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Own Asiavision Song Contest 18
Oasc18
Dates
Semi-finals dates 12 June 2018
Final date 29 June 2018
Host
Executive supervisor Mihai
Executive producer Jens
Host broadcaster PBS
Participants
Number of entries 42
Debuting countries French Polynesia French Polynesia
Samoa Samoa
Returning countries Japan Japan
Macau Macau
Withdrawing countries Bahrain Bahrain
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Solomon Islands Solomon Islands
South Korea South Korea
Vote
Voting system Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winning song Cambodia Cambodia
"Beautiful Art"
Own Asiavision Song Contest
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Own Asiavision Song Contest 18, often referred to as OASC #18, is the 18th edition of Own Asiavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Manila, Philippines, following the country's victory in the 17th edition with the song "Love Fades", performed by Hazel Faith. This is the first time that the country hosted the contest.

Forty-two countries participated in the eighteenth edition. The contest saw the return of Japan and Macau. French Polynesia and Samoa also made their debut appearance in this edition. Unfortunately, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands and South Korea have withdrawn from the competition. Despite originally confirming, India was forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline.

The winner was Cambodia with the song "Beautiful Art" performed by Nikki Nikki which scored 174 points, winning by a margin of 15 points in front of Bangladesh. The podium was completed by Myanmar, which finished on the third place. Philippines, the host country placed 8th.

LocationEdit

For more details on the host country, see Philippines.

Host CityEdit

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Manila
Location of the host city.
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. The city proper is home to 1,780,148 people in 2015, and is the historic core of a built-up area that extends well beyond its administrative limits. The term "Manila" is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area, the greater metropolitan area or the city proper. The officially defined metropolitan area called Metro Manila, the capital region of the Philippines, includes the much larger Quezon City and the Makati Central Business District. It is the most populous region of the country, one of the most populous urban areas in the world, and is one of the wealthiest regions in Southeast Asia. With about 71,000 people per square kilometer, Manila is also the most densely populated city proper in the world.

The City of Manila is located on the eastern shores of the Manila Bay. The Pasig River flows through the middle of the city, dividing it into the north and south. Manila is made up of 16 districts: Binondo, Ermita, Intramuros, Malate, Paco, Pandacan, Port Area, Quiapo, Sampaloc, San Andres, San Miguel, San Nicolas, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Mesa and Tondo. Manila is also made up of Six Congressional Districts that represents the city on the Lower House of the Philippine Congress.

VenueEdit

The Philippine Arena is a multipurpose indoor arena, a 140-hectare tourism enterprise zone. With a maximum seating capacity of 51,898, the Philippine Arena is the world's largest indoor arena. It is one of the centerpieces of the many centennial projects of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) for their centennial celebration on July 27, 2014. The legal owner of the arena is the INC's educational institution, New Era University.

In 2011, Korean firm, Hanwha Engineering and Construction won the contract to manage the construction of the Philippine Arena. Hanwha outbested bids from Filipino firm, EEI Corporation and Chinese firm, Jiangsu International.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Philippine Arena was done in August 17, 2011. Hanwha announced that it has completed the construction of the indoor arena on May 30, 2014. The venue was not formally inaugurated until almost two months later.

FormatEdit

Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 12 April 2018. The semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities.

The pots were calculated and are as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

From these pots, 18 countries were allocated to compete in each semi-final. The draw also determined which semi-final would be voted by each of the six automatic finalist countries.

Participating countriesEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Philippines, Taiwan and Yemen also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Cholpon Talipbek "Ishchu tebya" 7 87
02 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Ahlam "Malhofa le soutak" 15 35
03 New Zealand New Zealand Openside "I Feel Nothing" 1 139
04 Nepal Nepal The Redface feat. Aizen "Traveller" 13 46
05 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Ozoda "Ya habibi" 12 61
06 Samoa Samoa Aaradhna "Forever Love" 6 88
07 Iraq Iraq Shatha Hassoun "El donia ma saybash" 8 83
08 Indonesia Indonesia Kimokal feat. Neonomora "One" 10 79
09 Myanmar Myanmar Ah Moon "Little Butterflies" 2 112
10 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Akyş Saparow "Bilmen" 18 9
11 Bangladesh Bangladesh Jai Wolf feat. Mr Gabriel "Starlight" 5 92
12 Macau Macau Crossline "Zhongbai xiaoying" 9 81
13 Cambodia Cambodia Nikki Nikki "Beautiful Art" 3 103
14 Qatar Qatar Maizurah "Desert Life" 14 43
15 Syria Syria Samia Tawil "Pray" 16 32
16 Australia Australia No Frills Twins "Love Me Tender" 4 101
17 East Timor East Timor Qsruh "Hau hadomi o" 17 17
18 Laos Laos Xay Pacific feat. Nadine "Sud sai ta" 11 68

