Australia’s Dami Im sat on a glittering plinth. Russia’s Sergey Lazarev climbed an LED wall. And France’s Amir danced on a sea of stars. But in the end it was Ukraine’s Jamala who emerged victorious with her emotional ballad “1944”.

Placing second with both the jury and televote, Jamala finished on top of the overall leaderboard. Australia won the jury vote while Russia won the televote, finishing second and third respectively. Bulgaria’s Poli Genova and Sweden’s Frans closed out the Top 5.

Jamala’s song discusses the forced deportation of Crimean Tartars under Stalin, and recounts her grandmother’s own difficult experiences. “It’s so difficult to explain my feelings,” she said when asked what she would say to her great grandmother now. “I would prefer that all these terrible things didn’t happen at all to my great grandmother and I’d prefer for this song not to exist.”

Eurovision 2016 Grand Final: Full Results

  1. Ukraine – 534 points
  2. Australia – 511
  3. Russia – 491
  4. Bulgaria – 307
  5. Sweden – 261
  6. France – 257
  7. Armenia – 249
  8. Poland – 229
  9. Lithuania – 200
  10. Belgium – 181
  11. Netherlands – 153
  12. Malta – 153
  13. Austria – 151
  14. Israel – 135
  15. Latvia – 132
  16. Italy – 124
  17. Azerbaijan – 117
  18. Serbia – 115
  19. Hungary – 108
  20. Georgia – 104
  21. Cyprus – 96
  22. Spain – 77
  23. Croatia – 73
  24. United Kingdom – 62
  25. Czech Republic – 41
  26. Germany – 11

Congratulations to Jamala, winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest!

 

 

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Taras
Taras
5 years ago

omfg!!! so many haters! this is so sad, and the happiest thing that most of people care, feel and understand, that gave mi a hope that we can build future when everyone find his own happiness. firstevol i wish to find it to all haters, im so compassion youre pain that produs so much hates (((
and in the end all competitioner was just great!!!, Evrovision this year es ever!!! and i am so happy for result! so welcome next year in Ukraine )

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Hahahaha I didn’t even watch the show, but am glad homophobic and imperialistic Russia lost and not only that but lost to Ukraine… they must be taking a lot of stomach medicine to digest that defeat… hahaha

Daan
Daan
5 years ago

When strangers are shooting,
They shoot at your plane,
They kill them all, and say they’re not guilty, not guilty..

Where is their heart, their silent hearts,
you think you are gods? HA but everyone dies,

you swallowed their souls.. our soulsss…

Bring back our victims…
Bring back our victims..

They could have been the future,
They could have been free,
have lived their lives.. their happiest times, Yeah times..

MH17.. never forget..

Daan
Daan
5 years ago

So I was at Sweden, Globe every night and every show (jury and live) and when Ukraine won a LOT of people left the venue all pissed off and confused. Ukraine, as a Dutch person, who is utterly disgusted, let me tell you this: When strangers are shooting, They shoot at your plane, They kill them all, and claim not guilty, they not guilty, Where is your heart, you menacefull heard, you think you are gods? but everyone dies, You swallowed their souls, our souls.. Breng onze slachtoffers terug, Breng onze slachtoffers terug… I hope Netherlands and Australia do not… Read more »

Schmuck
Schmuck
5 years ago

Really awfull winner. I’m really dissappointed this year with this kind of noise. It was really arrythmic, only screaming like when you step a cat. I can just say thank you Jamala for remember that Eurovision is not a song contest but a clear political issue, this time against Putin. Something that I can understand because he is really a comunist dictator but Eurovision is a party festival and not a political contest. 0 Points for Ukraine.
Worthly winners: ******Bulgaria*****Spain*****Hungary*******

Mun
Mun
5 years ago

Astonishing and moving song! Congratulations to all who made this ballad possible. Love is universal.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
5 years ago

