First qualifiers for Eurovision 2016 Grand Final decided!

After an exciting show we have just got to know the first lucky 10 countries that will be competing at Saturday’s Grand Final.

18 countries have competed at the First Semi-Final, but only 10 of them have made it through to the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016:

  1. Hungary: Freddie – Pioneer
  2. Croatia: Nina Kraljić – Lighthouse
  3. The Netherlands: Douwe Bob – Slow Down
  4. Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan – LoveWave
  5. Russia: Sergey Lazarev – You Are The Only One
  6. Czech Republic: Gabriela Gunčíková – I Stand
  7. Cyprus: Minus One – Alter Ego
  8. Austria: ZOË – Loin d’ici
  9. Azerbaijan: Samra Rahimli – Miracle
  10. Malta: Ira Losco – Walk on Water

These are the qualifiers from tonight’s show:


Viewers from all the countries taking part in the First Semi-Final were invited to vote via the official app, telephone and/or SMS. The voting window was open after the last song had been performed, and ended 15 minutes later. Televoters determined 50% of the outcome while professional juries did so with the other half of the voting combination according to the performances of yesterday’s Jury Semi-Final show.

Apart from the participating countries, these are the direct qualifying countries which have voted in the First Semi-Final:

  • Spain
  • France
  • Sweden

Full split results will be revealed after the Grand Final to keep the excitement until the end of the final.

The shows of Eurovision 2016 are hosted by the last year’s Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw and comedian Petra Mede, host of Eurovision 2013, live broadcast from the Globe Arena in Stockholm (Sweden).

What do you think about tonight’s results? Did your favourites qualify? Let us know in comments!

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén. I'm a musician and English teacher from Spain.I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest). I love Eurovision because I love discovering new songs every year.Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about (Junior) Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos, designing and editing videos, I'm very creative!I have already traveled to Eurovision and Junior Eurovision a few times and I highly recommend it! =)

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