Dami Im Eurovision 2016 Sound Of Silence

Social media was abuzz with #EurovisionAgain on Saturday, as Eurovision fans settled in for an evening rewatching yet another song contest from the vaults. This time, it was the turn of Eurovision 2016.

And while all the performances remained the exact same, viewers voted for a new winner — Australia’s Dami Im with “Sound Of Silence”. The real-life champion — Ukraine’s Jamala with “1944” — finished in fourth place.

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Dami Im wins #EurovisionAgain 2016

Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 2016. The rankings are based on the votes of more than 4,000 people who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 2016 grand final on Saturday 2 May.

In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from four years ago.

And it’s all change! Only one act stayed in the same position — Russia’s Sergey Lazarev. After the original 2016 result and 2019, the “You Are The Only One” singer finds himself in third place yet again.

For the rest of the field, many only rose or fell a handful of places. But others enjoyed significant gains.

The biggest climber was Spain. Barei moved up 15 spots compared to her original placing in Stockholm. The biggest loser was Poland, tumbling 11 places.

#EurovisionAgain 2016 results

  1. Australia: Dami Im “Sound of Silence” (+1)
  2. Bulgaria: Poli Genova “If Love Was a Crime” (+2)
  3. Russia: Sergey Lazarev “You Are the Only One” (=)
  4. Ukraine: Jamala “1944” (-3)
  5. France: Amir “J’ai cherché” (+1)
  6. Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan “LoveWave” (+1)
  7. Spain: Barei “Say Yay!” (+15)
  8. Belgium: Laura Tesoro “What’s the Pressure” (+2)
  9. Austria: Zoë “Loin d’ici” (+4)
  10. Latvia: Justs “Heartbeat” English (+5)
  11.  Italy: Francesca Michielin “No Degree of Separation” (+5)
  12. Israel: Hovi Star “Made of Stars” (+2)
  13. Cyprus: Minus One “Alter Ego” (+8)
  14. Sweden: Frans “If I Were Sorry” (-9)
  15. Lithuania: Donny Montell “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night” (-6)
  16. Malta: Ira Losco “Walk on Water” (-4)
  17. Netherlands: Douwe Bob “Slow Down” (-6)
  18. Azerbaijan: Samra “Miracle” (-1)
  19. Poland: Michał Szpak “Color of Your Life” (-11)
  20. Hungary: Freddie “Pioneer” (-1)
  21. United Kingdom: Joe and Jake “You’re Not Alone” (+3)
  22. Georgia: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz “Midnight Gold” (-2)
  23. Czech Republic: Gabriela Gunčíková “I Stand” (+2)
  24. Serbia: Sanja Vučić ZAA “Goodbye (Shelter)” (-6)
  25. Germany: Jamie-Lee “Ghost” (+1)
  26. Croatia: Nina Kraljić “Lighthouse” (-3)

Watch Eurovision 2016 online

#EurovisionAgain may be over for now, but the Eurovision 2016 grand final remains online. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

However, the stream is blocked in some countries due to rights issues. They are Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Taiwan and South Korea.

 

#EurovisionAgain is scheduled to return on Saturday 9 May at 21:00 CEST.

What is #EurovisionAgain

For the past several weeks, since the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold, the Eurovision Again team has been organising mass rewatchings of classic contests on Saturday evenings. The EBU soon came on board and began publishing previously unavailable entire show uploads on its YouTube channel.

As well as organising rewatches, the Eurovision Again team has also added a fundraising element for various LGBT+ charities. Details can be found here.

What do you think? Did Dami deserve to win the rewatch? Has “Sound Of Silence” aged better than “1944”? Let us know in the comments.

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Guest
Guest
4 months ago

So agree with Hasai 1988 – Dami and Poli top 2 for sure !

Arizona
Arizona
4 months ago

To be honest, I find this a bit disrespectful to the winner even thought Jamala is probably my least favourite winner in a long time. I mean, Ukraine won and that’s it, making this poll now is kinda despise her win and make to think she shouldn’t have won and Australia should have instead. Said that, I dislike 1944 so much and love Dami with passion so I wish this would have been the real result in Stockholm.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
4 months ago

I’m glad y’all stopped pretending that I’ve Been Waiting For This Night is a bad song lmao. At the time I backed Sergey and Jamala since I wasn’t a big Eurovision fan and they were known singers here, alongside Donny and Justs, but now I think my favourites of 2016 are Ukraine, France, Georgia, Armenia and Sweden. I don’t understand why If I Were Sorry is so hated but I think it has aged better than many of these songs.

PP77
PP77
4 months ago

TOP 5 in final
1.Armenia
2.Czech Republic
3.Australia
4.Bulgaria
5.Russia

Deserved to go to final Iceland, Belarus

Haisai1988
Haisai1988
4 months ago

I am happy that Dami Im came first but what I am happier about is that Poli came close on the polls! 4th spot is something she never deserved so I so glad seeing that she went higher, at least in these polls 🙂

Maya G
Maya G
4 months ago

In my eyes no one in 2016 even came close to Jamala. She has an amazing voice and she sings so soulfully. Politics and uncomfortable questions aside, just artistically speaking – the best song won in 2016.
Other than that, I think Armenia should have been top 3, Azerbaijan really grew on me as a guilty pleasure, and I just love the German entry.

