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Own Eurovision Song Contest 45
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Dates
QF date 6 August 2016
Semi-final 1 date 13 August 2016
Semi-final 2 date 20 August 2016
Final date 9 October 2016
Host
Venue Ergo Arena
Gdańsk-Sopot, Poland
Presenter(s) Margaret
Paulina Sykut-Jeżyna
Maciej Musiał
Broadcaster TVP
Participants
Entries 50
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia
Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg
Flag of Malta.svg Malta
Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco
Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino
Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Withdrawing Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia
England.png England
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro
Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland
Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Uzbekistan.png Uzbekistan
Wales.png Wales
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt
"Black Birds"
Own Eurovision Song Contest
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Own Eurovision Song Contest 45, often referred to as OESC #45, is the 45th edition of Own Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Gdańsk-Sopot, Poland at the Ergo Arena, following Poland's victory at the 44th Contest with "Cool Me Down", performed by Margaret.

Fifty countries have confirmed their participation in the 45th edition with Andorra, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, Slovakia and the United Kingdom returning in the competition. The United Kingdom returned after it last participated in the second edition, making England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales not eligible to participate.

Unfortunately, Armenia, England, Hungary, Montenegro, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, Sweden, Uzbekistan and Wales withdrew from the Own Eurovision Song Contest. Uzbekistan moved to the Own Asiavision Song Contest and debuted in the 11th edition.

The 45th edition consisted in four shows: one quarter-final, two semifinals and a grand final. The quarter final took place on August 6 2016, while the semifinals took place on August 13 2016 and August 20 2016 respectively. The Grand Final took place on October 9, 2016.

After a tense voting process, Egypt won the contest for the first time, with Nathalie Saba's song "Black Birds". Egypt received a total amount of 166 points, winning by a margin of only 6 points. The runner-up of the 45th edition was Bulgaria, making the country's best place in the competition.

The third place went to MØ's "Final Song" from Denmark, fourth place went to "Conqueror" from the United Kingdom, being their best place in the competition, while the fifth place went to Kinnie Lane from France and the sixth place went to "L'amore merita" from Italy.

From the countries that were automatically qualified in the Grand Final, only Egypt manage to finish in the top 10, making it the fourth time an automatically qualified country wins the competition, the last time this happened was in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 38.

Location

For more details on the host country, see Poland.

Venue

The venue of the 45th edition

Ergo Arena (Hala Gdańsk-Sopot) is a multi-purpose indoor arena, that was opened in 2010. The boundary between two cities – Sopot and Gdańsk – runs through the very middle of the hall. The arena has a capacity of 11,409 people, for sports events and up to 15,000, with standing places, for concerts.

On November 26, Lady Gaga performed during The Monster Ball Tour, with Semi Precious Weapons as her opening act, to more than 12,000 people. It was the first big event to take place in the hall.

Sport events, including the 2013 Men's European Volleyball Championship, 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships and the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, as well as a part of the 2016 European Men's Handball Championship were held at the arena.

For Athletics competition a six-lane, banked 200-meter oval is installed on the arena floor. According to an IAAF press release, the athletics track at the ERGO Arena, the venue for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships, was officially opened for the 2014 season on Sunday 16 February and almost 6,000 people came to get a glimpse of the new track. Italian company Mondo made the indoor portable banked track with a Mondo Super X rubberized surface (13.5mm thick). Mondo's portable tracks can be assembled and disassembled in a matter of days. The company's claw locking mechanism locks the modular track frame in place without the use of screws or bolts, guaranteeing constant clamping force and perfect accuracy from panel to panel, and from installation to installation. Mondo's world-renowned Super X surface has been the world's top track for more than 30 years and was used at both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.

Bidding Phase

Own Eurovision Song Contest 45 is located in Poland
Gdańsk-Sopot
Łódź
Poznań
Wrocław
Locations of the candidate cities.

TVP (Telewizja Polska) announced the conditions under which cities and venues had announced their interest in hosting the 45th contest:

  • The host city must be able to provide a certain number of hotels and hotel rooms to be found in the vicinity of the stadium.
  • The arena must able to offer lodges adjacent to the stadium.
  • A press centre must be available at the stadium that will have a specific size.
  • TVP must 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 must be close to a major airport.

