Forum Song Contest #57
Host Nl Ziggo Dome
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date November 3, 2013
Entries 37
Winner De Germany
Debuting countries Lt Lithuania
Returning countries none
Withdrawing countries Az Azerbaijan
Il Israel
Ch Switzerland
< FSC #56         FSC #58 >

November 2013 sees the 57th edition of FSC. It's held in Amsterdam, Netherlands after Within Temptation ft. Tarja Turunen won the 56th edition of FSC with a song called "Paradise (What About Us)".

37 juries participate in this edition. Lithuania made their first appearance, while Azerbaijan, Israel and Switzerland didn't send an entry.

The Host City Edit

The Host city for this FSC-edition is Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city of The Netherlands. It has a population of around 805.000 within the city-proper, around 1.600.000 in the urban region and around 2.400.000 in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. Amsterdam's name derives from the Dutch Amstelredamme, 'a dam of the river Amstel'

Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one ofthe most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (the 17th Century),a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries the city expanded& many new neighbourhoods - and- suburbs were planned and built. The 17th-centuryAmsterdam canals & 19/20th century Defence Line are on UNESCOs World Heritage List.

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As the commercial capital of The Netherlands , and one of the top financial centres , inEurope , Amsterdam is considered an ' alpha world city ' by the Globalization and WorldCities ( or GaWC ) study group. The city is also the cultural capital of The Netherlands.Amsterdam is a multi-cultural city ( with large social groups - from Surinam , the DutchAntilles, Morocco and Turkey ) - and is characterized by social tolerance and diversity.

The city of Amsterdam has many cultural tourist attractions - and sights worth seeing.There are a multitude of museums (like The Rijksmuseum, The Van Gogh Museum, TheRembrandt House Museum , The Anne Frank House , The Amsterdam Museum, and TheNederlands Scheepvaart Museum , to name a few) , exhibition venues (like AmsterdamEXPO), churches (like Oude Kerk [Amsterdam’s oldest building from 1306], Westerkerk,Oosterkerk , St Nicholas's Basilica, and Ronde Lutherse Kerk) and bridges (The MagereBrug [famous draw bridge],The Blauwbrug, The Python Bridge, The Jan Schaeferbrug).

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The city also houses many historic buildings (like the Royal Palace, Rembrandt Tower, Munttoren and East India House to name a few). There are also several concert hallsand venues in Amsterdam (like the Concertgebouw [home to the world-class symphonyorchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra], The Stopera [combined town hall andopera house], Heineken Music Hall, The Bimhuis & Paradiso.

Amsterdam has many parks and open spaces and is , perhaps , especially known for itsmany canals (its intricate canal system is the result of conscious city planning) and itsmany squares. Most famous is the Dam Square (locally often just called the Dam), thecentral square of Amsterdam , where stands the ' Royal Palace ' - and the NetherlandsNational Monument. The Dam derives its name from its original function : a dam on theAmstel River. Built around year 1270 the dam formed the first connection between thesettlements on the sides of the river . Its notable buildings and frequent events, makeit one of Amsterdam's most well-known , tourist popular , and important city locations.

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Amsterdam hosts a multitude of festivals -of every kind- every year. Some of the most famous and popular are : Amsterdam Dance Event (it draws around 30,000 people each year, the world’s biggest dance music festival & conference), the Amsterdam Gay Pride(a colourful spectacle) , Amsterdam Roots Festival , Grachtenfestival ( a popular CanalFestival & classical music celebration ) , Uitmarkt (a vibrant summer festival), JazzFestAmsterdam and ' Amsterdam Film Week ' , to name a few . Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant and diverse nightlife. The city has many cafés (bars), ranging from the large &modern to the small and cozy, and many excellent restaurants (both ethnic and local).

Amsterdam has an active music scene. Jazz has a strong following in Amsterdam , but the city also hosts electronic dance music events , as well as for indie rock , hip hop ,R&B and classical music. Amsterdam is also a city of sports. It is the home of the famous Eredivisie football club Ajax Amsterdam (who play on the Amsterdam ArenA) . The local ice hockey team, 'Amstel Tijgers' (Dutch ice hockey premier league team) play in the 'Jaap Eden' ice rink . Amsterdam also holds two American Football franchises : the Amsterdam Crusaders & Amsterdam Panthers.The city also hosts the Dam to Dam Run.

The Venue Edit

The Host venue for FSC November 2013, is the Ziggo Dome, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the ArenA Boulevard, the urban center in Southeast Amsterdam. Opened in 2012, the building is the largest Dutch concert hall with a capacity of 17.000 people. The unique Ziggo Dome is known for its excellent acoustics, & state-of-the-art technology. The building is completely covered with almost 120.000 LED fixtures, & en-compasses an intimate atmosphere, despite its enormous size. Regular events at ZiggoDome include live music concerts, theater performances and various interactive shows.

