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Own Asiavision Song Contest 26
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Dates
QF date 3 June 2021
Semi-finals date 12 June 2021
Final date 19 June 2021
Host
Venue Sultan Qaboos Stadium, Muscat, Oman
Presenter(s) Mo Kheir
Tate McRae
Broadcaster Sultanate of Oman Television
Participants
Entries 51
Returning Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong
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
Withdrawing Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh
Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji
"Happy Hour"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 26, often referred to as OASC #26, is the 26th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. It took place in Muscat, Oman, following No Wyld's win in the 25th edition with the song "Let Me Know". It was the first time Oman had hosted the contest. Organised by the Own Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and host broadcaster Sultanate of Oman Television, the contest was held at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium, and consisted of one quarter-final, two semi-finals and the final. The four live shows were hosted by Mo Kheir and Tate McRae

Fifty-one countries participated in the contest. Hong Kong, New Zealand, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu returned to the competition, while Bangladesh, French Polynesia, South Korea and Vietnam withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was Fiji with the song "Happy Hour" performed by Rosette. This was country's second victory in the contest, the last one being in the seventh edition. Fiji also became the first Oceanian country to win the contest twice. The podium was completed by Syria, which equaled their best result achieved in the sixteenth edition and China. Taiwan, Thailand and Bahrain rounded up the top 6, with Bahrain achieving their best result as well as the first ever top 10 placement. The host nation Oman finished last. The edition marked the first time that Singapore failed to qualify for the final.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Oman

Host City[]

Own Asiavision Song Contest 26 is located in Oman
Muscat
Location of the host city.

Muscat is the capital city and is the most populated city in Oman. It is the seat of the Governorate of Muscat. According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the total population of Muscat Governorate was 1.4 million as of September 2018. The metropolitan area spans approximately 3,500 km2 and includes six provinces called wilayats. Known since the early 1st century AD as an important trading port between the west and the east, Muscat was ruled by various indigenous tribes as well as foreign powers such as the Persians, the Portuguese Empire, the Iberian Union and the Ottoman Empire at various points in its history. A regional military power in the 18th century, Muscat's influence extended as far as East Africa and Zanzibar. As an important port-town in the Gulf of Oman, Muscat attracted foreign tradesmen and settlers such as the Persians and the Balochis. Since the ascension of Qaboos bin Said as Sultan of Oman in 1970, Muscat has experienced rapid infrastructural development that has led to the growth of a vibrant economy and a multi-ethnic society. Muscat is termed as a Beta - Global City by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.

The rocky Western Al Hajar Mountains dominate the landscape of Muscat. The city lies on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman and is in the proximity of the strategic Straits of Hormuz. Low-lying white buildings typify most of Muscat's urban landscape, while the port-district of Muttrah, with its corniche and harbour, form the north-eastern periphery of the city. Muscat's economy is dominated by trade, petroleum, liquified natural gas and porting.

Venue[]

The Sultan Qaboos Stadium at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, also known locally as Boshar, is a government-owned multi-purpose stadium in the Boshar district of Muscat, Oman. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and also has facilities for athletics. The stadium originally had a capacity of over 40,000, but after recent renovations the capacity was reduced to 34,000 people. It is the home stadium of the Oman national football team. The Qaboos Stadium was used as the main stadium in the 2009 Gulf Cup of Nations, and was also used in the 1996 Gulf Cup competition. The Complex has strong security, in addition to over 10,000 parking slots.

The stadium hosted the 2018 Men's Asian Champions Trophy, a hockey tournament.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 4 June 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[]

Quarter-final[]

Ten countries participated in the quarter-final. Every country could vote, with the participants accounting for 50% of the results and the Rest of the World for the other 50% of the results.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan Kefaya & Elaha Soroor "Jama narenji" 10 82
02 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Saira "Bezori" 3 130
03 Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait R.A.D.A "Upside Down" 9 87
04 Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain Assala "Bent akaber" 4 123
05 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal Astha Tamang-Maskey "Disconnected" 7 104
06 Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan Budda Lhendup feat. Karma Wangyel "Azhi" 8 100
07 Flag of Iran.svg Iran Shab "What I Do" 6 110
08 Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives Vifak "Your Love" 5 117
09 Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga Noah Slee "Radar" 1 146
10 Flag of Syria.svg Syria Mona Haydar feat. Drea D'Nur "Suicide Doors" 2 141

Semi-final 1[]