The following cities are interested in hosting the 45th contest

City Venue Capacity Notes
Gdańsk-Sopot Ergo Arena 11,409 Hosts sports events and concerts.
Łódź Atlas Arena 13,805 One of the largest Polish venues.
Poznań Hala Arena 6,200 Primarily used for volleyball, other indoor sports, and concerts. 
Wrocław Centennial Hall 10,000 Hosts exhibitions, concerts and sporting events.
Hala Orbita 3,000 Hosts the home games of Śląsk Wrocław.

Host Cities

Gdańsk is a Polish city on the Baltic coast, the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland's principal seaport and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area.

The city lies on the southern edge of Gdańsk Bay (of the Baltic Sea), in a conurbation with the city of Gdynia, spa town of Sopot, and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population approaching 1.4 million. Gdańsk itself has a population of 460,427 (December 2012), making it the largest city in the Pomerania region of Northern Poland.

Sopot is a seaside resort town in Eastern Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Poland, with a population of approximately 40,000.

Sopot is a town with powiat (county) status, in Pomeranian Voivodeship. Until 1999 it was part of the Gdańsk Voivodeship. It lies between the larger cities of Gdańsk to the southeast and Gdynia to the northwest. The three cities together make up the metropolitan area of Tri-City.

Sopot is a major health-spa and tourist resort destination. It has the longest wooden pier in Europe, at 515.5 metres, stretching out into the Bay of Gdańsk. The city is also famous for its Sopot International Song Festival, the largest such event in Europe after the Eurovision Song Contest. Among its other attractions is a fountain of bromide spring water, known as the "inhalation mushroom".

Format

Semi-final Allocation Draw

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

The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (host Poland 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, Poland will vote in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: Kosovo with Spain in the first semifinal, while Egypt, Portugal and Romania in the second semifinal.

Results

Quarter-final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Faroe Islands.svg Faroe Islands Hulda "Every Drop" 5 53
02 Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon Shiraz "Kif Badak 3ani Tghib" 6 47
03 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Zuzi Zu "Vatra" 7 37
04 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Nevena Tsoneva "Naricha se jivot" 1 74
05 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Milica Pavlović "La Fiesta" 3 60
06 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Loulou feat. Admiral C4C & White Trumpet "La Reina" 4 55
07 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Murat Boz "Janti" 2 62

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Kosovo, Poland and Spain voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Kygo feat. Kodaline "Raging" 15 52
02 Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Getter Jaani "Kullaväljade tuul" 18 39
03 Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra Miss Caffeina "Mira cómo vuelo" 19 36
04 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Murat Boz "Janti" 11 69
05 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland Sylvia Erla "Gone" 7 73
06 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Olya Polyakova "O Bozhe, kak bol'no" 12 68
07 Flag of Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Kateřina Marie Tichá "Otazníky" 14 61
08 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Samira "Çarəsizəm" 8 73
09 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Nathan Goshen "Thinking About It (Let It Go)" 3 100
10 Macedonia.png Macedonia Magdalena Ena "Placat i najsilni" 2 110
11 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Demy "Some Hearts Are Meant to Fall" 13 67
12 Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia Raffaela Wais "Heaven Only Knows" 16 45
13 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Sara Hartman "Satellite" 4 92
14 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Karlyn "It's Alright" 17 44
15 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Elvana Gjata "Njesoj" 10 71
16 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Leïla Lanova "Seule (Amour perdu)" 9 71
17 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Alice on the Roof "Lucky You" 6 76
18 Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium Bazart "Goud" 20 36
19 Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Rati Durglishvili "Crazy" 5 78
20 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark "Final Song" 1 131

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Egypt, Portugal and Romania voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Hit "Šiandien gyvenu" 18 41
02 Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco Ishtar "A Paris" 13 65
03 Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova Carla's Dreams feat. Delia "Cum ne noi" 15 58
04 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Lauren Aquilina "Kicks" 14 64
05 Flag of Austria.svg Austria GuGabriel "What About Us" 16 57
06 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Gaukhartas "Qazaghym-ay" 10 75
07 Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Estelle "Conqueror" 1 120
08 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Dagny "Backbeat" 3 96
09 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Nevena Tsoneva "Naricha se jivot" 2 100
10 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Nesli "Davanti agli occhi" 19 26
11 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia Milica Pavlović "La Fiesta" 11 66
12 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein Tanja La Croix "Time Is Now" 8 77
13 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Simonetta, Greta, Verdiana & Roberta "L'amore merita" 4 94
14 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Dominika Mirgová "Vlkodlak" 17 45
15 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Severina "Sekunde" 6 84
16 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Laura Närhi "Supersankari" 9 76
17 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Shana Pearson "Stronger" 12 65
18 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Serebro "Otpusti menya" 7 78
19 Flag of France.svg France Kinnie Lane "Je te suivrai" 5 90
20 Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus Maks Korzh "V temnote" 20 15

