Forum Song Contest #71
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Host Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Id Denpasar, Indonesia
Date January 2, 2015
Entries 32
Winner Ch Switzerland
Debuting countries none
Returning countries Mx Mexico
Withdrawing countries Be Belgium1
My Malaysia1
1 disqualified
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January 2015 saw the 71st edition of FSC, held in Denpasar, Indonesia. This country got the hosting rights after their first win in the preceding edition that was achieved by Judika with the song "Apakah Ini Cinta?". Originally, 34 countries applied for this edition with Mexico returning after an absence in FSC 70 (because both their entry and back-up entry violated the rules and had to be disqualified). However, the entries from Belgium and Malaysia were found to be against the rules and faced last month's Mexican fate. Thus 32 entries remained in the race.

Switzerland won for the second time with their entry "Zeit, die dir noch bleibt" performed by Mich Gerber featuring Jaël. Germany placed second, the United States got the third place.

The Host City Edit

Denpasar is the capital and the most populous city of the Indonesian province of Bali. Situated, on the island of Bali, it is known worldwide as a major tourist destination, and is the main gateway to Bali. It is also a ‘hub’ for other cities in the Lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara).

With the rapid growth of the tourism industry in Bali , Denpasar has encouraged, and promoted business activities and ventures contributing to it having the highest growth rate in Bali Province. The population of Denpasar was 834,881 in 2012. The surround- ing municipal / greater Denpasar area has around 2 million residents in total.

The name Denpasar - from the Balinese words: "den" , meaning north , and "pasar", meaning market - indicates the city's origins as a market-town, on the site of what is now Kumbasari Market (formerly "Peken Payuk"), in the north part of the modern city In the colonial era, Denpasar was once though , the capital of the Kingdom of Badung.

Denpasar has various attractions. The white sandy beaches (Sanur Beach, Kuta Beach Jimbaran Beach and Nusa Dua Beach) are well-known all over the island . The surfing beach is Serangan Island. Sanur Beach has calmer waters and is excellent for sunbathing and kitesurfing. Nusa Dua Beach is great for water activities (snorkelling/diving).


The Venue Edit

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana, often shortened GWK , a 240 hectares private cultural park , on the Bukit Peninsula at the southern end of the island of Bali in Indonesia, 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport . Bukit is a limestone plateau with Uluwatu to the west and Nusa Dua to the east. In mid-2013 , the GWK site became a prestigious-outdoor venue, and has been chosen as a venue, for many international events . Everyday 3,000 tourists visit the GWK site. Famous international acts like Iron Maiden and the American Rock band Paramore , have held concerts in this unique venue . On 25th July 2012 , the Opening Banquet, of the '60th World Convention of the FGBMFI' (a lay businessmen fellowship) was held here. It was also a venue of Miss World 2013, which was held in Sept 2013. In August 2014 , GWK was the venue of Dreamsfields 2014, the biggest EDM festival.


The Hosts Edit

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Joe Taslim, born 23rd June 1981, is an Indonesian model, actor, and Martial Artist. He is best known for his role in ‘The Raid: Redemption’ and ‘Fast & Furious 6.’ Joe was born in Palembang, Indonesia. He was exposed to Martial Arts at an early age. His Martial Arts training includes Wushu, Judo, Taekwondo, Shotokan, Jujutsu and Pencak Silat. However, he found his passion in Judo and this led to his career as a professional Judo athlete. He won several gold medals in national championships, a gold medal at the 1999 South East Asia Judo championships and a silver at the 2007 ASEAN Games. He was a member of Indonesia Judo national team.
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Dian Sastrowardoyo, born 16th March 1982, is an Indonesian model and actress. In 1996, she was cover girl of Gadis , a teen magazine in Indonesia . She later became popular as Daya , the protagonist in Pasir Berbisik ('Whispering Sand'). Dian finally kick-started her career on the big screen with a starring role in the box office hit (in Indonesia & Malaysia) ‘Ada Apa Dengan Cinta’ (AADC) ('What's Up With Love?') . Since then she has established herself, as one of Indonesia's most bankable actresses, starring in films like ‘Banyu Biru’ & 'Ungu Violet' as well as foreign movies.
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Iko Uwais (born February 12th 1983) is an Indonesian actor, stuntman, fight choreographer, & Martial Artist. He is best known for starring in the action films ‘Merantau’ (2009) , ‘The Raid: Redemption’ (2012), and ‘The Raid 2: Berandal’ (2014). Born in Jakarta, Iko is of Betawi descent. He is named after the Muslim mystic Uwais Qarni, founder of the Uwaisi tradition. He has been learning silat betawi since he was 10 years old at his uncle's pencak silat training hall Tiga Berantai. He has won awards for his achievements . In 2007 , Iko's talent was discovered, by Welsh director Gareth Evans , and Iko got a part, and signed a 5 year contract with the production company. 

