Pre-Qualification Round 9
Experience It
PQR 9 Logo
Final 20 February 2016
Venue Compensa Concert Hall
Vilnius, Lithuania
Presenter(s) Egle Daugelaite
Richardas Jonaitis
Entries 5
System Each country awarded:
12, 10, 8-7 points (participants)
12, 10, 8-6 points (non-participants)
Qualifiers 2
Pre-Qualification Round
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Pre-Qualification Round 9 (often abbreviated PQR 9), was a pre-event held for the eighteenth edition of the North Vision Song Contest. Five countries participated and two of them qualified to the semi finals. Lithuania was chosen as the host country and the venue was the Compensa Concert Hall in Vilnius.


For further information see Vilnius

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and its largest city, with a population of 542,664 as of 2015. Vilnius is located in the southeast part of Lithuania and is the second largest city in the Baltic states.

Vilnius is the seat of the Vilnius City Municipality and of the Vilnius District Municipality. It is also the capital of Vilnius County. The first known written record of Vilnius as the Lithuanian capital is known from Gediminas' letters in 1323.

Vilnius is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC studies, and is known for the architecture in its Old Town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Its Jewish influence until the 20th century has led to it being described as the "Jerusalem of Lithuania" and Napoleon named it "the Jerusalem of the North" as he was passing through in 1812. In 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture, together with the Austrian city of Linz.

Bidding phase

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

The hosting submissions for the pre-qualification round started on 6 February 2016. Three countries applied to host the event, the lowest amount of applicants since the first edition. Lithuania was the first country to join the bidding phase; they selected the Compensa Concert Hall located in Vilnius as their venue of choice with a capacity of 3,000. Slovakia joined the bidding phase second with the Stage Mista International Arena in Bratislava which can hold up to 5,000 people. The third and last country to join the bidding phase was the United Kingdom who applied to host the event with Brighton Dome Concert Hall in Brighton which has a capacity of 1,700.

The host was selected through a poll. After two days of voting, Lithuania was selected as the host of the event with 39 out of the 66 votes.

Country (City) Venue Capacity
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania (Vilnius) Compensa Concert Hall 3,000
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia (Bratislava) Stage Mista International Arena 5,000
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom (Brighton) Brighton Dome Concert Hall 1,700


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

Voting grid

Voting results
Total Score NCroatia NUkraine NLatvia NMorocco NBelarus NRestoftheWorld
Croatia 41 10 7 7 10 7
Ukraine 50 10 8 10 12 10
Latvia 36 8 7 8 7 6
Morocco 41 7 8 10 8 8
Belarus 60 12 12 12 12 12

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Belarus Belarus Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Ukraine, Rest of the World
1 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Belarus

See also

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