Hong Kong in the ABU TV Song Festival

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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Member stationTelevision Broadcasts Limited (TVB)
Participation summary
Appearances7
First appearance2012

The participation of Hong Kong in the ABU TV Song Festival has occurred thrice since the inaugural ABU TV Song Festival began in 2012. Since their début in 2012, the Hong Kong entry has been organised by the national broadcaster Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). Alfred Hui, Mag Lam and Frederick Cheng have all represented the nation at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 festivals respectively.

History[edit]

2012[edit]

TVB is one of the founder members in the ABU TV Song Festivals, having participated in the very first ABU TV Song Festival 2012.[1] In Seoul Hong Kong was represented by Alfred Hui who performed 7th on the night after Japan and before Indonesia.

2013[edit]

On 15 June 2013 it was confirmed that Hong Kong would participate in the second ABU TV Song Festival in Hanoi, Vietnam.[2] TVB selected Mag Lam to represent the country on the stage in Hanoi.

2014[edit]

On June 4 2014 TVB confirmed that Hong Kong would participate in the third festival in Macau.[3] On 1 September 2014 it was revealed that Hong Kong would be represented by Fredrick Cheng.[4] It was announced on 24 September 2014 that Fredrick Cheng would perform "Xióngmao".[5]

2015[edit]

It was announced on 19 August 2015 that Hong Kong would not participate in the 2015 ABU TV Song Festival in Istanbul, Turkey.[6] But later it was announced that they would still participate in Turkey.

Contestants[edit]

Year Artist Language Title English translation
2012 Alfred Hui (許廷鏗) Cantonese "Ma Ngai (螞蟻)" The Ant
2013 Mag Lam (林欣彤)[7] Mandarin "Shi Jian (時間)" Time
2014 Frederick Cheng (鄭俊弘) Mandarin "Xióngmao" (熊貓) Panda
2015 Tracy Gu Wei (谷微) Cantonese Accept The Part (安守本份)
2016 Kayee Tam (譚嘉儀) Cantonese Puppet (扯線木偶)
2017 Alvin Ng (伍富橋) Cantonese How Can I Do (我怎會如此)
2018 Thye Cho Yee (戴祖儀) Cantonese Chasing Dream (細看近年,那信念)
2019 Kay Tse (謝安琪)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hamzah, Hanizah. "ABU TV Song Festival". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony. "ABU'13: ABU TV Song Festival 2013 Confirmed In Hanoi". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony. "Hong Kong: ATSF 2014 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  4. ^ Granger, Anthony. "ABU TV Song Festival 2014: 12 Countries Confirmed So Far". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony. "ATSF'14: China & Hong Kong Reveal Their Songs". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony. "ATSF'15: 14 Countries To Participate In Istanbul". Eurovoix-World.com. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  7. ^ "ABU TV Song Festival - Hong Kong". Performer's profile. abuhanoi2013.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.