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International Music Festival 35
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 6 August 2016
Semi-final 2 date 13 August 2016
Final date 26 August 2016
Host
Venue Israel
Presenter(s) Mei Finegold
Chen Aharoni
Shiri Maimon
Broadcaster IBA
Opening act Semi-final 1: Delta Goodrem - "Heart Hypnotic"
Semi-final 2: Sia - "Cheap Thrills"
Grand Final: Delta Goodrem - "Dear Life"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Nadav Guedj - "Golden Boy"
Semi-final 2: Dami Im - "Gladiator"
Grand Final: Sia - "Alive"
Participants
Entries 52
Returning Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of San Marino San Marino
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Withdrawing Flag of Denmark Denmark
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Voting
System Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting
Winner Bulgaria "Phoenix"
International Music Festival
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International Music Festival 35, often referred to as IMF 35, was the thirty-fifth edition of the International Music Festival. After Australia's second win in a row, the IBU decided once again where the contest will be hosted. The contest was announced to be hosted in Israel due to finishing second in the previous edition. The winner of the contest was Bulgaria with "Phoenix" by Christiana Loizu.

Location Edit

Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea. It has land borders with Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan on the east, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the east and west, respectively, and Egypt to the southwest. It contains geographically diverse features within its relatively small area. Israel's financial center and technology hub is Tel Aviv, while Jerusalem is the proclaimed capital, although Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem is internationally unrecognized

Bidding phaseEdit

IBA announced the applying venues for hosting on 14 July 2016.

Key   Template:If empty   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Jerusalem Payis Arena 15,654 A multi-functional indoor arena in Jerusalem.
Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 8,000 Hosted the 1997 FIBA European All star game
Haifa Romena Arena 5,000 Primarily used for indoor athletics, motocross events and concerts.

FormatEdit

Semi-final allocation drawEdit

The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 20 July 2016 at the headquarters of IBA in Jerusalem. The big 6 countries were first drawn to determine in which semi-final each would country vote. The rest of the forty-two countries were divided into six pots, based on their geographical place. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

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

Running orderEdit

Unlike the previous editions, the running order of the edition was not decided by a random draw as it was decided by the IBU that the running order of the semi-finals and the final of the edition would be decided by producers appointed by both the IBU and the host broadcaster IBA. The IBU said that this was done in order to make the shows more exciting and to ensure that all contestants had a chance to stand out, preventing entries that are too similar cancelling each other out.

The running order of the semi-finals was revealed on 27 July 2016. The running order for the final was revealed right after the results of the second semi-final, on TBA 2016.

New voting systemEdit

The IBU announced on July 1 2016 that there would be a new voting system introduced during the edition. The countries would now award two sets of 1-8, 10 and 12 points; one from their professional jury and the other from televoting. The jury votes will be presented by the spokesperson appointed by each broadcaster with the 1-7 points appearing on screen and 8, 10 and 12 being announced by the spokesperson. After all the jury votes are cast by the participating countries, the hosts will present the televoting results of the countries starting with the country that received the less points to the country that received the most points from televoting. The new voting system also applied to the semi-finals to determine the ten qualifiers but as before the qualifiers are announced in a random order.

Sneak peeks and betting oddsEdit

There were seven sneak peeks in this edition with seven or eight countries in each sneak peek. The countries were divided into the sneak peeks according to the order of the songs announcement with the songs that were announced first being in the first sneak peek. The broadcasters could post their result for each of the sneak peeks ranking the songs from first to last. The six sneak peeks were the following:

Sneak Peek 1 Sneak Peek 2 Sneak Peek 3
Sneak Peek 4 Sneak Peek 5 Sneak Peek 6

The betting odds of the edition were based on the rankings in the sneak peeks. The average rank of each country represented the country's odds to win the contest.

Participating countriesEdit

     Countries in the first semi-final
     Countries voting in the first semi-final
     Countries in the second semi-final
     Countries voting in the second semi-final

Fifty-two countries have confirmed to take part in the edition. BelgiumCyprus, Finland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey are returning to the contest after a one-edition absence. Denmark, Lebanon, Morocco and Switzerland will withdraw from the 35th edition.

Returning artists Edit

Magdalena Cvetkoska Ena took part for FYR Macedonia in the seventh and fourteenth editions. Michele Bravi previously represented San Marino in the thirty-third edition. Clean Bandit represented the United Kingdom in the eleventh, twenty-first and twenty-sixth editions. Kendji Girac took part for both France and Monaco in the twentieth and thirty-first editions. Nicoleta Nucă represented Moldova in the thirtieth and thirty-first editions. Billie represented Belgium in the thirtieth edition. Besa has been previously selected for Albania in the fourteenth, twenty-fifth and twenty-seventh editions. Kerli represented Estonia in the thirty-first edition. Thorsteinn Einarsson represented Iceland in the twenty-third edition. Mc Stojan formerly represented Serbia in the thirty-fourth edition. Aminata represented Latvia in the thirtieth edition. Lina Mayer already represented Slovakia in the thirty-second edition. Tolvai Reni took part for Hungary in the fourteenth, nineteenth and thirty-fourth editions. Zaho previously took part for Algeria in the ninth and seventeenth editions. Ani Lorak represented Ukraine in the fifth, sixth, eightteenth, twenty-fifth, twenty-sixth and thirty-fourth editions. Tove Lo represented Sweden in the fourteenth edition.

