Own Americavision Song Contest 2
OAmSC2.png
Dates
Semi-finals date 27 October 2017
Final date 23 November 2017
Host
Venue Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Presenter(s) June Ambrose
Broadcaster ABS
Participants
Entries 38
Debuting Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba
Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas
Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda
Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands
Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao
Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe
Withdrawing Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador
Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia
Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of United States.svg United States
"Speak to Me"
Own Americavision Song Contest
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Own Americavision Song Contest 2, often referred to as OAmSC #2, is the second edition of Own Americavision Song Contest. The contest took place in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda, following country's victory in the 1st edition with Au/Ra and her song "Kicks". This is the first time that Antigua and Barbuda hosted the contest.

Thirty-eight countries participated in the second edition. Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Curaçao and Guadeloupe made their debut appearance. However, Ecuador, French Guiana, Saint Lucia and Suriname have withdrawn from the competition. Despite originally confirming, Mexico was forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline.

The winner was United States with the song "Speak to Me", performed by Amy Lee which scored 196 points, winning by a margin of 26 points in front of Canada. The podium was completed by Greenland, which finished on the third place. Antigua and Barbuda, the host country placed twenty-third.

Location[edit | edit source]

For more details on the host country, see Antigua and Barbuda.

Host City[edit | edit source]

Own Americavision Song Contest 2 is located in Antigua and Barbuda
St. John's
Location of the host city.

St. John's is the capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, a country located in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. With a population of 22,193, St. John's is the commercial centre of the nation and the chief port of the island of Antigua.

St. John's is one of the most developed and cosmopolitan municipalities in the Lesser Antilles. The city is famous for its various shopping malls as well as boutiques throughout the city, selling designer jewellery and haute-couture clothing.

Venue[edit | edit source]

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is a stadium in North Sound, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. It was built for use in the 2007 Cricket World Cup where it hosted Super 8 matches. The stadium usually caters for 10,000 people, but temporary seating doubled its capacity for the 2007 World Cup. The stadium is named after former West Indies cricket captain Viv Richards. The stadium is about 10–20 minutes' drive from the capital city, St. John's, and the country's international airport.

Format[edit | edit source]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[edit | edit source]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place took place on 22 September 2017. The semi-finalists have been split into six pots, based on voting patterns from the previous editions. The pots were calculated and are as follows:

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

Participating countries[edit | edit source]

Semi-final 1[edit | edit source]

Sixteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana and Uruguay also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland Nina "Maalia" 5 100
02 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Widy "Yahabibi" 6 87
03 Flag of Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic Faydee feat. Kat Deluna & Leftside "Nobody" 13 45
04 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Natalia Segura "Fist in the Air" 11 54
05 Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay Nahuel "Aqui estoy" 16 14
06 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba King "Promise" 1 129
07 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Marlon Roudette "When the Beat Drops Out" 7 80
08 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua Gustavo Bucardo "Sonidos de libertad" 14 23
09 Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada Zhavea "Shut It Down" 9 69
10 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala Lorena Pinot "La vida es una sola" 10 63
11 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis Laura Mvula "That's Alright" 8 72
12 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Tei Shi "Keep Running" 2 127
13 Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe Jocelyne, Cheela, Jacob & Passi "Laisse parler les gens" 15 16
14 Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas Fourever1 "All About Tonight" 4 109
15 Flag of United States.svg United States Amy Lee "Speak to Me" 3 125
16 Flag of Peru.svg Peru La Tigresa del Oriente "Barata y techera" 12 47

Semi-final 2[edit | edit source]

Sixteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras Dabin feat. Daniela Andrade "Hold" 8 81
02 Flag of Panama.svg Panama Putzgrilla feat. Lorna "Pégate" 9 74
03 Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica Lianne La Havas "Tokyo" 10 54
04 Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda Twanée feat. Kidd Kidd "Mission Statement" 13 37
05 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Amelia Payne "Down" 1 144
06 Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica Carlyn XP "Like Home" 14 26
07 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Gaby Noya feat. Corina Smith & Vanessa Suarez "V.I.P" 3 114
08 Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao Shermanology "Sweet Surrender" 7 84
09 Flag of Belize.svg Belize Verge of Umbra "Darkest of Days" 16 7
10 Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia Sara Salinas "The Beat Is in My Head" 12 40
11 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lights "New Fears" 2 134
12 Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti Ayiiti "Schizo" 4 113
13 Flag of Chile.svg Chile Barbara Muñoz "Para olvidarte bien" 6 91
14 Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Natasha Kozaily "Who We Be" 11 49
15 Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba Jeon feat. Ataniro "Dushi bida" 15 17
16 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Tiê "Mexeu comigo" 5 95

Final[edit | edit source]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 38 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Marlon Roudette "When the Beat Drops Out" 4 123
02 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala Lorena Pinot "La vida es una sola" 17 61
03 Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas Fourever1 "All About Tonight" 14 83
04 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Amelia Payne "Down" 6 110
05 Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada Zhavea "Shut It Down" 25 25
06 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago Rochelle Chedz "No Talking" 26 13
07 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Tiê "Mexeu comigo" 22 53
08 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Lights "New Fears" 2 170
09 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Passiflora "Chanson a moi" 20 55
10 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis Laura Mvula "That's Alright" 24 38
11 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland Nina "Maalia" 3 154
12 Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras Dabin feat. Daniela Andrade "Hold" 16 73
13 Flag of Panama.svg Panama Putzgrilla feat. Lorna "Pégate" 13 85
14 Flag of United States.svg United States Amy Lee "Speak to Me" 1 196
15 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Gaby Noya feat. Corina Smith & Vanessa Suarez "V.I.P" 12 85
16 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Tei Shi "Keep Running" 10 87
17 Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti Ayiiti "Schizo" 7 109
18 Flag of Chile.svg Chile Barbara Muñoz "Para olvidarte bien" 18 60
19 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Raquel Sofía "Ron de azúcar" 21 54
20 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay Harvest "Thanatos" 15 76
21 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba King "Promise" 5 115
22 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Widy "Yahabibi" 8 96
23 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda Sweetbox "#Z21" 23 47
24 Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao Shermanology "Sweet Surrender" 9 94
25 Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica Lianne La Havas "Tokyo" 19 56
26 Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana Alyssa Reid feat. P. Reign "Alone Again" 11 86

Other countries[edit | edit source]

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Americavision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OABA membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

  • Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador: The head of the delegation announced a break for this edition.
  • Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana: It was confirmed that the country would withdraw in the 2nd edition.
  • Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico: Despite being pre-qualified, the broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia: The broadcaster announced one more edition break due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
  • Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname: It was confirmed that the country would withdraw in the 2nd edition.

See also[edit | edit source]

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