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North Vision Song Contest 20
Dare to Dream!
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 27 August 2016
Semi-final 2 date 3 September 2016
Final date 24 September 2016
Host
Venue Arena Kombëtare, Tirana
Presenter(s) Alban Skënderaj
Alketa Vejsiu
Eneda Tarifa
Broadcaster RTSH
Opening act Semi-final 1: Ronela Hajati performing her song "Mos Ma Lsho"
Semi-final 2: Miriam Cani performing her song "Shiu Im"
Final: Ronela Hajati performing the previous winning song "A do si kjo"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Besa Kokedhima performing her song "Tatuazh Ne Zemer"
Semi-final 2: Rona Nishliu and Fanfara Tirana performing a cover of "Jeho"
Final: Eneda Tarifa performing her song "Përrallë"
Participants
Entries 53
Debuting Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Returning Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Withdrawing Flag of Egypt Egypt
Flag of Serbia Serbia
Voting
System Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting
Winner Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
"Hell.o"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 20, often referred to as NVSC 20, was the twentieth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. The contest was hosted in Tirana, Albania after their victory in the nineteenth edition with Ronela Hajati and her song "A do si kjo". It was the first time that Albania hosted the contest. RTSH chose Arena Kombëtare in Tirana as the host venue for the edition while Alban Skënderaj, Alketa Vejsiu and Eneda Tarifa were selected as the presenters.

Fifty-three countries participated in the edition with Hong Kong making their debut appearance as a special guest for the anniversary edition. Egypt and Serbia withdrew from the edition while Belarus, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Ireland, Morocco and Portugal returned after their one-edition absence.

The Czech Republic was crowned as the winner of the edition with the song "Hell.o" performed by Lenny. The song gathered a total of 462 points, 50 points ahead the runner-up, Estonia. The special guest, Hong Kong, finished on third place, while Latvia, Moldova and France completed the top 6 of the edition. Spain achieved the best result of the big 6 countries with the fourteenth place.

Location

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

Tirana is the capital and largest city of Albania. It is the administrative, cultural, economic, and industrial center of Albania.

The population of the city proper at the 2015 census was 610,070 and the municipality of Tirana, created in 2015, has a total population of 800,986. It is the biggest metropolitan area in Albania, and the only one with a population of over 500.000. The city is host to many public institutions and public and private universities, and is the centre of the political, economic, and cultural life of the country.

Tirana was founded as a city in 1614. An almost unimportant centre until the beginning of the twentieth century, Tirana was proclaimed capital of Albania in 1920. City Planning and Construction activity of Italian neighbors during the years 1930-s until capitulation of Fascism in 1943, provided to the city an axis and a look in the centre, which preserves its configuration even at the present days. The City centre and the Old Bazaar were destroyed during the communist regime, new arteries were opened and the central square, Skanderbeg Square, was expanded.

Bidding phase

City Venue Capacity Notes
Elbasan Elbasan Arena 12,800 Home ground of KF Elbasani.
Shkodër Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,000 Used mostly for football matches and home ground of KF Vllaznia.
Tirana Arena Kombëtare Template:If empty 22,500 Home of the Albanian National Team. Used for football club cup finals and other sports and non-sports related activities.
Olimpiku Stadium 1,500 Reconstruction in 2011 with the investment coming from the club's president Kujtim Beqiri.
Selman Stërmasi Stadium 9,600 Used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of KF Tirana.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 3 August 2016 at Rogner Hotel Tirana in Tirana. 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 then drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. 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.

The six pots were the following:

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

Running order

The running order of the semi-finals and the final of the edition was by producers appointed by both the NBU and the host broadcaster RTSH.

Sneak peeks and betting odds

There were seven sneak peeks with seven to eight countries in each sneak peek. The countries were divided into the sneak peeks according to the order of the songs announcement with the songs that were announced first being in the first sneak peek. The broadcasters can post their result for each of the sneak peeks ranking the songs from first to last.

The betting odds of the edition are based on the rankings in the sneak peeks. The average rank of each country represented the country's odds to win the contest.

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
     Country voting in both semi-finals (Hong Kong)

The NBU decided that due to the twentieth edition being an anniversary edition, one NBU Associate Broadcaster would be invited to compete, in order to promote cultural and musical diversity in the competition. A final was held between applying associate members, from which the winning country assed onward to the grand final.