​Results Edit

Quarter-finalEdit

See more: Quarter-final 3
Nine countries participated in the quarter final. Armenia, Egypt, Ireland, Moldova and Serbia qualified to the semi-finals while Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan failed to qualify.

Semi-final 1 Edit

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. France, Israel and Norway also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified to the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Démira "Dragons" 14 123
02 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lina Mayer "Nothing" 12 140
03 Flag of Belgium Belgium Billie "Caught By The Tide" 06 162
04 Flag of Italy Italy Marco Rotelli ft. Deborah Iurato "Fermeremo Il Tempo" 15 107
05 Flag of Russia Russia Sati Kazanova "Radost', Privet" 03 193
06 Flag of Austria Austria Darius & Finlay ft. Aili Teigmo "World's Crashing Down" 20 40
07 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Clean Bandit ft. Louisa Johnson "Tears" 01 280
08 Flag of Armenia Armenia C-rouge ft. Carmen Balian "Ganchoum Em, Ari Ari" 11 144
09 Flag of Latvia Latvia Aminata "Fighter" 16 95
10 Flag of Albania Albania Besa ft. Ansi "Kameleon" 08 158
11 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Casi "Lion" 07 159
12 Flag of Malta Malta The New Victorians "Keep Me In Love" 04 190
13 Flag of Romania Romania G Girls "Call The Police" 05 169
14 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "Who Needs A Heart" 09 154
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nicoleta Nucă "Castele De Nisip" 10 151
16 Flag of Hungary Hungary Tolvai Reni "Látomás" 18 78
17 Flag of Greece Greece Katerina Stikoudi "I Like The Way" 19 59
18 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Aygun Kazimova ft. Snoop Dogg "Coffee From Colombia" 17 91
19 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Teška Industrija "Gdje Ćeš ti, A Gdje Ću Ja" 21 9
20 Flag of Ireland Ireland Greywind "Forest Ablaze" 13 132
21 Flag of Germany Germany Anna Naklab "Whole" 02 208

 Semi-final 2 Edit

Twenty-one countries participated in the second semi-final. Australia, Kosovo and Sweden also voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified to the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Magdalena Cvetkoska Ena "Na Vrv I Na Dno" 05 186
02 Flag of Algeria Algeria Zaho ft. MHD "Laissez-les Kouma" 13 101
03 Flag of Iceland Iceland Thorsteinn Einarsson "Aurora" 08 168
04 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Ani Lorak "Uderzhi Moye Serdse" 04 187
05 Flag of San Marino San Marino Michele Bravi "Un Giorno In Più" 20 39
06 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg TP4Y "Blush" 03 190
07 Flag of Portugal Portugal Amor Electro "Juntos Somos Mais Fortes" 19 49
08 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Shana Pearson "Not Afraid" 11 108
09 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Klemen Slakonja "Golden Dump" 18 64
10 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Christiana Loizu "Phoenix" 01 403
11 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Adam Mišík "Tak Pojď!" 15 89
12 Flag of Monaco Monaco Aurélie Preston "Something 4 Ya" 17 71
13 Flag of Finland Finland Saara "I Do" 06 186
14 Flag of Turkey Turkey İrem Derici "Evlenmene Bak" 07 171
15 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Donny Montell "Fly" 09 139
16 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Danijel Alibabic "Bas Me Je Dobro" 16 74
17 Flag of Egypt Egypt Young Pharoz "Yalla Ben Ne3eesh (Flying The Flag)" 12 101
18 Flag of Spain Spain Auryn ft. Anastacia "Who's Loving You?" 02 269
19 Flag of Belarus Belarus Alen Hit "My Heart Is Broken" 21 19
20 Flag of Serbia Serbia Mc Stojan "Navucen Na Tebe" 14 95
21 Flag of Poland Poland Agata Dziarmagowska "Incomplete" 10 134