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Leïla Lanova "Seule (Amour perdu)" 19 91
02 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Sara Hartman "Satellite" 20 90
03 Flag of Spain.svg Spain India Martínez feat. David Bisbal "Olvidé Respirar" 26 50
04 Flag of Poland.svg Poland Natalia Nykiel "Error" 24 65
05 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Severina "Sekunde" 10 127
06 Flag of Israel.svg Israel Nathan Goshen "Thinking About It (Let It Go)" 12 124
07 Flag of France.svg France Kinnie Lane "Je te suivrai" 5 151
08 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Serebro "Otpusti menya" 14 123
09 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Gaukhartas "Qazaghym-ay" 21 82
10 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Simonetta, Greta, Verdiana & Roberta "L'amore merita" 6 139
11 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark "Final Song" 3 160
12 Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Alice on the Roof "Lucky You" 13 124
13 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal David Carreira feat. Karetus & Plutónio "Não Papo Grupos" 18 98
14 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Samira "Çarəsizəm" 22 72
15 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria Nevena Tsoneva "Naricha se jivot" 2 160
16 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Elvana Gjata "Njesoj" 16 106
17 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland Sylvia Erla "Gone" 11 125
18 Flag of United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Estelle "Conqueror" 4 155
19 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Dagny "Backbeat" 7 136
20 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Xhesika Ndoj feat. Kallashi "Shoqe bitch" 15 121
21 Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein Tanja La Croix "Time Is Now" 23 67
22 Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Rati Durglishvili "Crazy" 17 101
23 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Nathalie Saba "Black Birds" 1 166
24 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Laura Närhi "Supersankari" 9 130
25 Macedonia.png Macedonia Magdalena Ena "Placat i najsilni" 8 136
26 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Inna feat. Eric Turner "Bop Bop" 25 59

Scoreboards

Quarter-final

Voting results Quarter Final
Faroe Islands.png Lebanon.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bulgaria.png Serbia.png Cyprus.png Turkey.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Faroe Islands 10 8 8 8 7 5 7 53 5
Lebanon 7 5 7 7 8 7 6 47 6
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 5 5 5 8 4 37 7
Bulgaria 12 12 10 10 12 6 12 74 1
Serbia 10 8 6 6 10 10 10 60 3
Cyprus 8 7 7 10 6 12 5 55 4
Turkey 6 6 12 12 12 6 8 62 2

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Bulgaria Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Lebanon, Rest of the World
3 Turkey Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Serbia
1 Cyprus Turkey

Semi-final 1

Voting results Semi-Final 1
Ireland.png Estonia.png Andorra.png Turkey.png Iceland.png Ukraine.png Czech Republic.png Azerbaijan.png Israel.png Macedonia.png Greece.png Latvia.png Germany.png Netherlands.png Albania.png Algeria.png Luxembourg.png Belgium.png Georgia.png Denmark.png Kosovo.png Poland.png Spain.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Ireland 8 1 2 2 2 4 1 7 10 10 1 4 52 15
Estonia 7 3 1 4 6 5 2 1 3 7 39 18
Andorra 8 3 1 7 2 3 6 6 36 19
Turkey 3 10 12 2 10 10 2 4 3 8 5 69 11
Iceland 6 12 12 4 8 1 3 8 4 12 1 2 73 7
Ukraine 1 5 5 8 4 8 3 10 1 10 7 6 68 12
Czech Republic 5 5 10 4 8 12 6 1 10 61 14
Azerbaijan 10 1 12 5 7 5 12 7 1 2 5 6 73 8
Israel 12 7 7 10 3 8 10 7 6 12 5 2 5 6 100 3
Macedonia 2 4 1 7 6 10 6 1 8 10 7 12 6 10 2 8 10 110 2
Greece 7 4 7 2 6 2 4 5 2 8 12 8 67 13
Latvia 3 6 1 4 6 1 7 6 8 2 1 45 16
Germany 4 2 8 2 7 6 3 2 6 8 5 7 4 3 7 6 4 4 4 92 4
Netherlands 6 6 5 2 4 8 3 5 5 44 17
Albania 4 8 4 1 12 10 8 2 7 12 3 71 10
Algeria 6 8 8 3 3 3 10 6 4 10 3 7 71 9
Luxembourg 1 5 10 10 7 3 7 1 5 5 1 5 4 7 2 3 76 6
Belgium 2 4 12 6 3 4 5 36 20
Georgia 10 10 2 10 8 1 12 5 8 3 8 1 78 5
Denmark 5 5 3 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 7 3 12 12 131 1

