North Vision Song Contest 16
Crystallize!
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Dates
PQR date 26 September 2015
Semi-final 1 date 10 October 2015
Semi-final 2 date 17 October 2015
Final date 7 November 2015
Host
Venue Jerusalem Payis Arena
Jerusalem, Israel
Presenter(s) Bar Refaeli
Ivri Lider
Johnny Goldstein
Broadcaster IBA
Opening act Semi-final 1: The Young Professionals performing "S.O.S." by Abba
Semi-final 2: Chen Aharoni performing "Or"
Grand Final: The Young Professionals performing "All of It But Me"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Shiri Maimon performing "Now That You're Gone"
Semi-final 2: Beautiful Jerusalem
Grand Final: Dana International performing a medley of Israeli hits
Participants
Entries 50
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Albania.png Albania
Austria Austria
Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan
Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania
Flag of Morocco.png Morocco
Flag of Poland.png Poland
Flag of San Marino.png San Marino
Flag of Spain.png Spain
Withdrawing Flag of Belgium.png Belgium
Flag of Greece.png Greece
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
Iceland Iceland
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Null points None
Winner Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
"Movies"
North Vision Song Contest
◄ 15 Eurovision Heart.png 17 ►

North Vision Song Contest 16, often referred to as NVSC 16 was the 16th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was held in Jerusalem, Israel. The country hosted the contest for the second time, after The Young Professionals along with Anna F. won the fifteenth edition with their song "All of It But Me". IBA chose the Jerusalem Payis Arena to host the three shows of the edition. The Young Professionals members Ivri Lider and Johnny Goldstein were selected as the presenters of the edition along with Bar Refaeli.

Fifty countries participated in the edition. Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Latvia announced their withdrawal from the edition. The edition saw the return of nine countries: Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Lithuania, Morocco, Poland, San Marino and Spain. The first seven returned to the contest after withdrawing from the previous edition while the last two returned after their two-editions absence.

Switzerland was the winner of the edition with the song "Movies" performed by Rykka which scored 211 points, 35 points ahead the runner-up, Moldova. This marked the second time that the country wins the contest and also the second time a pre-qualification round qualifier wins the contest. However, it was the first time that two pre-qualification round qualifiers made it to the top two. Italy was on third place, making it the best place achieved by a big 6 country. Kazakhstan, Turkey and Spain were on fourth, fifth and sixth places with the last achieving their best result since their debut.

Location

Jerusalem located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Israelis and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.

Today, the status of Jerusalem remains one of the core issues in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, West Jerusalem was among the areas captured and later annexed by Israel while East Jerusalem, including the Old City, was captured and later annexed by Jordan. Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordan during the 1967 Six-Day War and subsequently annexed it. Israel's 1980 Basic Law the Jerusalem Law refers to Jerusalem as the country's undivided capital and all branches of the Israeli government are located in Jerusalem, including the Knesset (Israel's parliament), the residences of the Prime Minister and President, and the Supreme Court. The international community rejected the annexation as illegal and treats East Jerusalem as Palestinian territory occupied by Israel. The international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and the city hosts no foreign embassies. Jerusalem is home to the Hebrew University and to the Israel Museum with its Shrine of the Book.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 14 September 2015 at Jerusalem town hall in Jerusalem. 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. Israel, Italy and Sweden were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while Algeria, Denmark and Russia 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 28 September 2015 at the Jerusalem town hall in Jerusalem. 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). Austria and Kazakhstan got the wildcards from the first semi-final, the United Kingdom and Slovenia got the wildcards from the second semi-final while Algeria 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

     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 countries will participate in the edition. Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Lithuania, Morocco and Poland all returned after having one edition break, while San Marino and Spain returned after a two edition break.

Five countries announced their withdrawals: Greece withdrew due to their continuous bad results in the recent editions. Hungary, Iceland and Latvia withdrew from the sixteenth edition due to their head of delegation resigning from their positions meaning one edition break according to the rules. Belgium announced their withdrawal without giving further reason.

