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North Vision Song Contest 18
Break Out
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 12 March 2016
Semi-final 2 date 19 March 2016
Final date 23 April 2016
Host
Venue Forest National
Brussels, Belgium
Presenter(s) An Lemmens
Maureen Louys
Broadcaster VRT
Opening act Semi-final 1: Kate Ryan performing a medley of songs
Semi-final 2: Loïc Nottet performing his song "Rhythm Inside"
Final: Selah Sue performing an acoustic version of "Fear Nothing"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Billie Leyers performing her song "I Will Never (igidigidaga)"
Semi-final 2: Lasgo, Milki Inc. and Sylver performing "Insomnia"
Final: K3 performing a medley of their songs
Participants
Entries 51
Debuting Flag of Egypt Egypt
Returning Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Israel Israel
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Withdrawing Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of France France
Flag of Monaco Monaco
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Winner Flag of Italy Italy
"No Hero"
North Vision Song Contest
◄ 17 Eurovision Heart 19 ►

North Vision Song Contest 18, often referred to as NVSC 18 was the 18th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was held in Brussels, Belgium after Selah Sue won the seventeenth edition with her song "Fear Nothing". It was the first time that Belgium hosted the contest. VRT chose Forest National to serve as the host venue for the edition while An Lemmens and Maureen Louys were selected as the presenters.

Fifty-one countries participated in the edition with Egypt making their debut appearance. Albania, the Czech Republic, Israel, Luxembourg and Montenegro returned to the competition after their one edition absence while Bulgaria, France, Monaco and the Netherlands announced their withdrawal from the edition each for different reasons.

Italy was the winner of the edition with the song "No Hero" performed by Elisa which got 186 points. This was the second time after the twelfth edition that there was a tie between the winner and the runner-up. Andorra finished as the runner-up according the tie-breaking rules. Norway finished on third place while Iceland and Estonia completed the top six of the edition. It was the first edition since the twelfth edition that no countries of the big 6 finished in the top 6 with Belgium, who finished thirteenth, achieving the best place from the big 6.

Location

Brussels, officially the Brussels-Capital Region, is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels which is the capital of Belgium, the French Community of Belgium, and the Flemish Community. The region has a population of 1.2 million and a metropolitan area with a population of over 1.8 million, the largest in Belgium.

Since the end of the Second World War, Brussels has been a major centre for international politics and has become the polyglot home of numerous international organisations, politicians, diplomats and civil servants. Brussels is the de facto capital (or one of three capitals including Luxembourg and Strasbourg) of the European Union as it hosts a number of principal EU institutions. The secretariat of the Benelux and the headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are also located in Brussels.

Historically a Dutch-speaking city, it has seen a major shift to French from the late 19th century onwards. Today the majority language is French, and the Brussels-Capital Region is an officially bilingual enclave within the Flemish Region. All road signs, street names, and many advertisements and services are shown in both languages. Brussels is increasingly becoming multilingual with increasing numbers of migrants, expatriates and minority groups speaking their own languages.

Bidding phase

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

One day after their victory, Belgium announced that there would be a bidding phase for the selection of the host city. The bidding phase kicked off on 28 January 2016 with two cities applying to be the host of the edition: Hasselt applied with the Ethias Arena with a capacity of 21,000 while Antwerp submitted the Lotto Arena with a capacity of 8,000. On 30 January 2016, it was announced that two more venues joined the bidding phase. The first was the Forest National located in the capital city, Brussels which can hold up to 8,000 people. The other venue was the Sportpaleis with a capacity of 23,001, making it the second venue from Antwerp to join the bidding phase.

The host city was revealed to be Brussels along with the theme presentation on 31 January 2016.

Key   Template:If empty   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Antwerp Lotto Arena 8,000 Home venue for the Antwerp Giants basketball club.
Sportpaleis 23,001 Second most visited event hall in the world.
Brussels Forest National Template:If empty 8,000 Hosts indoor sporting events and music concerts.
Hasselt Ethias Arena 21,000 Hosted the 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 6 February 2016 at the Le Châtelain hotel in Brussels. As the pre-qualification round would take place after the draw, the spot for the two PQR qualifiers were drawn first. The big 6 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. Denmark, Poland and Turkey were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while Belgium, Slovakia and Slovenia were drawn to vote in the second semi-final. The rest of the thirty-eight 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. Spain was pre-allocated to perform in the second semi-final for scheduling reasons.

