Show planned for March 2017

Show planned for March 2017

In an interview with ESC Daily Paul Clarke has revealed more details about the plans for the first Asiavision Song Contest in 2017.

It has been revealed that the first contest is planned to be held in March of 2017 with a total of 12 countries for the first years contest. Mr Clarke said that semi finals would be introduced to the contest in future editions. Furthermore he hopes for the future that the contest would include nations all the way from Qatar and the UAE in the east to Tahiti in the west.

Mr Clarke said that:

It could be really diverse and really exciting and we hope one day that you’re watching it here.

The new details from Paul Clarke of SBS and Blink TV brings the potential number of competing countries in the contest up significantly to 68. The full list of eligible countries now is as follows:

  • Afghanistan
  • American Samoa
  • Armenia
  • Australia (Host nation for 2017)
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis & Fatunua
  • Yemen

Source: ESC Daily