[52] The EBU had initially announced on 26 November that 43 countries would participate in the contest, equalling the record number of participants set in 2008 and 2011. Johan Bernhagen and Martin Österdahl were Executive Producers, while Tobias Åberg was Head of Production. Furthermore, the Reference Group has pointed out that a further breach of the rules of the contest could lead to disqualification from the contest or future contests. Dami Im received a total of 511 points, placing behind winner Ukraine, and in front of Russia in third place with 491 points. While the overall result was not affected, the margin between second-placed Australia and first-placed Ukraine would have been reduced from 23 points to nine. It was the sixth time Sweden had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1975, 1985, 1992, 2000 and 2013. A press centre with a specific size had to be made available at the venue. The rules of the contest stipulate that all jury members are to evaluate performances individually, without discussing the results with other jury members, a stipulation that was clearly violated by the Russian jury. The Barbara Dex Award was annually awarded by the fan website House of Eurovision since 1997, and is a humorous award given to the worst dressed artist each year in the contest. [125] Responding to a question on the incident from a journalist from Aftonbladet, Mukuchyan stated: "My thoughts are with my Motherland. [121], Despite the official flag policy published by the EBU allowing only "national, regional and local flags of the participants" and banning the flag of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic,[122] during the first voting recap of the first semi-final on 10 May, Armenian artist Iveta Mukuchyan was filmed in the green room holding the flag of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, sparking condemnation from the Azerbaijani press. [21], The EBU announced on 18 February 2016 that a new voting system would be implemented at the contest for the first time since 1975. [54], Four countries returned after absences from recent contests: Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2012, Bulgaria and Croatia since 2013 and Ukraine since 2014. [58], Bojan Jovović returned for Montenegro as part of Highway after previously representing Serbia and Montenegro in 2005 as part of No Name, finishing seventh in the final with the song "Zauvijek moja". Bookmakers had Im at second best odds to win the competition, with this year's performance marking only the second time Australia has competed at the European song competition. Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 32 times since its debut in 1971.The contest is broadcast in Malta on the PBS channel, TVM.Malta has yet to win the contest, but is the only non-winning country to have achieved four top three results.. Malta finished last on its first two attempts in 1971 and 1972, and had a 16-year absence from the contest between 1975 and 1991. The statement also clarified that the other four jury members submitted a valid jury vote. The winner was Ukraine with the song "1944", performed and written by Jamala. The contest took place in the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, following Sweden's victory at the 2015 contest in Vienna with the song "Heroes", performed by Måns Zelmerlöw. [54] The song had been written following the Colectiv nightclub fire in October 2015. [19], The EBU announced on 23 September that rather than using clips from their respective music videos, extended clips from the dress rehearsals of the six acts who qualified directly to the final (the "Big Five" and Sweden) would be shown as previews during the semi-final in which they were allocated to vote. 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. Im, who shot to fame after winning X-Factor in 2013, told Eurovision hosts she moved to Australia from South Korea when she was nine years old and learned English by listening to the Spice Girls. The EBU confirmed on 16 July 2015 that they are looking into the possibility of the proposal, which was discussed at the ABU General Assembly in 2014. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was the fourteenth edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which took place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, in Valletta, Malta. Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) announced on 24 May, the day after winning the 2015 contest, that the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm was their first choice venue. The UK has also finished second a record 15 times and also has the record for the longest-running string of Top 5 placings. .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}    Host venue, The preliminary dates for the contest were announced on 16 March 2015 at a meeting of Heads of Delegation in Vienna, with the semi-finals took place on 10 and 12 May and the final on 14 May 2016. [152], The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order:[153]. 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[28] His experience as a television presenter includes Melodifestivalen 2010[29] and SVT sing-along show Allsång på Skansen. It took place in Stockholm, Sweden, following Måns Zelmerlöw's win at the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria with the song "Heroes". The winners were revealed shortly before the final on 14 May. [101][102] The Director General of the EBU, Ingrid Deltenre, said that while "it is regrettable that we are forced to take this action […] The continued indebtedness of TVR jeopardizes the financial stability of the EBU itself". let me know in the comments below! After a tight finish in which the identity of the winner was kept secret to the last moment, Im landed in second place from a field of more than 40 countries which competed in the annual singing competition. Australia was drawn to compete in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest which took place on 12 May 2016. The contest was the first to implement a voting system change since 1975: each country's professional jury points were announced largely as before, while the results of each national televote were combined and announced in reverse order. The three live shows were directed by Sven Stojanović and the contest was produced by Christer Björkman. [116][117], The EBU issued a statement later on 29 April, clarifying that it was not their intention to publish such a document, while acknowledging that the decision to publish a selection of flags of organisations and territories, each of which were "of a very different nature", was an insensitive one, and apologised for any offence caused by the publication of the original flag policy. Televoting votes from all the countries are pooled. NB! The 2016 Eurovision winner was Jamala from Ukraine, who took out the competition with 534 points awarded by the voting juries and viewing public in 42 countries. [54] The highlighted countries qualified for the final. 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France, Spain, and Sweden voted in this semi-final. 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. [61], Greta Salóme returned after previously representing Iceland in 2012 with Jónsi, finishing 20th in the final with the song "Never Forget". *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. Afinal, "habemus" Eurovisão! To date, the UK has won the Eurovision Song Contest 5 times. and "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake. It is named after the Belgian artist, Barbara Dex, who came last in the 1993, in which she wore her own self designed dress. [59], Ira Losco returned after previously representing Malta in 2002, finishing in second place with the song "7th Wonder". It was also the first song with lyrics in Crimean Tatar to win or enter the contest. Jon Ola Sand was appointed as the Executive Supervisor for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, following the dismissal of the former supervisor, Vladislav Yakovlev. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. After the results of the professional juries are presented, the televoting points from all participating countries are combined, providing one score for each song. "[126] Commenting on the situation, Azerbaijani artist Samra Rahimli stated that "Eurovision is a song contest and it's all about music. [5], Discussions were held in 2014 between the EBU and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) regarding the inclusion of a guest performance from the ABU TV Song Festival at the contest. In an interview with The Guardian, the contest's Executive Supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, revealed that this was due to rights restrictions. [45] He was the first "global megastar" in the contest's 61-year-history to perform during the interval. [39] Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final, while nineteen countries were planned to participate in the second semi-final, but this was reduced to eighteen on 22 April due to the disqualification of Romania. Dami Im is Eurovision’s biggest winner despite second place. The thirty-seven semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, which were published by the EBU on 21 January, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest's official televoting partner Digame. Australians cheer second-place at Eurovision 15 May 2016 - 11:02 Australia's Dami Im cheers in the Green Room during the Eurovision Song Contest final at … [44], The interval acts of both semi-finals were sketches choreographed by Fredrik Rydman: "The Grey People" in the first semi-final and "Man meets machine" in the second semi-final respectively. HAVING overwhelmingly won the jury vote, Dami Im will be the biggest winner from 2016’s Eurovision, say music experts. Portugal did not enter, largely due to their national broadcaster's insufficient promotion of their music-based media, while Romania had planned to participate, but was disqualified due to repeated non-payment of debts by their national broadcaster to the EBU. 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