Dating pro july 2016
The EBU announced on 18 February 2016 that a new voting system would be implemented at the contest for the first time since 1975.
The new system, inspired by the voting system of Melodifestivalen, involves each country now awarding two sets of points from 1-8, 10 and 12: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting.
After the results of the professional juries are presented, the televoting points from all participating countries are combined, providing one score for each song.
The results of countries finishing between 11th and 26th in the public vote are automatically added to the scoreboard, with only the results of the top ten countries being announced by the hosts.
The core team for the contest was announced by SVT and the EBU on 26 October.Host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) announced on 24 May, the day after winning the 2015 contest, that the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm was their first choice venue.However, other cities and arenas were invited to apply, and those making a bid had approximately three weeks to submit their offer to SVT.The Czech Republic managed to qualify for the final for the first time in five attempts since its debut in 2007, while both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Greece failed to qualify from the semi-finals for the first time ever, the latter being absent from the final for the first time since 2000.In the final, Australia finished second, improving on its debut in 2015, while Bulgaria finished fourth, its best result at the time since its debut and first participation in a final since 2007.