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North Vision Song Contest 16
Crystallize!
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Dates
PQR date 26 September 2015
Semi-final 1 date 10 October 2015
Semi-final 2 date 17 October 2015
Final date 7 November 2015
Host
Venue Jerusalem Payis Arena
Jerusalem, Israel
Presenter(s) Bar Refaeli
Ivri Lider
Johnny Goldstein
Broadcaster IBA
Opening act Semi-final 1: The Young Professionals performing "S.O.S." by Abba
Semi-final 2: Chen Aharoni performing "Or"
Grand Final: The Young Professionals performing "All of It But Me"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Shiri Maimon performing "Now That You're Gone"
Semi-final 2: Beautiful Jerusalem
Grand Final: Dana International performing a medley of Israeli hits
Participants
Entries 50
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of San Marino San Marino
Flag of Spain Spain
Withdrawing Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Greece Greece
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Iceland Iceland
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Null points None
Winner Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
"Movies"
North Vision Song Contest
◄ 15 Eurovision Heart 17 ►

North Vision Song Contest 16, often referred to as NVSC 16 was the 16th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was held in Jerusalem, Israel. The country hosted the contest for the second time, after The Young Professionals along with Anna F. won the fifteenth edition with their song "All of It But Me". IBA chose the Jerusalem Payis Arena to host the three shows of the edition. The Young Professionals members Ivri Lider and Johnny Goldstein were selected as the presenters of the edition along with Bar Refaeli.

Fifty countries participated in the edition. Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Latvia announced their withdrawal from the edition. The edition saw the return of nine countries: Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, San Marino and Spain. The first seven returned to the contest after withdrawing from the previous edition while the last two returned after their two-editions absence.

Switzerland was the winner of the edition with the song "Movies" performed by Rykka which scored 211 points, 35 points ahead the runner-up, Moldova. This marked the second time that the country wins the contest and also the second time a pre-qualification round qualifier wins the contest. However, it was the first time that two pre-qualification round qualifiers made it to the top two. Italy was on third place, making it the best place achieved by a big 6 country. Kazakhstan, Turkey and Spain were on fourth, fifth and sixth places with the last achieving their best result since their debut.

Location

Jerusalem located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.

Today, the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, West Jerusalem was among the areas captured and later annexed by Israel while East Jerusalem, including the Old City, was captured and later annexed by Jordan. Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War and subsequently annexed it. Israel's 1980 Basic Law the Jerusalem Law refers to Jerusalem as the country's undivided capital and all branches of the Israeli government are located in Jerusalem, including the Knesset (Israel's parliament), the residences of the Prime Minister and President, and the Supreme Court. The international community rejected the annexation as illegal and treats East Jerusalem as Palestinian territory occupied by Israel. The international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and the city hosts no foreign embassies. Jerusalem is home to the Hebrew University and to the Israel Museum with its Shrine of the Book.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 14 September 2015 at Jerusalem town hall in Jerusalem. As the pre-qualification round would start after the draw, the spot for the five pre-qualification round qualifiers were drawn first. The big 6 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. Israel, Italy and Sweden were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while Algeria, Denmark and Russia were drawn to vote in the second semi-final. The rest of the thirty-five countries were divided into six pots, based on their geographical place. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

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

Running order draw

The draw that determined the running order of the edition took place on 28 September 2015 at the Jerusalem town hall in Jerusalem. Two countries from each semi-final and a big 6 country received a wildcard and could select their starting position at their half (first or second). Austria and Kazakhstan got the wildcards from the first semi-final, the United Kingdom and Slovenia got the wildcards from the second semi-final while Algeria got the wildcard of the big 6. During the running order draw, the semi-final of the pre-qualification round qualifiers were also determined. The running order draw for the semi-final qualifiers took place after the results of each semi-final with each of the qualifiers drawing their starting position.

Participating countries

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     Countries in the first semi-final
     Countries voting in the first semi-final
     Countries in the second semi-final
     Countries voting in the second semi-final

Fifty countries will participate in the edition. Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Lithuania, Morocco and Poland all returned after having one edition break, while San Marino and Spain returned after a two edition break.

Five countries announced their withdrawals: Greece withdrew due to their continuous bad results in the recent editions. Hungary, Iceland and Latvia withdrew from the sixteenth edition due to their head of delegation resigning from their positions meaning one edition break according to the rules. Belgium announced their withdrawal without giving further reason.

