Pre-Qualification Round 10
PQR 10 Logo
Final 6 August 2016
Venue Palatul National
Chisinau, Moldova
Presenter(s) Geta Burlacu
Pasha Parfeny
Olivia Furtuna
Entries 8
System Each country awarded:
12, 10, 8-4 points (participants)
12, 10, 8-3 points (non-participants)
Qualifiers 2
Pre-Qualification Round
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Pre-Qualification Round 10 (often abbreviated PQR 10), was a pre-event held for the twentieth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. Eight countries participated and two of them qualified to the semi finals. Moldova was chosen as the host country and the venue was the Palatul National in Chisinau.


For further information see Chisinau

Chișinău is the capital of Moldova and its largest city, with a population of 492,894 as of 2014. The city is located in the direct center of Moldova, located between cities such as Iasi, Lviv and Odessa.

Chisinau is located on the river Bâc, a tributary of the Dniester. Its strategic trade location can not be understated. The city lies in central Moldova and is surrounded by a relatively level landscape with very fertile ground. It has been settled since 1436, serving first as a monastery village.

Eventually growing larger due to Russian influence consuming the previously Moldavian country, Chisinau served as a safe harbour during the 19th century, especially for Jews. This, however, was to change with the Second World War, effectively decimating their numbers. Nowadays, Chisinau is preserving the architecture of its previous occupiers. Many streets of Chisinau are named after historic persons, places or events. Independence from the Soviet Union was followed by a large-scale renaming of streets and localities from a Communist theme into a national one.

Bidding phase

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

The hosting submissions for the pre-qualification round started on 25 July 2016 and ended two days later, on 27 July 2016. Several countries showed interest, including Slovakia, who'd shown interest several times before. Slovenia and Turkey applied, served as hosts for the fifth and first edition respectively. Moldova applied after applying for the fifth round, whilst the Czech Republic applied for the first time.

The host was selected through a poll. After two days of voting, Moldova was selected as the host of the event with 53 out of the 127 votes, making up 41.73% of the votes.

Country (City) Venue Capacity
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic (Prague) Lucerna Grand Hall 800
Flag of Moldova Moldova (Chisinau) Palatul National 1597
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia (Prešov) City Hall Prešov 3870
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia (Ljubljana) Kocka 2200
Flag of Turkey Turkey (Istanbul) Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall 860


In the tenth pre-qualification, the five countries that ended in the bottom of the two semi-finals of the nineteenth edition had to compete. However, as Egypt and Serbia withdrew from the twentieth edition, there were eight instead of ten countries competing. Egypt originally confirmed their participation but was forced to withdraw after being sanctioned by the NBU. There were two qualifiers, making it a total of twenty countries in each of the semi-finals of the edition.


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 Barjaktarovic "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

Voting grid

Voting results
Total Score NGreece NFinland NMontenegro NRussia NIsrael NFaroeIslands NMalta NLebanon NRestoftheWorld
Greece 65 10 10 8 4 7 12 4 10
Finland 46 12 4 5 6 4 6 6 3
Montenegro 65 7 4 10 12 8 8 8 8
Russia 42 4 6 5 7 6 5 5 4
Israel 57 5 7 8 6 5 7 7 12
Faroe Islands 69 10 12 12 7 8 4 10 6
Malta 58 6 8 6 4 5 12 12 5
Lebanon 69 8 5 7 12 10 10 10 7

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
2 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Finland, Montenegro
Flag of Malta Malta Faroe Islands, Lebanon
1 Flag of Finland Finland Greece
Flag of Greece Greece Malta
Flag of Israel Israel Rest of the World
Flag of Malta Malta Lebanon
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Israel

See also