Semi-final 2Edit

Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Palestine, Singapore and Thailand also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Pakistan Pakistan Damia, Rizwan & Ahmad "Raat ka nasha" 13 53
02 Jordan Jordan Ferras "Coming Back Around" 6 90
03 Iran Iran Sirvan Khosravi "Bargard" 14 49
04 French Polynesia French Polynesia Eva Ariitai "Slow Down the River" 2 97
05 Brunei Brunei Haqiem Rusli, Aziz Harun & Alif "Meletop" 15 46
06 China China Priscilla Abby "Burn" 7 89
07 Fiji Fiji Tenelle feat. Fiji "Real One" 16 45
08 Malaysia Malaysia Aina Abdul "Reminiscing" 3 95
09 Japan Japan Tokyo Girls' Style "Water Lily" 11 65
10 Kuwait Kuwait Shams "Ateq esbaa" 17 41
11 Mongolia Mongolia Uka "Muruudul bid hoyor" 8 80
12 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka M.I.A. "Borders" 5 92
13 Tonga Tonga Leilani Wolfgramm "Love Is Ours" 9 80
14 Afghanistan Afghanistan Mozhdah feat. Kresnt "Feathers" 1 117
15 Vietnam Vietnam Huong Tram "Van luon cho mong" 10 71
16 North Korea North Korea Chun-hyok Kang feat. 3MM "A Story" 18 17
17 Tajikistan Tajikistan Tahmina Niyazova "Ty ne dostoin menya" 4 94
18 Oman Oman Alban Berisha feat. Clare Elise "Need Me" 12 56

FinalEdit

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 42 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Philippines Philippines Jiggly Caliente feat. Sharon Needles "I Don't Give a Fuck" 8 100
02 Samoa Samoa Aaradhna "Forever Love" 16 83
03 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Cholpon Talipbek "Ishchu tebya" 15 84
04 Bangladesh Bangladesh Jai Wolf feat. Mr Gabriel "Starlight" 2 159
05 Mongolia Mongolia Uka "Muruudul bid hoyor" 23 60
06 Tonga Tonga Leilani Wolfgramm "Love Is Ours" 12 87
07 Iraq Iraq Shatha Hassoun "El donia ma saybash" 17 81
08 Singapore Singapore Jean Tan "Crowns" 11 90
09 Tajikistan Tajikistan Tahmina Niyazova "Ty ne dostoin menya" 9 99
10 Cambodia Cambodia Nikki Nikki "Beautiful Art" 1 174
11 Jordan Jordan Ferras "Coming Back Around" 22 65
12 French Polynesia French Polynesia Eva Ariitai "Slow Down the River" 13 87
13 Taiwan Taiwan A-Mei "Withdrawal Symptoms" 24 60
14 Australia Australia No Frills Twins "Love Me Tender" 6 116
15 China China Priscilla Abby "Burn" 14 84
16 Vietnam Vietnam Huong Tram "Van luon cho mong" 18 79
17 Indonesia Indonesia Kimokal feat. Neonomora "One" 7 114
18 Afghanistan Afghanistan Mozhdah feat. Kresnt "Feathers" 25 60
19 Yemen Yemen Eyal Golan feat. Vivo "Goda Boba" 26 53
20 Malaysia Malaysia Aina Abdul "Reminiscing" 20 71
21 Macau Macau Crossline "Zhongbai xiaoying" 10 96
22 Myanmar Myanmar Ah Moon "Little Butterflies" 3 135
23 Thailand Thailand My Life As Ali Thomas "Cordelia" 19 76
24 Palestine Palestine Lina "I Wore It Better" 5 123
25 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka M.I.A. "Borders" 21 69
26 New Zealand New Zealand Openside "I Feel Nothing" 4 131

Other countriesEdit

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.

  • Bahrain Bahrain: It was announced that Bahrain would not participate at least until new changes will occur in the management of their broadcaster.
  • Bhutan Bhutan: Despite speculation surrounding their participation, it was later confirmed that the broadcaster had refused an invitation of participation.
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong: Hong Kong had originally confirmed their participation in the contest but due to RTHK's failure to submit an entry resulted in their withdrawal.
  • India India: The broadcaster confirmed their participation but later withdrew due to unknown circumstances.
  • Maldives Maldives: It was confirmed that Maldives would not return to the contest this edition.
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia had originally planned to participate in the contest. Later they decided to withdraw.
  • South Korea South Korea: KBS announced country's withdrawal for this edition.
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea: The country withdrew due to a lack of time. A return next edition is very likely.
  • Solomon Islands Solomon Islands: The broadcaster failed to give any information regarding their participation before deadline.

See alsoEdit