Forum Song Contest #87
Host Sydney Opera House
Au Sydney, Australia
Date May 2016
Entries 31
Winner Gb United Kingdom
Debuting countries Lv Latvia
Returning countries Ba Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dk Denmark
My Malaysia
Withdrawing countries Ch Switzerland
< FSC #86         FSC #88 >
May 2016 saw the 87th edition of Forum Song Contest (FSC), held in the city of Sydney, Australia, after Sia has won the preceding edition.

31 juries submitted entries to this edition of FSC, three more than in FSC 86 - despite the withdrawing of Switzerland. Apart from returns by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark and Malaysia FSC also saw its first début since FSC 60, with Latvia joining the game.

United Kingdom scored a safe win thanks to Dua Lipa and their entry "Be the One", getting 27 points more than second placed Estonia and 28 more than third placed Finland.

The Host City Edit

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.  Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds the world's largest natural harbour, and sprawls towards the Blue Mountains to the west.

Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, the 2014 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks Sydney tenth in the world in terms of quality of living, making it one of the most livable cities.

In addition to hosting events such as the 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney is amongst the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world, with millions of tourists coming each year to see the city's landmarks.  Its natural features include Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, and the Royal Botanic Garden. Man-made attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower and the Sydney Harbour Bridge are also well known to international visitors.


The Venue Edit

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973.

Though its name suggests a single venue, the building comprises multiple performance venues which together are among the busiest performing arts centres – hosting well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people.  Performances are presented by numerous performing artists, including four resident companies: Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, more than eight million people visit the site annually, and approximately 350,000 visitors take a guided tour of the building each year.  The building is managed by the Sydney Opera House Trust, an agency of the New South Wales State Government.

On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


The Hosts Edit

Courtney Act is an Australian drag queen, pop singer, entertainer and reality television personality.  She was a semi-finalist on Australian Idol in 2003 and was the third singer of the competition to release an official solo single, following Guy Sebastian and Shannon Noll. The single, "Rub Me Wrong", was released in 2004, which peaked at #29 on the ARIA Singles Chart.  Act was one of the runner ups in season six of RuPaul's Drag Race.

Pauline Pantsdown, is an Australian satirist and Australian Senate candidate who parodied Pauline Hanson, a controversial member of federal parliament, in 1997 and 2016.  His birth name was Simon Hunt, but he changed his name by deed poll so that he would appear on the electoral ballot as "Pauline Pantsdown"; he later changed back to "Simon Hunt". As Pantsdown, he is a drag queen whose taste in fashion parodies Hanson's, and is best known for the songs "Backdoor Man" and "I Don't Like It".

Dame Edna Everage is a character created and performed by Australian comedian Barry Humphries, famous for her lilac-coloured or "wisteria hue" hair and cat eye glasses or "face furniture", her favourite flower, the gladiolus ("gladdies") and her boisterous greeting: "Hello, Possums!" As Dame Edna, Humphries has written several books including an autobiography, My Gorgeous Life, appeared in several films and hosted several television shows (on which Humphries has also appeared as himself and other alter-egos).


The Show Edit

Nr. Jury Artist Song Rank Points
01 De Germany L'Aupaire The River 19. 49
02 Tr Turkey Suha Moonkid 20. 46
03 Ph Philippines Nikki Bacolod & Min Yasmin Fikirkan Kembali 29. 8
04 Ee Estonia Kerli Feral Hearts 2. 113
05 Jp Japan Babymetal Karate 14. 59
06 Bg Bulgaria Dia Veno Neveno 4. 100
07 Dk Denmark Lukas Graham 7 Years 5. 91
08 Ua Ukraine Rock-H Try Don'ky 30. 3
09 Cz Czech Republic Lake Malawi We Are Making Love Again 26. 31
10 Mx Mexico Playa Limbo Sola 8. 74
11 Ru Russia Elena Temnikova Revnost 6. 89
12 Il Israel Eden Ben Zaken Shikorim me'ahava 16. 53
13 Ma Morocco Amine Tu Verras 13. 60
14 Au Australia Tigerlily Paradise (feat. Meghan Kabir) 15. 58
15 Za South Africa ADAM & Daniel Baron Say What You Want 10. 67
16 Hu Hungary Margaret Island Esö 27. 19
17 Hr Croatia Ana Opacak Na kraju dana 21. 44
18 Nl Netherlands Son Mieux Even 12. 65
19 No Norway a-Ha Cast In Steel 23. 40
20 Pl Poland Dawid Podsiadlo W dobre strone 24. 32
21 Gb United Kingdom Dua Lipa Be the One 1. 140
22 Rs Serbia Jelena Kostov 1005 9. 68
23 Fi Finland Vesala Tequila 3. 112
24 Tw Taiwan R-Chord Love Doesn't Need to Pretend (feat. Diana Wang) 17. 51
25 Br Brazil Maglore Danca Diferente 25. 32
26 Ro Romania Elena Gheorghe Antidot 11. 67
27 Lv Latvia Aminata Fighter 22. 42
28 Ba Bosnia and Herzegovina Bozo Vreco Sahtijan (feat. Billain) 31. 100*
29 Se Sweden Galantis No Money 18. 49
30 My Malaysia Hazama Di Amaran Mama 28. 18
31 Id Indonesia Isyana Sarasvati All Or Nothing 7. 76
  • Note: After failing to vote, the entry of Ba Bosnia and Herzegovina was moved to the bottom, but retained, however, its original score of 100.

The Results Edit



The Winner Edit

Dua Lipa - Be The One:

Dua Lipa - Be The One (Official Music Video)

Dua Lipa - Be The One (Official Music Video)

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