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Yourovision Song Contest 24
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Rhythm In Motion

Contest

Yourovision Song Contest

Edition no.

24

Participants

39 countries
18 finalists

Location

Antwerp, Belgium.png Belgium

Host

TessHex

Grand Final

30th January 2016

Winner

Aland Islands.png Åland Islands
"Klein Blue"

Timeline

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Welcome to your Eurovision Song Contest.

This was the twenty-fourth edition of the Yourovision Song Contest, to take place in Antwerp, after Belgium's success in Oslo in the previous edition. At thirty-nine participant nations, this edition was the biggest in terms of countries taking part, although this does not represent the largest turnout of users for a single edition. This also marks the first time that seven qualifiers per semi-final constitutes a minority, rather than a majority or an even divide, compared to countries that will not qualify.

The song for San Marino was selected through the Voice for Yourovision format, in collaboration with the format of the previous year's Yourovision Battle Royale, to create the one-off Voice for Yourovision Battle Royale show, which also featured songs from Turkey, Malta, Estonia, South Korea, Latvia, Israel and Andorra. Ultimately, another user selected a song for Estonia, and the remaining countries went unrepresented in this edition. In addition to this, the song for Belgium was selected by way of a last-minute national final.

Due to the large number of participating songs, and the "staggeringly high quality" of every entry, the executive producer of the contest chose to allow an additional qualifier from each semi-final, bringing the number of qualifiers up from 7 per semi-final, to 8, meaning that 16 countries qualify instead of 14, such that the final is 18 songs long, instead of the standard 16.

This contest featured both the largest number of participant songs, and the most artists who have represented a country in the contest in at least one prior edition, in the history of the contest. The record was previously held by the eighteenth edition, at 30 songs and 10 returning artists, respectively. However, the twentieth edition continues to hold the record for most individual users taking part.

Edition 24 - Antwerp - Rhythm In Motion

After due consideration, following the announcement of Belgium as the victor of the twenty-third contest, Antwerp was selected as the host for the follow-up edition. The slogan "Rhythm In Motion" had already been chosen, to reflect the joy and vivacity of the confluence of music and movement, as a metaphor for taking heart in life, and was cemented as the slogan following the success of Loïc Nottet's song "Rhythm Inside" at the most recent edition of the Eurovision Song Contest prior to this edition of this contest.

The dates for this edition were:

Participation deadline/Semi-final voting begins: 9th January, 2016
Semi-final voting deadline: 20th January, 2016
Grand Final voting begins: 21st January, 2016
Grand Final: 30th January, 2016

Participants

Debuting countries Withdrawing countries Returning countries

Returning Artists

This edition Previous appearance
Country Artist Song Country Song Edition
Flag of Antarctica.png Antarctica Iggy Azalea "Change Your Life" Ireland.png Ireland "Beg For It" #14
Belgium.png Belgium Selah Sue "Alone" Belgium.png Belgium "Fear Nothing" #21
Estonia.png Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" Estonia.png Estonia "Kõnõtraat" #18
Germany.png Germany Scooter "Whistling Dave" Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein "Jigga Jigga!" #6
Lebanon.png Lebanon Mika "Beautiful Disaster" Lebanon.png Lebanon "We Are Golden" #20
Lithuania.png Lithuania GJan "Gossip" Lithuania.png Lithuania "Nobody Around" #20
Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Shy'm "Silhouettes" France.png France "Et Alors!" #12
Netherlands.png Netherlands Miss Montreal "Love You Now" Netherlands.png Netherlands "Say Heaven, Say Hell" #6
Russia.png Russia Lena Katina "Loves Me Not" Russia.png Russia "Lift Me Up" #8
San Marino.png San Marino Marco Mengoni "Io Ti Aspetto" Italy.png Italy "Guerriero" #16
Serbia.png Serbia SARS "Ratujemo Ti I Ja" Serbia.png Serbia "Lutka" #18
Slovakia.png Slovakia Celeste Buckingham "Gone" Slovakia.png Slovakia "Run Run Run" #14

