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International Music Festival 32
Show Strength!
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 22 January 2016
Semi-final 2 date 29 January 2016
Final date 12 February 2016
Host
Venue 3 Arena, Dublin
Presenter(s) Nicky Byrne, Mollie King (Greenroom)
Broadcaster RTÉ
Opening act Semi-final 1: The Script - "Superheroes"
Semi-final 2: Molly Sterling - "Playing With The Numbers"
Grand-final: Jessica Smith - "50/50"
Interval act Semi-final 1: The Saturdays medley
Semi-final 2: Nicky Byrne - "Sunlight"
Grand-final: Irish Step Dancing
Participants
Entries 48
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Australia1 Australia
Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Withdrawing Flag of Denmark Denmark
England England
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Scotland Scotland
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Spain "Asylum"
International Music Festival
◄ 31 Eurovision Heart 33 ►


International Music Featival 32, often referred to as IMF #32, was the 32nd edition of International Music Festival. It was held in Ireland after the win of Jessica Smith with her song "50/50".


Location

Dublin (/ˈdʌblɨn/, Irish: Baile Átha Cliath [blʲa:ˈklʲiəh]) is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has an urban area population of 1,273,069. The population of the Greater Dublin Area, however, as of Census 2011 was 1,801,040 persons.

Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Act of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland.

Dublin is administered by a City Council. The city is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city, with a ranking of "Alpha-", placing it among the top thirty cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.

Bidding phase

The 3 Arena was chosen by RTÉ as the venue to host the competition. Therefor, there was no bidding phase.

The 3Arena is a 14,500-capacity amphitheatre located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland, which opened on 16 December 2008. It was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue which operated from 1988–2007, retaining only some of the outer facade. The Point Theatre was branded as "The Point Depot", in recognition of its original role as a railway goods handling station.

From 2008 to 2014, the 3Arena was known as The O2. Its 14,500 capacity makes it the largest indoor arena in Ireland. The venue was rebranded on 4 September 2014 as the 3Arena due to the takeover of O2 Ireland by Three Ireland.

The venue is owned by Live Nation. In 2011, the venue was named as the fifth busiest arena in the world with ticket sales of 670,000 putting it behind The O2 in London, the Manchester Arena, Antwerp's Sportpaleis and Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena.

Format

Semi-final allocation draw

The six posts - as always - have been determined in order to avoid the so-called "voting blocks". The 39 countries were drawn on the 4th January into the two semi-finals. Both semi-finals consist of 20 participants.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Running order draw

Logo and theme

Partcipants

48 countries have confirmed their participation. Most remarkable is the anticipated return of Australia. Egypt firstly withdrew from the competition as safety in the country is in doubt, however confirmed later on. Belarus and Czech Republic also returned to the competition, while Bulgaria, Denmark, England, EstoniaLebanon, Liechtenstein, Malta, NetherlandsNorthern Ireland, Scotland, Slovenia and Switzerland withdrew.

Returning artists

Arilena represented Albania in the 12th edition. Maya Sar took part for Bosnia in the 3rd edition. Simona Poposka represented Macedonia in the 24th edition. Inna represented Romania in the 14th and 21st edition. Lana Jurčević represented Montenegro in the 7th, 12th edition and 16th and 25th edition.

Results

Quarter-final

See more: Quarter-final 2
Eight countries participated in the quarter final. While the Faroe Islands and Egypt didn't qualify, Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, FinlandMacedonia and Poland  advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-final 1

Germany, Kosovo and Turkey will also vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Uzbekistan1 Uzbekistan Nilufar Usmonova "Dona" 12 61
02 Flag of Armenia Armenia Christine Pepelyan "Aghotq" 19 32
03 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Polina Christodoulou "Apoxoro" 05 80
04 Flag of France France Willy William "Ego" 08 70
05 Flag of San Marino San Marino Taryn Southern "I Love You (But Goodbye)" 13 58
06 Flag of Austria Austria Sunrise16 ft. Sara Koell "Imaginarium" 04 99
07 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 5Angels "Long Lost Weekend" 10 62
08 Flag of Moldova Moldova Carla's Dreams ft. Inna "Te rog" 20 14
09 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Maya Sar "Naša Ljubav, Naša Kuća" 14 48
10 Flag of Spain Spain Sara Serena "Asylum" 01 166
11 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Tasha Belaya "Stervoy Zovut" 16 37
12 Flag of Croatia Croatia Lana Jurčević "Neke Se Noći Ne Spavaju" 11 61
13 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Radistai ft. Daddy Was A Milkman "Breathe In" 17 35
14 Flag of Belgium Belgium K3 "10.000 Luchtballonnen" 03 107
15 Flag of Greece Greece Despina Vandi "Mia Anasa Makria Sou" 09 70
16 Flag of Portugal Portugal Diogo Piçarra "Sopro" 15 45
17 Flag of Iceland Iceland Glowie "Party" 06 73
18 Flag of Finland Finland Haloo Helsinki! "Kuussa Tuulee" 07 71
19 Flag of Georgia Georgia Cici "UNarmed" 02 109
20 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Lea Rue & Lost Frequencies "Sleep/For The Weak" 18 33