Grand Final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Russia Russia Sati Kazanova "Radost', Privet" 11 213
02 Flag of Spain Spain Auryn ft. Anastacia "Who's Loving You?" 04 322
03 Flag of Israel Israel Peer Tasi ft. Eden Ben Zaken "Kol Hair Shelanu" 25 57
04 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Magdalena Cvetkoska Ena "Na Vrv I Na Dno" 21 159
05 Flag of Albania Albania Besa ft. Ansi "Kameleon" 12 206
06 Flag of Romania Romania G Girls "Call The Police" 15 191
07 Flag of Sweden Sweden Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo "Close" 16 188
08 Flag of Poland Poland Agata Dziarmagowska "Incomplete" 22 150
09 Flag of Norway Norway Alan Walker "Sing Me To Sleep" 06 299
10 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Clean Bandit ft. Louisa Johnson "Tears" 03 449
11 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Baby G "I Win" 26 54
12 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Christiana Loizu "Phoenix" 01 563
13 Flag of Turkey Turkey İrem Derici "Evlenmene Bak" 14 192
14 Flag of Germany Germany Anna Naklab "Whole" 05 322
15 Flag of Finland Finland Saara "I Do" 24 112
16 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg TP4Y "Blush" 17 188
17 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Casi "Lion" 07 293
18 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Kristel Lisberg "Who Needs A Heart" 08 254
19 Flag of Australia1 Australia The Veronicas "In My Blood" 02 523
20 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nicoleta Nucă "Castele De Nisip" 10 234
21 Flag of Iceland Iceland Thorsteinn Einarsson "Aurora" 09 240
22 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Ani Lorak "Uderzhi Moye Serdse" 20 167
23 Flag of France France Kendji Girac "Sonrisa" 23 141
24 Flag of Belgium Belgium Billie "Caught By The Tide" 13 200
25 Flag of Malta Malta The New Victorians "Keep Me In Love" 18 181
26 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Donny Montell "Fly" 19 181

Voting grids Edit

Semi-final 1 Edit

Semi-final 1
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21


     Jury
     Televoting
Voting results
Total Score Split Jury Televote NNetherlands1 NSlovakia1 NBelgium NItaly NRussia NAustria1 NUnitedKingdom NArmenia NLatvia NAlbania NCyprus NMalta NRomania1 NFaroeIslands NMoldova NHungary NGreece NAzerbaijan NBosniaandHerzegovina NIreland NGermany NFrance NIsrael NNorway1
Netherlands
Slovakia
Belgium
Italy
Russia
Austria
United Kingdom
Armenia
Latvia
Albania
Cyprus
Malta
Romania
Faroe Islands
Moldova
Hungary
Greece
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ireland
Germany

12 points Edit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the first semi-final:

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
TBA
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
TBA

Semi-final 2 Edit

Semi-final 2
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21


     Jury
     Televoting
Voting results
Total Score Split Jury Televote NFYRMacedonia NAlgeria NIceland1 NUkraine NSanMarino NLuxembourg1 NPortugal NLiechtenstein1 NSlovenia NBulgaria1 NCzechRepublic NMonaco NFinland NTurkey1 NLithuania NMontenegro NEgypt NSpain NBelarus NSerbia NPoland NAustralia NKosovo NSweden1
FYR Macedonia
Algeria
Iceland
Ukraine
San Marino
Luxembourg
Portugal
Liechtenstein
Slovenia
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Monaco
Finland
Turkey
Lithuania
Montenegro
Egypt
Spain
Belarus
Serbia
Poland

12 points Edit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the second semi-final:

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
TBA
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
TBA

Final Edit

Final
split jury/televote results
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
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     Jury
     Televoting
Voting results
Total Score Split Jury Televote NRussia NSpain NIsrael NFYRMacedonia NAlbania NRomania1 NSweden1 NPoland NNorway1 NUnitedKingdom NKosovo NBulgaria NTurkey NGermany NFinland NLuxembourg NCyprus NFaroeIslands NAustralia NMoldova NIceland NUkraine NFrance NBelgium NMalta NLithuania NNetherlands NSlovakia NItaly NAustria NArmenia NLatvia NHungary NGreece NAzerbaijan NBosniaHerzegovina NIreland NAlgeria NSanMarino NPortugal NLiechtenstein NSlovenia NCzechRepublic NMonaco NMontenegro NEgypt NBelarus NSerbia NRestoftheWorld
Russia
Spain
Israel
FYR Macedonia
Albania
Romania
Sweden
Poland
Norway
United
Kingdom
Kosovo
Bulgaria
Turkey
     Jury
     Televoting
Total Score Split Jury Televote NRussia NSpain NIsrael NFYRMacedonia NAlbania NRomania1 NSweden1 NPoland NNorway1 NUnitedKingdom NKosovo NBulgaria NTurkey NGermany NFinland NLuxembourg NCyprus NFaroeIslands NAustralia NMoldova NIceland NUkraine NFrance NBelgium NMalta NLithuania NNetherlands NSlovakia NItaly NAustria NArmenia NLatvia NHungary NGreece NAzerbaijan NBosniaHerzegovina NIreland NAlgeria NSanMarino NPortugal NLiechtenstein NSlovenia NCzechRepublic NMonaco NMontenegro NEgypt NBelarus NSerbia NRestoftheWorld
Germany
Finland
Luxembourg
Cyprus
Faroe Islands
Australia
Moldova
Iceland
Ukraine
France
Belgium
Malta
Lithuania
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by appearance in the semi-finals.

