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North Vision Song Contest 17
Spread Love
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 19 December 2015
Semi-final 2 date 26 December 2015
Final date 23 January 2016
Host
Venue Hallenstadion
Zürich, Switzerland
Presenter(s) Susanne Wille
Monika Fasnacht
Amanda Ammann
Broadcaster SRG SSR
Opening act Semi-final 1: Dj BoBo and his crew performing "Let The Dream Come True"
Semi-final 2: Beatrice Egli performing "Mein Herz"
Grand Final: Rykka performing her single "The last of our Kind"
Interval act Semi-final 1: TinkaBelle performing "The Man I Need"
Semi-final 2: Bligg performing "Mamacita"
Grand Final: Rykka performing her winning song "Movies"
Participants
Entries 49
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Greece Greece
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Iceland Iceland
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Withdrawing Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Israel Israel
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Winner Flag of Belgium Belgium
"Fear Nothing"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 17, often referred to as NVSC 17 was the 17th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was held in Zürich, Switzerland. The country hosted the contest for second time, after Rykka won the sixteenth edition with her song "Movies". SRG SSR chose the Hallenstadion in Zürich to serve as the host venue for the edition, while Susanne Wille, Monika Fasnacht and Amanda Ammann were selected as the presenters.

Forty-nine countries participated in the edition. Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Latvia returned to the contest after their one-edition absence while Albania, the Czech Republic, Israel, Luxembourg, Montenegro and Tunisia announced their withdrawal from the contest each for different reasons.

Belgium was the winner of the edition with the song "Fear Nothing" performed by Selah Sue which got 202 points, 32 points ahead the runner-up, Poland. This was the first time Belgium won the contest and it was their best result since the third place in the fourth edition. Turkey was on third place, making it the only big 6 country to finish within the top 6 again. Denmark, Slovenia and Slovakia completed the top 6 of the edition.

Location

Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

The official language of Zürich is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres despite a relatively low population. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Most of Switzerland's research and development centres are concentrated in Zürich and the low tax rates attract overseas companies to set up their headquarters there.

Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus. Schauspielhaus Zürich is one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.

Bidding phase

Locations of the candidate cities. The chosen city is marked in red.

The bidding phase for the selection of the host city and venue for the edition kicked off on 11 November 2015. Two venues were revealed as the first venues that applied to host the edition; the SEG Geneva Arena in Geneva and Pista La Resega in Lugano. On 13 November, two more venues were announced to be part of the bidding phase for the edition. The capital city, Bern applied to host with the PostFinance-Arena while the country's largest city Zürich joined the bidding phase with the Hallenstadion. The last two venues that joined the bidding phase were the St. Jakobshalle located in Basel and the Bodensee Arena located in Kreuzlingen.

On 15 November 2015, it was revealed that Zürich was selected as the host city with the Hallenstadion. The Swiss Head of Delegation stated that the venue is "the perfect place to host the contest".

Key   Template:If empty   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Basel St. Jakobshalle 9,000 Primarily used for indoor sports and concert events
Bern PostFinance-Arena 17,031 Main arena for the 2009 IIHF World Championships
Geneva SEG Geneva Arena 9,500 Hosts concerts and indoor sporting events, such as tennis and basketball
Kreuzlingen Bodensee Arena 4,000 Primarily used for ice hockey
Lugano Pista La Resega 8,000 Primarily used for ice hockey
Zürich Hallenstadion Template:If empty 13,000 Hosted many concerts by artists including Celine Dion, Laura Pausini and Madonna

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 17 November 2015 at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zürich. 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. Kazakhstan, Switzerland and Turkey were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while Italy, Moldova and Spain 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 5 December 2015 at the Aura Zürich in Zürich. 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). France and Norway got the wildcards from the first semi-final, Poland and Monaco got the wildcards from the second semi-final while Italy 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

NVSC 17 SF Map.svg
     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

Forty-nine countries participated in the edition. Five countries returned to the contest: Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Latvia returned to the contest after their one-edition absence.

Six countries, however, announced their withdrawal from the contest. Tunisia announced that after their set of bad results, they had no longer interest in the contest while the Czech Republic, Israel and Montenegro announced their withdrawal citing their Head of Delegation change as the reason. Albania and Luxembourg were both forced to withdraw as the first failed to submit their votes last edition while the second failed to submit a song within the deadline.

