Forum Song Contest #85
Host No Hamar, Norway
Date March 2016
Entries 29
Winner Ua Ukraine
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Il Israel
Ma Morocco
Ch Switzerland
Withdrawing countries At Austria
Br Brazil
Gr Greece
< FSC #84         FSC #86 >

March 2015 saw the 85th edition of Forum Song Contest, held in Hamar, Norway, after Sandra Lyng's victory in the preceding edition.

Compared to the last edition, FSC 85 faced some changes in the participants. Brazil and Greece did not take part after failing to vote last time. Also Austria withdrew. However, Israel and Switzerland returned after longer absences and also Morocco took part again after missing FSC 84. Thus, the number of participants did not change and remained at 29.

With a seven point margin, Ukraine emerged as FSC winner for the first time, thanks to The Hardkiss and their song "Tony, Talk!". Romania went on to get the silver medal and Turkey completed the top three.

The Host City Edit

Hamar is an administrative center, town and municipality of about 30.000 inhabitants situated by Norway’s largest lake Mjøsa, some 120 kms inland of the Norwegian capital Oslo. There have been small communities in the Hamar area far back in history, but the town is thought to have been built in the early Middle Ages. Much of the information about medieval Hamar is derived from the ‘Hamar Chronicles’, dated to about 1550. The town is said to have reached its apex in the early 14th century, dominated by the Hamar Cathedral, Bishop's manor, and fortress, and surrounding urbanization. The town was known for its fragrant apple orchards, but there were also merchants, craftsmen, and fishermen in the town. 

In modern times Hamar is well known in Norway as a cultural town and sports-town with long traditions in ice-skating, ice-hockey (with the second olympic venue in Hamar, the Hamar OL-Amfi for ice-hockey) and football. Hamar is a judicial centre in inland Norway with municipal courts, and also has a popular University College and an abundant restaurant/cafe-variety for such a small town. The town is also traditionally known in Norway as a Railway crossroads with several important rail-lines crossing the town.


The Venue Edit

Hamar Olympiahall: Vikingskipet is a multi-cultural venue in Hamar, Norway. (The Vikingship got its name because the impressive and imposing architectural structure with huge heavy wooden beams looks like a Vikingship turned upside down.) In winter it is a national ice-skating arena (one of the biggest in the world, it was built for the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics where several sports where held in Hamar, and has a capacity of up to 20.000 seats for concerts, and in summer it is used for various business-events, summer-sports, computer ‘gatherings’, national tv-events and music concerts.


The Hosts Edit


Jon Almaas, 48 years old, is a famous Norwegian TV-show presenter. He has had a career in TV since the 1990s, also as a producer of several TV-programs for NRK. He is best known for his successful years as part of the ‘Nytt på Nytt’-team, a popular satirical TV-show on NRK from 1999 onwards. He has also been host of several Norwegian TV-events, among them Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy Awards).

Anne Rimmen, 34 years old, is a famous Norwegian journalist and TV-show presenter. She has worked in NRK’s Sports department for several years and was one of the main TV-show presenters for NRK during the 2012 London Olympics. In 2011 she was co-presenter of the Norwegian MGP-finals.

The Show Edit

Nr. Jury Artist Entry Place Rank
01 Ph Philippines Never the Strangers Bones 18. 43
02 Id Indonesia Maudy Ayunda Jakarta Ramai 25. 27
03 Us United States Chordasian The One (feat. Great Good Fine OK) 21. 34
04 Ch Switzerland Linard Bardill D'Flügel, wo du mier häsch geh 28. 15
05 Fi Finland Johanna Kurkela Kuolevainen 7. 76
06 Cz Czech Republic Skyline Ocean 15. 52
07 Ee Estonia Shanon Ootan ööd 9. 70
08 Rs Serbia Emina Jahovic Romeo 13. 53
09 De Germany Robin Schulz & Richard Judge Show Me Love 12. 64
10 Gb United Kingdom All Saints One Strike 20. 35
11 Ro Romania Brighi Invizibila 2. 101
12 Jp Japan Koko Weaver 16. 48
13 Se Sweden Petra Märklund Ensam inte stark 24. 27
14 Pl Poland Edyta Górniak Oczyszczenie 14. 52
15 Hr Croatia Iva Curic Secer 10. 65
16 Bg Bulgaria Luna Luna Prezident 19. 36
17 Ua Ukraine The Hardkiss Tony, Talk! 1. 108
18 Nl Netherlands Marco Borsato Mooi 4. 92
19 Ru Russia Olga Orlova Ptitsa 11. 65
20 Il Israel Noa Kirel Yesh Bi Ahava 22. 29
21 Tw Taiwan sodagreen Violently Sad and Beautiful 17. 45
22 Za South Africa Monark Hush 5. 92
23 Ma Morocco Kafana Soukout Tkayes 23. 28
24 Au Australia Brendan Maclean Tectonic 6. 87
25 Tr Turkey Atiye Abrakadabra 3. 93
26 My Malaysia Estranged Hancur Aku (feat. Fazura) 27. 18
27 Fr France Côme La gloire à mes genoux 29. 71*
28 Mx Mexico Quiero Club Los 4 Puntos 26. 22
29 No Norway Helene Boksle Bifrost 8. 76
  • Note: Fr France did not vote, so their entry was moved down to the end of the scoreboard, while retaining its score. If voted, France would have reached the ninth place.

The Results Edit



The Winner Edit

The Hardkiss - Tony, Talk!



Editions of FSC

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