Returning artists

Jelena Tomašević, who represented Montenegro in the eleventh edition, returned to represent Serbia this time. Natalia Jiménez returned to represent Andorra for third time after doing so in the eleventh edition as solo artist and in the eighth edition as part of La Quinta Estación. Nabiha returned to represent Denmark after participating in the eighth edition for the country. Two past Algerian representatives returned to represent the country: Amel Wahby, who represented the country in the fourteenth edition and Najim, who represented the country in the ninth editionAynur Aydın returned to represent Turkey for fourth time after taking part in the seventh, eighth and twelfth editions.

Results

Pre-qualification round

Nine countries participated in the seventh pre-qualification round. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland, Moldova, Slovakia and Switzerland qualified to the semi-finals while Armenia, Portugal, Serbia and Tunisia were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Markus Feehily "Love Is a Drug" 07 44
02 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Lilit Karapetyan "Zhamanakin" 08 38
03 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Berović "Alkohol" 02 59
04 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia Nader Guirat feat. Dylan Lloyd "I'm Waiting" 09 34
05 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia (Disqualified) Jelena Tomašević "Ime Moje" 04 52
06 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Andrea Bučko "Isn't It" 06 49
07 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 03 56
08 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal (Disqualified) Leonor Andrade "Já Conheci" 05 51
09 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 01 60

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Israel, Italy and Sweden also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia Tako Meliqishvili "Nu Metyvi" 20 19
02 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Klara. feat. Ambryzy "Country Girl" 15 45
03 Flag of Norway.png Norway Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum" 7 86
04 Flag of Albania.png Albania Lindita Halimi "Cold World" 16 27
05 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Týr "The Lay Of Our Love" 14 45
06 Flag of France.png France Megan "Sous ma peau" 5 106
07 Flag of Malta.png Malta Jessika "Fandango" 17 26
08 Austria Austria Zoë "Adieu" 6 93
09 Flag of Poland.png Poland Mezo & Ewa Jach "Kryzys" 10 68
10 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Aynur Aydın "Günah Sevap" 9 71
11 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Analgesia "The Way to Eminence" 11 52
12 Flag of Finland.png Finland PMMP "Lautturi" 13 47
13 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Patricia "Letters" 19 22
14 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 3 118
15 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Alina Grosu "Ne zabyvay" 4 112
16 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Luminize "Get It Back" 8 72
17 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 1 129
18 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Lashyn "Zhasa, tugan zherim" 2 123
19 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia Tamara Todevska "Vrvot e Dno" 18 25
20 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Inzhir "Go on, baby!" 12 48

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Algeria, Denmark and Russia 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.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Berović "Alkohol" 9 82
02 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon Myriam Fares "Aman" 12 53
03 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Andrea Bučko "Isn't It" 10 72
04 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Kate "Did It Again" 16 36
05 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Jana Kask "Ma Ootan Veel" 11 59
06 Flag of Spain.png Spain Iris "I'll Wait for You" 2 111
07 Flag of Germany.png Germany Namika "Lieblingsmensch" 4 93
08 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Natalia Jiménez "Tú No Me Quieres Más" 14 46
09 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Hit "Šiandien gyvenu" 17 32
10 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Alexa Goddard "We Broke the Sky" 1 138
11 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Ada Reina "Non mi importa di te" 13 49
12 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Anar Baylar "Sən və Mən" 19 25
13 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Jadranka Barjaktarović "Mambo" 15 45
14 Flag of Romania.png Romania Delia "Da, mamă" 7 85
15 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Agnes Milewski "Soma" 18 25
16 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova "Stapka napred" 3 103
17 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Wildstylez & Brennan Heart "Lies or Truth" 20 18
18 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Maraaya "Living Again" 8 85
19 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Markus Feehily "Love Is a Drug" 6 88
20 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Sarah Riani "Comme toi" 5 89