Here now is my full assessment of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, and how I saw the Grand Final: 9.63 Ukraine (winner with 534 points) Jamala: “1944” (only performance to score at least 200 jury points and 200 televote points) In the 4 contests that I have watched in full; I have not seen or heard a performance more passionate and more emotional than this. Her stage director could have filled the screens with images of the tragic event in history to which this song relates; but it wasn’t necessary. They kept it simple; the floor under her,… Read more »

Marc
Marc
5 years ago

@Sonic Itunes or Spotify always match perfectly with radio and oficial single charts, it doesn’t matter if it’s UK, Spain, Sweden, Poland etc. I don’t think Ukraine is a worthy winner (but it’s better than Russia and Australia) but any Eurovision winner does well on itunes after winning, we’ll see how will last becuase 1944 is not Euphoria or Satellite and could be very well forget like many other winners. About diaspora and the overall voting.. is just so frustrating to see how your country’s voting doesn’t reflect what kind of music we really like. This year it felt like… Read more »

Ann
Ann
5 years ago

@ GJ
O, you are from Belgium. Have you ever heard Queen “another one bites the dust”?. Not only diaspora was a problem this year.

RED AND WHITE BUTTERFLY
RED AND WHITE BUTTERFLY
5 years ago

hahahahahahahaha 100% disappointed with the result ,
I’m not interested anymore to watch ESC next year HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA SHAMEFUL EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Krinos
Krinos
5 years ago

I’m very happy for her, but I wonder how different the votes would be if she sung about love like most other songwriters? Voting for a message isn’t evil like people say it is, but the song should be your top priority, not what the song is about. I don’t think the results would differ much, she did have a good song, but I like “what ifs”

Feeling bad for Sergey. He took it so well and I love him so much. Ukraine will probably be a better host, though.

BasterClaster
BasterClaster
5 years ago

The most popular reaction among the Europeans (not russian): https://www.facebook.com/EurovisionSongContest/ ———– Next year without Jury!!!!!! And next year Poland sing about 1939 and we win ???? .. Eh sorry but this song of Ukraine is very bad… ———– Is this Song Contest or something else?? Song is made by music and music from Ukraine song is not even good for top 10!! Shame on you corupted/political Jury!! THIS IS DISGRACE!! ———– Eurovision please help me understand, doesn’t Eurovision stand for democratic principles? With the current voting system entries like Russia or Poland could technically never win due to the voting… Read more »

Bouke
Bouke
5 years ago

OMG SUCH AN AMAZING SONG 😀 <3 So glad she won! It's great that Ukraine will host the show! 😀

Anton
Anton
5 years ago

A nice chart on vote for Jamala by country (yellow is a jury point, blue is a televote):
https://infogr.am/8414ef70-d0b3-4714-9721-067102b9d5ef

Piotr
Piotr
5 years ago

@ Oxana

You don’t see the problem because it is connected with song you liked. You’ll see next time, when diaspora voting will decide about winning a song that you don’t like. I’m from Poland and I see the problem.

Oxana
Oxana
5 years ago

oh c’mon, GJ who do you try to convince that Poland wasn’t a favorite in the entire Europe? I was my favorite, in my top 5 and I bet I’m not the only one who voted for their SONG and it’s message, paired with Michal great voice. why don’t you just accept the results and move on? why these endless calculations? to prove what? there’s no “ifs and buts”, there’s reality, and I’m sorry if you can’t accept it, but please don’t make an issue out of it. people voted (good or bad in your opinion), jury voted – tada… Read more »

