|Festival of International Music|
8 April 2015
Festival of International Music (abbreviated FoIM) is an online song contest on The Song Contest Forums and YouTube hosted by a finnish user TheRontti95.
- The current record of participants in a single edition is 45, which was set in FoIM #32!
- Finland and 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, United States, South Korea and Canada are considered to be the current most successful countries in FoIM!
- So far Veridia (for United States), Ben Hazlewood (for New Zealand), BTS (for South Korea) and Allie X (for Canada) have all won the contest twice!
- 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 broke this record by winning with 190 points over Romania in second place with 184 points! However, in FoIM #23 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! They also broke the record of biggest gap between winner and second place by winning with 81 points over Portugal! In FoIM #29, England broke the record for most points scored by a winner, scoring a total of 209 points, beating the record set by Finland by 3 points!
- Romania and Australia share the record of most top 3 places scored in a row! With Romania having scored three consecutive 2nd places from FoIM #9 to FoIM #11 and Australia taking the win in FoIM #14, 2nd place in FoIM #13 and third place in FoIM #15!
- Benjamin Lasnier took part for 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 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 record the smallest ever winning margin by winning with only 1 point over Sweden in second place!
- In FoIM #26, 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 in #1, Iceland in #5, 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 for Africa in FoIM #27!
- England holds the record for longest time between their first and their latest top 3/win having won in #1 and #29!
- 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
- Every country in the world can participate!
- Autonome regions cannot participate.
- Kosovo and Faroe Islands can participate, but are not able to borrow
- United Kingdom is split into England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland
- Inactive (Free to pick at the moment)
- Can't take part anymore
|Country||Can borrow from|
By country Edit
|3||South Korea||#09, #19, #25|
|United States||#10, #17, #20|
|Canada||#22, #28, #34|
|New Zealand||#21, #24|
Winning Users Edit
|Edition||Slogan||Host City & Country|
|#01||"Fly On The Wings Of Your Imagination!"||Cologne, Germany|
|#02||"Music Is Life!"||Manchester, England|
|#03||"Live Your Dreams!"||Bucharest, Romania|
|#04||"We Are All Equal!"||Skive, Denmark|
|#05||"Raise The Memories!"||Tallinn, Estonia|
|#06||"Open Your Heart!"||Reykjavik, Iceland|
|#07||"True Beauty!"||Stockholm, Sweden|
|#08||"Give All You Got!"||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|#09||"Feel The Vibe!"||Uppsala, Sweden|
|#10||"Set Yourself Free!"||Seoul, South Korea|
|#11||"Share The Sound!"||Los Angeles, United States|
|#12||"Start A Fire!"||Katowice, Poland|
|#13||"Beyond Boundaries!"||Mariehamn, Åland Islands|
|#15||"Infinite Fantasy!"||Adelaide, Australia|
|#16||"Epicness Is Encouraged!"||Hamburg, Germany|
|#17||"Be Strong!"||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|#18||"#BeBrave!"||Bradenton, United States|
|#19||"Shine Bright!"||Helsinki, Finland|
|#20||"#Unity!"||Busan, South Korea|
|#21||"Get Shrekt!"||Atlanta, United States|
|#22||"Dare To Dream!"||Auckland, New Zealand|
|#23||"Magical Sound!"||Toronto, Canada|
|#24||"Waves Of Sound!"||Turku, Finland|
|#25||"Believe!"||Wellington, New Zealand|
|#26||"Be Yourself!"||Daegu, South Korea|
|#27||"Express Yourself!"||Saigon, Vietnam|
|#28||"Suduruka Tonight!"||Harare, Zimbabwe|
|#29||"Live Through The Night!"||Calgary, Canada|
|#30||"Reverse The Time!"||Norwich, England|
|#31||"Drive Along!"||Dublin, Ireland|
|#33||"Challenge Your Limits!"||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|#34||"Love Good Time!"||Naruto, Japan|
|#35||"Golden Memories!"||Vancouver, Canada|
|#36||"Feel The Love!"||Bled, Slovenia|
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