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. Iraq, Japan and Oman also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Template:Zabbar Cassandra Micallef Hadd Iehor 13 54
02 Template:Victoria Alastors & Elastors You're Invited To The Party 17 27
03 Template:Birgu Lara Bontadini Obnoxious 4 116
04 Template:Ghajnsielem Maraga Bik 20 10
05 Template:Mqabba Tino Spiteri Tqabaddni D-Dwejjaq 6 100
06 Template:Santa Lucija Playing Kards Playing With Fire 15 49
07 Template:Zejtun Aiden Habibi 1 147
08 Template:Siggiewi Maghqudin L-imhabba Dejjem Terbah 12 57
09 Template:Cospicua Alja Like A Stone 11 73
10 Template:Floriana Shazalia Marroni Love @ 1st Sight 10 79
11 Template:Hamrun Antonio Buttigieg Kontroversji 14 49
12 Template:Catania Leonardo Acqua 5 113
13 Template:Zurrieq Xiko Zegleg 21 2
14 Template:Valletta The Indigos Marry The Casket 8 87
15 Template:Birkirkara RI.PETE Flimkien 18 21
16 Template:Mdina Quarterr Happy Hour 2 120
17 Template:Xaghra Damian You 16 41
18 Template:San Gwann Il-Burusi Disko 9 79
19 Template:Qrendi Mariah Agius Beginners 7 91
20 Template:Saint Julian's Veroski Altitude 19 19
21 Template:Attard PALAV Maybe Baby 3 116

Semi-final 2[]

Twenty-one countries participated in the second semi-final. Palestine, Pakistan and United Arab Emirates also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar May Madi & Sophia Everest "Yar yi" 6 97
02 Flag of Iran.svg Iran Shab "What I Do" 11 72
03 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Hoseah Partsch "Paper Planes" 4 112
04 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan Issam Alnajjar "Hadal ahbek" 14 44
05 Flag of China.svg China Su Yunying "Moment" 1 127
06 Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati Elijah L "Abaiang" 18 34
07 Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines Julie Anne San Jose "Free" 13 53
08 Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga Noah Slee "Radar" 7 95
09 Flag of Macau.svg Macau Kiccc "Control" 9 85
10 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal Astha Tamang-Maskey "Disconnected" 15 43
11 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand Kratae Rsiam "Wilisamala (Goddess)" 10 72
12 Flag of Syria.svg Syria Mona Haydar feat. Drea D'Nur "Suicide Doors" 5 102
13 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Lastlings "Out of Touch" 8 89
14 Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu Lintone feat. Demmy "Likatu Girl" 19 21
15 Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea Ri Kyong Suk "Nice to Meet You" 20 17
16 Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives Vifak "Your Love" 16 42
17 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei Muiz "Pretty" 17 40
18 Flag of India.svg India Anushqa "Something in Common" 3 114
19 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Saira "Bezori" 12 57
20 Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor Sanloco, Sinner & JBrilo98 "Acid Space" 21 12
21 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand So Below "Fear" 2 122

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 50 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand Kratae Rsiam "Wilisamala (Goddess)" 5 159
02 Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq Tayser Al Iraqia "Ala tareaa el zalam" 25 34
03 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Marvega feat. Karisha & Dasix "Rhythm of My Love" 7 151
04 Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Leo Kalyan "Focus" 21 77
05 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan Sheker "Sen özgöchösun" 12 125
06 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Lastlings "Out of Touch" 10 134
07 Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain Assala "Bent akaber" 6 153
08 Flag of Syria.svg Syria Mona Haydar feat. Drea D'Nur "Suicide Doors" 2 163
09 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar May Madi & Sophia Everest "Yar yi" 11 126
10 Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan Amalia "Aýdyň oňa" 13 125
11 Flag of India.svg India Anushqa "Something in Common" 18 98
12 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia Enguun "Kaleidoscope" 14 125
13 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Rosette "Happy Hour" 1 183
14 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Sandr Voxon & Tony Storm "Where Have You Been" 23 63
15 Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia Weird Genius feat. Sara Fajira "Lathi" 9 137
16 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Chanmina "Bijin" 24 48
17 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand So Below "Fear" 8 146
18 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan Jvna "Breakdown" 4 160
19 Flag of Macau.svg Macau Kiccc "Control" 17 102
20 Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga Noah Slee "Radar" 15 112
21 Flag of Oman.svg Oman Martin Eriksson feat. Clare Elise "Goodbye" 26 16
22 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa Hoseah Partsch "Paper Planes" 19 96
23 Flag of Laos.svg Laos Kin Aesis "We Are the Best" 22 74
24 Flag of China.svg China Su Yunying "Moment" 3 163
25 Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine Bashar Murad "Mashkara" 20 80
26 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea Leslie A'tahu "The Ritual" 16 108

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.

Active members[]

  • Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh: Despite intitially confirming participation for the Own Asiavision Song Contest 26, the head of the Bangladesh Television (BTV) have decided to withdraw their participation as they are currently focusing on other projects. A return in the next edition is yet to be discussed, but that has not been ruled out.
  • Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia: The country will not be present in the current edition due to scheduling issues, but a return next edition is confirmed.
  • Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea: The delegation responsible for country's participation in the contest didn't respond to the invitation that was sent by the OABU, therefore the country would not be present this edition.
  • Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam: The country announced its withdrawal from this edition due to some organization in the delegation.

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