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Own Asiavision Song Contest 16
Oasc16
Dates
Semi-finals date 27 September 2017
Final date 11 October 2017
Host
Venue Dora International Stadium
Mumbai, India
Broadcaster DDI
Participants
Entries 42
Returning Flag of Iran Iran
Flag of North Korea North Korea
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Withdrawing Flag of Bahrain Bahrain
Flag of Maldives Maldives
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of 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 Unfortunately, Bahrain and Maldives have withdrawn from the competition.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 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Sahar "Ey vay" 11 62
02 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong G.E.M. "Away" 5 110
03 Flag of Oman Oman Belos "The Fall of My World" 15 26
04 Flag of North Korea North Korea Pochonbo Electric Ensemble "Tell, the Motherland" 8 67
05 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Marala "Bagt yyldyzym" 3 122
06 Flag of Tonga Tonga Prinnie Stevens "One Night" 13 55
07 Flag of Syria Syria Mona Haydar "Hijabi" 1 131
08 Flag of Fiji Fiji Elena Baravilala "Home" 7 69
09 Flag of Iraq Iraq Naaz "Can't" 4 115
10 Flag of Nepal (rectangular) Nepal Astha feat. Manny Rite "Ride" 6 95
11 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Che'Nelle "Fierce" 2 123
12 Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Linda T "Te tirotam" 17 23
13 Flag of Laos Laos Jojo Miracle "Kit terng nai wun nun" 16 23
14 Flag of Brunei Brunei Putri Norizah "Hi sayang" 18 14
15 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan IVI "All for Love" 9 64
16 Flag of Yemen Yemen Harel "Radio" 14 53
17 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Viennie V "5 Alarm" 10 63
18 Flag of 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 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Kimokal "Take Control Without Controlling" 6 89
02 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan All Girl Band "Choo liya aasman" 14 46
03 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Emi Maria "Remember" 9 68
04 Flag of Singapore Singapore Haneri "Burning Up" 3 110
05 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka We Are Twin "Baby Please" 13 50
06 Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Pema Dazer "Lay namkoe" 17 32
07 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Sok Sreyneang "Saob teang dan jerng bong" 18 14
08 Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Mary "Mask" 16 42
09 Flag of East Timor East Timor Dj Romzky, Anche Wg, Astanlay & Z-Low DZ "Boost the Energy" 15 46
10 Flag of Thailand Thailand X0809 "-30" 5 92
11 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aydana Deka "Biyle, biyle" 7 87
12 Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Esther Eden "Is This Love" 12 57
13 Flag of Palestine Palestine Inas X "Love Is" 4 99
14 Flag of Iran Iran Mahan Moin "Bia beraghsim" 11 60
15 Flag of Jordan Jordan Illenium feat. King Deco "Reverie" 2 114
16 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Manizha "Lyustra" 1 129
17 Flag of Australia Australia Penelope Austin "Gem" 8 81
18 Flag of 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 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Che'Nelle "Fierce" 13 97
02 Flag of Nepal (rectangular) Nepal Astha feat. Manny Rite "Ride" 11 105
03 Flag of Syria Syria Mona Haydar "Hijabi" 2 146
04 Flag of Jordan Jordan Illenium feat. King Deco "Reverie" 8 117
05 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Kimokal "Take Control Without Controlling" 24 59
06 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan IVI "All for Love" 26 48
07 Flag of Thailand Thailand X0809 "-30" 6 121
08 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Sanjoy feat. Trevor Holmes "Slip Away" 21 62
09 Flag of Qatar Qatar Jessica Gibson "Where I Belong" 23 59
10 India India Arjun Kanungo & Badshah "Baaki baatein peene baad" 18 72
11 Flag of Fiji Fiji Elena Baravilala "Home" 20 66
12 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Marala "Bagt yyldyzym" 3 145
13 Flag of South Korea South Korea Girls' Generation "Holiday" 25 52
14 Flag of Japan Japan Ladybaby "Nippon manjyuu" 19 71
15 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Emi Maria "Remember" 22 61
16 Flag of China China Milck "Quiet" 1 155
17 Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong G.E.M. "Away" 4 144
18 Flag of Australia Australia Penelope Austin "Gem" 10 107
19 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Manizha "Lyustra" 5 133
20 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Viennie V "5 Alarm" 17 74
21 Flag of North Korea North Korea Pochonbo Electric Ensemble "Tell, the Motherland" 16 83
22 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Aydana Deka "Biyle, biyle" 9 115
23 Flag of Iraq Iraq Naaz "Can't" 12 102
24 Flag of Singapore Singapore Haneri "Burning Up" 15 88
25 Flag of Palestine Palestine Inas X "Love Is" 7 118
26 Flag of 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.

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

See alsoEdit

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