Returning artists

Jelena Tomašević, who represented Montenegro in the eleventh edition, returned to represent Serbia this time. Natalia Jiménez returned to represent Andorra for third time after doing so in the eleventh edition as solo artist and in the eighth edition as part of La Quinta Estación. Nabiha returned to represent Denmark after participating in the eighth edition for the country. Two past Algerian representatives returned to represent the country: Amel Wahby, who represented the country in the fourteenth edition and Najim, who represented the country in the ninth editionAynur Aydın returned to represent Turkey for fourth time after taking part in the seventh, eighth and twelfth editions.

Results

Pre-qualification round

Nine countries participated in the seventh pre-qualification round. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland, Moldova, Slovakia and Switzerland qualified to the semi-finals while Armenia, Portugal, Serbia and Tunisia were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ireland Ireland Markus Feehily "Love Is a Drug" 07 44
02 Flag of Armenia Armenia Lilit Karapetyan "Zhamanakin" 08 38
03 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Maya Berović "Alkohol" 02 59
04 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Nader Guirat feat. Dylan Lloyd "I'm Waiting" 09 34
05 Flag of Serbia Serbia (Disqualified) Jelena Tomašević "Ime Moje" 04 52
06 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Andrea Bučko "Isn't It" 06 49
07 Flag of Moldova Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 03 56
08 Flag of Portugal Portugal (Disqualified) Leonor Andrade "Já Conheci" 05 51
09 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 01 60

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Israel, Italy and Sweden also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Georgia Georgia Tako Meliqishvili "Nu Metyvi" 20 19
02 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Klara. feat. Ambryzy "Country Girl" 15 45
03 Flag of Norway Norway Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum" 7 86
04 Flag of Albania Albania Lindita Halimi "Cold World" 16 27
05 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Týr "The Lay Of Our Love" 14 45
06 Flag of France France Megan "Sous ma peau" 5 106
07 Flag of Malta Malta Jessika "Fandango" 17 26
08 Flag of Austria Austria Zoë "Adieu" 6 93
09 Flag of Poland Poland Mezo & Ewa Jach "Kryzys" 10 68
10 Flag of Turkey Turkey Aynur Aydın "Günah Sevap" 9 71
11 Flag of Morocco Morocco Analgesia "The Way to Eminence" 11 52
12 Flag of Finland Finland PMMP "Lautturi" 13 47
13 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Patricia "Letters" 19 22
14 Flag of Moldova Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 3 118
15 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Alina Grosu "Ne zabyvay" 4 112
16 Flag of Croatia Croatia Luminize "Get It Back" 8 72
17 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 1 129
18 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Lashyn "Zhasa, tugan zherim" 2 123
19 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Tamara Todevska "Vrvot e Dno" 18 25
20 Flag of Belarus Belarus Inzhir "Go on, baby!" 12 48

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Algeria, Denmark and Russia also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Maya Berović "Alkohol" 9 82
02 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Myriam Fares "Aman" 12 53
03 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Andrea Bučko "Isn't It" 10 72
04 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Kate "Did It Again" 16 36
05 Flag of Estonia Estonia Jana Kask "Ma Ootan Veel" 11 59
06 Flag of Spain Spain Iris "I'll Wait for You" 2 111
07 Flag of Germany Germany Namika "Lieblingsmensch" 4 93
08 Flag of Andorra Andorra Natalia Jiménez "Tú No Me Quieres Más" 14 46
09 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Hit "Šiandien gyvenu" 17 32
10 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Alexa Goddard "We Broke the Sky" 1 138
11 Flag of San Marino San Marino Ada Reina "Non mi importa di te" 13 49
12 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Anar Baylar "Sən və Mən" 19 25
13 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Jadranka Barjaktarović "Mambo" 15 45
14 Flag of Romania Romania Delia "Da, mamă" 7 85
15 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Agnes Milewski "Soma" 18 25
16 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova "Stapka napred" 3 103
17 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Wildstylez & Brennan Heart "Lies or Truth" 20 18
18 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Living Again" 8 85
19 Flag of Ireland Ireland Markus Feehily "Love Is a Drug" 6 88
20 Flag of Monaco Monaco Sarah Riani "Comme toi" 5 89

