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Own Eurovision Song Contest 44
Revive your soul
Welcome to Italy!
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Dates
QF date 7 May 2016
Semi-final 1 date 14 May 2016
Semi-final 2 date 21 May 2016
Final date 4 June 2016
Host
Venue Mediolanum Forum
Milan, Italy
Presenter(s) Alessandro Cattelan
Alessia Marcuzzi
Broadcaster RAI (Rai — Radiotelevisione italiana S.p.A.)
Opening act "No Hero" by Elisa
Interval act Grand Final
"Love Me Forever" by Elisa
Participants
Entries 49
Returning Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Withdrawing Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
Flag of Malta.svg Malta
Scotland.png Scotland
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Poland.svg Poland
"Cool Me Down"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 44, often referred to as OESC #44, is the 44th edition of the Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Milan, Italy, following Italy's victory at the 43rd Contest with "No Hero", performed by Elisa. This will be the first time the competition will take place in Italy. The contest is consisted of one quarter-final, two semi-finals and a final. On April 15, 2016 it was revealed that the Mediolanum Forum Arena will be the venue of the 44th edition.

Forty-nine countries have confirmed their participation in this edition. The contest saw the return of Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Russia. Belarus, Georgia, Malta, Scotland and Slovakia have decided to withdraw. Following the high number of countries that wishes to compete in the 44th edition, a Quarter Finals Round was held in which the bottom five entries from each of the two semifinals from the 43rd edition will compete, in order to qualify for the semifinals. The 44th edition marks Uzbekistan's last participation in the Own Eurovision Song Contest.

The 44th edition consisted in four shows: one quarter-final, two semifinals and a grand final. The quarter final took place on May 7, 2016, while the semifinals took place on May 14, 2016 and May 21, 2016 respectively. The Grand Final took place on June 4, 2016.

After a tense voting process, Poland won the contest for the fourth time, with Margaret's song "Cool Me Down". Poland received a total amount of 246 points, winning by a margin of 31 points. The runner-up of the 44th edition was Portugal, making the country's best place in the competition.

The third place went to Dua Lipa's "Last Dance" from Kosovo, fourth place went to "Sofia" from Spain, while the fifth place went to Lara Scandar from Egypt and the sixth place went to Florena's ballad "Behind the Shadows" from Romania. The 44th edition also saw the best score from a semifinal, both Poland and Portugal manage to surpass Albania's record of 159 points, with Poland receiving a total amount of 160 points, while Portugal received 177 points, being the new record breaker at the moment. The #WebAwardWinner was Portugal's "Be Ok" and the #BestNonQualifier was declared Algeria.

From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final, only Kosovo (3rd place) and the host country, Italy (9th place), ranked into the top 10. Czech Republic placed 13th with 108 points, while The other three countries from the "Big 6" placed into the second part of the scoreboard, with Ukraine ranking 20th, Kazakhstan placed 21st and Norway placing last out of 26 countries that were in the Grand Final.


Location

For more details on the host country, see Italy.

Venue

The Mediolanum Forum (formerly known as FilaForum di Assago, DatchForum di Assago and Forum di Assago) is an indoor sports arena that is located in Assago, near Milan, Italy. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,500 for basketball and is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball, and tennis. It also hosts live concerts. The Forum received the European Prize for Architecture for sports venues awarded by CONI and the Council of Europe. It is also one of two facilities in Italy, along with Palalottomatica in Rome, to be part of the European Arenas Association network.

In January 2009, the arena changed its name to the current name of Mediolanum Forum, replacing the old name of Datch Forum.

Bidding Phase

Own Eurovision Song Contest 44 is located in Italy
Naples
Milan
Rome
Locations of the candidate cities.

RAI announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 44th contest:

  • The host city had to provide a certain number of hotels and hotel rooms to be found in the vicinity of the stadium.
  • The arena had to be able to offer lodges adjacent to the stadium.
  • A press centre had to be available at the stadium that will have a specific size.
  • RAI had to have access to the host venue at least 4–6 weeks before the broadcasts, in order to build the stage, rigging lights and all the technology.
  • The host city had to be close to a major airport.