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Andrea Bučko "Isn't It" 17 96
02 Flag of Russia.png Russia Sogdiana "Molniya" 26 38
03 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Aynur Aydin "Günah Sevap" 5 147
04 Flag of Israel.png Israel Roby Fayer feat. Tom Gefen "Run" 19 89
05 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Alexa Goddard "We Broke the Sky" 8 132
06 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 2 176
07 Flag of Poland.png Poland Mezo & Ewa Jach "Kryzys" 22 65
08 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Lashyn "Zhasa, tugan zherim" 4 161
09 Austria Austria Zoë "Adieu" 15 104
10 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova "Stapka napred" 18 90
11 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Agnes Carlsson "Human Touch" 21 82
12 Flag of Spain.png Spain Iris "I'll Wait for You" 6 139
13 Flag of Germany.png Germany Namika "Lieblingsmensch" 16 99
14 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Nabiha "Kill It with Love" 23 61
15 Flag of France.png France Megan "Sous ma peau" 12 116
16 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Sarah Riani "Comme toi" 11 119
17 Flag of Romania.png Romania Delia "Da, mamă" 9 126
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Berović "Alkohol" 14 113
19 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Alina Grosu "Ne zabyvay" 7 137
20 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Luminize "Get It Back" 24 57
21 Flag of Norway.png Norway Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum" 20 85
22 Flag of Italy.png Italy Baby K feat. Giusy Ferreri "Roma-Bangkok" 3 164
23 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Markus Feehily "Love Is a Drug" 13 114
24 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Maraaya "Living Again" 10 122
25 Algeria Algeria Amel Wahby feat. Najim "Bratni" 25 57
26 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 1 211

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
27 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 11 59 4.42%
28 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 12 53 3.97%
29 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 11 52 3.90%
30 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 13 49 3.67%
31 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 12 48 3.60%
32 Flag of Finland.png Finland 13 47 3.52%
33 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 14 46 3.45%
34 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands 14 45 3.37%
35 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 15 45 3.37%
36 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 15 45 3.37%
37 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 16 36 2.70%
38 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 17 32 2.40%
39 Flag of Albania.png Albania 16 27 2.02%
40 Flag of Malta.png Malta 17 26 1.95%
41 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 18 25 1.87%
42 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 18 25 1.87%
43 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan 19 25 1.87%
44 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 19 22 1.65%
45 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 20 19 1.42%
46 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 20 18 1.35%
47 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia N/A
48 Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia
49 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia
50 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal

Voting grids

Pre-qualification round

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 123 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 115
2 Flag of France.png France 109 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 114
3 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 108 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 102
4 Flag of Norway.png Norway 105 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 99
5 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 100 Flag of France.png France 90
6 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 99 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 89
7 Austria Austria 88 Austria Austria 79
8 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 80 Flag of Norway.png Norway 76
9 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 64 Flag of Poland.png Poland 76
10 Flag of Poland.png Poland 58 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 70
11 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 54 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 68
12 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 50 Flag of Finland.png Finland 60
13 Flag of Finland.png Finland 48 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 51
14 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech R. 46 Flag of Albania.png Albania 49
15 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 42 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 49
16 Flag of Albania.png Albania 34 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 41
17 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 34 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 30
18 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 34 Flag of Malta.png Malta 29
19 Flag of Malta.png Malta 29 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech R. 26
20 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 29 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 21
Voting results
Total Score.svg NGeorgia.svg NCzech Republic.svg NNorway.svg NAlbania.svg NFaroe Islands.svg NFrance.svg NMalta.svg NAustria.svg NPoland.svg NTurkey.svg NMorocco.svg NFinland.svg NLuxembourg.svg NMoldova.svg NUkraine.svg NCroatia.svg NSwitzerland.svg NKazakhstan.svg NMacedonia.svg NBelarus.svg NIsrael.svg NItaly.svg NSweden.svg
Georgia 19 6 10 1 2
Czech Republic 45 2 12 8 6 6 10 1
Norway 86 8 10 4 12 7 1 3 1 1 4 12 6 8 2 3 1 3
Albania 27 3 2 3 3 2 3 3 3 5
Faroe Islands 45 1 6 5 1 4 1 10 5 8 4
France 106 1 7 6 6 7 5 4 4 5 3 8 12 8 5 10 5 4 6
Malta 26 5 7 2 2 10
Austria 93 3 1 2 10 2 4 7 12 6 5 10 8 4 8 1 10
Poland 68 10 3 10 10 10 5 7 10 3
Turkey 71 4 2 5 8 6 3 10 10 3 10 7 1 2
Morocco 52 4 3 12 12 4 6 6 5
Finland 47 2 8 1 6 10 1 5 3 7 4
Luxembourg 22 5 7 3 7
Moldova 118 4 7 7 8 4 8 5 6 10 3 4 12 4 4 8 7 7 8 2
Ukraine 112 7 5 2 5 8 12 7 8 12 4 10 8 3 2 3 2 10 4
Croatia 72 6 4 6 4 7 2 2 4 5 12 12 8
Switzerland 129 6 12 10 3 7 6 5 6 6 7 5 2 12 1 12 5 12 12
Kazakhstan 118 10 8 12 12 5 2 8 5 8 7 12 6 8 6 7 7
North Macedonia 25 8 2 7 1 1 6
Belarus 48 12 1 12 1 1 3 1 2 1 2 12

