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Own Asiavision Song Contest 21
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Dates
Semi-finals date 5 October 2019
Final date 12 October 2019
Host
Venue Ali Mohsen Al-Muraisi Stadium
Sana'a, Yemen
Presenter(s) Balqees
Broadcaster YTV
Participants
Entries 37
Debuting Flag of New Caledonia New Caledonia
Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu
Returning Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Flag of Macau Macau
Flag of Oman Oman
Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan
Flag of Tonga Tonga
Withdrawing Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia
Flag of Iran Iran
Flag of Myanmar Myanmar
Flag of North Korea North Korea
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan
Flag of Qatar Qatar
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of South Korea South Korea
"Adios"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 21, often referred to as OASC #21, is the 21st edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Sana'a, Yemen, following the country's victory in the 20th edition with the song "Mudbira", performed by A-WA. The contest was held at the Ali Mohsen Al-Muraisi Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. This is the first time that the country hosted the contest.

Thirty-seven countries participated in the contest, with New Caledonia and Vanuatu making their debut appearance. The contest saw the return of Kyrgyzstan, Macau, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan and Tonga, while Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Pakistan and Qatar have withdrawn from the competition.

The winner was declared South Korea, who won the contest for the third time, with the song "Adios" performed by Everglow. South Korea became the first country to win the contest three times and so far holds the record of most victories. The second place went to French Polynesia, who managed to beat their best result from previous edition, alongside Samoa who ended up on sixth place and Kuwait on sixteenth place. The podium was completed by Fiji, followed by Vietnam and Thailand on fourth and fifth places respectively. Out of the "Big Six" countries, two managed to keep their auto-qualification streak by ending up in the top 6: French Polynesia and Vietnam. The host nation Yemen finished on the 24th place. This edition also marked the first appearance of Vanuatu in the final, while Kyrgyzstan failed to qualify for the first time.

LocationEdit

Further information on the host country: Yemen

Host CityEdit

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Sana'a
Location of the host city.
Sana'a, also spelled Sanaa or Sana, is the largest city in Yemen and the centre of Sana'a Governorate. The city is not part of the Governorate, but forms the separate administrative district of "Amanat Al-Asemah". Under the Yemeni constitution, Sana'a is the capital of the country, although the seat of the internationally recognised government moved to Aden in the aftermath of the September 21 Revolution. Aden was declared as the temporary capital by President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in March 2015.

Sana'a is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. At an elevation of 2,300 metres (7,500 ft), it is also one of the highest capital cities in the world, and is next to the Sarawat Mountains of Jabal An-Nabi Shu'ayb and Jabal Tiyal, considered to be the highest mountains in the country and amongst the highest in the region. Sana'a has a population of approximately 3,937,500 (2012), making it Yemen's largest city.

The Old City of Sana'a, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a distinctive architectural character, most notably expressed in its multi-storey buildings decorated with geometric patterns. In the conflict that raged in 2015, bombs hit UNESCO sites in the old city. Located here is the Al Saleh Mosque, the largest in the city.

VenueEdit

The Ali Mohsen al-Muraisi Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Sana'a, Yemen. It is currently used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Al-Ahli; the stadium holds 25,000 people.

FormatEdit

Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 27 September 2019. 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. Sixteen countries will participate in the first semi-final, while fifteen countries in the second semi-final. 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-one 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 countriesEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Sixteen countries participated in the first semi-final. French Polynesia, Malaysia and Singapore also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Nepal Nepal Nepsek & Srisa "Eklopan" 7 81
02 Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Shébani "In the Fire" 1 107
03 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Nurlan Nasip & Asel Kadyrbekova "Yrdalyp butpoyt mahabat" 16 3
04 Flag of Samoa Samoa Sol3 Mio "I See Fire" 2 106
05 Flag of Japan Japan Reol "Gekihaku" 6 85
06 Flag of Australia Australia Lastlings "I've Got You" 5 89
07 Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu Danielle Matthews "Fantasy" 8 77
08 Flag of Iraq Iraq Shatha Hassoun "Waer" 11 65
09 Flag of Jordan Jordan Aziz Maraka "Mafi mennik" 15 45
10 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Laili Zahedi "Deewana" 12 64
11 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain Frank Turner "Sister Rosetta" 13 53
12 Flag of South Korea South Korea Everglow "Adios" 3 96
13 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Tamara Qaddoumi "Flowers Will Rot" 10 73
14 Flag of Philippines Philippines SB19 "Go Up" 14 45
15 Flag of Thailand Thailand Violette Wautier "Drive" 4 95
16 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Uka feat. Kairu "Inner Peace" 9 76

