Welcome to another FSC Spin-Off!
Welcome to this FSC May 2020 Spin-Off featuring favourite ‘Folk/Ethnic’-songs from the whole
world. Our host city is: Siem Reap, Cambodia, it’s the capital city of Siem Reap Province in
north-western Cambodia . Siem Reap has colonial , and Chinese-style , architecture , in the Old
French Quarter/Old Market. In the city , museums and traditional Apsara dance performances.
There is also a Cambodian cultural village, souvenir & handicraft shops , silk farms, rice padd
ies in the countryside, fishing villages and a bird sanctuary near the Tonle Sap Lake, and a vib
rant , cosmopolitan drinking -and dining scene. Siem Reap today - being a popular tourist des
tination - has many hotels and resorts, restaurants, and businesses closely related to tourism
This is much owed to its proximity to the Angkor temples, the most popular tourist attraction.
The name "Siem Reap" can be translated to mean ' defeat of Siam ' (siem in Khmer), & is com
monly taken as a reference to an incident in the centuries-old conflict between the Siamese &
Khmer kingdoms. In 18th century (Ayutthaya-period) it was called Nakhon Siam ('Siam's city').
Siem Reap was little more than a village when French explorers such as Henri Mouhot "re-disc
overed" Angkor (the Capital city of the old Khmer Empire) in the 19th century. However, Europe
an visitors had visited the temple ruins much earlier , incl. António da Madalena in 1586 . Siem
Reap now serves as gateway town to the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat (‘City of Temples’)
Angkor Wat, a huge Buddhist temple complex, contains the magnificent remains of the Khmer
civilization. Angkor Wat's rising series of five towers culminates in an impressive central tower
that symbolizes mythical Mount Meru. Thousands of feet of wall space are covered with intric
ate carving with scenes from HinduMythology. It's the largest religious monument in the world
Our Host venue is: the Temple Angkor Thom within the Angkor Wat complex near Siem
Reap in Cambodia. It lies on the west bank of the Siem Reap River, a tributary of Tonle Sap, ab
out a quarter of a mile from the river. The south gate of Angkor Thom, is 7.2 km north of Siem
Reap , & 1.7 km north of the entrance to Angkor Wat . This is one of the most popular temples
in the region & is seldom used for cultural events & shows. This is a special occasion , and we
have been granted permission to host the FSC Spin-Off edition here tonight in front of a select
audience. The hospitality of the Cambodian hosts , is evident as they welcome us here tonight
in their traditional Sampot Phamuong costumes , a luxurious silk dress, twill woven and single
coloured , & their beautiful Mokot crown headpieces. They are proud to host this special event
Our lovely Hosts this evening are:
Maiya Kager and Kong Vongyaty
Maiya Kager is a famous Cambodian actress and top model. She has been a very popular mo
del for several years , and besides acting she has also tried herself at singing , and deals with
cosmetics. She is proud to co-host this evening’s Spin-Off edition of the Forum Song Contest.
Kong Vongyaty is a famous Cambodian ( Khmer ) actress & popular model . She is also a well
known MC in many TV shows. She has also tried herself at singing & has many karaole music
videos/MV. She is proud to co-host this evening’s Spin-Off edition of the Forum Song Contest.
by famous Cambodian
pop-star Nop Bayarith
Once again, welcome to this Spin-Off edition of the Forum Song Contest.
Let the Show begin!
A popular Folk-pop song by the
ESC-famous Ukrainian Ruslana
by famous Cambodian pop
-singer Chhet Sovanpanha
Thank You - and Good Night - from Siem Reap, Cambodia!
Voting deadline: 20th May, 23:59 CET
NB! Votes may be submitted after 48 hours
Votes are sent by PM to me , Malagant in trad. ESC/FSC-style: 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1p.
No votes for own entry. No late votes will be accepted, so make a note of the deadline.
Votes received: 22/23
Promotion of your entry (voluntary) may be done in the FSC Spin-Off Promotions Thread.
Enjoy - and good luck to all entries!