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Own Eurovision Song Contest 45
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process The X Factor UK
Selection date(s) Auditions:
27 June, 2016 - 2 July, 2016
Judges Houses:
3 July, 2016 - 6 July, 2016
Week 1: Top 16
7 July, 2016
Week 2: Top 14
8 July,2016
Week 3: Top 10
9 July,2016
Week 4: Top 8
10 July,2016
Week 5: Top 6
11 July,2016
Week 6: Top 4
12 July,2016
Week 7: Top 3
13 July,2016
Selected entrant Estelle
Selected song "Conqueror"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (1st, 120 points)
Final result 4th, 155 points
United Kingdom in Own Eurovision Song Contest
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United Kingdom will participate in the Own Eurovision Song Contest 45.


Selection process

Judges

Further: Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini & Simon Cowell

Xfactoruk

It was revealed on June 25,2016 that the four judges of the X Factor UK would be Nick 'Grimmy' Grimshaw, a famous british radio producer, Rita Ora, an internationally famous British singer, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, a famous British singer and Simon Cowell, the inventor of the "X Factor" series and a famous producer.

Auditions

Audition process was based on the British and American version. First up were "The Producer's Audition", where the producers chose singers to proceed to the second faze which was "The Audition before the Judging panel". The first auditions took place at Cardiff, on 27 June 2016. They then took place in London, on 28 June 2016, in Glasgow, on 29 June in Manchester on June 30,2016, on July 1st, in Belfast, on July 2nd in Oxford and concluded on July 3rd, 2016, in Birmingham.

Summary of auditions
City Auditions date Venue
Cardiff June 27,2016 Cardiff Stadium
London June 28,2016 London Olympic Stadium
Glasgow June 29, 2016 Glasgow University
Manchester July 30, 2016 Cemex UK
Belfast July 1, 2016 Kingspan Stadium
Oxford July 2, 2016 University of Oxford
Birmingham July 3, 2016 University of Birmingham

Bootcamp

Summary of judges' houses
Category (mentor) Acts
Boys (Rita Ora)
  • Ché Chesterman
  • Ben Clark
  • Josh Daniel
  • George Ezra
  • Zayn Malik
  • Mason Noise
  • Calum Scott
  • Jake Walton
Girls (Simon Cowell)
  • Eurielle
  • Gabrielle Aplin
  • Louisa Johnson
  • Monica Michael
  • Nina Nesbitt 
  • Alice Olivia
  • Jasmine Thompson
  • Charli XCX
Over 25's (Nick 'Grimmy' Grimshaw)
  • Adele
  • Gary Barlow
  • Alex Clare
  • Fleur East
  • Estelle
  • Ben Heanow
  • Clare Maguire
  • Stevi Ritchie
Groups (Cheryl Fernandez-Versini)
  • CHVRCHES
  • Grace ft. G-Easy 
  • Little Mix
  • M.O
  • Neon Jungle
  • Sigala & Bryn
  • The Shires
  • Years & Years

Finalists

Key:

     - Winner
     - Runner Up
     – Third place
Category (mentor) Acts
Boys (Ora) Ben Clark Josh Daniel George Ezra Calum Scott
Girls (Cowell) Eurielle Gabrielle Aplin Alice Olivia Jasmine Thompson
Over 25s (Grimshaw) Gary Barlow Alex Clare Estelle Clare Maguire
Groups (Fernandez-Versini) M.O Neon Jungle Sigala & Bryn Years & Years

Live Shows

     –Contestant was in the bottom two/three and had to perform again in the sing-off
     –Contestant was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
     –Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no sing-off)
     –Contestant received the most public votes
 