Returning artists

Stefanos Dimosthenous returned to represent Cyprus after doing so thirteeen editions earlier. Lazzaro, who represented Armenia on their debut appearance along with Iveta, returned to represent the country for second time. Maya returned to represent Lithuania for the second time, after competing in the eleventh edition. Kristel Lisberg was selected to represent the Faroe Islands after coming twelfth four editions earlierNikolina Kovač represented Bosnia and Herzegovina for the second time after doing so in the ninth edition. Oonagh was selected to represent Ireland for the first time, after representing Liechtenstein in the eighth edition. Jovana Nikolić also returned to represent Serbia for a second time. Andra and Grete Paia returned to represent Romania and Estonia respectively after competing in the fifth edition. Ahmed Zine, who represented Morocco in the sixteenth edition as part of Analgesia, returned to represent the country. German representative Leslie Clio had previously represented the country in the twelfth edition.

Results

Pre-qualification round

Eight countries participated in the eighth pre-qualification round. Cyprus, the FYR MacedoniaLithuania, Liechtenstein and Malta qualified to the semi-finals while Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Netherlands were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Parov Stelar feat. Claudia Kane "Six Feet Underground" 4 60
02 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Daniel Kajmakoski "10 Leta" 3 63
03 Flag of Malta Malta Brooke "Young and Free" 5 56
04 Flag of Georgia Georgia Mariam Chachkhiani feat. Loop G "Gibberish" 7 56
05 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Samra "O Sevir" 6 56
06 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Maya "Toli" 2 68
07 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Wolter Kroes & Billy Dans "Hey Geen Idee" 8 38
08 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous "Panta Ekei" 1 74

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Kazakhstan, Switzerland and Turkey also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous "Panta Ekei" 10 77
02 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lina Mayer "Personal Sky" 3 102
03 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Luba Ilieva "Spomeni v prahta" 20 11
04 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Maya "Toli" 6 86
05 Flag of Morocco Morocco Badr Assa & Ahmed Zine "Dmou3ek" 19 26
06 Flag of Finland Finland Titta "Niin yli susta" 13 63
07 Flag of Estonia Estonia Grete Paia "Püüame Droone" 7 85
08 Flag of Sweden Sweden Velvet "Friendly Fire" 4 94
09 Flag of France France Laurie Darmon "Rupture" 12 67
10 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Kove feat. Moko "Hurts" 8 84
11 Flag of Croatia Croatia Jelena Žnidarić "Živa sam" 17 31
12 Algeria Algeria The 5 "El Donia Shabab" 14 44
13 Flag of Latvia Latvia Jenny May "Dzīres" 16 32
14 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Artem Mekh & Yana Solomko "Nas ne slomat'" 18 31
15 Flag of Belgium Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing" 9 82
16 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Lea Makhoul "Give Me Sunlight" 15 35
17 Austria Austria filous feat. Jordan Léser "Shaded In" 2 104
18 Flag of Norway Norway Mørland "No Firewall" 1 113
19 Flag of Romania Romania Andra feat. Cabron "Niciodată Să Nu Spui Niciodată" 11 75
20 Flag of Germany Germany Leslie Clio "Eureka" 5 92

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Italy, Moldova and Spain also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Andorra Andorra Rocío Rivas "Males Experiències" 11 68
02 Flag of Hungary Hungary MDC "Fair Play" 10 68
03 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "September" 7 81
04 Flag of Malta Malta Brooke "Young and Free" 18 30
05 Flag of Belarus Belarus Anna Sharkunova "Vsyo eto bylo" 17 35
06 Flag of Russia Russia Egor Kreed "Nevesta" 12 56
07 Flag of Serbia Serbia Jovana Nikolić "Najbolja" 1 123
08 Flag of Portugal Portugal Carolina Deslandes "Carousel" 14 48
09 Flag of Poland Poland Lanberry "Podpalimy Swiat" 3 108
10 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Parov Stelar feat. Claudia Kane "Six Feet Underground" 19 29
11 Flag of Greece Greece Malou "Tous Eipes Pos" 13 54
12 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Daniel Kajmakoski "10 Leta" 20 23
13 Denmark Denmark Sada Vidoo "The Actress" 2 111
14 Flag of San Marino San Marino Rakele "Si chiudono le labbra" 5 89
15 Flag of Monaco Monaco Luyanna & Mampi "Walilowelela" 16 37
16 Iceland Iceland Alda "Rauða Nótt" 9 78
17 Flag of Armenia Armenia Alin, Lazzaro & Aidin "Groong" 8 79
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Nikolina Kovač "Sumnjivo Lice" 15 40
19 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Tosca Beat "Open Sea" 6 82
20 Flag of Ireland Ireland Celtic Woman feat. Oonagh "Tír na nÓg" 4 95

