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Festival of International Music
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Abbrev.

FoIM

Founded

8 April 2015

Origin

Finland Finland

Editions

37

Festival of International Music (abbreviated FoIM) is an online song contest on The Song Contest Forums and YouTube hosted by a finnish user TheRontti95.

RecordsEdit

  • The current record of participants in a single edition is 45, which was set in FoIM #32!
  • Finland Finland and Germany Germany are the only countries that have been present in every single edition to this day so far! The only exception being in FoIM #35, when all countries were forced to withdraw because of the special format!
  • With 3 wins and multiple top 3 placements each since FoIM #1 to this day, USA United States, South Korea South Korea and Canada Canada are considered to be the current most successful countries in FoIM!
  • So far Veridia (for USA United States), Ben Hazlewood (for New Zealand New Zealand), BTS (for South Korea South Korea) and Allie X (for Canada Canada) have all won the contest twice!
  • Romania Romania won FoIM #2 with 177 points, which was the largest amount of points scored by any country in this contest until 11th edition, when Poland Poland broke this record by winning with 190 points over Romania Romania in second place with 184 points! However, in FoIM #23 Finland Finland won the edition with a total of 206 points, thus becoming the first country ever to score over 200 points in this contest and breaking the record set by Poland Poland! They also broke the record of biggest gap between winner and second place by winning with 81 points over Portugal Portugal! In FoIM #29, England England broke the record for most points scored by a winner, scoring a total of 209 points, beating the record set by Finland Finland by 3 points!
  • Romania Romania and Australia Australia share the record of most top 3 places scored in a row! With Romania Romania having scored three consecutive 2nd places from FoIM #9 to FoIM #11 and Australia Australia taking the win in FoIM #14, 2nd place in FoIM #13 and third place in FoIM #15!
  • Benjamin Lasnier took part for Denmark Denmark in FoIM #9 at the age of only 16! Therefore he is the youngest artist ever to take part in this contest so far!
  • Petula Clark took part for Wales Wales in FoIM #17 at the age of 84! She officially became the oldest person ever to have taken part in this contest so far!
  • FoIM #25 saw South Korea South Korea record the smallest ever winning margin by winning with only 1 point over Sweden Sweden in second place!
  • In FoIM #26, Denmark Denmark recorded the lowest amount of points in the final with only 7 scored!
  • Four countries so far have managed to win their debut edition! England England in #1, Iceland Iceland in #5, Vietnam Vietnam in #26 and Zimbabwe most recently in #27!
  • There has been winners from all continents, except South America to date! Latest winner being Zimbabwe Zimbabwe for Africa in FoIM #27!
  • England England holds the record for longest time between their first and their latest top 3/win having won in #1 and #29!


RulesEdit

  • You can use any song you want to use!
  • No (J)ESC songs
  • Songs from ESC national selections are allowed
  • ESC style voting
  • Participating artist/band has to be from the country you choose or at least have one parent from that specific country!
  • The song can be from any decade you want!
  • It's possible to host a national selection to select your entry
  • If you win the edition, you get to choose an entry for next edition, which will automatically be in the final, but you have to use the same country in that edition too!
  • Borrowing is allowed for small industries! See also "Borrowing countries" below
  • All rules available in more detail here: http://forum.songcontests.eu/thread/16196/foim-official-rules