The Show Edit

Draw Jury Performer Entry Place Points
01 Tr Turkey maNga Işıkları Söndürseler Bile 15. 58
02 Cy Cyprus Stella Kalli Ipefthini imaste 8. 88
03 Mx Mexico Kaay ¿Y cómo te olvido? 6. 93
04 Rs Serbia Stevan Andjelkovic Nikad prave ljubavi 9. 88
05 Es Spain Camela Ya se acabó el tener dueño 22. 38
06 No Norway Maria Haukaas Mittet Himmel imella oss 19. 45
07 Il Israel V3da When I Dream of New York City 25. 32
08 Za South Africa Jeremy Loops Down South (feat. Motheo Moleko) 13. 67
09 Nl Netherlands Anouk Places to Go 5. 93
10 Ie Ireland Pockets Alone 28. 28
11 Cz Czech Republic LA4 & DJ Wich Denně (feat. Separ & Martin Svátek) 27. 29
12 Id Indonesia Dewi Sandra Aku pulang 31. 17
13 De Germany Glasperlenspiel Moment 2. 130
14 Ca Canada The New Pornographers Dancehall Domine 18. 51
15 Gr Greece Demy Rodino Oneiro 16. 55
16 At Austria Renato Underberg Habits 29. 24
17 Ee Estonia Tenfold Rabbit Eyes Wide Shut 17. 55
18 Se Sweden Dolly Dolores På måndag börjar jag igen 4. 97
19 Ch Switzerland Mich Gerber Zeit, die dir noch bleibt (feat. Jaël) 1. 133
20 Ru Russia Aydar Suleymanov Atlar chaba 24. 34
21 Mt Malta Chess Battles 23. 36
22 Ua Ukraine The Erised Pray 26. 30
23 Ma Morocco SuperMartXé vs. RedONe A-Ricky-Kee 21. 41
24 Pl Poland Afromental Return of the Caveman 32. 15
25 Ph Philippines Nadine Lustre Para-paraan 20. 43
26 Si Slovenia Tanja Žagar Vino, vino 14. 64
27 Hr Croatia Irena Žilić Scars 10. 82
28 Bg Bulgaria Krisko & Maria Ilieva Vidimo dovolni 30. 22
29 Fi Finland Stina Girs Enemmän kuin ystäviä 11. 72
30 Us United States Jacquie Lee Broken Ones 3. 98
31 Ro Romania Fely Cine te crezi 12. 67
32 Gb United Kingdom Ella Eyre Comeback 7. 89

The Results Edit



The Winner Edit

Mich Gerber feat. Jaël - Zeit, die dir noch bleibt:

Mich Gerber feat

Mich Gerber feat. Jaël - Zeit die dir noch bleibt

Editions of FSC

Lu 1: MarchGb 2: AprilBe 3: MayGb 4: June
Il 5: JulyPl 6: AugustBg 7: SeptemberGb 8: OctoberDe 9: NovemberRo 10: December

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cz 107: JanuaryMa 108: FebruaryPl 109: MarchGb 110: AprilUs 111: MayNl 112: June
Ca 113: JulyUa 114: AugustDe 115: SeptemberNo 116: OctoberCa 117: November 2018Ua 118:December

Es 119: JanuaryNo 120: FebruaryCz 121: MarchTr 122: April