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The Sound Of Europe 6 was the 6th edition of the Sound Of Europe. It took place in Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary, following Hungary's victory with Gigi Radics and her song "Over You". This was the first time that Hungary hosted the contest. The 6th edition consisted of two semi-finals, which took place on 3 December 2015, and a final, held on 10 December 2015. The shows were presented by Wolf Kati and Viktor Kiraly while Oroszlan Szonja was hosting the green room. Forty-four countries participated in the 6th edition.

Once all the votes had been announced, based on 50% jury and 50% televoting, Israel won the contest, with Ishtar Alabina's song "Last Kiss".

Location

Budapest is the capital and most populous city of Hungary, one of the largest cities in the European Union and sometimes described as the primate city of Hungary. It has an area of 525 square kilometres (203 square miles) and a population of about 1.8 million within the administrative limits in 2016. It is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest Metropolitan Area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres (2,944 square miles) and a population of 3.3 million, comprising 33 percent of the population of Hungary. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the Danube river with the unification of Buda and Óbuda on the west bank, with Pest on the east bank on November 17, 1873.

Venue

The contest took place in Groupama Arena in Budapest, following Hungary's victory at the 5th edition of the contest in Paris with the song "Over You", performed by Gigi Radics. The Groupama Arena has a capacity of approximately 23,698 attendees. Groupama Arena is the second largest stadium in Hungary after Ferenc Puskás Stadium and it is the home venue of one of the most famous sports club in Hungary, Ferencvárosi TC. The stadium lies on the ground of Albert Flórián Stadium, the club's former stadium, which was demolished in 2013.

Format

The edition consisted of two semi-finals and a final. The ten countries with the highest scores in all semi-finals qualified to the final.

Each participating country had their own national jury, which consisted of five professional members of the music industry. Each member of a respective nation's jury was required to rank every song, except that of their own country. The voting results from each member of a particular nation's jury were combined to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. Likewise, the televoting results were also interpreted as a full ranking, taking into account the full televoting result rather than just the top ten. The combination of the jury's full ranking and the televote's full ranking produced an overall ranking of all competing entries. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received 1 point.

Running order

The final running order of the competing performances at the semi-finals and the final were decided by the producer of the show and approved by the Executive Producer, the Executive Supervisor, the CBU and the Reference Group.

Presenters

On 20 September 2015, MTV announced that Wolf Kati and Viktor Kiraly were the hosts of the 6th edition. Oroszlan Szonja was also chosen as host of the green room.

National host broadcaster

During an initial meeting between the host broadcaster MTV and CBU (Contest Broadcasting Union) in 24 November 2015, the representatives of the core organising team were selected. Merfi Amadeus was announced as the executive producer and Kostas Bouris as the executive supervisor.

Participants

45 countries will participate in the edition. The edition consisted of two semi-finals with 20 countries, from which the 10 with the highest scores qualified, and a final. Two countries returned to the contest; San Marino and Sweden, who last took part in the 4th edition, returned to the contest after a one-edition break.However, one country withdrew from the edition; Cyprus, due to the big cost of the participation.

Big 5

Country Artist Song Language
Hungary.png Hungary Antal Timi Elég Hungarian
United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Fleur East Sax English
Sweden.png Sweden Mariette If Only I Can English
Romania.png Romania Inna Yalla English, Arabic  
Portugal.png Portugal Rosa Negra   Fado Ladino   Portuguese

Results

Semi-final 1

20 countries took part in the first semi-final. The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. Hungary, United Kingdom and Romania voted from the Big 5.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Austria.png Austria GuGabriel Salvation 3 90
02 Russia.png Russia Alex Sparrow Sumasshedshaya 8 71
03 Poland.png Poland Honey Sabotaz 12 53
04 San Marino.png San Marino Giorgia Quando Una Stella Muore 11 57
05 Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Anelia Iskam Te Poludyavam 16 30
06 Monaco.png Monaco Louane Nos Secrets 9 66
07 Slovakia.png Slovakia Celeste Buckingham I'm Not Sorry 7 71
08 Belgium.png Belgium Elisa Tovati ft. Tom Dice Il Nous Faut 4 85
09 Latvia.png Latvia Aminata Savadogo Leave My Love Bleeding 14 53
10 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Emin ft. Olivia Culpo Amor 6 79
11 Turkey.png Turkey Hadise Biz Burdayiz 15 50
12 Iceland.png Iceland Hera Björk Because You Can 5 85
13 Malta.png Malta Ira Losco The Way It's Meant To Be 2 105
14 Finland.png Finland Jenni Vartiainen Ihmisten Edessä 13 53
15 Armenia.png Armenia Tess Bell Stress 10 65
16 Norway.png Norway Fender Heist ft. Frôder Fighter 1 140
17 Bosnia-Herzegovina.png Bosnia-Herzegovina Damir Imamović ft. Sevdah Hajrija 17 22
18 FYR Macedonia.png FYR Macedonia Darko Ilievski ft. Magdalena Pepel 19 15
19 Georgia.png Georgia Debi Gogochurebi Mountain Song 18 21