GJ
GJ
5 years ago

@Monique. You are really not getting it, are you? Listen to Piotr 🙂 It is plain and simple: Poland did well in the televote because of the millions of Poles residing abroad (accounting for at least 100 points). Poland really wasn’t anyone’s favourite in Western Europe before Saturday. I am from Belgium and believe me NOBODY was talking about the Polish song. Yet, mysteriously, somehow Belgium gave 12 points to Poland. You were lucky that Turkey wasn’t participating this year. Otherwise the 12 points would have gone to Turkey (simply because the Turkish diaspora is larger than the Polish one).… Read more »

sonic0201
sonic0201
5 years ago

@Marc Do you have any evidence for itunes being the best indicator for what is popular and what is not? Lots of people use it, but so many others doesn’t. And ESC and its voting was always different. It’s neither a radio, nor a social media. It’s a live TV show, and a contest, where artistic and visual elements are also playing parts. On itunes, and in the radio, people likes to listen simpler and easier songs. And in reality, ESC actually works as the trendsetter, and itunes is reacting to it, not the other way around. See, Jamala won… Read more »

Monique
Monique
5 years ago

@ Hope Sorry you browsed through my posts too quickly and think I am “scrutinising everyone else’s opinion”. My posts are all about the same thing: people, stop talking about Polish diasporas EVERYWHERE. That’s ridiculous. Why can’t people just get over he fact that Poland was 3rd in televotes and that’s it. And yes, I’m defending Michael but you didn’t even notice my favourite – Frans. If you feel I took over the comments here, then I’m off. Still peace. 🙂 But you’re picking on me but in the meantime nobody noticed Pollaski kind of offending people here: “…after spending… Read more »

Oxana
Oxana
5 years ago

OMG, nu disco is not disco, can’t you sence the difference? does it urge you to dance or maybe you understanding what is soulful house, nu disco and other music for listening?

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

@Oxana

You linked us to a f***ing DISCO remix.

Alice
Alice
5 years ago

Poland was treated unfairly by “jury”, end of story. It’s impossible to get 3rd place according to viewers and be placed at the end by oh so great “jury”. His vocal was great, I understand if he at least got 50 points and got placed in the middle, but only -7?! Stfu! This case stinks more than many people think…. Michael You were so great, You have my support <3

Oxana
Oxana
5 years ago

Pollaski,
I haven’t said I wanna dance remixes to dance it! read it carefully. people also listen electronic music, not only dancing. radio friendly does not mean it is DANCE song, by all means. drop your cliches

Stasya
Stasya
5 years ago

Slava u Kariny! Welcome Europe!
http://pzschool4.ucoz.ru/foto_infrastruk/0.jpg

crave
crave
5 years ago

hey boys and girls!
lets sing along the winning chorus, one, two, three..
ash ter men aus bei laben!? wtf is that? really?

Marc
Marc
5 years ago

@Sonic Maybe I’m wrong, but this is the way that Eurovision should be. Esc should reflect what kind of music is popular currently and what ordinary people usually buy or hear on the radio, and Itunes or Spotify match to that. “If I were sorry” is top 5 on itunes in Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Malta, Russia etc. But these countries just gave to Sweden 2 points or even any single point. Something is really not working, And then we see Switzerland giving 12 to Serbia due to disaspora as always, like every Western country did this year. I don’t know… Read more »

sonic0201
sonic0201
5 years ago

Does anyone else think it was wrong to bring the current junior ESC winner on the stage during the televoting? I mean, they even said she is Maltese, and the next junior ESC will be in Malta, and it was when the televoting was on! Isn’t that considered lobbying?

gils
gils
5 years ago

F*ck what you think said juries! How cool Europe! Come together they said. Yeah, right. The worst winning act ever. She didn’t won semi, she didn’t won juries or televoting. SHE WON SH*T. F*ck it,

an esc fan
an esc fan
5 years ago

I wanted Italy to do better, such a natural girl and a good role model for girls.
Germany could be higher but I can understand why people were biased,
Jamie Lee can’t have that style too many years.
And please stop saying that Poland only has diaspora. It is absolutley
impossible to be no. 3 in televote only with diaspora. Maybe no. 13 or 14 or
15, but diaspora can’t do more than that.

