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Marite

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Hello and welcome to Constanța - Romania, the beautiful host city for the 139th edition of the Forum Song Contest!

This September, the FSC leads us to this Romanian beach town located in the Northern Dobruja Region of Romania on the Black Sea coast, which gives us all the opportunity of enjoying the last few days of summer this year together while listening to new music from all around the globe. The beachfront of Constanța stretches over 13 kilometers and thus offers the opportunity of taking a dip in the warm water. The summer season is the most popular one and usually lasts from May until September, with July being the warmest month of the year in this location.



With a population of over 280,000 Constanța is the fifth most populous city of Romania. The city's port is the biggest port located on the Black Sea and is generally one of the biggest ports in Europe overall. Having been founded in the 7th century BC under the name Tomis and is thus the oldest continuously inhabited city in Romania. Some of the ruins of the town's oldest part are visible to this day.



In the 1st century BC, Tomis and the surrounding region were captured by the Romans and added to their massive empire. As a fun fact for people interested in literature and poetry from the antiquity, Ovid, a Roman famous for his poetry in the Latin Language, spent the last 8 years of his life in exile in Tomis after having been banished there by the Roman emperor Augustus. A statue of 'Ovidius' can now be seen in the Piața Ovidiu of Constanța, located in front of the current history museum of the city.



Tomis was later on renamed into Constantiana in honor of, Constantia, the half-sister of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great. Due to the town's location in the border region of the Roman Empire, the town changed 'owners' multiple times in its history until the Romanian War of Independence in 1878, when the Ottoman Empire ceded it to Romania as we know it today.




Today, Constanța is one of Romania's main industrial, commercial and tourist centers, with many new companies being established in the region every year. Due to its ideal location on the beach front of the Black Sea, Constanța is perfect for a relaxing beach vacation and thus thrives from tourism. Additionally, the city profits from its proximity to other major tourist destinations located around the Black Sea and is also only a 2.5-hour drive from Romania's capital city, Bucharest.




You may recognize this building from other images, but as you may have guessed, the stunning Constanța Casino is our host venue for the FSC #139 September 2020.

Located right at the beach front and in the historic Peninsulă District of Constanța, the Casino has been designated as a historic monument. It was originally built in 1880 and was designed to be a club and community center for the upper-class population of the region. The Casino was built a total of three different times, with the latest version having been built in the Art Nouveau style in 1910. In this version, the casino was operational for 38 years, however with interruptions due the two World Wars. From 1948 until 1960, the building was used as a 'House of Culture' for the Communist party and was afterwards handed to the National Office of Tourism. Constanța Casino was last repaired in 1986-1988 and has been abandoned since then. Luckily for us, we have been offered to use this historically important building as a venue for this month's FSC, so please make sure to leave the building as cleans as you have found it yourself.


Of course, the FSC could not go on without the help of our two wonderful hosts that nobody cannot 'stan'. We are happy to announce tonight's hosts: Alexandra Stan and Sebastian Stan



Alexandra Ioana Stan was born on 10 June 1989 in our host city of Constanța and is a Romanian singer-songwriter. She was discovered in 2009, when she was singing at a karaoke bar and was then signed to Maan Records. Her debut single 'Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)' was released the same year and enjoyed moderate fame in Romania. It was in 2010, when Stan had her world-wide breakthrough with her next single 'Mr. Saxobeat'. The hit-song was very commercially successful and reached the number one spot of the charts in multiple countries and also earned the Romanian singer-songwriter several awards. Stan released four different albums since then and continues to write and release new music ever since. She is considered to be one of the most successful Romanian artists.



Sebastian Stan is a Romanian-American actor and was born on 13 August 1982. Just like Alexandra Stan, Sebastian was born in our host city of Constanța, but at the age of 12, the actor and his mother moved to Rockland County, New York. At his college-preparatory school in Rockland County, he first starred in several theater and musical theater performances. He eventually attended Rutger's University's Mason Gross School of the Arts and spent a year abroad studying acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. Stan's career began in 2003 with a role on Law & Order, and since then, he has starred in a multitude of TV shows and films. He is best known for his role of Bucky Barnes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.​
 

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It is now time to get to know our songs for the month of September 2020, but first let me introduce our opening act: INNA, part of August's winning act, is back and is performing a live session of her song Sober.



Without further ado, it is time to listen to the acts of FSC #139 September 2020:














It is now time for our first interval act: Romanian singer-songwriter Paula Seling is performing Timpul live!



Now, let's go back to our next group of acts:














After seeing other acts perform, our very Alexandra Stan got ready to perform her mega-hit Mr. Saxobeat:




We now turn our attention towards our last group of acts for this month's FSC!















Now that all countries have performed their entry, it is time for our final closing act: our previous opening and interval acts INNA & Alexandra Stan team up with Daddy Yankee to perform their song We Wanna




We will now observe the 7-day Evaluation Period.

During this time, if any entries are found which you believe may be in breach of FSC-rules, please report to a member of the Mod-team by PM.

After completion of the Evaluation Period, the voting procedure and vote collector will be announced.

