Rain dating 2016
Twenty-six countries competed in the final, which was the first to be broadcast on live television in the United States.
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.
However, other cities and arenas were invited to apply, and those making a bid had approximately three weeks to submit their offer to SVT.
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.
The core team for the contest was announced by SVT and the EBU on 26 October.
Johan Bernhagen and Martin Österdahl were Executive Producers, while Tobias Åberg was Head of Production.
The EBU announced on 23 September that rather than using clips from their respective music videos, extended clips from the dress rehearsals of the six acts who qualified directly to the final (the "Big Five" and Sweden) would be shown as previews during the semi-final in which they were allocated to vote.
The parents promised to raise their daughter to be of a help to the world, a thoughtful thing to say that continues to highlight this couple for their sincerity that is very low key and never flaunting all their successes and incredible good looks.
Congrats to the new parents and can’t wait to see glimpses of little Rain-Tae Hee!
The winner of the contest was Ukraine with the song "1944", written and performed by Jamala.
This was Ukraine's second win and its first since 2004.