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Forum Song Contest #74
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Host Grieg Hall
No Bergen, Norway
Date April 2015
Entries 36
Winner It Italy
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Dk Denmark
It Italy
Es Spain
Withdrawing countries Il Israel
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April 2015 sees the 74th edition of FSC. It is currently held in Bergen, Norway after group Ask Embla won the preceding edition with their song "Lay It On Me".

Under the themes of "Northern Panorama" and "Land of Mountains and Fjords" Norway hosts its second FSC (after FSC 59) in the western town of Bergen in the province of Hordaland.

36 countries aim to win the competition, two more as in FSC 73. Denmark and Italy joined again after longer breaks (since June and May 2013, respectively), Spain also returned after their absence in the month before. Israel however did not send an entry.

Italy was the winner with its entry "Io ti aspetto" by Marco Mengoni.

The Host City Edit

Bergen is a city and a municipality on the West Coast of Norway. It is the second largest city in Norway (population ca 280.000, (Greater Bergen Region about 410.000) and is often called ‘the city between the seven mountains’ ('byen mellom de syv fjell'), & also ‘the Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords’.

Bergen received status as a city during King Olav Kyrre's rule in 1070 . In 1068 the Diocese of Bergen was established. Around 1100 the export (through Bergen) of dried cod from the northern Norwegian coast started, soon becoming the principal export traded from Bergen. In 1163 the cathedral, Christ Church was site of the 1st royal coronation.

In 1830s Oslo (the capital) surpassed Bergen as Norway's most populous city. Bergen continued, however to play an important part in trade and business on the west coast of Norway , its port also important in the 1900s , for the 'Hurtigrute' (coastal shipping route north along the Norwegian coast) and cruise ships who visit Bergen & the fjords.

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The Venue Edit

The host venue for FSC April 2015 is the Grieghallen, a 4,468 seat concert hall in Bergen, Norway . The largest auditorium in the hall , the Griegsal , seats 1,509 . The Grieg Hall has been the home of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra since the hall's completion in 1978. It hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986, and is the host of the annual Norwegian Brass Band Championship competition, which occurs midwinter. It yearly hosts the Bergen International Festival (Festspillene i Bergen), a very well known Norwegian music & theater festival, and is also used for ballet, operaconcerts and pop/rock concerts. The hall is named after the world-known Bergenborn classical music composer Edvard Grieg who was the music director of the  Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra from 1880 until 1882, a great honour for the Orchestra.

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The Hosts Edit

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Margaret Berger (born 11th October 1985) is a Norwegian singer , songwriter , music director , and DJ . She made her debut on Sony BMG , after she placed second on the second season of Norwegian Idol in 2004. She released the studioalbums ‘Chameleon’ (2004) & ‘Pretty Scary Silver Fairy’ (2006) . Margaret Berger , represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö Sweden, finishing in fourth place with the popular Electro-Pop song " I Feed You My Love ". She has released several successful digital singles since then, and is still at work on her forthcoming (delayed) new album.
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Alexander Rybak (born 13th May 1986), is a Norwegian-Belarussian singer-composer, violinist, pianist, writer , actor and presenter/host. Representing Norway in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow Russia, Alexander Rybak won the contest with a record 387 points - the highest tally any country had achieved, in the history of Eurovision with "Fairytale", a song he wrote & composed. His debut album ‘Fairytales’ charted in the top 20 in 9 European countries including a No. 1 position in Norway and Russia. He has since released f.ex the album ‘No Boundaries’ (2010) & several singles.
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Christine Guldbrandsen (born 19th March 1985 in Bergen, Norway) , is a singer who is best known internationally, for being Norwegian , entrant in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Alvedansen’. With a crystal-clear voice and an impressive vocal range she is often compared to sopranos like Sissel Kyrkjebø & Hayley Westenra. She has released four albums in Scandinavia: ‘Surfing in the Air’ (2003), ‘Moments’ (2004), ‘Christine’ (2007) & ‘Colors’ (2011). She sings mainly in Norwegian and English but has sung in Italian & Latin too. In recent years she has played several musicaltheater roles.

The Show Edit

Draw Jury Performer Entry Place Points
01 Cz Czech Republic Cavalier & Ezy Střela 15. 66
02 Za South Africa Nicholis Louw Bring die Storm 29. 28
03 No Norway Susanne Sundfør Delirious 8. 84
04 Hr Croatia Luminize Kill It With Love 6. 90
05 Se Sweden Ji Nilsson Encore 12. 75
06 De Germany Charley Ann Schmutzler Blue Heart 32. 23
07 Ph Philippines Jourdane Oras Na 28. 28
08 Nl Netherlands Michael Prins & Carice van Houten Fear Not 17. 57
09 It Italy Marco Mengoni Io Ti Aspetto 1. 134
10 Ie Ireland Skipper's Alley Buachaillín Deas Óg Mé 23. 40
11 Tr Turkey Ayda Boğaz'da Yangın Var 14. 72
12 Ee Estonia Ewert and the Two Dragons Pictures 2. 128
13 Br Brazil Banda do Mar Mais Ninguém 3. 120
14 Be Belgium Sioen Lost Today 11. 75
15 Gr Greece Elena Paparizou Otan Angeloi Klaine 4. 101
16 My Malaysia Siti Nurhaliza feat. Cakra Khan Seluruh Cinta 34. 17
17 Pl Poland Donatan & Cleo Sztorm 20. 52
18 Rs Serbia Bane Mojicević Ljubi, ljubi 16. 59
19 Ma Morocco Manal BK #Denia 33. 19
20 Au Australia Samantha Jade Sweet Talk 10. 77
21 Gb United Kingdom Ivy & Gold Love Is a Sacrifice 5. 94
22 Es Spain Rozalén Berlín 13. 75
23 Ru Russia Blueberry Russkaya 21. 44
24 Mx Mexico Playa Limbo Piérdeme el Respeto 9. 77
25 Ua Ukraine Alyosha feat. Vlad Darvin Troyandy 26. 32
26 Bg Bulgaria Preslava Moeto slabo myasto 18. 56
27 Ro Romania F. Charm feat. Elena Gheorghe Mama 24. 39
28 Si Slovenia Slove'n'aid En Svet 25. 36
29 Fi Finland Isaac Elliot Tired of Missing You 19. 55
30 Id Indonesia Elephant Kind Oh Well 22. 43
31 Us United States The Last Bison This Changes Everything 27. 31
32 Dk Denmark Asbjørn Moonia 7. 89
33 At Austria Leelah Sky Second Life 36. 8
34 Ch Switzerland Stress feat. Sway Clarke II Love You When I'm High 31. 26
35 Cy Cyprus Polina Christodoulou Thema Chronou 30. 27
36 Mt Malta Ecca Gismi 35. 11

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Marco Mengoni - Io ti aspetto:

Marco Mengoni - Io ti aspetto

Marco Mengoni - Io ti aspetto


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 2018