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Forum Song Contest 80
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Host Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
Us Anchorage, USA
Date October 2015
Entries 30
Winner Au Australia
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Fi Finland
Withdrawing countries Br Brazil
Il Israel
Ma Morocco
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< FSC #79         FSC #81 >

October 2015 sees the 80th edition of Forum Song Contest (FSC), held in Anchorage, Alaska. It was the second edition in a row that took place in the United States after Rachel Platten emerged victorious on home soil in the previous edition.

30 countries participated in this edition - two less than in the month before. Brazil and Morocco, the two countries that failed to vote in FSC 79, withdrew.

After a close voting, Australia became the winning jury thanks to Sia and her song "Alive". This marks the first Australian victory since December 2010 and the fourth overall. Sweden and Croatia tied for the second place, ten points behind Australia.

The Host City Edit

Anchorage is a unified home rule municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska. With an estimated 299,037 residents, it is Alaska's most populous city and contains more than 40 percent of the state's total population; among the 50 states, only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in its most populous city. Altogether, the Anchorage metropolitan area, which combines Anchorage with the neighboring Matanuska-Susitna Borough, had a population of 401,635 in 2016.The ShowAnchorage is located in the south-central portion of Alaska at the terminus of the Cook Inlet on a peninsula formed by the Knik Arm to the north and the Turnagain Arm to the south.  The city limits span 1,961.1 square miles (5,079.2 km2) which encompass the urban core, a joint military base, several outlying communities and almost all of Chugach State Park.

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The Venue Edit

Located next to Town Square Park in downtown Anchorage, the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is a three-part complex, hosting numerous performing arts events each year. The facility can accommodate more than 3,000 persons. In 2000, nearly 245,000 people visited 678 public performances. It is home to eight resident performing arts companies and has featured mega-musicals performed by visiting companies. Part of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is the Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, our venue.

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The Hosts Edit

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Ethan Hawke (born November 6, 1970) is an American actor, writer, and director. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards and a Tony Award. Hawke has directed two feature films, three Off-Broadway plays, and a documentary, and written the novels The Hottest State (1996), Ash Wednesday (2002), and Rules for a Knight (2015).

He made his film debut in 1985 with the science fiction feature Explorers, before making a breakthrough appearance in the 1989 drama Dead Poets Society. He then appeared in numerous films before taking a role in the 1994 Generation X drama Reality Bites, for which he received critical praise. In 1995, Hawke first appeared in Richard Linklater's romance trilogy, co-starring opposite Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise, and later in its sequels Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013), all of which met with critical acclaim.

Julie Delpy (born 21 December 1969) is a French-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She studied filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and has directed, written, or acted in more than 30 films, including Europa Europa (1990), Voyager (1991), Three Colors: White (1993), Before Sunrise (1995), An American Werewolf in Paris (1997), Before Sunset (2004), 2 Days in Paris (2007), and Before Midnight (2013). She has been nominated for three César Awards, two Online Film Critics Society Awards, and two Academy Awards. After moving to the United States in 1990, she became an American citizen in 2001.

The Show Edit

# Jury Artist Song Rnk Pts
01 It Italy Dolcenera Un Peccato 21. 30
02 Gb United Kingdom Gareth Emery & Alastor Hands (feat. London Thor) 5. 97
03 Ru Russia Anzhela London Golub 29. 6
04 Mx Mexico Diego Amoz Cada Noche 24. 23
05 Tr Turkey Güliz Ayla Olmaszan Olmaz 22. 30
06 Jp Japan Kana Nishino Moshimo Unmei No Hito Ga Iru No Nara 25. 19
07 Si Slovenia Clemens Vse Bo Kul 7. 73
08 Fr France Emji Lost (Skydancers Remix) 4. 110
09 Ee Estonia Meisterjaan Bambusest Laev 15. 57
10 Pl Poland Enej Dzisiaj będę ja 30. 60*
11 Ro Romania Nicole Cherry Vive la Vida (feat. Mohombi) 10. 67
12 Ua Ukraine Essami You Are the One 20. 40
13 Fi Finland Chisu Ihana 13. 62
14 Au Australia Sia Alive 1. 121
15 Se Sweden Zara Larsson Lush Life 2. 111
16 Nl Netherlands Sumera I See You 19. 41
17 Bg Bulgaria Mikhaela Marinova Stapka Napred 12. 63
18 Hr Croatia Tina Vukov Suicide Note 3. 111
19 At Austria Steaming Satellites Honey 27. 16
20 My Malaysia Shila Amzah Zai Jian Bu Zai Jian 23. 29
21 Id Indonesia Aimee Saras Lenggang Temaram 18. 42
22 Za South Africa Elvis Se Seun & Irene-Louise van Wyk Jy speel 'n game met my 9. 68
23 Us United States Kiira Feels 17. 47
24 Cz Czech Republic Richard Reynolds Turn Up! 26. 17
25 Ph Philippines Reo Brothers Ako'y Tinamaan 28. 12
26 No Norway Susanne Sundfør Accelerate 6. 82
27 Mt Malta Jonathan Camilleri Cryonic City 16. 50
28 Rs Serbia Nikolija Opasna Igra 8. 70
29 Gr Greece Sakis Rouvas Radiofona 11. 66
30 De Germany Sarah Connor Kommst du mit ihr 14. 62
  • Pl Poland failed to vote in time, so they were moved to the bottom of the scoreboard, while retaining their original score.

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Sia - Alive:

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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