Konnichiwa, Japan! Ni hao, China! And xinh chao, Vietnam! The Eurovision Asia Song Contest — the long-anticipated spinoff of Eurovision — is finally happening.

On Friday organisers behind the event unveiled their official web site — EurovisionAsia.tv — along with a slick promo video that melds footage from Eurovision (fans will recognise Jamala, Måns Zelmerlöw and Sanja Vucic, among others) with imagery from Asia. This is some fusion cuisine that we are ready to devour!

“We are taking the biggest live televised music show – Eurovision – to the biggest music audience in the world,” organisers write on their web site. “Countries from the Asia-Pacific region will be able to compete in their own version of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time.”

“Each country will showcase their songwriting and performing talent to Asia and the world and compete to be crowned the winner of the first ever Eurovision Asia Song Contest.”

A blue and purple caption explains that the “Eurovision Asia Song Contest will closely resemble the Eurovision Song Contest”.

Up to 20 countries will compete in an annual grand final.

Among them, we expect to see the likes of Japan, the second biggest music market in the world after the United States, and South Korea, which has exported its unique brand of pop music, affectionately dubbed K-pop, all over the world. Australia, Vietnam, Thailand — we are ready to feel your sound!

Why isn’t “Eurovision Asia” just “Asiavision”?

In the aftermath of the reveal, Eurovision fans have been asking an understandable question: Why not just call it “Asiavision”?

The problem is that The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union — the region’s equivalent to the European Broadcasting Union — runs a news service called Asiavision.

It’s a well-established entity — launched in 1984 — that operates in more than 30 countries, supplying news to networks including CCTV in China, ABS-CBN in the Philippines and VTV in Vietnam.

Who is organising Eurovision Asia?

Australia’s Blink TV — a comedy, entertainment and music production company — is one of the key stakeholders behind the competition.

It has produced a variety of acclaimed programming, from quiz shows to long-form comedy series, and has worked with media brands including the UK’s Channel 4, Sweden’s SVT and Denmark’s DR. Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Tina Arena — they’ve all worked creatively with Blink.

But you guys will know the outfit best for their work at Eurovision, which has resulted in three Top 10 finishes in as many tries, including a jury win for Dami Im back in 2016. They recently produced the Eurovision Top 40 Songs special for SBS Australia.

“Our big vision is to bring the Eurovision brand to Asia, with the support of SBS and the EBU,” Blink TV’s Paul Clarke said over the summer, after securing major investment from Roadshow Films. “Roadshow has a strong track record of successfully releasing entertainment projects through Northern Asia.”

You may recognise Paul from the Eurovision green room, where he sat alongside the likes of Dami Im.

Eurovision Asia Song Contest

In March 2016 SBS and the EBU announced a joint-deal to establish an Asiavision Song Contest in 2017 with the first contest being held in Australia. Asiavision is still just a tentative name.

SBS has also been in talks with broadcasters in China, South Korea and Japan. The talks revealed a series of obstacles, including political tensions between the region’s three big music markets. Chinese law actually prohibits the broadcast or streaming of South Korean pop music and entertainment. That bold move came in response to South Korea’s deployment of THAAD — the United States’ Terminal High Altitude Area Defence missile system.

The host city and country for the event have not yet been decided, despite earlier plans for Australia to host the inaugural edition. China was subsequently revealed as the host of the first edition, though it seems plans have changed. Clarke revealed in an interview that he was in talks with Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore to host the show.

Are you excited about the Eurovision Asia Song Contest? Any acts or countries you’re dying to see compete? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Ralph
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Ralph

I thought OUR SONG would be the Eurovision of Asia. Until this news props up. Herregud! I dont like the name of the contest Eurovision Asia that even includes the non-Asian in the contest. Here we go again! I defy Australia and those Asian countries (i.e. Azerbaijan) participating the Eurovison every year. Now? Eurovison Asia which includes the Oceanian countries? Hello?

