North Vision Song Contest 17
Spread Love
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Dates
PQR date 4 December 2015
Semi-final 1 date 19 December 2015
Semi-final 2 date 26 December 2015
Final date 23 January 2016
Host
Venue Hallenstadion
Zürich, Switzerland
Presenter(s) Susanne Wille
Monika Fasnacht
Amanda Ammann
Broadcaster SRG SSR
Opening act Semi-final 1: Dj BoBo and his crew performing "Let The Dream Come True"
Semi-final 2: Beatrice Egli performing "Mein Herz"
Grand Final: Rykka performing her single "The last of our Kind"
Interval act Semi-final 1: TinkaBelle performing "The Man I Need"
Semi-final 2: Bligg performing "Mamacita"
Grand Final: Rykka performing her winning song "Movies"
Participants
Entries 49
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Belgium.png Belgium
Flag of Greece.png Greece
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
Iceland Iceland
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Withdrawing Flag of Albania.png Albania
Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Flag of Israel.png Israel
Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg
Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro
Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia
Voting
System Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs
Null points None
Winner Flag of Belgium.png Belgium
"Fear Nothing"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 17, often referred to as NVSC 17 was the 17th edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It was held in Zürich, Switzerland. The country hosted the contest for second time, after Rykka won the sixteenth edition with her song "Movies". SRG SSR chose the Hallenstadion in Zürich to serve as the host venue for the edition, while Susanne Wille, Monika Fasnacht and Amanda Ammann were selected as the presenters.

Forty-nine countries participated in the edition. Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Latvia returned to the contest after their one-edition absence while Albania, the Czech Republic, Israel, Luxembourg, Montenegro and Tunisia announced their withdrawal from the contest each for different reasons.

Belgium was the winner of the edition with the song "Fear Nothing" performed by Selah Sue which got 202 points, 32 points ahead the runner-up, Poland. This was the first time Belgium won the contest and it was their best result since the third place in the fourth edition. Turkey was on third place, making it the only big 6 country to finish within the top 6 again. Denmark, Slovenia and Slovakia completed the top 6 of the edition.

Location

Zürich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

The official language of Zürich is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. Zürich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres despite a relatively low population. The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Most of Switzerland's research and development centres are concentrated in Zürich and the low tax rates attract overseas companies to set up their headquarters there.

Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus. Schauspielhaus Zürich is one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.

Bidding phase

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

The bidding phase for the selection of the host city and venue for the edition kicked off on 11 November 2015. Two venues were revealed as the first venues that applied to host the edition; the SEG Geneva Arena in Geneva and Pista La Resega in Lugano. On 13 November, two more venues were announced to be part of the bidding phase for the edition. The capital city, Bern applied to host with the PostFinance-Arena while the country's largest city Zürich joined the bidding phase with the Hallenstadion. The last two venues that joined the bidding phase were the St. Jakobshalle located in Basel and the Bodensee Arena located in Kreuzlingen.

On 15 November 2015, it was revealed that Zürich was selected as the host city with the Hallenstadion. The Swiss Head of Delegation stated that the venue is "the perfect place to host the contest".

Key   Template:If empty   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Basel St. Jakobshalle 9,000 Primarily used for indoor sports and concert events
Bern PostFinance-Arena 17,031 Main arena for the 2009 IIHF World Championships
Geneva SEG Geneva Arena 9,500 Hosts concerts and indoor sporting events, such as tennis and basketball
Kreuzlingen Bodensee Arena 4,000 Primarily used for ice hockey
Lugano Pista La Resega 8,000 Primarily used for ice hockey
Zürich Hallenstadion Template:If empty 13,000 Hosted many concerts by artists including Celine Dion, Laura Pausini and Madonna

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 17 November 2015 at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zürich. 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. Kazakhstan, Switzerland and Turkey were drawn to vote in the first semi-final while Italy, Moldova and Spain 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 5 December 2015 at the Aura Zürich in Zürich. 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). France and Norway got the wildcards from the first semi-final, Poland and Monaco got the wildcards from the second semi-final while Italy 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

Forty-nine countries participated in the edition. Five countries returned to the contest: Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Latvia returned to the contest after their one-edition absence.

