|Own Asiavision Song Contest 15|
|Semi-finals date||28 June 2017|
|Final date||6 July 2017|
|Returning|| Cambodia |
|Withdrawing|| Kuwait |
Papua New Guinea
|System||Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winner|| India |
|Own Asiavision Song Contest|
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.
For more details on the host country, see Palestine.
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.
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.
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.
|01||Iraq||Dashni Morad||"Love Wins"||4||110|
|03||Laos||Willy Denzey||"L'homme qu'il te faut"||13||50|
|04||Fiji||3rd Covenant||"Na veilecayaki"||18||12|
|06||Jordan||King Deco||"Read My Lips"||3||121|
|07||South Korea||Dreamcatcher||"Good Night"||2||123|
|08||East Timor||Sherry Claudia||"Livre"||9||57|
|09||Sri Lanka||Jeronimo||"One Kiss"||12||52|
|11||Brunei||The Fikri feat. Aznniel Yunus||"We'll Be Forever"||10||53|
|14||Uzbekistan||Shahzoda feat. Two||"Linda"||11||52|
|15||Tonga||Leilani Wolfgramm||"Without Condition"||6||103|
|18||Myanmar||Phyo Lay & Warso Moe Oo||"Min kyite tar lote"||16||32|
|01||Cambodia||Laura Mam||"Not Loyal"||8||79|
|02||Turkmenistan||Begmyrat Annamyradow & Lilia Churchaga||"Ashgabat"||11||69|
|03||Bhutan||Ugyen Panday & Pema Deki||"Choe dha chha"||18||10|
|05||Hong Kong||A2A||"You Ain't Comin' Back"||7||85|
|06||Syria||Basel Rajoub feat. Lena Chamamyan||"Hovarek"||15||38|
|07||Kyrgyzstan||Non Stop||"Seze bil"||5||89|
|11||Thailand||Gaia||"Love Me Please!"||9||72|
|12||Nepal||The Edge Band||"Timro yaad"||17||19|
|13||Pakistan||Faakhir Mehmood & Faheem Alan Faqeer||"Chaa jaaye quetta"||13||44|
|15||Yemen||Alsarah & The Nubatones||"Soukura"||10||71|
|16||Vietnam||Dong Nhi||"Pink Girl"||6||89|
|17||Solomon Islands||Caroline Marion||"Inside Out"||14||42|
|18||Singapore||Gayle Nerva||"Always Summer"||3||108|
Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 42 participating countries eligible to vote.
|01||New Zealand||Ben Hazlewood||"Drive On"||10||101|
|02||Tonga||Leilani Wolfgramm||"Without Condition"||18||78|
|04||Malaysia||Beat The System||"Be Your Own"||7||124|
|06||Cambodia||Laura Mam||"Not Loyal"||17||78|
|07||Iraq||Dashni Morad||"Love Wins"||14||89|
|09||Brunei||The Fikri feat. Aznniel Yunus||"We'll Be Forever"||24||31|
|10||Jordan||King Deco||"Read My Lips"||12||93|
|11||South Korea||Dreamcatcher||"Good Night"||4||143|
|12||East Timor||Sherry Claudia||"Livre"||25||29|
|13||Vietnam||Dong Nhi||"Pink Girl"||11||94|
|14||United Arab Emirates||Layla Kardan||"As One"||26||26|
|17||Hong Kong||A2A||"You Ain't Comin' Back"||19||74|
|18||Thailand||Gaia||"Love Me Please!"||23||41|
|20||Yemen||Alsarah & The Nubatones||"Soukura"||16||80|
|21||Kyrgyzstan||Non Stop||"Seze bil"||15||86|
|25||Singapore||Gayle Nerva||"Always Summer"||21||63|
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.
- 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.
- Kuwait: Kuwait didn't release a statement about their participation, therefore they will be withdrawing from this edition.
- Macau: The Macanese broadcaster didn't make any announcement regarding their participation within the deadline.
- Mongolia: Mongolia had originally announced their intent to participate, however they were't on the final list of participants.
- North Korea: The funding for North Korea's OASC participation is temporarily allocated to the improvement of the country's nuclear program.
- Papua New Guinea: The Papuan broadcaster decided that the nation would not be participating in Palestine due to their relations with Israel.
- Philippines: It was announced that the country would be withdrawing for one edition.