Fifty-three countries participate in the edition. Six countries returned to the contest: Belarus, Croatia, Ireland, Macedonia, Morocco and Portugal returned to the contest after their one-edition absence.

Three countries, however, announced their withdrawal from the contest. Egypt being no longer entitled to take part in the edition due to sanctions given by the NBU. Serbia announced their withdrawal citing financial difficulties and a forced participation in the Pre-Qualification Round as their reason, while Monaco stays withdrawn for another edition due to low interest.

Returning artists

Malou returned to the contest after previously representing Greece in the seventeenth edition. Jadranka Barjaktarović also returned after previously representing Montenegro in the sixteenth edition. Vava Voom, who represented Liechtenstein under the name Börni in the ninth edition, returned to represent the same country. Alice on the Roof returned to represent Luxembourg for the second time after doing so in the fifteenth edition. Kristína returned after previously representing Slovakia in the third and twelfth editions. Lauren Aquilina returned to represent the United Kingdom after competing in the eighth edition. Lanberry returned to represent Poland for second time after last competing in the seventeenth edition. Aura Dione, who represented Denmark in the third and seventh editions, returned to represent the country for the third time. Kerli returned as the Estonian entrant after representing them in the second edition.

Results

Associate Broadcasters Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of South Korea South Korea B.I.G "Aphrodite" 15 47
02 Flag of Chile Chile K3l "Mine" 18 42
03 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador Mirella Cesa feat. Papayo "La Buena Fortuna" 22 28
04 Flag of Jordan Jordan Illenium feat. King Deco "Reverie" 8 73
05 Flag of Argentina Argentina Lali "Del Otro Lado" 17 42
06 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Tóc Tiên "Tell Me Why" 6 80
07 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan Eve Ai "Harmless Loneliness" 13 51
08 Flag of Canada Canada Tyler Shaw "House of Cards" 4 91
09 Flag of Japan Japan LiSA "Hi Five" 11 60
10 Flag of Colombia Colombia Manuel Medrano "Bajo El Agua" 23 22
11 Flag of Ghana Ghana Y'akoto "Perfect Timing" 7 73
12 Flag of India India Jonita Gandhi & Amit Mishra "Sau Tarah Ke" 20 37
13 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Shahlo Ahmedova "Ko'nglim Senda" 21 37
14 Flag of Brazil Brazil Elaine Martins "Santificação" 5 85
15 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Mahdewi feat. Dewi Dewi "Jauh Semakin Jauh" 14 49
16 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Lizzie Marvelly "Collisions" 3 91
17 Flag of Thailand Thailand Kratae Rsiam "Stay Cool!" 16 45
18 Flag of United States United States Cailee Rae "Anchor" 10 66
19 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Romina Palmisano "Cómplice" 9 67
20 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Che'Nelle "Fierce" 2 105
21 Flag of South Africa South Africa Lira "Be About It" 19 37
22 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong G.E.M. "Away" 1 111
23 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica Tessanne Chin "Fire" 12 53

Pre-qualification round

Eight countries participated in the tenth pre-qualification round. The Faroe Islands and Lebanon qualifed to the semi-finals, while Finland, Greece, Israel, Malta, Montenegro and Russia were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Greece Greece Malou "Des Me" 3 65
02 Flag of Finland Finland My First Band "Don't Break My Corazon" 7 46
03 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Jadranka Barjaktarović "Kad Ljubav Zaplace" 4 65
04 Flag of Russia Russia Bolgar Kyzlary "Gashyyk bulma" 8 42
05 Flag of Israel Israel Shira "Surprised" 6 57
06 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Elinborg "Dreymur" 1 69
07 Flag of Malta Malta Amber "Messed Up Love" 5 58
08 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Rawanne "Leh" 2 69