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
9 Denmark Algeria, Belgium, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Rest of the World, Ukraine
3 Iceland Andorra, Denmark, Estonia
2 Albania Kosovo, Macedonia
Azerbaijan Greece, Turkey
Israel Albania, Ireland
1 Belgium Czech Republic
Czech Republic Luxembourg
Georgia Germany
Greece Spain
Macedonia Georgia
Turkey Azerbaijan

Semi-final 2

Voting results Semi-Final 2
Lithuania.png Monaco.png Moldova.png Malta.png Austria.png Kazakhstan.png United Kingdom.png Norway.png Bulgaria.png San Marino.png Serbia.png Liechtenstein.png Italy.png Slovakia.png Croatia.png Finland.png Switzerland.png Russia.png France.png Belarus.png Egypt.png Portugal.png Romania.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Lithuania 2 5 2 3 7 8 7 2 1 4 41 18
Monaco 2 10 10 3 4 4 4 10 10 8 65 13
Moldova 7 3 1 2 2 3 3 10 4 7 4 12 58 15
Malta 3 4 4 1 6 8 8 6 5 5 10 4 64 14
Austria 3 6 4 8 6 10 12 8 57 16
Kazakhstan 10 12 1 2 5 7 8 6 5 10 1 1 7 75 10
United Kingdom 2 12 7 8 3 12 7 7 2 12 5 6 7 2 8 7 7 6 120 1
Norway 4 7 12 10 4 10 1 12 2 6 4 4 10 8 2 96 3
Bulgaria 4 8 10 3 7 12 5 3 7 10 3 2 5 12 4 3 2 100 2
San Marino 2 1 4 6 4 3 4 1 1 26 19
Serbia 8 1 8 7 3 10 1 5 2 5 12 1 3 66 11
Liechtenstein 6 6 4 5 5 8 3 7 12 3 6 12 77 8
Italy 1 7 4 5 2 6 8 12 10 3 8 10 3 4 6 5 94 4
Slovakia 12 12 2 2 6 6 2 3 45 17
Croatia 3 6 1 12 10 12 2 8 1 12 2 3 2 10 84 6
Finland 5 12 10 4 7 12 7 7 12 76 9
Switzerland 12 10 3 1 7 6 1 7 10 8 65 12
Russia 6 1 5 7 6 6 10 8 1 6 8 8 6 78 7
France 10 8 8 5 8 1 5 5 3 5 4 5 6 5 12 90 5
Belarus 5 1 1 2 1 5 15 20

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Croatia Serbia, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Finland Austria, Croatia, Egypt
United Kingdom Moldova, Norway, Slovakia
2 Bulgaria Belarus, San Marino
Norway Italy, Malta
Slovakia Bulgaria, Kazakhstan
1 Austria Finland
France Portugal
Italy Liechtenstein
Kazakhstan Monaco
Liechtenstein Russia
Moldova Romania
Serbia France
Switzerland Lithuania