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Belarus, Czech Republic, Italy, Kazakhstan, Sweden
3 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Georgia, Norway, Switzerland
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Albania, Faroe Islands, Ukraine
2 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Israel, FYR Macedonia
Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Finland, Poland
Flag of Norway.png Norway Croatia, France
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Malta, Turkey
1 Austria Austria Morocco
Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Austria
Flag of France.png France Moldova
Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Luxembourg

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 121 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 151
2 Flag of Spain.png Spain 115 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 105
3 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H 111 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 97
4 Flag of Germany.png Germany 98 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 96
5 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 96 Flag of Spain.png Spain 95
6 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 84 Flag of Romania.png Romania 94
7 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 78 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 91
8 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 77 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 85
9 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 72 Flag of Germany.png Germany 76
10 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 70 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H 61
11 Flag of Romania.png Romania 68 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 51
12 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 55 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 49
13 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 53 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 48
14 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 47 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan 46
15 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 43 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 40
16 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 40 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 39
17 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 32 Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro 37
18 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 27 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 33
19 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 25 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 29
20 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan 22 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 11
Voting results
Total Score.svg NBosniaHerzegovina.svg NLebanon.svg NSlovakia.svg NCyprus.svg NEstonia.svg NSpain.svg NGermany.svg NAndorra.svg NLithuania.svg NUnitedKingdom.svg NSanMarino.svg NAzerbaijan.svg NMontenegro.svg NRomania.svg NLiechtenstein.svg NBulgaria.svg NNetherlands.svg NSlovenia.svg NIreland.svg NMonaco.svg NAlgeria.svg NDenmark.svg NRussia.svg
B&H 82 4 7 8 3 4 3 4 4 2 8 4 4 6 7 8 6
Lebanon 53 12 1 6 2 7 7 2 4 1 6 5
Slovakia 72 10 4 3 6 1 5 10 3 1 1 12 3 3 8 2
Cyprus 36 6 8 1 2 2 4 2 8 3
Estonia 59 7 5 2 1 3 3 5 12 5 4 12
Spain 111 2 1 10 5 4 8 12 7 5 6 5 10 10 10 1 10 5
Germany 93 4 7 5 12 4 10 6 8 5 12 6 8 6
Andorra 46 6 12 1 1 5 6 5 10
Lithuania 32 2 2 1 10 2 5 1 2 4 3
United Kingdom 138 1 10 6 5 10 8 8 7 8 7 8 8 2 6 4 2 8 12 5 12 1
San Marino 49 8 3 5 6 4 8 5 3 5 2
Azerbaijan 25 12 6 6 1
Montenegro 45 12 3 2 7 2 6 3 3 5 2
Romania 85 5 1 6 7 7 5 5 4 4 8 6 7 3 7 10
Liechtenstein 25 3 10 1 1 4 6
Bulgaria 103 6 12 7 12 7 10 12 8 10 7 2 3 7
Netherlands 18 1 4 3 10
Slovenia 85 8 8 2 10 10 3 12 1 8 7 12 4
Ireland 88 4 3 12 1 10 12 6 10 3 7 12 8
Monaco 89 2 7 4 2 12 10 3 7 7 12 12 1 10

