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Own Asiavision Song Contest 27
Dates
Semi-finals date 6 September 2021
Final date 18 September 2021
Host
Venue Prince Charles Park, Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji
Presenter(s) Paulini
Rosette
Broadcaster Fiji Television
Participants
Entries 48
Debuting Flag of Christmas Island.svg Christmas Island
Returning Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh
Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia
Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea
Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam
Withdrawing Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia
Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati
Flag of Macau.svg Macau
Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine
Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar
Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
"Nedoslavyanka"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 27, often referred to as OASC #27, is the 27th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Nadi, Fiji, following the country's victory in the 26th edition with the song "Happy Hour" by Rosette. It was be the second time that Fiji had hosted the contest, having previously done so for the eighth edition. Organised by the Own Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and host broadcaster Fiji Television, the contest was held at the Prince Charles Park and Denarau Island Resort, and consisted of one quarter-final, two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Palini and Rosette.

Forty-eight countries participated in the contest. Christmas Island made its debut this edition. Bangladesh, French Polynesia, South Korea and Vietnam returned to the competition, while Afghanistan, Indonesia, Kiribati, Macau, North Korea, Palestine, Qatar and Tuvalu withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was Tajikistan with the song "Nedoslavyanka" performed by Manizha. This was country's first victory in the contest. Tajikistan became the second Central Asian country to win the contest after Uzbekistan in the twenty-second edition. The podium was completed by Philippines and Jordan. Bangladesh, Samoa and India rounded up the top 6. Christmas Island, which scored 17th achieved their best result to date. The host nation Fiji finished pre-last.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Fiji

Host City[]

Own Asiavision Song Contest 27 is located in Fiji
Nadi
Location of the host city.

Nadi is the third-largest conurbation in Fiji. It is located on the western side of the main island of Viti Levu, and had a population of 42,284 at the most recent census, in 2007. A 2012 estimate showed that the population had grown to over 50,000. Nadi is multiracial with many of its inhabitants Asians, Indian or Indigenous Fijians, along with a large transient population of foreign tourists. Along with sugar cane production, tourism is a mainstay of the local economy.

The Nadi region has a higher concentration of hotels and motels than any other part of Fiji. With its large Indo-Fijian population, Nadi is a centre for Hinduism and Islam in Fiji. It has the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere, and is a site for pilgrims called Sri Siva Subramaniya temple.

Nadi International Airport located 9 kilometres from the town, is the largest airport in Fiji. Thus, Nadi is the principal port of entry for air travellers to Fiji, even though it is on the opposite (western) side of the island of Viti Levu from the nation's capital and largest city, Suva.

Nadi has a tropical monsoon climate according to the Köppen climate classification, with hot temperatures year round. The city features a short dry season during the months of July and August, and a lengthy wet season covering the remaining months of the year. It receives substantially less precipitation than Suva on the windward side of Fiji.

Venue[]

Prince Charles Park is a stadium in Nadi, Fiji. The stadium has a nominal capacity of 18,000 people.

It currently hosts rugby union matches, football (soccer) matches, and special events. The venue hosted the final of the football Oceania Club Championship in 1999.

The park is home to the Nadi Rugby Union and Nadi Football Association. Govind Park has also hosted many international matches with teams from all continents. It has also hosted local football tournaments like the Fiji Fact, Battle of the Giants, and Inter District Championship. The ground is managed by the Nadi Town Council. Plans are underway to expand the nominal capacity to 30,000, making it the largest stadium in the Fiji Islands.

Denarau Island is a small private resort development on the western side of Viti Levu in the Republic of Fiji. The 2.55 km2 resort is reached via a short causeway over a creek and is located 5 km north west of the town Nadi and 10 km west of Nadi International Airport.

Denarau is known for its hotels and resorts, with the 18-hole Denarau Golf course as its centrepiece. The development includes international chains such as Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson, Westin, Sofitel and Wyndham (formerly Worldmark).

Denarau Marina is located in Denarau Island and provides sea transfer services to the island chains of the Mamanucas and the Yasawas.