Final

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all fifty participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Andrea Bučko "Isn't It" 17 96
02 Flag of Russia Russia Sogdiana "Molniya" 26 38
03 Flag of Turkey Turkey Aynur Aydin "Günah Sevap" 5 147
04 Flag of Israel Israel Roby Fayer feat. Tom Gefen "Run" 19 89
05 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Alexa Goddard "We Broke the Sky" 8 132
06 Flag of Moldova Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 2 176
07 Flag of Poland Poland Mezo & Ewa Jach "Kryzys" 22 65
08 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Lashyn "Zhasa, tugan zherim" 4 161
09 Flag of Austria Austria Zoë "Adieu" 15 104
10 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova "Stapka napred" 18 90
11 Flag of Sweden Sweden Agnes Carlsson "Human Touch" 21 82
12 Flag of Spain Spain Iris "I'll Wait for You" 6 139
13 Flag of Germany Germany Namika "Lieblingsmensch" 16 99
14 Flag of Denmark Denmark Nabiha "Kill It with Love" 23 61
15 Flag of France France Megan "Sous ma peau" 12 116
16 Flag of Monaco Monaco Sarah Riani "Comme toi" 11 119
17 Flag of Romania Romania Delia "Da, mamă" 9 126
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Maya Berović "Alkohol" 14 113
19 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Alina Grosu "Ne zabyvay" 7 137
20 Flag of Croatia Croatia Luminize "Get It Back" 24 57
21 Flag of Norway Norway Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum" 20 85
22 Flag of Italy Italy Baby K feat. Giusy Ferreri "Roma-Bangkok" 3 164
23 Flag of Ireland Ireland Markus Feehily "Love Is a Drug" 13 114
24 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Living Again" 10 122
25 Flag of Algeria Algeria Amel Wahby feat. Najim "Bratni" 25 57
26 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 1 211

Voting grids

Pre-qualification round

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 123 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 115
2 Flag of France France 109 Flag of Moldova Moldova 114
3 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 108 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 102
4 Flag of Norway Norway 105 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 99
5 Flag of Moldova Moldova 100 Flag of France France 90
6 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 99 Flag of Croatia Croatia 89
7 Flag of Austria Austria 88 Flag of Austria Austria 79
8 Flag of Turkey Turkey 80 Flag of Norway Norway 76
9 Flag of Morocco Morocco 64 Flag of Poland Poland 76
10 Flag of Poland Poland 58 Flag of Turkey Turkey 70
11 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 54 Flag of Belarus Belarus 68
12 Flag of Croatia Croatia 50 Flag of Finland Finland 60
13 Flag of Finland Finland 48 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 51
14 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 46 Flag of Albania Albania 49
15 Flag of Belarus Belarus 42 Flag of Morocco Morocco 49
16 Flag of Albania Albania 34 Flag of Georgia Georgia 41
17 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 34 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 30
18 Flag of Georgia Georgia 34 Flag of Malta Malta 29
19 Flag of Malta Malta 29 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 26
20 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 29 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 21

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Belarus, Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan, Sweden
3 Flag of Belarus Belarus Georgia, Norway, Switzerland
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Albania, Faroe Islands, Ukraine
2 Flag of Croatia Croatia Israel, FYR Macedonia
Flag of Morocco Morocco Finland, Poland
Flag of Norway Norway Croatia, France
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Malta, Turkey
1 Flag of Austria Austria Morocco
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Austria
Flag of France France Moldova
Flag of Moldova Moldova Luxembourg

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of United Kingdom UK 121 Flag of United Kingdom UK 151
2 Flag of Spain Spain 115 Flag of Ireland Ireland 105
3 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 111 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 97
4 Flag of Germany Germany 98 Flag of Monaco Monaco 96
5 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 96 Flag of Spain Spain 95
6 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 84 Flag of Romania Romania 94
7 Flag of Ireland Ireland 78 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 91
8 Flag of Monaco Monaco 77 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 85
9 Flag of Estonia Estonia 72 Flag of Germany Germany 76
10 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 70 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 61
11 Flag of Romania Romania 68 Flag of San Marino San Marino 51
12 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 55 Flag of Estonia Estonia 49
13 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 53 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 48
14 Flag of San Marino San Marino 47 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 46
15 Flag of Andorra Andorra 43 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 40
16 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 40 Flag of Andorra Andorra 39
17 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 32 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 37
18 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 27 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 33
19 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 25 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 29
20 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 22 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 11

