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Forum Song Contest 81
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Host Old Museum Building
Au Brisbane, Australia
Date November 2015
Entries 34
Winner Si Slovenia
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Ca Canada
Il Israel
Ma Morocco
Tw Taiwan
Withdrawing countries
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November 2015 sees the 81st edition of Forum Song Contest (FSC), held in Brisbane, Australia. The contest visited the Australian continent because of Sia's win in the preceding edition with her entry "Alive".

34 countries participated in this edition, four more than in October. With Canada, Israel, Morocco and Taiwan several non-European countries returned. However, out of these, Canada and Israel failed to vote, so their entries were moved to the bottom of the scoreboard.

Slovenia on the other hand was found on top of the ranking, thanks to Maraaya and their song "Living Again". France placed second and Norway reached the third place.

The Host City Edit

Brisbane is the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.3 million, and the South East Queensland urban conurbation, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.4 million.

Named after the Brisbane River on which it is located, which in turn was named after Scotsman Sir Thomas Brisbane, the Governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825. The area was chosen as a place for secondary  offenders from the Sydney Colony. 

Today, Brisbane is well known for its distinct Queenslander architecture which forms much of the city's built  heritage. It is a popular tourist destination, serving as a gateway for visitors to the state of Queensland.  The city has hosted several large cultural, international and sporting events, including the 1982  Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88, the final Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 summit.

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The Venue Edit

The Old Museum Building is a heritage-listed performance venue in Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia. The Old Museum was originally called the Exhibition Building and Concert Hall. It was built in 1891 for the Queensland National Agricultural and Industrial Association after Brisbane's first exhibition building, which had occupied the land, was destroyed by fire on 13 June 1888. At the time of the fire the building was being used as a skating rink.The play Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, was also presented in the Old Museum building in 1989. Members of the cast included Geoffrey Rush, Jane Menelaus and Russell Dykstra. The Old Museum building was also used as one of the sites for the 1980s Australian series of Mission: Impossible.

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The Hosts Edit

Guy Sebastian (born 26 October 1981) is a Malaysian-born Australian singer-songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and has been a judge on Australia's The X Factor. He represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 5th place.

Sebastian has released eight top ten albums, including two number ones. The first seven all gained either platinum or multi-platinum certification.  He has also achieved twenty one top twenty singles, with twelve reaching the top ten, including six number ones. He is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to achieve six number one singles, and places third overall for all Australian acts.

Delta Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began her career as a child actress, starring in various television shows and rose to prominence in 2002 in the Australian soap opera Neighbours as Nina Tucker.

Goodrem has a total of nine number-one singles and 17 top-ten hits on the ARIA Singles Chart. She has sold over eight million albums globally and won three World Music Awards, 9 ARIA Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and several other awards. From 2012 to 2013, she served as a coach on The Voice Australia, and won The Voice Kids Australia in 2014. She returned to The Voice Australia in 2015 finally winning in Season 5.

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The Show Edit

Draw Jury Artist Entry Rank Points
01 Fr France Najoua Belyzel Luna 2. 160
02 Pl Poland M. Clarck & S. Jeszka Same Direction 28. 19
03 Us United States JR JR As Time Goes 19. 40
04 Jp Japan Alexandros Wataridori 15. 47
05 Mx Mexico Karenka Acción 26. 26
06 Tr Turkey Betül Demir Sana N'Olmus 17. 40
07 Ro Romania Fallulah Social Club 10. 58
08 De Germany Lena Wild and Free 14. 49
09 Se Sweden Norlie & KKV Ingen Annan Rör Mig Som Du 7. 77
10 Gb United Kingdom Ala.ni Darkness at Noon 11. 56
11 Au Australia Jessica Mauboy This Ain't Love 8. 66
12 Fi Finland Titta Niin Yli Susta 12. 51
13 Nl Netherlands The Common Linnets We Don't Make the Wind Blow 4. 112
14 Si Slovenia Maraaya Living Again 1. 177
15 Ee Estonia Luisa Värk Igihaljad mägiaasad 13. 50
16 Rs Serbia Igor Garnier feat. Syntheticsax Sunrise 23. 33
17 Tw Taiwan Da Mouth Loser 16. 47
18 Cz Czech Republic Thom Artway I Have No Inspiration 20. 39
19 Ca Canada Shawn Hook Sound of Your Heart 33. 85
20 Hr Croatia Damir Kedžo Tebi sve sam oprostio 31. 13
21 Ph Philippines Alex Gonzaga Panaginip Lang 18. 40
22 Ua Ukraine Kontrabanda.com.ua Dreamer 25. 28
23 Ma Morocco Oussama Belhsen Kolshi Bin Yeddi 32. 6
24 It Italy Marco Mengoni Ti Ho Voluto Bene Veramente 5. 107
25 Bg Bulgaria Kristiana feat. Dzhordzhano Tsyala Nosht 29. 17
26 Gr Greece Kostas Martakis Pes To Nai 21. 38
27 Ru Russia Dima Bilan Ne molchi 6. 77
28 Za South Africa Karlien Van Jaarsveld My Hartjie 27. 25
29 At Austria Fijuka Ca-Ca-Caravan 22. 36
30 Mt Malta Lauren Aquilina Low 9. 58
31 Id Indonesia Rybits Eris 30. 16
32 Il Israel Yuval Dayan Beshaa Tova 34. 59
33 No Norway Aurora Runaway 3. 132
34 My Malaysia Hanie Soraya Pantas 24. 30

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Maraaya - Living again:

Maraaya - Living Again

Maraaya - Living Again


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: August