Own Americavision Song Contest 5
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Dates
Semi-finals date 15 March 2019
Final date 27 March 2019
Host
Venue Truman Bodden Sports Complex
George Town, Cayman Islands
Broadcaster CITN
Participants
Entries 33
Debuting Flag of British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands
Returning Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas
Flag of Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic
Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland
Flag of Peru.svg Peru
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Withdrawing Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana
Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe
Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador
"Wild Heart"
Own Americavision Song Contest
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Own Americavision Song Contest 5, often referred to as OAmSC #5, is the 5th edition of Own Americavision Song Contest. The contest took place in George Town, Cayman Islands, following the country's victory in the 4th edition with the song "Pretty Head", performed by Transviolet. The contest was held at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. This is the first time that the country hosted the contest.

Thirty-three countries participated in the fifth edition. The contest saw the return of Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Greenland, Peru and Uruguay. British Virgin Islands also made their debut appearance this edition. Unfortunately, Aruba, Brazil, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Mexico and Saint Lucia have withdrawn from the competition. Despite originally confirming, Cuba was forced to withdraw due to not submitting an entry before the deadline.

The winner was El Salvador with the song "Wild Heart" performed by Sabi. This was country's first ever top five placement, also the first Central American country to win the competition. Canada placed second for the second time in their participation, and the podium was completed by Argentina, which achieved their best result. Guatemala and Suriname, who placed fourth and fifth respectively also achieved their best result, alongside Saint Kitts and Nevis, Curaçao and Bermuda who placed inside the top 10. Nicaragua achieved their first qualification and placed sixteenth overall. For the first time since the introduction of the semi-finals, Uruguay and Venezuela failed to qualify for the final.

Location[edit | edit source]

For more details on the host country, see Cayman Islands.

Host City[edit | edit source]

Own Americavision Song Contest 5 is located in Cayman Islands
George Town
Location of the host city.

George Town is a city situated on Grand Cayman island of the Cayman Islands. It serves as the capital of the Cayman Islands, in the British West Indies. As of 2007, the city had a population of 28,836, making it the second largest city (by population) of all the British Overseas Territories. George Town is the heart of the Cayman Islands financial services industry (there are close to 600 Bank and Trust companies in the Cayman Islands). The Caymanian government offices are located in the city. According to the Globalization and World Cities Research Network in 2016, George Town is classed as a 'gamma + city'.

Venue[edit | edit source]

Truman Bodden Sports Complex is a multi-use complex in George Town, Cayman Islands. It is named after Truman Bodden. The complex is separated into an outdoor, 6 lane 25 metre swimming pool, full purpose track and field and basketball/netball courts. The field surrounded by the track is used for football matches as well as other field sports.

The track stadium holds 3,000 people comfortably.

In 2008 construction commenced on a 10 lane 50 metre pool, completed with its own stadium that holds hold 2,000 people. The stadium also includes changing rooms and restrooms for both athletes and spectators. There is also a multimedia centre built as use for offices, conference rooms and a full gym. The centre was built where the existing offices and changing room are located.

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 14 February 2019. The first part of the draw determined in which semi-final the Big Six would have to vote. The second part of the draw decided in which half of the respective semi-finals each country would perform, with the exact running order determined by the producers of the show at a later date. Thirteen countries will participate in in the first semi-final and fourteen in the second semi-final. From each semi-final, ten countries will join the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries will participate.

The twenty-seven semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities. Drawing from different pots helps in reducing the chance of so-called neighbour voting and increasing suspense in the semi-finals. Each time a country was drawn from the pot, its semi-final and half of the semi-final was determined.

