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Own Asiavision Song Contest 15
Oasc15
Dates
Semi-finals dates 28 June 2017
Final date 6 July 2017
Host
Executive supervisor Mihai
Executive producer Bas
Host broadcaster PBC
Participants
Number of entries 42
Debuting countries Tonga Tonga
Returning countries Cambodia Cambodia
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Withdrawing countries Kuwait Kuwait
Macau Macau
Mongolia Mongolia
North Korea North Korea
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Philippines Philippines
Vote
Voting system Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winning song India India
"Paper House"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 15, often referred to as OASC #15, is the 15th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Hebron, Palestine, following country's victory in the 14th edition with the song "Kerosene" performed by Roisin El Cherif. This is the first time that Palestine hosted the contest.

Forty-three countries confirmed their participation in the 15th edition. The contest saw the return of Cambodia, Hong Kong and Iran. Tonga also made its debut appearance in this edition. Unfortunately, Kuwait, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, Papua New Guinea and Philippines decided to withdraw.

The winner was India with the song "Paper House" by Helena which scored a record-breaking score of 194 points, winning by a margin of 12 points in front of Saudi Arabia. The podium was completed by China, which finished on the third place. Palestine, the host country placed 8th.

LocationEdit

For more details on the host country, see Palestine.

Host CityEdit

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Hebron
Location of the host city.
Hebron is a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank, 30 km south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judaean Mountains, it lies 930 meters above sea level. It is the largest city in the West Bank, and the second largest in the Palestinian territories after Gaza, and home to 215,452 Palestinians, and between 500 and 850 Jewish settlers concentrated in and around the old quarter.

In Judaism it is considered the second-holiest city after Jerusalem, while Islam regards it as one of the four holy cities. Hebron Governorate is the largest Palestinian governorate with its population of 600,364.

VenueEdit

Dora International Stadium is an association football stadium in the city of Hebron in the West Bank. It was opened in 1965 and was renovated in 1999 and 2011. It has a capacity of 18,000 and the surface is artificial turf.

FormatEdit

Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place took place on 13 June 2017. The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists, have been split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

From these pots, 18 countries were allocated to compete in the first semi-final and 18 in the second semifinal. The host country, Palestine will vote in the first semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: China and Tajikistan in the first semifinal, while Malaysia, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates in the second semifinal.

Participating countriesEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. China, Palestine and Tajikistan also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Iraq Iraq Dashni Morad "Love Wins" 4 110
02 Taiwan Taiwan Amber Liu "Borders" 8 77
03 Laos Laos Willy Denzey "L'homme qu'il te faut" 13 50
04 Fiji Fiji 3rd Covenant "Na veilecayaki" 18 12
05 Bangladesh Bangladesh Xefer "Somebody" 5 106
06 Jordan Jordan King Deco "Read My Lips" 3 121
07 South Korea South Korea Dreamcatcher "Good Night" 2 123
08 East Timor East Timor Sherry Claudia "Livre" 9 57
09 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Jeronimo "One Kiss" 12 52
10 Indonesia Indonesia Neonomora "Sapphire" 7 81
11 Brunei Brunei The Fikri feat. Aznniel Yunus "We'll Be Forever" 10 53
12 Qatar Qatar Naser Mestarihi "Animal" 17 26
13 India India Helena "Paper House" 1 147
14 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Shahzoda feat. Two "Linda" 11 52
15 Tonga Tonga Leilani Wolfgramm "Without Condition" 6 103
16 Afghanistan Afghanistan Farida Tarana "Tarana" 15 36
17 Bahrain Bahrain Wihda Wahda "Malayika" 14 38
18 Myanmar Myanmar Phyo Lay & Warso Moe Oo "Min kyite tar lote" 16 32

