It was also the first song with lyrics in Crimean Tatar to win or enter the contest. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia and Ukraine returned after absences from recent contests, while Australia also returned after debuting as a special guest in 2015.Portugal withdrew, largely due to their national broadcaster's insufficient promotion of their music-based media, while Romania had originally planned to participate, but was forced to withdraw due to repeated non-payment of debts by their national broadcaster to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).Justin Timberlake performed during the interval act of the final.A record-breaking 204 million viewers worldwide watched the contest, beating the 2015 viewing figures by over 5 million.SVT announced on 1 June the conditions under which cities and venues could announce their interest in hosting the contest: Venue of the final of Melodifestivalen since 2013.Friends Arena is the biggest football stadium and indoor venue in Sweden and the Nordic countries.
This was the third time the contest had taken place in Stockholm, after 19.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. Wir analysieren, was Sie in einer Beziehung benötigen und woran Sie gescheitert sein könnten in vergangenen Beziehungen.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2016 was the 61st edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
However, it was reportedly not part of Stockholm's bid.