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International Music Festival 33
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 25 March 2016
Semi-final 2 date 1st April 2016
Final date 29 April 2016
Host
Venue Palau dels Esports de Barcelona, Barcelona
Presenter(s) Xuso Jones
Roko
Elsa Pataky (Greenroom)
Broadcaster RTVÉ
Opening act Semi-final 1: Sara Serena - "Asylum"
Semi-final 2: Edurne - "Amanecer"
Grand final: Barei - "Say Yay!"/"Who Play The Drums"
Interval act Semi-final 1: Auryn - "Electric"
Semi-final 2: Ruth Lorenzo - "The Night"
Grand final: Alvaro Soler - "Sofia"
Participants
Entries 54
Debuting None
Returning Flag of Algeria Algeria
Flag of Denmark Denmark
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
Flag of Morocco Morocco
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Withdrawing Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Australia "Paint Me Black"
International Music Festival
◄ 32 Eurovision Heart 34 ►


International Music Featival 33, often referred to as IMF #33, is the 33rd edition of International Music Festival. It will be held in Barcelona, Spain after the victory of Sara Serena with her song "Asylum".


LocationEdit

Barcelona (/bɑːrsəˈloʊnə/, Catalan: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish: [barθeˈlona]) is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and Spain's second most populated city, with a population of 1.6 million within its administrative limits. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.7 million people, being the seventh-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area, Berlin and Milan. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 ft) high.

Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economical and administrative center of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean is located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments.

Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. It is a major cultural and economic center in southwestern Europe, 24th in the world (before Zürich, after Frankfurt) and a financial center. In 2008 it was the fourth most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union and 35th in the world with GDP amounting to €177 billion. In 2012 Barcelona had a GDP of $170 billion; it is leading Spain in both employment rate and GDP per capita change. In 2009 the city was ranked Europe's third and one of the world's most successful as a city brand. In the same year the city was ranked Europe's fourth best city for business and fastest improving European city, with growth improved by 17% per year, but it has since been in a full recession with declines in both employment and GDP per capita, with some recent signs of the beginning of an economic recovery. Since 2011 Barcelona is a leading smart city in Europe. Barcelona is a transport hub with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe's principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles above 35 million passengers per year, an extensive motorway network and a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe.

VenueEdit

The Palau dels Esports de Barcelona (Barcelona Sports Palace) is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is on Lleida Street on the slopes of Montjuïc, a hill to the south east of the city centre.

The arena is able to host competitions of any indoor sport. In 2000 it was adapted to better accommodate theatre and musical shows and given a new name: Barcelona Teatre Musical. The seating capacity was reduced from 8,000 to 3,500, but comfort and the acoustic quality were enhanced.

FormatEdit

Semi-final allocation drawEdit

The six posts - as always - have been determined in order to avoid the so-called "voting blocks". The fourty-one countries were drawn on six pots into the two semi-finals. Both semi-finals consist of 22 participants.

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

Running order drawEdit

Logo and themeEdit

Partcipating countriesEdit

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     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

55 countries have confirmed their participation. Only the Faroe Islands will not compete in this edition, while Algeria, Denmark, Estonia, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Netherlands, Slovenia and Switzerland will all return to the contest.

Returning artistsEdit

Results Edit

Quarter-final Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Olga Romanovskaya "Derzhi Menya Krepche" 1 78
02 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Eglė Jakštytė "Aš Viena" 6 48
03 Flag of Monaco Monaco Fréro Delavega "Ton Visage" 7 47
04 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Maan "Perfect World" 3 59
05 Flag of Hungary Hungary Antal Timi "Elég" 2 59
06 Flag of Serbia Serbia Ceca "Dobro Sam Prošla" 5 49
07 Flag of Moldova Moldova Tanya German "Monopoliya" 4 53

Semi-final 1 Edit

Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom will also vote in the first semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Maan "Perfect World" 13 56
02 Flag of Algeria Algeria1 YADi "Guillotine" 1 128
03 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Emin "Amor" 20 33
04 Flag of San Marino San Marino Michele Bravi "Sweet Suicide" 22 10
05 Flag of Hungary Hungary Antal Timi "Elég" 9 82
06 Flag of Andorra Andorra Maïa Vidal "Islands Of You And Me" 18 38
07 Flag of Russia Russia Sergey Lazarev "In My Lonely Life" 11 61
08 Flag of Australia1 Australia Ben Hazlewood ft. Mali Koa Hood "Paint Me Black" 2 124
09 Flag of Georgia Georgia Lisa May "Young Love" 15 40
10 Flag of Malta Malta Maxine Pace "Young Love" 17 38
11 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kämshat Zholdybaeva "Birge" 10 67
12 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Tanja Žagar "Carica" 16 38
13 Flag of Albania Albania Juliana Pasha "Vulkan" 19 33
14 Flag of Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Misi Kardia" 8 83
15 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Tsvetelina Yaneva "Vidimo Izneveril" 6 89
16 Flag of Denmark Denmark Medina "We Survive" 3 115
17 Flag of Portugal Portugal Aurea "I Didn't Mean It" 21 31
18 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Yellow Claw ft. Ayden "Till It Hurts" 4 102
19 Flag of Turkey Turkey Fulin "Keyf-i Halik" 14 46
20 Flag of Iceland Iceland Elísabet Ormslev "Á ný" 12 59
21 Flag of Italy Italy Alessio Bernabei "Noi Siamo Infinito" 7 84
22 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Stefanie Heinzmann "On Fire" 5 93

^ Algeria asked the IBU council to be put in Semi-final 1 for internal reasons.

