ABU Radio Song Festival 2015

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ABU Radio Song Festival 2015
Final29 May 2015
VenueNational Theatre of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar
Host broadcasterMyanmar Radio and Television (MRTV)
Interval act"Pusaka" by Rosanita Niken, Billy Talahatu and Stella
Number of entries10 songs from 9 countries
Debuting countries
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries

The ABU Radio Song Festival 2015 was the third edition of the ABU Radio Song Festivals, organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU). Originally a biennial event, the festival organisers changed its format to an annual festival commencing from 2014. The festival took place on 29 May 2015 in the city of Yangon, Myanmar. Seventeen songs had been submitted to the event organisers, of which only ten songs from nine countries, were selected to perform at the event. The hosts Myanmar made their début in the festival.


It was announced that the 2015 ABU Radio Song Festival will take place in Yangon, Myanmar.[1][2]


Unlike the format used in the Eurovision Song Contest there are two versions of the Song Festivals, ABU Radio and ABU TV Song Festivals. The ABU Radio Song Festival which will take place on 29 May 2015 coincides with the Radio Asia 2015 event that took place between 28–30 May 2015.[3]

Host broadcaster[edit]

Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV), will be the host broadcaster for the festival on 29 May 2015.[4]

Interval act[edit]

The interval acted featured Rosanita Niken, Billy Talahatu and Stella, performing the song "Pusaka".[5]

Participating countries[edit]

A total of seventeen countries took part in this years festival.[6] Host country Myanmar made their début in this years festival along with the Maldives and Palestine. Vietnam and Indonesia also returned to the contest after not participating in 2014. However Australia and Iran both withdrew from the contest.

The following entries had been selected by the ABU to participate in the final of the ABU Radio Song Festival 2015.[4]

Draw Country [6] Artist Song Language
1  Myanmar Jewel & Eastern "Mingalar Bar" Burmese
2  Brunei[7] Dila "Aku Milik Orang" Malay
3  India Peepal Tree "Nayi Kushi" Hindi
4  Indonesia Billy Talahatu "Harmonize of the Soul" Indonesian, English
5  South Korea Jaewon Jung "View" Korean
6  Maldives Moosa Mausoof "Farima" Maldivian
7  Singapore Sufie Rashid Tiada Pengganti Malay
8  Myanmar Min Theik Di, Ko Linn & May Ingyin Thaw "Peaceful Earth" Burmese
9  Thailand Jack's Fruit Band "Ban Khong Rao" Thai
10  Vietnam Dinh Thi Thanh Le "Nguyen Tai Tue" Vietnamese

Did not qualify[edit]

Of the seventeen preliminary entries, ten were selected to proceed to the final of the ABU Radio Song Festival. The remaining three did not qualify (as shown in the following table)[4]

Country [6] Artist Song Language
 India Padavi Deshmukh "Voice of Women" English
 Indonesia[8] Sisca Christin Dama[8] "Selangkah Lebih Dekat" Indonesian
 Maldives Zing Band "Khiyaar" Maldivian


The following four countries withdrew their entries to the contest for a variety of reason.[9]

Country[6][9] Artist[6] Song[6] Language
 Malaysia Rasyidah Abd Rahim "Selingkuh Kasih" Malay
 Pakistan Shakeel Mahota "Pakistan Tu Meri Jaan Hai" Urdu
 Palestine Dalal Abu Amned "Baladi" Arabic
 Sri Lanka Shadir Ahmed and Wishmi Tharusha Hettiarachchi "Celebrate Us (Children)" English

Other countries[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ABU Radio Song Festival 2015". ABU. Archived from the original on 4 December 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. ^ "ARSF'15: Venue For ABU Radio Song Festival Announced". Eurovoix. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Radio Asia 2015". ABU. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b c Granger, Anthony (9 November 2014). "Myanmar to host ABU Radio Song Festival 2015". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (10 May 2015). "ARSF'15: Interval Act Song Released". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Granger, Anthony. "ARSF'15: 14 Songs Selected For The ABU Radio Song Festival". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  7. ^ Granger, Anthony (4 December 2014). "Brunei: ABU Radio Song Festival 2015 Participation Confirmed". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b Granger, Anthony. "Indonesia: ABU Radio Song Festival 2015 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  9. ^ a b Granger, Anthony. "ARSF'15: 4 Countries Withdraw From ABU Radio Song Festival 2015". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  10. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Australia: Radio Australia Will Not Take Part". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 14 March 2015.

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