North Vision Song Contest 21
Stronger Together
NVSC 21 Logo.png
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 19 November 2016
Semi-final 2 date 26 November 2016
Final date 28 January 2017
Host
Venue O2 Arena, Prague
Presenter(s) Olga Lounová
Broadcaster ČT
Participants
Entries 46
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Serbia.png Serbia
Withdrawing Flag of Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan
Flag of Finland.png Finland
Iceland Iceland
Flag of Ireland.png Ireland
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro
Flag of Romania.png Romania
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
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
Null points None
Winner Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
"K'vo ne chu"
North Vision Song Contest
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North Vision Song Contest 21, often referred to as NVSC 21, was the twenty-first edition of the North Vision Song Contest. It took place in Prague after Lenny won the twentieth edition with her song "Hell.o". The O2 Arena was selected as the host venue while Olga Lounová, who represented the Czech Republic in the eighteenth edition, was selected as the presenter for the edition.

Forty-seven countries participated in the contest. This includes the return of one country, Serbia. Hong Kong, the special guest of the previous edition was granted another participation due to their top 3 result. However, seven countries also announced their withdrawal. Algeria, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, and Montenegro. The latter had initially confirmed their participation but eventually withdrew.

Bulgaria was declared as the winner of the edition with the song "K'vo ne chu" performed by Dara. The song gathered a total of 417 points, 65 points ahead the runner-up Belgium. Morocco placed third, getting a top 6 result for the first time, while Ukraine and Sweden placed fourth and fifth respectively. Faroe Islands placed sixth and got their best result in the competition since their sixth place in their debut edition. France and Moldova got the best results among the big 6 countries by placing tenth and eleventh respectively, while the rest of the big 6 finished in the bottom 5.

Location

The Czech Republic is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The Czech Republic covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with mostly temperate continental climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, has 10.5 million inhabitants and the capital and largest city is Prague, with over 1.2 million residents. The Czech Republic includes its historical territories of Bohemia, Moravia, and Czech Silesia

The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004; it is a member of the United Nations, the OECD, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe. It is a developed country with an advanced, high income economy and high living standards. The UNDP ranks the country 14th in inequality-adjusted human development. The Czech Republic also ranks as the 6th most peaceful country, while achieving strong performance in democratic governance. It has the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 23 October 2016 at The Grand Mark in Prague. The big 6 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. The rest of the fourty-one 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

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-seven countries participated in the contest. One country returned to the contest; Serbia, who last took part in the nineteenth edition. Hong Kong was also granted a second participation in the contest after they achieved a top six place in the anniversary edition where they competed as a guest.

However, seven countries also announced their withdrawal. Algeria and Slovenia, were absent for the first time since the twelfth edition, Azerbaijan was absent for the first time since the fiftheenth edition, Finland who were absent for the first time since their début in the first edition, Iceland, who wee absent for the first time since the sixteenth edition, Ireland, who returned last edition after not participating in the nineteenth edition, Kazakhstan, who were for the first time since the sixth edition, and Montenegro, who, despite originally planning to participate, was absent for the first time since the seventeenth edition.

Returning artists

Magdalena Cvetkoska Ena was internally selected to represent FYR Macedonia for the third time; she previously represented the country in the fifth edition as a solo artist and in the seventh edition along with Darko Ilievski. Ewa Farna, who previously competed in the fourth edition for the Czech Republic, returned to represent the country for the second time. Zoë returned to represent Austria for the second time after last taking part in the sixteenth edition. German representative Oonagh previously represented Liechtenstein in the eighth edition and Ireland in the seventeenth edition. Mahan Moin returned to the contest after having previously represented Sweden in the twelfth edition. Nicoleta Nuca returned to represent Moldova for a second time after a one-edition absence, with the same story being the case for San Marino with Simonetta, Greta, Verdiana and Roberta. Angelika Dusk was selected to represent Greece for the second time; she previously represented the country in the fourteenth edition. Nicole Saba, the first Lebanese representative and winner of the fifth edition, returned to represent her country for the second time.