The following cities are interested in hosting the 44th contest

City Venue Capacity Notes
Milan Forum Milan 12 500 Is primarily used for ice hockey, basketball, and tennis. It also hosts live concerts.
Naples Pala Argento 8 000 It was the home arena of the Partenope Napoli basketball team of the Lega Basket Serie A.
Rome Pala Lottomatica 11 200 Hosted the 1960 Olympic basketball tournaments.

Host city

The host of the 44th edition was decided to be Milan. This will be the first time the contest will take place in Italy. Milan is the second-most populous city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area (the 5th-largest in the EU) comprises an estimated 5 million people (former Provinces of Milan and Monza-Brianza, with other Comuni included in the former Province of Varese). Greater Milan is a polycentric area of 7 to 10 million people, stretching over the provinces of Milan, Bergamo, Como, Lecco, Lodi, Monza and Brianza, Pavia, Varese and Novara. The Milan metropolitan region is part of the so-called Blue Banana, the area of Europe with the highest population and industrial density. In terms of GDP, Milan has the third largest economy among EU cities (after London and Paris) and the largest among European non-capital cities.

Milan is the main industrial, commercial, and financial centre of Italy and a leading global city. Its business district hosts the Borsa Italiana (Italy's main stock exchange) and the headquarters of the largest national banks and companies. The city is a major world fashion and design capital. Milan's museums, theatres and landmarks (including the Milan Cathedral, the fifth-largest cathedral in the world, and Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings such as The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) attract over 8 million visitors annually. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions and universities, with 185,000 enrolled students in 2011, i.e. 11 percent of the national total. The city is also well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair, the largest of its kind in the world, and is the host for the second time of a Universal Exposition, the Expo 2015. Milan is home to two of the world's major football teams, A.C. Milan and Inter Milan.

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

The semifinal allocation draw took place on April 15, 2016.

The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (host Italy and the Big Five), and the quarter-finalists, will be split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous ten editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

From these pots, 20 countries each were allocated to compete in the first semifinal and 20 in the second semifinal. The host country, Italy will vote in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: Czech Republic with Ukraine in the first semifinal, while Kazakhstan, Kosovo and Norway in the second semifinal.

Results

Quarter-final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Tina Vukov "Na rubu" 4 52
02 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Markus Feehily "Sanctuary" 6 42
03 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Mariam Araqelyan "We Run Out Of Love" 3 54
04 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Emin feat. Ani Lorak "Zovi menya" 5 44
05 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Jochen Miller feat. Simone Nijssen "Slow Down" 2 56
06 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Sindy "S'envoler" 1 58

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Czech Republic, Italy and Ukraine voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Alvaro Soler "Sofia" 4 85
02 England.png England Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo "Secret Love Song" 2 98
03 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland Glowie "Party" 11 68
04 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Aynur Aydın "Bi Dakika" 17 50
05 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Hilda "Smashing Hearts" 16 53
06 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Magdalena Bogić "Nije kraj" 18 37
07 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Odett "Stardust" 8 74
08 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Margaret "Cool Me Down" 1 160
09 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Nicoleta Nucă "Inima mea" 6 76
10 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Besa feat. Ansi "Kameleon" 3 89
11 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Brandon Beal feat. Lukas Graham "Golden" 12 68
12 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Altiyan Childs "Headlines" 19 36
13 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Evelina Young "Can't Wake Up" 7 74
14 Uzbekistan.png Uzbekistan Jasur Gaipov "Ming afsus" 15 54
15 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Tribe Solar "My Supernova" 20 22
16 Flag of France.svg France Jain "Come" 10 72
17 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Beyond The Black "In the Shadows" 9 74
18 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Jochen Miller feat. Simone Nijssen "Slow Down" 5 80
19 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Dana Lapidot "Mistovev Baolam" 14 56
20 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Sindy "S'envoler" 13 66

