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Own Asiavision Song Contest 19
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Dates
Semi-finals date 10 January 2019
Final date 17 January 2019
Host
Venue National Olympic Stadium
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Broadcaster TVK
Participants
Entries 36
Returning Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Withdrawing Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor
Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan
Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
Flag of Oman.svg Oman
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
Voting
System Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Laos.svg Laos
"Higher"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 19, often referred to as OASC #19, was the 19th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, following the country's victory in the 18th edition with the song "Beautiful Art", performed by Nikki Nikki. The contest was held at the National Olympic Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. This is the first time that the country hosted the contest.

Thirty-six countries participated in the nineteenth edition. The contest saw the return of Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Unfortunately, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, Tajikistan and Vietnam have withdrawn from the competition. Despite originally confirming, East Timor and Kyrgyzstan were forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline.

The winner was Laos with the song "Higher" performed by The Naked and Famous. This was country's first qualification since the introduction of the semi-finals. The top three countries – Laos, Thailand and Nepal – achieved the highest placing in their contest history, along with Samoa coming on fourteenth place. Out of the "Big Six" countries, only Indonesia finished in top 10, coming seventh, with the same amount of points as in the last edition. Myanmar finished in the last place, this being the third time in a row when a pre-qualified country is ranked last. For the first time since the introduction of the semi-finals, Taiwan failed to qualify for the final.

Location[]

For more details on the host country, see Cambodia.

Host City[]

Own Asiavision Song Contest 19 is located in Cambodia
Phnom Penh
Location of the host city.

Phnom Penh, formerly known as Krong Chaktomuk or Krong Chaktomuk Serimongkul, is the capital and most populous city in Cambodia. Phnom Penh has been the national capital since French colonization of Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's economic, industrial, and cultural center. Once known as the "Pearl of Asia," it was considered one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina in the 1920s. Phnom Penh, along with Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, are significant global and domestic tourist destinations for Cambodia. Founded in 1434, the city is noted for its beautiful and historical architecture and attractions. There are a number of surviving French colonial buildings scattered along the grand boulevards.

Situated on the banks of the Tonlé Sap, Mekong and Bassac rivers, the Phnom Penh metropolitan area is home to about 1.5 million of Cambodia's population of over 14.8 million.

Venue[]

The National Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It has a capacity of 50,000. Despite its name, the stadium has never hosted an Olympic Games.

Construction on the National Sports Complex started in 1963 and was completed in 1964. Designer Vann Molyvann made use of massive earthworks to create the stadium, digging up 500,000 cubic meters of earth to shape the grounds.

During the Khmer Rouge era, the stadium was used as an execution site where officials of the Khmer Republic formerly led by Lon Nol were killed.

In the decades following the Khmer Rouge era, the stadium facilities fell into disrepair. In 2000, the stadium complex was redeveloped by a Taiwanese firm, the Yuanta Group, which refurbished the stadium but also redeveloped parcels of the complex into condominiums and commercial properties.

The stadium has come to be a popular attraction for Phnom Penh residents, who attend daily exercise sessions, as well as football games and other activities.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 26 December 2018. The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the Big Six would have to vote. The second part of the draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. Fifteen countries will participate in both semi-finals, respectively. From each semi-final, ten countries will join the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries will participate.

The thirty semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

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

Participating countries[]

Semi-final 1[]

Fifteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Australia, Cambodia and Palestine also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Sunmi "Siren" 6 89
02 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Kiri T "Strangers" 2 101
03 Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia Ella Koon "So In Love" 10 67
04 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Froya "Black Macaroon" 4 92
05 Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines Jessica Sanchez & Ricky Breaker "Caught Up" 12 58
06 Flag of Macau.svg Macau Eunice "Ain't Nobody Else" 5 89
07 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "Harajuku iyahoi" 11 65
08 Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Rumer "Dangerous" 13 56
09 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea Samjiyon Orchestra "Dash to the Future" 9 70
10 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Clarita de Quiroz "No Forever" 7 77
11 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Ecca Vandal "Future Heroine" 3 93
12 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Umidaxon "Ana endi" 14 41
13 Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq Shams Al Maslawe "Abou aelyh" 15 22
14 Flag of Syria.svg Syria Káryyn "Binary" 1 108
15 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Sunloverz feat. Rosette "Fire" 8 74