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Maya "Toli" 16 93
02 Flag of San Marino San Marino Rakele "Si chiudono le labbra" 18 90
03 Flag of Serbia Serbia Jovana Nikolić "Najbolja" 7 133
04 Flag of Hungary Hungary MDC "Fair Play" 23 74
05 Flag of Ireland Ireland Celtic Woman feat. Oonagh "Tír na nÓg" 10 117
06 Flag of Estonia Estonia Grete Paia "Püüame Droone" 20 87
07 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lina Mayer "Personal Sky" 5 147
08 Flag of Norway Norway Mørland "No Firewall" 12 112
09 Denmark Denmark Sada Vidoo "The Actress" 4 148
10 Flag of Poland Poland Lanberry "Podpalimy Swiat" 2 170
11 Flag of Spain Spain María Isabel "La vida sólo es una" 13 110
12 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Indira Edilbaeva "Zharygym" 17 91
13 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Tosca Beat "Open Sea" 6 142
14 Flag of Turkey Turkey Atiye "Abrakadabra" 3 165
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova Adriana Rusu "Arde (Bol'no)" 19 88
16 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "September" 11 112
17 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Migros "Ensemble" 26 29
18 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous "Panta Ekei" 24 70
19 Flag of Sweden Sweden Velvet "Friendly Fire" 15 95
20 Flag of Italy Italy Chanty "Ritornerai" 21 76
21 Flag of Germany Germany Leslie Clio "Eureka" 22 75
22 Austria Austria filous feat. Jordan Léser "Shaded In" 9 119
23 Iceland Iceland Alda "Rauða Nótt" 8 129
24 Flag of Belgium Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing" 1 202
25 Flag of Armenia Armenia Alin, Lazzaro & Aidin "Groong" 14 100
26 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Kove feat. Moko "Hurts" 25 68

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
27 Flag of Romania Romania 11 75 5.62%
28 Flag of Andorra Andorra 11 68 5.10%
29 Flag of France France 12 67 5.02%
30 Flag of Finland Finland 13 63 4.72%
31 Flag of Russia Russia 12 56 4.20%
32 Flag of Greece Greece 13 54 4.05%
33 Flag of Portugal Portugal 14 48 3.60%
34 Algeria Algeria 14 44 3.30%
35 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 15 40 3.00%
36 Flag of Monaco Monaco 16 37 2.77%
37 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 15 35 2.62%
38 Flag of Belarus Belarus 17 35 2.62%
39 Flag of Latvia Latvia 16 32 2.40%
40 Flag of Croatia Croatia 17 31 2.32%
41 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 18 31 2.32%
42 Flag of Malta Malta 18 30 2.25%
43 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 19 29 2.17%
44 Flag of Morocco Morocco 19 26 1.95%
45 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia 20 23 1.72%
46 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 20 11 0.82%
47 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan N/A
48 Flag of Georgia Georgia
49 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands

Voting grids

Pre-qualification round

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Austria Austria 104 Flag of Norway Norway 113
2 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 103 Flag of Belgium Belgium 111
3 Flag of Norway Norway 97 Flag of Sweden Sweden 109
4 Flag of Germany Germany 97 Flag of Estonia Estonia 95
5 Flag of Sweden Sweden 92 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 93
6 Flag of United Kingdom UK 98 Austria Austria 91
7 Flag of Estonia Estonia 81 Flag of United Kingdom UK 83
8 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 76 Flag of Romania Romania 82
9 Flag of Belgium Belgium 68 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 80
10 Algeria Algeria 67 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 76
11 Flag of Romania Romania 66 Flag of France France 73
12 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 64 Flag of Germany Germany 70
13 Flag of France France 60 Flag of Finland Finland 67
14 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 52 Flag of Croatia Croatia 46
15 Flag of Finland Finland 50 Flag of Morocco Morocco 38
16 Flag of Croatia Croatia 47 Flag of Latvia Latvia 28
17 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 43 Algeria Algeria 28
18 Flag of Latvia Latvia 34 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 21
19 Flag of Morocco Morocco 23 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 20
20 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 23 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 10

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Austria Austria Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Sweden
Flag of Norway Norway Belgium, Estonia, Latvia
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Algeria, Norway, Romania
2 Flag of Belgium Belgium Cyprus, Finland
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Croatia, Switzerland
Flag of France France Ukraine, United Kingdom
Flag of Germany Germany France, Morocco
Flag of Sweden Sweden Germany, Slovakia
1 Flag of Estonia Estonia Lebanon
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Turkey
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Austria