Semi-final 2Edit

Fifteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Laos, Vietnam and Yemen also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Omar Basaad feat. Karra "Why Do We Run" 9 70
02 Flag of Palestine Palestine Roisin El Cherif "Half a Life" 13 42
03 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Maro feat. Habib "Suw sep lampa" 7 77
04 Flag of Tonga Tonga Leilani Wolfgramm "Sinner" 8 74
05 Flag of India India Ananya Birla "Better" 4 93
06 Flag of Brunei Brunei Jaz "Katakan" 11 59
07 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Gulsanam Mamazoitova "Biyo" 5 82
08 Flag of New Caledonia New Caledonia Marcus Gad feat. Tamal "River" 15 34
09 Flag of Syria Syria Wafia "I'm Good" 3 100
10 Flag of Macau Macau Winnie Fai "Zi yu ti" 10 65
11 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Mal Meninga Kuri "Ambai ya" 12 53
12 Flag of Fiji Fiji 9Muses "Remember" 1 123
13 Flag of Oman Oman Amy Syed "You Go to My Head" 14 36
14 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Manizha "Izumrud" 2 113
15 Flag of China China Vava feat. Ty. & Nina Wang "My New Swag" 6 81

FinalEdit

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 37 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Fiji Fiji 9Muses "Remember" 3 114
02 Flag of Samoa Samoa Sol3 Mio "I See Fire" 6 106
03 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Fazz "Blame" 12 87
04 Flag of Australia Australia Lastlings "I've Got You" 15 75
05 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Tamara Qaddoumi "Flowers Will Rot" 16 74
06 Flag of Macau Macau Winnie Fai "Zi yu ti" 26 32
07 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Toc Tien "Big Girls Don't Cry" 4 109
08 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Manizha "Izumrud" 8 103
09 Flag of Tonga Tonga Leilani Wolfgramm "Sinner" 13 87
10 Flag of South Korea South Korea Everglow "Adios" 1 131
11 Flag of Syria Syria Wafia "I'm Good" 9 97
12 Flag of Yemen Yemen Jessica D. feat. Glance "Get Down" 24 46
13 Flag of Laos Laos Sophie-Tith "Enfant d'ailleurs" 19 65
14 Flag of Japan Japan Reol "Gekihaku" 7 105
15 Flag of Singapore Singapore Chantelle Lee feat. Twin Lee "Your Love" 25 39
16 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Gulsanam Mamazoitova "Biyo" 10 97
17 Flag of Vanuatu Vanuatu Danielle Matthews "Fantasy" 18 66
18 Flag of Nepal Nepal Nepsek & Srisa "Eklopan" 17 73
19 Flag of China China Vava feat. Ty. & Nina Wang "My New Swag" 21 63
20 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Omar Basaad feat. Karra "Why Do We Run" 11 90
21 Flag of Thailand Thailand Violette Wautier "Drive" 5 106
22 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Maro feat. Habib "Suw sep lampa" 22 58
23 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Uka feat. Kairu "Inner Peace" 23 54
24 Flag of India India Ananya Birla "Better" 14 85
25 Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Shébani "In the Fire" 20 64
26 Flag of French Polynesia French Polynesia Jordan Fisher "All About Us" 2 120

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 Bangladesh Bangladesh: Bangladesh decided to not return due to lack of motivation from the broadcaster to look for potential entries.
  • Flag of Bhutan Bhutan: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 21st edition.
  • Flag of Cambodia Cambodia: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 21st edition.
  • Flag of East Timor East Timor: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 21st edition.
  • Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong: RTHK announced a one edition break and that a return in the 22nd edition was not ruled out.
  • Flag of Indonesia Indonesia: The broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Iran Iran: Iran decided to take a break without giving out more information.
  • Flag of Maldives Maldives: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 21st edition.
  • Flag of Myanmar Myanmar: The broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of New Zealand New Zealand: The broadcaster announced one more edition break due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
  • Flag of Niue Niue: Broadcasting Corporation of Niue attempted to gain OABU membership and participate in this edition. A Niuean entry was selected to compete in the contest – Tommy Nee and "Feel" would have been the country's first entry. The entry was rejected from competing as the broadcaster cannot obtain OABU membership due to the island being a constituent territory of New Zealand.
  • Flag of North Korea North Korea: KCTV declared North Korean participation highly unlikely after hosting the Second Winners Edition held in the capital Pyongyang. Also news broke out that the long-time Head of Delegation, had stepped down from his former position.
  • Flag of Pakistan Pakistan: Pakistan withdraws for edition #21. A final decision regarding the future of the current HoD will be made before edition #22.
  • Flag of Qatar Qatar: The head of the delegation announced country's withdrawal for this edition.
  • Flag of Solomon Islands Solomon Islands: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 21st edition.
  • Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: The broadcaster failed to give any information about their participation.
  • Flag of Taiwan Taiwan: The broadcaster failed to give any information about their participation.

See alsoEdit

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