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 29 February 2016 at the Le Châtelain hotel in Brussels. 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). Kazakhstan and Germany got the wildcards from the first semi-final, Finland and Andorra got the wildcards from the second semi-final while Slovakia 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 18 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

Fifty-two countries participated in the edition. Five countries returned to the contest: Albania, Czech Republic, Israel, Luxembourg and Montenegro returned to the contest after their one-edition absences. Egypt also made their debut appearance in this edition.

Four countries, however, announced their withdrawal from the contest. France and the Netherlands cited the change of the Head of Delegation as the reason of their withdrawal. Both Bulgaria and Monaco originally confirmed their participation in the contest but later withdrew from the edition, the first due to strife within the broadcaster and the latter due to missing the songs deadline.

Returning artists

Arilena returns to represent Albania after her participation in the ninth edition. Maria Elena Kyriakou returns to the competition after also competing in the ninth edition. Meanwhile, Lora returns to represent Romania after singing for them six editions earlier. British singer Leona Lewis participated in the contest for the third time, after previously competing for Ireland in the third edition and for the United Kingdom in the fifteenth edition. German singer Madeline Juno returns to the contest after having represented Portugal in the sixth edition. After representing Finland as part of PMMP in the sixteenth edition, Vesala returned to represent her country as a solo singer. Sofi Mkheyan returns to the contest after previously represent Armenia in the fifth edition. Hungarian singer Joni represented Hungary for the second time after the eighth edition. Portuguese singers David Carreira and Ana Free both return to the competition, Carreira having previously represented the country in the tenth edition and Free having previously represented the country in the third edition. Klara Elias has previously taken part for Iceland as part of Nylon in the fourth edition and as part of The Charlies in the twelfth edition. Vintage are once again representing Russia after having done in the first edition.

Results

Pre-qualification round

Five countries participated in the ninth pre-qualification round. Belarus and Ukraine qualifed to the semi-finals, while Croatia, Latvia and Morocco were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Croatia Croatia Željko Vasić & Ana Bebić "Jugoslavija" 3 41
02 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Yuliya Dumanska "Probach" 2 50
03 Flag of Latvia Latvia Tommy U & Tob Luii feat. Adelly "Run" 5 36
04 Flag of Morocco Morocco Hindi Zahra "Any Story" 4 41
05 Flag of Belarus Belarus Meseda "Peresechenie" 1 60

Semi-final 1

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Israel Israel A-WA "Habib Galbi" 18 23
02 Flag of Armenia Armenia Sofi Mkheyan "Hamadzayn Em" 10 80
03 Flag of Greece Greece Amaryllis "Gyrisa Selida" 14 38
04 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Leona Lewis "Thunder" 11 65
05 Flag of Estonia Estonia Würffel "Burdened Sky" 1 123
06 Flag of San Marino San Marino Bianca Atzei "In un giorno di sole" 19 21
07 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Unicq "Put It On" 12 56
08 Flag of Hungary Hungary Joni "Reverse the Rain" 20 17
09 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ayumi feat. Batyr "Hey-La" 4 111
10 Flag of Austria Austria La Rochelle Band "Rocket Man" 17 29
11 Flag of Portugal Portugal David Carreira feat. Ana Free "In Love" 21 11
12 Flag of Serbia Serbia Ivana Selakov "SOS" 13 43
13 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Jan Oliver "Dancing Alone" 3 112
14 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Hiba Tawaji "Comme un symbole" 15 32
15 Flag of Iceland Iceland Gladius feat. Klara Elias "The Lunatics" 7 96
16 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Aleesia "Lullaby" 16 31
17 Flag of Sweden Sweden Violet Days "Screaming Colors" 8 92
18 Flag of Germany Germany Madeline Juno "Stupid Girl" 9 89
19 Flag of Algeria Algeria YADi "Guillotine" 5 107
20 Flag of Norway Norway MIIA "Dynasty" 2 115
21 Flag of Belarus Belarus Meseda "Peresechenie" 6 101

