| Own Americavision Song Contest 2|
|Semi-finals date||27 October 2017|
|Final date||23 November 2017|
|Venue|| Sir Vivian Richards Stadium|
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
|Debuting|| Aruba |
|Withdrawing|| Ecuador |
|System||Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winner|| United States |
"Speak to Me"
|Own Americavision Song Contest|
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 However, Ecuador, French Guiana, Saint Lucia and Suriname have withdrawn from the competition.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.
For more details on the host country, see Antigua and Barbuda.
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.
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.
Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit
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|
|03||Dominican Republic||Faydee feat. Kat Deluna & Leftside||"Nobody"||13||45|
|04||El Salvador||Natalia Segura||"Fist in the Air"||11||54|
|07||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Marlon Roudette||"When the Beat Drops Out"||7||80|
|08||Nicaragua||Gustavo Bucardo||"Sonidos de libertad"||14||23|
|09||Grenada||Zhavea||"Shut It Down"||9||69|
|10||Guatemala||Lorena Pinot||"La vida es una sola"||10||63|
|11||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Laura Mvula||"That's Alright"||8||72|
|12||Argentina||Tei Shi||"Keep Running"||2||127|
|13||Guadeloupe||Jocelyne, Cheela, Jacob & Passi||"Laisse parler les gens"||15||16|
|14||Bahamas||Fourever1||"All About Tonight"||4||109|
|15||United States||Amy Lee||"Speak to Me"||3||125|
|16||Peru||La Tigresa del Oriente||"Barata y techera"||12||47|
|01||Honduras||Dabin feat. Daniela Andrade||"Hold"||8||81|
|02||Panama||Putzgrilla feat. Lorna||"Pégate"||9||74|
|03||Jamaica||Lianne La Havas||"Tokyo"||10||54|
|04||Bermuda||Twanée feat. Kidd Kidd||"Mission Statement"||13||37|
|06||Dominica||Carlyn XP||"Like Home"||14||26|
|07||Venezuela||Gaby Noya feat. Corina Smith & Vanessa Suarez||"V.I.P"||3||114|
|09||Belize||Verge of Umbra||"Darkest of Days"||16||7|
|10||Bolivia||Sara Salinas||"The Beat Is in My Head"||12||40|
|13||Chile||Barbara Muñoz||"Para olvidarte bien"||6||91|
|14||Cayman Islands||Natasha Kozaily||"Who We Be"||11||49|
|15||Aruba||Jeon feat. Ataniro||"Dushi bida"||15||17|
Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 38 participating countries eligible to vote.
|01||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Marlon Roudette||"When the Beat Drops Out"||4||123|
|02||Guatemala||Lorena Pinot||"La vida es una sola"||17||61|
|03||Bahamas||Fourever1||"All About Tonight"||14||83|
|05||Grenada||Zhavea||"Shut It Down"||25||25|
|06||Trinidad and Tobago||Rochelle Chedz||"No Talking"||26||13|
|09||Costa Rica||Passiflora||"Chanson a moi"||20||55|
|10||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Laura Mvula||"That's Alright"||24||38|
|12||Honduras||Dabin feat. Daniela Andrade||"Hold"||16||73|
|13||Panama||Putzgrilla feat. Lorna||"Pégate"||13||85|
|14||United States||Amy Lee||"Speak to Me"||1||196|
|15||Venezuela||Gaby Noya feat. Corina Smith & Vanessa Suarez||"V.I.P"||12||85|
|16||Argentina||Tei Shi||"Keep Running"||10||87|
|18||Chile||Barbara Muñoz||"Para olvidarte bien"||18||60|
|19||Puerto Rico||Raquel Sofía||"Ron de azúcar"||21||54|
|23||Antigua and Barbuda||Sweetbox||"#Z21"||23||47|
|25||Jamaica||Lianne La Havas||"Tokyo"||19||56|
|26||Guyana||Alyssa Reid feat. P. Reign||"Alone Again"||11||86|
Other countriesEditEligibility 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.
- Ecuador: The head of the delegation announced a break for this edition.
- French Guiana: It was confirmed that the country would withdraw in the 2nd edition.
- Mexico: Despite being pre-qualified, the broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
- Saint Lucia: The broadcaster announced one more edition break due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
- Suriname: It was confirmed that the country would withdraw in the 2nd edition.