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Kazakhstan, Kosovo and Norway will vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Laura Tesoro "Outta Here" 12 66
02 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands Keldan "Hevur tú í Jesu sárum funnið frið" 19 31
03 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Lara Scandar "See the Beauty" 6 85
04 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro Ana Milenković "Budalo" 9 74
05 Flag of Austria.svg Austria Anna F. "Unbelievable" 15 46
06 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Mariam Araqelyan "We Run Out Of Love" 3 105
07 Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland Janet Devlin "Suantraí Meisciuil" 4 96
08 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Grafa "Drama Queen" 16 45
09 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Eleni Foureira "Den Sou Xrostao Agapi" 11 69
10 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid "Immortality" 7 75
11 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Hatim Idar "36" 17 35
12 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Florena "Behind the Shadows" 5 93
13 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Mikael Saari "On It Goes" 10 73
14 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Raiven "Črno bel" 14 49
15 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Mr. Da-Nos "Why Did You Leave" 8 75
16 Wales.png Wales Golden Fable "Breathe In" 18 32
17 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal April "Be Ok" 1 177
18 Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon Naji Osta "Heik" 20 3
19 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Vintage feat. M.E.G. & N.E.R.A.K. "Ya veryu v lyubov'" 2 111
20 Macedonia.png Macedonia Thea "Mozesh li bez mene" 13 52

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland Janet Devlin "Suantraí Meisciuil" 15 103
02 England.png England Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo "Secret Love Song" 14 107
03 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Tungevaag & Raaban "Parade" 26 55
04 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Margaret "Cool Me Down" 1 246
05 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Nicoleta Nucă "Inima mea" 23 73
06 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Mariam Araqelyan "We Run Out Of Love" 16 96
07 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Mr. Da-Nos "Why Did You Leave" 25 63
08 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal April "Be Ok" 2 215
09 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Mikael Saari "On It Goes" 18 83
10 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Cartoon feat. Kristel Aaslaid "Immortality" 17 91
11 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Laura Marano "Boombox" 9 117
12 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Jochen Miller feat. Simone Nijssen "Slow Down" 24 70
13 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Alvaro Soler "Sofia" 4 151
14 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Dua Lipa "Last Dance" 3 154
15 Flag of France.svg France Jain "Come" 8 123
16 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic N.O.H.A. "Tu Café" 13 108
17 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Danel Alpieva "Ayala" 21 78
18 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Besa feat. Ansi "Kameleon" 7 125
19 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Lara Scandar "See the Beauty" 5 144
20 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Evelina Young "Can't Wake Up" 12 108
21 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro Ana Milenković "Budalo" 19 81
22 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Odett "Stardust" 22 74
23 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Florena "Behind the Shadows" 6 129
24 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Vintage feat. M.E.G. & N.E.R.A.K. "Ya veryu v lyubov'" 10 113
25 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Alekseev "P'yanoye solntse" 20 80
26 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Beyond The Black "In the Shadows" 11 113

Scoreboards

Quarter-final

Voting results Quarter Final
Croatia.png Ireland.png Armenia.png Azerbaijan.png Netherlands.png Algeria.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Croatia 12 12 10 7 6 5 52 4
Ireland 6 10 6 6 8 6 42 6
Armenia 7 10 7 12 10 8 54 3
Azerbaijan 10 6 6 8 7 7 44 5
Netherlands 8 7 7 12 12 10 56 2
Algeria 12 8 8 8 10 12 58 1

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
2 Algeria Croatia, Rest of the World
Croatia Armenia, Ireland
Netherlands Algeria, Azerbaijan
1 Armenia Netherlands

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Spain.png England.png Iceland.png Turkey.png Sweden.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Hungary.png Poland.png Moldova.png Albania.png Denmark.png Serbia.png Lithuania.png Uzbekistan.png Cyprus.png France.png Germany.png Netherlands.png Israel.png Algeria.png Czech Republic.png Italy.png Ukraine.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Spain 3 2 5 6 12 6 1 2 1 7 7 12 1 12 8 85 4
England 10 12 12 8 12 10 5 4 10 10 5 98 2
Iceland 10 8 5 10 8 5 6 3 3 3 7 68 11
Turkey 7 6 10 2 10 6 4 5 50 17
Sweden 7 7 10 4 3 3 1 2 2 10 1 3 53 16
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 6 1 1 10 4 4 3 37 18
Hungary 2 1 7 8 5 6 5 8 4 2 7 7 7 5 74 8
Poland 12 12 8 12 12 7 12 10 12 10 12 12 6 4 7 12 160 1
Moldova 6 1 7 5 12 8 8 6 8 2 3 10 76 6
Albania 4 3 6 10 1 8 2 7 8 7 5 8 4 5 3 8 89 3
Denmark 12 6 7 8 2 3 7 10 6 7 68 12
Serbia 10 4 6 6 3 1 6 36 19
Lithuania 5 4 3 4 8 8 2 5 6 10 1 2 12 4 74 7
Uzbekistan 5 3 12 5 5 5 12 6 1 54 15
Cyprus 3 3 1 1 1 4 7 2 22 20
France 8 2 2 12 4 2 2 4 4 4 6 3 5 12 1 1 72 10
Germany 1 10 10 1 3 1 5 5 12 10 10 2 4 74 9
Netherlands 4 2 1 6 7 5 8 3 7 7 1 2 8 5 8 6 80 5
Israel 2 7 6 4 6 3 12 4 2 8 2 56 14
Algeria 5 4 3 10 2 7 1 3 10 8 6 4 3 66 13