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Romania, San Marino, Spain
Flag of Ireland Ireland Estonia, Monaco, United Kingdom
Flag of Monaco Monaco Andorra, Bulgaria, Netherlands
2 Flag of Estonia Estonia Azerbaijan, Russia
Flag of Germany Germany Cyprus, Montenegro
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Algeria, Liechtenstein
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Denmark, Ireland
1 Flag of Andorra Andorra Germany
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Slovakia
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Lebanon
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Slovenia
Flag of Spain Spain Lithuania

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 198 Flag of Moldova Moldova 181
2 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 173 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 179
3 Flag of Moldova Moldova 172 Flag of United Kingdom UK 160
4 Flag of Turkey Turkey 170 Flag of Monaco Monaco 159
5 Flag of Italy Italy 167 Flag of Spain Spain 157
6 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 157 Flag of Italy Italy 148
7 Flag of United Kingdom UK 118 Flag of Romania Romania 141
8 Flag of Israel Israel 117 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 140
9 Flag of France France 117 Flag of Ireland Ireland 136
10 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 113 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 130
11 Flag of Norway Norway 111 Flag of France France 124
12 Flag of Germany Germany 108 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 110
13 Flag of Austria Austria 108 Flag of Turkey Turkey 109
14 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 107 Flag of Germany Germany 108
15 Flag of Romania Romania 102 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 108
16 Flag of Ireland Ireland 100 Flag of Austria Austria 98
17 Flag of Spain Spain 96 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 98
18 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 96 Flag of Sweden Sweden 93
19 Flag of Monaco Monaco 91 Flag of Croatia Croatia 92
20 Flag of Sweden Sweden 84 Flag of Norway Norway 89
21 Flag of Russia Russia 83 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 81
22 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 74 Flag of Poland Poland 71
23 Flag of Denmark Denmark 71 Flag of Israel Israel 65
24 Flag of Poland Poland 69 Flag of Denmark Denmark 56
25 Flag of Algeria Algeria 64 Flag of Russia Russia 46
26 Flag of Croatia Croatia 34 Flag of Algeria Algeria 21

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
7 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Faroe Islands, Ireland, Liechtenstein, FYR Macedonia, Morocco, Slovakia, Slovenia
5 Flag of Italy Italy Albania, Armenia, Finland, Malta, Spain
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lebanon
4 Flag of Monaco Monaco Andorra, France, Netherlands, San Marino
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Azerbaijan, Georgia, Israel, Turkey
3 Flag of France France Bulgaria, Monaco, Portugal
2 Flag of Moldova Moldova Algeria, United Kingdom
Flag of Romania Romania Italy, Luxembourg
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Sweden, Tunisia
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Austria, Germany
Flag of Spain Spain Kazakhstan, Norway
Flag of Turkey Turkey Montenegro, Russia
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Denmark, Moldova
1 Flag of Algeria Algeria Serbia
Flag of Austria Austria Lithuania
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Poland
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Romania
Flag of Ireland Ireland Croatia
Flag of Israel Israel Belarus
Flag of Poland Poland Switzerland
Flag of Russia Russia Ukraine

Other awards

Web Award

A poll was opened during the final of the edition with all the finalists. The public could vote for their favorite songs and there was no limit in choices. However, only one vote per user was allowed. The winner and the top 10 of the poll was presented before the final voting.

Place Country Artist Song Percent
1 Flag of Moldova Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 18.3%
2 Flag of Turkey Turkey Aynur Aydin "Günah Sevap" 8.2%
3 Flag of Romania Romania Delia "Da, mamă" 5.1%
4 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 4.5%
5 Flag of Norway Norway Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum" 4.3%
6 Flag of Italy Italy Baby K feat. Giusy Ferreri "Roma-Bangkok" 4.3%
7 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Alexa Goddard "We Broke the Sky" 4.2%
8 Flag of Austria Austria Zoë "Adieu" 3.7%
9 Flag of Spain Spain Iris "I'll Wait for You" 3.4%
10 Flag of Monaco Monaco Sarah Riani "Comme toi" 3.4%

North Vision Awards

The tenth ceremony of the North Vision Awards was held for this edition. The ceremony took place in Milan, Italy, the runner up of the fifteenth edition. The nominees were revealed on 6 December 2015 and the voting started the next day. The winners were revealed on 16 December 2015.

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The ninth OGAN Second Chance Contest took place for this edition. The OGAN clubs of each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries. Spain won the contest with Alvaro Soler and his song "El Mismo Sol".

Incidents

Albanian artist change

Despite originally announcing Seldi Qalliu as their entrant, KlanTV later revealed that Lindita would represent the country with the song "Cold World".

