The ABU Radio Song Festival is now a gala event and not a competitive contest. Last friday the 2014 event took place, with a top.5 expected to be selected by a jury, however after contacting the Australian representative we have found out that the contest is now a gala.
In 2012 when the ABU Radio Song Festival was first held a jury scored the acts creating a top.5 who in turn received prizes for their result. The change to a gala event means that the jury is no longer used and that it becomes like its sister event the ABU TV Song Festival which is a gala event.
The next ABU event is the ABU TV Song Festival which is being held in Macau on the 25th of October.