Own Asiavision Song Contest 13
Semi-finals dates 26 November 2016
Final date 10 December 2016
Venue Trade Centre Arena
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Executive supervisor Mihai
Executive producer Gregory
Host broadcaster MBC
Number of entries 33
Returning countries Bhutan Bhutan
India India
Iran Iran
Pakistan Pakistan
Singapore Singapore
Syria Syria
Withdrawing countries Bangladesh Bangladesh
East Timor East Timor
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Macau Macau
Mongolia Mongolia
Myanmar Myanmar
Palestine Palestine
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Tajikistan Tajikistan
Voting system Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winning song Malaysia Malaysia
"I Dare You"
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 13, often referred to as OASC #13, is the 13th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, following country's victory in the 12th edition with the song "Addicted" performed by Clarita de Quiroz. This is the first time that United Arab Emirates hosted the contest.

Thirty-three countries participated in the edition. This includes Bhutan and Pakistan who returned after two editions absence with India, Iran, Singapore and Syria who returned to the contest after their one-edition absences. Nine countries, however, announced their withdrawal: Bangladesh, East Timor, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Tajikistan.

The winner was Malaysia with the song "I Dare You" by Jess Lee which scored 138 points, winning by a margin of 12 points in front of South Korea. The podium was completed by Uzbekistan, which finished on the third place. United Arab Emirates, the host country placed 18th.


For more details on the host country, see United Arab Emirates.

Host CityEdit

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Location of the host city.
Dubai is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is to host World Expo 2020.

Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

As of 2012, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the world and the most expensive city in the Middle East. In 2014, Dubai's hotel rooms were rated as the second most expensive in the world, after Geneva. Dubai was rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East by U.S. global consulting firm Mercer.


Trade Centre Arena is a truly world-class venue and the Middle East’s largest indoor arena. From international concerts attracting 10,000 energetic fans to every other entertainment and sporting event, the arena’s 9,100 square-metre area and 14 metre high ceilings make sure that every event becomes a majestic spectacle.

Participating countriesEdit


All the participating countries voted in the semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 India India Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakar & Neha Kakkar "Kar Gayi Chull" 9 102
02 Vietnam Vietnam Thuy Tien "Van Mai Yeu Anh" 13 66
03 Yemen Yemen Loco Hot feat. A-WA "I'm a Tribe" 8 107
04 Maldives Maldives Rixu "Maazee" 15 62
05 Singapore Singapore Qiu Feng Ze "Is Anyone Out There" 5 146
06 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Uresha Ravihari "Shrungara Sandyawa" 18 27
07 Pakistan Pakistan Asim Azhar "Saajna" 12 74
08 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Rahman Hudayberdiyew "Yadyndamy" 20 21
09 Bhutan Bhutan Mahesh Thulung feat. Nisha Adhikari "Priyasi" 19 22
10 Syria Syria Wissam Hilal "Ignite" 11 78
11 Laos Laos Kaewkun "Tee Peuk Sa" 17 31
12 Iraq Iraq Hiba Al Saleh "Um Al Shyla" 23 4
13 Philippines Philippines Marion feat. Alex Gonzaga, Morissette & Kidwolf "Unbound" 7 115
14 Iran Iran Laleh "Speaking of Truth" 1 181
15 Thailand Thailand Thank You "Fake" 6 125
16 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Nargiz "Begi" 2 177
17 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Pyjamas "Say No to Violence" 21 16
18 North Korea North Korea Moranbong Band "Without a Break" 10 85
19 Japan Japan Perfume "Flash" 3 172
20 Afghanistan Afghanistan Arezo Nikbin "Najawani" 14 65
21 Indonesia Indonesia Killing Me Inside "Hilang" 4 168
22 Fiji Fiji J Williams feat. Brooke Duff "Piece of Me" 16 59
23 Brunei Brunei Jazz Hassan feat. Erhyme & Udi "Mind Game" 22 11


Twenty-five countries participated in the final, with all participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Yemen Yemen Loco Hot feat. A-WA "I'm a Tribe" 15 74
02 Thailand Thailand Thank You "Fake" 17 63
03 Indonesia Indonesia Killing Me Inside "Hilang" 5 107
04 Australia Australia Nick Martin feat. Tigerlily "Skyline" 7 97
05 Japan Japan Perfume "Flash" 8 93
06 South Korea South Korea Blackpink "Boombayah" 2 126
07 Jordan Jordan Ferras "Speak in Tongues" 11 81
08 New Zealand New Zealand Nakita "Where Are You?" 9 89
09 India India Badshah, Fazilpuria, Sukriti Kakar & Neha Kakkar "Kar Gayi Chull" 6 98
10 North Korea North Korea Moranbong Band "Without a Break" 12 81
11 Vietnam Vietnam Thuy Tien "Van Mai Yeu Anh" 19 46
12 Pakistan Pakistan Asim Azhar "Saajna" 21 41
13 Malaysia Malaysia Jess Lee "I Dare You" 1 138
14 Cambodia Cambodia Nikki Nikki "Home for Dinner" 14 75
15 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aygerim Rasul "Arnalam" 22 41
16 China China Astro12 "Deng ni guilai" 10 85
17 Taiwan Taiwan Erika "Next Chapter" 23 37
18 Syria Syria Wissam Hilal "Ignite" 25 23
19 Philippines Philippines Marion feat. Alex Gonzaga, Morissette & Kidwolf "Unbound" 16 70
20 Maldives Maldives Rixu "Maazee" 24 33
21 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Neha Pandey "Na Roko" 18 49
22 Singapore Singapore Qiu Feng Ze "Is Anyone Out There" 4 117
23 Iran Iran Laleh "Speaking of Truth" 13 80
24 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Nargiz "Begi" 3 124
25 Afghanistan Afghanistan Arezo Nikbin "Najawani" 20 46

Other countriesEdit

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Asiavision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OABU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

  • Bangladesh Bangladesh: On 5 November 2016, it was announced that Bangladesh would be withdrawing from the contest.
  • East Timor East Timor: The country withdrew because of the resignation of the head of the delegation from their position.
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong: Despite initially confirming their participation, RTHK announced on 5 November 2016 that the country would be withdrawing from this edition.
  • Macau Macau: On 4 November 2016, TDM announced that Macau will withdraw due to lack of time.
  • Mongolia Mongolia: MNB announced, on 5 November 2016 that Mongolia would not participate in the contest.
  • Myanmar Myanmar: The boadcaster's head of the delegation was fired due to internal scandals.
  • Nepal Nepal: Despite originally confirming their participation, NTV withdrew their confirmation due to financial difficulties. 
  • Palestine Palestine: The country withdrew due to internal broadcasting problems.
  • Qatar Qatar: QTV didn't showed interest in participating in the last two edition to focus on other projects within the broadcaster.
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia: SBC confirmed on 5 November 2016, that Saudi Arabia would be withdrawing from the contest, citing low viewing figures and poor results as their reason.
  • Tajikistan Tajikistan: Tajik broadcaster confirmed on 5 November 2016 that the nation would not be participating in Dubai.

See alsoEdit