαγωνισμό του 2015 στη Βιέννη της Αυστρίας. In the end, she topped the jury vote but came second once the viewers' votes were counted. Sweden and Germany were pre-allocated to vote and perform in the first and second semi-final respectively due to requests from their respective broadcaster, which were approved by the EBU. *Table reflects the final voting result from the 45 OGAE member clubs, with two clubs (OGAE Bulgaria and OGAE Moldova) abstaining from voting in this 2016 poll. 2016 was the second semi-final of the performance, music video and lyrics of the Swedish jury.... Notes were greeted with a specific number of hotels and hotel rooms had to near... As a backing vocalist for australia Ukraine with the winner after gaining 35.89 % of the venue pots helps reducing... 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