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Serbia Serbia 115 Flag of San Marino San Marino 120
2 Flag of Poland Poland 114 Flag of Serbia Serbia 99
3 Denmark Denmark 110 Flag of Armenia Armenia 98
4 Flag of Hungary Hungary 95 Flag of Ireland Ireland 95
5 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 82 Iceland Iceland 93
6 Flag of Ireland Ireland 82 Denmark Denmark 93
7 Iceland Iceland 77 Flag of Poland Poland 91
8 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 72 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 88
9 Flag of Armenia Armenia 68 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 81
10 Flag of Portugal Portugal 62 Flag of Andorra Andorra 64
11 Flag of Russia Russia 57 Flag of Greece Greece 63
12 Flag of San Marino San Marino 54 Flag of Portugal Portugal 60
13 Flag of Greece Greece 54 Flag of Russia Russia 55
14 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 52 Flag of Hungary Hungary 42
15 Flag of Andorra Andorra 48 Flag of Belarus Belarus 39
16 Flag of Monaco Monaco 43 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 38
17 Flag of Malta Malta 41 Flag of Monaco Monaco 36
18 Flag of Belarus Belarus 39 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 35
19 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 39 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 29
20 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 30 Flag of Malta Malta 15

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Ireland Ireland Faroe Islands, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Serbia
4 Denmark Denmark Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia
3 Flag of Poland Poland Denmark, Russia, Spain
2 Flag of Hungary Hungary Andorra, Belarus
Iceland Iceland FYR Macedonia, Portugal
1 Flag of Armenia Armenia Moldova
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Malta
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Iceland
Flag of Greece Greece San Marino
Flag of Malta Malta Liechtenstein
Flag of Portugal Portugal Armenia
Flag of Serbia Serbia Greece

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Turkey Turkey 186 Flag of Belgium Belgium 221
2 Flag of Poland Poland 177 Flag of Poland Poland 160
3 Flag of Belgium Belgium 164 Flag of Serbia Serbia 153
4 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 151 Flag of Turkey Turkey 153
5 Flag of Serbia Serbia 148 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 149
6 Denmark Denmark 140 Denmark Denmark 130
7 Flag of Armenia Armenia 133 Flag of San Marino San Marino 129
8 Iceland Iceland 125 Flag of Spain Spain 122
9 Flag of Norway Norway 123 Iceland Iceland 119
10 Austria Austria 122 Flag of Norway Norway 118
11 Flag of Estonia Estonia 119 Flag of Ireland Ireland 117
12 Flag of Spain Spain 112 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 112
13 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 112 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 104
14 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 110 Flag of Sweden Sweden 99
15 Flag of Ireland Ireland 103 Flag of Moldova Moldova 98
16 Flag of Sweden Sweden 101 Flag of Italy Italy 96
17 Flag of Hungary Hungary 95 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 93
18 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 92 Austria Austria 91
19 Flag of Moldova Moldova 88 Flag of Estonia Estonia 89
20 Flag of Germany Germany 81 Flag of Armenia Armenia 88
21 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 76 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 85
22 Flag of United Kingdom UK 69 Flag of United Kingdom UK 79
23 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 68 Flag of Hungary Hungary 78
24 Flag of Italy Italy 66 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 67
25 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 45 Flag of Germany Germany 67
26 Flag of San Marino San Marino 36 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 25

12 points

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

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 Denmark Denmark Sada Vidoo "The Actress" 14.90%
2 Flag of Armenia Armenia Alin, Lazzaro & Aidin "Groong" 12.54%
3 Flag of Germany Germany Leslie Clio "Eureka" 5.01%
4 Austria Austria filous feat. Jordan Léser "Shaded In" 4.71%
5 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "September" 4.57%
6 Flag of Belgium Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing 4.28%
7 Flag of Norway Norway Mørland "No Firewall" 4.28%
8 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lina Mayer "Personal Sky" 3.98%
9 Flag of Turkey Turkey Atiye "Abrakadabra 3.39%
10 Flag of Sweden Sweden Velvet "Friendly Fire" 3.39%

North Vision Awards

The eleventh ceremony was held for this edition. The ceremony took place in Chisinau, Moldova, the runner up of the sixteenth edition. The nominees were revealed on 3 February 2016 and the voting started the next day. The winners were revealed on 12 February 2016.

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The tenth 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. Denmark won the contest with Ericka Jane and her song "Favorite Lie".

Incidents

Armenian entry

A few days before the final show, it was discovered that Groong by Lazzaro, Aidin Davoudi and Alin Goyan was actually a modern remake of a traditional Armenian song. However, as the votes had already been counted and the results were to be presented, the entry wasn't disqualified.