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Romania, San Marino, Spain
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Estonia, Monaco, United Kingdom
Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Andorra, Bulgaria, Netherlands
2 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Azerbaijan, Russia
Flag of Germany.png Germany Cyprus, Montenegro
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Algeria, Liechtenstein
Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Denmark, Ireland
1 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Germany
Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon Slovakia
Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro Lebanon
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Slovenia
Flag of Spain.png Spain Lithuania

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 198 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 181
2 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 173 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 179
3 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 172 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 160
4 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 170 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 159
5 Flag of Italy.png Italy 167 Flag of Spain.png Spain 157
6 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H 157 Flag of Italy.png Italy 148
7 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 118 Flag of Romania.png Romania 141
8 Flag of Israel.png Israel 117 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 140
9 Flag of France.png France 117 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 136
10 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 113 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 130
11 Flag of Norway.png Norway 111 Flag of France.png France 124
12 Flag of Germany.png Germany 108 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 110
13 Austria Austria 108 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 109
14 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 107 Flag of Germany.png Germany 108
15 Flag of Romania.png Romania 102 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 108
16 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 100 Austria Austria 98
17 Flag of Spain.png Spain 96 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 98
18 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 96 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 93
19 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 91 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 92
20 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 84 Flag of Norway.png Norway 89
21 Flag of Russia.png Russia 83 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H 81
22 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 74 Flag of Poland.png Poland 71
23 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 71 Flag of Israel.png Israel 65
24 Flag of Poland.png Poland 69 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 56
25 Algeria Algeria 64 Flag of Russia.png Russia 46
26 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 34 Algeria Algeria 21
Voting results
Total Score.svg NSlovakia.svg NRussia.svg NTurkey.svg NIsrael.svg NUnitedKingdom.svg NMoldova.svg NPoland.svg NKazakhstan.svg NAustria.svg NBulgaria.svg NSweden.svg NSpain.svg NGermany.svg NDenmark.svg NFrance.svg NMonaco.svg NRomania.svg NBosniaHerzegovina.svg NUkraine.svg NCroatia.svg NNorway.svg NItaly.svg NIreland.svg NSlovenia.svg NAlgeria.svg NSwitzerland.svg NGeorgia.svg NCzech Republic.svg NAlbania.svg NFaroe Islands.svg NMalta.svg NMorocco.svg NFinland.svg NLuxembourg.svg NMacedonia.svg NBelarus.svg NLebanon.svg NCyprus.svg NEstonia.svg NAndorra.svg NLithuania.svg NSanMarino.svg NAzerbaijan.svg NMontenegro.svg NLiechtenstein.svg NNetherlands.svg NArmenia.svg NTunisia.svg NSerbia.svg NPortugal.svg
Slovakia 96 6 8 12 1 7 3 10 3 5 10 2 7 3 6 12 1
Russia 38 4 3 3 2 12 2 2 2 4 4
Turkey 147 12 2 10 10 5 8 4 7 1 8 4 1 4 7 4 10 6 12 10 7 10 5
Israel 89 5 4 3 10 7 5 7 7 12 3 5 4 7 10
UK 132 3 5 12 3 3 4 12 4 6 6 5 10 3 5 2 10 1 7 2 2 7 1 3 8 8
Moldova 176 2 6 10 12 6 4 1 10 7 3 6 3 2 3 6 1 2 4 12 3 6 7 6 2 7 5 6 3 1 5 5 8 5 5 2
Poland 65 5 6 6 2 12 10 10 4 10
Kazakhstan 161 12 2 2 3 8 8 4 10 8 4 12 12 7 12 12 2 12 4 1 10 12 4
Austria 104 8 8 7 7 6 5 7 4 8 8 1 1 4 1 12 4 3 10
Bulgaria 90 5 5 7 7 8 12 2 1 5 2 8 1 3 10 6 2 6
Sweden 82 5 8 3 8 4 7 7 10 4 7 8 5 6
Spain 139 8 8 1 12 3 6 2 5 12 1 8 8 2 1 3 6 3 5 8 5 8 8 10 6
Germany 99 2 10 7 1 8 10 6 5 4 1 5 4 7 8 2 2 1 10 6
Denmark 61 1 1 1 6 3 5 5 7 6 6 10 6 3 1
France 116 10 4 12 6 3 3 12 8 1 5 2 8 6 5 8 6 2 3 12
Monaco 119 3 4 1 7 8 1 8 12 4 3 6 1 1 10 7 12 12 7 12
Romania 126 8 1 7 6 5 1 6 5 10 6 4 12 6 10 12 7 5 5 7 3
B&H 113 3 10 10 12 7 6 1 4 10 1 4 6 1 3 3 5 3 5 4 7 1 4 2 1
Ukraine 137 10 2 12 12 3 3 2 1 4 1 2 1 2 5 8 3 12 4 8 6 4 2 7 12 7 4
Croatia 57 4 8 1 4 5 5 8 1 3 5 2 3 5 2 1
Norway 85 4 6 2 5 2 10 7 4 6 3 2 3 1 4 6 10 1 2 7
Italy 164 7 2 7 7 10 5 12 7 2 8 12 12 1 12 10 3 6 7 3 8 12 3 8
Ireland 114 6 5 10 10 1 12 6 2 7 10 2 10 6 1 2 4 8 4 8
Slovenia 122 7 1 6 7 12 2 10 12 6 10 8 5 4 6 2 8 8 3 5
Algeria 57 5 2 5 2 10 3
Switzerland 211 6 4 7 4 10 10 8 4 8 4 1 7 12 3 10 8 5 7 5 12 4 10 12 12 12 6 10 8 2