Semi-final 2 Edit

France, Kosovo and Spain will also vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Egypt Egypt Aly & Fila ft. Susana "Without You" 10 67
02 Flag of Estonia Estonia Würffel "We Can Go" 22 11
03 Flag of Armenia Armenia Elly V "I'll Be Around (Bounce)" 13 57
04 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Jan Oliver "Dancing Alone" 4 92
05 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Elena Risteska "Dozivotno" 7 80
06 Flag of Belarus Belarus Katya Volkova "Ya Hochu Tol'ko Tebya" 5 89
07 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Olga Romanovskaya "Derzhi Menya Krepche" 2 120
08 Flag of Sweden Sweden Full of Keys "Me & The Sea" 8 77
09 Flag of Finland Finland Katéa "That Ain't Love" 11 65
10 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Magdalena Bogić "Nije kraj" 19 28
11 Flag of Poland Poland Grzegorz Hyzy ft. TABB "Na Chwile" 18 36
12 Flag of Austria Austria SEM "Demon" 14 57
13 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Echo Wants Her Voice Back "Tea" 20 27
14 Flag of Ireland Ireland2 Shane Filan "Me And The Moon" 9 72
15 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Dominika Mirgova "Podium" 6 86
16 Flag of Latvia Latvia Samanta Tīna "We Live For Love" 3 113
17 Flag of Croatia Croatia Neda Ukraden "Zuto" 21 17
18 Flag of Norway Norway Alida "Leave It All Behind" 17 42
19 Flag of Morocco Morocco Chawki ft. Kenza Farah "Tous Ensemble" 15 52
20 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Olga Lounová "When The Music's On" 1 148
21 Flag of Romania Romania Cortes ft. Andreea Balan "Uita-ma" 12 64
22 Flag of Israel Israel Maor Levi & BRKLYN ft. Mariah McManus "No Sleep" 16 50

^ Ireland asked the IBU council to be put in Semi-final 2 for internal reasons.

Finalists Edit

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Jan Oliver "Dancing Alone" 13 113
02 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Olga Lounová "When The Music's On" 5 190
03 Flag of Algeria Algeria YADi "Guillotine" 2 201
04 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Yellow Claw ft. Ayden "Till It Hurts" 7 160
05 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Kämshat Zholdybaeva "Birge" 21 75
06 Flag of Belarus Belarus Katya Volkova "Ya Hochu Tol'ko Tebya" 14 112
07 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Neon Hitch "Sparks" 9 142
08 Flag of Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Misi Kardia" 20 94
09 Flag of Egypt Egypt Aly & Fila ft. Susana "Without You" 26 37
10 Flag of France France Olympe "C'est Facile" 25 45
11 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Stefanie Heinzmann "On Fire" 6 163
12 Flag of Australia1 Australia Ben Hazlewood ft. Mali Koa Hood "Paint Me Black" 1 218
13 Flag of Latvia Latvia Samanta Tīna "We Live For Love" 16 105
14 Flag of Kosovo Kosovo Dhurata Dora "Shume On" 12 114
15 Flag of Belgium Belgium Selah Sue "Reason" 17 104
16 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Olga Romanovskaya "Derzhi Menya Krepche" 4 194
17 Flag of Spain Spain Xriz "Oye Niña" 23 52
18 Flag of Ireland Ireland Shane Filan "Me And The Moon" 22 62
19 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Elena Risteska "Dozivotno" 19 96
20 Flag of Sweden Sweden Full of Keys "Me & The Sea" 11 114
21 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Tsvetelina Yaneva "Vidimo Izneveril" 15 109
22 Flag of Italy Italy Alessio Bernabei "Noi Siamo Infinito" 8 157
23 Flag of Denmark Denmark Medina "We Survive" 3 199
24 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Dominika Mirgova "Podium" 18 102
25 Flag of Germany Germany Eff "Stimme" 24 52
26 Flag of Hungary Hungary Antal Timi "Elég" 10 123

Voting grids Edit

Quarter-final Edit

Semi-final 1 Edit

12 points Edit

Semi-final 2 Edit

12 points Edit

Final Edit

12 pointsEdit

Other awards Edit

IMF Awards

IMF Second Chance Contest Edit

Main article: OGAI Second Chance Contest 33

The fifth 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.

IncidentsEdit

Flag of Algeria Algeria - Amel Bent was at first announced to take part in the national selection with her song "Regarde-nous". However, the song already represented Morocco and was therefor replaced.
Flag of Italy Italy - Marco Mengoni was first announced to represent Italy with "Ti ho voluto bene veramente". However, RAI later changed the entry to "Noi Siamo Infinito" by Alessio Bernabei.

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. TBD countries confirmed their participation in the edition. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

Active IMF membersEdit

International broadcasts and votingEdit

Voting and spokespersons Edit

  1. Flag of Algeria Kenza Farah
  2. Flag of Greece Giorgos Kapoutzidis
  3. Flag of Netherlands Douwe Bob
  4. Flag of Italy Marco Mengoni
  5. Flag of Australia Kylie Minogue
  6. Flag of United Kingdom Baby Blue
  7. Flag of Belgium Taylor Jones
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  12. Flag of Latvia Justs Sirmais
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