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7
Estelle 1st
10,9%
1st
16%
2nd
15,5%
1st
20,8%
1st
27,8%
1st
37,9%
Winner
52,7%
M.O 2nd
10,6%
2nd
11,3%
7th
8,7%
6th
7,5%
4th
15,3%
3rd
20,7%
Runner Up
36,2%
Alice Olivia 3rd
9,2%
5th
9,4%
1st
16,9%
2nd
18,9%
2nd
19,4%
2nd
31%
3rd
17,1%
Clare Maguire 11th
3,8%
7th
7,5%
3rd
11,3%
4th
15,1%
3rd
16,7%
4th
10,3%
Eliminated
(Week 6)
Eurielle 7th
6,7%
4th
9,7%
4th
9,9%
3rd
17%
5th
12,5%
Eliminated
(Week 5)
Neon Jungle 5th
8,1%
8th
6,1%
8th
8,5%
5th
13,2%
6th
8,3%
Ben Clark 14th
1,1%
6th
8,5%
6th
9,2%
7th
5,7%
Eliminated
(Week 4)
Alex Clare 12th
3,5%
3rd
10,3%
5th
9,7%
8th
3,3%
Gabrielle Aplin 10th
5,2%
9th
5,7%
9th
4,6%
Eliminated
(Week 3)
Sigala & Bryn 8th
6,1%
10th
4,9%
10th
4,5%
Calum Scott 6th
6,9%
11th
4,7%
Eliminated
(Week 2)
Jasmine Thompson 9th
5,9%
12th
3,8%
Years & Years 4th
8,9%
13th
2,0%
Gary Barlow 13th
2,3%
14th
1,9%
Josh Daniel 15th
0,9%
Eliminated
(Week 1)
George Ezra 16th
0,4%
Sing-off Clark,
Daniel
No sing-off or judges' votes: results were based on public votes alone Aplin,
Neon Jungle
M.O,
Clark
M.O,
Eurielle
No sing-off or judges' votes: results were based on public votes alone
Grimshaw's vote
to eliminate
Daniel Aplin Clark M.O
Ora's vote
to eliminate
Daniel Aplin M.O Eurielle
Fernandez-Versini's vote
to eliminate
Daniel Aplin Clark Eurielle
Cowell's vote
to eliminate
N/A Neon Jungle Clark M.O
Eliminated George Ezra
0.4% to save
Calum Scott
4.7% to save
Sigala & Bryn
4.5% to save
Alex Clare
3,3% to save
Neon Jungle
8,3% to save
Clare Maguire
10,3% to save
Alice Olivia
17,1% to save
Jasmine Thompson
3.8% to save
Josh Daniel
3 of the 3 votes
Years & Years
2.0% to save
Gabrielle Aplin
3 of the 4 votes
Ben Clark
3 of the 4 votes
Eurielle
2 of the 4 votes
DEADLOCK
Gary Barlow
1.9% to save

Live shows details

Week 1 (July 7, 2016)

  • Theme: Participating Song
Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song Result
Ben Clark 1 "This Is Me" Bottom three
Sigala & Bryn 2 "Sweet Lovin'" Safe
Alice Olivia 3 "Lovers" Safe
Gary Barlow 4 "Let Me Go" Safe
Jasmine Thompson 5 "Adore" Safe
Estelle 6 "Conqueror" Safe
Neon Jungle 7 "Braveheart" Safe
Josh Daniel 8 "Jealous" Bottom three
M.O 9 "Who Do You Think Of?" Safe
Calum Scott 10 "Dancing On My Own" Safe
Clare Maguire 11 "Elizabeth Taylor" Safe
Alex Clare 12 "War Rages On" Safe
Years & Years 13 "Worship" Safe
Gabrielle Aplin 14 "Sweet Nothing" Safe
George Ezra 15 "Barcelona" Eliminated
Eurielle 16 "Eurielle" Safe
Sing-off details
Ben Clark 1 "This Is Me" Safe
Josh Daniel 2 "Jealous" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.

Judges' vote to eliminate

  • Grimshaw: Daniel – stated that Clark's song had more potential
  • Ora: Daniel – stated that she voted with her heart
  • Cowell: Did not vote, because the result was already known
  • Fernandez-Versini: Daniel – stated that Clark's song touches her more

Week 2 (July 8, 2016)

  • Theme: Participating Song
Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song Result
Jasmine Thompson 1 "Adore" Eliminated
M.O 2 "Who Do You Think Of?'" Safe
Alex Clare 3 "War Rages On" Safe
Sigala & Bryn 4 "Sweet Lovin'" Safe
Clare Maguire 5 "Elizabeth Taylor" Safe
Years & Years 6 "Worship" Eliminated
Eurielle 7 "Eurielle" Safe
Alice Olivia 8 "Lovers" Safe
Calum Scott 9 "Dancing On My Own" Eliminated
Gary Barlow 10 "Let Me Go" Eliminated
Neon Jungle 11 "Braveheart" Safe
Gabrielle Aplin 12 "Sweet Nothing" Safe
Ben Clark 13 "This Is Me" Safe
Estelle 14 "Conqueror" Safe
  • This week there were no Sing-Off held. Every elimination was caused by the public.

