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Own Asiavision Song Contest 18
Oasc18
Dates
Semi-finals date 12 June 2018
Final date 29 June 2018
Host
Venue Philippine Arena
Manila, Philippines
Broadcaster PBS
Participants
Entries 42
Debuting Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia
Flag of Samoa Samoa
Returning Flag of Japan Japan
Flag of Macau Macau
Withdrawing Flag of Bahrain Bahrain
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
Flag of South Korea South Korea
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Cambodia Cambodia
"Beautiful Art"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 18, often referred to as OASC #18, is the 18th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Manila, Philippines, following the country's victory in the 17th edition with the song "Love Fades", performed by Hazel Faith. This is the first time that the country hosted the contest.

Forty-two countries participated in the eighteenth edition. The contest saw the return of Japan and Macau. French Polynesia and Samoa also made their debut appearance in this edition. Unfortunately, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands and South Korea have withdrawn from the competition. Despite originally confirming, India was forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline.

The winner was Cambodia with the song "Beautiful Art" performed by Nikki Nikki which scored 174 points, winning by a margin of 15 points in front of Bangladesh. The podium was completed by Myanmar, which finished on the third place. Philippines, the host country placed 8th.

LocationEdit

For more details on the host country, see Philippines.

Host CityEdit

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Manila
Location of the host city.
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. The city proper is home to 1,780,148 people in 2015, and is the historic core of a built-up area that extends well beyond its administrative limits. The term "Manila" is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area, the greater metropolitan area or the city proper. The officially defined metropolitan area called Metro Manila, the capital region of the Philippines, includes the much larger Quezon City and the Makati Central Business District. It is the most populous region of the country, one of the most populous urban areas in the world, and is one of the wealthiest regions in Southeast Asia. With about 71,000 people per square kilometer, Manila is also the most densely populated city proper in the world.

The City of Manila is located on the eastern shores of the Manila Bay. The Pasig River flows through the middle of the city, dividing it into the north and south. Manila is made up of 16 districts: Binondo, Ermita, Intramuros, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Port Area, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Andres, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Mesa and Tondo. Manila is also made up of Six Congressional Districts that represents the city on the Lower House of the Philippine Congress.

VenueEdit

The Philippine Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena, a 140-hectare tourism enterprise zone. With a maximum seating capacity of 51,898, the Philippine Arena is the world's largest indoor arena. It is one of the centerpieces of the many centennial projects of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) for their centennial celebration on July 27, 2014. The legal owner of the arena is the INC's educational institution, New Era University.

In 2011, Korean firm, Hanwha Engineering and Construction won the contract to manage the construction of the Philippine Arena. Hanwha outbested bids from Filipino firm, EEI Corporation and Chinese firm, Jiangsu International.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Philippine Arena was done in August 17, 2011. Hanwha announced that it has completed the construction of the indoor arena on May 30, 2014. The venue was not formally inaugurated until almost two months later.

FormatEdit

Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 12 April 2018. The semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

From these pots, 18 countries were allocated to compete in each semi-final. The draw also determined which semi-final would be voted by each of the six automatic finalist countries.

Participating countriesEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Philippines, Taiwan and Yemen also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Cholpon Talipbek "Ishchu tebya" 7 87
02 Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Ahlam "Malhofa le soutak" 15 35
03 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Openside "I Feel Nothing" 1 139
04 Flag of Nepal Nepal The Redface feat. Aizen "Traveller" 13 46
05 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Ozoda "Ya habibi" 12 61
06 Flag of Samoa Samoa Aaradhna "Forever Love" 6 88
07 Flag of Iraq Iraq Shatha Hassoun "El donia ma saybash" 8 83
08 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Kimokal feat. Neonomora "One" 10 79
09 Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Ah Moon "Little Butterflies" 2 112
10 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Akyş Saparow "Bilmen" 18 9
11 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Jai Wolf feat. Mr Gabriel "Starlight" 5 92
12 Flag of Macau Macau Crossline "Zhongbai xiaoying" 9 81
13 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Nikki Nikki "Beautiful Art" 3 103
14 Flag of Qatar Qatar Maizurah "Desert Life" 14 43
15 Flag of Syria Syria Samia Tawil "Pray" 16 32
16 Flag of Australia Australia No Frills Twins "Love Me Tender" 4 101
17 Flag of East Timor East Timor Qsruh "Hau hadomi o" 17 17
18 Flag of Laos Laos Xay Pacific feat. Nadine "Sud sai ta" 11 68