Six countries, however, announced their withdrawal from the contest. Tunisia announced that after their set of bad results, they had no longer interest in the contest while the Czech Republic, Israel and Montenegro announced their withdrawal citing their Head of Delegation change as the reason. Albania and Luxembourg were both forced to withdraw as the first failed to submit their votes last edition while the second failed to submit a song within the deadline.

Returning artists

Stefanos Dimosthenous returned to represent Cyprus after doing so thirteeen editions earlier. Lazzaro, who represented Armenia on their debut appearance along with Iveta, returned to represent the country for second time. Maya returned to represent Lithuania for the second time, after competing in the eleventh edition. Kristel Lisberg was selected to represent the Faroe Islands after coming twelfth four editions earlierNikolina Kovač represented Bosnia and Herzegovina for the second time after doing so in the ninth edition. Oonagh was selected to represent Ireland for the first time, after representing Liechtenstein in the eighth edition. Jovana Nikolić also returned to represent Serbia for a second time. Andra and Grete Paia returned to represent Romania and Estonia respectively after competing in the fifth edition. Ahmed Zine, who represented Morocco in the sixteenth edition as part of Analgesia, returned to represent the country. German representative Leslie Clio had previously represented the country in the twelfth edition.

Results

Pre-qualification round

Eight countries participated in the eighth pre-qualification round. Cyprus, the FYR MacedoniaLithuania, Liechtenstein and Malta qualified to the semi-finals while Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Netherlands were eliminated.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Parov Stelar feat. Claudia Kane "Six Feet Underground" 4 60
02 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia Daniel Kajmakoski "10 Leta" 3 63
03 Flag of Malta.png Malta Brooke "Young and Free" 5 56
04 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia Mariam Chachkhiani feat. Loop G "Gibberish" 7 56
05 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Samra "O Sevir" 6 56
06 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Maya "Toli" 2 68
07 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Wolter Kroes & Billy Dans "Hey Geen Idee" 8 38
08 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous "Panta Ekei" 1 74

Semi-final 1

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous "Panta Ekei" 10 77
02 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Lina Mayer "Personal Sky" 3 102
03 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Luba Ilieva "Spomeni v prahta" 20 11
04 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Maya "Toli" 6 86
05 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Badr Assa & Ahmed Zine "Dmou3ek" 19 26
06 Flag of Finland.png Finland Titta "Niin yli susta" 13 63
07 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Grete Paia "Püüame Droone" 7 85
08 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Velvet "Friendly Fire" 4 94
09 Flag of France.png France Laurie Darmon "Rupture" 12 67
10 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Kove feat. Moko "Hurts" 8 84
11 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Jelena Žnidarić "Živa sam" 17 31
12 Algeria Algeria The 5 "El Donia Shabab" 14 44
13 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Jenny May "Dzīres" 16 32
14 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Artem Mekh & Yana Solomko "Nas ne slomat'" 18 31
15 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing" 9 82
16 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon Lea Makhoul "Give Me Sunlight" 15 35
17 Austria Austria filous feat. Jordan Léser "Shaded In" 2 104
18 Flag of Norway.png Norway Mørland "No Firewall" 1 113
19 Flag of Romania.png Romania Andra feat. Cabron "Niciodată Să Nu Spui Niciodată" 11 75
20 Flag of Germany.png Germany Leslie Clio "Eureka" 5 92

Semi-final 2

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Italy, Moldova and Spain also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Rocío Rivas "Males Experiències" 11 68
02 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary MDC "Fair Play" 10 68
03 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "September" 7 81
04 Flag of Malta.png Malta Brooke "Young and Free" 18 30
05 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Anna Sharkunova "Vsyo eto bylo" 17 35
06 Flag of Russia.png Russia Egor Kreed "Nevesta" 12 56
07 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia Jovana Nikolić "Najbolja" 1 123
08 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Carolina Deslandes "Carousel" 14 48
09 Flag of Poland.png Poland Lanberry "Podpalimy Swiat" 3 108
10 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Parov Stelar feat. Claudia Kane "Six Feet Underground" 19 29
11 Flag of Greece.png Greece Malou "Tous Eipes Pos" 13 54
12 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia Daniel Kajmakoski "10 Leta" 20 23
13 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Sada Vidoo "The Actress" 2 111
14 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Rakele "Si chiudono le labbra" 5 89
15 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Luyanna & Mampi "Walilowelela" 16 37
16 Iceland Iceland Alda "Rauða Nótt" 9 78
17 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Alin, Lazzaro & Aidin "Groong" 8 79
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikolina Kovač "Sumnjivo Lice" 15 40
19 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Tosca Beat "Open Sea" 6 82
20 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Celtic Woman feat. Oonagh "Tír na nÓg" 4 95