CountriesEdit

Participated countriesEdit

     Inactive (Free to pick at the moment)
     Can't take part anymore
Country Appearances Debut in Latest
participation in
Wins
Aland Islands Åland Islands 13 FoIM #1 FoIM #20 1
Albania Albania 28 FoIM #4 FoIM #36 1
Andorra Andorra 1 FoIM #13 FoIM #13 0
Angola Angola 1 FoIM #15 FoIM #15 0
Argentina Argentina 5 FoIM #18 FoIM #36 0
Armenia Armenia 32 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 0
Australia Australia 27 FoIM #3 FoIM #36 1
Austria Austria 8 FoIM #3 FoIM #36 0
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 1 FoIM #5 FoIM #5 0
Belarus Belarus 2 FoIM #5 FoIM #36 0
Belgium Belgium 24 FoIM #2 FoIM #36 0
Bhutan Bhutan 1 FoIM #16 FoIM #16 0
Brazil Brazil 9 FoIM #27 FoIM #36 0
Bulgaria Bulgaria 4 FoIM #3 FoIM #10 0
Cameroon Cameroon 3 FoIM #28 FoIM #30 0
Canada Canada 32 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 3
Canary Islands Canary Islands 2 FoIM #26 FoIM #27 0
Chile Chile 3 FoIM #8 FoIM #29 0
China China 10 FoIM #17 FoIM #36 0
Colombia Colombia 1 FoIM #2 FoIM #2 0
Costa Rica Costa Rica 2 FoIM #24 FoIM #25 0
Crimea Crimea 2 FoIM #26 FoIM #27 0
Croatia Croatia 22 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 0
Cyprus Cyprus 7 FoIM #1 FoIM #17 0
Czech Republic Czech Republic 4 FoIM #4 FoIM #23 0
Denmark Denmark 21 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 1
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2 FoIM #29 FoIM #30 0
England England 32 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 2
Estonia Estonia 13 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 1
Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 5 FoIM #12 FoIM #32 0
Finland Finland 35 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 2
France France 28 FoIM #2 FoIM #34 0
Germany Germany 35 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 1
Ghana Ghana 4 FoIM #11 FoIM #14 0
Greece Greece 30 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 0
Greenland Greenland 1 FoIM #13 FoIM #13 0
Haiti2-icon Haiti 1 FoIM #20 FoIM #20 0
Hong Kong Hong Kong 10 FoIM #9 FoIM #22 0
Hungary Hungary 2 FoIM #9 FoIM #18 0
Iceland Iceland 10 FoIM #5 FoIM #36 1
Indonesia Indonesia 11 FoIM #25 FoIM #36 0
Iraq Iraq 1 FoIM #26 FoIM #26 0
Ireland Ireland 15 FoIM #2 FoIM #36 2
Israel Israel 12 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 0
Italy Italy 24 FoIM #4 FoIM #36 0
Japan Japan 22 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 0
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 FoIM #9 FoIM #36 0
Kosovo Kosovo 1 FoIM #10 FoIM #10 0
