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Own Asiavision Song Contest 13
Oasc13.png
Dates
Semi-finals date 26 November 2016
Final date 10 December 2016
Host
Venue Trade Centre Arena
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Broadcaster MBC
Participants
Entries 33
Returning Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan
Flag of India.svg India
Flag of Iran.svg Iran
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
Flag of Syria.svg Syria
Withdrawing Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh
Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong
Flag of Macau.svg Macau
Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar
Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia
"I Dare You"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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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.

Location[]

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

Host City[]

Own Asiavision Song Contest 13 is located in United Arab Emirates
Dubai
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.

Venue[]

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 countries[]

Semi-final[]

All the participating countries voted in the semi-final.

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

Final[]

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

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

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

See also[]

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