|Own Asiavision Song Contest 8|
|Final date||29 February 2016|
|Returning|| Iran |
|Withdrawing|| China |
|System||Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
"Why Not Love"
|Own Asiavision Song Contest|
Own Asiavision Song Contest 8, often referred to as OASC #8, is the 8th edition of the Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Suva, Fiji, following country's victory in the 7th edition with the song "By My Side" performed by Paulini. This is the first time that Fiji hosts the contest.
Twenty-seven countries participated in the eighth edition. The winner was Taiwan with the song "Why Not Love" by Rosie Yang and Ryan Yu which scored 151 points, winning by a record score and a margin of 42 points in front of Tajikistan. The podium was completed by Indonesia, which finished on the third place. Fiji, the host country placed 19th.
Location[edit | edit source]
For more details on the host country, see Fiji.
Host City[edit | edit source]
Suva is the capital and the second most populated municipality of Fiji, after Nasinu. It is on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Rewa Province, Central Division. In 1877, it was decided to make Suva the capital of Fiji when the geography of former main European settlement at Levuka on the island of Ovalau proved too restrictive. The administration of the colony was moved from Levuka to Suva in 1882.
Suva is Fiji's political and administrative capital. It is the largest and the most cosmopolitan city in the South Pacific and has become an important regional centre; students from the Pacific region and a growing expatriate community make up a significant portion of the city's population. Under authority of local government act Suva is governed and administratively looked after by Suva City Council.
At the 2007 census, the city of Suva had a population of 85,691. Including independent suburbs, the population of the Greater Suva urban area was 172,399 at the 2007 census. Suva, along with the bordering cities of Lami, Nasinu, and Nausori have a total urban population of around 330,000, over a third of the nation's population. This urban complex (not including Lami) is known also as the Suva–Nausori corridor.
Venue[edit | edit source]
Vodafone Arena is an arena in Suva, Fiji. The arena was constructed for the 2003 South Pacific Games that was held in Suva. Today, it is primarily used for netball and was intended to host the 2007 Netball World Championships, before Fiji's hosting of the event was cancelled in the wake of the military coup of 5 December 2006. The arena holds 4,000 people. It was previously known as the FMF Dome.
Events hosted: Oceania Karate Championship, Basketball U19 Championship, Netball Tests vs Silver Ferns, Samoa, PNG, Malawi, Northern Ireland, Oceania Futsal World Cup qualifiers: Concerts - UB40, The Laughing Samoans, Common Kings; Trade Shows - Fiji Showcase, Tadra Kahani, Awards Nights, Tertiary Exams, graduations & wedding receptions/birthdays/anniversaries.
Participating countries[edit | edit source]
Final[edit | edit source]
|01||Palestine||Noni||"Yo Te Veo"||17||48|
|02||Pakistan||Kamal Raja||"Lose Control"||16||48|
|03||United Arab Emirates||Azaroth||"The Winds of Mayhem"||25||8|
|04||Tajikistan||Mehrnigori Rustam||"Chinu Chin"||2||109|
|05||Saudi Arabia||Mashael||"Agoul Labbeh"||15||49|
|06||South Korea||Ladies' Code||"Kiss Kiss"||21||28|
|07||Singapore||The Sam Willows||"For Love"||5||98|
|08||Jordan||Diana Karazon||"Mazzika Hadya"||22||23|
|09||Japan||Miliyah Kato||"Future Lover"||14||50|
|10||Papua New Guinea||Mereani Masani||"Mangi Island"||27||6|
|11||Indonesia||Gamaliel Audrey Cantika||"Bahagia"||3||105|
|12||Taiwan||Rosie Yang & Ryan Yu||"Why Not Love"||1||151|
|13||Turkmenistan||Nazir Habibow||"Way way"||23||15|
|16||India||Vishal Dadlani & Shivi||"Lalla Lalla Lori"||6||84|
|17||Vietnam||Hoang Thuy Linh||"Crazy"||18||44|
|18||Australia||Kya||"What I Live for"||11||76|
|19||Thailand||Faye Fang Kaew||"Peacock"||9||79|
|21||Laos||Nout Indee||"Khon ni sai bor dee"||26||6|
|22||Nepal||Samriddhi Rai feat. Rohit John Chhetri||"Prayas"||24||14|
|23||Bhutan||Lekhanta||"Mai Chori Sundari"||8||80|
|25||Maldives||Sanam feat. Mira||"Yeh Vaada Raha"||20||32|
|26||North Korea||Lee Seung Chul feat. with-U||"The Day"||4||99|