Forum Song Contest #79
Host Redlands Bowl
Us Redlands, USA
Date September 2015
Entries 32
Winner Us United States
Debuting countries none
Returning countries none
Withdrawing countries Cy Cyprus
Ie Ireland
Ch Switzerland
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September 2015 sees the 79th edition of Forum Song Contest (FSC), held in the Californian town of Redlands, after the French-Danish-US-American collaboration "Lean On" by Major Lazer and DJ Snake featuring MØ could grab the victory in the preceding edition of FSC. Tyra Banks and Caitlyn Jenner were the hosts for this month.

32 juries participated in the competition; three less than in August. Cyprus, Ireland and Switzerland were the countries that decided to (at least) take a break from FSC.

Notable artists that took part included Zlata Ognevich for Ukraine, Anggun for Indonesia, Danny Saucedo for Sweden, a-ha for Norway, Justyna Steczkowska in collaboration with Serbian Balkan brass musician Boban Marković, The V Poland, and Aynur Aydın for Turkey. In the end however, Rachel Platten earned the first place with her entry "Lone Ranger", marking the second US-American victory in a row. This goal was achieved before only by Spain in FSC 14 and 15 (March and April 2010) and by Italy in FSC 74 and 75 (April and May 2015), making 2015 the first year when this kind of situation occurs twice. Furthermore, it's already the 7th victory that the USA scored.

The Host City Edit

Redlands is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. It is a part of the Greater Los Angeles area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 68,747. The population was estimated at 69,999 in 2013. The city is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown San Bernardino.


The Venue Edit

The Redlands Bowl is an amphitheatre in Redlands, California, USA, founded in 1924, and used for music and theatrical performances that are offered to the public with no admission charge. The existing structure was commissioned and built by Florence and Clarence White as a gift to the City of Redlands in 1931. A portion of Proverbs 29:18, "Without vision a people perish", is inscribed across the frieze above the stage.

The Redlands Shakespeare Festival has occurred the last three weekends in May every year since its inception in 2004, presenting three full-scale Shakespearean productions in repertory, along with a series of educational lectures, community workshops, and special events.

The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival takes place each summer from late June through August, with 18-20 programs in diverse musical genres offered on Tuesday and Friday nights. It is the oldest continuous music festival in the United States at which no admission is charged.

Besides the Shakespeare festival and music festival, the Redlands Bowl occasionally serves as a venue for other productions and community events.


The Hosts Edit

Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American model, television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, and occasional singer. Born in Inglewood, California, she began her career as a model at age 15, and was the first African American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared twice. She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. By the early 2000s, Banks was one of the top-earning models in the world.

Banks began acting on television in 1993 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and made her film debut in Higher Learning in 1995. She went on to have major roles such as Eve in Disney Channel's Life-Size and Zoe in the box office hit Coyote Ugly. She had small roles in the romantic film Love & Basketball and horror film Halloween: Resurrection, and also appeared in television series Gossip Girl and Glee.

In 2003, Banks created and began presenting the long-running reality television series America's Next Top Model, which she executive produced and presented for the first twenty-two seasons until the series' cancellation in October 2015.

Caitlyn Marie Jenner (born October 28, 1949), formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. Jenner was a college football player for the Graceland Yellowjackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery. Jenner won the 1976 Olympics decathlon event at the Montreal Olympic Games, gaining fame as "an all-American hero".

Since 2007, Jenner has appeared on the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians with Kris, their daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and step-children Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian. Previously identifying publicly as male, Jenner revealed her identity as a trans woman in April 2015, publicly announcing her name change from Bruce to Caitlyn in a July 2015 Vanity Fair cover story. Her name and gender change became official on September 25, 2015.  She has been called the most famous openly transgender woman in the world.


The Show Edit

# Jury Artist Entry Rank Points
01 Gr Greece Malú Tous eipes pos 15. 58
02 Ph Philippines Jon Santos Apat Na Buwang Pasko 30. 9
03 It Italy Carola In un Attimo 20. 35
04 Mx Mexico Sasha, Benny and Erik Todo Tiene Su Lugar 10. 66
05 At Austria Avec Granny 14. 62
06 Ua Ukraine Zlata Ognevich Zapaly Vohon 6. 97
07 My Malaysia Ayda Jebat Siapa Diriku 28. 14
08 Se Sweden Danny Saucedo Brinner i Bröstet (feat. Malcolm B) 11. 64
09 Bg Bulgaria Tsvetelina Yaneva Kazhi mi "Alo" 24. 24
10 Id Indonesia Anggun À Nos Enfants 21. 34
11 Br Brazil Anavitoria Singular 31. 36*
12 Rs Serbia Jovana Nikolić Najbolja 5. 101
13 Ma Morocco Khaoula Zaz Louz (feat. Black Jagua) 32. 25*
14 Au Australia Havana Brown Battle Cry (feat. Bebe Rexha & Savi) 26. 21
15 Ro Romania Alexandra Uşurelu La Capătul Lumii 22. 32
16 Fr France Smokey Joe & The Kid Slow Drag 19. 37
17 Si Slovenia Ina Shai Iščem Sonce 12. 62
18 Ee Estonia Traffic Sekundiga 17. 52
19 Pl Poland Justyna Steczkowska Kto wciska mi kit (with Boban Marković) 9. 67
20 Hr Croatia Nina Kraljić Zaljuljali Smo Svijet 2. 112
21 No Norway a-ha Under the Makeup 4. 102
22 Jp Japan Perfume Pick Me Up 16. 54
23 Gb United Kingdom Frankmusic This 7. 83
24 Mt Malta Thea Do It Again 27. 16
25 Cz Czech Republic David Koller Gypsy Love 29. 11
26 Nl Netherlands Sharon Doorson Electrify 23. 26
27 Tr Turkey Aynur Aydın Günah Sevap 3. 110
28 De Germany Robin Schulz Headlights (feat. Ilsey) 8. 74
29 Il Israel A-WA Shamak Zabrd Radai 25. 23
30 Ru Russia MBand Ona vernestya 13. 62
31 Us United States Rachel Platten Lone Ranger 1. 125
32 Za South Africa Elvis Blue Shine 18. 46
  • Brazil and Morocco did not vote, so they were moved down to the bottom while retaining their original score.

The Results Edit



The Winner Edit

Rachel Platten - Lone Ranger:

Rachel Platten - Lone Ranger (Official Audio)

Rachel Platten - Lone Ranger (Official Audio)

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: March