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Forum Song Contest 63
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Host Thessaloniki Concert Hall
Gr Thessaloniki, Greece
Date May 2014
Entries 33
Winner Ee Estonia
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Cz Czech Republic
Withdrawing countries Al Albania
Be Belgium
Rs Serbia
Es Spain
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May 2014 saw the 63rd edition of FSC, held in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece, after the country's first win in the preceding edition (achieved by Eleni Foureira and her song "Anemos agapis"). Estonia won for the first time in 33 editions thanks to Grete Paia and her song "San Sebastiano".

Overall, 33 countries participated in this edition: Czech Republic returned after an one-edition absence, Albania, Belgium, Serbia and Spain however have withdrawn from FSC 63.

The Host City Edit

The Host city for this FSC-edition is Thessaloniki, also called Salonica, the 2nd largest city in Greece and the capital of the geographic region of Greek Macedonia. The city's name came from the name of a princess, Thessalonike of Macedon, the half sister of Alexander The Great, so named because of her birth , on the day of the Macedonian victory at the Battle of Crocus Field (a battle in 'the Third Sacred War' , 353/352 BCE).

The city of Thessaloniki today has a population of ca. 325.000 , while the Thessaloniki Urban/Metropolitan Area has a population of around 1 million, making it the 5th largest  and most populated city-region in the Balkans. Thessaloniki, is Greece's second major economic, industrial, commercial and political centre, and a major transportation hub for the rest of South-Eastern Europe.

The city center, divided into districts, is characterized by its many historical buildings, arcades, laneways and distinct architectural styles such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco which can be seen on many of its buildings. The city's main university, Aristotle University, is the largest in Greece & the Balkans . Thessaloniki is also a very popular tourist destination in Greece and is very highly regarded in the world tourist industry.

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The Venue Edit

The host venue for FSC May 2014 is the Thessaloniki Concert Hall, a centre for the performing arts in Thessaloniki. It opened in the year 2000, on land donated by the Greek state. The complex has two main buildings: M1, with an auditorium that seats 1400; and M2, in more contemporary style by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, with a number of smaller performance spaces. The purpose of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall construction was to provide a contemporary cultural and conference center of international standards, with the capacity to host various events, including concerts (Thessaloniki is the seat of two symphony orchestras, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra, and the Symphony Orchestra 
of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.) ballet, theatre & opera, cultural and art expositions.

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The Hosts Edit

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Anna Vissi (born in Cyprus) , is a famous recording artist and actress. She studied music at conservatories & performed much locally, before moving to the professional scene, in Athens, Greece in 1973. She established herself in the recording industry by winning the Thessaloniki Song Festival in 1977. She has had a long and successful music career that has spanned almost four decades - and has won numerous awards for her work . She is considered one of Greece’s top female artists of the last 40 years . She took part in ESC 2006 for Greece (9th) . For the winter season 2010–11, Anna Vissi teamed up with Sakis Rouvas for a concert series, at Athinon Arean concert hall in Athens, called ‘Face2Face’. 
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Sakis Rouvas (born in Corfu) is a Greek pop-singer, film, theatre, and television artist, model, businessman and former pole vaulter. He began a musical career in 1991, as one of Greece's first pop performers, popularizing Western music . His vocals, complex choreography , costumes, & technological advancements have been credited with transforming music videos , and live performances . In the early 1990s , Rouvas won the Thessaloniki Song Festival . He has won many music awards - and is considered one of Greece’s most influential celebrities. He took part for Greece in ESC 2004 (3rd) and 2009 (7th). In winter 2010–11, Sakis teamed up with Anna Vissi for the ‘Face2Face’ concerts.

The Show Edit

Draw Jury Performer Entry Place Points
01 Hr Croatia Tea Tulić Bodies Revealed 17. 55
02 Pt Portugal Anna Abreu Ra-ta ta-ta 31. 26
03 Tw Taiwan Cheer Chen Peace and Revolution 6. 78
04 Za South Africa Mi Casa Jika 22. 53
05 Gb United Kingdom Natalia Kills Trouble 10. 74
06 No Norway Secret Garden En Passant 24. 48
07 Ph Philippines Sarah Geronimo Tayo 23. 52
08 Fr France Elisa Tovati & Brice Conrad Tout le temps 4. 89
09 Ua Ukraine Marta Adamchuk & Oleksiy Martymenko Probach 25. 44
10 Hu Hungary Odett Éjszaka 9. 74
11 Ie Ireland Rocstrong Go 'Head 33. 21
12 Ch Switzerland Diamá La Mossa (The Brush-Off) 29. 31
13 Id Indonesia Fatin feat. New Kingz Jangan Kau Bohong 19. 54
14 Cz Czech Republic Mandrage Siluety 27. 37
15 Tr Turkey Bedük Koyver Kendini 18. 54
16 Ee Estonia Grete Paia San Sebastiano 1. 139
17 Gr Greece Melina Aslanidou feat. Antonis Remos Tetarti Vradi 15. 56
18 Ru Russia Varvara Kniga Sudeb 3. 90
19 Nl Netherlands Within Temptation feat. Piotr Rogucki Whole World Is Watching 5. 87
20 Us United States Son Lux feat. Lorde Easy 16. 55
21 Bg Bulgaria Andrea Nikoy drug 12. 69
22 Mt Malta Gianluca Light Me Up 32. 23
23 Br Brazil Copacabana Club Easy 14. 67
24 At Austria Tagträumer Sinn 28. 34
25 Il Israel Miri Mesika Azor Li 7. 76
26 Ro Romania Aeon Blank The Ballad of Lucy Butler 30. 26
27 By Belarus IOWA Vesna 21. 53
28 Cy Cyprus Evridiki Dyo Metra Gis Agapisa 20. 53
29 Se Sweden Tove Lo Out Of Mind 8. 75
30 De Germany Marteria Kids (2 Finger an den Kopf) 13. 68
31 Mx Mexico Marconi Bésame 11. 72
32 Si Slovenia Alex Volasko Song 26. 37
33 Fi Finland Janna Sä et ole hullu 2. 102

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Grete Paia - San Sebastiano:

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Editions of FSC
2009

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

2010
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

2011
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

2012
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

2013
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

2014
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

2015
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

2016
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

2017
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

2018
Cz 107: JanuaryMa 108: FebruaryPl 109: MarchGb 110: AprilUs 111: MayNl 112: June
Ca 113: JulyUa 114: AugustDe 115: SeptemberNo 116: October