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Maya "Toli" 16 93
02 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Rakele "Si chiudono le labbra" 18 90
03 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia Jovana Nikolić "Najbolja" 7 133
04 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary MDC "Fair Play" 23 74
05 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Celtic Woman feat. Oonagh "Tír na nÓg" 10 117
06 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Grete Paia "Püüame Droone" 20 87
07 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Lina Mayer "Personal Sky" 5 147
08 Flag of Norway.png Norway Mørland "No Firewall" 12 112
09 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Sada Vidoo "The Actress" 4 148
10 Flag of Poland.png Poland Lanberry "Podpalimy Swiat" 2 170
11 Flag of Spain.png Spain María Isabel "La vida sólo es una" 13 110
12 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Indira Edilbaeva "Zharygym" 17 91
13 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Tosca Beat "Open Sea" 6 142
14 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Atiye "Abrakadabra" 3 165
15 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Adriana Rusu "Arde (Bol'no)" 19 88
16 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "September" 11 112
17 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Migros "Ensemble" 26 29
18 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous "Panta Ekei" 24 70
19 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Velvet "Friendly Fire" 15 95
20 Flag of Italy.png Italy Chanty "Ritornerai" 21 76
21 Flag of Germany.png Germany Leslie Clio "Eureka" 22 75
22 Austria Austria filous feat. Jordan Léser "Shaded In" 9 119
23 Iceland Iceland Alda "Rauða Nótt" 8 129
24 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing" 1 202
25 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Alin, Lazzaro & Aidin "Groong" 14 100
26 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Kove feat. Moko "Hurts" 25 68

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
27 Flag of Romania.png Romania 11 75 5.62%
28 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 11 68 5.10%
29 Flag of France.png France 12 67 5.02%
30 Flag of Finland.png Finland 13 63 4.72%
31 Flag of Russia.png Russia 12 56 4.20%
32 Flag of Greece.png Greece 13 54 4.05%
33 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 14 48 3.60%
34 Algeria Algeria 14 44 3.30%
35 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 15 40 3.00%
36 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 16 37 2.77%
37 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 15 35 2.62%
38 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 17 35 2.62%
39 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 16 32 2.40%
40 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 17 31 2.32%
41 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 18 31 2.32%
42 Flag of Malta.png Malta 18 30 2.25%
43 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 19 29 2.17%
44 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 19 26 1.95%
45 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 20 23 1.72%
46 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 20 11 0.82%
47 Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan N/A
48 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia
49 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands

