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Own Americavision Song Contest 7
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Dates
Semi-finals date 19 November 2019
Final date 27 November 2019
Host
Venue Providence Stadium,
Georgetown, Guyana
Presenter(s) Anjulie
Broadcaster National Communications Network
Participants
Entries 34
Returning Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
Flag of Chile.svg Chile
Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti
Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
Flag of Panama.svg Panama
Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay
Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela
Withdrawing Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas
Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia
Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba
"Mama Mia"
Own Americavision Song Contest
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Own Americavision Song Contest 7, often referred to as OAmSC #7, is the 7th edition of Own Americavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Georgetown, Guyana, following the country's victory in the 6th edition with the song "Wolf", performed by Sabiyha. The contest was held at the Providence Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. This is the first time that the country hosted the contest.

Thirty-four countries participated in the contest. The contest saw the return of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela, while Bahamas, Bolivia, Guatemala, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago have withdrawn from the competition.

The winner was Cuba with the song "Mama Mia" performed by Mayra Verónica, which received a record-breaking 221 points, managing to receive the highest "12 points" from eleven countries, and with a margin of 93 points over the second place which went to El Salvador. This is also the biggest margin between the winner and the runner-up to date. The podium was completed by Puerto Rico, followed by Haiti on the fourth place, both achieving their best result ever. The countries who also achieved their best result were Ecuador, who ended up on the sixth place, Martinique on the eighth place and French Guiana on the fourteenth place. Out of the "Big Six" countries, the host nation Guyana managed to finish on the tenth place, this also being the best scoring automatic qualifier of the edition.

Location[]

For more details on the host country, see Guyana.

Host City[]

Own Americavision Song Contest 7 is located in Guyana
Georgetown
Location of the host city.

Georgetown is a city and the capital of Guyana, located in Region 4, which is also known as the Demerara-Mahaica region. It is the country's largest urban centre. It is situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast at the mouth of the Demerara River and it was nicknamed the 'Garden City of the Caribbean. Georgetown serves primarily as a retail and administrative centre. It also serves as a financial services centre. The city recorded a population of 200,500 in the 2016 census.

Georgetown is the seat of the central Government of Guyana. All executive departments are located in the city. Parliament Building, Guyana's Legislative Building, is also found in Georgetown and so is the Court of Appeals, Guyana's highest judicial court. The State House (the official residence of the head of state), as well as the offices and residence of the head of government, are both located in the city. Georgetown is the capital city as well as the main economic base of Guyana.

Venue[]

The Providence Stadium or Guyana National Stadium is a sports stadium in Guyana, replacing Bourda as the national stadium. The stadium was built specifically to host Super Eight matches in the 2007 Cricket World Cup held in March and April 2007. The stadium hosted six World Cup matches between March 28, 2007 and April 9, 2007. Built primarily for cricket matches, the stadium can be converted into a multi-use facility.

The stadium was built by the Government of Guyana with substantial financial assistance from the Government of India. It was designed by C.R. Narayana Rao (CRN Architects & Engineers) and constructed by Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Flooding in 2005 slowed site preparation, and delayed the start of construction, which began in May 2005. Construction costs are estimated at $25,000,000 US.

Seating 15,000 people, Providence Stadium is one of the largest sports arenas in Guyana, and now hosts test cricket instead of Bourda. The complex includes a shopping mall and luxury apartments. Princess International Hotel is located next to the stadium. It is located on the east bank of the Demerara River a few kilometres south of the Guyanese capital, Georgetown. Located along the East Bank Highway the stadium is a ten-minute drive from Georgetown's city centre and a 30-minute drive from Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 9 November 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. Fourteen countries will participate in each 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-eight 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[]

Semi-final 1[]

Fourteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Costa Rica, Greenland and United States Virgin Islands also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana Sista Sony, K-Reen, Mamy Polanco "C'est très triste" 5 91
02 Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador Hiato "Aparte" 3 100
03 Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti Naïka "Deja Vu" 4 96
04 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico V V Brown "Shift" 2 121
05 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Robbi Niles "Better Him Than Me" 7 81
06 Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba Malu Trevejo, Jeon "Hace calor" 8 74
07 Flag of Bermuda.svg Bermuda Thirdstory "Still in Love" 11 52
08 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Xênia França "Pra que me chamas?" 6 82
09 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda Andrew Keoghan feat. Claire Duncan "Stuck in Melodies" 10 53
10 Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay La De Roberto "Hemisferios" 14 30
11 Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras Tommy Genesis feat. Empress Of "Naughty" 13 41
12 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Sotomayor "A mi lado" 9 58
13 Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay Franny Glass "Cada corazón tiene un lugar" 12 41
14 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Carlos Vara "Confident" 1 124