Semi-final 2

Ireland, Russia and Sweden will also vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lina Mayer "Personal Sky" 11 69
02 Flag of Romania Romania Alexandra Stan "I Did It, Mama!" 03 102
03 Flag of Belarus Belarus Egiazar "Stupeni Radosti" 18 22
04 Flag of Serbia Serbia Ana Stajdohar "Just To Be With You" 16 38
05 Flag of Australia1 Australia Anja Nissen "Triumph" 05 96
06 Flag of Andorra Andorra Camila Moreno "Tu Mamá Te Mató" 13 56
07 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Preyah "Vsichki Nashi Mesta" 15 41
08 Flag of Israel Israel Maya Buskila "Hishtagati" 02 115
09 Flag of Monaco Monaco Angie Be "Soundwaves" 19 18
10 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Samira "Çarəsizəm" 14 48
11 Flag of Latvia Latvia Jasie Kruz "It's Over" 04 98
12 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Simona Poposka "Ne E Najdobro" 12 65
13 Flag of Poland Poland Andreas Moe & Gromee "Gravity" 17 33
14 Flag of Albania Albania Arilena "Vegim" 09 70
15 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Zhanar Dugalova "Ayta Bersin" 06 90
16 Flag of Hungary Hungary Szabyest "Elengedlek Talán" 20 11
17 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Baby Blue "Bump" 07 83
18 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Milica Milic "Znam Te" 08 82
19 Flag of Norway Norway Julie Bergan "All Hours" 01 128
20 Flag of Italy Italy Emma "Arriverà L'Amore" 10 69

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ireland Ireland Enya "The Humming" 23 72
02 Flag of Italy Italy Emma "Arriverà L'Amore" 20 82
03 Flag of Germany Germany Madeline Juno "Into The Night" 03 150
04 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic 5Angels "Long Lost Weekend" 19 84
05 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Zhanar Dugalova "Ayta Bersin" 18 84
06 Flag of Finland Finland Haloo Helsinki! "Kuussa Tuulee" 13 111
07 Flag of Austria Austria Sunrise16 ft. Sara Koell "Imaginarium" 22 79
08 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Baby Blue "Bump" 05 129
09 Flag of Belgium Belgium K3 "10.000 Luchtballonnen" 06 127
10 Flag of Iceland Iceland Glowie "Party" 25 66
11 Flag of Turkey Turkey Aylin Coşkun "Akrep İğnesi" 15 102
12 Flag of Australia1 Australia Anja Nissen "Triumph" 10 120
13 Flag of Spain Spain Sara Serena "Asylum" 01 203
14 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Milica Milic "Znam Te" 21 80
15 Flag of France France Willy William "Ego" 04 130
16 Flag of Latvia Latvia Jasie Kruz "It's Over" 14 107
17 Flag of Sweden Sweden John De Sohn ft. Violet Days "Rush" 12 114
18 Flag of Albania Albania Arilena "Vegim" 16 99
19 Flag of Romania Romania Alexandra Stan "I Did It, Mama!" 09 120
20 Flag of Georgia Georgia Cici "UNarmed" 07 122
21 Flag of Israel Israel Maya Buskila "Hishtagati" 08 121
22 Flag of Norway Norway Julie Bergan "All Hours" 11 115
23 Flag of Greece Greece Despina Vandi "Mia Anasa Makria Sou" 17 85
24 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Dua Lipa "Be The One" 02 163
25 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Polina Christodoulou "Apoxoro" 24 69
26 Flag of Russia Russia Vintage "Ya Veru V Lyubov'" 26 50

Voting grids

Quarter-final

See Quarter-final 2

Semi-final 1

12 points

No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points

Semi-final 2

12 points

Final

12 points

Other awards

Web Award

The web award was introduced for people who follow the contest but can not join as a delegation member. Each user can vote once for as many songs as they'd want to. The results were revealed before the voting procedure.

