|Forum Song Contest #104|
|Returning countries|| Bosnia and Herzegovina |
|Withdrawing countries|| Germany |
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After Ireland's victory in FSC 103, we are being hosted in Sligo, Ireland.
For this edition, we see the debut of China in FSC, and we also have Bosnia Herzegovina and Morocco returning. However, we also have 4 countries withdrawing: Germany, Ireland, Romania and USA. This brings the number of participants to 33.
The Host City Edit
Our host city for this special event is Sligo on the western coast of the Emerald Isle.
Sligo is a coastal seaport and the county town of County Sligo, Ireland, within the western province of Connacht. With a population of approximately 20,000, it is the second largest urban centre in the West of Ireland, with only Galway being larger.
Sligo is a historic, cultural, commercial, industrial, retail and service centre of regional importance in the West of Ireland. Served by rail, port and road links, Sligo exerts a significant influence on its hinterland. Sligo is also a popular tourist destination, being situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with many literary and cultural associations.
Music is of great importance in Sligo, with many musicians both from Sligo and from around the world coming to Sligo to play and improve their craft.
Sligo culture was a significant inspiration on both poet and Nobel laureate W. B. Yeats and his brother the artist, illustrator and comics pioneer Jack Butler Yeats. An extensive collection of Jack B Yeats art is held in the Model Niland Gallery on the Mall.
The boy band Westlife was formed in 1998 in Sligo.
Sligo has a vibrant nightlife, and is a popular destination for local residents and a sizeable student population. Sligo has several nightclubs and late bars, particularly along the riverside, an area successfully redeveloped during the 1990s. There are also many pubs and music venues with traditional and contemporary music throughout the year.
The Venue Edit
Markievicz Park is the principal GAA stadium in County Sligo, Ireland, home to the Sligo gaelic football and hurling teams.
Built in 1955 due mostly to Sean Forde who single-handedly gathered the funds necessary to build the stadium, it is named after Constance Markievicz, one of the participants of the 1916 Easter Rising, the first woman elected to Dáil Éireann and the first female British MP.
The grounds were redeveloped in a ten-year project completed in 2009 and costing €2.4 million. This raised the safe capacity from 10,500 to 18,558 (3,585 seated under a covered stand, 14,936 standing terraced and 37 disabled spectator places)
The Hosts Edit
And now, let's meet our gutsy and mostly gracious hosts for tonight, Linda Martin and Billy McGuinness.
Linda Martin (born 27 March 1952) is an Irish singer and television presenter. She is best known in Europe as the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with the song "Why Me?", and in Ireland as a member of the 1970s/1980s band, Chips. She has presented the RTÉ quiz show The Lyrics Board, one of the broadcaster's more popular formats, and served as one of Louis Walsh's behind-the-scenes team on the first series of ITV's The X Factor. She also served as a judge on the first, second and fourth seasons of RTÉ's You're a Star and on Charity You're a Star in Summer 2005 and Summer 2006. She was a guest performer at Congratulations, the 50th anniversary Eurovision concert in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October 2005. Martin was also the Irish spokesperson for Eurovision Song Contest 2007 and was one of the five judges for Eurosong 2009 (Irish Selection for Eurovision). In 2012, she was the mentor for Jedward in the Irish Eurovision final Eurosong 2012.
Billy McGuinness became famous as the keyboardist, guitarist and harmonica player for Irish rock band Aslan, started in 1982. He was also one of the mentors during the 2014 season of Eurosong, the Irish National Final for Eurovision.
It was during the Eurosong final that the pair became embroiled in a furious spat involving a lot of attitude and finger-wagging from Linda Martin, culminating in her calling Billy McGuinness "an odious little man".
The Show Edit
|03.||Italy||Francesco Gabbani||Pachidermi & Pappagalli||08.||70|
|06.||Greece||Otherview||Tora i pote||04.||89|
|07.||Sweden||Ana Diaz||Det var du||15.||59|
|08.||Norway||Sirenia||Dim days of dolor||02.||135|
|09.||Latvia||Polifauna||Last days of summer||16.||58|
|11.||United Kingdom||Tke that||Giants||09.||68|
|12.||Malaysia||Malique feat. Dayang Nurfaizah||Pejamkan Mata||32.||08|
|13.||Estonia||Liisi Koikson||Procrastination queen||14.||61|
|14.||Canada||USS||Who's with me||18.||57|
|15.||South Africa||KAHN||A girl named Paris||11.||66|
|16.||Turkey||Erdem Kınay Feat. Merve Özbey||Boynun Borcu||19.||57|
|18.||China||LilAkin||You get all my love||28.||28|
|20.||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Selma Bajrami||U zemlji krvi i meda||17.||57|
|21.||Czech Republic||Dominik Fajkus, Jan Hanousek feat. SharkaSs||Léčím tě||27.||29|
|22.||Russia||CHLOЁ feat. Vivicoxy||Я сейчас суперзанята||29.||23|
|23.||Morocco||Nawal Bacha||Pour toi||22.||51|
|24.||Portugal||Amor Electro feat. Pité||SEI||21.||55|
|25.||Serbia||Katarina Ina Gardijan||Zla Kraljica||24.||48|
|27.||Israel||Dana Lapidot feat. Henree||Comme ci comme ca||06.||82|
|29.||Lithuania||Leon Somov & Jazzu||Gaila||10.||67|
|30.||Switzerland||Baba Shrimps||Road to Rome||07.||74|
|31.||Bulgaria||Nevena Peykova||Tryabvash mi speshno||30.||22|
|32.||Taiwan||J.Sheon||You'll never know||26.||32|
|33.||Ukraine||The Erised||Let me be||13.||63|
* Indonesia failed to vote, and was moved to the bottom of the scoreboard.
The Results Edit
The Winner Edit
Kensington - Sorry:
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