Own Americavision Song Contest 4
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Dates
Semi-finals date 27 September 2018
Final date 31 October 2018
Host
Venue Estadio Hernando Siles
La Paz, Bolivia
Broadcaster TVB
Participants
Entries 35
Debuting Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla
Returning 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
Withdrawing Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas
Flag of Belize.svg Belize
Flag of Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic
Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland
Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
Flag of Panama.svg Panama
Flag of Peru.svg Peru
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands
"Pretty Head"
Own Americavision Song Contest
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Own Americavision Song Contest 4, often referred to as OAmSC #4, is the fourth edition of Own Americavision Song Contest. The contest took place in La Paz, Bolivia, following country's victory in the 3rd edition with the song "Amor", performed by Michelle Andrade feat. Mozgi. This is the first time that Bolivia hosted the contest.

Thirty-five countries participated in the fourth edition. The contest saw the return of Ecuador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Saint Lucia and Venezuela. Anguilla made its debut appearance. However, Bahamas, Belize, Dominican Republic, Greenland, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay have withdrawn from the competition. 

The winner was Cayman Islands with the song "Pretty Head", performed by Transviolet which scored 189 points, winning by a margin of 40 points in front of Guyana. The podium was completed by Canada, which finished on the third place. Bolivia, the host country placed tenth.

Location[edit | edit source]

For more details on the host country, see Bolivia.

Host City[edit | edit source]

Own Americavision Song Contest 4 is located in Bolivia
La Paz
Location of the host city.

La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz, also named Chuqi Yapu (Chuquiago) in Aymara, is the seat of government and the de facto national capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (the constitutional capital of Bolivia is Sucre). With an estimated 789,541 residents as of 2015, La Paz is the third-most populous city in Bolivia (after Santa Cruz de la Sierra and El Alto).

Its metropolitan area, which is formed by La Paz, El Alto and Viacha, makes up the most populous urban area in Bolivia, with a population of 2.3 million. It is also the capital of the La Paz Department.

The city, located in west-central Bolivia 68 km southeast of Lake Titicaca, is set in a canyon created by the Choqueyapu River. It is located in a bowl-like depression surrounded by the high mountains of the Altiplano. Overlooking the city is the towering, triple-peaked Illimani. Its peaks are always snow covered and can be seen from many parts of the city. At an elevation of roughly 3,650 m above sea level, La Paz is the highest capital city in the world. Due to its altitude, La Paz has an unusual subtropical highland climate, with rainy summers and dry winters.

Venue[edit | edit source]

Estadio Hernando Siles is a sports stadium in La Paz, Bolivia. It is the country's largest sports complex with a capacity of 41,143 seats. It is named after Hernando Siles Reyes, the 31st President of Bolivia (1926–1930). The stadium is located in the Miraflores borough of La Paz, at an altitude of 3,637 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest professional stadiums in the world.

The stadium has been the site of historic moments in Bolivian football history, including Bolivia's 2–0 defeat of Brazil in the CONMEBOL Group 2 1993 qualifiers for 1994 World Cup, Brazil's first defeat in 40 years of playing the qualifiers. Another such moment of this history occurred on April 1, 2009 when Bolivia defeated Argentina 6–1, inflicting the worst defeat for Argentina in 60 years. 6 months after, on October 11 (in the same qualifying group for 2010 World Cup), Bolivia defeated an underweight Brazil 2–1.

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 16 July 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]

Fifteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands and United States also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname Conchita "Broken Wings" 7 92
02 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis Labrinth "Let It Be" 4 103
03 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico CD9 "No le hablen de amor" 12 29
04 Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda FourteenFourthyThree "Fall in Love" 2 112
05 Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana TheFatRat feat. Anjulie "Fly Away" 1 124
06 Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica Cardi B feat. 21 Savage "Bartier Cardi" 14 25
07 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Bomba Estéreo "Soy yo" 6 99
08 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala Easy Easy  "Threeeyes" 3 103
09 Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica Nyanda "All My Love" 9 73
10 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua Mister Meli feat. Moisés Gadea "Te quiero tanto" 13 26
11 Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana Yann Selo feat. Elephant Man "U Got It" 15 6
12 Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao Afrojack feat. Shermanology "Can't Stop Me" 11 60
13 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Gaia "Fotogramas" 5 101
14 Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba Esha "Yesterday" 8 83
15 Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia Monét X Change feat. Bob The Drag Queen "Soak It Up" 10 66

Semi-final 2[edit | edit source]

Fourteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Bolivia, Chile and Costa Rica also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador Ana Paula "Intuición" 9 74
02 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Ibeyi "River" 11 64
03 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Marie-Mai "Empire" 1 123
04 Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada Ameena Caesar "My Way Out" 8 77
05 Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla Deanna "West End Mistakes" 7 92
06 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Ale Martore "New Beginning" 6 93
07 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Skinny Fabulous feat. Azariah Gibson, Darron Andrews "Good People" 14 15
08 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Romina Palmisano "Cómplice" 3 100
09 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Jenny Mayhem "Pickup Boy" 12 29
10 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Oriana "Love Me Down Easy" 4 99
11 Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay Bella Saona "Fragments" 5 93
12 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Gale "Levántate" 2 100
13 Flag of United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands Pressure "Virgin Islands Nice" 13 18
14 Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe Lylah feat. Lola Rae "Mine" 10 67

Final[edit | edit source]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 35 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Chile.svg Chile Romina Martin "Rowdy" 19 56
02 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Romina Palmisano "Cómplice" 11 81
03 Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay Bella Saona "Fragments" 9 83
04 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Oriana "Love Me Down Easy" 20 52
05 Flag of United States.svg United States Ella Vos "White Noise" 5 96
06 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Gale "Levántate" 23 49
07 Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda FourteenFourthyThree "Fall in Love" 21 50
08 Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia Avionica feat. Francisca Valenzuela "Distante" 10 83
09 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala Easy Easy "Threeeyes" 6 91
10 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Marie-Mai "Empire" 3 141
11 Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada Ameena Caesar "My Way Out" 14 69
12 Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica Nyanda "All My Love" 24 49
13 Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname Conchita "Broken Wings" 17 61
14 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda The Wixard feat. Asher Otto "Yellow Tape" 13 73
15 Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe Lylah feat. Lola Rae "Mine" 25 39
16 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Bomba Estéreo "Soy yo" 4 113
17 Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba Esha "Yesterday" 16 66
18 Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador Ana Paula "Intuición" 22 50
19 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis Labrinth "Let It Be" 15 68
20 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Gaia "Fotogramas" 7 84
21 Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia Monét X Change feat. Bob The Drag Queen "Soak It Up" 18 59
22 Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Transviolet "Pretty Head" 1 189
23 Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla Deanna "West End Mistakes" 12 77
24 Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana TheFatRat feat. Anjulie "Fly Away" 2 149
25 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Ale Martore "New Beginning" 8 84
26 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Los Ajenos "El idiota" 26 18

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 Bahamas.svg Bahamas: The nation will not take part due to internal changes within their broadcaster.
  • Flag of Belize.svg Belize: The broadcaster announced its withdrawl due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
  • Flag of Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic: The reason reason of country's withdrawal was never revealed, however it was speculated it was due to some internal scandals.
  • Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
  • Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
  • Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
  • Flag of Panama.svg Panama: The broadcaster decided to withdraw due to lack of interested singers.
  • Flag of Peru.svg Peru: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
  • Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago: It was announced that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
  • Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay: The broadcaster failed to give any information about their participation thus was automatically assumed as withdrawn.

See also[edit | edit source]

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