Final

Voting results Grand Final
Algeria.png Germany.png Spain.png Poland.png Croatia.png Israel.png France.png Russia.png Kazakhstan.png Italy.png Denmark.png Luxembourg.png Portugal.png Azerbaijan.png Bulgaria.png Albania.png Iceland.png United Kingdom.png Norway.png Kosovo.png Liechtenstein.png Georgia.png Egypt.png Finland.png Macedonia.png Romania.png Ireland.png Estonia.png Andorra.png Turkey.png Ukraine.png Czech Republic.png Greece.png Latvia.png Netherlands.png Belgium.png Lithuania.png Monaco.png Moldova.png Malta.png Austria.png San Marino.png Serbia.png Slovakia.png Switzerland.png Belarus.png Faroe Islands.png Lebanon.png Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Cyprus.png Flag of Earth.png Points Place
Contestants Algeria 1 8 2 12 12 12 7 3 2 12 8 1 6 2 3 91 19
Germany 12 6 2 10 10 7 5 3 2 1 10 6 7 1 7 1 90 20
Spain 4 4 7 12 12 4 7 50 26
Poland 6 4 4 7 6 1 3 1 6 4 1 5 3 5 1 3 5 65 24
Croatia 8 10 8 3 1 4 5 3 8 7 2 8 6 4 8 3 1 4 8 10 1 10 1 4 127 10
Israel 1 10 2 5 2 1 1 6 10 12 6 5 10 10 1 10 2 8 8 3 2 4 4 1 124 12
France 2 4 7 5 8 12 4 1 6 6 12 2 12 10 6 4 7 5 3 10 2 3 4 4 5 7 151 5
Russia 6 4 1 5 12 6 6 2 4 3 8 10 6 5 2 12 2 4 5 1 8 8 3 123 14
Kazakhstan 1 5 6 12 5 6 7 8 8 10 5 1 4 4 82 21
Italy 10 1 1 7 8 2 10 7 8 1 10 1 5 4 2 5 3 1 4 1 4 3 2 6 6 5 12 2 6 2 139 6
Denmark 5 5 8 12 8 3 12 7 5 1 3 12 6 3 10 12 8 8 2 7 1 10 12 160 3
Luxembourg 8 4 8 1 7 2 4 1 7 2 8 5 7 7 12 1 6 2 10 10 12 124 12
Portugal 7 12 2 7 5 8 10 10 8 1 3 5 5 6 3 6 98 18
Azerbaijan 3 7 3 12 2 7 7 1 1 12 4 6 7 72 22
Bulgaria 6 3 3 2 6 4 4 7 4 2 6 5 6 12 6 7 10 6 6 7 7 7 7 3 2 2 12 5 3 160 2
Albania 8 5 1 8 2 4 7 2 5 12 4 5 3 7 5 1 5 12 10 106 16
Iceland 7 12 10 8 10 1 2 3 1 4 10 8 2 4 4 2 6 5 6 4 8 8 125 11
UK 8 2 5 7 2 8 8 10 7 1 5 1 12 6 10 6 10 7 3 12 8 10 7 155 4
Norway 6 3 10 2 7 5 3 8 10 4 7 5 4 12 8 2 6 10 1 8 3 2 10 136 7
Kosovo 6 1 10 3 10 4 1 3 5 1 10 3 12 1 3 8 4 2 2 3 12 7 8 2 121 15
Liechtenstein 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 4 3 3 5 4 10 6 8 67 23
Georgia 12 12 6 6 7 2 3 6 7 8 8 7 6 3 3 5 101 17
Egypt 4 3 12 12 5 6 5 2 10 10 7 8 2 1 12 10 5 4 8 12 5 12 7 4 166 1
Finland 7 10 2 12 6 10 4 4 12 6 5 8 2 1 6 10 10 6 1 8 130 9
Macedonia 3 12 10 3 6 12 8 10 3 4 10 12 12 3 7 7 12 2 136 8
Romania 5 5 12 7 5 8 5 12 59 25
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals and then by the quarter-final.

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Denmark Belgium, Bulgaria, Israel, Rest of the World, Romania
Egypt Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta
Macedonia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia
4 Algeria Finland, Moldova, Norway, United Kingdom
3 France Georgia, Ireland, Portugal
2 Albania Macedonia, Serbia
Azerbaijan Iceland, Monaco
Bulgaria Estonia, Lebanon
Finland Croatia, Egypt
Georgia Germany, Spain
Kosovo Austria, Liechtenstein
Luxembourg Cyprus, Netherlands
Romania Belarus, Kazakhstan
Russia Denmark, Ukraine
Spain Andorra, San Marino
United Kingdom Slovakia, Turkey
1 Germany Algeria
Iceland Poland
Israel Albania
Italy Switzerland
Kazakhstan Azerbaijan
Norway Greece
Portugal France