Voting grids

Pre-qualification round

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Austria Austria 104 Flag of Norway.png Norway 113
2 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 103 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 111
3 Flag of Norway.png Norway 97 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 109
4 Flag of Germany.png Germany 97 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 95
5 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 92 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 93
6 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 98 Austria Austria 91
7 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 81 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 83
8 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 76 Flag of Romania.png Romania 82
9 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 68 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 80
10 Algeria Algeria 67 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 76
11 Flag of Romania.png Romania 66 Flag of France.png France 73
12 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 64 Flag of Germany.png Germany 70
13 Flag of France.png France 60 Flag of Finland.png Finland 67
14 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 52 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 46
15 Flag of Finland.png Finland 50 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 38
16 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 47 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 28
17 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 43 Algeria Algeria 28
18 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 34 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 21
19 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 23 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 20
20 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 23 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 10
Voting results
Total Score.svg NCyprus.svg NSlovakia.svg NBulgaria.svg NLithuania.svg NMorocco.svg NFinland.svg NEstonia.svg NSweden.svg NFrance.svg NUnitedKingdom.svg NCroatia.svg NAlgeria.svg NLatvia.svg NUkraine.svg NBelgium.svg NLebanon.svg NAustria.svg NNorway.svg NRomania.svg NGermany.svg NKazakhstan.svg NSwitzerland.svg NTurkey.svg
Cyprus 77 4 8 8 6 12 7 3 3 4 3 6 12 1
Slovakia 102 10 1 1 6 5 5 8 12 6 5 6 12 12 7 3 3
Bulgaria 11 5 1 5
Lithuania 86 8 4 10 2 3 7 5 8 7 1 6 6 3 6 10
Morocco 26 8 6 3 7 1 1
Finland 63 3 7 4 1 2 6 3 3 4 5 8 4 5 8
Estonia 85 5 10 7 4 3 4 4 2 3 6 2 12 4 5 8 6
Sweden 94 10 12 6 2 1 3 2 2 5 4 7 7 10 12 2 2 7
France 67 1 1 10 10 3 12 1 12 10 7
UK 84 7 1 6 6 8 10 8 12 7 4 5 10
Croatia 31 2 3 8 1 4 1 1 1 10
Algeria 44 3 6 10 8 8 8 1
Latvia 32 5 1 1 10 4 8 3
Ukraine 31 12 2 5 12
Belgium 82 12 2 8 5 12 8 5 8 1 4 5 6 6
Lebanon 35 8 7 8 5 3 4
Austria 104 6 6 12 6 7 7 12 1 4 10 4 7 10 12
Norway 113 7 4 5 3 7 5 12 4 10 7 12 2 12 2 2 2 2 7 8
Romania 75 10 2 5 10 7 1 5 2 10 3 3 2 8 7
Germany 92 4 2 5 12 3 2 12 4 6 6 10 10 10 4 2

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
3 Austria Austria Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Sweden
Flag of Norway.png Norway Belgium, Estonia, Latvia
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Algeria, Norway, Romania
2 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Cyprus, Finland
Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Croatia, Switzerland
Flag of France.png France Ukraine, United Kingdom
Flag of Germany.png Germany France, Morocco
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Germany, Slovakia
1 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Lebanon
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Turkey
Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Austria

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 115 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 120
2 Flag of Poland.png Poland 114 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 99
3 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 110 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 98
4 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 95 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 95
5 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 82 Iceland Iceland 93
6 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 82 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 93
7 Iceland Iceland 77 Flag of Poland.png Poland 91
8 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 72 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 88
9 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 68 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 81
10 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 62 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 64
11 Flag of Russia.png Russia 57 Flag of Greece.png Greece 63
12 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 54 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 60
13 Flag of Greece.png Greece 54 Flag of Russia.png Russia 55
14 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H 52 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 42
15 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 48 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 39
16 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 43 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 38
17 Flag of Malta.png Malta 41 Flag of Monaco.png Monaco 36
18 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 39 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H 35
19 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 39 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 29
20 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 30 Flag of Malta.png Malta 15
Voting results
Total Score.svg NAndorra.svg NHungary.svg NFaroe Islands.svg NMalta.svg NBelarus.svg NRussia.svg NSerbia.svg NPortugal.svg NPoland.svg NLiechtenstein.svg NGreece.svg NMacedonia.svg NDenmark.svg NSanMarino.svg NMonaco.svg NIceland.svg NArmenia.svg NBosniaHerzegovina.svg NSlovenia.svg NIreland.svg NItaly.svg NMoldova.svg NSpain.svg
Andorra 68 5 4 3 10 8 7 10 7 8 6
Hungary 68 12 12 2 6 10 2 3 8 1 4 1 7
Faroe 81 10 7 1 6 10 5 12 3 2 8 10 4 3
Malta 30 12 1 5 4 6 2
Belarus 35 3 4 5 5 2 1 4 7 4
Russia 56 2 6 4 2 3 5 8 1 3 5 4 1 1 3 8
Serbia 123 2 10 4 8 7 7 3 12 10 4 10 6 10 6 5 7 5 7
Portugal 48 1 6 1 6 1 6 4 12 10 1
Poland 108 1 1 7 1 12 10 2 8 12 7 10 8 10 3 4 12
Liechtenstein 29 6 10 6 5 2
Greece 54 8 3 1 8 3 12 7 6 6
Macedonia 23 6 5 2 3 2 5
Denmark 111 12 10 3 4 6 6 3 7 2 7 5 12 12 12 10
San Marino 89 4 7 3 2 8 10 4 7 10 8 8 2 6 1 6 3
Monaco 37 7 3 3 8 4 7 1 2 2
Iceland 78 5 8 7 4 12 3 1 12 4 3 1 8 10
Armenia 79 10 8 6 5 1 5 5 7 10 3 7 12
B&H 40 2 12 7 6 5 5 2 1
Slovenia 82 8 5 7 1 8 10 5 2 2 3 4 8 5 2 8 4
Ireland 95 12 12 2 12 5 4 4 6 12 8 12 6

