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TuneVision Song Contest 2
"Be Free"
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 10 August 2016
Semi-final 2 date 18 August 2016
Host
Broadcaster ARMTV
Participants
Entries 34
Debuting Flag of Austria.svg Austria
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Flag of France.svg France
Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar
Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
Flag of Malta.svg Malta
Flag of Northern Ireland.svg Northern Ireland
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Flag of US Virgin Islands.svg US Virgin Islands
Returning -
Withdrawing Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium
Flag of China.svg China
Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
Flag of Poland.svg Poland
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela
Voting
Winner Flag of Australia.svg Australia
"Dear Life"


TuneVision Song Contest 2, often referred to as TVSC 2 was the second edition of the TuneVision Song Contest. The edition was held in Armenia , after Sona Rubenyan has won the previous edition with 216 points. Winner was after a big and exciting show Delta Goodrem from Flag of Australia.svg Australia with her Song "Dear Life". She reached 209 Points. On the 2nd place was Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar, represented by Ella Eyre. She reached 186 Points. Dua Lipa represented Flag of Wales.svg Wales and reached the 3rd place with 182 Points.


Location

For further information see Yerevan

Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia, and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain.

The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by king Argishti I at the western extreme of the Ararat plain. Erebuni was "designed as a great administrative and religious centre, a fully royal capital." During the centuries long Iranian rule over Eastern Armenia that lasted from the early 16th century up to 1828, it was the center of Iran's Erivan khanate administrative division from 1736. In 1828, it became part of Imperial Russia alongside the rest of Eastern Armenia which conquered it from Iran through the Russo-Persian War between 1826 and 1828. After World War I, Yerevan became the capital of the First Republic of Armenia as thousands of survivors of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire settled in the area. The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia became part of the Soviet Union. In a few decades, Yerevan was transformed from a provincial town within the Russian Empire, to Armenia's principal cultural, artistic, and industrial center, as well as becoming the seat of national government.

With the growth of the economy of the country, Yerevan has been undergoing major transformation as many parts of the city have been the recipient of new construction since the early 2000s, and retail outlets as much as restaurants, shops, and street cafes, which were rare during Soviet times, have multiplied.

As of 2011, the population of Yerevan was 1,060,138, just over 35% of the Republic of Armenia's total population. According to the official estimate of 2016, the current population of the city is 1,073,700.

Yerevan was named the 2012 World Book Capital by UNESCO. Yerevan is an associate member of Eurocities.

Bidding phase

Location of the Host city

At the same day after their victory, Armenia announced that the host city will be Yerevan. The venue will be the Demirchyan Arena.

Key      Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Yerevan Demirchyan Arena 2,008 is a large sports and concert complex

Format

Semi Final allocation draw

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on the 25th July 2016 at the headquarters of Yerevan. The two pre-qualified countries will vote in each semi-final. After that the remaning thirty-four countries were divided into six pots, based on their geographical place. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, it´s half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
  • Flag of Austria.svg Austria
  • Flag of France.svg France
  • Flag of Germany.svg Germany
  • Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands
  • Flag of Poland.svg Poland
  • Flag of Wolin.svg Wolin
  • Flag of England.svg England
  • Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar
  • Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland
  • Flag of Northern Ireland.svg Northern Ireland
  • Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland
  • Flag of Wales.svg Wales
  • Flag of Albania.svg Albania
  • Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Flag of Italy.svg Italy
  • Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo
  • Flag of Malta.svg Malta
  • Flag of Spain.svg Spain
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
  • Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan
  • Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
  • Flag of Romania.svg Romania
  • Flag of Russia.svg Russia
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
  • Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
  • Flag of Aland.svg Aland
  • Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
  • Flag of Finland.svg Finland
  • Flag of Norway.svg Norway
  • Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
  • Flag of Australia.svg Australia
  • Flag of Canada.svg Canada
  • Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia
  • Flag of United States.svg United States
  • Flag of US Virgin Islands.svg US Virgin Islands


Participating countries

     Confirmed participants
     Confirmed participant that have their artist/song
     Past participant that will not participate

Thirty-four countries have confirmed their participation in this edition. Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta, Northern Ireland, Singapore, Ukraine and the US Virgin Islands, making their debut.

Returning artists

Sona Rubenyan returns for Armenia, after she participated in the first edition. Dalal will represent Bosnia and Herzegovina a second time, after her participation in the first edition. Era Istrefi returns for Kosovo, after she participated in the first edition. Dua Lipa will represent Wales again, after her participation in the first edition.

Belgium, China, Hungary, New Zealand, Poland, Russia and Venezuela will withdraw from the contest.


