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The Sound Of Europe 10 was the 10th edition of the Sound Of Europe. It took place in Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark, following Denmark's victory in the 9th edition with  and her song "Final Song". This was the first time that Denmark hosted the contest. The 10th edition consisted of two semi-finals, which took place on 1 September 2016, and a final, held on 9 September 2016. The shows were presented by Lisa Rønne and Nikolaj Koppel while Simone was hosting the green room. Forty-seven countries participated in the 10th edition.

Once all the votes had been announced, based on 50% jury and 50% televoting, Armenia won the contest, with Lucy's song "Turn Around".

Location Edit

Copenhagen is the capital and most populated city of Denmark. It has a municipal population of 591,481 and a larger urban population of 1,280,371 (as of 1 January 2016). The Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants. The city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.

Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions, defences and armed forces. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment. This included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After further disasters in the early 19th century when Nelson attacked the Dano-Norwegian fleet and bombarded the city, rebuilding during the Danish Golden Age brought a Neoclassical look to Copenhagen's architecture. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing and businesses along the five urban railway routes stretching out from the city centre.

Since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure. The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Copenhagen's economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology, pharmaceuticals and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become increasingly integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö, forming the Øresund Region. With a number of bridges connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades and waterfronts. Copenhagen's landmarks such as Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle Gardens, Frederik's Church, and many museums, restaurants and nightclubs are significant tourist attractions.

Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark and Copenhagen Business School. The University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs. The annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. The Copenhagen Metro serves central Copenhagen together with the S-train network connecting the outlying boroughs. Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries.

Venue Edit

The contest took place in Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, following Denmark's victory at the 9th edition of the contest in Prague with the song "Final Song", performed by MØ. Parken Stadium has a capacity of approximately 38,000 attendees. Parken Stadium is the home ground of FC Copenhagen and the Denmark national football team.

Bidding phase Edit

City Venue Capacity Notes
Aarhus Atletion 20,000 Hosted the final of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.
Copenhagen Parken Stadium 38,000 Home ground of FC Copenhagen and the Denmark national football team.
B&W Hallerne 10,000 It is used for culture and entertainment activities.
Herning Jyske Bank Boxen 15,000 Hosted the 2010 European Women's Handball Championships, the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships, and the 2014 European Men's Handball Championship.

Format Edit

The edition consisted of two semi-finals and a final. The eleven countries with the highest scores in both semi-finals qualified to the final.

Each participating country had their own national jury, which consisted of five professional members of the music industry. Each member of a respective nation's jury was required to rank every song, except that of their own country. The voting results from each member of a particular nation's jury were combined to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. Likewise, the televoting results were also interpreted as a full ranking, taking into account the full televoting result rather than just the top ten. The combination of the jury's full ranking and the televote's full ranking produced an overall ranking of all competing entries. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received 1 point.

Running order Edit

The final running order of the competing performances at the semi-finals and the final were decided by the producer of the show and approved by the Executive Producer, the Executive Supervisor, the CBU and the Reference Group.

Presenters Edit

On 20 November 2016, DR announced that Lisa Rønne and Nikolaj Koppel were the hosts of the 10th edition. , winner of the last edition, was chosen as host of the green room.

National host broadcaster Edit

During an initial meeting between the host broadcaster DR and CBU (Contest Broadcasting Union), the representatives of the core organising team were selected. Merfi Amadeus was announced as the executive producer and Kostas Bouris as the executive supervisor.

Participating countries Edit

47 countries will participate in the 10th edition. The edition consisted of two semi-finals with 21 countries, from which the 11 with the highest scores qualified to the final. None country returned to the contest or withdrawn.

Big 5 Edit

Country Artist Song Language
Denmark Denmark Medina We Survive English
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sam Smith Writing's On The Wall English
France France Marina Kaye Freeze You Out English
Iceland Iceland Ólafur Arnalds ft Nanna Bryndís Particles English
Germany Germany Faun Egil Saga German