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 3 FoIM #31 FoIM #34 0
Latvia Latvia 7 FoIM #2 FoIM #32 0
Lebanon Lebanon 2 FoIM #19 FoIM #20 0
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 3 FoIM #3 FoIM #7 0
Lithuania Lithuania 6 FoIM #17 FoIM #32 0
Luxembourg Luxembourg 3 FoIM #2 FoIM #30 0
North Macedonia North Macedonia 11 FoIM #9 FoIM #19 0
Malaysia Malaysia 10 FoIM #14 FoIM #36 1
Malta Malta 1 FoIM #12 FoIM #12 0
Mauritius Mauritius 4 FoIM #4 FoIM #21 0
Mexico Mexico 1 FoIM #23 FoIM #23 0
Moldova Moldova 6 FoIM #3 FoIM #11 0
Monaco Monaco 9 FoIM #24 FoIM #33 1
Mongolia Mongolia 1 FoIM #28 FoIM #28 0
Morocco Morocco 4 FoIM #30 FoIM #33 0
Nepal Nepal 1 FoIM #4 FoIM #4 0
Netherlands Netherlands 33 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 1
New Zealand New Zealand 22 FoIM #9 FoIM #36 2
Nigeria Nigeria 2 FoIM #27 FoIM #28 0
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 6 FoIM #4 FoIM #33 1
Norway Norway 20 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 0
Pakistan Pakistan 1 FoIM #21 FoIM #21 0
Panama Panama 1 FoIM #36 FoIM #36 0
Philippines Philippines 26 FoIM #7 FoIM #34 0
Poland Poland 21 FoIM #3 FoIM #34 1
Portugal Portugal 17 FoIM #14 FoIM #33 0
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 1 FoIM #8 FoIM #8 0
Romania Romania 22 FoIM #2 FoIM #34 1
Russia Russia 20 FoIM #2 FoIM #32 0
San Marino San Marino 7 FoIM #6 FoIM #36 0
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 2 FoIM #32 FoIM #33 0
Scotland Scotland 19 FoIM #2 FoIM #36 0
Serbia Serbia 7 FoIM #5 FoIM #34 0
Singapore Singapore 3 FoIM #12 FoIM #14 1
Slovenia Slovenia 7 FoIM #29 FoIM #36 0
South Africa South Africa 5 FoIM #15 FoIM #36 0
South Korea South Korea 32 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 3
Spain Spain 20 FoIM #4 FoIM #34 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis 3 FoIM #1 FoIM #3 0
Sweden Sweden 30 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 2
Switzerland Switzerland 23 FoIM #3 FoIM #36 0
Syria Syria 1 FoIM #11 FoIM #11 0
Taiwan Taiwan 20 FoIM #4 FoIM #31 0
Thailand Thailand 7 FoIM #25 FoIM #34 0
Turkey Turkey 7 FoIM #1 FoIM #32 0
Ukraine Ukraine 21 FoIM #1 FoIM #33 0
USA United States 32 FoIM #1 FoIM #36 3
United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands 7 FoIM #12 FoIM #27 0
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 10 FoIM #21 FoIM #32 0
Venezuela Venezuela 15 FoIM #2 FoIM #34 0
Vietnam Vietnam 9 FoIM #26 FoIM #34 1
Wales Wales 31 FoIM #3 FoIM #36 0
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 5 FoIM #27 FoIM #31 1

