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Forum Song Contest #68
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Host Sinan Erdem Dome
Tr Istanbul, Turkey
Date October 2014
Entries 36
Winner Gb United Kingdom
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Be Belgium
Br Brazil
Il Israel
Withdrawing countries Id Indonesia
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October 2014 saw the 68th edition of Forum Song Contest (FSC). It was held in Sinan Erdem Dome in the Turkish city of Istanbul because Mustafa Ceceli and Lara Fabian won for the country with their song "Make Me Yours Tonight" in the preceding edition.

36 countries participated in this edition. Although Indonesia did not send an entry, the number of participants increased by two as Belgium, Brazil and Israel returned to the competition.

The United Kingdom won for the third time in 2014 meaning a new record (that was later in 2014 equalled by the Dutch jury, however). The song "Glow" by Ella Henderson could grab 126 points, eleven more than the second placed song. With this victory Ella Henderson also became the third artist to win FSC twice, but the first one to accomplish this goal by herself, as both Tom Dice and Within Temptation won their second time in a duet. The Netherlands got the second place, while host Turkey placed third. Slovenia and Czech Republic completed the top five with the latter returning to success after placing dead last in FSC 67.

For the first time in FSC history Cyprus entered a song in Turkish language, placing eighth with "Havalanıyor" by Gommalar.

The Host City Edit

The host city of this edition is Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, constituting the country's economic, cultural, and historical heart. With a population of 14.1 million, the city forms the largest urban agglomeration in Europe, second largest in the Middle East and the fifth-largest city in the world by population within city limits. Its commercial and historical centre lies in Europe, while a third of its population lives in Asia.

Istanbul's strategic position along the historic Silk Road, rail networks to Europe and the Middle East, and the only sea route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean have helped foster an eclectic populace, although less so since the establishment of the Republic in 1923. Overlooked for the new capital during the interwar period, the city has since regained much of its prominence. The population of the city has increased tenfold since the 1950s, as migrants from across Anatolia have flocked to the metropolis and city limits have expanded to accommodate them. Arts festivals were established at the end of the 20th century, while infrastructure improvements have produced a complex transportation network.

Approximately 11.6 million foreign visitors arrived in Istanbul in 2012, two years after it was named a European Capital of Culture, making the city the world's fifth-most-popular tourist destination. The city's biggest draw remains its historic center, partially listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but its cultural and entertainment hub can be found across the city's natural harbor, the Golden Horn, in the Beyoğlu district. Considered a global city, Istanbul is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies in the world. It hosts the headquarters of many Turkish companies and media outlets and accounts for more than a quarter of the country's gross domestic product. Hoping to capitalize on its revitalization and rapid expansion, Istanbul bid for the Summer Olympics five times in twenty years.

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The Venue Edit

The host venue of this edition is Sinan Erdem Dome, a multi-purpose indoor arena that is located on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. It has a seating capacity of 22,500 for concerts, for the sport of basketball and tennis it has a seating capacity of 16,647 people, making it Turkey's largest multi-purpose indoor venue and the third largest in Europe. The arena is named after Sinan Erdem (1927–2003), who was the President of the National Olympic Committee of Turkey from 1989 until his death in 2003.

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The Hosts Edit

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Burak Özçivit was born in Istanbul on December 24, 1984. He has a BA degree and he has graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts. In 2003, he was elected the Top Model of Turkey and he began working with Model Agencies. In 2005, he was chosen the second best model of the world and he took part in the most important fashion shows throughout the world. Then, he began his life of actor especially in Musallat (Impossible love).
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Meryem Uzerli, born August 12, 1982, is a Turkish-German actress and model who rose to prominence by playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish TV series Muhteşem Yüzyıl. She studied acting at the Schauspielstudio Frese in Hamburg and won the "Best Actress" Golden Butterfly award in 2012.

The Show Edit

Draw Jury Performer Entry Place Points
01 Bg Bulgaria Andrea & Dzhena Piy edno ot mene 19. 54
02 No Norway C-Systems Aeneas 33. 11
03 Be Belgium Oscar and the Wolf Strange Entity 6. 99
04 De Germany Roman Lob All That Matters 7. 95
05 Ee Estonia Merlyn Uusküla feat. I.M.T.B Nüüd ma tean 15. 62
06 At Austria Johann Sebastian Bass Voodoo 32. 23
07 Ca Canada Alfa Rococo Lumière 13. 66
08 My Malaysia Akim & The Magistrate Mewangi 25. 34
09 Tr Turkey Atiye feat. İskender Paydaş Yetmez 3. 114
10 Ro Romania Sandra N Liar 12. 67
11 Cy Cyprus Gommalar Havalanıyor 8. 91
12 Es Spain India Martinez & David Bisbal Olvidé Respirar 20. 52
13 Pl Poland Mela Koteluk Fastrygi 30. 28
14 Ma Morocco Hoba Hoba Spirit feat. Rachid Pour Une Poignée de Dirhams 36. 6
15 Il Israel Dikla Besame 14. 66
16 Gb United Kingdom Ella Henderson Glow 1. 126
17 Us United States Sirenxx I Think I Like You 16. 59
18 Nl Netherlands The Real Youth Running Alone 2. 115
19 Cz Czech Republic Markéta Irglová The Leading Bird 5. 99
20 Rs Serbia Mc Yankoo feat. Milica Todorović Moje Zlato 21. 52
21 Al Albania Anjeza Shahini Magnet 24. 39
22 Hr Croatia Nives Celzijus &
Tamburaški sastav Petica
Karanfili 31. 25
23 Si Slovenia Maraaya Lovin' Me 4. 108
24 Fi Finland My First Band Don't Break My Corazon 11. 72
25 Mt Malta The Crowns Someone Else 29. 30
26 Pt Portugal Agnes Summer 34. 11
27 Se Sweden Linnea Henriksson Cecilia 17. 75
28 Br Brazil Thiago Petit Romeo 10. 82
29 Gr Greece Mariza Rizou & Panos Mouzourakis Petao 23. 50
30 Za South Africa Al Bairre Tunnels 22. 52
31 Mx Mexico Juan Solo Tú lo que quieres 27. 33
32 Ph Philippines Duncan Ramos & Young JV Hang Out Lang 35. 8
33 Ie Ireland Lynched Cold Old Fire 26. 33
34 Ch Switzerland Thierry Condor Open Heart Surgery 9. 82
35 Ua Ukraine Jamala Zaplutalas 28. 32
36 Ru Russia Leonid Rudenko & Irina Dubtsova Vspominat 18. 55

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Ella Henderson - Glow:

Ella Henderson - Glow

Ella Henderson - Glow


Editions of FSC
2009

Lu 1: MarchGb 2: AprilBe 3: MayGb 4: June
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: OctoberCa 117: November 2018Ua 118:December