Semi-Final 1

The eight top-scoring countries will advance to the Grand Final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Australia.png Australia Troye Sivan "Ease" 7 66
02 Aland Islands.png Åland Islands Sophia Somajo "Klein Blue" 4 87
03 Ireland.png Ireland Scarlett Rabe "Battle Cry" 3 89
04 Slovenia.png Slovenia Maraaya "Living Again" 6 78
05 Portugal.png Portugal Sky Ferreira "Lost In My Bedroom" 13 45
06 New Zealand.png New Zealand Kimbra "Warrior" 9 51
07 Flag of Antarctica.png Antarctica Iggy Azalea "Change Your Life" 18 16
08 Greece.png Greece Athena Manoukian "XO" 5 79
09 Germany.png Germany Scooter "Whistling Dave" 16 26
10 Lebanon.png Lebanon Fedez & Mika "Beautiful Disaster" 15 36
11 Italy.png Italy Virginio "Hercules" 12 49
12 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Rykka "Movies" 1 121
13 Denmark.png Denmark Aura Dione "Geronimo" 10 50
14 Singapore.png Singapore San Fermin "Jackrabbit" 11 50
15 Serbia.png Serbia SARS "Ratujemo Ti I Ja" 17 19
16 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Mikhael Paskalev "I Spy" 14 37
17 Luxembourg.png Luxembourg Shy'm "Silhouettes" 19 34¹
18 United Kingdom.png United Kingdom London Grammar "Wasting My Young Years" 8 60
19 Belgium.png Belgium Selah Sue "Alone" 2 109

¹Disqualified for failing to vote.

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Yourovision Song Contest 24 Semi-Final 1 Recap











Semi-Final 2

The eight top-scoring countries will advance to the Grand Final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 USA.png United States Andy Grammer "Honey, I'm Good" 8 61
02 Netherlands.png Netherlands Miss Montreal "Love You Now" 13 51
03 Estonia.png Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 4 80
04 Iran.png Iran Mahan Moin "Azizami" 10 58
05 Slovakia.png Slovakia Celeste & Carmel Buckingham "Gone" 7 66
06 Lithuania.png Lithuania GJan "Gossip" 3 86
07 Iceland.png Iceland Alda "Rauða Nótt" 14 48
08 France.png France Megan "Sous Ma Peau" 2 87
09 Spain.png Spain Sara Serena "Asylum" 9 60
10 Canada.png Canada Alessia Cara "Here" 5 78
11 Romania.png Romania Delia "Da, Mama" 1 119
12 Switzerland.png Switzerland Ryn Weaver "OctaHate" 15 47
13 Hungary.png Hungary Kállay Saunders Band "Who We Are" 6 75
14 Mexico.png Mexico Jesse & Joy "¡Corre!" 18 19
15 San Marino.png San Marino Marco Mengoni "Io Ti Aspetto" 12 55
16 Norway.png Norway Kaizers Orchestra "Resistansen" 11 56
17 Croatia.png Croatia Dječaci "Bile Starke" 16 36
18 Finland.png Finland Bomfunk MCs "Freestyler" 17 20
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Yourovision Song Contest 24 Semi-Final 2 Recap











Grand Final

Eight countries from each semi-final will join the two auto-qualified countries, sent by the previous edition's winner, to make up a final consisting of eighteen songs.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Romania.png Romania Delia "Da, Mama" 2 99
02 Sweden.png Sweden Galantis "Runaway (U & I)" 17 37
03 Lithuania.png Lithuania GJan "Gossip" 12 56
04 Aland Islands.png Åland Islands Sophia Somajo "Klein Blue" 1 100
05 United Kingdom.png United Kingdom London Grammar "Wasting My Young Years" 3 80
06 Estonia.png Estonia Elina Born "Kilimanjaro" 5 70
07 Ireland.png Ireland Scarlett Rabe "Battle Cry" 6 68
08 France.png France Megan "Sous Ma Peau" 10 57
09 Australia.png Australia Troye Sivan "Ease" 15 46
10 Liechtenstein.png Liechtenstein Rykka "Movies" 4 79
11 Slovakia.png Slovakia Celeste & Carmel Buckingham "Gone" 16 40
12 Canada.png Canada Alessia Cara "Here" 9 58
13 Russia.png Russia t.A.T.u. "Loves Me Not" 18 19
14 Greece.png Greece Athena Manoukian "XO" 14 48
15 Hungary.png Hungary Kállay Saunders Band "Who We Are" 7 67
16 Belgium.png Belgium Selah Sue "Alone" 8 66
17 USA.png United States Andy Grammer "Honey, I'm Good" 11 57
18 Slovenia.png Slovenia Maraaya "Living Again" 13 55


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Yourovision Song Contest 24 Grand Final Recap











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