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Yourovision Song Contest 26
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Believe

Contest

Yourovision Song Contest

Edition no.

26

Participants

16

Location

Toronto, Canada.png Canada

Host

TessHex

Grand Final

30th March 2016

Winner

Canada.png Canada
"Crier Tout Bas"

Timeline

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Welcome to your Eurovision Song Contest.

This is the twenty-sixth edition of the Yourovision Song Contest, to be held in Toronto, after Allie X's technical win for Canada in the previous edition. This edition featured one of the highest proportions of non-English-language songs, constituting 56.25% of the competition.

If that definition is extended to countries singing in one of their official languages (considering that the songs of the United Kingdom, Ireland, the USA, and Malta are in English; and that Spanish is an official language of Chile, who represents a stake of Antarctica as per Yourovision participation rules), that percentage increases drastically, indicating a total of 81.25% of the competition singing in a language native to the countries in question.

This edition marks the second time a single country has won concurrently, and in a contest hosted by themselves, also making Canada's Head of Delegation the fourth to have achieved a consecutive win overall, when factoring in consecutive wins across differing countries.

Edition 26 - Toronto - Believe

After Canada's victory, Toronto and Ottawa were selected as leading candidate cities to host the twenty-sixth edition, and, ultimately, Toronto was selected for cultural and logistical reasons. This means that, once again, the contest is being in a non-capital city outside of Europe. The slogan "Believe" was chosen, in conjunction with sharply contrasting black and white imagery, and heraldry inspired by Rorschach tests, to continue to inspire the creativity responsible for the music industry.

The dates for this edition are:
Participation deadline/Voting begins: 19th March, 2016
Voting deadline: 29th March, 2016
Grand Final: 30th March, 2016

Participants

Debuting countries Withdrawing countries Returning countries
  • None

Returning Artists

This edition Previous appearance
Country Artist Song Country Song Edition
Albania.png Albania Arilena "Vegim" Albania.png Albania "Aeroplan" #9
Flag of Antarctica.png Antarctica Kevin, Karla y La Banda "Te Contaré" Flag of Antarctica.png Antarctica "Espacio En Blanco" #17
Norway.png Norway Kaizers Orchestra "En For Orgelet, En For Meg" Norway.png Norway "Resistansen" #24
Sweden.png Sweden Tove Styrke "Ego" Sweden.png Sweden "Borderline" #19
USA.png United States Lady Gaga "'Til It Happens To You" Italy.png Italy "Paparazzi" #8
Aland Islands.png Åland Islands Kent "La Belle Epoque" Aland Islands.png Åland Islands "Om Du Var Här" #18

Grand Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Kosovo.png Kosovo Dua Lipa "Be The One" 2 94
02 Norway.png Norway Kaizers Orchestra "En For Orgelet, En For Meg" 15 31
03 Sweden.png Sweden Tove Styrke "Ego" 8 61
04 Poland.png Poland Ewa Farna "Tu" 9 45
05 Netherlands.png Netherlands Years & Years "Eyes Shut" 11 41
06 United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Bianca Claxton "Shine A Little Light" 6 65
07 Albania.png Albania Arilena "Vegim" 4 67
08 Flag of Antarctica.png Antarctica Kevin, Karla y La Banda "Te Contaré" 16 11
09 USA.png United States Lady Gaga "'Til It Happens To You" 12 40
10 Romania.png Romania ADDA "Lupii" 7 64
11 Canada.png Canada Cœur De Pirate "Crier Tout Bas" 1 96
12 Malta.png Malta Christabelle "Kingdom" 3 82
13 Slovenia.png Slovenia Raiven "Črno Bel" 14 31
14 Aland Islands.png Åland Islands Kent "La Belle Epoque" 10 45
15 Ireland.png Ireland Freezepop "Less Talk More Rokk" 13 32
16 Hungary.png Hungary Gergő Oláh "Győz A Jó" 5 65

Recap of the songs

Yourovision_Song_Contest_26_Recap

Yourovision Song Contest 26 Recap







Timeline

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