Borrowing countriesEdit

Country Can borrow from
Andorra Andorra Spain Spain
Hong Kong Hong Kong China China
Luxembourg Luxembourg Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Austria Austria, Switzerland Switzerland
Monaco Monaco France France
San Marino San Marino Italy Italy

EditionsEdit

Edition Winner Points 2nd place Points 3rd place Points Host city
#01 England England 116 Netherlands Netherlands 107 Aland Islands Åland Islands 106 Cologne, Germany Germany
#02 Romania Romania 177 Luxembourg Luxembourg 130 Germany Germany 116 Manchester, England England
#03 Denmark Denmark 152 USA United States 139 Estonia Estonia 136 Bucharest, Romania Romania
#04 Estonia Estonia 135 Taiwan Taiwan 128 USA United States 118 Skive, Denmark Denmark
#05 Iceland Iceland 118 Sweden Sweden 112 Ukraine Ukraine 100 Tallinn, Estonia Estonia
#06 Sweden Sweden 130 Iceland Iceland 112 Russia Russia 105 Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland
#07 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 158 Germany Germany 153 Australia Australia 151 Stockholm, Sweden Sweden
#08 Sweden Sweden 132 Taiwan Taiwan 130 France France 128 Belfast, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
#09 South Korea South Korea 149 Romania Romania 139 Ukraine Ukraine 129 Uppsala, Sweden Sweden
#10 USA United States 170 Romania Romania 162 New Zealand New Zealand 147 Seoul, South Korea South Korea
#11 Poland Poland 190 Romania Romania 184 USA United States 129 Los Angeles, USA United States
#12 Aland Islands Åland Islands 172 Wales Wales 153 United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands 151 Katowice, Poland Poland
#13 Singapore Singapore 128 Australia Australia 125 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 120 Mariehamn, Aland Islands Åland Islands
#14 Australia Australia 152 North Macedonia North Macedonia 128 South Korea South Korea 119 Singapore, Singapore Singapore
#15 Germany Germany 143 South Korea South Korea 127 Australia Australia 125 Adelaide, Australia Australia
#16 Malaysia Malaysia 143 Belgium Belgium 140 Cyprus Cyprus 131 Hamburg, Germany Germany
#17 USA United States 143 Norway Norway 138 Canada Canada 131 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia
#18 Finland Finland 178 Japan Japan 134 Taiwan Taiwan 114 Bradenton, USA United States
#19 South Korea South Korea 137 Taiwan Taiwan 101 China China 101 Helsinki, Finland Finland
#20 USA United States 108 Malaysia Malaysia 101 Philippines Philippines 95 Busan, South Korea South Korea
#21 New Zealand New Zealand 113 Netherlands Netherlands 104 Italy Italy 104 Atlanta, USA United States
#22 Canada Canada 110 Sweden Sweden 108 Wales Wales 107 Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand
#23 Finland Finland 206 Portugal Portugal 125 Ukraine Ukraine 119 Toronto, Canada Canada
#24 New Zealand New Zealand 116 Philippines Philippines 107 Italy Italy 98 Turku, Finland Finland
#25 South Korea South Korea 124 Sweden Sweden 123 Netherlands Netherlands 119 Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand
#26 Vietnam Vietnam 174 Canada Canada 133 Thailand Thailand 120 Daegu, South Korea South Korea
#27 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 145 Nigeria Nigeria 144 New Zealand New Zealand 138 Saigon, Vietnam Vietnam
#28 Canada Canada 153 Philippines Philippines 128 Portugal Portugal 116 Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
#29 England England 209 Wales Wales 149 Venezuela Venezuela 146 Calgary, Canada Canada
#30 Ireland Ireland 182 Israel Israel 137 Slovenia Slovenia 130 Norwich, England England
#31 Albania Albania 135 Japan Japan 124 Vietnam Vietnam 122 Dublin, Ireland Ireland
#32 Netherlands Netherlands 184 Israel Israel 174 Denmark Denmark 138 Tirana, Albania Albania
#33 Monaco Monaco 155 Japan Japan 151 New Zealand New Zealand 142 Rotterdam, Netherlands Netherlands
#34 Canada Canada 137 Japan Japan 133 Greece Greece 130 Naruto, Japan Japan
#35 Laurinda 173 Antonija 143 Llemian 131 Vancouver, Canada Canada
#36 Ireland Ireland 140 Finland Finland 122 Iceland Iceland 114 Bled, Slovenia Slovenia
#37 Limerick, Ireland Ireland

By country Edit

Wins Country Editions
3 South Korea South Korea #09, #19, #25
USA United States #10, #17, #20
Canada Canada #22, #28, #34
2 Sweden Sweden #06, #08
Finland Finland #18, #23
New Zealand New Zealand #21, #24
England England #01, #29
Ireland Ireland #30, #36
1 Romania Romania #02
Denmark Denmark #03
Estonia Estonia #04
Iceland Iceland #05
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland #07
Poland Poland #11
Aland Islands Åland Islands #12
Singapore Singapore #13
Australia Australia #14
Germany Germany #15
Malaysia Malaysia #16
Vietnam Vietnam #26
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe #27
Albania Albania #31
Netherlands Netherlands #32
Monaco Monaco #33

