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Cape Verde
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Broadcaster RTC
National Selection Festival do Praia (#04, #06-#07)
Appearances 7 (6 finals)
First appearance 01
Best result 4th: 03
Worst result 19th: 04

Cape Verde has participated in the Own Africavision Song Contest 7 times since its debut in the first edition. The country's best result is 4th place, achieving this at the Own Africavision Song Contest 3.

In their debut they got robbed with the song "Loco" by the talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique Jennifer Dias ft. Elji Beatzkilla, placing 13th in the Grand Final. In the second edition we said YES to male singers and sent Djodje with "Atrevido", getting robbed again placing 17th in the Final.

The robberies streak finished in the third edition thanks to Lisandro Cuxi, who's song "Dançar" managed to achieve the 4th place in the contest, giving it's first AQ spot to Cape Verde and so far the best placement of the archipielago. The Grand Final place was obtained by Yasmine, who won the first edition of Festival do Praia with "Quem é?", who finished in a respectable 19th position.

Jennifer Dias finally got her revenge in the fifth edition, achieving the 5th place alongside Sureno Beatzz & Supa Squad with the song "Boom". Mongolian-Capeverdean singer Naam managed to win the second edition of Festival Do Praia by a huge margin with "Gun Tsenher", automatically classified to the final she was the first Asian to represent the African country. Naam finished 7th in the final, missing the top6 and an AQ streak by just one place.

Cape Verde has still a 100% qualification streak and is one of the five countries with its presence in all finals alongside Libya, Zimbabwe, Gambia and Mauritius.


Table key
     Second place
     Third place
     Last place
     Automatically qualified to the final
     Did not qualify to the final
     Did not qualify to the semi-finals
     Withdrawn or disqualified
     Did not compete
Ed Artist Song Language Final Points Semi Points
#01 Jennifer Dias feat. Elji Beatzkilla "Loco" Creole, English, French 13 91 4 95
#02 Djodje "Atrevido" Portuguese 17 79 8 75
#03 Lisandro Cuxi "Dançar" Portuguese 4 151 5 99
#04 Yasmine "Quem é?" Portuguese 19 63 "Big 6" Member
#05 Jennifer Dias, Sureno Beatzz & Supa Squad "Boom" Portuguese, English, French 5 148 4 111
#06 Naam "Gun tsenher" Mongolian 7 124 "Big 6" Member
#07 Mónica Sintra "Mulher" Portuguese

Voting history[]

Record of 12 points
Edition Given Received
Final Semi Final Semi
#01 Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea Flag of Benin.svg Benin, Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Flag of Benin.svg Benin, Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone
#02 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon, Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya, Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco None
#03 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi Flag of Angola.svg Angola, Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco
Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique, Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
#04 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles AQ
#05 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso, Flag of Mali.svg Mali
Flag of Earth.svg.png Rest of the World
#06 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia Flag of Libya.svg Libya AQ