Today is the ABU Song Festival 2013, a total of 15 countries will be taking part in the 2 hour showcase of music from across Asia and Oceania. The show is non-competitive and there is no limit on when a song must be released after, so all of the songs in today’s show are from the repertoire from the artists.
Where Is It?
The host city for this years contest is Hanoi in Vietnam, with the venue being the Hanoi Opera House. The contest will not have a public audience, the venue will be filled with delegates from the ABU as well as commercial sponsors and invited guests.
So Who’s Taking Part?
A total of 15 countries are taking part up from 11 countries in 2012. Debuting in this years contest are Brunei, Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Thailand.
So here is the running order of tonight:
- China – Zheng Qi Dou Yan feat. Splendid7 – Love Will Keep Us Together
- South Korea – Sistar – Give It To Me
- Singapore – Shabir – Maybe
- Japan – May’n – ViViD
- Malaysia – Alyah – Kisah Hati
- Iran – Mohsen Mirzadeh – Arman
- Hong Kong – Mag Lam – Shi Jian
- Indonesia – Putri & Shella – Mimpiku
- Kyrgyzstan – Tola Tursunaliev – The Power Of Love
- Sri Lanka – Sarith & Surith – Friends
- Australia – Justice Crew – Boom Boom & Everybody (Mashup)
- Vietnam – The Pentatonic & Van Mai Huong – Cao nguyên đá/Là anh đó
- Brunei – Qeez Idrus – Salahkah Aku
- Thailand – Kandy – The Dancing Arts of Thai Boxing
- Afghanistan – Shazhad Adeel – Ma Ba Tu’em
Where Can You Watch?
The show can be watched live on VTV 4 in Vietnam, all other broadcasters will be showing it on delay in the coming months. You can watch VTV4 live here, the show starts at 15:05 CET.
Who Are The Hosts?
The hosts of this years contest are Jamaica Dela Cruz, who was the co-host of the 2012 contest. She will be joined by Hong Phuc, who is a well known Vietnamese actor.