Winning Users Edit

Edition Winning User Country Won With
#01 Tom Netherlands Netherlands England England
#02 FB Player Finland Finland Romania Romania
#03 Vukasin Serbia Serbia Denmark Denmark
#04 Damo99 Finland Finland Estonia Estonia
#05 Maxim Israel Israel Iceland Iceland
#06 FB Player Finland Finland Sweden Sweden
#07 Ashley In Sirens USA United States Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
#08 FB Player Finland Finland Sweden Sweden
#09 Damo99 Finland Finland South Korea South Korea
#10 RamsesTheGreat Egypt Egypt / Finland Finland USA United States
#11 Takeruyamato12 N/A Poland Poland
#12 ValiumSounds Germany Germany Aland Islands Åland Islands
#13 Myanmar USA United States Singapore Singapore
#14 Luxasxj Belgium Belgium Australia Australia
#15 Gilberto Mexico Mexico Germany Germany
#16 Sungpin Taiwan Taiwan Malaysia Malaysia
#17 Ashley In Sirens USA United States USA United States
#18 FB Player Finland Finland Finland Finland
#19 Damo99 Finland Finland South Korea South Korea
#20 Ashley In Sirens USA United States USA United States
#21 TheAri Germany Germany New Zealand New Zealand
#22 TheRontti95 Finland Finland Canada Canada
#23 FB Player Finland Finland Finland Finland
#24 TheAri Germany Germany New Zealand New Zealand
#25 Damo99 Finland Finland South Korea South Korea
#26 Aroharmy Germany Germany Vietnam Vietnam
#27 Mark2912 Netherlands Netherlands Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
#28 TheRontti95 Finland Finland Canada Canada
#29 Marsajohnesc Vietnam Vietnam England England
#30 Classifiedcat Ireland Ireland Ireland Ireland
#31 Madmucca99 Scotland Scotland Albania Albania
#32 Muren Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands
#33 Alper Turkey Turkey Monaco Monaco
#34 TheRontti95 Finland Finland Canada Canada
#35 Laurinda Slovenia Slovenia No countries used
#36 Azazlalah Thailand Thailand Ireland Ireland
#37 TBA TBA TBA

Slogans Edit

Edition Slogan Host City & Country
#01 "Fly On The Wings Of Your Imagination!" Cologne, Germany Germany
#02 "Music Is Life!" Manchester, England England
#03 "Live Your Dreams!" Bucharest, Romania Romania
#04 "We Are All Equal!" Skive, Denmark Denmark
#05 "Raise The Memories!" Tallinn, Estonia Estonia
#06 "Open Your Heart!" Reykjavik, Iceland Iceland
#07 "True Beauty!" Stockholm, Sweden Sweden
#08 "Give All You Got!" Belfast, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
#09 "Feel The Vibe!" Uppsala, Sweden Sweden
#10 "Set Yourself Free!" Seoul, South Korea South Korea
#11 "Share The Sound!" Los Angeles, USA United States
#12 "Start A Fire!" Katowice, Poland Poland
#13 "Beyond Boundaries!" Mariehamn, Aland Islands Åland Islands
#14 "#TakeHeart" Singapore, Singapore Singapore
#15 "Infinite Fantasy!" Adelaide, Australia Australia
#16 "Epicness Is Encouraged!" Hamburg, Germany Germany
#17 "Be Strong!" Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia
#18 "#BeBrave!" Bradenton, USA United States
#19 "Shine Bright!" Helsinki, Finland Finland
#20 "#Unity!" Busan, South Korea South Korea
#21 "Get Shrekt!" Atlanta, USA United States
#22 "Dare To Dream!" Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand
#23 "Magical Sound!" Toronto, Canada Canada
#24 "Waves Of Sound!" Turku, Finland Finland
#25 "Believe!" Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand
#26 "Be Yourself!" Daegu, South Korea South Korea
#27 "Express Yourself!" Saigon, Vietnam Vietnam
#28 "Suduruka Tonight!" Harare, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
#29 "Live Through The Night!" Calgary, Canada Canada
#30 "Reverse The Time!" Norwich, England England
#31 "Drive Along!" Dublin, Ireland Ireland
#32 "#Believeachieve!" Tirana, Albania Albania
#33 "Challenge Your Limits!" Rotterdam, Netherlands Netherlands
#34 "Love Good Time!" Naruto, Japan Japan
#35 "Golden Memories!" Vancouver, Canada Canada
#36 "Feel The Love!" Bled, Slovenia Slovenia
#37 "#Together!" Limerick, Ireland Ireland
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