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Own Asiavision Song Contest 15
Oasc15.png
Dates
Semi-finals date 28 June 2017
Final date 6 July 2017
Host
Broadcaster PBC
Participants
Entries 42
Debuting Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga
Returning Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong
Withdrawing Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait
Flag of Macau.svg Macau
Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea
Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of India.svg India
"Paper House"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
◄14 15 16►

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.

Location[]

For more details on the host country, see Palestine.

Host City[]

Own Asiavision Song Contest 15 is located in Palestine
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.

Venue[]

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.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

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 countries[]

Semi-final 1[]

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

Semi-final 2[]

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

Final[]

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

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

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

See also[]

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