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Own Asiavision Song Contest 23
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Dates
Semi-finals date 7 April 2020
Final date 14 April 2020
Host
Venue Milliy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Presenter(s) Rayhon
Broadcaster National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan
Participants
Entries 45
Debuting Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu
Returning Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan
Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
Withdrawing Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor
Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia
Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan
Flag of Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands
Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
"Scream"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 23, often referred to as OASC #23, is the 23rd edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. It took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, following Munisa Rizaeva's win in the 22nd edition with the song "Bir nima de". It was the first time Uzbekistan had hosted the contest. The contest was held at the Milliy Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Rayhon.

Forty-five countries took part in the contest, equalling the record of the 23rd edition. Tuvalu made their debut this edition. Bhutan, Myanmar, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan returned, while East Timor, French Polynesia, Iraq, Pakistan, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was South Korea with the song "Scream" performed by Dreamcatcher. This is country's fourth victory, the last one being in the 21st edition. The podium was completed by Sri Lanka and India. Samoa managed to beat their best result, placing fourth, this being the first time that the country is in top 5. Kuwait and Oman also achieved their best result to date, placing 14th and 20th respectively. Australia and Saudi Arabia rounded out the top six for the second edition in a row. New Caledonia, despite not qualifying for the final, also achieved their best result, finishing 11th in the semi-final. The host nation Uzbekistan finished on the 17th place. For the first time since the introduction of the semi-finals, Tajikistan failed to qualify for the final.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Uzbekistan

Host City[]

Own Asiavision Song Contest 23 is located in Uzbekistan
Tashkent
Location of the host city.

Tashkent is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan, as well as the most populated city in ex-Soviet Central Asia with a population in 2018 of 2,485,900. It is located in the north-east of the country close to the border with Kazakhstan.

Before Islam influence started in the 8th century AD, Tashkent was influenced by the Sogdian and Turkic cultures in its early history. After its destruction by Genghis Khan in 1219, the city was rebuilt and profited from the Silk Road. From 18th to 19th century, the city became an independent city-state, before being re-conquered by the Khanate of Kokand. In 1865, it fell to the Russian Empire, and became the capital of Russian Turkestan. In Soviet times, Tashkent witnessed major growth and demographic changes due to forced deportations from throughout the Soviet Union. Much of the city was destroyed in the 1966 Tashkent earthquake, though it was rebuilt afterwards as a model Soviet city. It was the fourth-largest city of the Soviet Union at the time, after Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev.

Today, as the capital of an independent Uzbekistan, Tashkent retains a multi-ethnic population, with ethnic Uzbeks as the majority. In 2009, the city celebrated its 2,200 years of written history.

Venue[]

The Milliy Stadium is a football stadium in the city of Tashkent — the capital of Uzbekistan. Located in Chilanzar District of Tashkent, on Bunyodkor Avenue. It seats 34,000 spectators, thus becoming the second largest stadium in Uzbekistan after the Pakhtakor Stadium, which seats 35,000 spectators. It is the home arena of the FC Bunyodkor and Uzbekistan national football team.

From its opening in September 2012 until June 2018, the stadium was called "Bunyodkor Stadium". In June 2018, the stadium was renamed "Milliy", which translated from the Uzbek language means "National", that is, "National Stadium".

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 1 April 2020. 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. Nineteen countries participated in the first semi-final and twenty countries in the second semi-final. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The thirty-nine 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[]

Nineteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Laos, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines Wengie & Inigo Pascual "Mr. Nice Guy" 14 60
02 Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain Flamingods "Marigold" 16 37
03 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal Tika "Live and You Learn" 5 96
04 Flag of China.svg China Mr.Tyger "Tai ge" 8 87
05 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan Niyaz Abdyrazakov "Suygon kyzym atasynyn erke kyzy" 19 13
06 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan Mozhdah feat. Absolute "Hat idak bi idi" 9 84
07 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam Hoang Thuy Linh "Banh troi nuoc" 10 84
08 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Radwimps "Sparkle" 15 40
09 Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan Kinley Rigzin Dorji & Sonam Max Choki "Drangpoi sem" 17 24
10 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan Astro Bunny "Zai ming wei weilai de bolang li" 7 92
11 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia Enguun "I'm in Love" 6 94
12 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan Jadal "I'm in Love with Wala Bint" 18 15
13 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Esther Eden "Blue Case" 4 101
14 Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu Chrisjes & Tuumai Vaimoso "Fia vaai" 12 66
15 Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen Shiran "Zehere" 13 62
16 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Narelle "Blue" 3 103
17 Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan Noziya Karomatullo "Dar intizori" 11 69
18 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Elizabeth Tan "Shh" 1 104
19 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Brooke Fraser "Magical Machine" 2 103