Fjh
Fjh
5 years ago

I congratulate Jamala for the victory just because of respect on her as an artist.I think that 1944 is one of the worst winners of eurovision in recent years because I find her singing as howling and don’t like the song at all.I mean it can’t be played on radios, on films etc. and I don’t think anyone would listen that political song if it wasn’t in eurovision. I am happy for Bulgaria because they did well both with the juries and the televoting even though they don’t have big diaspora and are always underrated in everything. Eurovision has become… Read more »

Hope
Hope
5 years ago

@Monique First of all I was not hating on Poland, as you said people have the right to express their opinion. I respect the fact that ur defending your country and views but everything should be in the appropriate measures. U took over this commentary section with good intentions initially, but now as I scroll u r scrutinising everyone else’s opinion that is not ur own and praising the people who say what u want. Now let’s just enjoy the music as a whole and come together as it was intended and stop going apart arguing about stupid things. It… Read more »

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

@Oxana

Why do you WANT 1944 to be a dance friendly song?

It’s an extremely mournful ballad about loss and tragedy. You really wanna dance to that?

BOOGIE DOWN TO THE CRIMEAN TARTAR MASSACRE, EVERYONE!

Monique
Monique
5 years ago

@ Dukana
That is why I think the jury should vote after seeing THE SAME performance of the song as the TV viewers watch.
And I don’t think ALL the acts have better vocals than Michal just because he had a sore throat and a worse ENDING of the song on that very performance. There were quite a few people who sang with a poor voice all the song.

Monique
Monique
5 years ago

@ Piotr
Believe me, you’re not the only one with knowledge here. You don’t have to have a degree in geography to know the Polish diasporas are in many countries but not SO MANY to account for the number of countries giving Michal such high televotes. Diasporas might have helped in a few countries but not THAT MANY – almost 30. You overestimate diasporas’ possibility of influencing the GENERAL televote results. If that was possible, Poland would have won at least a few times so far. Why didn’t it? Geography and population statistics will not help here.

dukana
dukana
5 years ago

You can hear what happened during the Jury finals at the end of the Polish song in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VezVTqhNw8E
Polish song starts at 51:15 and the reason for the poor jury scores can be heard at the end of the song.

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

Personally, I’m glad for the juries.

The reasoning is simple- after spending a good month of reading comments on here and eurovision.tv, I can only come to one startling conclusion- most eurovision fans are not smart people. I honestly can’t blame the EBU for not wanting to place the contest squarely in the televote’s hands, and if they thought they could get away with it, they’d remove the televote all together. Its time to face it- the EBU has zero faith in the average eurovision fan to decide this competition, and its completely justified.

HelmaR
HelmaR
5 years ago

So happy for Jamala and Ukraine!!! Can’t wait for Kyiv 2017 already.

BTW, new voting method is just AMAZING! 😀 Well done, Sweden.

Oxana
Oxana
5 years ago

for people who said 1944 is not radio friendly

here’s nu disco remix for 1944, and there’s already remixes that play open air in Ukraine. if you think this song can’t rock radio or other charts, wait for official release of remixes, I’m sure there will be some good versions to enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Lm-6CV24s

sonic0201
sonic0201
5 years ago

@Marc
If you think ESC voting result should match the iTunes charts, you are very wrong. iTunes users are not necesarry the same people as the ESC voters, and one ESC voter usually means 1 or 2 votes, while one iTunes user could mean 30 or 40 plays on iTunes.

Tris
Tris
5 years ago

Taking a step back and looking into this year’s competition as a whole, I have to say the songs are of similar standards (pretty strong in their own right and comparable) but there isn’t a outstanding song that should be an outright winner (unlike 2013 and 2015). I didn’t find myself rooting for a song that hard to be the winner, there is something in every entry this year that is missing the “oomph” factor. I didn’t enjoy “1944” and didn’t get the hype about it. It’s too non-mainstream for my liking. I give it to her artistry, but then… Read more »

