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Own Asiavision Song Contest 25
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Dates
Semi-finals date 23 February 2021
Final date 6 March 2021
Host
Venue Kaohsiung Arena, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Presenter(s) Abao
Broadcaster Taiwan Television
Participants
Entries 48
Returning Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia
Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga
Withdrawing Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong
Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar
Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka
Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Oman.svg Oman
"Let Me Know"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 25, often referred to as OASC #25, is the 25th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. It took place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, following G5SH and Lily's win in the 24th edition with the song "Limelights". It was the second time Taiwan had hosted the contest, having previously done so in the ninth edition. Organised by the Own Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and host broadcaster Taiwan Television, the contest was held at the Kaohsiung Arena, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Abao.

Forty-eight countries participated in the contest. French Polynesia and Tonga returned to the competition, while Hong Kong, Mongolia, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was Oman with the song "Let Me Know" performed by No Wyld. This was country's first victory, as well as top 10 placement. The podium was completed by United Arab Emirates and Iraq, which achieved its best result. Japan, Palestine and Pakistan, the latest one also equaling its best result, rounded up the top 6. Tuvalu managed to achieve a new best result after qualifying for the first time and placing 18th in the final. Kiribati also achieved their best result to date, despite failing to qualify to the final, placing 15th in the semi-final. The host nation Taiwan finished on the 13th place, being also the best scoring automatic qualifier of the edition. The edition marked the first time that French Polynesia failed to qualify for the final.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Taiwan

Host City[]

Own Asiavision Song Contest 25 is located in Taiwan
Kaohsiung
Location of the host city.

Kaohsiung City is a special municipality in southern Taiwan. It ranges from the coastal urban centre to the rural Yushan Range with an area of 2,952 km2. Kaohsiung city has a population of approximately 2.77 million people and is Taiwan's third most populous city and largest city in southern Taiwan.

Since founding in the 17th century, Kaohsiung has grown from a small trading village into the political and economic centre of southern Taiwan, with key industries such as manufacturing, steel-making, oil refining, freight transport and shipbuilding. It is classified as a "Gamma -" level global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network, with some of the most prominent infrastructures in Taiwan. The Port of Kaohsiung is the largest and busiest harbour in Taiwan while Kaohsiung International Airport is the second busiest airport in number of passengers. The city is well-connected to other major cities by high speed and conventional rail, as well as several national freeways. It also hosts the Republic of China Navy fleet headquarters and its naval academy. More recent public works such as Pier-2 Art Center, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts and Kaohsiung Music Center have been aimed at growing the tourism and cultural industries of the city.

Venue[]

The Kaohsiung Arena is an indoor sporting arena located in Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It is used to host indoor sporting events. It was used as a host to some of the indoor sporting events during the 2009 World Games. Local people give the nickname of Kaohsiung Arena as the Big Egg due to its shape and resemblance of an egg. Kaohsiung Arena was opened on 27 September 2008. Kaohsiung Arena covers an area of 57,037 m2 and has a capacity of 15,000 people. It stands to a height of 42 meters over 6 floors. It also features a 100,000 m2 open space adjacent to it.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 14 February 2021. 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. Twenty-one countries participated in each semi-final. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The forty-two 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[]

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. Laos, Tajikistan and Thailand also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan Sara "Jalaýja" 10 67
02 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan Tayar "El ghareeb" 12 60
03 Flag of Macau.svg Macau Kane Ao Leong feat. Romeu "Same Same" 16 51
04 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal Sushant KC & Foeseal "Phone ko number? (Utsav Remix)" 18 43
05 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Feder feat. Alex Aiono "Lordly" 7 78
06 Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia Liza Owen "Room Full of Boxes" 15 51
07 Flag of Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands Sean Rii & G-Rappah "Mamake" 14 51
08 Flag of Oman.svg Oman No Wyld "Let Me Know" 2 134
09 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam Hoang Thuy Linh "Duyen am" 8 75
10 Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait Flowerbxmb "Loving You Is Loving Art" 17 45
11 Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan Sonam Max Choki "Oie Handsome" 19 37
12 Flag of China.svg China Meiqi "Mute" 1 161
13 Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine Lina Makoul "3 Sneen" 3 124
14 Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor Chong Kwong "Salute" 13 52
15 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Jason Singh "Quicksand" 4 93
16 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan BirAi "Fake" 5 86
17 Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives Shalabee Ibrahim "Aadheys" 20 14
18 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Christine Anu & Greg Gould "Without You (DJ Buzz William Remix)" 9 72
19 Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga Eli Way & Emily Muli "Stuck" 21 13
20 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Talitha "Ineedsomeone" 6 81
21 Flag of Australia.svg Australia 3lau feat. Xira "Tokyo" 11 62