Results Edit

Semi-final 1 Edit

21 countries took part in the first semi-final. The eleven songs in places 1 to 11 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. Denmark, United Kingdom and Iceland voted from the Big 5.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Lithuania Lithuania Leon Somov & Jazzu Ka Tu Su Manim Darai 8 82
02 Ireland Ireland Ronan Keating The Way You Make Me Feel 15 46
03 Belarus Belarus Potap & Nastya ft Bianka Stil Sobachki 21 17
04 Poland Poland Tom Swoon ft Paris & Simo Wait 4 91
05 Finland Finland Mikael Gabriel Kipua 16 40
06 Switzerland Switzerland Eliane Venus And Mars 1 135
07 Montenegro Montenegro Andrea Demirovic Oblak Od Ljubavi 18 35
08 Austria Austria Thorsteinn Einarsson Aurora 3 100
09 Croatia Croatia Lana Jurcevic Hollywood 12 60
10 Netherlands Netherlands Ilse DeLange Miracle 7 85
11 Monaco Monaco M. Pokora Le Monde 11 61
12 Belgium Belgium Natalia Druyts Boom 6 85
13 Estonia Estonia Iiris  Tigerhead 19 33
14 Italy Italy Violetta Zironi Dimi Che Non Passa 17 39
15 Greece Greece VIC Krasi 10 65
16 Andorra Andorra Soraya Arnelas Mi Mundo Sin Tí 5 90
17 Slovenia Slovenia Clea & Kim Orient 9295 13 59
18 Israel Israel Gad Elbaz Esh Shel Mashiach 20 22
19 Slovakia Slovakia Zuzana ft Adam Miesta 14 56
20 Malta Malta Red Electrick ft MPO Young Again 2 110
21 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mystery Of Bulgarian Voices Who Am I 9 81

Semi-final 2 Edit

21 countries took part in the second semi-final. The eleven songs in places 1 to 11 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. Denmark, France and Germany voted from the Big 5.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Czech Republic Czech Republic Verona Endless Day 8 76
02 Norway Norway Madrugada Majesty 21 5
03 Ukraine Ukraine The Hardkiss ft Kazaky Strange Moves 7 77
04 Armenia Armenia Lucy Turn Around 1 122
05 Australia Australia Jessica Mauboy Gotcha 12 55
06 Russia Russia Fabrika Ne Podisya Krasivoy 14 50
07 Romania Romania Naguale ft Elena Cutremur 18 36
08 Moldova Moldova Carla's Dreams ft Delia Cum Ne Noi 20 19
09 Cyprus Cyprus Polina Christodoulou Gia Pes Mou 11 67
10 Sweden Sweden Robin Stjernberg Pieces 4 91
11 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Nikki Jamal ft Dima Bilan Come Into My World 15 46
12 Portugal Portugal Aurea Nothing Left To Say 13 53
13 Spain Spain Malú Quiero 5 87
14 San Marino San Marino Elisa No Hero 3 100
15 Hungary Hungary Hodviola Látod Edesanyám  19 36
16 Serbia Serbia Jelena Tomasevic Ime Moje 2 118
17 Albania Albania Dua Lipa Last Dance 6 79
18 Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina Maya Sar Nasa Ljubav Nasa Kuca 17 37
19 Turkey Turkey Aynur Aydin Better 10 69
20 Latvia Latvia Markus Riva Lights On 9 73
21 Georgia Georgia Shorena Janiashvili Didou Nana 16 38

Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Austria Austria Thorsteinn Einarsson Aurora 16 94
02 Cyprus Cyprus Polina Christodoulou Gia Pes Mou 14 96
03 Lithuania Lithuania Leon Somov & Jazzu Ka Tu Su Manim Darai 26 56
04 Spain Spain Malú Quiero 8 116
05 Greece Greece VIC Krasi 22 66
06 United Kingdom United Kingdom Sam Smith Writing's On The Wall 4 157
07 Serbia Serbia Jelena Tomasevic Ime Moje 3 167
08 Iceland Iceland Ólafur Arnalds ft Nanna Bryndís Particles 25 57
09 Malta Malta Red Electrick ft MPO Young Again 12 101
10 Bulgaria Bulgaria Mystery Of Bulgarian Voices Who Am I 19 69
11 Albania Albania Dua Lipa Last Dance 6 138
12 Latvia Latvia Markus Riva Lights On 21 67
13 Denmark Denmark Medina We Survive 7 122
14 Andorra Andorra Soraya Arnelas Mi Mundo Sin Tí 9 111
15 Switzerland Switzerland Eliane Venus And Mars 2 169
16 Armenia Armenia Lucy Turn Around 1 197
17 San Marino San Marino Elisa No Hero 11 104
18 Monaco Monaco M. Pokora Le Monde 10 105
19 Czech Republic Czech Republic Verona Endless Day 17 86
20 Germany Germany Faun Egil Saga 23 63
21 Ukraine Ukraine The Hardkiss ft Kazaky Strange Moves 20 67
22 Netherlands Netherlands Ilse DeLange Miracle 18 76
23 Turkey Turkey Aynur Aydin Better 24 58
24 France France Marina Kaye Freeze You Out 5 144
25 Sweden Sweden Robin Stjernberg Pieces 13 98
26 Poland Poland Tom Swoon ft Paris & Simo Wait 15 95
27 Belgium Belgium Natalia Druyts Boom 27 47

Other countries Edit

Active CBU members Edit

  • FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia - MRT announced that the country would not return in the 9th edition of the Sound Of Europe.