12 points

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

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 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Aliona Moon "Loc pentru dragoste" 18.3%
2 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Aynur Aydin "Günah Sevap" 8.2%
3 Flag of Romania.png Romania Delia "Da, mamă" 5.1%
4 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rykka "Movies" 4.5%
5 Flag of Norway.png Norway Sandra Lyng "Play My Drum" 4.3%
6 Flag of Italy.png Italy Baby K feat. Giusy Ferreri "Roma-Bangkok" 4.3%
7 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Alexa Goddard "We Broke the Sky" 4.2%
8 Austria Austria Zoë "Adieu" 3.7%
9 Flag of Spain.png Spain Iris "I'll Wait for You" 3.4%
10 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Sarah Riani "Comme toi" 3.4%

North Vision Awards

The tenth ceremony of the North Vision Awards was held for this edition. The ceremony took place in Milan, Italy, the runner up of the fifteenth edition. The nominees were revealed on 6 December 2015 and the voting started the next day. The winners were revealed on 16 December 2015.

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The ninth 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. Spain won the contest with Alvaro Soler and his song "El Mismo Sol".

Incidents

Albanian artist change

Despite originally announcing Seldi Qalliu as their entrant, KlanTV later revealed that Lindita would represent the country with the song "Cold World".

Austrian entry change

ORF hosted a national selection, which was won by Capcha One and "Alone Again". However, as the song turned out to be a sample, the runner-up "Adieu" by Zoë was chosen to represent the country instead.

