|Own Americavision Song Contest 4|
|Semi-finals date||27 September 2018|
|Final date||31 October 2018|
|Venue||Estadio Hernando Siles|
La Paz, Bolivia
|Returning|| Ecuador |
|Withdrawing|| Bahamas |
Trinidad and Tobago
|System||Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winner|| Cayman Islands |
|Own Americavision Song Contest|
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Bahamas, Belize, Dominican Republic, Greenland, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay have withdrawn from the competition.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]
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]
|02||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Labrinth||"Let It Be"||4||103|
|03||Mexico||CD9||"No le hablen de amor"||12||29|
|04||Bermuda||FourteenFourthyThree||"Fall in Love"||2||112|
|05||Guyana||TheFatRat feat. Anjulie||"Fly Away"||1||124|
|06||Dominica||Cardi B feat. 21 Savage||"Bartier Cardi"||14||25|
|07||Colombia||Bomba Estéreo||"Soy yo"||6||99|
|09||Jamaica||Nyanda||"All My Love"||9||73|
|10||Nicaragua||Mister Meli feat. Moisés Gadea||"Te quiero tanto"||13||26|
|11||French Guiana||Yann Selo feat. Elephant Man||"U Got It"||15||6|
|12||Curaçao||Afrojack feat. Shermanology||"Can't Stop Me"||11||60|
|15||Saint Lucia||Monét X Change feat. Bob The Drag Queen||"Soak It Up"||10||66|
Semi-final 2[edit | edit source]
|04||Grenada||Ameena Caesar||"My Way Out"||8||77|
|05||Anguilla||Deanna||"West End Mistakes"||7||92|
|06||El Salvador||Ale Martore||"New Beginning"||6||93|
|07||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Skinny Fabulous feat. Azariah Gibson, Darron Andrews||"Good People"||14||15|
|09||Barbados||Jenny Mayhem||"Pickup Boy"||12||29|
|10||Argentina||Oriana||"Love Me Down Easy"||4||99|
|13||United States Virgin Islands||Pressure||"Virgin Islands Nice"||13||18|
|14||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.
|04||Argentina||Oriana||"Love Me Down Easy"||20||52|
|05||United States||Ella Vos||"White Noise"||5||96|
|07||Bermuda||FourteenFourthyThree||"Fall in Love"||21||50|
|08||Bolivia||Avionica feat. Francisca Valenzuela||"Distante"||10||83|
|11||Grenada||Ameena Caesar||"My Way Out"||14||69|
|12||Jamaica||Nyanda||"All My Love"||24||49|
|14||Antigua and Barbuda||The Wixard feat. Asher Otto||"Yellow Tape"||13||73|
|15||Guadeloupe||Lylah feat. Lola Rae||"Mine"||25||39|
|16||Colombia||Bomba Estéreo||"Soy yo"||4||113|
|19||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Labrinth||"Let It Be"||15||68|
|21||Saint Lucia||Monét X Change feat. Bob The Drag Queen||"Soak It Up"||18||59|
|22||Cayman Islands||Transviolet||"Pretty Head"||1||189|
|23||Anguilla||Deanna||"West End Mistakes"||12||77|
|24||Guyana||TheFatRat feat. Anjulie||"Fly Away"||2||149|
|25||El Salvador||Ale Martore||"New Beginning"||8||84|
|26||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.
- Bahamas: The nation will not take part due to internal changes within their broadcaster.
- Belize: The broadcaster announced its withdrawl due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
- Dominican Republic: The reason reason of country's withdrawal was never revealed, however it was speculated it was due to some internal scandals.
- Greenland: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
- Haiti: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
- Honduras: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
- Panama: The broadcaster decided to withdraw due to lack of interested singers.
- Peru: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
- Trinidad and Tobago: It was announced that the country would not participate in the 4th edition.
- Uruguay: The broadcaster failed to give any information about their participation thus was automatically assumed as withdrawn.