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Own Africavision Song Contest 7
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Dates
Semi-finals date 19 July 2021
Final date 30 July 2021
Host
Venue Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Presenter(s) Noémie Lenoir
Broadcaster Télévision Malagasy
Interval act "Tsara la Vie" by Roseliane
Participants
Entries 46
Returning Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau
Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda
Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan
Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda
Withdrawing Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon
Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi
Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles
"Elle est partie"
Own Africavision Song Contest
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Own Africavision Song Contest 7, often referred to as OAfSC #7, is the 7th edition of Own Africavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Antananarivo, Madagascar, following the country's victory in the 6th edition with the song "Oh Mama" by Naïka. It was the first time Madagascar had hosted the contest. Organised by the Own African Union of Broadcasting and host broadcaster Télévision Malagasy, the contest was held at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Noémie Lenoir.

A total of forty-six countries participated in the contest. Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda returned to the competition, while Cameroon, Liberia, Malawi and Somalia withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was Seychelles with the song "Elle est partie" performed by Sarahmée feat. Nissa Seych. This was Seychelles' first victory in the contest – and first top-ten placing. The song managed to receive the highest amount of points in the contest and currently holds the record of the best scoring winner, having earned a total of 228 points, as well as the biggest margin between the winner and the runner-up, 61 points. Republic of the Congo and Angola completed the podium, both of them achieving their best result in the contest, while Uganda, Ghana and Burkina Faso rounded out the top six. Rwanda, who qualified for the first time since their debut, and Nigeria achieved their best result and first ever top 10, placing 8th and 9th, alongside Central African Republic and Eswatini who finished on the 11th and 23rd places respectively. The host nation, Madagascar placed 17th. For the first time Cape Verde and Mauritius failed to qualify for the final.

Location[]

Further information on the host country: Madagascar

Host City[]

Antananarivo is located in Madagascar
Antananarivo
Location of the host city.

Antananarivo also known by its colonial shorthand form Tana, is the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The administrative area of the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra ("Antananarivo-Mother Hill" or "Antananarivo-Capital"), is the capital of Analamanga region. The city sits at 1,280 m (4,199 ft) above sea level in the center of the island, the highest national capital by elevation among the island countries. It has been the country's largest population center since at least the 18th century. The presidency, National Assembly, Senate and Supreme Court are located there, as are 21 diplomatic missions and the headquarters of many national and international businesses and NGOs. It has more universities, nightclubs, art venues, and medical services than any city on the island. Several national and local sports teams, including the championship-winning national rugby team, the Makis are based here.

Antananarivo was historically the capital of the Merina people, who continue to form the majority of the city's 1,275,207 inhabitants. The surrounding urban areas have a total metropolitan population approaching three million. All eighteen Malagasy ethnic groups, as well as residents of Chinese, Indian, European and other origins, are represented in the city. It was founded circa 1610, when the Merina King Andrianjaka expelled the Vazimba inhabitants of the village of Analamanga. Declaring it the site of his capital, Andrianjaka built a rova that expanded to become the royal palaces of the Kingdom of Imerina. The city retained the name Analamanga until the reign of King Andriamasinavalona (1675–1710), who renamed it Antananarivo ("City of the Thousand") in honor of Andrianjaka's soldiers.

The city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Imerina until 1710, when Imerina split into four warring quadrants. Antananarivo became the capital of the southern quadrant until 1794, when King Andrianampoinimerina of Ambohimanga captured the province and restored it as capital of a united Kingdom of Imerina, also bringing neighboring ethnic groups under Merina control. These conquests continued under his son, Radama I, who eventually controlled over two-thirds of the island, leading him to be considered the King of Madagascar by European diplomats. Antananarivo remained the island's capital after Madagascar was colonized by the French in 1897, and after independence in 1960.

Venue[]

Mahamasina Municipal Stadium (also known as Kianja Barea Mahamasina) is a rugby union and football (multi-purpose) stadium, also used for concerts and athletics, in Antananarivo, Madagascar. It is used mostly for rugby and football matches. The stadium has a 40,880 capacity for football and rugby matches. The stadium was utilised for the 2007 Indian Ocean Games

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

Map showing the allocation of the participating countries in their respective semifinals.

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 5 July 2021. 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 participated in both semi-finals. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the host in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The forty 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[]

Semi-final 1[]

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Algeria, Kenya and Libya also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Tungevaag & Raaban feat. Luana Kiara "Bad Boy" English 6 81
02 Flag of Comoros.svg Comoros Rohff feat. Dadju "Sécurisé" French 12 55
03 Flag of Togo.svg Togo Noire Velours "Full of Myself" English 16 37
04 Flag of South Sudan.svg South Sudan Mary Boyoi & Embra Tor "Shadit" Dinka, English 13 54
05 Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan Marina Satti "Pali" Greek 14 49
06 Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco Jaylann "Allo Allo" Arabic, English 15 46
07 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo Tusse "Crash" English 4 107
08 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe Bruna Lee "Dia do txilo" Portuguese 19 28
09 Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi Natacha "Ufise gute?" Kirundi 17 32
10 Flag of Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic Tenny "Bang Bang" French 5 97
11 Flag of Ivory Coast.svg Ivory Coast Chrystel "Dangerous" English 9 67
12 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso Alicia Awa "Fassade" German 2 125
13 Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau Buruntuma feat. Alice Costa "Nha nomi" English, Kiriol 3 119
14 Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini Temgazi "King Status" English 10 64
15 Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Sampha "Blood on Me" English 8 70
16 Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon Creol "VIP" French 20 27
17 Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles Sarahmée feat. Nissa Seych "Elle est partie" French, English[1] 1 170
18 Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania Ady Suleiman "Need Somebody to Love" English 11 62
19 Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique Ão "Tea" English[2] 18 29
20 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana German Dollar feat. Priscilla "Drip on My Skin" English 7 73