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

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Belgium.png Belgium: VRT announced that Belgium will not participate in the sixteenth edition of the North Vision Song Contest.
  • Flag of Greece.png Greece: ERT confirmed their withdrawal from the contest after Greece failed to qualify to the final of the fifteenth edition.
  • Flag of Hungary.png Hungary: Due to the resignation of the Head of Delegation, who cited poor results as his reason, the country did not participate in the sixteenth edition.
  • Iceland Iceland: RÚV has confirmed their withdrawal from the sixteenth edition. Reasons for this are a lack of money, preparations, interest by the broadcaster, the public as well as the retirement of the Head of Delegation. Therefore, Iceland might return in the seventeenth edition if a new Head of Delegation will be found.
  • Flag of Latvia.png Latvia: As a result of a change of leadership in the Latvian delegaton, the country withdrew from the contest for the first time.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Moldova.png Angelika Vee
    (Moldovan representative in the fourth, eighth and eleventh edition)
  2. Flag of Czech Republic.png Ewa Farna
    (Czech representative in the fourth edition)
  3. Flag of Bulgaria.png Alexandra Raeva
  4. Flag of Faroe Islands.png Greta Svabo Bech
    (Faroese representative in the tenth and fifteenth edition)
  5. Flag of United Kingdom.png Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
  6. Flag of Luxembourg.png Marie Muller
  7. Flag of Switzerland.png Mona Stöckli
  8. Flag of Azerbaijan.png Safura
    (Azeri representative in the seventh edition)
  9. Flag of Israel.png Adi Ulmansky
  10. Flag of France.png Marina Kaye
    (French representative in the fifteenth edition)
  11. Flag of Portugal.png Suzy Guerra
  12. Flag of Turkey.png Gözde Okur
  13. Flag of Andorra.png Paula Echevarría
  14. Flag of Netherlands.png Wolter Kroes
  15. Flag of Russia.png David Belyavskiy
  16. Flag of Romania.png Sonia Argint-Ionescu
  17. Flag of Slovenia.png Daniela Simbič

  1. Flag of Spain.png David de Gea
  2. Flag of Croatia.png Nina Krajlić
  3. Flag of Finland.png Jaana Pelkonen
  4. Flag of Germany.png Vanessa Mai
  5. Flag of Estonia.png Elisa Kolk
  6. Flag of Italy.png Michele Bravi
    (Sammarinese representative in the eleventh edition)
  7. Flag of Algeria.png Manel Filali
  8. Flag of Armenia.png Iveta Mukuchyan
    (Armenian representative in the second edition)
  9. Flag of Denmark.png Emmelie de Forest
  10. Flag of Tunisia.png Nawel Ben Kraiem
  11. Flag of Sweden.png Lynda Woodruff
  12. Flag of Montenegro.png Dado Polumenta
  13. Flag of Poland.png Artur Chamski
  14. Flag of Serbia.png Željko Joksimović
  15. Flag of Malta.png Chiara
    (Maltese representative in the third edition)
  16. Flag of Liechtenstein.png Vava Voom
    (Liechtensteinerin representative in the ninth edition as 'Börni')
  17. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Amel Ćurić

  1. Flag of Lebanon.png Brigitte Yaghi
    (Lebanese representative in the sixth edition)
  2. Flag of Slovakia.png Andrej Kiska & Mista
    (Slovak representative in the second edition)
  3. Flag of Albania.png Andri Xhahu
  4. Flag of Morocco.png Gad Elmaleh
  5. Flag of Monaco.png Lise Darly
  6. Flag of North Macedonia.png Esma Redžepova
    (Macedonian representative in the third edition)
  7. Flag of San Marino.png Annalisa Scarrone
    (Sammarinese representative in the fifth and Italian representative in the eleventh edition)
  8. Flag of Ukraine.png Svetlana Loboda
    (Ukrainian representative in the fifteenth edition)
  9. Flag of Cyprus.png Antri Karantoni
  10. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Diana Snegina
  11. Flag of Ireland.png Mary Byrne
  12. Flag of Georgia.png Sopho Gelovani
  13. Flag of Norway.png Christina Skaar
  14. Flag of Belarus.png Daria Domracheva
  15. Flag of Lithuania.png GJan
    (Lithuanian representative in the seventh and fourteenth edition)
  16. Flag of Austria.png Ramona Rotstich

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