Semi-final 2[]

Fifteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Bangladesh, Indonesia and Myanmar also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia The Hu "Yuve yuve yu" 7 74
02 Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan Osman Navruzov & Mostafa Mohammadi "Gozleri ghara" 15 25
03 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei The Majolly Project "Whitebone" 6 81
04 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand (G)I-dle "Hann (Alone)" 2 118
05 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Maimoa "Kawea" 8 73
06 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal Subani Moktan "Inside" 1 123
07 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan Valy "Dokhtare Kabul" 10 55
08 Flag of China.svg China Will Pan feat. Tia Ray "Moonlight" 5 106
09 Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar Joe Mitri & Mougleta "The Sea" 9 68
10 Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga Dinah Jane feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Marc E. Bassy "Bottled Up" 14 25
11 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia Dreamkiddo. "Blue" 11 51
12 Flag of Iran.svg Iran Helly Luv "Revolution" 4 106
13 Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen Kabreet "Enta" 13 43
14 Flag of Laos.svg Laos The Naked and Famous "Higher" 3 108
15 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan Cindy Yen "Will You Wanna Marry Me" 12 46

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 36 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea Samjiyon Orchestra "Dash to the Future" 22 47
02 Flag of China.svg China Will Pan feat. Tia Ray "Moonlight" 4 118
03 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar Ni Ni Khin Zaw "Good Kisser" 26 29
04 Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia Liza Owen "Fallin" 18 53
05 Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine Inas X feat. PnB Rock "Stupid" 21 47
06 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Clarita de Quiroz "No Forever" 19 50
07 Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar Joe Mitri & Mougleta "The Sea" 20 50
08 Flag of Syria.svg Syria Káryyn "Binary" 6 115
09 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia The Hu "Yuve yuve yu" 12 83
10 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Froya "Black Macaroon" 11 87
11 Flag of Iran.svg Iran Helly Luv "Revolution" 16 64
12 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei The Majolly Project "Whitebone" 8 96
13 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand (G)I-dle "Hann (Alone)" 2 144
14 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Attic "Through the Dream" 24 35
15 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Ecca Vandal "Future Heroine" 10 93
16 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Sunloverz feat. Rosette "Fire" 23 45
17 Flag of Macau.svg Macau Eunice "Ain't Nobody Else" 13 74
18 Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia Ella Koon "So In Love" 25 34
19 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal Subani Moktan "Inside" 3 143
20 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Charli XCX & Troye Sivan "1999" 17 54
21 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Kiri T "Strangers" 9 93
22 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Maimoa "Kawea" 14 72
23 Flag of Laos.svg Laos The Naked and Famous "Higher" 1 163
24 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan Valy "Dokhtare Kabul" 15 69
25 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Teddy Adhitya "Healer" 7 114
26 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Sunmi "Siren" 5 116

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 Bahrain.svg Bahrain: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 19th edition.
  • Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 19th edition.
  • Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor: The country had originally confirmed their participation in the contest but the failure to submit an entry resulted in their withdrawal.
  • Flag of India.svg India: The nation will not return this edition, citing a lack of public interest as the reason.
  • Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan: The broadcaster confirmed its break from the contest.
  • Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait: The broadcaster withdrew after the previous edition's low viewing figures and low public interest.
  • Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan: The broadcaster failed to submit and present their entry within the given deadline and therefore was forced to withdraw from the edition.
  • Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 19th edition.
  • Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand: Despite being directly qualified for the final, the broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Oman.svg Oman: It was announced that the nation will withdraw from this edition.
  • Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea: NBC PNG has confirmed that due to financial struggles and poor viewing figures, the country wil not return to the contest in Cambodia. However, a return in the future is not ruled out.
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore: The broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 19th edition.
  • Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan: The nation withdrew, citing a lack of songs and interest for the contest at the moment.
  • Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam: The country announced its break from the 19th edition.

See also[]

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