Own Americavision Song Contest 3
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Dates
Semi-finals date 11 February 2018
Final date 22 February 2018
Host
Venue Madison Square Garden
New York, United States
Broadcaster ABC
Participants
Entries 39
Debuting Flag of United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands
Returning Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname
Withdrawing Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador
Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua
Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
"Amor"
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Own Americavision Song Contest 3, often referred to as OAmSC #3, is the third edition of Own Americavision Song Contest. The contest took place in New York, United States, following country's victory in the 2nd edition with the song "Speak to Me", performed by Amy Lee. This is the first time that United States hosted the contest.

Thirty-nine countries participated in the third edition. The contest saw the return of French Guiana, Mexico and Suriname. United States Virgin Islands made their debut appearance. However, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Venezuela have withdrawn from the competition.

The winner was Bolivia with the song "Amor", performed by Michelle Andrade and Mozgi which scored 178 points, winning by a margin of 28 points in front of Chile. The podium was completed by Antigua and Barbuda, which finished on the third place. United States, the host country placed fourth.

Location[edit | edit source]

For more details on the host country, see United States.

Host City[edit | edit source]

Own Americavision Song Contest 3 is located in United States
New York
Location of the host city.

New York is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 8,537,673 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world with an estimated 23.7 million residents as of 2016. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, and sports. The city's fast pace defines the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Venue[edit | edit source]

Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Located in Midtown Manhattan between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, it is situated atop Pennsylvania Station. The Garden is used for professional basketball and ice hockey, as well as boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling and other forms of sports and entertainment. It is close to other midtown Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown, and Macy's at Herald Square.

The Garden opened on February 11, 1968, and is the oldest major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area. It is the oldest arena in the National Hockey League and the second-oldest arena in the National Basketball Association. In 2016, MSG was the second-busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, behind The O2 Arena in London. Including two major renovations, its total construction cost is approximately $1.1 billion, and it has been ranked as one of the 10 most expensive stadium venues ever built. It is part of the Pennsylvania Plaza office and retail complex. Several other operating entities related to the Garden share its name.

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 on 27 January 2018. The semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities.

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. Barbados, Greenland and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago Sarah Mark "Misunderstood" 3 103
02 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Mix5 "A puro dolor" 14 36
03 Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas Alexis Houston "Light" 11 69
04 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Come & C feat. Agapornis "I Will Be There" 2 104
05 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda Au/Ra "Outsiders" 1 126
06 Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe Stony feat. Shenseea "Pon u ruff" 10 70
07 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay Sante Les Amis "Brasil" 8 71
08 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis Mel B "For Once in My Life" 7 73
09 Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras Angela Bendeck "Mi felicidad" 15 31
10 Flag of Panama.svg Panama Kardinal feat. Celebrity Marauders, Joey & Pree "Winner" 13 47
11 Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda Thirdstory feat. Pusha T "G Train" 6 83
12 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Leslie Grace feat. Maluma "Aire" 5 94
13 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Fátima Pinto feat. Mike Joseph "Feel Something" 4 96
14 Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada Craig David "Heartline" 12 66
15 Flag of Peru.svg Peru Cristina Valentina "Tell Me" 9 71
16 Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica Au.Rellie "Wah We Come Here For" 16 20

Semi-final 2[edit | edit source]

Seventeen countries participated in the second semi-final. Canada, Cuba and United States also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao Ladies Of Soul "Feel Good" 13 53
02 Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Tokio Myers feat. Maeve "Angel" 4 97
03 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Plya "Thinking of You" 6 83
04 Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica Amber Mark "Lose My Cool" 15 37
05 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Thalía "Vuélveme a querer" 14 47
06 Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti Ayiiti "Voodoo You Do" 12 55
07 Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba Zyon feat. Ataniro "Faithful" 17 3
08 Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname Eva Simons "Avalon" 8 78
09 Flag of Belize.svg Belize Tanya Carter "Million" 11 58
10 Flag of Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic Miriam Cruz "Salí de ti" 16 20
11 Flag of United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands Samantha J. feat. R. City "Baby Love" 5 93
12 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala Gabriela Celeste "Paradigma" 9 68
13 Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana Chinee Queen "Money Talk" 10 61
14 Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana Shaya "Efkola" 3 100
15 Flag of Chile.svg Chile Yael Meyer "The Hunt" 2 130
16 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Drianu feat. Strøm "Into the Night" 7 79
17 Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia Michelle Andrade feat. Mozgi "Amor" 1 156

Final[edit | edit source]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 39 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis Mel B "For Once in My Life" 11 88
02 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Lady Essence "Fluffy Gal Anthem" 16 76
03 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Fátima Pinto feat. Mike Joseph "Feel Something" 5 121
04 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Skarpyon "Never Forget" 26 14
05 Flag of Peru.svg Peru Cristina Valentina "Tell Me" 22 57
06 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala Gabriela Celeste "Paradigma" 25 48
07 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland Malu Rohmann "To Be or Not to Be" 14 78
08 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Plya "Thinking of You" 8 99
09 Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe Stony feat. Shenseea "Pon u ruff" 15 77
10 Flag of Chile.svg Chile Yael Meyer "The Hunt" 2 150
11 Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia Michelle Andrade feat. Mozgi "Amor" 1 178
12 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Faarrow "Chasing Highs" 12 83
13 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Drianu feat. Strøm "Into the Night" 9 99
14 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay Sante Les Amis "Brasil" 23 56
15 Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname Eva Simons "Avalon" 10 92
16 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Chila Lynn "Real Woman" 18 73
17 Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana Shaya "Efkola" 7 101
18 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda Au/Ra "Outsiders" 3 144
19 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Leslie Grace feat. Maluma "Aire" 20 61
20 Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana Chinee Queen "Money Talk" 24 51
21 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Come & C feat. Agapornis "I Will Be There" 17 73
22 Flag of United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands Samantha J. feat. R. City "Baby Love" 13 82
23 Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda Thirdstory feat. Pusha T "G Train" 21 60
24 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago Sarah Mark "Misunderstood" 19 63
25 Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Tokio Myers feat. Maeve "Angel" 6 114
26 Flag of United States.svg United States Daya "New" 4 124

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: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 3rd edition.
  • Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua: The broadcaster announced its withdrawl due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
  • Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay: The broadcaster withdrew after the previous head of the delegation resigned.
  • Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 3rd edition.
  • Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 3rd edition.

See also[edit | edit source]

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