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Own Africavision Song Contest 3
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Dates
Semi-finals date 3 October 2020
Final date 17 October 2020
Host
Venue Estádio 24 de Setembro, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Presenter(s) Fernando Cabral
Broadcaster Televisão da Guiné-Bissau
Participants
Entries 48
Debuting Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti
Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea
Flag of Western Sahara.svg Western Sahara
Returning Flag of Angola.svg Angola
Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea
Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe
Withdrawing Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini
Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar
Flag of Mali.svg Mali
Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo
Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius
"Never Seen Me Fall"
Own Africavision Song Contest
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Own Africavision Song Contest 3, often referred to as OAfSC #3, is the 3rd edition of Own Africavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, following Ayarah & Monica Pereira's win in the 2nd edition with the song "Boom Boom". It was the first time Guinea-Bissau had hosted the contest. Organised by the Own African Union of Broadcasting and host broadcaster Televisão da Guiné-Bissau, the contest was held at the Estádio 24 de Setembro, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Fernando Cabral .

A record of forty-eight countries participated in the contest. Djibouti, Guinea and Western Sahara made their debut this edition. Angola, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, Malawi and São Tomé and Príncipe returned to the competition, while Eswatini, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Republic of the Congo and South Sudan withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was Mauritius with the song "Never Seen Me Fall" performed by Kerser feat. Jean. Uganda and Ghana completed the podium, while Cape Verde, Mauritania and Libya rounded out the top six. The host nation, Guinea-Bissau placed last.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Guinea-Bissau

Host City[]

Own Africavision Song Contest 3 is located in Guinea-Bissau
Bissau
Location of the host city.

Bissau is the capital city of Guinea-Bissau. In 2015, Bissau had a population of 492,004. Bissau is located on the Geba River estuary, off the Atlantic Ocean, and is Guinea-Bissau's largest city, major port, and its administrative and military centre.

The city was founded in 1687 by Portugal as a fortified port and trading center. In 1942 it became the capital of Portuguese Guinea. After the declaration of independence by the anti-colonial guerrillas of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde in 1973, the capital of the rebel territories was declared to be Madina do Boe, while Bissau remained the colonial capital. When Portugal granted independence, following the military coup of April 25 in Lisbon, Bissau became the capital of the new independent state.

Venue[]

Estádio Nacional 24 de Setembro is a multi-purpose stadium in Bissau, Guinea Bissau. The stadium opened its doors in 1989. It is currently used primarily for football matches, and the stadium holds 20,000 people. It is currently the home ground of the Guinea-Bissau national football team.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 02 September 2020. The draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. Twenty-two countries participated in each semi-final. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the host in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The forty-four semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3
Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Participating countries[]

Semifinal 1[]

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. Egypt, Mauritania, and Senegal also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia Natasha Chansa feat. Kunkeyani Tha Jedi "OMG" 2 118
02 Flag of Ivory Coast.svg Ivory Coast Hillary Anne "Next to Mine" 8 81
03 Flag of Togo.svg Togo Arka'n "Tears of the Dead" 19 21
04 Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea Betty Akna "Guinea" 17 39
05 Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea Ibro Gnamet feat. Djelykaba Bintou "Marqué fé" 20 19
06 Flag of Western Sahara.svg Western Sahara Aziza Brahim "Calles de Dajla" 16 41
07 Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho Mandisa Bardill "Own Song" 4 118
08 Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan Dua Saleh "Umbrellar" 6 94
09 Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia Cherrie "Ingen annan än du" 7 82
10 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia Sophia Ayana "Chains Off" 1 119
11 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Tresor feat. Msaki "Sondela" 13 61
12 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon Coco Argentée, Mani Bella & Majoie Ayi "4 vérités" 21 14
13 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Landrick "Contigo é para sempre" 15 42
14 Flag of Niger.svg Niger Safiath "Yan uwa" 5 99
15 Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda France "Sinabirota" 11 67
16 Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Blood Orange "Charcoal Baby" 14 58
17 Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles Grace Barbé "Je t’aime" 12 64
18 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Sxtn "Von Party zu Party" 10 75
19 Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon Latchow "Le bangando" 18 39
20 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Stella Mwangi "Ma itù" 3 118
21 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe Calema "Te amo" 9 81

Semifinal 2[]