Piotr
Piotr
5 years ago

@Monique I’m from Poland, I’ve been interested in Eurovision for over ten years, i’m also interested in politics, I graduated Geography, so I have much knowledge. Do you really think that in so many Western Europe’s countries Poland would get 7-10 points if there weren’t Polish diasporas? Please get to know that Polish and Lithuanian people are one of the biggest diasporas (maybe except Turkey) in such countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, maybe Denmark. To be honest, I’m opposite to the new voting system, because in my opinion juries’ voting should somehow decrease influence… Read more »

Ann
Ann
5 years ago

Yes, Polish people are everywhere! And only Polish people voted for Michal, so husband J.K. Rowling is Pole too:) And btw in Poland lives 1 MILION Ukrainians, I wonder who get their votes?
@ Moniqe – I’m glad you are here:)

Aleksi
Aleksi
5 years ago

I think Australia or Russia deserved to win not runner-up Ukraine.

Monique
Monique
5 years ago

@ Oxana Thank you so much for your support . Your words are balm to my soul. 🙂 And yes, we are really proud of Michal and I hope at least someone noticed his great vocals if not the song. @ GJ You’re talking about 5-6 countries with large Polish communities compared to almost 30 countries giving Szpak high scores. I know those 5-6 helped a lot. But you generalise too much. And do you really believe in that sentence of yours: “What other reason would there be, given that professional juries ranked Poland second last?” Firstly I object to… Read more »

Laura
Laura
5 years ago

Ukrainian-Tatar girl who’s mom is Armenian and comes from Nagorno-Karabakh Republic won Eurovision representing “political” song “against” Russia. Funny, really. I’m glad with the winner and it was my favorite song in top 3 because it was one of the best songs which gave me goosebumps and within that performance I stopped eating popcorn! Just saying!))) Unfortunately, really great songs placed in top 10 but they deserved to be on top!

Anthony
Anthony
5 years ago

What an amazing show! Great songs, excellent hosts, beautiful scene and a thrilling vote announcement! It will definitely remain in the memory. Great job, Sweden!

Ben P
Ben P
5 years ago

The best song won!!! To all the haters of 1944, Jamala and Ukraine stop coming with the same old boring excuse about politics. Politics no Politics, THE BEST SONG WON. But the huge gap from jury voting between Australia and Ukraine. WTF?!? I don’t get it. It is ridiculous. Sound of Silence is a good average pop song elevated by the amazing Dami. 1944, on the other hand, is a masterpiece: the sleek timeless production, the voice, the staging, the full package. On a positive note Russia got the treatment it deserved. No staging could save the hollowness that is… Read more »

esc_fan
esc_fan
5 years ago

@GJ C’mon. If that’s what you are saying was a true, Poland would be one of the most successful countries in the history of ESC televoting. But the fact is that it’s one of the most unsuccessful. Since 2005 Poland only three times went to the finals. In 2008 finishing last and in 2015 placed at 23th. In fact, Polish partcipation in ESC was suspended for 2 yrs due to the lousy results.

Nilüfer
Nilüfer
5 years ago

It’s funny how people were all like “go Ukraine, SLAAAY” and stuff before the finale, and how much supports and likes they’ve got. But now when they have won some people are SO ANGRY they give hate, dislikes and other stuff to her they all talk about “how she is the worst winner” If her song was so bad why did you vote for her? It was clearly good otherwise it would not win and ofcourse everyone can have their own opinions but that doesn’t give you the right to wish dead to her or other bad stuff, she didn’t… Read more »

GJ
GJ
5 years ago

@Monique. I wasn’t just talking about the UK, Ireland, and Germany giving high marks to Poland. Look at the results of the televote of countries like Belgium, Sweden, and the Netherlands as well. All these countries have very large Polish population too, and this is the SOLE reason for the exceptionally high marks given to Poland by these countries. What other reason would there be, given that professional juries ranked Poland second last? Don’t get me wrong. I am not Poland-bashing. The same can be said about Lithuania, Armenia, and some other countries… Norway and Ireland have a large Lithuanian… Read more »