Monday, May 23, 2016

MARCH 2017: ASIAVISION IN SYDNEY

SBS is in charge and it seems the very first Asian-Pacific Asiavision song contest will take place in Sydney in March 2017, just in time that the winner could possibly maybe in theory take part at the 2017 Eurovision song contest as well. This blogger thinks it's an interesting idea and won't say No right away. The original plan may have been 2018 kick off but Dami Im's 2nd place this year has caused the speed up in the process. Let's see how this will turn out....
They are hoping to get at least 12 countries taking part (out of 68 possible). Australia is set to form the reference group with China, Japan, South Korea and India. And yes, an European country could be also invited to take part at the Asiavision.... Turkey is also a member of ABU, will they make a comeback here? And so is Azerbaijan. And Kazakhstan. Associate members include France and Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Switzerland and United Kingdom. 
Lots of ideas and a lot of talk. This blogger is still a bit sceptical about the whole affair. They have tried many song contests in the region and none of then have long lived or become a real success.... Like ABU Song festival.  And what happened to Golden Kite for example that Finland was invited to take part in the 1990's for example? 

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