Captain
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Captain

Australia
South Korea
Japan
Malaysia
Indonesia
Singapore
Brunei
New Zealand
Thailand
Philippines
Sri Lanka
India
Bangladesh
Turkey
Macau
China
Vietnam
HongKong
Afghanistan
Kazakhstan

Jason
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Jason

I think definite participants in the first edition will be:
Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
Possible entrants:
Cambodia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Qatar, Russia (largest country in Asia), Sri Lanka, Turkey (seems to have left Eurovision for good now), UAE
Whether Hong Kong and Taiwan/Chinese Taipei will enter separately is debatable.

Jason
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Jason

Just checked Iraq, Lebanon, UAE are not members of the ABU. So maybe Afghanistan, Myanmar and Pakistan instead?

Desfolhada
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Desfolhada

Macau?

#Bengali #TeamBangladesh
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#Bengali #TeamBangladesh

Bangladesh ftw.

Dominique king
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Dominique king

I am so excited for this. It is great that we will be able to hear many different artists from Asia competing. I wish them all well and good luck.

DyGh
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DyGh

Shouldn’t it be called something like Pacifasiavision

ok maybe not

Zebb
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Zebb

Doesn’t it sound ridiculous for asians to have a ‘eurovision’ in title? Were there better suggestions that didn’t make it, except of taken asiavision?

Quite excited to see how this will happen.

Bella
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Bella

With all the talk about Middle East participating in the contest it has me thinking that this will be good for the Middle East! I predict that if some of those countries participate it will open up the Middle East to many new things and new ideas! I could be wrong but I think it could be incredible if they participated 🙂

Now I’m just waiting for Afrovision and Amerivision (North and South + Island countries) to happen!!

Carin Trano
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Carin Trano

Their is going to be an African song contest in November 2017! 🙂 this edition will be hosted in Accra-Ghana! It will have the exact same format as ESC 🙂 it is called AfriMusic Song contest 🙂

Bella
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Bella

That is so cool!! I didn’t know that so thanks for telling me! 🙂 🙂

Osterreich
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Osterreich

Huge Chinese, Indian and Filipino diaspora so….

Aj
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Aj

…So either of those country will be like Poland come voting time!? Haha

Aj
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Aj

Been following ESC for ages now and I can’t wait to see this. I hope my home county Philippines will join. Philippines has abundance of great singers and there’s no doubt Filipino artists can sing live come competition night! ?

Josie Rizal
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Josie Rizal

Its a song contest though not just singing 😉

Aj
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Aj

? Lol of course I know that but in the end of the day, who perfoms and sings the song well tend to do better than just spectacles, lightlings, productions, fireworks etc.

abc
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abc

I don’t care about women rights, because women have a voice, I care about the voiceless, the animal rights. Does China still has the Yulin Festival? Please search at least for 5 seconds.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Kasia Mos is that you?

abc
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abc

No, is it funny?

Aria
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Aria

Maybe it’s Isabell Oestrebus

This is for the voiceless??

Daniel
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Daniel

Are you Cassandra?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I hope the Arab countries stay out of this considering how backward they are socially. Also, I hope there will be a televote.

langki
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langki

xenophobia has no place in eurovision too. i hope you stay out.

Kinie
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Kinie

though i think it’s weird, many of these countries are anti lgbt

Kinie
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Kinie

Lol south korea is gonna smash the other countries so hard.

#Bengali #TeamBangladesh
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#Bengali #TeamBangladesh

Just wait and see until Bangladesh wipes the floor with everyone else.

Kinie
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Kinie

Lol south korea is smash the other countries so hard.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

I hope Australia will host it first. They’ve been watching Eurovision for decades now so they know what makes it a great show. No offense to South Korea but their ABU TV Festival was boring..! would rather watch a Kpop music program honestly.

Hada
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Hada

Hoping for Eurovision America (and I mean America the whole continent, not just the U.S. and Canada)

AngieP
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AngieP

That would be interesting!

Me.
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Me.

There was one! OTI Festival. It’s gone though (oh, and the U.S. won twice). I kinda just want one where the American states participate.

Melissa A Kutcher
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Melissa A Kutcher

If Asiavision were to happen,this competition would be better suited for Turkey and Lebanon. Turkey in EASC won’t have to worry about automatic qualifying big a Big 5, at least for the first year. As for Lebanon, their artists will get a chance to shine without Israel in the competition.

