ABU TV Song Festival 2014

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ABU TV Song Festival 2014
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Dates
Final date 25 October 2014
Host
Venue Sands Theatre, Macau, China
Host broadcaster Teledifusao de Macau (TDM)
Participants
Number of entries 12
Debuting countries
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries
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The ABU TV Song Festival 2014 will be the third annual edition of the ABU TV Song Festival. The festival, which is non-competitive, will take place on 25 October 2014 at Sands Theatre in Macau, China and coinciding with the 51st General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) which took place between 22 and 28 October 2014.[1] Fifteen countries are expected to participate in the third edition of the event. Twelve countries have confirmed their participation.[2] The Maldives, Turkey as well as the host country Macau will make their début at the festival. Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka are all withdrawing from the festival.[3][2]

Location[edit]

For more details on the host city, see Macau.
Sands Macao is the venue for ABU TV Song Festival 2014

Macau is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China with the other being Hong Kong. It lies on the western side of the Pearl River Delta across from Hong Kong to the east, bordered by Guangdong Province to the north and facing the South China Sea to the east and south . It has the population of 607,500 people [4] living in an area of 29.5 km2, making Macau the most densely populated state in the world. Macau was administered by Portugal from the mid-16th century until late 1999 when sovereignty was transferred back to China under the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration.

Initially, the 1800-seated Venetian Theatre was chosen to be the venue for the 2014 edition.[5] The venue was later changed to Sands Theatre, part of Sands Macao complex.[2] It has a smaller capacity of 660 seats.

Host broadcaster[edit]

Teledifusao de Macau will be the host broadcaster for the festival.[1]

Participating countries[edit]

For more details on this topic, see ABU Song Festivals § Participation.

The number of participating countries for the 2014 was limited to fifteen with each country allowed to only send one act.[6] Twelve countries were later confirmed to participate in the edition.[2]

Country[2] Language Artist Song English translation
Australia Australia English Dami Im Super Love/Gladiator -
Brunei Brunei Malay Md Hawzan Bin Hj Awg Madial Hear Me
China China English Zhou Bibi (周笔畅) I Miss U Missing Me
Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantonese Frederick Cheng (鄭俊弘) 熊貓 Panda
Indonesia Indonesia Indonesian Tere Cia Dimana Hatimu Where's your heart?
Japan Japan Sekai no Owari (世界の終わり) Dragon Night -
Macau Macau (host)[1] English Blademark Heartcore -
Maldives Maldives English Mariyam Unoosha Heaven on Earth -
South Korea South Korea Korean Girl's Day 썸씽 Something
Thailand Thailand English Jetrin Wattanasin 7th Heaven -
Turkey Turkey Turkish MaNga Fazla Aşkı Olan Var Mı? Does anyone have spare love?
Vietnam Vietnam Vietnamese Ngọc Anh Xuân vẫn sang diệu kì Spring still comes magically

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.[2]

Other countries[edit]

Not participating[edit]

Five countries do not appear on the final participation list, and their reasons for withdrawal is unknown; these include:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ABU TV Song Festival". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Line-up announced for 3rd ABU TV Song Festival". abu.org.my. ABU. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (2 June 2014). "Malaysia will not be taking part in ATSF'14". Eurovoix.com. Radio Televisyen Malaysia. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "人口估計 (2013年第四季". Government of Macau SAR Statistics and Census Service. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "ATSF 2014 Action Calendar". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "ATSF 2014 Agreement". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "セカオワ出演、マカオ音楽祭NHKでオンエア" [Sekaowa appearances, on-air music festival in Macau NHK]. http://natalie.mu/ (in Japanese). 音楽ナタリー (Natalie Music). 19 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Granger, Anthony (5 June 2014). "New Zealand: No Intention Take Take Part In ATSF’14". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Granger, Anthony (7 June 2014). "Philippines: Will Not Take Part In ATSF’14". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Granger, Anthony (25 June 2014). "Turkmenistan: Could Debut At The ABU TV Song Festival 2014". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 1 September 2014.