Confirmed participants

Semi Final 1

Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia and Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino will also vote in this semi-final. Ten countries will qualify for the Grand Final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Ira Losco "Chameleon" 6 78
02 Flag of Aland.svg Aland Zara Larsson "Lush Life" 10 43
03 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan KeshYou "Rızamın" 9 55
04 Flag of England.svg England Years & Years "King" 14 31
05 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Auryn feat. Anastacia "Who's loving you?" 15 30
06 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Lydmor "I Love You" 11 40
07 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Delta Goodrem "Dear Life" 3 118
08 Flag of Austria.svg Austria Conchita Wurst "You Are Unstoppable" 2 122
09 Flag of United States.svg United States Elle King "Ex's & Oh's" 5 79
10 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore The Sam Willows "For Love" 4 82
11 Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan Nigar Jamal "Broken Dreams" 16 28
12 Flag of Northern Ireland.svg Northern Ireland Jessie J "Flashlight" 8 70
13 Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar Ella Eyre "Good Times" 1 124
14 Flag of Finland.svg Finland Diandra "Onni on" 12 38
15 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina Dalal "Bombon" 13 36
16 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Nora Istrefi "Sa t'kom dasht" 7 70


Semi Final 2

Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia and Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino will also vote in this semi-final. Ten countries will qualify for the Grand Final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Netherlands.svg Netherlands Miss Montreal "Say Heaven, Say Hell" 13 36
02 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland Adele "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" 14 27
03 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Lorenzo Fragola "Luce che entra" 9 62
04 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Freddy Kalas "Feel Da Rush" 16 15
05 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Alexandra Stan "Thanks For Leaving" 8 73
06 Flag of France.svg France Sindy "S'envoler" 5 84
07 Flag of Wolin.svg Wolin Anna Klys "Wise Man" 7 74
08 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Michelle "Paris" 11 39
09 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kiesza "Sound Of A Woman" 3 106
10 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Juanes "La Señal" 10 53
11 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Era Istrefi "13" 6 80
12 Flag of US Virgin Islands.svg US Virgin Islands Alyson Stoner "Back To Church" 4 100
13 Flag of Wales.svg Wales Dua Lipa "Hotter Than Hell" 1 120
14 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Mika Newton "Come Out And Play" 2 117
15 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Kim Hayden "Warrior" 12 38
16 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Stockholm Syndrome "Kalabalik" 15 19


Grand Final

Twenty-two countries will participate in the Grand Final. Armenia and San Marino were automatically qualified, because these two countries reached the first and the second place in the first edition. The other countries reached the Grand Final through the Semi-Finals.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore The Sam Willows "For Love" 17 48
02 Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Era Istrefi "13" 12 72
03 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Delta Goodrem "Dear Life" 1 209
04 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Ira Losco "Chameleon" 15 61
05 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan KeshYou "Rızamın" 19 38
06 Flag of France.svg France Sindy "S'envoler" 7 81
07 Flag of Albania.svg Albania Nora Istrefi "Sa t'kom dasht" 5 112
08 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kiesza "Sound Of A Woman" 13 72
09 Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino Annalisa "Se avessi un cuore" 6 102
10 Flag of US Virgin Islands.svg US Virgin Islands Alyson Stoner "Back To Church" 11 74
11 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Juanes "La Señal" 20 34
12 Flag of Aland.svg Aland Zara Larsson "Lush Life" 22 24
13 Flag of United States.svg United States Elle King "Ex's & Oh's" 9 77
14 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine Mika Newton "Come Out And Play" 4 131
15 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Alexandra Stan "Thanks For Leaving" 21 31
16 Flag of Wales.svg Wales Dua Lipa "Hotter Than Hell" 3 182
17 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Lorenzo Fragola "Luce che entra" 16 54
18 Flag of Wolin.svg Wolin Anna Klys "Wise Man" 14 71
19 Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia Sona Rubenyan "Mayrik" 10 75
20 Flag of Austria.svg Austria Conchita Wurst "You Are Unstoppable" 8 78
21 Flag of Gibraltar.svg Gibraltar Ella Eyre "Good Times" 2 186
22 Flag of Northern Ireland.svg Northern Ireland Jessie J "Flashlight" 18 44

Other countries

Withdrawing countries

  • Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium withdraws
  • Flag of China.svg China withdraws
  • Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary withdraws
  • Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand withdraws
  • Flag of Poland.svg Poland withdraws, but will return in the third edition.
  • Flag of Russia.svg Russia withdraws, but will return in the third edition.
  • Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela withdraws

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