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland Faroe Islands, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Serbia
4 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Bosnia & Herzegovina, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia
3 Flag of Poland.png Poland Denmark, Russia, Spain
2 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Andorra, Belarus
Iceland Iceland FYR Macedonia, Portugal
1 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Moldova
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Malta
Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Iceland
Flag of Greece.png Greece San Marino
Flag of Malta.png Malta Liechtenstein
Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Armenia
Flag of Serbia.png Serbia Greece

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 186 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 221
2 Flag of Poland.png Poland 177 Flag of Poland.png Poland 160
3 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 164 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 153
4 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 151 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 153
5 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 148 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 149
6 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 140 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 130
7 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 133 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 129
8 Iceland Iceland 125 Flag of Spain.png Spain 122
9 Flag of Norway.png Norway 123 Iceland Iceland 119
10 Austria Austria 122 Flag of Norway.png Norway 118
11 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 119 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 117
12 Flag of Spain.png Spain 112 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 112
13 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 112 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 104
14 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 110 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 99
15 Flag of Ireland.png Ireland 103 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 98
16 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 101 Flag of Italy.png Italy 96
17 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 95 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 93
18 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 92 Austria Austria 91
19 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 88 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 89
20 Flag of Germany.png Germany 81 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 88
21 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 76 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 85
22 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 69 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 79
23 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 68 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 78
24 Flag of Italy.png Italy 66 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 67
25 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 45 Flag of Germany.png Germany 67
26 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 36 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 25

12 points

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

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 Denmark.png Denmark Sada Vidoo "The Actress" 14.90%
2 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Alin, Lazzaro & Aidin "Groong" 12.54%
3 Flag of Germany.png Germany Leslie Clio "Eureka" 5.01%
4 Austria Austria filous feat. Jordan Léser "Shaded In" 4.71%
5 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "September" 4.57%
6 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Selah Sue "Fear Nothing 4.28%
7 Flag of Norway.png Norway Mørland "No Firewall" 4.28%
8 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Lina Mayer "Personal Sky" 3.98%
9 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Atiye "Abrakadabra 3.39%
10 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Velvet "Friendly Fire" 3.39%

North Vision Awards

The eleventh ceremony was held for this edition. The ceremony took place in Chisinau, Moldova, the runner up of the sixteenth edition. The nominees were revealed on 3 February 2016 and the voting started the next day. The winners were revealed on 12 February 2016.

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The tenth 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. Denmark won the contest with Ericka Jane and her song "Favorite Lie".

Incidents

Armenian entry

A few days before the final show, it was discovered that Groong by Lazzaro, Aidin Davoudi and Alin Goyan was actually a modern remake of a traditional Armenian song. However, as the votes had already been counted and the results were to be presented, the entry wasn't disqualified.