Jurgis
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Jurgis

Hope Australia will be kicked out and stick to where it really belongs – Asia Pacific region

Kinie
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Kinie

ikr? what’s gonna happen to them?

Stephen
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Stephen

Without Australia the comp won’t happen.

Manuel Moreira
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Manuel Moreira

Hmm since some of these countrirs censor a lot of contents and so on we are bound for a contest where signs of diversity, lgbt, feminine freedom and so on will be lacking :/

Azaad
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Azaad

Probably won’t happen, although the Asia Pacific region is better than elsewhere on the continent. But that’s another reason why I hope Australia gets to continue with ESC.

Pavel
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Pavel

Belarus is not? We are always in the soul in Asia. We can sing for the islands of Papua.)

Robyn Gallagher
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The countries eligible for Eurovision Asia span 11 time zones – almost half the world! For example, when it’s 11pm in Auckland, it’s 3pm in Dubai. So there’s no way that the contest would work as a live broadcast.

They’d probably have to use some sort of voting system like what JESC does, with juries and online pre-votes.

I’m so interested with how this will work. There’s a lot of chatter about K-pop, but obviously there’s no much more to the Asia-Pacific region than pop from South Korean. Hopefully the show will expose audiences to different genres of music.

Jo
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Jo

I’m not confident that those Middle-Eastern countries will participate. Maybe Turkey and Lebanon, but other countries like UAE and Qatar won’t show the whole contest to the public (at least not “everything”).

Frisian ESC (jr)
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Frisian ESC (jr)

I think you’re mistaken in that. Qatar and uae are a bit like azerbaijan and would probably throw in much efforts to win so they can show off their countries.

Jonas
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Jonas

Frisian – well, Qatar stole the 2022 World Cup through bribery and Azerbaijan are known cheaters at the Eurovision, so I guess the real competition is “who has the most money”? Sad.

Jo
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Jo

well, I just did a small research on Wikipedia about women’s rights and I have to disagree.
However, I do believe that they will make efforts to win just like Azerbaijan did (2009-2013).

Jonas
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Jonas

The whole logistical nightmare of this is so ambitious that it makes me wonder about BlinkTV and how they will handle it. Do they really have the capabilities?

I think maybe we are imagining this on a par with the modern day Eurovision, and perhaps those expectations are a bit unrealistic.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Yeah I wonder how this is gonna work with the timezone differences. Asia is just so big and vast there’s Middle East, South-East, Eastern mainland and Oceania(AUS & NZ). I hope the nearby Pacific Island countries will compete as well like Fiji, Samoa and New Guinea so I can hear some tropical inspired music.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I feel like it’ll be broadcast live when it’s 8-9PM in the Singapore time zone as 90% of the participants will live there. I can’t see the Arab countries participating: too conservative. Televoting is ESSENTIAL, otherwise the contest will never take off. The public wants to be involved.

Me.
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Me.

It’ll likely just be everything East of and including India.

Azaad
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Azaad

@Robyn

If this contest were to materialise, there is no way that the Middle East, South or even Central Asia would be allowed to participate- especially as the first group can make the case for ESC participation. It seems like it would be just be for East/South East Asian countries. Otherwise the political chaos of having these countries participate would make Ukraine and Russia look like Greece and Cyprus.

AngieP
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AngieP

Ok, I have to say I haven’t thought about it!!

How can they broadcast it live with all these time zones?
Thanks @Robyn for pointing that out.

Frisian ESC (jr)
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Frisian ESC (jr)

I’m already curious to what a country like mongolia would send.

Polina
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Polina

I’ve been really into Mongolian pop music. They have an extremely interesting and also diverse pop scene. “Sarnaas zuugdsen ohin” by Kiwi is probably my favorite song ever from Mongolia. 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clSSAeJUqeQ

beccaboo1212
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I hope this doesn’t kick Australia out of the regular Eurovision Song Contest. I’m also hoping that the minimum age for the Asian version is 16 like the regular Eurovision. Not only that, but do you know that Japanese group EXILE? One of their members, Atsushi Sat?, is currently on vacation in North America, trying to find ways for EXILE to become known worldwide. Atsushi’s one the front singers of EXILE, along with Takahiro Tasaki. Atsushi is set to return to EXILE in January 2018, so this would give him and his duet buddy Takahiro to record their entry in… Read more »

beccaboo1212
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I meant: “This would give him and his duet buddy Takahiro time to record their entry.”