Semi-final 2Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Palestine, Singapore and Thailand also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Damia, Rizwan & Ahmad "Raat ka nasha" 13 53
02 Flag of Jordan Jordan Ferras "Coming Back Around" 6 90
03 Flag of Iran Iran Sirvan Khosravi "Bargard" 14 49
04 Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia Eva Ariitai "Slow Down the River" 2 97
05 Flag of Brunei Brunei Haqiem Rusli, Aziz Harun & Alif "Meletop" 15 46
06 Flag of China China Priscilla Abby "Burn" 7 89
07 Flag of Fiji Fiji Tenelle feat. Fiji "Real One" 16 45
08 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Aina Abdul "Reminiscing" 3 95
09 Flag of Japan Japan Tokyo Girls' Style "Water Lily" 11 65
10 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Shams "Ateq esbaa" 17 41
11 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Uka "Muruudul bid hoyor" 8 80
12 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka M.I.A. "Borders" 5 92
13 Flag of Tonga Tonga Leilani Wolfgramm "Love Is Ours" 9 80
14 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Mozhdah feat. Kresnt "Feathers" 1 117
15 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Huong Tram "Van luon cho mong" 10 71
16 Flag of North Korea North Korea Chun-hyok Kang feat. 3MM "A Story" 18 17
17 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Tahmina Niyazova "Ty ne dostoin menya" 4 94
18 Flag of Oman Oman Alban Berisha feat. Clare Elise "Need Me" 12 56

FinalEdit

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

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Philippines Philippines Jiggly Caliente feat. Sharon Needles "I Don't Give a Fuck" 8 100
02 Flag of Samoa Samoa Aaradhna "Forever Love" 16 83
03 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Cholpon Talipbek "Ishchu tebya" 15 84
04 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Jai Wolf feat. Mr Gabriel "Starlight" 2 159
05 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Uka "Muruudul bid hoyor" 23 60
06 Flag of Tonga Tonga Leilani Wolfgramm "Love Is Ours" 12 87
07 Flag of Iraq Iraq Shatha Hassoun "El donia ma saybash" 17 81
08 Flag of Singapore Singapore Jean Tan "Crowns" 11 90
09 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Tahmina Niyazova "Ty ne dostoin menya" 9 99
10 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Nikki Nikki "Beautiful Art" 1 174
11 Flag of Jordan Jordan Ferras "Coming Back Around" 22 65
12 Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia Eva Ariitai "Slow Down the River" 13 87
13 Flag of Taiwan Taiwan A-Mei "Withdrawal Symptoms" 24 60
14 Flag of Australia Australia No Frills Twins "Love Me Tender" 6 116
15 Flag of China China Priscilla Abby "Burn" 14 84
16 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Huong Tram "Van luon cho mong" 18 79
17 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Kimokal feat. Neonomora "One" 7 114
18 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Mozhdah feat. Kresnt "Feathers" 25 60
19 Flag of Yemen Yemen Eyal Golan feat. Vivo "Goda Boba" 26 53
20 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Aina Abdul "Reminiscing" 20 71
21 Flag of Macau Macau Crossline "Zhongbai xiaoying" 10 96
22 Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Ah Moon "Little Butterflies" 3 135
23 Flag of Thailand Thailand My Life As Ali Thomas "Cordelia" 19 76
24 Flag of Palestine Palestine Lina "I Wore It Better" 5 123
25 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka M.I.A. "Borders" 21 69
26 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Openside "I Feel Nothing" 4 131

Other countriesEdit

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 Bahrain Bahrain: It was announced that Bahrain would not participate at least until new changes will occur in the management of their broadcaster.
  • Flag of Bhutan Bhutan: Despite speculation surrounding their participation, it was later confirmed that the broadcaster had refused an invitation of participation.
  • Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong: Hong Kong had originally confirmed their participation in the contest but due to RTHK's failure to submit an entry resulted in their withdrawal.
  • Flag of India India: The broadcaster confirmed their participation but later withdrew due to unknown circumstances.
  • Flag of Maldives Maldives: It was confirmed that Maldives would not return to the contest this edition.
  • Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia had originally planned to participate in the contest. Later they decided to withdraw.
  • Flag of South Korea South Korea: KBS announced country's withdrawal for this edition.
  • Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea: The country withdrew due to a lack of time. A return next edition is very likely.
  • Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands: The broadcaster failed to give any information regarding their participation before deadline.

See alsoEdit

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