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
9 Poland England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Serbia, Sweden, Uzbekistan, Rest of the World
3 England Cyprus, Moldova, Poland
2 France Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic
Spain Algeria, Italy
Uzbekistan Israel, Turkey
1 Denmark Spain
Germany Netherlands
Israel Lithuania
Lithuania Ukraine
Moldova Denmark

Semi-final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Belgium.png Faroe Islands.png Egypt.png Montenegro.png Austria.png Armenia.png Northern Ireland.png Bulgaria.png Greece.png Estonia.png Morocco.png Romania.png Finland.png Slovenia.png Switzerland.png Wales.png Portugal.png Lebanon.png Russia.png Macedonia.png Kazakhstan.png Kosovo.png Norway.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Belgium 4 1 4 5 4 1 10 10 5 5 7 7 3 66 12
Faroe Islands 1 3 5 12 10 31 19
Egypt 3 4 7 10 7 1 3 8 8 4 1 10 1 2 12 4 85 6
Montenegro 6 7 8 8 10 2 2 7 6 3 10 5 74 9
Austria 10 6 4 3 5 7 6 5 46 15
Armenia 3 6 3 3 5 2 12 6 6 4 3 5 4 7 10 10 6 10 105 3
Northern Ireland 2 1 2 6 12 1 1 5 10 10 8 6 6 10 8 7 1 96 4
Bulgaria 7 4 5 3 4 8 7 3 4 45 16
Greece 2 8 2 1 1 5 12 2 2 12 10 4 8 69 11
Estonia 5 6 6 3 4 6 1 2 6 2 7 4 4 12 7 75 7
Morocco 8 2 8 4 12 1 35 17
Romania 12 3 8 10 4 5 7 5 8 3 12 6 5 3 2 93 5
Finland 4 8 6 1 8 1 8 12 2 8 6 1 8 73 10
Slovenia 1 5 2 3 6 3 3 5 12 3 6 49 14
Switzerland 6 7 4 12 5 12 12 2 1 5 5 2 2 75 8
Wales 7 5 10 7 3 32 18
Portugal 12 10 8 10 12 12 8 10 10 10 10 12 4 8 12 2 7 8 12 177 1
Lebanon 1 2 3 20
Russia 10 12 12 3 7 4 7 8 7 2 6 7 1 7 8 1 4 1 4 111 2
Macedonia 5 7 5 3 6 2 1 12 2 6 3 52 13

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Portugal Armenia, Belgium, Macedonia Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Rest of the World
3 Switzerland Bulgaria, Morocco, Romania
2 Greece Estonia, Wales
Romania Faroe Islands, Russia
Russia Egypt, Montenegro
1 Armenia Greece
Egypt Kosovo
Estonia Norway
Faroe Islands Slovenia
Finland Portugal
Macedonia Finland
Morocco Lebanon
Northern Ireland Austria
Slovenia Kazakhstan