Results

Semi-final 1

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Czech Republic, Estonia and France also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Nickless "City" 15 100
02 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia Nina Sublatti "I've Got An Idea" 19 49
03 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark MAIA "Tordenkys" 4 184
04 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Fanny Leeb "Daddy Told Me" 18 63
05 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Loïc Nottet "Million Eyes" 3 191
06 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra Gelab "Human Nature" 16 69
07 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Indira "Moy mal'chik" 14 115
08 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Finding Kate "Forever" 7 149
09 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Emma Drobná "Smile" 6 154
10 Algeria Algeria Zaho "Allô" 20 31
11 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia Nikolija "Ljubavni maneken" 11 135
12 Flag of Spain.png Spain Soraya "Long Time" 8 145
13 Flag of Norway.png Norway Highasakite "Golden Ticket" 9 143
14 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Ward Thomas "Carry You Home" 2 235
15 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Dara "K'vo ne chu" 1 298
16 Flag of Israel.png Israel Judah Gavra "Falling" 17 65
17 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Simonetta, Greta, Verdiana, Roberta "L'origine" 10 138
18 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon Nicole Saba "Mesh Wa't El Kalam" 13 119
19 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Démira "Dragons" 5 161
20 Flag of Albania.png Albania Juliana Pasha "Vullkan" 12 124

Semi-final 2

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Italy.png Italy Lodovica Comello "Non cadiamo mai" 7 183
02 Flag of Malta.png Malta Federica "Human" 13 92
03 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal Mariana "Queen of Hearts" 19 40
04 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Camille "COCO" 8 177
05 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia Ana Stanić "Priča za pamćenje" 14 88
06 Flag of Greece.png Greece Angelika Dusk "Scream" 17 74
07 Flag of Poland.png Poland Natalia Szroeder "Nie pytaj jak" 16 76
08 Austria Austria Zoë "Devinez" 10 125
09 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Mahan Moin "Elysium" 1 245
10 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia Magdalena Cvetkoska Ena "Placat i najsilni" 9 147
11 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia Dalita "Call of the Soul" 11 117
12 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Tolvai Reni "Látomás" 15 85
13 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Deborah & Christophe feat. Joel Heyard "I'm in Love" 20 13
14 Flag of Russia.png Russia LAYK.A "0:1" 12 92
15 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Eivør "Í tokuni" 4 214
16 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Bouchra "Blanc ou noir" 3 216
17 Flag of Germany.png Germany Oonagh "Aulë und Yavanna" 5 213
18 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine The Hardkiss "Rain" 2 228
19 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Caylana "No Happy Ending" 18 56
20 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Doğukan Manço feat. Funda "Yüzleşme" 6 187

Final

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Austria Austria Zoë "Devinez" 21 140
02 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Emma Drobná "Smile" 24 88
03 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong JW "Runaway" 22 137
04 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands Démira "Dragons" 18 162
05 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco Bouchra "Blanc ou noir" 3 332
06 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark MAIA "Tordenkys" 20 151
07 Flag of Spain.png Spain Soraya "Long Time" 14 178
08 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia Magdalena Cvetkoska Ena "Placat i najsilni" 16 170
09 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Ewa Farna "Na ostří nože" 23 135
10 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Mick Pedaja "Valgeks (To the Light)" 25 77
11 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Dara "K'vo ne chu" 1 417
12 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Ward Thomas "Carry You Home" 9 211
13 Flag of Germany.png Germany Oonagh "Aulë und Yavanna" 8 239
14 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus Finding Kate "Forever" 10 207
15 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Paula Dukure "The Missing Ingredient" 26 61
16 Flag of Norway.png Norway Highasakite "Golden Ticket" 15 176
17 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Simonetta, Greta, Verdiana, Roberta "L'origine" 17 169
18 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium Loïc Nottet "Million Eyes" 2 352
19 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey Doğukan Manço feat. Funda "Yüzleşme" 7 278
20 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Mahan Moin "Elysium" 5 316
21 Flag of Italy.png Italy Lodovica Comello "Non cadiamo mai" 13 196
22 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova Nicoleta Nuca "Amintiri" 12 202
23 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Camille "COCO" 19 157
24 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine The Hardkiss "Rain" 4 330
25 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe Islands Eivør "Í tokuni" 6 309
26 Flag of France.png France Caroline Costa "Ailleurs" 11 204

