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This was the third time the contest had taken place in Stockholm, after 19.The contest was held at the Ericsson Globe and consisted of two semi-finals on 10 and 12 May and the final on , with all three live shows hosted by Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede.Friends Arena is the biggest football stadium and indoor venue in Sweden and the Nordic countries.However, it was reportedly not part of Stockholm's bid.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.

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The EBU confirmed on 16 July 2015 that they are looking into the possibility of the proposal, which was discussed at the ABU General Assembly in 2014.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.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).The contest was also the first to implement a voting system change since 1975: each country's professional jury points were announced largely as before, while the results of each national televote were combined and announced in reverse order.

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