12 points Edit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country in the final:

Jury
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
TBA
Televoting
No. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
TBA

IncidentsEdit

​Portuguese entry changeEdit

On 27 July 2016, it was revealed that the original national selection winner's song "Dame Un Besito" by Ana Malhoa was a cover. Therefor, RTP suggested to change the entry to the runner-up, which was approved by the IBU the same day.

​​Andorran disqualificationEdit

On 27 July 2016, the IBU announced that due to the fact that Andorra didn't submit any entry by the submission deadline, the country would be disqualified from the edition and will have to pay a special fee.

Other countriesEdit

Further information: List of countries in the International Music Festival

Countries that are active members of the International Broadcasting Union (IBU) are also eligible to participate in the International Music Festival. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active IBU membersEdit

  • Flag of Belarus Belarus: On 8 June 2016, BTRC stated that a participation is currently in doubt and would be decided after the semi-final result.
  • Flag of Denmark Denmark : As the final confirmation deadline passed on July 17 and DR did not state anything on their participation, the IBU announced that Denmark will therefor be withdrawing from the 35th edition. A return is yet unknown.
  • Flag of Hungary Hungary: On 29 June 2016, Duna TV stated that a participation is likely but will ultimately be decided once the final results are out. They did finally confirm their participation a few days before the deadline.
  • Flag of Iceland Iceland: RÚV announced on May 30 that a decision would be made after the semi-final results are known.
  • Flag of Lebanon Lebanon : In an inofficial statement adressed towards the IBU, LBC announced their withdrawal from the 35th edition due to on-going changes and low interest in the competition itself.

IBU non-membersEdit

International broadcasts and voting Edit

Voting and spokespersons Edit

  1. Flag of Belgium Laura Tesoro
  2. Flag of Luxembourg Teske
  3. Flag of Belarus Alyona Lanskaya
  4. Flag of Malta Ben Camille
  5. Flag of Macedonia Bebe Rexha
  6. Flag of France Michael Vartan
  7. Flag of Albania Ronela Hajati
  8. Flag of Italy Mariano Di Vaio
  9. Flag of Iceland Yohanna
  10. Flag of Georgia Tika Patsatsia
  11. Flag of Liechtenstein Al Walser
  12. Flag of San Marino Donatella Versace
  13. Flag of Norway Julie Bergan
  14. Flag of Armenia Iveta Mukuchyan
  15. Flag of Romania Alexandru Foitos
  16. Flag of Bulgaria Poli Genova
  17. Flag of Germany Manuel Neuer
  18. Flag of Netherlands Armin van Buuren

  1. Flag of Croatia Severina Vučković
  2. Flag of Russia Natan
  3. Flag of Montenegro Milos Karadaglić
  4. Flag of Ireland Jessica Smith
  5. Flag of Spain David de Gea
  6. Flag of Serbia Milan Mitrovic
  7. Flag of Finland Pernilla Karlsson
  8. Flag of Czech Republic Tereza Kerndlova
  9. Flag of United Kingdom Maggie Smith
  10. Flag of Greece Helena Paparizou
  11. Flag of Moldova Pasha Parfeny
  12. Flag of Sweden Lynda Woodruff
  13. Flag of Estonia Elina Born
  14. Flag of Latvia Aminata
  15. Flag of Kosovo Hashim Thaçi
  16. Flag of Algeria Sabrine Chouib
  17. Flag of Poland Lanberry
  18. Flag of Australia Dami Im

  1. Flag of Cyprus Ivi Adamou
  2. Flag of Lithuania Jurgita Jurkute
  3. Flag of Portugal David Carreira
  4. Flag of Faroe Islands Sada Vidoo
  5. Flag of Turkey Derya Uluğ
  6. Flag of Hungary Antal Timi
  7. Flag of Israel Gal Gadot
  8. Flag of Austria Danny Nucci
  9. Flag of Monaco Amel Bent
  10. Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Amel Curic
  11. Flag of Ukraine Loboda
  12. Flag of Slovakia Maria Cirova
  13. Flag of Egypt Sandy
  14. Flag of Azerbaijan Dilara Kazimova
  15. Flag of Slovenia Peter Poles
  16. Flag of Kazakhstan Luina
  17. Flag of None Demi Lovato[1]

Notes Edit

  1. ^ Demi Lovato presented the votes for the Rest of the World jury.

External linksEdit

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