Week 3 (July 9, 2016)

  • Theme: Participating Song
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Clare Maguire 1 "Elizabeth Taylor" Safe
Eurielle 2 "Eurielle" Safe
Gabrielle Aplin 3 "Sweet Nothing" Bottom three
Neon Jungle 4 "Braveheart" Bottom three
Estelle 5 "Conqueror" Safe
Sigala & Bryn 6 "Sweet Lovin'" Eliminated
Alex Clare 7 "War Rages On" Safe
Ben Clark 8 "This Is Me" Safe
Alice Olivia 9 "Lovers" Safe
M.O 10 "Who Do You Think Of? Safe
Sing-off details
Gabrielle Aplin 1 "Sweet Nothing" Eliminated
Neon Jungle 2 "Braveheart" Safe
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.

Judges' vote to eliminate

  • Grimshaw: Aplin – stated that Neon Jungle have more to give to the show
  • Ora: Aplin – stated that Neon Jungle was one of her favorite acts since the Auditions
  • Cowell: Neon Jungle – backed his own act, Gabrielle Aplin
  • Fernandez-Versini: Aplin – backed her own act, Neon Jungle

Week 4 (July 10, 2016)

  • Theme: Participating Song
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Estelle 1 "Conqueror" Safe
Alex Clare 2 "War Rages On" Eliminated
M.O 3 "Who Do You Think Of?" Bottom three
Neon Jungle 4 "Braveheart" Safe
Eurielle 5 "Eurielle" Safe
Clare Maguire 6 "Elizabeth Taylor" Safe
Alice Olivia 7 "Lovers" Safe
Ben Clark 8 "This Is Me" Bottom three
Sing-off details
M.O 1 "Who Do You Think Of?" Safe
Ben Clark 2 "This Is Me" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.

Judges' vote to eliminate

  • Grimshaw: Clark – stated that M.O's song was more powerfull
  • Ora: M.O – backed her own act, Ben Clark
  • Cowell: Clark – stated that M.O had more to give to the competition
  • Fernandez-Versini: Clark – backed her own act, M.O

Week 5 (July 11, 2016)

  • Theme: Participating Song
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Neon Jungle 1 "Braveheart" Eliminated
M.O 2 "Who Do You Think Of?" Bottom three
Alice Olivia 3 "Lovers" Safe
Eurielle 4 "Eurielle" Bottom three
Estelle 5 "Conqueror" Safe
Clare Maguire 6 "Elizabeth Taylor" Safe
Sing-off details
M.O 1 "Who Do You Think Of?" Safe
Eurielle 2 "Eurielle" Eliminated
  • The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced as the bottom three and then the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the sing-off for the judges' votes.

Judges' vote to eliminate

  • Grimshaw: M.O – because M.O was there for a second time,and wanted to give a chance to Eurielle
  • Ora: Eurielle – stated that M.O is more powerfull than ever
  • Cowell: M.O – backed his own act, Eurielle
  • Fernandez-Versini: Eurielle – backed her own act, M.O
  • The week went to a deadlock, where Eurielle was the one with the fewest score so she left the competition

Week 6 (July 12, 2016)

  • Theme: Participating Song
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Clare Maguire 1 "Elizabeth Taylor" Eliminated
Alice Olivia 2 "Lovers" Safe
M.O 3 "Who Do You Think Of?" Safe
Estelle 4 "Conqueror" Safe

Week 7 (July 13, 2016)

  • Theme: Participating Song
Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song Result
Alice Olivia 1 "Lovers" Third place
M.O 2 "Who Do You Think Of?" Runner up
Estelle 3 "Conqueror" Winner

At Own Eurovision Song Contest

United Kingdom will participate in one of the two semi finals.

Points awarded to United Kingdom (Semi-Final 2)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points
Points awarded to United Kingdom (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 points

Points awarded by United Kingdom

Semi-final

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4 points Flag of Malta Malta
3 points Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
2 points Flag of Italy Italy
1 point Flag of Moldova Moldova

Grand Final

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10 points Flag of Portugal Portugal
8 points Flag of Croatia Croatia
7 points Flag of Georgia Georgia
6 points Macedonia Macedonia
5 points Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
4 points Flag of Russia Russia
3 points Flag of Kosovo Kosovo
2 points Flag of Albania Albania
1 point Flag of Italy Italy

See also

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