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Own Asiavision Song Contest 16
Oasc16
Dates
Semi-finals dates 27 September 2017
Final date 11 October 2017
Host
Venue Dora International Stadium
Mumbai, India
Executive supervisor Mihai
Executive producer Selvin
Host broadcaster DDI
Participants
Number of entries 42
Returning countries Iran Iran
North Korea North Korea
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Withdrawing countries Bahrain Bahrain
Maldives Maldives
New Zealand New Zealand
Vote
Voting system Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winning song China China
"Quiet"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 16, often referred to as OASC #16, is the 16th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Mumbai, India, following country's victory in the 15th edition with the song "Paper House" performed by Helena. This is the first time that India hosted the contest.

Forty-two countries participated in the sixteenth edition. The contest saw the return of Iran, North Korea and Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, Bahrain and Maldives have withdrawn from the competition. Despite originally confirming, Kuwait and New Zealand were forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline.

The winner was China with the song "Quiet" performed by Milck which scored 155 points, winning by a margin of 9 points in front of Syria. The podium was completed by Turkmenistan, which finished on the third place. India, the host country placed 18th.

LocationEdit

For more details on the host country, see India.

Host CityEdit

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Mumbai
Location of the host city.
Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India and the ninth most populous agglomeration in the world, with an estimated city population of 18.4 million. Along with the neighbouring regions of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world and the second most populous metropolitan area in India, with a population of 21.3 million as of 2016. Mumbai lies on the Konkan on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour.

In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It is also the wealthiest city in India, and has the highest GDP of any city in South, Western, or Central Asia. Mumbai has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India.

VenueEdit

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium is an indoor sports arena, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The facility seats 5,000 people. The stadium was established in 1957 and was foundation stone was laid by former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Yashwantrao Chavan and the facility is administered by National Sports Club of India. It includes the facilities like Tennis, Badminton, Billiards, Table Tennis, Badminton, Carrom and Wrestling.

The indoor stadium was renovated in 2005 with air conditioned indoor stadium with a seating capacity of 5000 and health club & Spa, two banquet rooms and restaurants were added.

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 18 September 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, India will vote in the second semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: Bangladesh, Japan and South Korea in the first semifinal, while China and Saudi Arabia in the second semifinal.

Participating countriesEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Bangladesh, Japan and South Korea also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Afghanistan Afghanistan Sahar "Ey vay" 11 62
02 Hong Kong Hong Kong G.E.M. "Away" 5 110
03 Oman Oman Belos "The Fall of My World" 15 26
04 North Korea North Korea Pochonbo Electric Ensemble "Tell, the Motherland" 8 67
05 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Marala "Bagt yyldyzym" 3 122
06 Tonga Tonga Prinnie Stevens "One Night" 13 55
07 Syria Syria Mona Haydar "Hijabi" 1 131
08 Fiji Fiji Elena Baravilala "Home" 7 69
09 Iraq Iraq Naaz "Can't" 4 115
10 Nepal Nepal Astha feat. Manny Rite "Ride" 6 95
11 Malaysia Malaysia Che'Nelle "Fierce" 2 123
12 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Linda T "Te tirotam" 17 23
13 Laos Laos Jojo Miracle "Kit terng nai wun nun" 16 23
14 Brunei Brunei Putri Norizah "Hi sayang" 18 14
15 Taiwan Taiwan IVI "All for Love" 9 64
16 Yemen Yemen Harel "Radio" 14 53
17 Vietnam Vietnam Viennie V "5 Alarm" 10 63
18 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Eya "More" 12 61

Semi-final 2Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. China, India and Saudi Arabia also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Indonesia Indonesia Kimokal "Take Control Without Controlling" 6 89
02 Pakistan Pakistan All Girl Band "Choo liya aasman" 14 46
03 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Emi Maria "Remember" 9 68
04 Singapore Singapore Haneri "Burning Up" 3 110
05 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka We Are Twin "Baby Please" 13 50
06 Bhutan Bhutan Pema Dazer "Lay namkoe" 17 32
07 Cambodia Cambodia Sok Sreyneang "Saob teang dan jerng bong" 18 14
08 Myanmar Myanmar Mary "Mask" 16 42
09 East Timor East Timor Dj Romzky, Anche Wg, Astanlay & Z-Low DZ "Boost the Energy" 15 46
10 Thailand Thailand X0809 "-30" 5 92
11 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aydana Deka "Biyle, biyle" 7 87
12 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Esther Eden "Is This Love" 12 57
13 Palestine Palestine Inas X "Love Is" 4 99
14 Iran Iran Mahan Moin "Bia beraghsim" 11 60
15 Jordan Jordan Illenium feat. King Deco "Reverie" 2 114
16 Tajikistan Tajikistan Manizha "Lyustra" 1 129
17 Australia Australia Penelope Austin "Gem" 8 81
18 Qatar Qatar Jessica Gibson "Where I Belong" 10 60

FinalEdit

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Malaysia Malaysia Che'Nelle "Fierce" 13 97
02 Nepal Nepal Astha feat. Manny Rite "Ride" 11 105
03 Syria Syria Mona Haydar "Hijabi" 2 146
04 Jordan Jordan Illenium feat. King Deco "Reverie" 8 117
05 Indonesia Indonesia Kimokal "Take Control Without Controlling" 24 59
06 Taiwan Taiwan IVI "All for Love" 26 48
07 Thailand Thailand X0809 "-30" 6 121
08 Bangladesh Bangladesh Sanjoy feat. Trevor Holmes "Slip Away" 21 62
09 Qatar Qatar Jessica Gibson "Where I Belong" 23 59
10 India India Arjun Kanungo & Badshah "Baaki baatein peene baad" 18 72
11 Fiji Fiji Elena Baravilala "Home" 20 66
12 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Marala "Bagt yyldyzym" 3 145
13 South Korea South Korea Girls' Generation "Holiday" 25 52
14 Japan Japan Ladybaby "Nippon manjyuu" 19 71
15 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Emi Maria "Remember" 22 61
16 China China Milck "Quiet" 1 155
17 Hong Kong Hong Kong G.E.M. "Away" 4 144
18 Australia Australia Penelope Austin "Gem" 10 107
19 Tajikistan Tajikistan Manizha "Lyustra" 5 133
20 Vietnam Vietnam Viennie V "5 Alarm" 17 74
21 North Korea North Korea Pochonbo Electric Ensemble "Tell, the Motherland" 16 83
22 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aydana Deka "Biyle, biyle" 9 115
23 Iraq Iraq Naaz "Can't" 12 102
24 Singapore Singapore Haneri "Burning Up" 15 88
25 Palestine Palestine Inas X "Love Is" 7 118
26 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Tamtam "Old Soul" 14 94

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.

  • Bahrain Bahrain: Bahrain didn't release a statement about their participation, therefore they will be withdrawing from the contest.
  • Kuwait Kuwait: Despite their initial confirmation, it was later announced that Kuwait will not be taking part in the upcoming edition.
  • Macau Macau: The broadcaster announced that Macau would not be returning this edition.
  • Maldives Maldives: It was announced that the country would be taking a one-edition-break.
  • Mongolia Mongolia: Despite speculation surrounding their participation, it was later reported that MNB had refused an invitation of participation.
  • New Zealand New Zealand: New Zealand was forced to withdraw their application to participate for not submitting an entry in within deadline.
  • Philippines Philippines: PBS didn't participate in the last two edition to focus on other projects within the broadcaster.

See alsoEdit