Non-qualifier results

Place Country Semi-final Place Points Percentage
27 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 11 135 5.06%
28 Flag of Albania.png Albania 12 124 4.65%
29 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 13 119 4.46%
30 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 11 117 4.39%
31 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 14 115 4.31%
32 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 15 100 3.75%
33 Flag of Russia.png Russia 12 92 3.45%
34 Flag of Malta.png Malta 13 92 3.45%
35 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 14 88 3.30%
36 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 15 85 3.19%
37 Flag of Poland.png Poland 16 76 2.85%
38 Flag of Greece.png Greece 17 74 2.77%
39 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 16 69 2.59%
40 Flag of Israel.png Israel 17 65 2.44%
41 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 18 63 2.36%
42 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 18 56 2.10%
43 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 19 49 1.84%
44 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 19 40 1.50%
45 Algeria Algeria 20 31 1.16%
46 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 20 13 0.49%

Voting grids

Semi-final 1

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 150 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 148
2 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 124 Flag of United Kingdom.png United Kingdom 111
3 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 102 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 93
4 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 95 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 89
5 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 91 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 78
6 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 77 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 77
7 Flag of Norway.png Norway 77 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 75
8 Flag of Spain.png Spain 76 Flag of Albania.png Albania 75
9 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 74 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 74
10 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 64 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 70
11 Flag of Croatia.png Croatia 57 Flag of Spain.png Spain 69
12 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 52 Flag of Norway.png Norway 66
13 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 51 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 66
14 Flag of Lebanon.png Lebanon 49 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 64
15 Flag of Albania.png Albania 49 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 48
16 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 45 Flag of Israel.png Israel 41
17 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 38 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 31
18 Flag of Israel.png Israel 24 Flag of Andorra.png Andorra 31
19 Algeria Algeria 21 Flag of Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein 18
20 Flag of Georgia.png Georgia 18 Algeria Algeria 10

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 Bulgaria Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Georgia, Spain
2 Belgium Andorra, San Marino
Croatia Bulgaria, Switzerland
Georgia Estonia, Lebanon
Spain Israel, Slovakia
United Kingdom Czech Republic, France
1 Albania Croatia
Andorra Algeria
Belarus Cyprus
Denmark Liechtenstein
Israel Norway
Lebanon Denmark
Norway United Kingdom
Slovakia Netherlands
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Bulgaria Albania, Belgium, Georgia, Israel, San Marino
4 Belgium Bulgaria, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Spain
United Kingdom Algeria, Andorra, Netherlands, Switzerland
2 Cyprus Czech Republic, Denmark
1 Andorra Norway
Denmark Belarus
Liechtenstein Slovakia
Netherlands Estonia
San Marino France
Slovakia Croatia
Spain United Kingdom
Switzerland Lebanon

Semi-final 2

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 135 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 128
2 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 129 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 125
3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 120 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 119
4 Flag of Germany.png Germany 102 Flag of Germany.png Germany 111
5 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 100 Flag of Italy.png Italy 104
6 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 95 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 89
7 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 88 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 87
8 Flag of Italy.png Italy 79 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 77
9 Flag of Russia.png Russia 72 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 72
10 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 70 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 71
11 Austria Austria 57 Austria Austria 68
12 Flag of Greece.png Greece 48 Flag of Malta.png Malta 53
13 Flag of Armenia.png Armenia 46 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 52
14 Flag of Poland.png Poland 45 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 45
15 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 40 Flag of Poland.png Poland 31
16 Flag of Malta.png Malta 39 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H 31
17 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg B&H 25 Flag of Greece.png Greece 26
18 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 21 Flag of Russia.png Russia 20
19 Flag of Serbia.png Serbia 16 Flag of Portugal.png Portugal 19
20 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 7 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg 6

