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Forum Song Contest #76
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Host Ancient Theatre
It Taormina, Italy
Date June 2015
Entries 31
Winner Es Spain
Debuting countries none
Returning countries none
Withdrawing countries Cy Cyprus
Dk Denmark
Gr Greece
My Malaysia
Ma Morocco
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June 2015 sees the 76th edition of Forum Song Contest, held in Taormina on the Italian island of Sicily. This is the second consecutive edition in Italy because of Francesca Michielin's victory (with her song "L'amore esiste") on home soil in the preceding edition. Valentina Monetta, famous Sanmarinese singer with Italian roots, is the host and provides opening and interval music with her Eurovision entries "The Social Network Song", "Crisalide (Vola)" and "Maybe (Forse)".

31 entries are in the run for victory, five less than in FSC 75. Denmark, Malaysia and Morocco have withdrawn after not voting in the last editionThe HostsFurthermore, Cyprus and Greece did not send an entry. The number of participants marks the lowest interest in FSC in over two years.

Alvaro Soler won this edition with his song "El Mismo Sol", originally obtaining 138 points for Spain. However, the Spanish jury did not send in its votes in time, so Spain (along with three other juries) had to face a 30 points reduction. Nevertheless, 108 points were still twelve more than Estonia reached. Germany conquered the third rank while Turkey placed fourth. Italy did not win for a third consecutive time, but could add another top five placement this edition.

The Host City Edit

Taormina is a comune and small town on the east coast of the island of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania, located 206 meters above the sea level on a hillside of monte Tauro, one of the last peaks of the mounts Peloritani. Taormina has been a very popular tourist destination since the 19th century. It has popular beaches (accessible via an aerial tramway) on the Ionian sea, which is remarkably warm and has a high salt content. Taormina can be reached via highways (autostrade) from Messina from the north and Catania from the south.

The area around Taormina was inhabited by the Siculi even before the Greeks arrived on the Sicilian coast in 734 BC to found a town called Naxos. The theory that Tauromenion was founded by colonists from Naxos is confirmed by Strabo and other ancient writers. The new settlement seems to have risen rapidly to prosperity, and was apparently already a considerable town at the time of Timoleon's expedition in 345 BC. It was the first place in Sicily where that leader landed, having eluded the vigilance of the Carthaginians, who were guarding the Straits of Messina, and crossed direct from Rhegium (modern Reggio di Calabria) to Tauromenium.

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The Venue Edit

By far the most remarkable monument remaining at Taormina is the Ancient theatre, which is one of the most celebrated ruins in Sicily, on account both of its remarkable preservation and its beautiful location. It is built for the most part of brick, and is therefore probably of Roman date, though the plan and arrangement are in accordance with those of Greek, rather than Roman, theatres; whence it is supposed that the present structure was rebuilt upon the foundations of an older theatre of the Greek period. With a diameter of 109 metres (358 ft) (after an expansion in the 2nd century), this theatre is the second largest of its kind in Sicily (after that of Syracuse); it is frequently used for operatic and theatrical performances and for concerts. 

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The Host Edit

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Valentina Monetta (born 1 March 1975) is a Sammarinese singer. She represented San Marino in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Eurovision Song Contest and announced the Sanmarinese points at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. Valentina Monetta was born and raised in San Marino, the younger of the two children of a Sammarinese mother and an Italian father. A graduate of the Giovanni da Rimini school in Rimini, she played piano and sang from an early age. She began her singing career in 1995 fronting the group Tiberio and was subsequently involved with a number of bands including Parafunky, Harem-B, 2blackBluesmobile, and My Funky Valentine. She competed in the 2001 edition of the televised singing competition Popstars.

The Show Edit

Draw Jury Artist Song Place Points
01 At Austria Manu Delago Disgustingly Beautiful (feat. Isa Kunz) 31. 0*
02 Us United States Jon Bellion Woke the Fuck Up 6. 76
03 Se Sweden Kitokk Paradise Jokkmokk 28. 22
04 Ru Russia Slava Shlyukha 7. 67
05 Za South Africa Bobby van Jaarsveld My Alles 11. 51
06 It Italy Malika Ayane Senza Fare Sul Serio 5. 76
07 Ie Ireland Bitch Falcon Wolfstooth 26. 25
08 No Norway Sirenia Serpent 24. 28
09 Br Brazil Marjorie Estiano Me Leva 30. 5*
10 Tr Turkey Edis Benim Ol 4. 79
11 Ro Romania Antonia Painkiller 29. 20
12 Si Slovenia Alex Volasko V hiši večnih sanj 15. 40
13 Mt Malta The New Victorians Keep Me In Love 13. 45
14 Pl Poland Curly Heads Reconcile 21. 37
15 Id Indonesia NOAH Seperti Kemarin 25. 26
16 Ua Ukraine Khrystyna Soloviy Trymay 23. 33
17 Il Israel Roni Dalumi Ish Shel Layla 20. 38
18 Mx Mexico Kike Jiménez Aquí y Ahora 22. 36
19 Ph Philippines Jessica Reynoso Just Like You 18. 38
20 De Germany Zedd I Want You to Know (feat. Selena Gomez) 3. 91
21 Cz Czech Republic FROM Nebe 17. 39
22 Gb United Kingdom Casi Hela 19. 38
23 Ee Estonia Elina Born Kilimanjaro 2. 96
24 Bg Bulgaria Andrea Besame (feat. Ronny Dae & Benny Blaze) 10. 56
25 Fi Finland Nomi Enckell Mä meen 14. 44
26 Rs Serbia Milica Pavlović Selfi 16. 40
27 Hr Croatia Bang Bang Imam 27. 22
28 Es Spain Alvaro Soler El Mismo Sol 1. 108*
29 Nl Netherlands Kensington War 8. 63
30 Be Belgium Emma Bale Run 9. 59
31 Au Australia Jarryd James Do You Remember 12. 49*

The countries whose points are marked with * missed voting and subsequently suffered a point reduction of 30. The original scores were: At Austria: 28, Br Brazil: 35, Es Spain: 138, Au Australia: 79

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Alvaro Soler - El Mismo Sol

Alvaro Solier - El Mismo Sol

Alvaro Solier - El Mismo Sol


Editions of FSC
2009

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2010
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Dk 17: JulyHr 18: AugustBe 19: SeptemberHr 20: OctoberAu 21: NovemberDk 22: December

2011
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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: August