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

Active NBU members

  • Flag of Albania.png Albania: The country was suspended from the contest for one edition due to failing to submit a valid voting result in the sixteenth edition. However, after the change of the country's broadcaster, it was reported that the country would broadast the seventeenth edition.
  • Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic: The country announced the withdrawal of its Head of Delegation and subsequently had to withdraw from the edition until a new Head of Delegation is found.
  • Flag of Israel.png Israel: The head of delegation of Israel announced in August 2015 that the country will withdraw due to vast changes in the broadcasters internal structure and the change to a new head of delegation. The country is strongly expected to return in the eighteenth edition.
  • Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg: The country originally confirmed their participation in the edition. However, after missing out the songs deadline, the country was forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro: The country withdrew from the edition. However, no reasons for the withdrawal were stated and a return in the eighteenth edition was not ruled out.
  • Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia: The Tunisian broadcaster Nessma announced the withdrawal of the country stating 8 consecutive fails to qualify to the Final of the competition as a reason. The missing success and three PQR participations made the broadcaster withdraw from the contest without having intentions to return.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Moldova.png Ale Blake
  2. Flag of Denmark.png Soluna Samay
  3. Flag of Faroe Islands.png Bára Silvansdóttir
  4. Flag of Austria.png Ramona Rotstich
  5. Flag of Iceland.png Ragnhildur S. Jónsdóttir
  6. Flag of United Kingdom.png Alexa Goddard
    (British representative in the sixteenth edition)
  7. Flag of Norway.png Adelén
  8. Flag of Lithuania.png Monika Linkytė
  9. Flag of Germany.png Elyas M'Barek
  10. Flag of Ukraine.png Alina Grosu
    (Ukrainian representative in the sixteenth edition)
  11. Flag of Liechtenstein.png Vava Voom
    (Liechtensteinerin representative in the ninth edition as 'Börni')
  12. Flag of Estonia.png Daniel Levi
  13. Flag of Hungary.png Tünde Kiszel
  14. Flag of Romania.png Alexandra Stan
    (Romanian representative in the tenth edition)
  15. Flag of Azerbaijan.png Tural Asadov
  16. Flag of Slovakia.png Mista
    (Slovakian representative in the second edition)
  17. Flag of Slovenia.png Daniela Simbič
  18. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Petar Topalović
    (Bosnian representative in the fifteenth edition as part of Sopot)

  1. Flag of Netherlands.png Doutzen Kroes
  2. Flag of Bulgaria.png Mihaela Marinova
    (Bulgarian representative in the sixteenth edition)
  3. Flag of Ireland.png Mary Byrne
  4. Flag of Algeria.png Sofia Boutella
  5. Flag of Russia.png Polina Gagarina
    (Russian representative in the ninth edition)
  6. Flag of Belgium.png Matthias Schoenaerts
  7. Flag of Portugal.png Helena Santos
  8. Flag of Cyprus.png Helena
    (Cypriot representative in the twelfth edition)
  9. Flag of Spain.png Carolina Casado
  10. Flag of Croatia.png Zrinka Cvitešić
  11. Flag of Switzerland.png Melissa Lopez
  12. Flag of Armenia.png Emmy
    (Armenian representative in the tenth edition)
  13. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Luina
    (Kazakh representative in the ninth edition)
  14. Flag of Georgia.png Valeriy Meladze
    (Georgian representative in the first edition as Meladze)
  15. Flag of Sweden.png Måns Zelmerlöw
  16. Flag of Italy.png Chiara
  17. Flag of Latvia.png Aminata Savadogo
    (Latvian representative in the tenth edition)

  1. Flag of San Marino.png Ada Reina
    (Sammarinese representative in the sixteenth edition)
  2. Flag of Andorra.png Gabriela Richardson
  3. Flag of Serbia.png Dragana Mirković
  4. Flag of Poland.png Agata Dziarmagowska
    (Polish representative in the eleventh edition)
  5. Flag of Finland.png Paula Vesala
    (Finnish representative in the sixteenth edition as part of PMMP)
  6. Flag of France.png Marie-Mai
    (French representative in the fourth edition)
  7. Flag of North Macedonia.png Bobby Andonov
    (Macedonian representative in the twelfth edition)
  8. Flag of Belarus.png Angelica Agurbash
  9. Flag of Morocco.png Mona Amarcha
  10. Flag of Greece.png Thomai Apergi
    (Greek representative in the second and tenth edition)
  11. Flag of Turkey.png Burak Özçivit
  12. Flag of Lebanon.png Yasmine Al Massri
  13. Flag of Malta.png Kelly Schembri
  14. Flag of Monaco.png Séverine Ferrer

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