Dew
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Dew

I don’t think my country is gonna compete ‘cuz China is in this.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

If China has problems with so many countries then they’ll probably have to stay out unless they find a compromise.

AngieP
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AngieP

Oh, sorry!
I also want to mention the situation in the middle east, to which many of you refer in the comments. There’s even more tension in the region, some countries are at war there.
If it’s Eurovision Asia it can’t be only the East part of Asia and Australia? You can’t have only China, Japan, Thailand and some other countries of the region.

AngieP
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AngieP

It’s so exciting! I’d love to watch artists from Asia, the music they have there, discover singers! It will be a whole different and unique thing! However, I’m sceptical and I have some questions: 1) Will Australia participate to Eurovision or go to Eurovision in Asia? Obviously it can’t be in both contests. It may not be in Asia, but it’s close to Asia, it’s near the region. 2) Is a contest like this possible? I don’t know how it is going to work in terms of the relationship among the countries. For example “Chinese law actually prohibits the broadcast… Read more »

Jo
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Jo

1. Yes, it’s Australia’s idea.

2. Well, If Armenia and Azerbaijan managed, I believe China and South Korea can participate since the relationship between these two are far more positive.

I think this “Asianvision” won’t be like Eurovision. There won’t be much interaction between the participants before the contest. Also, the competition will probably be much tougher (If the idea works, ofc).
Politics could also get much more involved, like with the ongoing “South China Sea situation”.

The Anders
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The Anders

Well. Looking forward to see how this evolves. But how do they define Asia? With the Middle East too?

Lachlan
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Lachlan

They classify it as members of the ABU. So there are 42 countries who are invited; this includes countries in the Middle East such as Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Olexandra_ua
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Olexandra_ua

Hope, that Australia will continue to compete in ESC, In either way, gonna miss them so much

Stephen
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Stephen

If it takes of Australia will only do the Asia pacific, but for now we will support both.

Kris
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Kris

Can somebody tell me if India will participate?? And if there will be a language rule applied??

Half of the Asians don’t speak English anyway….and India doesn’t have a great English music scene

Mae
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Mae

I don’t really like this Idea… It’s like a copy of the Eurovision Song Contest, especially when it is called “Eurovision Asia”. I would hate it , if this all became a world contest…
Over 60 years of tradition must stay like ist is … Thats my oppinion.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

You realize that nothing about the Eurovision will change?

Josie Rizal
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Josie Rizal

No one is forcing you to watch the Asian version. Keep in mind that the Eurovision that you followed for 60 years is still there for you. It’s not going to change or stop.

Craig
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Craig

I never thought this would see the light of day. But I’m very pleased to be proved wrong

D
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D

Hopefully this will get Australia out of Eurovision

olvresc
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olvresc

HOPEFULLY!!!!!

Olivier
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Olivier

why do you hate australian’s so much…

Nika
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Nika

Russia is only partly in Asia…

Nika
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Nika

Sorry, I meant it as a reply to Rectangle

Amor A.
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Amor A.

I feel so alive! Thank you to all the people who actually made this happen!

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

Y E S ugh finally!!!!!!! ik this is like the first time I’ve ever been happy about australia on this site I am so ready, so hyped, so here for this one of the best things about eurovision is that the national selection processes introduce you to a lot of cool but mostly unknown artists that would be nearly impossible to find otherwise (like alva, gabi toth, panivalkova, liis lemsalu, amina sewali, daniel levi etc. etc.) … now imagine a japanese, hk, singaporean, or even a saudi national final and all of the hidden talent there oh my lordddd I… Read more »

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

here is the link for afrimusic btw it actually looks very legit
https://www.ceprsvpsolutions.com/contact-us

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

okay i did some sleuthing and it looks excitinggggg like artists from 13 countries have already registered, there are pretty big celebrities like Ameyaw Debrah behind it, and the production company (Vertical Limit) that’s in charge of the South African Music Awards and the African Fashion International is going to be involved somehow

Robyn Gallagher
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This is an online competition, not part of the Eurovision family 🙂

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Read on wikipedia (reliable?) that Singapore is hosting the contest this year. So,there you have it. 🙂

Robyn Gallagher
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It doesn’t say this anymore. When the host country is confirmed, the ABU will announce it through their official website.

