ABU TV Song Festival 2013

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ABU TV Song Festival 2013
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Dates
Final date 26 October 2013[1]
Host
Venue Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam[2]
Presenter(s)
Host broadcaster Vietnam Television[5]
Opening act
  • ABU - A House of Love
  • Đức Trịnh - Phan Huyền Thư
  • performed by Hoàng Hải, Minh Chuyên, Hà Hoài Thu, Lê Việt Anh and dance music theater "Nhà Hát Ca Múa Nhạc"
[5]
Participants
Number of entries
  • 15 countries
  • 16 songs
Debuting countries
Withdrawing countries None
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The ABU TV Song Festival 2013 was the second annual edition of the ABU TV Song Festival. The festival, which is non-competitive, that took place on 26 October 2013 in the Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam and coinciding with the 50th general assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) which took place between 23 and 29 October 2013.[1][2] Sixteen songs from fifteen countries participated in the second edition of the event. Brunei, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, and Thailand made their début at the festival[6]

Location[edit]

For more details on the host city, see Hanoi.
Hanoi Opera House, venue for the ABU TV Song Festival 2013

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. Its population in 2009 was estimated at 2.6 million for urban districts,[7] 6.5 million for the metropolitan jurisdiction.[8] From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Việt Nam, and it became the capital of a reunified Vietnam in 1976, after the North's victory in the Vietnam war.

The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City and at 120 km (75 mi) west of Hai Phong city.

Initially, Vietnam Cultural Friendship Hall was chosen as the festival's venue. The venue was later changed to Hanoi Opera House, which was smaller in terms of capacity (nearly 600 seats in comparison to 1100 seats of the former)

National host broadcaster[edit]

Vietnam Television will be the host broadcaster for the second edition of the annual Song Festival. The venue for the 2013 TV Song Festival is the Hanoi Opera House in central Hanoi, Vietnam.[1][2]

Format[edit]

Unlike the format used in the Eurovision Song Contest there are two versions of the ABU Song Festivals. The ABU Radio Song Festival which is a biennial competitive event and the ABU TV Song Festival which is an annual non-competitive event. The TV Song Festival is scheduled to take place on 26 October 2013, in conjunction with the 50th ABU General Assembly which takes place between 23 and 29 October 2013.[1] During the TV Festival, musicians from participating countries will perform a song from their repertoire in a musical gala presentation.

Participating countries[edit]

A total of fifteen countries took part in the 2013 ABU TV Song Festival.[6]

Draw Country[9] Language Artist[9] Song[9] English translation
01 Thailand Thailand Thai Kandy "Aeb saeb" Hidden love, Hidden fun
02 Brunei Brunei Malay Qeez Idrus[10] "Salahkah Aku"[10] Am I to Blame
03 Hong Kong Hong Kong Mandarin Mag Lam (林欣彤)[11] "Shi Jian"(時間)[11] Time
04 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesian Putri and Shella[12] "Mimpiku" [12] My Dream
05 Vietnam Vietnam (host) Vietnamese Văn Mai Hương[13] "Là em đó "[13] It's me
06 Australia Australia English Justice Crew[14] "Boom Boom" and "Everybody" (mashup)[14] -
07 Malaysia Malaysia Malay Alyah "Kisah hati" A Heart's Story
08 Iran Iran Persian Mohsen Mirzadeh (محسن میرزازاده)[15] "Arman" (رمان)[15] Wish
09 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Kyrghyz Tola Tursunaliev (Тола Турсуналиев)[16] "Enekeme"(Энэкеме)[16] Mother
10 Japan Japan Japanese May'n (メイン)[17] "ViViD"[17] -
11 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka English Sarith & Surith[18] "Together, Forever"[18] -
12 Singapore Singapore Tamil Shabir[19] "Maybe"[19] -
13 Afghanistan Afghanistan Dari Shahzad Adeel (شهزاد عادل) "Ma Ba Tu'em (ما به تو ایم) We Are With You
14 China China Mandarin Splendid7 "Ài ràng wǒmen zài yīqǐ" (爱让我们在一起) Love will keep us together
15 South Korea South Korea Korean Sistar "Give It to Me" -

International broadcasts[edit]

Each participating country was invited to broadcast the event across their respective networks and provide commentary in the native languages to add insight and description to the shows.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ABU 50th General Assembly and Associated Meetings". ABU. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "ABU TV Song Festival 2013". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (21 October 2013). "Jamaica dela Cruz to co-host". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony (25 October 2013). "Hong Phuc Announced As Co-Host". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Mikheev, Andy. ESCKaz "ABU TV Song Festival 2013". ESCKaz. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (15 June 2013). "ABU'13: ABU TV Song Festival Confirmed In Hanoi". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 15 June 2013. 
  7. ^ General Statítcs Office ò Vietnam
  8. ^ "Vietnam's Population Soars". balita.ph. 
  9. ^ a b c "Vietnam grand festival will held, timed to the General Assembly ABU". Kazmedia Ortalygy. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Mikheev, Andy (29 August 2013). "Qeez Idrus will represent Brunei at ATSF2013". ESCkaz. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Hong Kong". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Indonesia". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Vietnam". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Australia". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  15. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Iran". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Kyrgyzstan". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Japan". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  18. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Sri Lanka". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "ABU TV Song Festival - Singapore". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Program guide for TV - 9 November 2013". SBS Two. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  21. ^ http://abuhanoi2013.com/Content.aspx?cid=41
  22. ^ "Liên hoan ca nhạc Truyền hình Châu Á – Thái Bình Dương (ABU TV Songs Festival)". VTV News. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 

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