Good luck to all participants, stay positive and have fun!
 
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GREAT FIRST SHOW MARITE SISSSSS you should be proud xheat

Sorry I couldn't be at the LL this time, I had to go buy some stuff we were needing here and when I got home the LL had already ended. I seem to know some choices here (some positive, some negative :lol:).

Good luck everyone!
 

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Great job with the show, Marite! Love the banners and the presentation in the first post! xlove

Constanta is a city with a rich history and a place where multiple ethnic groups have lived in peace and learned to respect each other for hundreds of years. I always loved this city and how the people here are more open-minded than in other parts of the country. My maternal grandparents live very close to the city, something like 15-20 km away, in the town of Techirghiol.

Our venue, the Constanța Casino, has fallen into disrepair over the years and sadly no mayor or minister was competent enough to complete its renovation. But I'm hopeful it will happen one day. it's such a gorgeous building, inside and out.
 

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FYI: The FSC September-entries from Indonesia and Spain have been contested in the Evaluation Period and are under review by the FSC Mod team.

We will consider each case with a view to the FSC Rules and eligibility and once a final decision has been made an announcement will be made in this thread.
 

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Announcement: FSC #139 September 2020 - Indonesia - Vita Alvia - Nestapa/Hareudang

The Indonesian entry for FSC #139 September has been contested during the Evaluation Period for being in violation of the FSC Rules and has therefore been under review by the FSC Mod Team. The FSC Mod team has investigated the matter and also been in contact with the Indonesian HOJ for information.

Final Decision: We have found the entry to be in violation of the FSC Rules regarding Covers (ref. FSC Rules, Entries pt 10 a1) and the entry has therefore sadly been disqualified.

It will be replaced by the Indonesian Back Up entry which becomes the New entry for Indonesia. The FSC #139 September Show banners/graphics with video and the MP3-archives will be updated accordingly.


On behalf of the FSC Mod team,

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Malagant
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Announcement: FSC #139 September 2020 - Indonesia - Vita Alvia - Nestapa/Hareudang

The Indonesian entry for FSC #139 September has been contested during the Evaluation Period for being in violation of the FSC Rules and has therefore been under review by the FSC Mod Team. The FSC Mod team has investigated the matter and also been in contact with the Indonesian HOJ for information.

Final Decision: We have found the entry to be in violation of the FSC Rules regarding Covers (ref. FSC Rules, Entries pt 10 a1) and the entry has therefore sadly been disqualified.

It will be replaced by the Indonesian Back Up entry which becomes the New entry for Indonesia. The FSC #139 September Show banners/graphics with video and the MP3-archives will be updated accordingly.


On behalf of the FSC Mod team,

Regards,

Malagant
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OMG Hareudang is like the most viral song here in Malaysia/Indonesia! xcry
Just noticed Indonesia sent this in :(

This would've been my Top 10 :( anyway, hope Indonesia will come back strong!
 

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The Indonesian Back up entry (Lose by NIKI), has now been added above. The new banner will link you to the song's music video and the mp3 file can be downloaded in the Private Member Forum.
 

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Announcement: FSC #139 September 2020 - Spain - Tito Ramirez - Mambo N° 666 (Remix)

The Spanish entry for FSC #139 September has been contested during the Evaluation Period for being in violation of the FSC Rules and has therefore been under review by the FSC Mod Team. The FSC Mod team has investigated the matter and contacted the Spanish HOJ for information.

Final Decision: We have found the entry to be eligible in accordance with the FSC Rules. No documented sampling has been found though the song may have been inspired by other songs and rhythms in the genre and may contain elements which are commonplace in the music style. This, however, is not enough to disallow a song in FSC (ref. FSC Sampling Rules, Entries pt 10 d1/d2).

And so the Spanish entry stays in this edition and may be voted for.


On behalf of the FSC Mod team,

Regards,

Malagant
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Great show, congratulations Marite! Pictures are beautiful! :love:
Past few days I was listening songs and there are some interesting ones. Its realy refreshing to see great competition in September.

You can read about Serbian representative in FSC Promotions Thread (y)
 

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OMG Hareudang is like the most viral song here in Malaysia/Indonesia! xcry
Just noticed Indonesia sent this in :(

This would've been my Top 10 :( anyway, hope Indonesia will come back strong!
On my initial listen it was a candidate for my top. 10 as well xcry ... but I guess rules are rules...

From the bright side we get not just one but two songs from :id: shared with us this month... will see what the new entry sounds like :)
 

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:no: For September 2020 Norway changes style and pace and goes for a beautiful emotional Pop-ballad! xup Performer of “Not OK”, and returning to the FSC for Norway after 6 years (and many years hiatus from music), is the talented Norwegian singer-songwriter Maria Mena. This is one of her new 2020-singles which has true emotion in melody and lyrics. For more information and promotion of the entry (including lyrics in English) please check out the FSC Norway-thread and/or the FSC Promotions-thread! Hope you’ll enjoy it!

Nice first Show, @Marite - Good luck to all entries this month - and remember as always, stay healthy and safe!
 
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