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
3 Armenia Faroe Islands, Italy, Latvia
Austria FYR Macedonia, Germany, Morocco
Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta, Portugal
Sweden Greece, Turkey, Ukraine
2 Faroe Islands Austria, Hong Kong
Germany Luxembourg, Sweden
Ukraine Hungary, Poland
1 Hungary Serbia
Italy Armenia
Lithuania Moldova
Morocco Lithuania
Turkey Russia
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Turkey Armenia, Germany, Latvia, Malta, Russia, Sweden
4 Morocco Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Moldova
3 Sweden Austria, FYR Macedonia, Greece
2 Germany Poland, Ukraine
1 Armenia Faroe Islands
Bosnia & Herzegovina Turkey
Faroe Islands Morocco
Italy Serbia
Lithuania Portugal
Poland Luxembourg
Russia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ukraine Hong Kong

Final

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 211 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 196
2 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 186 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 174
3 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 180 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 165
4 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 180 Flag of Belgium.png Belgium 162
5 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 165 Flag of Morocco.png Morocco 152
6 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 144 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 145
7 Flag of Faroe Islands.png Faroe 129 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 135
8 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 114 Flag of Germany.png Germany 130
9 Flag of Germany.png Germany 106 Flag of Turkey.png Turkey 113
10 Flag of France.png France 101 Flag of Italy.png Italy 107
11 Flag of Spain.png Spain 100 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 103
12 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 98 Flag of France.png France 102
13 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 96 Flag of Cyprus.png Cyprus 93
14 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 94 Flag of Moldova.png Moldova 92
15 Flag of Norway.png Norway 90 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 87
16 Flag of Italy.png Italy 89 Flag of Norway.png Norway 86
17 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 81 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong 85
18 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech R. 77 Flag of Spain.png Spain 78
19 Flag of United Kingdom.svg UK 76 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 74
20 Austria Austria 68 Austria Austria 72
21 Flag of Macedonia.png North Macedonia 67 Flag of Netherlands.png Netherlands 68
22 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 64 Flag of San Marino.png San Marino 65
23 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 54 Flag of Czech Republic.png Czech R. 58
24 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong 52 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 50
25 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 27 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 42
26 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 19 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 34

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

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 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan: On 26 September 2016, AzTV announced that their participation is currently uncertain due to a potential third participation in the Pre-Qualification Round and their current financial situation, as well as internal issues between the broadcaster and the NBU. Following the revelation of Armenia's song, AzTV withdrew from the contest in protest at the allowance of a political entry in the competition.
  • Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt: After no longer being entitled to take part in the twentieth edition due to sanctions given by the NBU, Egypt will not be able to participate in this edition either.
  • Flag of Finland.png Finland: YLE decided to withdraw from the twenty-first edition to focus on other projects within the broadcaster.
  • Iceland Iceland: On 27 August 2016, it was announced by RÚV that Iceland would not take part in the twenthy-first edition of the contest due to financial issues and a lack of interest the broadcaster is facing. However, a return in the twenty-second edition is expected.
  • Flag of Ireland.png Ireland: It was announced on 18 September 2016 that Ireland would be withdrawing from the contest due to lack of time and interest.
  • Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan: On 26 September 2016, NTK announced it would be withdrawing from the contest, stating that the cost of participation is too high, and also due to the disappointing result in Tirana last edition.
  • Flag of Monaco.png Monaco: On 16 October 2016, it was announced, that Monaco would be taking a break for another edition. A return in a future edition is still not ruled out.
  • Flag of Montenegro.png Montenegro: Despite initially confirming their participation, RTCG announced on 15 October 2016 that the country would be withdrawing from the edition. The broadcaster cited financial difficulties as the reason of their withdrawal. A return in the following editions is not certain.
  • Flag of Romania.png Romania: Romania failed to submit and present their entry within the given deadline and therefore was forced to withdraw from the edition.
  • Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia: On 27 August 2016, RTV SLO announced that they will be withdrawing from the contest, due to the small budget. They also said that Slovenia won't be able to host the contest in case of a win. Nearly a month later, Folx also confirmed that they will not take over the participation of Slovenia in the competition.