Port Denarau, as well as containing Denarau Marina, is a shopping precinct with a variety of restaurants, a supermarket, bakery, hairdressers and tour operators.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 22 August 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. Fiji, Syria and Thailand also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam Baby Lalary "Fireball" Korean, Spanish, English 9 82
02 Flag of French Polynesia.svg French Polynesia Meari U "Moemoea" Tahitian, French 14 46
03 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Babymetal "BxMxC" Japanese, English 17 37
04 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Kuuro feat. Bianca "Waiting" English 4 104
05 Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq Dina "Qaysari" Sorani 19 27
06 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal TWK feat. Aidien "Let's Talk About" English 10 73
07 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan Arrlena "Er Kyrgyz" Kyrgyz 8 90
08 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa GLVES "Legacy" English 5 102
09 Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives Laisha Junaid "Hoadheytho manzileh" Maldivian 16 44
10 Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan Ugyen Lhendup feat. Beenu "Nyim dilay" Dzongkha 15 44
11 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan Dana Salah "Weino" Arabic 1 130
12 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia B. Altanjargal, D. Uuriintuya & D. Javkhaasaikhan "Mandakh nar" Mongolian 7 97
13 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea Sunmi "Tail" Korean, English 11 66
14 Flag of East Timor.svg East Timor Celya Brava "O primeiro" Portuguese, English 21 14
15 Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan Manizha "Nedoslavyanka" Russian, English[1] 3 121
16 Flag of Laos.svg Laos Sophie-Tith "J'aime ça" French 6 102
17 Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines Ylona Garcia "All That" English 2 121
18 Flag of Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands DJ Liamz, Taina Gee & Big Momma "Do U Feel Da Same" English, Pijin 18 34
19 Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen Siuzanna "Sila momenta" Russian 13 46
20 Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei Rizal Rasid "Cukup" Malay 20 15
21 Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan Farhat Orayev "Bulana bulana" Turkmen 12 55

Semi-final 2[]

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. Bahrain, China and Taiwan also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 Flag of India.svg India Ipsitaa "‎Solo laila" Hindi[2] 2 136
02 Flag of United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates Layla Kardan "Underwater" English 15 44
03 Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar Atlas Grey feat. Rose Mary "Break It All" English 12 58
04 Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait Zahed Sultan "I Want Her But I Don't Want Her" Arabic 18 24
05 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Joy Crookes "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" English 6 101
06 Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia Indradevi "Idols" Khmer, English 21 8
07 Flag of New Caledonia.svg New Caledonia Mickaël Pouvin "Nouvelle ère" French 10 77
08 Flag of Iran.svg Iran Amanda Delara "Soldier" English 9 77
09 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore Annette Lee "Crossroads" English 16 36
10 Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan Blood Cultures "Broadcasting" English 13 57
11 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Stereomiinds "Athmaye ma" Sinhala[3] 3 126
12 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong Jay Fung "Love Crime" Cantonese, English 11 62
13 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Chaii "Lightswitch" English 4 106
14 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea I-zak & Jokema "Asa sumba" English[4] 19 22
15 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia FWLR feat. Che'Nelle "Numb" English 8 87
16 Flag of Christmas Island.svg Christmas Island Jauhar "We've Got It" (Instrumental) 7 92
17 Flag of Oman.svg Oman Qurram Hussain "Dastaan" Urdu 17 30
18 Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga AFTRHR "Blooms" English 5 104
19 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia Mishaal "Mister Mister" English 14 45
20 Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu Vanessa Quai "Merdeka (Free West Papua)" English[5] 20 16
21 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Sogdiana "Mi amore" Russian[6] 1 143

Final[]