Semi-final 2[]

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. Egypt, Madagascar and Mauritania also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana Raye "Call On Me" English 1 114
02 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Rayne "Laat dit reën" Afrikaans 7 94
03 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia Jeffrey Rukoro "Dangerous" English 17 35
04 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Kwaye "What Have You Done" English 9 81
05 Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea SXTN "Made 4 Love" German[3] 15 51
06 Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia Paces feat. Emmalyn & Jeida Woods "Technique" English 18 29
07 Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo Zhong Feifei "B.U.R.N." English 5 100
08 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Pongo "Kassussa" Portuguese, Kimbundu 3 102
09 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia Amal Cherif "No No" Arabic[4] 10 79
10 Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea Cheka Katenen feat. Sayon Camara "Ibò n'kékò" Mandinka[5] 20 5
11 Flag of Benin.svg Benin Pépé Oleka "Séyi" Igbo 19 15
12 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Rose May Alaba "Love Me Right" English 2 106
13 Flag of Reunion.svg Réunion Nasaya feat. Sara Diamond "Patterns" English 8 85
14 Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal Alexiane "A Million on My Soul" English 16 48
15 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia Sophia Ayana "If I Had Your Love" English 14 53
16 Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde Mónica Sintra "Mulher" Portuguese 13 59
17 Flag of Chad.svg Chad Arlo Parks "Too Good" English 12 68
18 Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda Lous and the Yakuza "Amigo" French[6] 4 101
19 Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda Michelle O Faith "Black Lolita" English 6 96
20 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius Salt Ashes "Cut You with a Kiss" English 11 71

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 46 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place Points
01 Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar Naïka "Sauce" English 17 82
02 Flag of Eswatini.svg Eswatini Temgazi "King Status" English 23 58
03 Flag of Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic Tenny "Bang Bang" French 11 109
04 Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda Michelle O Faith "Black Lolita" English 4 162
05 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt Rash Radio "The Crow" English 24 51
06 Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles Sarahmée feat. Nissa Seych "Elle est partie" French, English[7] 1 228
07 Flag of Libya.svg Libya Aya "Must Be Ready" English 18 80
08 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria Rose May Alaba "Love Me Right" English 9 126
09 Flag of Angola.svg Angola Pongo "Kassussa" Portuguese, Kimbundu 3 163
10 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana Raye "Call On Me" English 5 160
11 Flag of Gambia.svg Gambia Tungevaag & Raaban feat. Luana Kiara "Bad Boy" English 16 83
12 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg DR Congo Tusse "Crash" English 14 83
13 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia Amal Cherif "No No" Arabic[8] 10 118
14 Flag of Ivory Coast.svg Ivory Coast Chrystel "Dangerous" English 21 63
15 Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda Lous and the Yakuza "Amigo" French[9] 8 133
16 Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone Sampha "Blood on Me" English 22 61
17 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Rachel Marete "Kelele" English[10] 19 73
18 Flag of Reunion.svg Réunion Nasaya feat. Sara Diamond "Patterns" English 13 97
19 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe Kwaye "What Have You Done" English 20 64
20 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso Alicia Awa "Fassade" German 6 142
21 Flag of Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo Zhong Feifei "B.U.R.N." English 2 167
22 Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania Mohamed Moustafa "Feelings Fight" Arabic, English 26 5
23 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana German Dollar feat. Priscilla "Drip on My Skin" English 25 36
24 Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau Buruntuma feat. Alice Costa "Nha nomi" English, Kiriol 12 97
25 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa Rayne "Laat dit reën" Afrikaans 7 134
26 Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria Lolo Zouaï "Galipette" English, French 15 83

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 Cameroon.svg Cameroon: Despite a new delegation taking over the delegation, it was announced that the nation will take a break in order to focus on other projects. A return in the next edition is extremely likely.
  • Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia: The broadcaster failed to respond to the invitation issued by the OAUB, and was forced to take a break as a result.
  • Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi: The broadcaster failed to respond to the invitation issued by the OAUB, and was forced to take a break as a result.
  • Flag of Mali.svg Mali: It was announced that the nation will be out for another edition. A return in the next edition is planned.
  • Flag of Niger.svg Niger: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.
  • Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia: It was announced that the nation will be withdrawing from this edition.
  • Flag of Western Sahara.svg Western Sahara: The nation failed to respond to the invitation given by the OAUB.

Notes[]

  1. Contains one phrase in Latin and some words in Spanish
  2. Contains one line in Portuguese
  3. Contains one repeated phrase in English
  4. Contains several repeated words in English and French
  5. Contains 1 phrase in English
  6. Contains one repeated word in Spanish
  7. Contains one phrase in Latin and some words in Spanish
  8. Contains several repeated words in English and French
  9. Contains one repeated word in Spanish
  10. Contains several words in Swahili

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