Forum Song Contest #18
Host Hr Zagreb, Croatia
Date August 2010
Entries 31
Winner Be Belgium
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Ru Russia
Withdrawing countries Fi Finland
Jp Japan
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The Host City Edit

Zagreb is the capital and the largest city of Croatia. It is located in the northwest of the country, along the Sava river, at the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain. The population of the City of Zagreb is about 800,00.

Zagreb is a city with a rich history dating from the Roman times to the present day. The oldest settlement located in the vicinity of the city was the Roman Andautonia, in today's Ščitarjevo. The name "Zagreb" is recorded in 1134, in reference to the foundation of the settlement at Kaptol in 1094.

The transport connections, concentration of industry, scientific, and research institutions and industrial tradition underlie its leading economic position in Croatia. Zagreb is the seat of the central government, administrative bodies, and almost all government ministries.  Almost all of the largest Croatian companies, media, and scientific institutions have their headquarters in the city. Zagreb is the most important transport hub in Croatia where Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet, making the Zagreb area the centre of the road, rail and air networks of Croatia. It is a city known for its diverse economy, high quality of living, museums, sporting, and entertainment events. Its main branches of economy are high-tech industries and the service sector.


The Venue Edit

Arena Zagreb is a multi-purpose sports hall located in the southwestern part of Zagreb, Croatia (in the Lanište neighborhood of Novi Zagreb). The site will also include a building complex, the Arena Complex (Arena Center), expected to be the largest shopping-entertainment center in the city. he Arena is used for futsal, handball, athletics, basketball, volleyball, numerous other sporting competitions and various concerts, exhibitions, fairs, conventions and congresses. The shopping center and Arena Zagreb will share a series of services such as a joint parking lot, multiplex cinema, wellness center, numerous restaurants, cafes and stores.


The HostsEdit

  • Nikolina Pišek (born 8 April 1976) is a Croatian TV presenter currently with Nova TV. She occasionally also works as TV actress.By now a recognizable public personality in Croatia, Pišek hosted HRT Dora in March 2007, Croatian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. In late summer 2008, she left HRT and moved to Nova TV, Croatian private TV station, thus reuniting with Siniša Svilan who in the meantime became a head of programming at Nova. In late September 2008 she was announced as one of the four hosts of Operacija Trijumf (local Star Academy show). Weekly appearances on the hugely popular 3-month long reality singing contest that aired on 6 networks and was seen by a large audience throughout Balkans led to surge of popularity for her as well as expanded career opportunities outside Croatia. Among those are co-hosting the 2009 Pjesma Mediterana festival in Budva with Ognjen Amidžić and being slated to a appear in a recurring acting role in a Serbian sitcom.
  • Mario Valentić (born 31 August 1980) is a Croatian actor. He became Mister Tourism 2002, and only a year later, he became Mister Croatia 2003. After that, in 2004, he opened the ways to the television screen, and gets the role of the charming bastard, Borna Novak in the first Croatian long-term soap opera, "Zabranjena ljubav" ("Forbidden Love"). After filming of the TV series was over he was invited into comedy TV show "Lime Tree Of 35". In late October 2008 he participated in music and entertainment TV show "Ples sa zvijezdama" ("Dancing With the Stars") where his partner was Ana Herceg. Mario and Ana qualified to the finals and eventually won the show.