Stephen podesta
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Stephen podesta

Leave China out, they are thorn in everyone’s side.the fact that they don’t even have a venue yet is problematic, blink TV does not have the money for this and without the money it won’t happen. It will not work because unlike Europe political tensions in this part of the world are worse, can you imagine China not winning and losing to Japan etc.. World War 3 would happen, also the music is is not transportable. I will believe it when I see it.

Daniel
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Daniel

Honestly, I think people are getting so caught up with the semantics of the name. ‘Eurovision’ does indeed have the prefix ‘Euro’ coming from ‘Europe’, but I feel that the term ‘Eurovision’ has transcended its etymological meaning and now has a significance of its own. To me, ‘Eurovision’ doesn’t mean ‘European Vision’, but rather ‘international song contest of wonder, joy, and occasionally sass’.

Jonas
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Jonas

Well…actually “Eurovision” doesn’t even refer to the song contest exclusively – it was/is the broadcast network that carried the show to the whole continent, and there is much more to it than just the annual Eurovision Song Contest. If you were watching the recent World Athletic Championships from London, you would have seen the Eurovision logo all along the trackside, for example.

If this Asia contest is carried by the Eurovision network, then the title makes sense.

kenna
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kenna

It’d be great to see all of them competing. Asia is such a diverse continent musically, I think it’d be great to see them.

Jonas
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Jonas

Can Azerbaijan be moved to this new contest too, please?

I’d like to see them mess with China, North Korea in the same way as they cheated their way to victory in Europe.

azaad
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azaad

Actually the fact that Blink TV rather than SBS are the Australian stakeholders suggests that Australia can continue with esc!

Jonas
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Jonas

Hm, they’ll probably be competing in both contests – which makes it all the more ridiculous.

Efraim
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Efraim

When the talk about an Asiavision Song Contest started, it was speculated that the winning country would receive a guest slot in the ESC, so maybe this will be Australia’s qualifying ticket from now on.

Azaad
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Azaad

What’s so bad about that? Don’t some Eastern European countries do ESC and Turkivision too?

Cafe
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Cafe

My hope is only one… make TVRI great again

Loin de La Bas
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Loin de La Bas

Oh dear, we don’t know if we ever gonna see that day. TVRI never updated their program since the 70s lol BUT, no worries. RCTI, Metro TV, MNCTV are also full members of the Asia-Pasific Broadcasting union..So i hope one of them would wanna go forward and send a participant!

Ron
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Ron

Loved seeing Iveta in the promo clips. Ughhh I wish she opens the Asiavision with Lovewave.

Napaw
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Napaw

So, first of all: They are certainly not going with the brand name “Asiavision” ? I have to admit that I’ve kind of already gotten used to it already :/ Honestly, it would be a much more suitable name than EUROvision Asia.

Second: I believe we can all agree that South Korea will pretty much be Asia’s Sweden in this competition. Considering the incredible success and fame K-Pop idols experience all over Asia, I see no chance for the rest of the acts to keep up with them (if South Korea decides to go with K-Pop idols, of course).

Gorilla716
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Gorilla716

Does this mean that Australia will no longer participate in Eurovision?

Autumn 1993
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Autumn 1993

As much as I love Jamala and Salvador, enough is enough. Next year we need a summer hit otherwise Eurovision Asia will be above Eurovision. Imagine Psy-‘Gangnam Style’, Asia will crush us if we don’t wake up from this melancholia (1944…Amar pelos dois).

Lori
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Lori

You’re actually implying the asian music scene is only about things like PSY and summer hit type of songs lol as an asian you’re sooo clueless, we love ballads and love to sing them, and kpop can have ballads too. Do some research about asian music scene before spitting nonsense.