Semi-final 2Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Malaysia, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Cambodia Cambodia Laura Mam "Not Loyal" 8 79
02 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Begmyrat Annamyradow & Lilia Churchaga "Ashgabat" 11 69
03 Bhutan Bhutan Ugyen Panday & Pema Deki "Choe dha chha" 18 10
04 Maldives Maldives Eem Nizam "Sunrise" 16 34
05 Hong Kong Hong Kong A2A "You Ain't Comin' Back" 7 85
06 Syria Syria Basel Rajoub feat. Lena Chamamyan "Hovarek" 15 38
07 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Non Stop "Seze bil" 5 89
08 Oman Oman Sham "Celestial Goddess" 12 44
09 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Rotana "Daddy" 1 170
10 Japan Japan Namie Amuro "Mint" 4 96
11 Thailand Thailand Gaia "Love Me Please!" 9 72
12 Nepal Nepal The Edge Band "Timro yaad" 17 19
13 Pakistan Pakistan Faakhir Mehmood & Faheem Alan Faqeer "Chaa jaaye quetta" 13 44
14 Australia Australia George Maple "Kryptonite" 2 117
15 Yemen Yemen Alsarah & The Nubatones "Soukura" 10 71
16 Vietnam Vietnam Dong Nhi "Pink Girl" 6 89
17 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Caroline Marion "Inside Out" 14 42
18 Singapore Singapore Gayle Nerva "Always Summer" 3 108

FinalEdit

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 42 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 New Zealand New Zealand Ben Hazlewood "Drive On" 10 101
02 Tonga Tonga Leilani Wolfgramm "Without Condition" 18 78
03 India India Helena "Paper House" 1 194
04 Malaysia Malaysia Beat The System "Be Your Own" 7 124
05 Indonesia Indonesia Neonomora "Sapphire" 20 68
06 Cambodia Cambodia Laura Mam "Not Loyal" 17 78
07 Iraq Iraq Dashni Morad "Love Wins" 14 89
08 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Rotana "Daddy" 2 182
09 Brunei Brunei The Fikri feat. Aznniel Yunus "We'll Be Forever" 24 31
10 Jordan Jordan King Deco "Read My Lips" 12 93
11 South Korea South Korea Dreamcatcher "Good Night" 4 143
12 East Timor East Timor Sherry Claudia "Livre" 25 29
13 Vietnam Vietnam Dong Nhi "Pink Girl" 11 94
14 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Layla Kardan "As One" 26 26
15 Palestine Palestine Merna "Better Run" 8 122
16 Japan Japan Namie Amuro "Mint" 6 125
17 Hong Kong Hong Kong A2A "You Ain't Comin' Back" 19 74
18 Thailand Thailand Gaia "Love Me Please!" 23 41
19 Bangladesh Bangladesh Xefer "Somebody" 5 134
20 Yemen Yemen Alsarah & The Nubatones "Soukura" 16 80
21 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Non Stop "Seze bil" 15 86
22 Australia Australia George Maple "Kryptonite" 9 114
23 Taiwan Taiwan Amber Liu "Borders" 22 58
24 Tajikistan Tajikistan Mozhdah "Boro" 13 91
25 Singapore Singapore Gayle Nerva "Always Summer" 21 63
26 China China Jane Zhang "Battlefield" 3 176

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.

  • Iran Iran: Despite confirming the participation, Iran failed to submit and present their entry within the given deadline and therefore was forced to withdraw from the edition.
  • Kuwait Kuwait: Kuwait didn't release a statement about their participation, therefore they will be withdrawing from this edition.
  • Macau Macau: The Macanese broadcaster didn't make any announcement regarding their participation within the deadline.
  • Mongolia Mongolia: Mongolia had originally announced their intent to participate, however they were't on the final list of participants.
  • North Korea North Korea: The funding for North Korea's OASC participation is temporarily allocated to the improvement of the country's nuclear program.
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea: The Papuan broadcaster decided that the nation would not be participating in Palestine due to their relations with Israel.
  • Philippines Philippines: It was announced that the country would be withdrawing for one edition.

See alsoEdit