Semi-final 2

20 countries took part in the second semi-final. The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. Hungary, Sweden and Portugal voted from the Big 5.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Montenegro.png Montenegro Edita I've Come To Life 11 61
02 Denmark.png Denmark Amaranthe Drop Dead Cynical 8 70
03 Ukraine.png Ukraine Sasha Ray Bol Ljubov 10 66
04 Germany.png Germany Cascada Everytime We Touch 4 81
05 Spain.png Spain Natalia Jiménez Creo En Mi 3 82
06 Israel.png Israel Ishtar Alabina Last Kiss 5 76
07 Slovenia.png Slovenia Eva Boto Na Kožo Pisana 13 56
08 Moldova.png Moldova Dan Balan Funny Love 20 39
09 Serbia.png Serbia Petra Kovacevic Buka Galama 2 92
10 Greece.png Greece Carte Postale Rio 9 69
11 Estonia.png Estonia Kerli Army Of Love 12 56
12 Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Verona Ztracená Bloudím 18 42
13 Belarus.png Belarus Alyona Lanskaya Speak 14 51
14 Italy.png Italy Chiara Straordinario 1 104
15 Netherlands.png Netherlands Sharon Doorson Electrify 7 74
16 Ireland.png Ireland Markus Feehily Butterfly 16 46
17 France.png France Mylène Farmer Bleu Noir 15 51
18 Lithuania.png Lithuania Evelina Anusauskaitė Alone 6 75
19 Croatia.png Croatia Jelena Rozga Tsunami 19 40
20 Albania.png Albania Rona Nishliu & Zana Jaha Zonja Vdekje 17 45

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 United Kingdom.png United Kingdom Fleur East Sax 9 110
02 Italy.png Italy Chiara Straordinario 4 129
03 Ukraine.png Ukraine Sasha Ray Bol Ljubi 20 80
04 Belgium.png Belgium Elisa Tovati ft. Tom Dice Il Nous Faut 17 91
05 Norway.png Norway Fender Heist feat. Frôder Fighter 5 125
06 Germany.png Germany Cascada Everytime We Touch 3 153
07 Malta.png Malta Ira Losco The Way It's Meant To Be 10 108
08 Russia.png Russia Alex Sparrow Sumasshedshaya 11 103
09 Spain.png Spain Natalia Jiménez Creo En Mi 2 156
10 Lithuania.png Lithuania Evelina Anusauskaitė Alone 22 78
11 Israel.png Israel Ishtar Alabina Last Kiss 1 166
12 Greece.png Greece Carte Postale Rio 6 124
13 Austria.png Austria GuGabriel Salvation 8 111
14 Armenia.png Armenia Tess Bell Stress 16 92
15 Hungary.png Hungary Antal Timi Elég 24 55
16 Denmark.png Denmark Amaranthe Drop Dead Cynical 19 82
17 Monaco.png Monaco Louane Nos Secrets 12 101
18 Serbia.png Serbia Petra Kovacevic Buka Galama 14 95
19 Romania.png Romania Inna Yalla 7 122
20 Azerbaijan.png Azerbaijan Emin ft. Olivia Culpo Amor 25 51
21 Iceland.png Iceland Hera Björk Because You Can 15 95
22 Portugal.png Portugal Rosa Negra Fado Latino 21 79
23 Sweden.png Sweden Mariette If Only I Can 23 62
24 Slovakia.png Slovakia Celeste Buckingham I'm Not Sorry 13 100
25 Netherlands.png Netherlands Sharon Doorson Electrify 18 84

Other countries

Andorra.png Andorra - Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) announced that the country would not participate in the 6th edition of the Sound Of Europe.

Cyprus.png Cyprus - CyBC announced the country's withdrawal from the contest because of the big cost associated with the participation.

Incidents

Swiss disqualification

Switzerland with "Together Forever" by Eliane was DSQ, because the song was released prior the submission deadline set by CBU. This lead to Switzerland's disqualification. Switzerland was placed in the 1st semi-final.

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