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The Hosts Edit

The hosts are:

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Najib Amhali (born on 4th April 4, 1971) is a Moroccan-born Dutch stand-up comedian and actor . He has gained popularity partly because of his flawless command of Dutch and his ability to show (in humourous ways), the Dutch how the life of immigrants and ethnic minorities in The Netherlands can be. He has made some cabaret shows himself. He is an actor too and has starred in several Dutch productions (like ‘Jezus is een Palestijn’, and ‘Shouf Shouf Habibi’). Najib Amhali has received several awards for his work.

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Carry Tefsen (real name Carla Tefsen , born in Amsterdam on 6th August, 1938) , is a Dutch actress , presenter and artist . She started as a dancer in the ‘Moulin Rouge’ in Amsterdam in the 1960s. She then went on to have a career in numerous theater, film and tv-productions. To the general public she was , perhaps , best known for her role as Mien Dice in the VARA series ‘Tell me Aaa’ (1980-1993). In late 80s, she presented the first dating program on Dutch television: ‘On Good Luck’. On 27th April 2012 Carry Tefsen received a recognition, she was made a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.

The Interval Act Edit

We are also pleased to announce the interval act: an exclusive International Guest Appearance by the German ‘Goth Trance’ Music Project E Nomine performing one of their classic songs: ’Das Rad des Schicksals’

09 27 - E Nomine - Die Prophezeiung - Das Rad des Schicksals

09 27 - E Nomine - Die Prophezeiung - Das Rad des Schicksals

The Show Edit

Draw FSC jury Performer Song Place Points
01 Gb United Kingdom The Saturdays Disco Love 4 96
02 Id Indonesia Frau Tarian Sari 11 69
03 Au Australia Jessica Mauboy Pop A Bottle 29 29
04 Ph The Philippines Nina All Good 27 30
05 No Norway Alida Some Of Us 2 132
06 Mt Malta Andi We Can Try 24 33
07 Es Spain Roko Vive Cantando 8 86
08 Cy Cyprus Monsieur Doumani I Tzyra Mas Oullous 31 23
09 Pt Portugal Brass Wires Orchestra Tears of Liberty 9 85
10 Be Belgium Stromae Formidable 10 80
11 Hr Croatia Tonči Huljić ft. Madre Badessa Ajvar 19 48
12 Rs Serbia Ceca Da Raskinem Sa Njom 3 102
13 Tr Turkey Bahar ft. Space Boyz Drank 25 31
14 Ie Ireland Cat Dowling Somebody Else 12 67
15 Bg Bulgaria Santra Kasno Za Romantika 35 9
16 Gr Greece Yanna Vasileiou Logia Agapais 23 34
17 Se Sweden Veronica Maggio Sergels Torg 6 94
18 Mx Mexico Samo Inevitable 7 86
19 De Germany Ivy Quainoo Wildfires (Light It Up) 1 132
20 Fr France* Barbara Furtuna Si Vita Si 36 0
21 Ru Russia* Arseniy Borodin Esli Ya 37 0
22 Br Brazil Stop Play Moon Teardrops 13 64
23 Cz Czech Republic Listolet ft. Beata Lullaby 18 49
24 Fi Finland Pikku Kukka Päivät, jotka vietän kanssasi 28 29
25 Hu Hungary The Rocket Science ft. Hogyi Step Out 16 52
26 Mk Macedonia Blaga Petreska Kakva Sudba 34 12
27 By Belarus Kazimir ft. Polina Just Wanna Be 33 13
28 At Austria Anna F DNA 22 39
29 Tw Taiwan Rainie Yang A Short Break 30 26
30 Nl Netherlands Laura Jansen Queen Of Elba 5 95
31 Si Slovenia Neisha Muza Tvoj'ga Bluza 26 30
32 Us United States Karmin Acapella 15 54
33 Lt Lithuania* Leon Somov & Jazzu Lower Than The Ground 20 46
34 Ca Canada Jason Bajada Armee De Montgolfieres 21 44
35 Ua Ukraine Mariya Rak Stubborn 32 22
36 Ee Estonia Jana Kask & Mai Skizo Shooting Star 17 52
37 Ro Romania DJ Sava ft. Raluka & Connect-R Aroma 14 63
  • marks countries that did not vote and received a penalty (- 30 points)

The Results Edit

Final Scoreboard


The Winner Edit

Ivy Quainoo - Wildfires (Light It Up)

Ivy Quainoo - Wildfires Light It Up

Ivy Quainoo - Wildfires Light It Up

Editions of FSC

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