|East Vision Song Contest|
|Created by||Sam Hine|
|Country of origin|
|Running time||Various (about one month)|
|Original run||6 September 2013 – present|
|Related shows||North Vision Song Contest|
East Vision Song Contest (abbreviated EVSC) sometimes spelled Eastvision Song Contest, is a song contest created by Asian broadcasters as an eastern equivalent to the North Vision Song Contest.
In August 2013, the confirmations for the first ever East Vision Song Contest started. Asian countries that were not full members of the NBU were allowed to participate in the contest. Asia, Arabia aswell as Oceania appreciated the contest. The first edition contained 31 participants. Since then the number of participants has decreased by every edition, until the 4th, where the contest saw its first rise.
Contest Logo EVSC 1 - EVSC 8
In February 2017, contest creator Sam Hines left in a sudden unexpected movement. The Head of Delegation and organiser of the contest for the current edition at the time (EVSC 9) 羅伯特·赫斯洛普 (Luóbótè·Hèsīluòpǔ) from Taiwan took acting responsibility for the contest. He abandoned the idea of free selection and gave all original teams their status of participation back.
Since the first edition already, slogans were used for the contest. In each edition, the host broadcaster was in charge to decide the slogan of the edition and based on it, develope the contest's theme and visual design.
|#02||Canberra||"Feel the Diversity!"|
|#03||Seoul||"Yin and Yang"|
|#05||Taipei||"Taiwan Will Touch Your Heart"|
|#06||Darwin||"The Sound Wave"|
|#07||Tashkent||"Here We Are"|
|#08||Herat||"Light Your World"|
|#09||Taichung||"Unleash Your Inner Dragon"|
Any Asian and Oceanian countries is allowed to send a song for the East Vision Song Contest. Each country has got a certain broadcaster that is responsible for the choice of the artists and songs the country is sending for each edition. Fifty five countries have participated at least once. These are listed here alongside the edition in which they made their debut:
|Edn.||Country making its debut|
|#01|| Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Fiji, Hong Kong,|
India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia,
Nauru, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Philippines,
Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga,
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
|#02||Burma, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Yemen|
|#05|| Bhutan, Jordan, Macau, Maldives, Nepal, North Korea, Papua New Guinea,|
|#06|| East Timor, Kuwait, Marshall Islands, FS Micronesia,|
The broadcaster has the opportunity to fully decide how his national selection will be held. The amount of the songs, artists and the format of the show can be chosen by the broadcaster. The only rule applied to the selection's entries is that the artists have to be native to the country. However, foreign artists can be added if there are at least 9 other artists in the selection that are native to the country the national selection is hosted for. If a song competes in a national selection, it cannot appear in any national or internal selection after. These rules apply for every country. Some countries have already hold many national selections. e.g.
- Afghanistan: Afghan Voice
- Australia: The Sydney Festival
- Australia: A Song for Australia (Former)
- Marshall Islands: Marshall's Choice (Former)
- New Zealand: We Are New Zealand
- New Zealand: 12 points to New Zealand! (Former)
- North Korea: North Korea Chooses
- Solomon Islands: Solomon Islands Selects!
- South Korea: South Korea's selection
- South Korea: Time For South Korea (Former)
- South Korea: Shake Your Hips With K-pop (Former)
- Taiwan: Taiwan's Got Talent
The micro states can borrow from their neighbour countries. It was also decided that generally. The following list shows the countries that can borrow and the countries that they can borrow from.
- Tuvalu from Maori People and Hawaii, United States
- Samoa from Maori People and Hawaii, United States
- Tonga from Maori People and Hawaii, United States
- Kiribati from Aboriginal Australians, Papua New Guinea and Papua, Indonesia
- Solomon Islands from Aboriginal Australians, Papua New Guinea and Papua, Indonesia
- Fiji from Aboriginal Australians, Papua New Guinea and Papua, Indonesia
- Marshall Islands from Aboriginal Australians, Papua New Guinea and Papua, Indonesia
- FS Micronesia from Aboriginal Australians, Papua New Guinea and Papua, Indonesia
- Nauru from Aboriginal Australians, Papua New Guinea and Papua, Indonesia
- Vanuatu from Aboriginal Australians, Papua New Guinea and Papua, Indonesia
- Palau from Kyushu, Japan
- Macau from the Guangdong, China.
|#02||South Korea||miss A||"Hush"||134||China||Canberra|
|#03||China||G.E.M.||"Get Over You"||136||Laos||Seoul|
|#04||Taiwan||Angela Zhang||"Yángguāng, kōngqi"||164||New Zealand||Beijing|
|#07||Afghanistan||Mozhdah Jamalzadah||"I'll be Fine"||157||Japan||Tashkent|
|#08||Taiwan||Genie Chuo||"Black Horse"||162||Singapore||Herat|
|3||English||#01, #05, #07|
North Vision Song Contest
Below is a list of participants of the East Vision Song Contest who have participated at the European and original version of the contest either before or after their participation in the contest.
|Yemen||neAngely||#02||#07||Competed with "Courageous" which placed fifth in the final.|
|China||G.E.M.||#03||#20||Selected to compete as a special guest in the twentieth anniversary edition through the Associate Broadcasters Final. The song placed third in the final.|
- ^ neAngely represented Ukraine in North Vision.
- ^ G.E.M. represented Hong Kong in North Vision. The country competed in the Associate Broadcasters Final and was selected to compete in the anniversary edition for the country.