Lori
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Lori

and i mostly bet this will flop, because everyone prefers the original, europe is always superior in asia.

Lori
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Lori

You can only be crushed if you sing hit dance songs… ? you know nothing about good music. I’m actually laughing because you’re so scared XD i didnt know some europeans had such low self esteem. My gosh, go to the club and put britney spears on, weirdo.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Godney Jeansus Spearit’s bonus tracks alone destroy your fave’s entire discography so don’t try to use her to shade.

Lori
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Lori

It really doesnt, especially if you see her on stage as i did recently LOL not trying to shade, if this hurts your feelings then im sorry, truth hurts.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

It’s obvious that this Eurovision Asia will have more uptempo songs. Just remember that the public in 2016 voted for Sergey Lazarev anyway, so next year we should have a banger winner!

Lori
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Lori

it’s a country that is closer to asia..it’s normal. and no it will not have more uptempo songs, that would be the case with south america, not asia. but youll see

Evan
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Evan

As long as people keep voting for singers/their background stories/ countries/stagings in ESC ….there is no way for ESC to expand.

A winning song with longevity can only help Eurovision grow. Not songs winning due to sympathy votes.

langki
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langki

sympathy votes wont make a song win(Poland 2015, hello?), as much as some people are still butthurt about their acts not winning. As long as people keep voting for their neighbors, there’s no way for ESC to expand.

langki
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langki

Fortunately this year, a song with longevity won for the first time in years, not clown acts that are used to winning thanks to their neighbors voting for each other, but no one whines about that…hypocrites.

Áustria
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Áustria

That’s cool. But please don’t call it EuroVision-Asia. I already can see Eurovision and Eurovision-Asia become semifinals for WorldVision.

Jonas
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Jonas

I would hate that. It would seem like the actual Eurovision was only a heat, and that would take away from the winner’s victory, especially if it went on to lose at a “WorldVision”…I hope that is not part of whatever grand scheme the EBU are cooking up.

azaad
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azaad

It’s Asia Pacific so the Middle East and South Asia will be left out- good for Israel (which as an Asian nation would be a choice to compete than Australia). Honestly, so many of these countries are conflict prone and have such big human rights issues that organising a fair and open competition would be hard (Europe just about manages it due to more developed human rights laws, and even then it gets messy). I’m all for any country doing ESC, but just expand one successful contest rather than try to create what is likely to be a inferior one.… Read more »

Toinousse
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Toinousse

People will cry in any case: if you extend eurovision people will cry that it’s not about europe anymore and if you create a spinoff people cry about other reasons such the ones you stated. Let them try, they’re professionnals, they are integrating political issues in this, and if it doesn’t work out, then it will disappear, that’s it no reason to freak out.

James
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James

Consideirng next year, we’ll have the Asian Games happening, we can safely assume that politics won’t make a dent on anything pan-regional.

ESC84
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ESC84

Israel is not that important in Asia.
It will not be fair by letting one country in and many countries out.
And, Israel is more Europe than Asia anyway.

Lori
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Lori

korea and japan have no interest in competing with europe, they have their own market which sells way more than famous american singers around the world and have concerts sold out in europe and america, i’m talking about kpop and jpop. It’s all about money and views and they know they dont need this show to have more success, IN FACT itd be a waste of money and creation of drama. No way they’re gonna put their energy on this imitation show

Lori
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Lori

another thing is, music wise, korea feels superior to most of these countries and on the same level as american music scene so if they were to compete they’d do it with europe and usa lol

Stephen
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Stephen

Kpop is big in Korea only, so whoever they send cannot be Kpop singers, this is about the song and how it is sung, Kpop do not have good singers so don’t count your eggs before they hatch

Archie
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Archie

I do hope they don’t call Eurovision now , Eurovision Europe, I just know this will flop. Wait till 5 years in….

Toinousse
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Toinousse

Why would they change the name? It doesn’t make sense. People are freaking out for all sorts of stupid reasons.

Autumn 1993
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Autumn 1993

I’m very optimistic about Eurovision Asia, and they don’t need 60 years to do it right.
Eurovision as we know it is very young.