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Albania, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Sweden also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Christiana Louizu "Phoenix" 1 284
02 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Ruth Koleva "Oceans" 7 157
03 Flag of Ireland Ireland Aine Cahill "The Pictures" 4 167
04 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Nuša Derenda "Tip Top" 11 128
05 Flag of Latvia Latvia Masha "Mr. Presley" 2 247
06 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Alice on the Roof "Lucky You" 10 131
07 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Olga Vasilyuk "Bol' moya" 18 80
08 Flag of Croatia Croatia Mia Dimšić "Slobodna" 20 56
09 Flag of Estonia Estonia Kerli "Diamond Hard" 3 225
10 Flag of Portugal Portugal Diogo Piçarra "Dialeto" 9 132
11 Flag of Georgia Georgia Cici Manulashvili "Unarmed" 5 165
12 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Viktorija Loba "Opium" 16 94
13 Flag of Romania Romania Freia "Call My Name" 6 161
14 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Vava Voom "Turn Up the Night" 17 82
15 Flag of Morocco Morocco Sindy "S'envoler" 8 153
16 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Elinborg "Dreymur" 15 99
17 Flag of Belarus Belarus Katya Volkova "Nad atlanticheskim" 12 127
18 Iceland Iceland Glowie "No More" 13 117
19 Algeria Algeria Mariame "Now You Know It" 19 66
20 Austria Austria Edenbridge "Alight a New Tomorrow" 14 111

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Germany, Hong Kong, Poland and Spain also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Lenny "Hell.o" 1 315
02 Flag of Hungary Hungary Adri Nagy "Hey Hey Baby" 20 33
03 Flag of San Marino San Marino Gianluca Capozzi feat. Emiliana Cantone "Luntano se more" 19 43
04 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Kristína "Si pre mňa best" 9 131
05 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Yokko "River" 14 97
06 Flag of Norway Norway Dagny feat. Børns "Fool's Gold" 5 204
07 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Unanimo feat. Melanie Taylor "Inta My Heart" 17 59
08 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Lauren Aquilina "Kicks" 13 109
09 Flag of Andorra Andorra Marsal Ventura feat. Gerox "Take My Hand" 15 90
10 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Sonata Kay "World War i" 18 50
11 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Ilgara Kazimova "Yenə Yenə" 16 75
12 Flag of Italy Italy Ancient Bards "In My Arms" 8 158
13 Denmark Denmark Aura "Love Somebody" 4 205
14 Flag of Belgium Belgium Kenn Colt feat. Michael McCrae "Feels Like a River" 7 170
15 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Rawanne "Leh" 10 130
16 Flag of France France Léa Castel "Abîmée" 3 248
17 Flag of Turkey Turkey Murat Boz "Janti" 11 124
18 Flag of Moldova Moldova Irina Rimes "Visele" 2 250
19 Flag of Armenia Armenia Suzy Meliqyan "Indz Grkir" 12 119
20 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Rochelle "All Night Long" 6 173

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Rochelle "All Night Long" 11 226
02 Flag of Morocco Morocco Sindy "S'envoler" 22 152
03 Flag of Belgium Belgium Kenn Colt feat. Michael McCrae "Feels Like a River" 13 210
04 Flag of Germany Germany Anna Naklab "Whole" 17 193
05 Flag of Norway Norway Dagny feat. Børns "Fool's Gold" 9 256
06 Flag of Ireland Ireland Aine Cahill "The Pictures" 19 183
07 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Kristína "Si pre mňa best" 26 103
08 Flag of Portugal Portugal Diogo Piçarra "Dialeto" 7 296
09 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ayree "Show" 27 89
10 Flag of Romania Romania Freia "Call My Name" 20 168
11 Flag of Georgia Georgia Cici Manulashvili "Unarmed" 12 218
12 Flag of Italy Italy Ancient Bards "In My Arms" 16 202
13 Flag of France France Léa Castel "Abîmée" 6 325
14 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong G.E.M. "Away" 3 374
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova Irina Rimes "Visele" 5 349
16 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Alice on the Roof "Lucky You" 18 190
17 Flag of Estonia Estonia Kerli "Diamond Hard" 2 412
18 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Ruth Koleva "Oceans" 25 108
19 Flag of Sweden Sweden Rbecka "Should Have Surrendered" 21 152
20 Flag of Latvia Latvia Masha "Mr. Presley" 4 367
21 Flag of Albania Albania Genta Ismajli "Kishe" 15 203
22 Flag of Poland Poland Lanberry "Na Zawsze" 23 126
23 Denmark Denmark Aura "Love Somebody" 10 228
24 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Rawanne "Leh" 24 123
25 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Lenny "Hell.o" 1 462
26 Flag of Spain Spain Aneeka "Ojo por Ojo" 14 205
27 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Christiana Louizu "Phoenix" 8 286