Semi-final 2

Twenty-one countries participated in the second semi-final. Belgium, Slovakia and Slovenia 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 B&H Madita "September" 20 6
02 Flag of Italy Italy Elisa "No Hero" 5 104
03 Flag of Spain Spain Sara Serena "Duele decir adiós" 15 44
04 Flag of Albania Albania Arilena "Vegim" 10 70
05 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein SEM "Hero" 16 44
06 Flag of Romania Romania Lora "Ne impotrivim" 2 118
07 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Yuliya Dumanska "Probach" 11 68
08 Flag of Ireland Ireland Shane Filan & Nadine Coyle "I Could Be" 18 39
09 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Maria Elena Kyriakou "Horis Esena" 7 81
10 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Milena Vucic "Gorim" 21 1
11 Flag of Finland Finland Vesala "Tequila" 1 122
12 Flag of Russia Russia Vintage feat. DJ M.E.G. & N.E.R.A.K. "Ya veryu v lyubov" 9 77
13 Flag of Malta Malta Domenique "Empty Hearted" 17 40
14 Flag of Moldova Moldova Sonya Kay "Obnimi menya" 3 109
15 Flag of Egypt Egypt Malak "Wild Summer Hearts" 13 54
16 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Latifa Soyuoz "Pusula" 6 89
17 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Olga Lounová "Jsem optimista" 12 59
18 Flag of Georgia Georgia Soufee "Moya vselennaya" 19 29
19 Flag of Andorra Andorra Yall & Gabriela Richardson "Hundred Miles" 4 107
20 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Flamma "Stay Away from Me" 8 80
21 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Justė Starinskaitė "Take A Walk With Me" 14 51

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Albania Albania Arilena "Vegim" 22 51
02 Flag of Norway Norway MIIA "Dynasty" 3 176
03 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Jan Oliver "Dancing Alone" 12 129
04 Flag of Algeria Algeria YADi "Guillotine" 4 175
05 Flag of Iceland Iceland Gladius feat. Klara Elias "The Lunatics" 5 168
06 Flag of Finland Finland Vesala "Tequila" 8 165
07 Flag of Russia Russia Vintage feat. DJ M.E.G. & N.E.R.A.K. "Ya veryu v lyubov" 16 95
08 Flag of Belarus Belarus Meseda "Peresechenie" 15 97
09 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Maria Elena Kyriakou "Horis Esena" 25 34
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium Emma Bale & Milow "Fortune Cookie" 13 114
11 Flag of Denmark Denmark Hannah Schneider "Dreaming Kind" 14 104
12 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Nothing Left for Me" 24 36
13 Flag of Germany Germany Madeline Juno "Stupid Girl" 20 69
14 Flag of Italy Italy Elisa "No Hero" 1 186
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova Sonya Kay "Obnimi menya" 11 133
16 Flag of Turkey Turkey Aydın Kurtoğlu "Öptüm" 21 56
17 Flag of Andorra Andorra Yall & Gabriela Richardson "Hundred Miles" 2 186
18 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Katarína Knechtová "Bezpečné priepasti" 26 27
19 Flag of Poland Poland Monika Lewczuk "Zabiorę cię stąd" 23 38
20 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Latifa Soyuoz "Pusula" 7 166
21 Flag of Estonia Estonia Würffel "Burdened Sky" 6 167
22 Flag of Armenia Armenia Sofi Mkheyan "Hamadzayn Em" 18 93
23 Flag of Romania Romania Lora "Ne impotrivim" 10 161
24 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ayumi feat. Batyr "Hey-La" 9 164
25 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Flamma "Stay Away from Me" 19 74
26 Flag of Sweden Sweden Violet Days "Screaming Colors" 17 94

Voting grids

Pre-qualification round

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 116 Flag of Norway Norway 119
2 Flag of Norway Norway 102 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 118
3 Flag of Estonia Estonia 98 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 106
4 Flag of Armenia Armenia 95 Flag of Estonia Estonia 101
5 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 95 Flag of Algeria Algeria 96
6 Flag of Algeria Algeria 92 Flag of Belarus Belarus 96
7 Flag of United Kingdom UK 91 Flag of Sweden Sweden 94
8 Flag of Iceland Iceland 91 Flag of Iceland Iceland 85
9 Flag of Germany Germany 87 Flag of Germany Germany 63
10 Flag of Belarus Belarus 84 Flag of Armenia Armenia 55
11 Flag of Sweden Sweden 72 Flag of United Kingdom UK 55
12 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 67 Flag of San Marino San Marino 50
13 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 47 Flag of Serbia Serbia 50
14 Flag of Serbia Serbia 35 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 49
15 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 33 Flag of Greece Greece 47
16 Flag of Israel Israel 32 Flag of Austria Austria 31
17 Flag of Austria Austria 26 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 30
18 Flag of Greece Greece 24 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 26
19 Flag of San Marino San Marino 19 Flag of Israel Israel 24
20 Flag of Portugal Portugal 16 Flag of Hungary Hungary 21
21 Flag of Hungary Hungary 12 Flag of Portugal Portugal 18

