ABU to launch 'Asiavision Song Contest'?

ABU to launch 'Asiavision Song Contest'?
Asiavision Song Contest is one of the possible names for the upcoming contest. Photo does not represent the logo of the upcoming contest and is a mockup.
Seoul, South Korea -

The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) has said it will launch television and radio song festivals alongside its 2012 General Assembly in Seoul next October.

Delegates at the ABU's 48th General Assembly, held in New Delhi on 7-8 November, were told that the radio event would be competitive while the television version would be more of a cultural celebration.

But project manager Kenny Kihyung Bae of South Korea's KBS said the two events might be merged into a single 'Asiavision Song Contest' - although an official name has yet to be decided.

A fan of the Eurovision Song Contest, Mr Bae intends to learn from the EBU how its iconic annual TV contest is put together. He said he plans to attend the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, and says the winner of that event could be invited to appear as a guest in Seoul.

If the Seoul event is successful, Mr Bae would be "very interested" in collaborating on a 'Global Song Contest'.


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  • Posted on 17/November 2011 at 04:07
    What would nations such as Turkey, Russia, Israel, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia do since they are all technically in Asia as well? It seems unfair that they would get to be in both contests, and imagine the financial burden it would be to host/participation fees. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/November 2011 at 00:16
    I think ESC could simply be for only european countries, and asian countries for an Asian Song Contest... A Contest for Europe, and another for Asia.. But not a "Global Song Contest please"... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 17/November 2011 at 00:09
    Asian countries should have chance like european countries to take part in a show like the ESC. It's not a copy, but another contest in another continent. We have ESC, they have the ASC. Okay the ESC is unique, but for Europeans.. The other continents should have the same chance like us... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/November 2011 at 05:54
    Don't think of it as "copying", think of it as "expanding" ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11/November 2011 at 00:58
    For the ones that said that this was the "Our Sound" that's not the same... the Asiavision that the article said is organized by the ABU, but the Our Sound would be organized by a private company... that the reason that the Our Sound Failled to be an Asia Song Contest... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/November 2011 at 18:24
    I'm confused... Wasn't it going to be called "Our Sound: The Asia-Pacific Song Contest"??? And it was supposed to be held in Mumbai late last year... =.= report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/November 2011 at 17:44
    It´s just sad that they want to copy the most beautiful and magical song contest ever. The EUROVISION song contest is UNIQUE.
    Nor asiavision nor a global song contest are a good idea , keep it small and lovely ...with small I mean just eurovision and junior eurovision ...
    all the other copies won´t be that succesful !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/November 2011 at 17:41
    I don´t think its a great Idea, like sanja0101990 said EUROVISION is unique and nothing can be as magical and espectacular as the greatest song contest in history.
    The eurovision song contest is something that should stay the way it is and meanwhile they should not try to copy it in other continents. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/November 2011 at 14:36
    Now everybody wants to copy Eurovision Song Contest...please stop this from collaborating into Global thing,the idea is too stupid...Eurovision is Eurovision,it is uniq in the world....NO TO ASIA AND GLOBAL SONG CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10/November 2011 at 14:31
    Now everybody wants to copy Eurovision Song Contest...Eurovision is the real number one music show in the world...everything else=FAKE!!!!!! NO TO ASIAVISION SONG CONTEST! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/November 2011 at 22:48
    i cant remeber what year this contest is supose to be made
    was it year 2007/2008/2009/ ??

    for me im very unsure if this is true
    about this contest

    that day they show the contest on tv / web tv
    i believe it

    but for now i dont realy think its true yet :-( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/November 2011 at 18:17
    I think it is a wonderful concept! I have wanted an Asiavision since they first started mentioning the idea. Asian music can be really good and I'd like it if English didn't take over completely.

    It also gives them a great chance to start a new contest from the start and maybe get a better reputation than ESC has gotten over the years.

    I do hope they copy all the good things about Eurovision, such as the current voting system, interval acts and LIVE MUSIC/SINGING!!!

    YES, YES, YES please make Asiavision finally come true! I'd even want a Worldvision. It will always be a good idea - music brings us closer together. I only wish there'd be less English dominance in the songs. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/November 2011 at 15:30
    On one hand, as I am a huge fan of the Eurovision Song Contest I'm quite happy about this, but on the other side it just all looks like a copy of the ESC... and actually I think ESC is only a European thing... It's like I'm a bit jealous, but anyway who knows... maybe Asiavision could give us the chance to get to know better Asian countries... :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9/November 2011 at 13:59
  • Posted on 9/November 2011 at 13:36
    The Music Song Contest should be a unifying all cultures for the Earth, bringing understanding among nations and to serve good-neighborliness and mutual assistance between the countries. report to the moderator