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
28 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 11 128 4.60%
29 Flag of Belarus Belarus 12 127 4.56%
30 Flag of Turkey Turkey 11 124 4.45%
31 Flag of Armenia Armenia 12 119 4.27%
32 Iceland Iceland 13 117 4.20%
33 Austria Austria 14 111 3.99%
34 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 13 109 3.92%
35 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 15 99 3.56%
36 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 14 97 3.48%
37 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia 16 94 3.38%
38 Flag of Andorra Andorra 15 90 3.23%
39 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 17 82 2.95%
40 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 18 80 2.87%
41 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 16 75 2.69%
42 Algeria Algeria 19 66 2.37%
43 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina 17 59 2.12%
44 Flag of Croatia Croatia 20 56 2.01%
45 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 18 50 1.80%
46 Flag of San Marino San Marino 19 43 1.54%
47 Flag of Hungary Hungary 20 33 1.19%
48 Flag of Greece Greece N/A
49 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
50 Flag of Malta Malta
51 Flag of Israel Israel
52 Flag of Finland Finland
53 Flag of Russia Russia

Voting grids

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Estonia Estonia 144 Flag of Latvia Latvia 160
2 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 131 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 153
3 Flag of Romania Romania 103 Flag of Ireland Ireland 98
4 Flag of Georgia Georgia 92 Flag of Estonia Estonia 81
5 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 87 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 79
6 Flag of Latvia Latvia 87 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 79
7 Flag of Morocco Morocco 85 Flag of Georgia Georgia 73
8 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 78 Flag of Portugal Portugal 73
9 Iceland Iceland 72 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 70
10 Flag of Ireland Ireland 69 Flag of Morocco Morocco 68
11 Flag of Belarus Belarus 64 Flag of Belarus Belarus 63
12 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 61 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 60
13 Flag of Portugal Portugal 58 Flag of Romania Romania 58
14 Austria Austria 58 Austria Austria 53
15 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 50 Iceland Iceland 45
16 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 49 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 41
17 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia 34 Algeria Algeria 39
18 Algeria Algeria 27 Flag of Croatia Croatia 35
19 Flag of Croatia Croatia 21 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 32
20 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe 20 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 31

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the first semi-final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Latvia Belarus, Estonia, Iceland, Luxembourg, Portugal
4 Ireland Cyprus, Faroe Islands, FYR Macedonia, Romania
3 Cyprus Bulgaria, Georgia, Liechtenstein
Estonia Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Sweden
2 Luxembourg Hong Kong, Morocco
Macedonia Algeria, Croatia
1 Austria Albania
Bulgaria Ireland
Faroe Islands Latvia
Georgia Ukraine
Slovenia Austria
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
7 Estonia Bulgaria, Faroe Islands, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Sweden
3 Cyprus Algeria, Ireland, Liechtenstein
Georgia Albania, Croatia, Ukraine
Romania Estonia, Hong Kong, Iceland
2 Iceland Latvia, Portugal
Slovenia Belarus, Luxembourg
1 Bulgaria Austria
Ireland Cyprus
Latvia Romania
Morocco Slovenia

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 164 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 151
2 Flag of France France 124 Flag of Moldova Moldova 138
3 Flag of Moldova Moldova 112 Flag of France France 124
4 Flag of Norway Norway 103 Denmark Denmark 106
5 Denmark Denmark 99 Flag of Norway Norway 101
6 Flag of Belgium Belgium 92 Flag of Italy Italy 99
7 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 91 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 82
8 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 83 Flag of Belgium Belgium 78
9 Flag of Turkey Turkey 69 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 69
10 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 62 Flag of Armenia Armenia 61
11 Flag of Italy Italy 59 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 57
12 Flag of Armenia Armenia 58 Flag of Turkey Turkey 55
13 Flag of Andorra Andorra 54 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 50
14 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 52 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 47
15 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 47 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 41
16 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 38 Flag of Andorra Andorra 36
17 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 34 Flag of Hungary Hungary 27
18 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 23 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 27
19 Flag of San Marino San Marino 21 Flag of San Marino San Marino 22
20 Flag of Hungary Hungary 6 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina B&H 21

