Japan did sounds like it's fully playback, Perfume is a girl group that moves a lot and it could be very exhausting if they had to sing too.Ok so I just watched parts of it.
Will there be voting in the future perhaps or will they keep it as it is?
Anyways, Australia was my favorite since I just love that song, it's a great club banger and Havana did a great performance.
China, S. Korea and Sri Lanka were also pretty good. Japan was fully playback not? That was sorta odd with some acts being totally live, some having backing vocals and some being fully playback... I guess without the competitive part it works but if they'll actually make a contest of it they need to have some actual rules there regarding the songs and how they can be performed.
All in all a nice initiative I guess but without any actual climax, but I think it works for Asia since it's so huge and diverse that voting could complicate things I guess.
The festival itself looks like an ordinary tv show showing artists from Asia rather than a song contest (or a tv show that the artists have to make a song for the show), our entry even a cover version of a popular artist named Agnes Monica , it's a shame .
And yes, if they want it to be a fair festival, it should have rules, like example, a live performance, and not a cover version.
And i don't think that voting won't works in Asia, voting or competition is actually works in Asia, like Asian Idol (although it's not a song contest) for example, but the system is just wrong, they should have been using the "1 vote for other countries" system there rather than "1 vote for own country and 1 vote for other countries" system