Place Country Artist Song Percent
1 Flag of Germany Germany Madeline Juno "Into The Night" 6,39%
2 Flag of Albania Albania Arilena "Vegim" 5,95%
3 Flag of Spain Spain Sara Serena "Asylum" 5,95%
4 Flag of Georgia Georgia Cici "UNarmed" 5,10%
5 Flag of Australia1 Australia Anja Nissen "Triumph" 5,10%
6 Flag of Romania Romania Alexandra Stan "I Did It, Mama!" 5,10%
7 Flag of Norway Norway Julie Bergan "All Hours" 4,34%
8 Flag of Israel Israel Maya Buskila "Hishtagati" 4,34%
9 Flag of Belgium Belgium K3 "10.000 Luchtballonnen" 3,95%
10 Flag of Ireland Ireland Enya "The Humming" 3,95%

IMF Awards

Main article: IMF Awards 32

The firstceremony of the IMF Awards was held for this edition. The ceremony took place in Dublin, Ireland, the winner of the thirtieth edition. The nominees were revealed on TBA 2016 and the voting started the next day. The winners were revealed on TBA 2016.

IMF Second Chance Contest

Main article: OGAI Second Chance Contest 32

The fourth OGAI Second Chance Contest took place for this edition. The OGAN clubs of each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries.

Other countries

Active IMF members

  • Flag of Australia1 Australia — The IBU officially invited the Australian broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) to return to the competition due to highly shown activity and interest in the country of the contest.
  • Flag of Egypt Egypt — The Egyptian broadcaster Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) announced that due to the recent terrorism in the country, safety can not be guaranteed any longer, and, therefore, a participation is not possible anymore. Recently, Egypt shown interest in returning to the contest.
  • Flag of Iceland Iceland — The Icelandic broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið (RÚV) announced on November 22 that no decision regarding a possible participation was made yet. However, they would confirm 'right away', if they would make it to the final.
  • Flag of Latvia Latvia — The Latvian broadcaster Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) announced on November 23 that a decision will be taken after the semi-final results.

International broadcasts and voting

Voting and spokespersons

  1. Flag of Montenegro Goga Sekulić
  2. Flag of United Kingdom Neon Hitch
  3. Flag of Moldova Dan Balan
  4. Flag of Lithuania Donny Montell
  5. Flag of Israel Shiri Maimon
  6. Flag of Sweden Anna Bergendahl
  7. Flag of Macedonia Daniel Kajmakoski
  8. Flag of Greece Giorgos Kapoutzidis
  9. Flag of Ireland Jessica Smith
  10. Flag of Albania Eneda Tirafa
  11. Flag of Kazakhstan Kämshat Zholdybaeva
  12. Flag of Romania Otilia
  13. Flag of Egypt Baz Ashmawy
  14. Flag of Portugal Katia Aveiro
  15. Flag of San Marino Lucy Hale
  16. Flag of Slovakia Marko Duplisak

  1. Flag of Norway Laurent Kelmendi
  2. Flag of France Marina Kaye
  3. Flag of Georgia Tika Patsasia
  4. Flag of Kosovo Era Istrefi
  5. Flag of Finland Benjamin Peltonen
  6. Flag of Italy Gianluca Ginoble
  7. Flag of Latvia Anmary
  8. Flag of Hungary Viktor Király
  9. Flag of Cyprus Stefanos Dimosthenous
  10. Flag of Russia Dima Bilan
  11. Flag of Germany Sarah Lorraine Riek
  12. Flag of Spain Xuso Jones
  13. Flag of Faroe Islands Rannva Joensen
  14. Flag of Bulgaria Ruth Koleva
  15. Flag of Luxembourg Katharina Voss
  16. Flag of Australia Delta Goodrem

  1. Flag of Croatia Stana Katic
  2. Flag of Azerbaijan Dilara Kazimova
  3. Flag of Monaco Laurie Delhostal
  4. Flag of Ukraine Ksana Sergienko
  5. Flag of Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyan
  6. Flag of Serbia Mirjana Puhar
  7. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Pamela Ramljak
  8. Flag of Czech Republic Marta Jandová
  9. Flag of Belgium Selah Sue
  10. Flag of Andorra Gisela
  11. Flag of Iceland Friðrik Ómar
  12. Flag of Poland Marcin Mroziński
  13. Flag of Austria Agnès Milewski
  14. Flag of Belarus Alexey Gross
  15. Flag of Turkey Hadise
  16. Flag of Uzbekistan Rayhon

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