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the second semi-final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Czech Republic Andorra, Armenia, Denmark, Hong Kong, Moldova
4 Denmark Hungary, Poland, Turkey, United Kingdom
France Belgium, Germany, Norway, Switzerland
3 Belgium France, Netherlands, Spain
2 Italy Azerbaijan, Bosnia&Herzegovina
Moldova Czech Republic, Slovakia
1 Armenia Lithuania
Azerbaijan Turkey
Slovakia Lebanon
Turkey San Marino
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
4 Czech Republic Azerbaijan, Denmark, Netherlands, Slovakia
3 France San Marino, Spain, Switzerland
Norway Andorra, Belgium, United Kingdom
Turkey Germany, Italy, Lebanon
2 Denmark Norway, Poland
Netherlands Bosnia&Herzegovina, Hungary
1 Azerbaijan Turkey
Italy Armenia
Lebanon Moldova
Lithuania France
Moldova Lithuania
Switzerland Czech Republic
United Kingdom Hong Kong

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Estonia Estonia 222 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 248
2 Flag of Czech Republic Czech R. 207 Flag of Latvia Latvia 220
3 Flag of Moldova Moldova 179 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 207
4 Flag of France France 161 Flag of Estonia Estonia 178
5 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong 157 Flag of Portugal Portugal 168
6 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 155 Flag of Moldova Moldova 168
7 Flag of Latvia Latvia 147 Flag of France France 158
8 Denmark Denmark 144 Flag of Italy Italy 147
9 Flag of Portugal Portugal 128 Flag of Norway Norway 140
10 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 123 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus 131
11 Flag of Albania Albania 120 Flag of Ireland Ireland 113
12 Flag of Germany Germany 120 Flag of Belgium Belgium 111
13 Flag of Georgia Georgia 120 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 98
14 Flag of Romania Romania 120 Flag of Georgia Georgia 98
15 Flag of Norway Norway 113 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 98
16 Flag of Spain Spain 102 Flag of Spain Spain 95
17 Flag of Belgium Belgium 95 Flag of Morocco Morocco 92
18 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 92 Denmark Denmark 84
19 Flag of Sweden Sweden 83 Flag of Albania Albania 83
20 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 77 Flag of Germany Germany 73
21 Flag of Ireland Ireland 70 Flag of Sweden Sweden 69
22 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 65 Flag of Poland Poland 63
23 Flag of Poland Poland 63 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 55
24 Flag of Morocco Morocco 59 Flag of Romania Romania 48
25 Flag of Italy Italy 55 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 46
26 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 53 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 45
27 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 44 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 38

12 points

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the final.

Countries in bold represent those awarded full 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to a specified entrant.

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

Incidents

Australian disqualification

ABC announced their entrant without it being approved from the council. Therefore the country was disqualified from competing in the Associate Final.

Azerbaijan vote rigging

A journalist from La Repubblica went undercover in the Azeri delegation, and, during his time with the Azeris, recorded meetings of Azeri officials with all five Italian jurors in separate meetings. The video recordings show the Azeris urging each juror to rank Azerbaijan first, as well as Armenia last. An envelope was also handed over to all of the jurors. The meetings occurred two days before the show. No announcement by the NBU has been made afterwards.

German entry

Shortly before the opening ceremony, the german entry "Whole" by Anna Naklab was detected to be a cover song, originally performed by Aneta Sablik in 2014. Due to the organisation problems of a potential entry change and the low publicity, the entry was allowed to remain in the competition.

Moldovan debts

Broadcaster TRM has not been able to fund its expensive budget to the NBU and has delayed the payment of their debt to the NBU; putting the safety of Moldova in the contest at risk. The NBU granted Moldova to pay their debts at an extended deadline towards the twenty-first edition.

Montenegrin entry change

RTCG originally intended to take part with "Loto Devojka" performed by Goga Sekulić feat. Mc Despo. Shortly after the song was revealed, the entry was declared as a cover song, originally performed by Bulgarian artists DJ Stancho Shampiona feat. Andi, and therefore disqualified. For the official entry, another internal selection had been made.

Spanish entry

Several media reported that the chosen entry "Ojo por ojo" by Aneeka was invalid due to being a cover. This was later declared as false by the NBU.