The ShowEdit

Draw FSC jury Performer Song Place Points
01 Be Belgium Tom Dice Always and Forever 1 128
02 Gb United Kingdom Sugababes Wear My Kiss 18 51
03 Gr Greece Helena Paparizou San kai sena 10 67
04 Ee Estonia Zetod Latsi sanna 27 23
05 At Austria Leo Aberer Wann Geda? 25 28
06 Pt Portugal Deolinda Un contra o outro 7 75
07 Ru Russia Vintage Micky 15 59
08 Ba Bosnia and Herzegovina Tifa ft. Miligram 21 vijek 21 37
09 Ca Canada Stars Dead Hearts 19 51
10 No Norway Alexander Rybak Europe's Skies 11 66
11 De Germany Trynamite Scheiss Manner 6 75
12 Ua Ukraine Zlata Ognevich Prystrast' 3 102
13 Ro Romania Elena Gheorghe Disco Romancing 4 96
14 Fr France Ben l'Oncl Soul Soulman 20 37
15 Hu Hungary Dobrády Ákos ft. Emilia Szerelemre hangolva 24 29
16 Br Brazil Vanessa Camargo ft. Mister Jam Falling for U 26 26
17 Ie Ireland The Script The First time 12 66
18 Az Azerbaijan Xeyyam ft. ABD Malik Boom 22 35
19 Il Israel Hen Aharoni Boei boei 9 67
20 Au Australia Michael Paynter ft. The Veronicas Love the Fall 13 62
21 Es Spain Robert Ramírez Sick of Love 17 54
22 Bg Bulgaria Esil Dyuran Mrazya te 31 11
23 Pl Poland Agnieszka Chylińska Nie mogę Cię Zapomnieć 28 21
24 Rs Serbia Ana Nikolic Hali gali 8 68
25 Tr Turkey Derin Togar Dokun 30 13
26 Us USA Christina Perri Jar of Hearts 2 110
27 Dk Denmark Nabiha The Enemy 16 57
28 Mk Macedonia Maja Sazdanovska ft. Toni Zen Ljubovni sostojki 29 16
29 Hr Croatia Žanamari Ljubav 5 94
30 Ch Switzerland Fabienne Louves Samschtig 14 59
31 Al Albania Elvana Gjata A ke ti zemer? 23 34

The ResultsEdit




The WinnerEdit

Tom Dice - Always and Forever

Tom Dice - Always And Forever with lyrics (studio version)

Tom Dice - Always And Forever with lyrics (studio version)

Editions of FSC

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Il 5: JulyPl 6: AugustBg 7: SeptemberGb 8: OctoberDe 9: NovemberRo 10: December

Us 11: JanuaryAu 12: FebruaryCa 13: MarchEs 14: AprilEs 15: MayDe 16: June
Dk 17: JulyHr 18: AugustBe 19: SeptemberHr 20: OctoberAu 21: NovemberDk 22: December

Au 23: JanuaryGb 24: FebruaryDk 25: MarchDe 26: AprilUs 27: MayNl 28: June
Us 29: JulyFr 30: AugustEe 31: SeptemberGb 32: OctoberMa 33: NovemberBe 34: December

Cy 35: JanuarySe 36: FebruaryUs 37: MarchTr 38: AprilSi 39: MayEs 40: June
Si 41: JulyNl 42: AugustSk 43: SeptemberFr 44: OctoberDk 45: NovemberIe 46: December

Be 47: JanuaryGb 48: FebruaryDe 49: MarchFr 50: AprilCa 51: MaySe 52: June
Es 53: JulyPt 54: AugustCh 55: SeptemberUs 56: OctoberNl 57: NovemberDe 58: December

No 59: JanuaryDe 60: FebruaryNl 61: MarchGb 62: AprilGr 63: MayEe 64: June
Gb 65: JulyNl 66: AugustSe 67: SeptemberTr 68: OctoberGb 69: NovemberNl 70: December

Id 71: JanuaryCh 72: FebruaryAt 73: MarchNo 74: AprilIt 75: MayIt 76: June
Es 77: JulyGb 78: AugustUs 79: SeptemberUs 80: OctoberAu 81: NovemberSi 82: December

Nl 83: JanuaryEe 84: FebruaryNo 85: MarchUa 86: AprilAu 87: MayGb 88: June
De 89: JulyNo 90: AugustNo 91: SeptemberPl 92: OctoberIt 93: NovemberFi 94: December

Es 95: JanuaryNo 96: FebruaryNo 97: MarchMa 98: AprilGb 99: MaySe 100:June
Nl 101: JulyZa 102: AugustPt 103: SeptemberIe 104: OctoberNl 105: NovemberGb 106: December

Cz 107: JanuaryMa 108: FebruaryPl 109: MarchGb 110: AprilUs 111: May