Final

Voting results Grand Final
Northern Ireland.png England.png Norway.png Poland.png Moldova.png Armenia.png Switzerland.png Portugal.png Finland.png Estonia.png Italy.png Netherlands.png Spain.png Kosovo.png France.png Czech Republic.png Kazakhstan.png Albania.png Egypt.png Lithuania.png Montenegro.png Hungary.png Romania.png Russia.png Ukraine.png Germany.png Iceland.png Turkey.png Sweden.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Denmark.png Serbia.png Uzbekistan.png Cyprus.png Israel.png Algeria.png Belgium.png Faroe Islands.png Austria.png Bulgaria.png Greece.png Morocco.png Slovenia.png Wales.png Lebanon.png Macedonia.png Croatia.png Ireland.png Azerbaijan.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants N.Ireland 2 8 4 1 12 3 4 10 2 10 12 1 1 1 6 4 4 12 6 103 15
England 7 12 12 7 7 10 4 6 8 5 12 5 5 7 107 14
Norway 10 5 4 1 7 1 5 1 7 10 4 55 26
Poland 10 8 12 5 12 10 1 8 12 12 1 3 7 2 10 8 10 6 7 12 10 7 10 8 6 8 12 10 8 8 3 246 1
Moldova 6 5 4 8 6 2 6 12 3 2 3 1 5 5 5 73 23
Armenia 3 2 2 3 2 7 5 5 6 7 2 6 3 3 2 1 3 3 1 3 10 5 5 7 96 16
Switzerland 4 3 8 6 2 5 3 5 1 8 4 5 3 6 63 25
Portugal 1 7 7 10 1 6 3 7 8 2 10 4 12 10 5 2 3 8 1 10 7 7 12 12 8 12 6 3 2 4 1 8 2 7 7 215 2
Finland 5 1 2 12 2 10 6 12 1 7 4 4 3 8 6 83 18
Estonia 2 10 2 7 7 2 2 3 3 5 6 8 7 12 12 1 2 91 17
Italy 4 4 6 3 3 5 4 7 4 8 10 12 1 6 8 1 4 7 10 10 117 9
Netherlands 6 3 7 7 5 3 6 10 4 2 5 6 3 3 70 24
Spain 3 12 7 4 1 8 5 8 8 6 10 1 4 4 10 6 10 2 8 10 6 6 12 151 4
Kosovo 4 5 1 12 10 2 12 12 2 2 8 12 7 12 1 5 4 6 12 6 4 1 3 5 1 5 154 3
France 8 6 8 6 5 4 6 6 2 12 5 2 7 4 8 8 7 4 12 2 1 123 8
Czech Republic 8 6 12 6 12 2 12 12 10 5 12 10 1 108 12
Kazakhstan 7 3 7 3 1 7 8 6 2 7 6 4 6 2 3 2 4 78 21
Albania 1 4 5 8 7 6 10 1 5 10 3 4 8 10 5 4 6 2 4 7 3 12 125 7
Egypt 6 3 1 10 12 8 7 1 1 4 6 3 8 3 8 12 3 2 10 12 7 12 2 1 2 144 5
Lithuania 8 2 1 4 2 2 5 6 12 3 12 2 4 5 7 1 1 2 7 7 10 5 108 13
Montenegro 10 4 12 8 4 3 6 4 1 12 8 3 6 81 19
Hungary 2 1 10 6 4 1 10 4 8 5 10 5 5 2 1 74 22
Romania 12 3 3 3 4 10 5 5 4 3 3 6 12 5 8 2 5 8 6 8 10 4 129 6
Russia 5 6 5 4 5 7 10 7 1 1 4 10 7 8 2 7 8 3 10 3 113 11
Ukraine 7 6 3 1 1 1 8 7 2 7 6 8 10 5 4 4 80 20
Germany 8 10 12 8 10 10 3 2 5 5 10 2 7 1 12 8 113 10
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals and last by the quarter-final.

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Kosovo Albania, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey
Poland Armenia, France, Kosovo, Macedonia, Norway, Uzbekistan
5 Czech Republic Austria, Denmark, Egypt, Netherlands, Serbia
4 Egypt Belgium, Greece, Lebanon, Spain
Portugal Algeria, Faroe Islands, Israel, Montenegro
3 England Cyprus, Moldova, Poland
Northern Ireland Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Ireland
2 Estonia Croatia, Morocco
Finland Germany, Portugal
France Lithuania, Slovenia
Germany Finland, Wales
Lithuania Sweden, Ukraine
Montenegro Bulgaria, Kazakhstan
Romania Northern Ireland, Russia
Spain Azerbaijan, England
1 Albania Rest of the World
Italy Iceland
Moldova Romania

