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Forum Song Contest #88
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Host Gb Llandudno, United Kingdom
Date June 2016
Entries 33
Winner De Germany
Debuting countries none
Returning countries At Austria
Be Belgium
It Italy
Es Spain
Us United States
Withdrawing countries Ba Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ma Morocco
Ph Philippines
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June 2016 saw the 88th edition of Forum Song Contest (FSC). It was held in Llandudno, Wales, after Dua Lipa scored the win for the United Kingdom in the preceding edition.

33 countries participated in this edition, two more than in the previous edition. There was a lot of movement in the participants, though. While Bosnia and Herzegovina - after their one edition return in FSC 87 -, Morocco and the Philippines did not send an entry, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Spain and the United States returned to the FSC stage.

At the end of the voting, Germany emerged as the winner with 122 points, thanks to Alvaro Soler and his song "Sofia". Soler thus joined the group of artists having won FSC more than one time, previously taking the top spot in FSC 76 for Spain. Taiwan took the second place, only one point behind Germany. Russia completed the top three.

The Host City Edit

Llandudno  is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. In the 2011 UK census, the community had a population of 20,701.  The town's name is derived from its patron saint, Saint Tudno. Llandudno, "Queen of the Welsh Resorts", a title first applied as early as 1864, is now the largest seaside resort in Wales.

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The Venue Edit

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Venue Cymru is a theatre, conference centre and arena in Llandudno, Conwy county borough, North Wales.  Formerly known as the Aberconwy Centre and the North Wales Theatre and Conference Centre, it is now a large arts, conference and events venue.  Venue Cymru has a theatre, conference centre, and arena.

After redevelopment, the venue hosts a new 1,550 square metres arena, capable of hosting 1,800 seated, or 2,500 standing people, increasing the overall capacity of the venue to over 5,000 people. The western extension incorporates a cafe, restaurant and a box office, as well as office space.

The Hosts Edit

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James Fox (born James Richard Mullett, 6 April 1976) is a Welsh pop singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist. He represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul. In 2008 he wrote and recorded the Cardiff City F.C. FA Cup Final song, "Bluebirds Flying High".

Bonnie Tyler (born Gaynor Hopkins; 8 June 1951) is a Welsh singer, known for her distinctive husky voice. Tyler came to prominence with the release of her 1977 album The World Starts Tonight and its singles "Lost in France" and "More Than a Lover". Her 1978 single "It's a Heartache" reached number four on the UK Singles Chart, and number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In the 1980s, Tyler ventured into rock music with songwriter and producer Jim Steinman. He wrote Tyler's biggest hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart'", the lead single from her 1983 UK chart topping album Faster Than the Speed of Night. Steinman also wrote Tyler's other major 1980s hit "Holding Out for a Hero". She had success in mainland Europe during the 1990s with Dieter Bohlen, who wrote and produced her hit "Bitterblue". In 2003, Tyler re-recorded "Total Eclipse of the Heart" with singer Kareen Antonn. Their bilingual duet topped the French charts.

Her latest album Rocks and Honey was released in 2013 and features the single "Believe in Me" which she performed representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Both "It's a Heartache" and "Total Eclipse of the Heart" are among the best-selling singles of all time, with sales in excess of six million each. Her work has earned her three Grammy Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations, among other accolades.

The Show Edit

Nr Jury Artist Song Rank Points
01 Tw Taiwan Diana Wang Home 2. 121
02 Gb United Kingdom Busted Coming Home 17. 47
03 Hu Hungary Ruzsa Magdolna Tejut 11. 70
04 Ua Ukraine Bloom Twins Amnesia 15. 54
05 Nl Netherlands Anouk Run Away Together 4. 85
06 At Austria Leyya Butter 33. 42*
07 Ee Estonia Elisa Kolk Mis ootab ees 23. 39
08 Za South Africa Jesse Clegg Use Me 22. 39
09 Pl Poland Antek Smykiewicz Pomimo Burz 26. 26
10 Se Sweden Elliphant Spoon Me (feat. Skrillex) 18. 46
11 Ro Romania Lora Ne impotrivim 10. 71
12 Rs Serbia Pamela Ramljak & Dzenan Loncarevic Ne Govori Mi To 12. 68
13 It Italy Francesco Gabbani Amen 5. 84
14 Bg Bulgaria Deep Zone & Vessy Boneva Leten Kadur 29. 19
15 Jp Japan Superfly Kuroi Shizuku 16. 49
16 Cz Czech Republic Pokac Vymlaceny 20. 43
17 Au Australia Bonnie Anderson The Ones I Love 13. 62
18 Fi Finland Emma Salokoski Kielletyja asioita 27. 22
19 Il Israel Dudu Aharon Katzefet im Tut 25. 30
20 No Norway AURORA Winter Bird 7. 80
21 Us United States Explosions in the Sky Losing the Light 19. 45
22 Be Belgium Lea Rue Sleep 8. 73
23 De Germany Alvaro Soler Sofia 1. 122
24 Hr Croatia Lidija Bacic Prokleto dobro ljubis 24. 31
25 Mx Mexico Alejandra Guzman No Puedo Parar 30. 9
26 Tr Turkey Mahmut Orhan & Sena Sener Feel 6. 81
27 Lv Latvia Rassell, E. Grieze & S. Berezina Ziema 21. 42
28 Dk Denmark Volbeat For Evigt (feat. Johan Olsen) 14. 57
29 Es Spain Vanesa Martin Dice la Nostra Novia 32. 50*
30 Id Indonesia Dipha Barus & Kallula No One Can Stop Us 28. 20
31 Br Brazil Puzzle Godlike 9. 73
32 Ru Russia Sergey Lazarev Eto vse ona 3. 90
33 My Malaysia Forteen Dekat Tapi Jauh 31. 8
  • Note: Austria and Spain failed to vote, so these countries were moved down to the bottom, while retaining their original score.

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Alvaro Soler - Sofia:

Alvaro Soler - Sofia

Alvaro Soler - Sofia


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: April