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Forum Song Contest #97
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Host No Barentsburg, Norway
Date March 2017
Entries 32
Winner Ma Morocco
Debuting countries In India
Returning countries Ie Ireland

My Malaysia
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Withdrawing countries Br Brazil
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Following yet another win by Norway in FSC 96, we gather for another Norwegian hosting. This time, however, the host city is the small Russian mining town of Barentsburg, on the Svalbard Islands. This is in recognition of Russia's close second place in the previous edition.

This edition sees the debut of India in FSC, as well as the return of Ireland, Malaysia and Morocco. The only country to withdraw is Brazil, giving a total of 32 participants.

For the second time in FSC history, Morocco emerged as the winner. Second place went to Italy and Croatia came third.

The Host City Edit

Barentsburg is a small predominently Russian coal mining community on the island of Spitsbergen in the island group of Svalbard in the arctic region, which is part of the Kingdom of Norway. We meet here in neighbourly friendship and positive fraternization , after a very competitive FSC 96-edition & Russia’s near-win.

Named after Dutch explorer Willem Barents, Barentsburg is a mining town, situated on the eastside of Grønfjorden, with coal mining conducted by the Soviet company Arktikugol since 1932.

Although Svalbard is under Norwegian sovereignty, the unique Svalbard Treaty of 1920 allows citizens of signatory countries equal rights to exploit natural resources. Russia , along with Norway maintains mining operations on Svalbard as a result. Russia maintains a consulate in Barentsburg , northernmost diplomatic mission of any kind, in the world.

Barentsburg started as a Dutch mining town in the 1920s. In 1932 the Dutch sold their concession to the Soviet Union. The town relies entirely on mainland Russia , for food and coinage. The population has declined over the decades; in its heyday over 1000 citizens inhabited Barentsburg while today’s population , is about half of that, around 500 persons according to the latest figures.

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The town has mostly old Soviet style architecture, a Culture center and a Community center that caters for some activities for the local residents and visitors. It also has a school , a library , an old church , a sports center , docks, a hotel, a souvenir shop and several monuments (most famous the world's second northernmost Lenin-statue, and a monument to coal/mining).

The Venue Edit

The venue for FSC March 2017 is the Barentsburg Kulturhus. It is mostly used by Russian and Ukrainian residents & visitors, but also some Norwegians and others visiting the settlement. It's very popular for smaller events, like Christrmas celebrations for families and children but is at times also used for bigger cultural events & some concerts. They are proud to host this FSC Show from their Culture Center, an intimate but warm & welcoming concert hall , & are happy to welcome all participating countries, artists & delegations to Barentsburg.

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The Hosts Edit

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Our lovely hosts this evening are Kygo and Julia Savicheva.

Kygo (or Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll), born 1991, is a Norwegian DJ, EDM-artist & record producer. He has accumulated 300 million+ views on his music on SoundCloud and YouTube , and world attention & success in recent years. In 2014, he released the single ‘Firestone’ which was a huge success. Since then he has released several other popular songs, featuring guest vocalists & also an album in 2016 . He has had a worldwide tour and continues to impress world audiences. 

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Julia Savicheva, born 1987, is a Russian singer, best known in the West for having represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Turkey. She was born into a family of musicians in the city of Kurgan on the edge of Siberia east of the Ural Mountains. In 2003 she took part in Star Factory, a Russian talent show. Her first album was released post-ESC in 2005 . In the following years, she performed in concerts , and released more albums with some success and popularity . Her latest albums were released in 2012, and in 2014.

The Show Edit

Nr. Jury Artist Song Rank Points
01. Gb United Kingdom Sody Sorry 16 60
02. Fi Finland Samu Haber ft. Niila A hundred years 26 41
03. Jp Japan Lecca Believe 24 45
04. Il Israel Idan Amedi Part of the time 12 68
05. Lv Latvia Catalyst Howl 6 90
06. Se Sweden Sabina Ddumba Time 4 105
07. Us United States Christina Grimmie Invisible 20 56
08. Hu Hungary Halott Pénz ft. Agebeat & Kovary Élnünk kellett volna 29 36
09. Tr Turkey BÖ & Serhat Durmus Sari Gelin 21 53
10. In India A.R. Rahman & Sanah Moidutty Tu Hai 9 76
11. Dk Denmark Aura Love Somebody 8 77
12. Nl Netherlands Lena Fayre Cry 10 75
13. Ee Estonia Grete Paia Öö meid saadab veel 27 36
14. Pl Poland Sonar Vaga 32 16
15. Bg Bulgaria Zhana Bergendorff Dokrai 11 70
16. Tw Taiwan 831 Roll your eyes 22 49
17. My Malaysia Shila Amzah ft. Alif Satar Selamanya Cinta 28 36
18. No Norway Hanne Vatnøy Elysium 15 60
19. Ro Romania Delia Cine m-a facut om mare 13 62
20. Rs Serbia Ceca Nevinost 7 80
21. Ua Ukraine The Hardkiss Antarktida 5 101
22. Id Indonesia Angela Vero Work it 31 23
23. Za South Africa Jesse Clegg ft. Shekhinah Breathing 14 61
24. Ru Russia Milena & Natasha Treya M for Milena 23 49
25. Au Australia Isaiah Firebrace It's gotta be you 17 60
26. Ma Morocco Bouchra Blanc ou noir 1 131
27. Es Spain Maika Makovski Makedonija 30 26
28. Hr Croatia Severina Kao 3 105
29. It Italy Giusy Ferreri Fa talmente male 2 125
30. De Germany 257ers Holz 25 43
31. Ph Philippines Coeli ft. Miguel Guico Magkaibigan o Magka-ibigan 19 57
32. Ie Ireland Saint Sister Tin man 18 58

The Results Edit

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The Winner Edit

Bouchra - Blanc ou Noir:

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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
Ca 113: JulyUa 114: AugustDe 115: SeptemberNo 116: October