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Own Asiavision Song Contest 12
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Dates
Semi-finals date 7 August 2016
Final date 13 August 2016
Host
Venue Sugathadasa Stadium
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Broadcaster SLBC
Participants
Entries 36
Debuting Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen
Returning Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia
Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan
Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan
Withdrawing Flag of India.svg India
Flag of Iran.svg Iran
Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
Flag of Syria.svg Syria
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates
"Addicted"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 12, often referred to as OASC #12, is the 12th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, following country's victory in the 11th edition with the song "In the Moment" performed by We Are Twin. This is the first time that Sri Lanka hosted the contest.

Thirty-six countries participated in the edition. Five countries returned to the contest: Cambodia, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan returned to the contest after their one-edition absences. Yemen also made their debut appearance in this edition.Five countries, however, announced their withdrawal: India, Iran, Qatar, Singapore and Syria.

The winner was United Arab Emirates with the song "Addicted" by Clarita de Quiroz which scored 164 points, winning by a margin of 13 points in front of Taiwan. The podium was completed by China, which finished on the third place. Sri Lanka, the host country placed 22nd.

Location[]

For more details on the host country, see Sri Lanka.

Host City[]

Own Asiavision Song Contest 12 is located in Sri Lanka
Colombo
Location of the host city.

Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. According to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a satellite city of, Colombo. It is also the administrative capital of Western Province, Sri Lanka and the district capital of Colombo District. Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins. It was the legislative capital of Sri Lanka until 1982.

Venue[]

Sugathadasa Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is currently used mostly for football matches and athletic tournaments. The stadium holds 28,000 - 35,000 people and has an on-site hotel.

The 1991 and 2006 South Asian Games were held in Sugathadasa Stadium. It also hosted the majority of matches for the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup. The 2010 IIFA Awards took place here. In 2012, the stadium was home to the Elite Football League of India.

Participating countries[]

Semi-final[]

All the participating countries voted in the semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine Magic! "Don't Kill the Magic" 17 55
02 Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives Nadha "Dance with Nadha" 22 44
03 Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan Shamyrat Orazow "Gachaly bu gije" 16 65
04 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia Waed "Laka Ma Toureed" 21 46
05 Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen Balqees "Enta" 12 79
06 Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq Shams Al Maslawe "Alli Wyak Yma Alli" 26 3
07 Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines Yassi Pressman "Lala" 9 85
08 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea Ri Gyeong Suk "Don't Ask My Name" 23 42
09 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei Aziz Harun "Senyum" 25 24
10 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Brooke Fraser "Psychosocial" 13 68
11 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Broods "Free" 1 194
12 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand Gybzy & Baitoey "Don't Cha" 19 51
13 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan Ak Sedep "Kyrgyz kyzdary!" 8 98
14 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan Ayah Marar "The Raver" 5 116
15 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia Henza feat. Michaela & Narangerel "Moments" 6 105
16 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan Ghezaal Enayat "Ne Nago Beya" 24 25
17 Flag of Laos.svg Laos Missister "Bor Tong Torb" 20 48
18 Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan Zulaykho "Zuzu" 7 104
19 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar Mi Sandi "Yay Khae Yite A Pyone" 18 51
20 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Shiga Lin "Old Corner" 11 81
21 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan GooGoosha "Round Run" 14 66
22 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Clarita de Quiroz "Addicted" 3 169
23 Flag of China.svg China Wulan Tuya "Standing in Meadows of Beijing" 4 130
24 Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia Meas Sok Sophea "Do You Know" 10 85
25 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan Diana Wang "Home" 2 189
26 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Emi Maria "I Am Water" 15 65

Final[]

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan Ak Sedep "Kyrgyz kyzdary!" 10 97
02 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Bonnie Anderson "Blackout" 7 108
03 Flag of Macau.svg Macau Chen Jia "Milu senlin" 15 71
04 Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia Meas Sok Sophea "Do You Know" 5 118
05 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Dilshad Nahar Kona & Co. "Char Chokka Hoi Hoi" 23 32
06 Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan Zulaykho "Zuzu" 12 89
07 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Alyah "Engkau Milikku" 9 101
08 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Fatin "Sadar Di Batas Sabar" 24 27
09 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Shiga Lin "Old Corner" 18 60
10 Flag of China.svg China Wulan Tuya "Standing in Meadows of Beijing" 3 143
11 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Clarita de Quiroz "Addicted" 1 164
12 Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor Zelly Barreto "Hakarak Hamutuk Ho O" 25 17
13 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Brooke Fraser "Psychosocial" 19 54
14 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan GooGoosha "Round Run" 21 45
15 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Megan Lee "Stronger" 4 118
16 Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines Yassi Pressman "Lala" 20 50
17 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Wagakki Band "Akatsukino Ito" 17 63
18 Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen Balqees "Enta" 13 82
19 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan Ayah Marar "The Raver" 11 95
20 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam Min "Nho (Stuck)" 16 65
21 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Emi Maria "I Am Water" 14 79
22 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Broods "Free" 6 117
23 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Ruwanga Samath "Waiting on California" 22 34
24 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan Diana Wang "Home" 2 151
25 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia Henza feat. Michaela & Narangerel "Moments" 8 108

Other countries[]

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 Bhutan.svg Bhutan: The head of the delegation relegated from his position,therefore the broadcaster was not able to confirm participation.
  • Flag of India.svg India: DD TV announced India's withdrawal due to bad result in the eleventh edition.
  • Flag of Iran.svg Iran: NIRT decided to withdraw from this edition, however a return in the next edition is highly possible.
  • Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal: NTV announced that Nepal would not participate in the contest, due to a small financial budget.
  • Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan: Pakistan didn't confirm a return due to low interest. 
  • Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar: QTV confirmed Qatar's withdrawal without a reason given.
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore: It was found out that the televoting results were rigged. However the broadcaster was disqualified and cannot take part in the twelveth edition.
  • Flag of Syria.svg Syria: Syrian broadcaster had to withdraw due to the decrease of the popularity of the contest after their worst result in the last edition.

See also[]

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