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Participants & Results

R/O
Country
Artist
Song
Points
Ranking
01BelgiumLaura TesoroWhat's The Pressure18110
02Czech RepublicGabriela GunčíkováI Stand4125
03The NetherlandsDouwe BobSlow Down15311
04AzerbaijanSamraMiracle11717
05HungaryFreddiePioneer10819
06ItalyFrancesca MichielinNo Degree Of Separation12416
07IsraelHovi StarMade Of Stars13514
08BulgariaPoli GenovaIf Love Was A Crime3074
09SwedenFransIf I Were Sorry2615
10GermanyJamie-LeeGhost1126
11FranceAmirJ'ai cherché2576
12PolandMichał SzpakColor Of Your Life2298
13AustraliaDami ImSound Of Silence5112
14CyprusMinus OneAlter Ego9621
15SerbiaSanja Vučić ZAAGoodbye (Shelter)11518
16LithuaniaDonny MontellI've Been Waiting for This Night2009
17CroatiaNina KraljićLighthouse7323
18RussiaSergey LazarevYou Are The Only One4913
19SpainBareiSay Yay!7722
20LatviaJustsHeartbeat13215
21UkraineJamala19445341
22MaltaIra LoscoWalk On Water15312
23GeorgiaNika Kocharov and Young Georgian LolitazMidnight Gold10420
24AustriaZOËLoin d'ici15113
25United KingdomJoe and JakeYou're Not Alone6224
26ArmeniaIveta MukuchyanLoveWave2497

The show

Grand Final
Saturday, 14 May, 2016, 19:00
First Semi-Final
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016, 19:00
Second Semi-Final
Thursday, 12 May, 2016, 19:00
Location
Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Host broadcaster
SVT
Presented by
Måns Zelmerlöw & Petra Mede
Executive Producer
Martin Österdahl & Johan Bernhagen
EBU Supervisor
Jon Ola Sand
TV Director
Daniel Jelinek & Robin Hoffwander

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. 

Come Together

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. 

The Grand Final

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. The public and jury votes were presented separately meaning that there was double the amount of points available. 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.

Facts and figures

  • 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.    

The contest

Number of participants
42
Winner

Participants & Results

R/O
Country
Artist
Song
Points
Ranking
01BelgiumLaura TesoroWhat's The Pressure18110
02Czech RepublicGabriela GunčíkováI Stand4125
03The NetherlandsDouwe BobSlow Down15311
04AzerbaijanSamraMiracle11717
05HungaryFreddiePioneer10819
06ItalyFrancesca MichielinNo Degree Of Separation12416
07IsraelHovi StarMade Of Stars13514
08BulgariaPoli GenovaIf Love Was A Crime3074
09SwedenFransIf I Were Sorry2615
10GermanyJamie-LeeGhost1126
11FranceAmirJ'ai cherché2576
12PolandMichał SzpakColor Of Your Life2298
13AustraliaDami ImSound Of Silence5112
14CyprusMinus OneAlter Ego9621
15SerbiaSanja Vučić ZAAGoodbye (Shelter)11518
16LithuaniaDonny MontellI've Been Waiting for This Night2009
17CroatiaNina KraljićLighthouse7323
18RussiaSergey LazarevYou Are The Only One4913
19SpainBareiSay Yay!7722
20LatviaJustsHeartbeat13215
21UkraineJamala19445341
22MaltaIra LoscoWalk On Water15312
23GeorgiaNika Kocharov and Young Georgian LolitazMidnight Gold10420
24AustriaZOËLoin d'ici15113
25United KingdomJoe and JakeYou're Not Alone6224
26ArmeniaIveta MukuchyanLoveWave2497
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