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Belarus, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, San Marino
4 Flag of Estonia Estonia Greece, Israel, Kazakhstan, Lebanon
3 Flag of Algeria Algeria Austria, Estonia, FYR Macedonia
Flag of Germany Germany Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom
2 Flag of Belarus Belarus Algeria, Armenia
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Denmark, Sweden
Flag of Norway Norway Serbia, Turkey
1 Flag of Armenia Armenia Germany
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Iceland
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Hungary

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Andorra Andorra 143 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 134
2 Flag of Romania Romania 120 Flag of Moldova Moldova 123
3 Flag of Finland Finland 119 Flag of Romania Romania 97
4 Flag of Italy Italy 113 Flag of Finland Finland 96
5 Flag of Russia Russia 96 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 96
6 Flag of Moldova Moldova 89 Flag of Italy Italy 93
7 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 72 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 87
8 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 70 Flag of Egypt Egypt 76
9 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 62 Flag of Albania Albania 70
10 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 61 Flag of Spain Spain 66
11 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 59 Flag of Andorra Andorra 65
12 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 57 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 63
13 Flag of Albania Albania 55 Flag of Russia Russia 63
14 Flag of Malta Malta 46 Flag of Ireland Ireland 47
15 Flag of Egypt Egypt 37 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 45
16 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 32 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 42
17 Flag of Georgia Georgia 27 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 41
18 Flag of Spain Spain 26 Flag of Georgia Georgia 38
19 Flag of Ireland Ireland 22 Flag of Malta Malta 23
20 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 20 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 14
21 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 8 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro 13

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Flag of Andorra Andorra Czech Republic, Finland, Lithuania
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Albania, Faroe Islands, Russia
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Italy, Malta, Montenegro
Flag of Moldova Moldova Belgium, Slovakia, Ukraine
Flag of Romania Romania Azerbaijan, Ireland, Moldova
2 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia
Flag of Finland Finland Andorra, Spain
1 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Egypt
Flag of Italy Italy Romania
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Cyprus
Flag of Spain Spain Georgia

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Andorra Andorra 216 Flag of Norway Norway 213
2 Flag of Iceland Iceland 188 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 206
3 Flag of Romania Romania 166 Flag of Algeria Algeria 168
4 Flag of Italy Italy 165 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 157
5 Flag of Estonia Estonia 157 Flag of Estonia Estonia 155
6 Flag of Algeria Algeria 146 Flag of Finland Finland 154
7 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 142 Flag of Italy Italy 148
8 Flag of Finland Finland 141 Flag of Andorra Andorra 138
9 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 138 Flag of Belgium Belgium 138
10 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 137 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 126
11 Flag of Moldova Moldova 135 Flag of Romania Romania 125
12 Flag of Russia Russia 131 Flag of Iceland Iceland 122
13 Flag of Denmark Denmark 124 Flag of Belarus Belarus 116
14 Flag of Norway Norway 118 Flag of Moldova Moldova 100
15 Flag of Belgium Belgium 109 Flag of Denmark Denmark 93
16 Flag of Sweden Sweden 101 Flag of Germany Germany 85
17 Flag of Armenia Armenia 92 Flag of Sweden Sweden 84
18 Flag of Germany Germany 88 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 83
19 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 80 Flag of Armenia Armenia 80
20 Flag of Turkey Turkey 65 Flag of Turkey Turkey 78
21 Flag of Belarus Belarus 64 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 74
22 Flag of Albania Albania 57 Flag of Russia Russia 68
23 Flag of Poland Poland 47 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 62
24 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 40 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 44
25 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 28 Flag of Albania Albania 44
26 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 25 Flag of Poland Poland 39

12 points

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

Other awards

North Vision Awards

The twelfth ceremony was held for this edition. The ceremony took place in Warsaw, Poland, the runner up of the seventeeth edition. The nominees were revealed on 29 May 2016 and the voting started two days later, on 31 May 2016. The winners were revealed on 5 June 2016.

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The eleventh 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. Sweden won the contest with Ida LaFontaine and her song "Go Again".

Incidents

Greek jury disqualification

Shortly before the announcement of the first semi-final results, the executive producer of the contest Jan Simonis announced that the Greek jury votes were disqualified due to them being announced before the results. The votes of the country were based solely on the country's televoting results.