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

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Chaii "Lightswitch" English 12 107
02 Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal TWK feat. Aidien "Let's Talk About" English 21 68
03 Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia B. Altanjargal, D. Uuriintuya & D. Javkhaasaikhan "Mandakh nar" Mongolian 7 146
04 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan Sogdiana "Mi amore" Russian[7] 8 133
05 Flag of Christmas Island.svg Christmas Island Jauhar "We've Got It" (Instrumental) 17 86
06 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand Pimrypie "Yanakha" Thai 19 83
07 Flag of Taiwan.svg Taiwan Jolin Tsai "Karma" Mandarin 24 38
08 Flag of India.svg India Ipsitaa "‎Solo laila" Hindi[8] 6 153
09 Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga AFTRHR "Blooms" English 20 72
10 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Joy Crookes "Feet Don't Fail Me Now" English 4 173
11 Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa GLVES "Legacy" English 5 168
12 Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam Baby Lalary "Fireball" Korean, Spanish, English 18 85
13 Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan Manizha "Nedoslavyanka" Russian, English[9] 1 213
14 Flag of Iran.svg Iran Amanda Delara "Soldier" English 14 107
15 Flag of New Caledonia.svg New Caledonia Mickaël Pouvin "Nouvelle ère" French 22 66
16 Flag of China.svg China Lexie Liu "ALGTR" Mandarin, English 10 113
17 Flag of Laos.svg Laos Sophie-Tith "J'aime ça" French 11 110
18 Flag of Australia.svg Australia Kuuro feat. Bianca "Waiting" English 16 91
19 Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan Arrlena "Er Kyrgyz" Kyrgyz 13 107
20 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia FWLR feat. Che'Nelle "Numb" English 15 106
21 Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain Rooftop & Esraa Jay "Change" English 26 25
22 Flag of Philippines.svg Philippines Ylona Garcia "All That" English 2 203
23 Flag of Syria.svg Syria Dania "Cardamom Tea" English[10] 23 41
24 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka Stereomiinds "Athmaye ma" Sinhala[11] 9 131
25 Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji Mereani Masani & Dadiigii "Kumul susa" English, Tok Pisin 25 36
26 Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan Dana Salah "Weino" Arabic 3 181

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 Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan: Due to the ongoing conflict which led to the collapse of the internationally recognized Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 15 August 2021, the OABU Executive Board agreed to suspend the membership of Radio Television Afghanistan, as the channel shut down and general entertainment such as televisions and music were banned across the country. However, the country will be allowed to return with a new broadcaster.
  • Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia: Despite initially confirming their participation, the broadcaster decided to withdraw from the current edition in protest to Vanuatu’s entry that is about the liberation of the West Papua province that is currently part of Indonesia.
  • Flag of Macau.svg Macau: The broadcaster failed to state their intentions regarding the upcoming edition, thus not being present in the final list of participants.
  • Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea: Upon arrival home, the North Korean delegation had been sacked by the government due to the poor showing of the country after their return. A come back in the near future was not ruled out if a new head of delegation will be appointed.
  • Flag of Palestine.svg Palestine: The OABU Executive Board announced that the entry that was submitted by the broadcaster was rejected for breaking the rules of the contest. The broadcaster refused to submit a new song and therefore decided to withdraw.
  • Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar: The head of delegation announced their resignation and the country would not be participating.
  • Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu: The broadcaster failed to state their intentions regarding the upcoming edition, thus not being present in the final list of participants.

Associate members[]

  • Flag of the Cook Islands.svg Cook Islands: On 29 July 2021, Cook Islands Television announced their intention to debut in the twenty-seventh edition.
  • Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati: The broadcaster initially confirmed their participation in the contest and announced that they will finally send a new artist. However, some days later they announced their withdrawal for an undetermined amount of time and was demoted to associate broadcaster status until their return in the future.

Notes[]

  1. Contains one phrase in Tajik and words in Arabic
  2. Contains one repeated phrase and one word in English
  3. Contains two repeated lines in Hindi
  4. Contains words in Morobean Creole
  5. Contains one repeated word in Indonesian
  6. Contains one repeated phrase in Italian
  7. Contains one repeated phrase in Italian
  8. Contains one repeated phrase and one word in English
  9. Contains one phrase in Tajik and words in Arabic
  10. Contains two lines in Arabic
  11. Contains two repeated lines in Hindi

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