Semi-final 2[]

Twenty-one countries participated in the second semi-final. Indonesia, New Caledonia and Taiwan also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Secret Number "Got That Boom" 5 104
02 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan Graziella Schazad "La vie change" 21 23
03 Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines Keiko Necesario "Ready, Let Go" 16 42
04 Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen Balkan Beat Box feat. A-WA "Kum kum" 14 53
05 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia Rotana "Stuck in America" 9 65
06 Flag of Syria.svg Syria Wiz Kilo "Nocturnal" 18 35
07 Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu Kiriboy "We Are the Kanz" 10 63
08 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei Avery Fos "Desolate" 8 77
09 Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain Hanan Redha "Shafti ana" 17 38
10 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Hollaphonic feat. Xriss "Save Me" 1 133
11 Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia Vaimalama "Ton nom déjà" 12 57
12 Flag of India.svg India Jasmin Walia "Want Some" 7 91
13 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble "Chollima on the Wing" 11 58
14 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Sanjoy feat. Hazel Rose "Mumbae Bounce" 3 116
15 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Yurina Hirate "Dance no riyuu" 4 115
16 Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq Komsay "Em katet bash" 2 124
17 Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Abdullah Siddiqui feat. Natasha Noorani "Frontline" 6 97
18 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Dilnoz "Boravergin" 19 33
19 Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati Elijah L & Kiaitonga "Get Wild" 15 43
20 Flag of Iran.svg Iran Donya "Azizam" 20 29
21 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar Non Name "Yamanaka" 13 54

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 48 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan BirAi "Fake" 9 118
02 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Talitha "Ineedsomeone" 16 95
03 Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine Lina Makoul "3 Sneen" 5 139
04 Flag of Laos.svg Laos Ka Lia Universe & Kenny Logic "Nraug nas (Dear Love)" 17 94
05 Flag of India.svg India Jasmin Walia "Want Some" 11 114
06 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Christine Anu & Greg Gould "Without You (DJ Buzz William Remix)" 25 45
07 Flag of China.svg China Meiqi "Mute" 7 129
08 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Feder feat. Alex Aiono "Lordly" 15 96
09 Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Abdullah Siddiqui feat. Natasha Noorani "Frontline" 6 135
10 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam Hoang Thuy Linh "Duyen am" 22 72
11 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Secret Number "Got That Boom" 12 113
12 Flag of Oman.svg Oman No Wyld "Let Me Know" 1 196
13 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand Kratae Rsiam "Na Na (Mera pyar)" 14 97
14 Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq Komsay "Em katet bash" 3 173
15 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei Avery Fos "Desolate" 10 117
16 Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan Zulaykho Mahmadshoeva "Foida nadorad" 24 65
17 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Sanjoy feat. Hazel Rose "Mumbae Bounce" 8 122
18 Flag of New Caledonia.svg New Caledonia Tim Sameke "Pilou danser" 26 11
19 Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan Sara "Jalaýja" 19 89
20 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia Rotana "Stuck in America" 21 78
21 Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu Kiriboy "We Are the Kanz" 18 91
22 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Hollaphonic feat. Xriss "Save Me" 2 192
23 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Jason Singh "Quicksand" 20 79
24 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Agnez Mo "Fuckin' Boyfriend" 23 67
25 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan April Red "Nude Model" 13 99
26 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Yurina Hirate "Dance no riyuu" 4 158

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 has been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not.

  • Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong: The country was forced to withdraw following the permanent departure of its former Head of delegation.
  • Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia: The broadcaster announced the country would be withdrawing an hour after the confirmation deadline had passed.
  • Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand: The broadcaster failed to submit an entry by the deadline and thus was automatically withdrawn from the edition.
  • Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar: The broadcaster announced that they were taking a one edition break.
  • Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore: The broadcaster announced that they were taking a one edition break.
  • Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka: Although Nilusi was chosen as their representative, the broadcaster failed to confirm her entry by the deadline and thus was forced to withdraw from the edition.
  • Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu: The broadcaster failed to announce whether it intended to participate or not and thus it was fined by the council.

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