Semi-final 2[]

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Vidya Vox feat. Arjun "Diamonds" 2 135
02 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Kaiit "Miss Shiney" 18 33
03 Flag of Macau.svg Macau Eunice "Heart" 19 32
04 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Thomston "Acid Rain" 7 78
05 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea Moranbong Band "Let's Go to Mount Pektu" 20 25
06 Flag of Iran.svg Iran Satin "Zibaye mani" 16 39
07 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Alex Aiono "Big Mistake" 3 123
08 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei Syafiq Abdilah "Sakit" 17 35
09 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Dreamcatcher "Scream" 1 159
10 Flag of Syria.svg Syria Ghaliaa "Praying/Je prie" 12 53
11 Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan Myahri "Wahey wahey" 13 49
12 Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait Ghaneema "You Got Me" 9 61
13 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand TaitosmitH "Dang gub kieow" 8 76
14 Flag of New Caledonia.svg New Caledonia Patricia Ségui "Le voleur" 11 55
15 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar Rose Quartz "3, 2, 1!" 6 95
16 Flag of Oman.svg Oman Emaan & Vibeztheprod "Voices" 10 56
17 Flag of India.svg India Celina Sharma "Chalo" 4 110
18 Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine Nano "Perfect Melody" 14 43
19 Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia Sam & The Unbreakables "You're the One" 15 39
20 Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar Mougleta "Clown" 5 96

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 45 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Alex Aiono "Big Mistake" 4 162
02 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam Hoang Thuy Linh "Banh troi nuoc" 7 130
03 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan Astro Bunny "Zai ming wei weilai de bolang li" 15 82
04 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand TaitosmitH "Dang gub kieow" 24 56
05 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Alison Wonderland "Church" 5 159
06 Flag of Oman.svg Oman Emaan & Vibeztheprod "Voices" 20 69
07 Flag of India.svg India Celina Sharma "Chalo" 3 184
08 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia Zay "Cry in a Benz" 6 131
09 Flag of China.svg China Mr.Tyger "Tai ge" 16 82
10 Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar Mougleta "Clown" 8 123
11 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar Rose Quartz "3, 2, 1!" 9 110
12 Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait Ghaneema "You Got Me" 14 86
13 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Vidya Vox feat. Arjun "Diamonds" 2 188
14 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Thomston "Acid Rain" 13 90
15 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Javohir Sodiqov "Gapirma ko'p" 17 72
16 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Esther Eden "Blue Case" 21 69
17 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia Enguun "I'm in Love" 23 67
18 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Brooke Fraser "Magical Machine" 22 67
19 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Dreamcatcher "Scream" 1 196
20 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Narelle "Blue" 12 97
21 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Bleu Clair, Irsan & Devarra "Phone Call" 11 97
22 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Elizabeth Tan "Shh" 18 70
23 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan Mozhdah feat. Absolute "Hat idak bi idi" 19 70
24 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Serrini "Lady Grey" 26 16
25 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal Tika "Live and You Learn" 10 100
26 Flag of Laos.svg Laos Alexandra Bounxouei feat. Aleqs "I Believe" 25 37

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 Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh: Despite showing interest in returning in the contest, Bangladesh Television (BTV) announced that they would not return to the contest.
  • Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor: Radio-Televisão Timor Leste (RTTL) announced that the members of the delegation were moving onto other projects, and announced that they were withdrawing from the contest.
  • Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia: Tahiti Nui Television (TNTV) failed to confirm their participation within deadline and was forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq: Iraqi Media Network (IMN) announced the withdrawal of the country from the contest, because of the controversy surrounding their head of the delegation and the council.
  • Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives: It was confirmed that the broadcaster had not signed up to compete in the contest.
  • Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan: Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) announced that the country would not return due to a possible change in the delegation.
  • Flag of Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands: Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) announced they would not return to the contest
  • Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga: Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time and were fined by the council.
  • Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu: Vanuatu Broadcasting and Television Corporation (VBTC) failed to sign up to compete in the contest within the deadline, thus was fined and forced to withdraw.

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