The six pots were the following:

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

Participating countries[edit | edit source]

Semi-final 1[edit | edit source]

Thirteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Canada, Colombia and United States also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Sofia Reyes feat. Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto "1, 2, 3" 3 88
02 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay Alfonsina "Juego con fuego" 12 59
03 Flag of British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands Luna feat. Iyaz "Run This Town" 5 82
04 Flag of Peru.svg Peru Renata Flores "Mirando la misma luna" 7 80
05 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Problem Child "Love de Road" 13 15
06 Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador Paola Navarrete "Éramos" 8 75
07 Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao Trobi feat. Junglebae "In the Studio" 6 80
08 Flag of United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands Vanessa Daou "Trouble Comes" 10 73
09 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Evaluna Montaner "Me liberé" 1 109
10 Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla Natty Axa "Dumb" 9 74
11 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Fátima Pinto "Tic Tic Tac" 2 97
12 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis Corinne Bailey Rae "The Skies Will Break" 4 86
13 Flag of Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic Juan Magan feat. Luciana "Baila conmigo" 11 68

Semi-final 2[edit | edit source]

Fourteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Cayman Islands, Guatemala and Guyana also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia Michelle Andrade "Hasta la vista" 7 85
02 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Sabi "Wild Heart" 1 124
03 Flag of Chile.svg Chile K-Bust "Torn" 2 120
04 Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname Tally "My Reflection" 8 79
05 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland Nanook "Aarnuaq" 9 67
06 Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada Shystie "Wake Up" 10 60
07 Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda Chelsea Amber "Someone's Precious Girl" 6 86
08 Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay Fabu "Call My Name" 11 57
09 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda Au/Ra "Outlaws" 5 90
10 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Naomi Pilgrim "Sink Like a Stone" 3 94
11 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Mariana Vega "La marea" 12 47
12 Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica Kojo Funds feat. Raye "Check" 13 26
13 Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas Brettina "Serafina" 14 18
14 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua Yamir "Acelera" 4 91

Final[edit | edit source]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 33 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Evaluna Montaner "Me liberé" 3 105
02 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda Au/Ra "Outlaws" 21 48
03 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland Nanook "Aarnuaq" 15 73
04 Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana Sandhja "Blue Paradise" 17 71
05 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Naomi Pilgrim "Sink Like a Stone" 6 88
06 Flag of Anguilla.svg Anguilla Natty Axa "Dumb" 23 46
07 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Fátima Pinto "Tic Tic Tac" 18 63
08 Flag of Chile.svg Chile K-Bust "Torn" 11 79
09 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua Yamir "Acelera" 16 72
10 Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis Corinne Bailey Rae "The Skies Will Break" 7 87
11 Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala School of Seven Bells "Ablaze" 4 98
12 Flag of United States.svg United States Jack River "Fault Line" 13 74
13 Flag of British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands Luna feat. Iyaz "Run This Town" 19 61
14 Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia Morat "Cuando nadie ve" 24 38
15 Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda Chelsea Amber "Someone's Precious Girl" 9 84
16 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Sabi "Wild Heart" 1 122
17 Flag of Peru.svg Peru Renata Flores "Mirando la misma luna" 14 74
18 Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada Shystie "Wake Up" 26 34
19 Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Maeve "Eden" 20 58
20 Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia Michelle Andrade "Hasta la vista" 10 79
21 Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador Paola Navarrete "Éramos" 22 48
22 Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname Tally "My Reflection" 5 98
23 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Cœur de pirate "Combustible" 2 116
24 Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao Trobi feat. Junglebae "In the Studio" 8 86
25 Flag of United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands Vanessa Daou "Trouble Comes" 25 35
26 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico Sofia Reyes feat. Jason Derulo & De La Ghetto "1, 2, 3" 12 77

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 Aruba.svg Aruba: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 5th edition.
  • Flag of Belize.svg Belize: It was announced that the country won't be returning to the contest.
  • Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil: The broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba: Despite initially confirming, the country failed to present their entry within the deadline.
  • Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana: It was announced that the country will be withdrawing.
  • Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 5th edition.
  • Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 5th edition.
  • Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras: It was announced that the country will not return.
  • Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 5th edition.
  • Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico: The broadcaster withdrew after the previous head of the delegation resigned.
  • Flag of Panama.svg Panama: Panama will not return due lack of interest among the artists and lack of funding. Participation in the future isn't ruled out.
  • Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 5th edition.
  • Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago: The country will not return due to lack of time.

See also[edit | edit source]

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