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. Forty-nine countries confirmed their participation in the edition. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Albania Albania: The country was suspended from the contest for one edition due to failing to submit a valid voting result in the sixteenth edition. However, after the change of the country's broadcaster, it was reported that the country would broadast the seventeenth edition.
  • Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic: The country announced the withdrawal of its Head of Delegation and subsequently had to withdraw from the edition until a new Head of Delegation is found.
  • Flag of Israel Israel: The head of delegation of Israel announced in August 2015 that the country will withdraw due to vast changes in the broadcasters internal structure and the change to a new head of delegation. The country is strongly expected to return in the eighteenth edition.
  • Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg: The country originally confirmed their participation in the edition. However, after missing out the songs deadline, the country was forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Montenegro Montenegro: The country withdrew from the edition. However, no reasons for the withdrawal were stated and a return in the eighteenth edition was not ruled out.
  • Flag of Tunisia Tunisia: The Tunisian broadcaster Nessma announced the withdrawal of the country stating 8 consecutive fails to qualify to the Final of the competition as a reason. The missing success and three PQR participations made the broadcaster withdraw from the contest without having intentions to return.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Moldova Ale Blake
  2. Flag of Denmark Soluna Samay
  3. Flag of Faroe Islands Bára Silvansdóttir
  4. Flag of Austria Ramona Rotstich
  5. Flag of Iceland Ragnhildur S. Jónsdóttir
  6. Flag of United Kingdom Alexa Goddard
    (British representative in the sixteenth edition)
  7. Flag of Norway Adelén
  8. Flag of Lithuania Monika Linkytė
  9. Flag of Germany Elyas M'Barek
  10. Flag of Ukraine Alina Grosu
    (Ukrainian representative in the sixteenth edition)
  11. Flag of Liechtenstein Vava Voom
    (Liechtensteinerin representative in the ninth edition as 'Börni')
  12. Flag of Estonia Daniel Levi
  13. Flag of Hungary Tünde Kiszel
  14. Flag of Romania Alexandra Stan
    (Romanian representative in the tenth edition)
  15. Flag of Azerbaijan Tural Asadov
  16. Flag of Slovakia Mista
    (Slovakian representative in the second edition)
  17. Flag of Slovenia Daniela Simbič
  18. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Petar Topalović
    (Bosnian representative in the fifteenth edition as part of Sopot)

  1. Flag of Netherlands Doutzen Kroes
  2. Flag of Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova
    (Bulgarian representative in the sixteenth edition)
  3. Flag of Ireland Mary Byrne
  4. Flag of Algeria Sofia Boutella
  5. Flag of Russia Polina Gagarina
    (Russian representative in the ninth edition)
  6. Flag of Belgium Matthias Schoenaerts
  7. Flag of Portugal Helena Santos
  8. Flag of Cyprus Helena
    (Cypriot representative in the twelfth edition)
  9. Flag of Spain Carolina Casado
  10. Flag of Croatia Zrinka Cvitešić
  11. Flag of Switzerland Melissa Lopez
  12. Flag of Armenia Emmy
    (Armenian representative in the tenth edition)
  13. Flag of Kazakhstan Luina
    (Kazakh representative in the ninth edition)
  14. Flag of Georgia Valeriy Meladze
    (Georgian representative in the first edition as Meladze)
  15. Flag of Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw
  16. Flag of Italy Chiara
  17. Flag of Latvia Aminata Savadogo
    (Latvian representative in the tenth edition)

  1. Flag of San Marino Ada Reina
    (Sammarinese representative in the sixteenth edition)
  2. Flag of Andorra Gabriela Richardson
  3. Flag of Serbia Dragana Mirković
  4. Flag of Poland Agata Dziarmagowska
    (Polish representative in the eleventh edition)
  5. Flag of Finland Paula Vesala
    (Finnish representative in the sixteenth edition as part of PMMP)
  6. Flag of France Marie-Mai
    (French representative in the fourth edition)
  7. Flag of FYR Macedonia Bobby Andonov
    (Macedonian representative in the twelfth edition)
  8. Flag of Belarus Angelica Agurbash
  9. Flag of Morocco Mona Amarcha
  10. Flag of Greece Thomai Apergi
    (Greek representative in the second and tenth edition)
  11. Flag of Turkey Burak Özçivit
  12. Flag of Lebanon Yasmine Al Massri
  13. Flag of Malta Kelly Schembri
  14. Flag of Monaco Séverine Ferrer

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