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Stockholm 2016 Archives | ESC Reporter

204 million viewers watched this year’s Eurovision Song Contest!

May 26, 2016 |

More than 200 million viewers watched Jamala win the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 for Ukraine on Saturday May 14, as the numbers reached the record-breaking 204 million. That’s up 5 million from last year.

Host country Sweden delivered its … Read More

Recap of the first dress rehearsal of the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016!

May 13, 2016 |

The first dress rehearsal of the Grand Final took place today at approximately 14:30 CET in Globen, Stockholm. This was the first time that the entire show was run from start to end, without breaks.

Host broadcaster SVT got to … Read More

The stars of Eurovision 2016 walk the red carpet in Stockholm!

May 9, 2016 |

A sunny evening in Stockholm was the scene of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest red carpet event.

Situated directly next to the Swedish royal palace, the runway stretched along this year’s EuroClub with the Eurovision artists posing for pictures and interviews … Read More

Robots to take over interval act of Eurovision 2016’s semi-final 2

May 5, 2016 |

While the interval act of the first semi-final will be on a serious topic, the second semi-final will feature something entirely different.

The theme has been named “Man vs Machine,” surrounding artificial intelligence.


Cool but frightening

Like the interval … Read More

Refugee crisis to take center stage at semi-final 1 of Eurovision 2016

May 5, 2016 |

When Europe starts voting in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, the glitter and big effects will be left behind to focus on a much more serious subject.


Grey people moving over land and water

The … Read More

Velvet and Shirley Clamp to lead Eurovision “Euroclub” party

May 1, 2016 |

Schlager queens Velvet (Melodifestivalen 2006, 2008 and 2009) and Shirley Clamp (Melodifestivalen 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014) will host the EuroClub parties in Stockholm. They will be accompanied by other famous guests during the shows they will offer every … Read More

Swedish designers to create Petra Mede’s Eurovision 2016 dresses!

May 1, 2016 |

When Sweden last hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013, French designer Jean Paul Gaultier designed the dresses for hostess Petra Mede.

This year, it is three Swedish fashion designers that have received the honor of creating Petra Mede’s outfits … Read More

SVT officially presents the 2016 Eurovision stage!

April 25, 2016 |

With the stage design phase beginning back in August, and the first pieces of equipment being loaded into Globen three weeks ago, the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest stage is finally ready.

Now, the stage has been presented!



Rock’n’nRoll … Read More

Organizers reveal running order of Eurovision 2016 semi-finals

April 8, 2016 |

Since 2013, when the Swedish host broadcaster introduced the practice, the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest have decided the running orders of the shows, in order to ensure that each song gets the best chance to stand out.

Today, … Read More

The dark secret behind Stockholm’s Eurovision countdown clock

March 24, 2016 |

The mayor of Stockholm, Karin WanngÄrd, recently revealed the countdown clock on Norrmalmstorg, Stockholm, counting down to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.

Music engages, connects and unites across all borders – national, linguistic and cultural. The … Read More

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