Austrian entry change

ORF hosted a national selection, which was won by Capcha One and "Alone Again". However, as the lead singer was too young at the song release, the runner-up "Adieu" by Zoë was chosen to represent the country instead.

Other countries

Countries that are active members of the North Broadcasting Union (NBU), are also eligible to participate in the North Vision Song Contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. Fifty countries confirmed their participation in the edition. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Belgium Belgium: VRT announced that Belgium will not participate in the sixteenth edition of the North Vision Song Contest.
  • Flag of Greece Greece: ERT confirmed their withdrawal from the contest after Greece failed to qualify to the final of the fifteenth edition.
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary: Due to the resignation of the Head of Delegation, who cited poor results as his reason, the country did not participate in the sixteenth edition.
  • Flag of Iceland Iceland: RÚV has confirmed their withdrawal from the sixteenth edition. Reasons for this are a lack of money, preparations, interest by the broadcaster, the public as well as the retirement of the Head of Delegation. Therefore, Iceland might return in the seventeenth edition if a new Head of Delegation will be found.
  • Flag of Latvia Latvia: As a result of a change of leadership in the Latvian delegaton, the country withdrew from the contest for the first time.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Moldova Angelika Vee
    (Moldovan representative in the fourth, eighth and eleventh edition)
  2. Flag of Czech Republic Ewa Farna
    (Czech representative in the fourth edition)
  3. Flag of Bulgaria Alexandra Raeva
  4. Flag of Faroe Islands Greta Svabo Bech
    (Faroese representative in the tenth and fifteenth edition)
  5. Flag of United Kingdom Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
  6. Flag of Luxembourg Marie Muller
  7. Flag of Switzerland Mona Stöckli
  8. Flag of Azerbaijan Safura
    (Azeri representative in the seventh edition)
  9. Flag of Israel Adi Ulmansky
  10. Flag of France Marina Kaye
    (French representative in the fifteenth edition)
  11. Flag of Portugal Suzy Guerra
  12. Flag of Turkey Gözde Okur
  13. Flag of Andorra Paula Echevarría
  14. Flag of Netherlands Wolter Kroes
  15. Flag of Russia David Belyavskiy
  16. Flag of Romania Sonia Argint-Ionescu
  17. Flag of Slovenia Daniela Simbič

  1. Flag of Spain David de Gea
  2. Flag of Croatia Nina Krajlić
  3. Flag of Finland Jaana Pelkonen
  4. Flag of Germany Vanessa Mai
  5. Flag of Estonia Elisa Kolk
  6. Flag of Italy Michele Bravi
    (Sammarinese representative in the eleventh edition)
  7. Flag of Algeria Manel Filali
  8. Flag of Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan
    (Armenian representative in the second edition)
  9. Flag of Denmark Emmelie de Forest
  10. Flag of Tunisia Nawel Ben Kraiem
  11. Flag of Sweden Lynda Woodruff
  12. Flag of Montenegro Dado Polumenta
  13. Flag of Poland Artur Chamski
  14. Flag of Serbia Željko Joksimović
  15. Flag of Malta Chiara
    (Maltese representative in the third edition)
  16. Flag of Liechtenstein Vava Voom
    (Liechtensteinerin representative in the ninth edition as 'Börni')
  17. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Amel Ćurić

  1. Flag of Lebanon Brigitte Yaghi
    (Lebanese representative in the sixth edition)
  2. Flag of Slovakia Andrej Kiska & Mista
    (Slovak representative in the second edition)
  3. Flag of Albania Andri Xhahu
  4. Flag of Morocco Gad Elmaleh
  5. Flag of Monaco Lise Darly
  6. Flag of FYR Macedonia Esma Redžepova
    (Macedonian representative in the third edition)
  7. Flag of San Marino Annalisa Scarrone
    (Sammarinese representative in the fifth and Italian representative in the eleventh edition)
  8. Flag of Ukraine Svetlana Loboda
    (Ukrainian representative in the fifteenth edition)
  9. Flag of Cyprus Antri Karantoni
  10. Flag of Kazakhstan Diana Snegina
  11. Flag of Ireland Mary Byrne
  12. Flag of Georgia Sopho Gelovani
  13. Flag of Norway Christina Skaar
  14. Flag of Belarus Daria Domracheva
  15. Flag of Lithuania GJan
    (Lithuanian representative in the seventh and fourteenth edition)
  16. Flag of Austria Ramona Rotstich

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