International broadcast and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Liechtenstein.png Claudia Schanza
  2. Algeria.png Sofia Boutella
  3. Latvia.png Mikus Lasmanis
  4. Finland.png Santa Claus
  5. Luxembourg.png Élise Crombez
  6. Macedonia.png Thea
  7. Romania.png Florena
  8. United Kingdom.png David Beckham
  9. Switzerland.png Müslüm
  10. Turkey.png Furkan Palalı
  11. Denmark.png Christopher Nissen
  12. Portugal.png Sara Sampaio
  13. Kosovo.png Dua Lipa
  14. Bulgaria.png Zhana Bergendorff
  15. Spain.png Saúl Craviotto
  16. Albania.png Eneda Tarifa
  17. Austria.png Zoë
  18. France.png Baptiste Giabiconi
  19. Serbia.png Novak Djokovic
  20. Ireland.png Nicky Byrne
  21. Belgium.png Joy Anna Thielemans
  22. Slovakia.png Celeste Buckingham
  23. Russia.png Sergey Lazarev
  24. Czech Republic.png Lenny
  25. Ukraine.png Igor Kolomiyets
  26. Andorra.png Anna Simon
  27. Poland.png Lanberry
  28. San Marino.png Valentina Monetta
  29. Israel.png Sasha Roiz
  30. Estonia.png Kerli
  31. Kazakhstan.png Makpal Isabekova
  32. Faroe Islands.png Eivør
  33. Monaco.png Yann Barthès
  34. Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Pamela Ramljak
  35. Norway.png Alan Walker
  36. Germany.png Jamie Lee
  37. Lebanon.png Nancy Ajram
  38. Belarus.png Alena Karpovich
  39. Italy.png Mariano Di Vaio
  40. Croatia.png Franka Batelić
  41. Lithuania.png Evelina Young
  42. Malta.png Ben Camille
  43. Iceland.png Alda
  44. Cyprus.png Ivi Adamou
  45. Azerbaijan.png Leyla Aliyeva
  46. Egypt.png Hanan Tork
  47. Georgia.png Tamta
  48. Moldova.png Nicoleta Nuca
  49. Netherlands.png Erica Terpstra
  50. Greece.png Malou
  51. Flag of Earth.png Clarita de Quiroz

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.

Active Members

  • Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia: ARMTV announced on 6th July that the country would withdraw from the competition due to lack of time and interest. The head of delegation made it clear that they won't return until a new HoD will be chosen.
  • Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary: The country did not confirm within deadline, therefore it was forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro: Despite originally confirming the participation with Sergej Ćetković, the broadcaster later withdrew due to the resignation of their head of delegation.
  • Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco: After the change of their head of delegation, the country decided to withdraw due to some financial problems.
  • Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia: There were rumors about country's possible withdrawal, but since an official announcement was not made before deadline it had to withdraw.
  • Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden: Having to participate in the quarter final, the country announced hesitation to do that. Unfortunately it did not made any official annoucement whether it would compete or not within deadline and it was forced to withdraw.


Inactive Members

  • England.png England: On 15 June 2016 it was rumoured that the United Kingdom will return in the competition, meaning that England will withdraw. However, on 21 June 2016, it was announced that the UK returned to the contest, meaning that England withdrew.
  • Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland: On 15 June 2016 it was rumoured that the United Kingdom will return in the competition, meaning that Northern Ireland will withdraw. However, on 21 June 2016, it was announced that the UK returned to the contest, meaning that Northern Ireland withdrew.
  • Scotland.png Scotland: On 15 June 2016 it was rumoured that the United Kingdom will return in the competition, meaning that Scotland will withdraw. However, on 21 June 2016, it was announced that the UK returned to the contest, meaning that Scotland withdrew.
  • Wales.png Wales: On 15 June 2016 it was rumoured that the United Kingdom will return in the competition, meaning that Wales will withdraw. However, on 21 June 2016, it was announced that the UK returned to the contest, meaning that Wales withdrew.
  • Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan: On 15 June 2016 it was announced that Uzbekistan would leave the OEBU, because of financial difficulties. Later on was revealed that the country had already activated their membership at the OABU.

See also

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