NBU non-member

  • Flag of Tunisia.png Tunisia: After last taking part in the sixteenth edition, the country has no intentions in returning to the contest, mainly due to Nessma not being a full NBU member anymore.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of None.png Victoria Duffield[1]
    (Moldovan representative in the seventh edition)
  2. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Natalija Havralenko
  3. Flag of Morocco.png Ghita Marrakchi
  4. Flag of Andorra.png Blas Cantó
    (Andorran representative in the twelfth edition as part of Auryn)
  5. Flag of Norway.png Kygo
  6. Flag of Cyprus.png Maria Elena Kyriakou
    (Cypriot representative in the ninth and eighteenth edition)
  7. Flag of Belgium.png Matthias Schoenaerts
  8. Flag of Israel.png Kokoro
    (Winner of the twelfth edition)
  9. Flag of Malta.png Lyndsay Pace
  10. Flag of Czech Republic.png Barbora Polákova
  11. Flag of Slovakia.png TWiiNS
    (Slovak representatives in the fifteenth edition)
  12. Flag of Poland.png Filip Mettler
    (Polish representative in the ninth edition)
  13. Flag of Greece.png Julia Nova
  14. Flag of Faroe Islands.png Guðrið Hansdóttir
    (Faroe representative in the fourteenth edition as part of Byrta)
  15. Flag of Belarus.png Darya Domracheva
  16. Flag of Algeria.png Fatma-Zohra Sabrine Chouib

  1. Flag of San Marino.png Annalisa
    (Sammarinese representative in the fifth edition and Italian representative in the eleventh edition)
  2. Flag of Turkey.png Gizem Memic
  3. Flag of Germany.png Matthias Schweighöfer
  4. Flag of Netherlands.png Glennis Grace
  5. Flag of Russia.png Ramil Sheydayev
  6. Flag of Austria.png Ramona Rotstich
    (Austrian representative in the twenty-second edition)
  7. Flag of Bulgaria.png Poli Genova
    (Bulgarian representative in the second edition)
  8. Flag of Portugal.png Diogo Piçarra
    (Portuguese representative in the twentieth edition)
  9. Flag of United Kingdom.png Louisa Johnson
  10. Flag of Moldova.png Cécilia Attias
  11. Flag of Serbia.png Marija Kilibarda
  12. Flag of Estonia.png Kerli Kõiv
    (Estonian representative in the second and twentieth edition)
  13. Flag of Albania.png Alketa Vejsiu
    (presenter of the twentieth edition)
  14. Flag of Denmark.png Ulla Essendrop
    (presenter of the fifteenth edition)
  15. Flag of Liechtenstein.png Rose May Alaba
    (Liechtenstein representative in the ninteenth edition)

  1. Flag of Lebanon.png Malek Maktabi
    (presenter of the sixth edition)
  2. Flag of Ukraine.png Olga Vasilyuk
    (Ukrainian representative in the twentieth edition)
  3. Flag of Macedonia.png Karolina Gočeva
  4. Flag of Luxembourg.png Alice on the Roof
    (Luxembourgian representative in the fifteenth and twentieth edition)
  5. Flag of Armenia.png Sona Rubenyan
  6. Flag of Italy.png Alessia Macari
  7. Flag of Switzerland.png Sven Epiney
  8. Flag of Sweden.png Philip Strand
  9. Flag of Latvia.png Masha Shirin
    (Latvian representative in the twentieth edition)
  10. Flag of Spain.png Mónica Naranjo
    (Spanish representative in the third edition)
  11. Flag of Hong Kong.png G.E.M.
    (Hong Kong representative in the twentieth edition)
  12. Flag of Hungary.png Adri Nagy
    (Hungarian representative in the twentieth edition)
  13. Flag of Croatia.png Lana Jurčević
  14. Flag of Lithuania.png Andrius Tapinas
  15. Flag of France.png Sasha
  16. Flag of Georgia.png Katie Melua

Notes

  1. ^ Victoria Duffield presented the votes for the Rest of the World jury.

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