A total of 12 countries are so far confirmed as taking part in the ABU TV Song Festival 2014. The news comes via a Tweet from the Indonesian Head of Delegation which shows a number of countries are confirmed and have selected both their artist and song.
The countries taking part and their participants are:
- Australia – SBS – Dami Im – Super Love/Gladiator
- Brunei – RTB – Md. Hawzan Bin Hj – Awg Madial (Hear Me)
- China – CCTV
- Hong Kong – TVB – Fredrick Cheng
- Indonesia – Tere Cia – Dimana Hatimu (Where is Your Heart?)
- Japan – NHK
- Macau – TDM – 刃記 (Blademark) – Heartcore
- Maldives – IBC – Mariyam Unoosha – Heaven on Earth
- South Korea – KBS – Girl’s Day
- Thailand – NBT – Jetrin Wattanasin – 7th Heaven
- Turkey – TRT – Manga – Fazla Aşkı Olan Var Mı? (Does Anyone have love spare?)
- Vietnam – VTV – Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh – Xuan van sang dieu ki (Spring still comes magically)
The news means that we have two debuting nations in this years contest the Maldives, as well as Turkey. A full list of participating countries and artists is expected shortly from the ABU.
Turkey will be of real interest to many fans as it currently only takes part in the Turkvision Song Contest. Turkish participation in this years contest also could show that Turkey will be hosting the contest in 2015 alongside the ABU General Meeting. Furthermore Turkey are being represented by the same band who represented them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo who finished in third place.
Source: Benny Simanjuntak