International broadcast and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Germany.png Barbara Schöneberger
  2. Lithuania.png Ugnė Galadauskaitė
  3. Moldova.png Lidia Isac
  4. Turkey.png Burak Çelik
  5. Austria.png Money Boy
  6. Israel.png Adi Ulmansky
  7. Greece.png Dimitris Alexandrou
  8. Cyprus.png Nearchos & Charis 
  9. Denmark.png Ida Corr
  10. Spain.png Cristina Castaño
  11. Switzerland.png Cécile Bähler
  12. Armenia.png Iveta Mukuchyan
  13. Estonia.png Stig Rästa
  14. Bulgaria.png Evgeniya Radilova
  15. Russia.png Dmitry Shepelev
  16. Ireland.png Ronan Keating
  17. Portugal.png Vitória Guerra
  18. Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Goran Bregović
  19. Azerbaijan.png Dilara Kazimova
  20. Lebanon.png Rita Hayek
  21. Wales.png Catherine Zeta-Jones
  22. Faroe Islands.png Eivør Pálsdóttir
  23. Finland.png Mikko Leppilampi
  24. Poland.png Michał Szpak
  25. Montenegro.png Dado Polumenta
  26. Sweden.png Gina Dirawi
  27. Belgium.png Emma Bale
  28. Albania.png Elhaida Dani
  29. Czech Republic.png Gabriela Gunčíková
  30. Serbia.png Vukasin
  31. Morocco.png Saad Lamjarred
  32. France.png Amir Haddad
  33. Ukraine.png Verka Serduchka
  34. Netherlands.png Manuel Broekman
  35. Norway.png Astrid S
  36. England.png Joe & Jake
  37. Hungary.png Freddie
  38. Kazakhstan.png Regina Vandysheva
  39. Kosovo.png Era Istrefi
  40. Macedonia.png Daniel Kajmakoski
  41. Iceland.png Greta Salóme
  42. Italy.png Chiara Grispo
  43. Egypt.png Donia Samir Ghanem
  44. Romania.png Lariss
  45. Algeria.png Kenza Farah
  46. Slovenia.png Marjetka Vovk
  47. Northern Ireland.png Nadine Coyle
  48. Croatia.png Severina
  49. Uzbekistan.png Rayhon
  50. Flag of Earth.png Rest of the World

Other countries

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OEBU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

  • Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus: The country withdrew due to their bad result in the last edition and to avoid the quarter-final.
  • Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia: Although the country was supposed to perform in the first semi-final, it was later eliminated for not submitting entry before deadline.
  • Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia: LTV have stated they have no interested in returning to the contest. A return to 45th edition is highly, likely with a new format.
  • Flag of Malta.svg Malta: The country withdraws due to change in the management. A return will more likely happen next edition.
  • Scotland.png Scotland: The country dramatically withdraws due to lack of interest.
  • Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia: The country confirmed it participation in the quarter-final, but was later eliminated for not submitting entry before deadline.

Other Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards were given for the first time in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 19. The participants had to vote in several categories for the favorites. Some of the categories were: best non qualifier, best female singer, best male singer and best video clip.

Web Award Winner
Rank Country Song Performer(s) Result Final Result
1 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal "Be Ok" April 7,8% 2nd, 215 points
2 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo "Last Dance" Dua Lipa 7,8% 3rd, 154 points
3 Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro "Budalo" Ana Milenković 7,8% 19th, 81 points
4 Flag of Romania.svg Romania "Behind the Shadows" Florena 6,8% 6th, 129 points
5 Flag of Spain.svg Spain "Sofia" Alvaro Soler 5,8% 4th, 151 points
Best Non-Finalist
Rank Country Song Performer(s) Result Semi-final Result
1 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria "S'envoler" Sindy 8,7% 13th, 66 points
2 Flag of Greece.svg Greece "Den Sou Xrostao Agapi" Eleni Foureira 7,1% 11th, 69 points
3 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland "Party" Glowie 6,3% 11th, 68 points
4 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria "Drama Queen" Grafa 6,3% 16th, 45 points
5 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey "Bi Dakika" Aynur Aydın 5,5% 17th, 50 points

See also