Semi-final 2[]

Fourteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Guadeloupe, Guyana and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Mayra Verónica "Mama Mia" 1 157
02 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Oriana "Stay or Run" 5 88
03 Flag of United States.svg United States Two Feet "You?" 6 85
04 Flag of Peru.svg Peru Tefi "Fría" 11 51
05 Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica Tasha "Breakaway" 12 39
06 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Carlos Baute, Marta Sánchez "Te sigo pensando" 10 59
07 Flag of Chile.svg Chile Stanley Weissohn "Suave y lentamente" 4 93
08 Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada Léonne "Squinted Eyes" 13 29
09 Flag of Martinique.svg Martinique Charlotte Adigéry "High Lights" 9 63
10 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Allie X "Fresh Laundry" 2 114
11 Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia Amplify Dot "Outlaw" 7 74
12 Flag of Panama.svg Panama Sech, Ozuna "Si te vas" 14 25
13 Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao Veronica "After Dark" 3 102
14 Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Shameka Clarke "Toast to Life" 8 65

Final[]

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 34 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela Carlos Baute, Marta Sánchez "Te sigo pensando" 24 33
02 Flag of Martinique.svg Martinique Charlotte Adigéry "High Lights" 8 97
03 Flag of Chile.svg Chile Stanley Weissohn "Suave y lentamente" 7 98
04 Flag of United States Virgin Islands.svg United States Virgin Islands Naturi Naughton "H8az" 22 41
05 Flag of United States.svg United States Two Feet "You?" 5 99
06 Flag of Ecuador2.svg Ecuador Hiato "Aparte" 6 99
07 Flag of French Guiana.svg French Guiana Sista Sony, K-Reen, Mamy Polanco "C'est très triste" 14 68
08 Flag of Canada.svg Canada Allie X "Fresh Laundry" 9 96
09 Flag of Greenland.svg Greenland Simon Lynge "Drum Beat" 19 45
10 Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia Amplify Dot "Outlaw" 20 43
11 Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina Oriana "Stay or Run" 16 58
12 Flag of Guadeloupe.svg Guadeloupe Lylloo & Matt Houston "Tu y yo" 18 49
13 Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana Hellberg & Leona Lewis "Headlights (Madison Mars Remix)" 10 86
14 Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico Sotomayor "A mi lado" 21 43
15 Flag of Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Shameka Clarke "Toast to Life" 26 21
16 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados Robbi Niles "Better Him Than Me" 11 85
17 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Xênia França "Pra que me chamas?" 17 50
18 Flag of Costa Rica.svg Costa Rica Patterns "Sunny Days" 13 69
19 Flag of Curacao.svg Curaçao Veronica "After Dark" 15 58
20 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico V V Brown "Shift" 3 125
21 Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti Naïka "Deja Vu" 4 104
22 Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador Carlos Vara "Confident" 2 128
23 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Abi Ocia "Running" 12 85
24 Flag of Aruba.svg Aruba Malu Trevejo, Jeon "Hace calor" 25 31
25 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda Andrew Keoghan feat. Claire Duncan "Stuck in Melodies" 23 40
26 Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba Mayra Verónica "Mama Mia" 1 221

Other countries[]

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 Anguilla.svg Anguilla: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 7th edition.
  • Flag of Bahamas.svg Bahamas: The head of the delegation announced a break for this edition.
  • Flag of Belize.svg Belize: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 7th edition.
  • Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia: The country announced a one edition break and that a return in the 8th edition was not ruled out.
  • Flag of British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 7th edition.
  • Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia: The broadcaster announced one more edition break due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
  • Flag of Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic: The broadcaster announced one more edition break due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
  • Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala: The broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica: The broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua: It was confirmed that the country would not return in the 7th edition.
  • Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis: The broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname: After initially confirming, it later decided to not compete due to changes of their Head of the Delegation.
  • Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago: The broadcaster missed the deadline for confirmations, thus being forced to withdraw.

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