Other countries

Further information: List of countries in the North Vision Song Contest

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. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Egypt Egypt: Broadcaster ERTU was no longer entitled to take part in the North Vision Song Contest #20 due to sanctions given by the NBU.
  • Flag of Monaco Monaco: TMC revealed to the NBU that they had no interest in returning to the competition yet. The broadcaster also stated that a future return is definitely not ruled out.
  • Flag of Serbia Serbia: On 19 July 2016, the Serbian broadcoaster RTS announced that they would withdraw from the edition, citing financial difficulties and a forced participation in the Pre-Qualification Round as their reason. However, the broadcaster also announced that they hoped to be back for the next edition.

NBU non-members

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of None Che'Nelle[1]
  2. Flag of Estonia Johanna Eenma
  3. Flag of Malta Stefan Galea
  4. Flag of Croatia Marko Kutlić
  5. Flag of Switzerland Manuela Oppikofer
  6. Flag of Denmark Ulla Essendrop
  7. Flag of Morocco Hindi Zahra
    (Moroccan representative in the eighteenth edition)
  8. Flag of Lithuania GJan
    (Lithuanian representative in the seventh and fourteenth edition)
  9. Flag of Greece Tzoulia Alexandratou
  10. Flag of Montenegro Goga Sekulić
    (Montenegrin representative in the fourteenth edition)
  11. Flag of Belgium Yannick Bovy
  12. Flag of Germany Hella von Sinnen
  13. Flag of Belarus Teo
  14. Flag of Ukraine Mirami
    (Ukrainian representatives in the nineteenth edition)
  15. Flag of Faroe Islands Danny Baldursson
  16. Flag of Armenia Dalita
  17. Flag of Netherlands Karlyn
    (Dutch representative in the fourteenth edition)
  18. Flag of Cyprus Ivi Adamou
    (Cypriot representative in the nineteenth edition)

  1. Flag of Hong Kong Grace Chan
  2. Flag of Liechtenstein Claudia Schanza
  3. Flag of Macedonia Simona Poposka
  4. Flag of France Valérie Damidot
  5. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Vukašin Brajić
    (Bosnian representative in the thirteenth edition)
  6. Flag of Iceland Sylvia Erla
    (Icelandic representative in the nineteenth edition)
  7. Flag of Spain Alvaro Soler
    (Spanish representative in the nineteenth edition)
  8. Flag of Italy Sabrina Impacciatore
  9. Flag of Slovenia Daniela Simbič
  10. Flag of Kazakhstan Luina
    (Kazakh representative in the ninth edition)
  11. Flag of Andorra María del Amor
  12. Flag of Austria Christian Wohlmuth & Dennis Middlebuck
    (Swiss and Moldovan Head of Delegations)
  13. Flag of Moldova Katy Rain
  14. Flag of Czech Republic Lenka Filipová
  15. Flag of Norway Kristoffer Brun & Are Strandli
  16. Flag of Russia Aleksandr Kokorin
  17. Flag of Portugal April Ivy
  18. Flag of Azerbaijan Xatun
  19. Flag of Slovakia Mária Čírová
    (Slovak representative in the fourth and thirteenth edition)

  1. Flag of Turkey Edis
    (Turkish representative in the thirteenth edition)
  2. Flag of Romania Elena Gheorghe
    (Romanian representative in the second and ninth edition)
  3. Flag of Latvia Marija Naumova
  4. Flag of San Marino Annalisa
    (Sammarinese representative in the fifth and Italian representative in the eleventh edition)
  5. Flag of Georgia Nodar Revia
  6. Flag of Poland Martin Fitch
  7. Flag of Bulgaria Poli Genova
    (Bulgarian representative in the second edition)
  8. Flag of Sweden Amy Deasismont
  9. Flag of Ireland Kasey Smith
  10. Flag of Albania Besim Dina
  11. Flag of Finland Cheek
  12. Flag of Lebanon Elie Freifer
  13. Flag of Luxembourg Stefano Bensi
  14. Flag of Israel Kokoro
    (Winner of the twelfth edition)
  15. Flag of United Kingdom Mollie King
  16. Flag of Hungary Tamás Kenderesi
  17. Flag of Algeria Kenza Farah
    (Algerian representative in the fifteenth edition)

Notes

  1. ^ Che'Nelle presented the votes for the Rest of the World jury.

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