Nate
Nate
4 months ago

Glad to see Spain doing well for once

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
4 months ago

Australia and Bulgaria are also my Top 2 of Eurovision 2016 so I am very happy with that result 😀
The geo-blocking though is not making me happy, but well…

Elin
Elin
4 months ago

A way better and very much improved Top 10! So satisfying to watch.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago

This was my first live Eurovision and so I have a lot of special memories with it. It’s a shame I can’t revisit it due to being located in America.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
4 months ago

For me it’s definitely still Jamala! Such a legend

stommie
stommie
4 months ago

2016 is already on the eurovision YouTube channel in 1080 HD quality. So I wonder what is the point of this. Why not another cooperation with a broadcaster like EBU did with RTE a few weeks ago when they streamed 1997?

Richard
Richard
4 months ago
Reply to  stommie

I guess it all depends on what they can get, plus the idea of watching a live stream along with the twitter feed and voting creates the sense of it a live event. It was fun.

Jay
Jay
4 months ago

Ukraine never should have won

Nitzan
Nitzan
4 months ago

As much as I loved Dami’s performance, it’s simply not a winning song. Not next to Jamala anyways. Ukraine is still my winner but Australia is second. Then Belgium

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

These are such Eurovision fan results.
I think the original set were better (again!).

Richard
Richard
4 months ago

I had a blast watching #EUROVISIONAGAIN last night. 2016 was such an exceptional year, and one that is remembered as much for the stellar productions values and presentation as for the high quality of the songs. Petra and Mans really worked their socks off and never put a foot wrong. For me, Jamala totally deserved her victory and was my top pick last night, but awarding the remaining points was much harder as there were so many brilliant songs, Australia, Russia, Spain, Armenia and I’d forgotten how adorable Austria were that year. The standard was very high and it was… Read more »

Poli-Genova
Poli-Genova
4 months ago

Bulgaria 2nd <3

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

Dami was my favourite in the 2016 final, so I’m pleased she has won here. It was such a classy song and performance, it still sounds great now.
However, my real winner of 2016 was Agnete’s Icebreaker and I am still having flashbacks of the night when she didn’t make it to the final.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Icebreaker was near my top too.
A year we lost both Greta and Agnete in the SFs. Not good.

viridESCent
viridESCent
4 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

And we got Georgia in the final for some insane reason instead of them

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

I remember that night and how Michal Szpak got the biggest reaction among my friends that I freak out. Even after Dami’s performance, they were saying.. it was fine, but Poland was better, Poland.
After all 26 still Poland. Me thinking it was just them but we all know later.
I learnt to trust locals

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

The voting was like a rollercaster and fun. They all were mad because Poland wasn’t getting points. Trashing juries. They didn’t understand how Australia was leading in a landslide. then most of them started rooting for Ukraine at that point. The roar when Australia was called 4th and Poland still alive. The ultimate thing was that in the Ukraine-Russia moment, Sergey had way more support in the room than Jamala. It was like a rollercaster. But in the end, people wasn’t that exciting about the final results or the winner but they weren’t as mad or upset as 2015 at… Read more »

Friedenau
Friedenau
4 months ago

Justice for Barei <3

Guest
Guest
4 months ago

Some acts got fan hyped 😛

Polliu
Polliu
4 months ago

Never get the love for 1944 so I’m happy with the result.

Kredential
Kredential
4 months ago

Never got the hype with Australia 2016. Dami is an amazing vocalist but the song is nothing special.

Marc
Marc
4 months ago

I wish 2016 had more variety, authenticity, culture, languages, feeling, fun, etc.
In general I’d say more warm and less cold.

Marc
Marc
4 months ago

This is an unpopular opinion but 2016 is not a year I particulary love.
Miss variety, authenticity, culture, languages, feeling, fun, warm… There were some exceptions ofc but the whole thing was like cold.

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
4 months ago
Reply to  Marc

Don’t worry Marc, I really think it is a very “common opinion” in the fan bubble that 2016 is a “mainstream year”, to describe it like that 😀 I always feel like I have the unpopular opinion by seeing 2016 as a really strong year 😀

Landon
Landon
4 months ago

I’m sad that it is geoblocked in my country (Canada). If anyone knows where I can find the grand final for Eurovision 2016 online, please let me know.

American ESC Fan
American ESC Fan
4 months ago
Reply to  Landon

Only way is through VPN

Fan From Texas
Fan From Texas
4 months ago
Reply to  Landon

You can watch other national broadcasts. One that pops up for me is the one from Georgia that someone recorded. The issue with it is the commentators talk a lot. Although it was fun to hear how excited they got when the UK jury surprised Georgia with their douze points.

Dave
Dave
4 months ago

I could never understand how Ukraine won. Love Australia came 1st as she killed it with the Jury score in the actual voting. Also glad Bulgaria moved into second.

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

The respective winners of the jury vote and televote failed to score well on the other side of the vote. Ukraine was second on both counts, which helped pushed “1944” to the top of the pack.

mark dowd
mark dowd
4 months ago
Reply to  James

Coming second in both categories out of 42 countries is pretty impressive. Duncan came third with juries and second with the televote and was another worthy winner. It´s rare for a song to do a Salvador and win both sides of the scoreboard convincingly. Ask Netta!!!

Marc
Marc
4 months ago
Reply to  Dave

In a year full of generic entries, Ukraine really stood out.
And Jamala’s performance was powerful yet warm. She was the only one that could really challenge Sergey and the jury/televote thing made the rest.

Kent
Kent
4 months ago
Reply to  Marc

But Dami Im’s Sound of Silence beat Sergey in overall ranking with a “generic” song…

michael
michael
4 months ago

I def agree. Spain way more up. Sweden and Poland way more down.

Julia
Julia
4 months ago

Sergey and third place is a constant of the Eurovision mathematics

Domino
Domino
4 months ago

Sergey still can’t manage to get past third

Serafina
Serafina
4 months ago

I actually like this result a lot better than the og one, mainly because Italy, Latvia and Belgium are higher.