|Own Asiavision Song Contest 17|
|Semi-finals date||23 December 2017|
|Final date||30 December 2017|
|Venue||Hangzhou Sports Park Stadium|
|Returning|| Bahrain |
|Withdrawing|| Bhutan |
|System||Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winner|| Philippines |
|Own Asiavision Song Contest|
Own Asiavision Song Contest 17, often referred to as OASC #17, is the 17th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Hangzhou, China, following country's victory in the 16th edition with the song "Quiet", performed by Milck. This is the second time that the county hosts the event, after doing so in the second edition.
Forty-four countries participated in the seventeenth edition. The contest saw the return of Bahrain, Kuwait, Mongolia, New Zealand and Philippines. Unfortunately, Bhutan has withdrawn from the competition. Despite originally confirming, India and Japan were forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline.
The winner was Philippines with the song "Love Fades" performed by Hazel Faith which scored a record-breaking score of 200 points, winning by a margin of 34 points in front of Singapore. The podium was completed by Thailand, which finished on the third place. China, the host country placed 10th. The contest also marked the first time that Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and South Korea failed to qualify for the final.
For more details on the host country, see China.
Hangzhou is the capital and most populous city of Zhejiang Province in east China. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay, which separates Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium. The city's West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, immediately west of the city, is amongst its best-known attraction.
Hangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city and forms the core of the Hangzhou metropolitan area, the fourth-largest in China. During the 2010 Chinese census, the metropolitan area held 21.102 million people over an area of 34,585 km2. Hangzhou prefecture had a registered population of 9,018,000 in 2015.
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Hangzhou, China. It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium was designed with a capacity of 80,000 spectators.
The stadium is built in on a 400,000-square-meter site on the Qian Tang river front opposite the city’s new Central Business District. The main stadium broke ground in 2011 and will completion in 2014/15.
Semi-final Allocation Draw
The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place took place on 11 December 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, 19 countries were allocated to compete in the first semi-final and 19 in the second semifinal. The host country, China will vote in the second semi-final. The countries from the big five will vote as follow: Hong Kong, Syria and Tajikistan in the first semifinal, while Thailand and Turkmenistan in the second semifinal.
|02||Solomon Islands||Jahboy||"I'm in Love"||19||17|
|04||Iraq||Shams Al Maslawe||"Ana 'marchea"||15||58|
|05||Singapore||Narelle||"Some They Lie"||2||121|
|06||Pakistan||Siedd||"I'll Just Be Me"||11||68|
|07||East Timor||Quita Reha||"Papa"||18||18|
|08||New Zealand||Siobhan Sainte||"Burn It Down"||3||96|
|10||Brunei||The Majolly Project||"Fenced Circle"||7||77|
|11||Palestine||Merna||"A Little More"||5||88|
|13||Sri Lanka||Red Circuit feat. Amanda Sommerville||"My World Collides"||8||77|
|14||Saudi Arabia||RedOne feat. Enrique Iglesias, Aseel & Shaggy||"Don't You Need Somebody"||14||59|
|15||Taiwan||Lin Jia Yin||"Run"||10||74|
|16||Bangladesh||Shapla Salique||"Baram khana"||16||46|
|17||Oman||Amy Syed||"Lonely Love"||9||75|
|18||Qatar||Dana||"Brave New World"||1||123|
|01||Iran||Arash feat. Snoop Dogg||"OMG"||3||95|
|02||Papua New Guinea||Ngaiire||"House on a Rock"||18||33|
|03||Myanmar||Supermodels feat. Yair Yint Aung||"Vampire"||12||63|
|04||Malaysia||Bil Musa||"No More Excuses"||4||86|
|05||Philippines||Hazel Faith||"Love Fades"||1||146|
|07||Nepal||The Act feat. Kiran Nepali||"Prashna"||10||68|
|08||North Korea||Moranbong Band||"Advance of Socialism"||19||27|
|09||Kuwait||Fuad Murad feat. Carol Souki||"Run Away"||5||82|
|10||Cambodia||Yuri feat. Bmo||"Ram chak tek doung"||16||43|
|11||Laos||Super One feat. G-Bloodz||"I Own You"||17||39|
|13||Fiji||Common Kings||"On the Low"||11||64|
|18||United Arab Emirates||DJ Bliss feat. Melymel||"Crazy"||13||60|
|19||Australia||Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan||"There for You"||14||60|
Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 44 participating countries eligible to vote.
|02||Syria||Yousef Kekhia & Bisher Hafez||"Take You Away"||25||26|
|04||Taiwan||Lin Jia Yin||"Run"||4||141|
|07||Brunei||The Majolly Project||"Fenced Circle"||22||61|
|08||Thailand||Jannine Weigel||"Strangled Love"||3||153|
|09||Sri Lanka||Red Circuit feat. Amanda Sommerville||"My World Collides"||20||68|
|10||Philippines||Hazel Faith||"Love Fades"||1||200|
|11||Oman||Amy Syed||"Lonely Love"||23||53|
|13||Nepal||The Act feat. Kiran Nepali||"Prashna"||8||120|
|15||Kuwait||Fuad Murad feat. Carol Souki||"Run Away"||18||69|
|18||Singapore||Narelle||"Some They Lie"||2||166|
|20||Palestine||Merna||"A Little More"||5||136|
|21||New Zealand||Siobhan Sainte||"Burn It Down"||15||96|
|22||Iran||Arash feat. Snoop Dogg||"OMG"||9||119|
|23||Malaysia||Bil Musa||"No More Excuses"||12||104|
|24||Qatar||Dana||"Brave New World"||7||132|
|25||Hong Kong||Instinct of Sight feat. Kitlo||"Guangying"||21||62|
|26||China||Moksi & Chace feat. Yade Lauren||"Lucky"||10||112|
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.
- Bhutan: The broadcaster announced country's withdrawal from the seventeenth edition.
- India: India failed to submit and present their entry within the given deadline and therefore was forced to withdraw from the edition.
- Japan: Despite initially confirming their participation, it was announced that the country would be withdrawing from the edition.
- Macau: It was confirmed that Macau would not be returning this edition.
- Maldives: It was announced that the country would not be returning due to flood issues.