This was the Eurovision in Stockholm 2016: Facts and figures, results and impressions

We have a result! The City of Stockholm organized the 61st Annual Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the Swedish TV channel SVT and the European Broadcasting Union EBU. The almost two-week long period involved Stockholmers and visitors alike. They all enjoyed the festivities, parties and TV shows.

Eurovision in Stockholm in numbers

  • 1.5 million visits to Eurovision Village in the Kungsträdgården park
  • 12,000 people were accredited to work on the event (including press, fans and volunteers)
  • 6,000 water bottles were distributed to volunteers, journalists and others
  • 2,500 baked goods were offered by the City of Stockholm for Swedish Fika on May 8
  • 2,500 fans bought tickets for exclusive entry to EuroClub
  • 2,000 journalists from 73 countries in the press center
  • 475 volunteers contributed
  • 65 tons: the weight of the stage construction in the Globe Arena, the equivalent of 52 medium-sized cars
  • 50 information officers assisted journalists in the press centre
  • 42 competing countries’ flags were raised in front of the Royal Palace in a flag ceremony
  • 8.5-metre high countdown clock in Norrmalmstorg
  • 6 musical crossways (as a part of City Dressing)
  • 5 singing tunnels
  • 1 new winner: Jamala from Ukraine, with her song “1944”

Singalong during the ESC, with City Skyliner in the background

Eurovision Village in the Kungsträdgården park

Result of semifinal 1, May 10

The first ten qualified for the Grand Final:

  1. Russia – 342 points
  2. Armenia – 243
  3. Malta – 209
  4. Hungary – 197
  5. Netherlands – 197
  6. Azerbaijan – 185
  7. Austria – 170
  8. Cyprus – 164
  9. Czech Republic – 161
  10. Croatia – 133
  11. Bosnia & Herzegovina – 104
  12. San Marino – 68
  13. Montenegro – 60
  14. Iceland – 51
  15. Finland – 51
  16. Greece – 44
  17. Moldova – 33
  18. Estonia – 24

Result of semifinal 2, May 12

The first ten qualified for the Grand Final:

  1. Australia – 330 points
  2. Ukraine – 287
  3. Belgium – 274
  4. Lithuania – 222
  5. Bulgaria – 220
  6. Poland – 151
  7. Israel – 147
  8. Latvia – 132
  9. Georgia – 123
  10. Serbia – 105
  11. FYR Macedonia – 88
  12. Belarus – 84
  13. Norway – 63
  14. Slovenia – 57
  15. Ireland – 46
  16. Albania – 45
  17. Denmark – 34
  18. Switzerland – 28

a three-dimensional sculpture of the symbol for this year's Eurovision Song Contest 2016 at Norrmalmstorg Square in Stockholm

A three-dimensional sculpture of the symbol for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest at Norrmalmstorg Square

Result of the Grand Final, May 14

  1. Ukraine – 534 points
  2. Australia – 511
  3. Russia – 491
  4. Bulgaria – 307
  5. Sweden – 261
  6. France – 257
  7. Armenia – 249
  8. Poland – 229
  9. Lithuania – 200
  10. Belgium – 181
  11. The Netherlands – 153
  12. Malta – 153
  13. Austria – 151
  14. Israel – 135
  15. Latvia – 132
  16. Italy – 124
  17. Azerbaijan – 117
  18. Serbia – 115
  19. Hungary – 108
  20. Georgia – 104
  21. Cyprus – 96
  22. Spain – 77
  23. Croatia – 73
  24. United Kingdom – 62
  25. Czech Republic – 41
  26. Germany – 11

The hosts

Both the semi-finals and the grand final were hosted by the experienced presenters Petra Mede (with a British accent) and Måns Zelmerlöw (with an American accent). Måns had won the contest in Vienna last year with his song “Heroes”.

The perfect Eurovision smash: Love Love Peace Peace

Here is how Petra and Måns find out how to create the perfect Eurovision song:

Worldwide television audience of over 200 million viewers

The Grand Final was not only viewed in Europe: “An estimated audience of 200 million viewers watched the Grand Final, which was broadcast live in the 42 participating countries and in China, Portugal, Kazakhstan, Kosovo and New Zealand.” (EBU )

Moreover, for the first time Logo TV broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest live throughout the USA. Logo TV is a Viacom owned digital television channel.

More info

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2016


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The final scoreboard: Ukraine wins the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

Winning performance: Jamala – “1944”

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Source: City of Stockholm; photos: Mark Hermaneau and Mattias Dahlqvist