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

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria: Despite their initial confirmation, on January 29th, BNT announced that Bulgaria will not be taking part in the upcoming edition due to obtaining their worst result in NVSC history in NVSC 17. Many Bulgarian musicians withdrew from the planned national selection and the broadcaster was dealing with internal strife. The broadcaster had no comment about a future return.
  • Flag of France France: It was confirmed that the country withdrew due to undergoing big internal changes. The country is expected to return in the nineteenth edition led by a new head of delegation.
  • Flag of Monaco Monaco: TMC had originally confirmed the country's participation in the pre-qualification round. However, the country was forced to withdraw after they missed out the deadline for the songs.
  • Flag of Netherlands Netherlands: The country was forced to withdraw its participation due to sending an entry breaking the basic rules of the contest.

NBU non-members

  • Flag of Tunisia Tunisia: Nessma confirmed that they have no interest in returning to the contest.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Denmark Rasmus Thude
  2. Flag of Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan
    (Armenian representative in the second edition)
  3. Flag of Czech Republic Never Sol
    (Czech representative in the eighth edition)
  4. Flag of Kazakhstan Luina
    (Kazakh representative in the ninth edition)
  5. Flag of Sweden Ida LaFontaine
  6. Flag of United Kingdom Adele
  7. Flag of Latvia Justs Sirmais
  8. Flag of Slovakia Mária Čírová
    (Slovak representative in the fourth and thirteenth edition)
  9. Flag of Austria Ramona Rotstich
  10. Flag of Serbia Marija Šerifović
  11. Flag of Norway Agnete Johnsen
  12. Flag of Ukraine Artem Mekh
    (Ukrainian representative in the seventeenth edition)
  13. Flag of Azerbaijan Samra Rahimli
    (Azeri representative in the seventeenth edition)
  14. Flag of Italy Alessandra Mussolini
  15. Flag of Macedonia Esma Redžepova
    (Macedonian representative in the third edition)
  16. Flag of Moldova Alexandrina Hristov
    (Moldovan representative in the third edition)
  17. Flag of Slovenia Daniela Simbič

  1. Flag of Algeria Mohamed Bouhezza & Said Karmouz
    (Algerian representatives in the seventeenth edition as part of The 5)
  2. Flag of Ireland Mary Byrne
  3. Flag of Georgia Mariam Chachkhiani
    (Georgian representative in the seventeenth edition)
  4. Flag of Belgium Déborah François
  5. Flag of Estonia Mark Styrke
    (Kazakh Head of Delegation)
  6. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dalal
  7. Flag of Faroe Islands Heiðrik á Heygum
  8. Flag of Russia Roma Acorn
  9. Flag of Germany Carolin Kebekus
  10. Flag of Malta Kurt Calleja
  11. Flag of Lithuania Beata Tiškevič
  12. Flag of Croatia Neda Parmać
    (Croatian representative in the tenth edition)
  13. Flag of Spain Ylenia
  14. Flag of Finland Mikael Saari
  15. Flag of Switzerland Rachel Bloom
    (Swiss representative in the fourth edition)
  16. Flag of Lebanon Yasmine Al Massri
  17. Flag of Montenegro Goga Sekulić
    (Montenegrin representative in the fourteenth edition)

  1. Flag of Cyprus Andri Karantoni
  2. Flag of Liechtenstein Vava Voom
    (Liechtensteinerin representative in the ninth edition as 'Börni')
  3. Flag of Egypt Mohamed Ragabi
  4. Flag of Albania Eneda Tarifa
  5. Flag of Andorra Ana Mena
  6. Flag of Israel Mei Finegold
    (Israeli representative in the eleventh edition)
  7. Flag of Romania Alina Eremia
  8. Flag of Iceland María Ólafsdóttir
  9. Flag of San Marino Rakele
    (Sammarinese representative in the seventeenth edition)
  10. Flag of Poland Jan Pirowski
  11. Flag of Turkey Ezgi Avci
  12. Flag of Greece Klelia Renesi
  13. Flag of Morocco Ahmed Soultan
  14. Flag of Hungary Freddie
  15. Flag of Belarus Dmitry Shepelev
  16. Flag of Portugal Leonor Andrade
    (Portuguese representative in the sixteenth edition)
  17. Flag of Luxembourg Jonathan Reichling
    (Luxembourgian representative in the fourteenth edition)

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