Twenty-one countries participated in the first semi-final. Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau and Tunisia also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Libya.svg Libya Randall & Tinariwen "Sastanàqqàm" 7 98
02 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso Fleur "Kelemambe" 12 53
03 Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania Vanessa Mdee feat. Rayvanny "Bado" 13 51
04 Flag of Comoros.svg Comoros Imany "Time Only Moves" 17 25
05 Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi Aiza "L'univers est à moi" 6 98
06 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Lisandro Cuxi "Dançar" 5 99
07 Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti Shay Lia "Good Together" 8 91
08 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana Sampa the Great feat. Nadeem Din-Gabisi "Energy" 11 63
09 Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi Zathu Band feat. Nyamalikiti Nthiwatiwa "Malawi" 21 2
10 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia Elvis se Seun feat. Irene-Louise Van Wyk "Jy speel 'n game met my" 15 45
11 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Riton & Kah-Lo "Ginger" 2 139
12 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Kwaye "Paralyzed" 9 79
13 Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique Glass Gamboa & Bob Sam "Filho do Chang" 20 4
14 Flag of Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic Laetitia Zonzambé "Mbi nze" 19 10
15 Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda Kadiatou "Legacy" 3 135
16 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Cerdes "Vicissitude" 18 20
17 Flag of Chad.svg Chad Danitsa "Secret Emotions" 16 31
18 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo Kokoko! feat. Nyangombe "L.O.V.E." 14 49
19 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius Kerser feat. Jean. "Never Seen Me Fall" 1 154
20 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana Efya & DJ Lara Fraser "Paper Guns" 4 134
21 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Seinabo Sey "Pretend" 10 70

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 48 participating countries eligable to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Stella Mwangi "Ma itù" 14 111
02 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia Sophia Ayana "Chains Off" 9 118
03 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Lisandro Cuxi "Dançar" 4 151
04 Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia Cherrie "Ingen annan än du" 24 55
05 Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti Shay Lia "Good Together" 18 96
06 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Sxtn "Von Party zu Party" 17 100
07 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius Kerser feat. Jean. "Never Seen Me Fall" 1 209
08 Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania Aysat "On m'a dit" 5 150
09 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia Mariem Labidi "Heima (Perdida)" 22 57
10 Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau Lyan "Sound of Lyberation" 26 9
11 Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda Kadiatou "Legacy" 2 176
12 Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal OMG "Niou dem mairie" 25 26
13 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe Calema "Te amo" 15 106
14 Flag of Ivory Coast.svg Ivory Coast Hillary Anne "Next to Mine" 16 100
15 Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia Natasha Chansa feat. Kunkeyani Tha Jedi "OMG" 21 63
16 Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea Louam "Rescue Me (Zimpzon Remix)" 8 129
17 Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho Mandisa Bardill "Own Song" 7 135
18 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Seinabo Sey "Pretend" 20 77
19 Flag of Niger.svg Niger Safiath "Yan uwa" 19 93
20 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana Efya & DJ Lara Fraser "Paper Guns" 3 168
21 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Kwaye "Paralyzed" 11 112
22 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Sindy "Comme un écho" 23 57
23 Flag of Libya.svg Libya Randall & Tinariwen "Sastanàqqàm" 6 148
24 Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan Dua Saleh "Umbrellar" 12 112
25 Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi Aiza "L'univers est à moi" 10 118
26 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Riton & Kah-Lo "Ginger" 13 111

Other countries[]

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Africavision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OAUB membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members has been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not.

  • Flag of Benin.svg Benin: Benin had originally confirmed their participation in the contest. However, the OABU announced that the delegation had failed to submit a song before the deadline, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini: Eswatini announced that Kyla La Grange would represent the country with her song "Walk Through Walls". However, the song was not eligible to participate due to low connection to the country. The broadcaster was not able to submit a new entry before the deadline.
  • Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia: Liberia had originally confirmed their participation in the contest. However, the OABU announced that the delegation had failed to submit a song before the deadline, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar: TVM announced that the country will be withdrawing from this edition and that a return next edition seems possible but not certain.
  • Flag of Mali.svg Mali: Mali had originally confirmed their participation in the contest. However, the OABU announced that the delegation had failed to submit a song before the deadline, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo: The broadcaster failed to confirm or withdraw from the upcoming edition, despite placing 3rd in the previous edition and thus being automatically qualified for the final. The automatic qualification was awarded to Eritrea, who placed seventh last edition.
  • Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan: The broadcaster announced that the country will be withdrawing from this edition, no further information was given

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