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Forum Song Contest #115
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Host De Bochum, Germany
Date September 2018
Entries 40
Winner No Norway
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Au Australia
Ma Morocco
Withdrawing countries None
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We return to Germany for the 8th time for this hosting of the 115th edition of FSC. This time our host city is Bochum.

For the first time in five years, we have a full complement of 40 countries participating, due to the return of Morocco and Australia. The last time this was achieved, was in FSC 55 in September 2013.

After the results were announced, Norway was crowned as the winner, for the 8th time. Sweden came in second, with Bosnia and Herzegovina following one point behind in third place.

The Host City Edit

Our Host City for this edition is Bochum, situated in the heart of the German Ruhr.

Bochum is the largest city and cultural heart of the Ruhr region. It is home to the Schauspielhaus Bochum and the Starlight Express which is the longest running musical in Germany having opened in 1988. Bochum is also home to many prestigious art galleries and museums like the Ruhr University Art Collection which houses both modern and classical sculptures and vases. Bochum is also home to the Bergbaumuseum, a museum devoted to mining technology which comes with a complete pithead tower. Bochum is also home to many public art spaces. The Terminal sculpture by Richard Sierra consists of four steel-plates with a height of 12 m. In spite of their weight the visitor becomes a vision of lightness in a different way on every side. Bochum is also home to the Josiade-fountain at Husemann-Square. It displays a scene from Hieronymus Jobs, and the main character of the "Jobsiade", a comical poem of the poet Carl Armold Kortum.

Bochum plays host to many events like the Bochum Total, a festival devoted entirely to rock music. It is also the home of the Bochumer Bachtage a festival which dedicates itself to celebrating the life and music of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The oldest festival in Bochum, however, is the Maiabendfest, a local festival whose origins date back hundreds of years. Around Christmas, a medieval market is set up around the Paulus Church and people play historical instruments. This month, Bochum is also the proud host city of FSC 115! 

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The Venue Edit

The venue for this month is the The Jahrhunderthalle Bochum.  A former industrial plant, the Jahrhundethalle Bochum has been transformed into one of Europe’s premiere festival locations. With a truly multi purpose the Jarhrhundertalle Bochum has hosted a wide variety of events. From political rallies to galas and trade fares to a plethora of concerts, the Jahrhundethalle Bochum is one of Germany’s most prominent theatres. In 2009 it also played host to the prestigious European Film Awards, which were viewed in over 44 countries. Tonight the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum will host the 115th edition of the Forum Song Contest.

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The Hosts Edit

Our esteemed hosts for this evening are Carolin Kebekus and Sascha Grammel, both German comedians.

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Kebekus got her start on the weekly comedy variety show Friday Night News. Following her stint on Friday Night News she moved to the RTL sitcom, Children Children. Since then, her career has taken off with film credits like Idiot and the German version of Minions. In February of 2017 she entered the political fray by joining the 16th Federal Assembly.

Grammel is also a German comedian famous for combining his comedy with ventriloquism, puppetry and magic. He has toured Germany with his shows with his primetime broadcasts being extremely highly rated. He has also received a German Comedy Award for his live program “I Find It Funny.” 

The Show Edit

Nr. Jury Artist Song Rank Points
01. Ph Philippines Unique Midnight gold 35. 20
02. Lt Lithuania Garbanotas Bosistas Last summer's day 14. 74
03. No Norway Ina Wroldsen Mother 01. 126
04. Dk Denmark Carpark North When we were kids 30. 34
05. Az Azerbaijan Aisel More emotion 16. 72
06. Ma Morocco Jamila Bint hadidiya 33. 23
07. Gr Greece Christos Dantis Kariola se miso 39. 08
08. Fr France Bigflo & Oli, Petit Biscuit Demain 37. 11
09. Mx Mexico Carlos Rivera Grito de guerra 15. 72
10. Cy Cyprus Michalis Hatzigiannis feat. Dimitra Galanis Se Poion Na Po To S Agapo 18. 70
11. Za South Africa The Parlotones Antidote 22. 62
12. At Austria Daffodils feat. Lukas Maletzky Bright 29. 36
13. Ch Switzerland Luca Hänni Powder 06. 97
14. Tr Turkey Edis feat. Emina Güzelliğine 13. 74
15. Pt Portugal ARY If you never try you'll never know 17. 72
16. Lv Latvia Aminata Zero love 28. 38
17. Br Brazil Nina Fernandes Cruel 09. 89
18. Se Sweden Paul Rey What good is love 02. 107
19. Hu Hungary Dystopia Purge yourself 05. 100
20. Ba Bosnia and Herzegovina Sudar Percussion, Stefan Milenkovich and Božo Vrećo Revolution 03. 106
21. Es Spain Leiva La llamada 36. 19
22. Gb United Kingdom Liam Payne & J Balvin Familiar 04. 101
23. Ro Romania Karmen feat. Krishane Lock my hips 10. 86
24. Pl Poland C-BooL Wonderland 24. 41
25. Rs Serbia Jovana Nikolic Dobar si 08. 91
26. Au Australia Delta Goodrem Think about you 34. 21
27. Ee Estonia Nubl feat. Reket Mina ka 38. 08
28. Tw Taiwan Vicky Chen 煙幕 (Smokescreen) 31. 30
29. Ua Ukraine MARUV Focus on me 12. 76
30. Hr Croatia Mary May Softest tune 07. 92
31. Be Belgium Delta Je tire 11. 78
32. Il Israel Noa Kirel בא לי אותך / Ba li othca 26. 39
33. Ca Canada Blame it on the neon Leaving Thomas 21. 63
34. It Italy Elettra Lamborghini Pem Pem 25. 30
35. My Malaysia Ara Bunga 19. 65
36. Nl Netherlands Fais Know you better 23. 46
37. Bg Bulgaria Mihaela Marinova Ochi v ochi 27. 39
38. Cz Czech Republic LinaKaro Cool me down 20. 65
39. Us United States Becky G feat. French Montana, Farruko Zooted 40. 04
40. De Germany Leon Machère Copacabana 32. 25

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Ina Wroldsen - Mother:

Ina Wroldsen - Mother (Official Video)

Ina Wroldsen - Mother (Official Video)


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