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Own Americavision Song Contest 9
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Dates
Semi-finals date 30 June 2020
Final date 7 July 2020
Host
Venue Staples Center, Los Angeles, United States
Presenter(s) Lana Del Rey
Broadcaster American Broadcasting Company
Participants
Entries 45
Debuting Flag of American Samoa American Samoa
Flag of Montserrat Montserrat
Returning Flag of Anguilla Anguilla
Flag of Bahamas Bahamas
Flag of Belize Belize
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala
Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua
Flag of Panama Panama
Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
Withdrawing Flag of Haiti Haiti
Flag of Honduras Honduras
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
"Fight Like a Man"
Own Americavision Song Contest
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Own Americavision Song Contest 9, often referred to as OAmSC #9, is the 9th edition of Own Americavision Song Contest. It took place in Los Angeles, United States, following Zayde Wølf & Neoni's win in the 8th edition with the song "Oblivion". It was the second time United States had hosted the contest, having previously done so in the third edition. Organised by the Own American Broadcasting Association and host broadcaster American Broadcasting Company, the contest was held at the Staples Center, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Lana Del Rey.

A record of forty-five countries participated in the contest. American Samoa and Montserrat made their debut this edition. Anguilla, Bahamas, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Lucia and Venezuela returned to the competition, while Haiti, Honduras and Saint Kitts and Nevis withdrew for various reasons.

The winner was Puerto Rico with the song "Fight Like a Man" performed by Angie Rose, which received 217 points, at the time the second-highest score in the history of the contest. The second place went to the debuting nation of American Samoa with an astonishing amount of 200 points. The podium was completed by Suriname, followed by Belize, which made its first appearance in the final, Canada on the fifth place and Guam closing the top 6. All of the top 6 countries, except Canada, achieved their best result in the contest, alongside with Bermuda on the eighth place and Bahamas, narrowly missing out the top 10 and placing eleventh. The host country United States finished on the tenth place, this also being the best scoring "Big 6" country. For the first time since their debut, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Ecuador and Montserrat failed to qualify.

LocationEdit

Further information on the host country: United States

Host CityEdit

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Los Angeles
Location of the host city.
Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the largest city in California. With an estimated population of nearly four million people, it is the second-most populous city in the United States (after New York City) and the third-most populous city in North America (after Mexico City and New York City). Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis.

Los Angeles lies in a basin in Southern California, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean, with mountains as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 m), and deserts. The city, which covers about 1,210 km2, is the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the United States. The Los Angeles metropolitan area (MSA) is home to 13.1 million people, making it the second-largest metropolitan area in the nation after New York. Greater Los Angeles includes metro Los Angeles as well as the Inland Empire and Ventura County. It is the second-most populous U.S. combined statistical area, also after New York, with a 2015 estimate of 18.7 million people.

Los Angeles has a diverse economy and hosts businesses in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. It also has the busiest container port in the Americas. A global city, it has been ranked 7th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index. The Los Angeles metropolitan area also has a gross metropolitan product of $1.0 trillion (as of 2017), making it the third-largest city by GDP in the world, after the Tokyo and New York City metropolitan areas. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics and will host the 2028 Summer Olympics.

VenueEdit

Staples Center is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999. The arena seats up to 19,067 for basketball, 18,340 for ice hockey, and around 20,000 for concerts or other sporting events. Two-thirds of the arena's seating, including 2,500 club seats, are in the lower bowl. There are also 160 luxury suites, including 15 event suites, on three levels between the lower and upper bowls. The arena's attendance record is held by the fight between World WBA Welterweight Champion, Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley with a crowd of 20,820 set on January 25, 2009.

FormatEdit

Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 22 June 2020. 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. Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final and nineteen countries in the second semi-final. From each semi-final, ten countries joined the "Big 6" in the final, where a total of twenty-six countries participated.

The thirty-nine 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 countriesEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Twenty countries participated in the first semi-final. Argentina, Greenland and United States also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Panama Panama Naoto & Joey Montana "El japonés" 13 60
02 Flag of Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Andrea Rivera "Light It Up" 15 57
03 Flag of Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Teddyson John "Allez" 19 14
04 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica Dalton Harris "Cry" 1 130
05 Flag of Canada Canada Alexe "Secret" 2 110
06 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador The Can't Evens "Take Care" 17 38
07 Flag of Chile Chile Karla Grunewaldt "Cegando a la razón" 3 107
08 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Ekali feat. Au/Ra "Drown" 12 62
09 Flag of Peru Peru Tania Libertad "El jinete" 20 9
10 Flag of Dominica Dominica Shakka feat. Mr Eazi "Too Bad Bad" 16 44
11 Flag of Guyana Guyana Sabiyha "Choorile" 6 97
12 Flag of Bermuda Bermuda Noise Cans feat. Doktor "Life" 4 101
13 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Patrice Roberts "Carry On" 18 29
14 Flag of Brazil Brazil BaianaSystem & Tropkillaz "Saci" 10 73
15 Flag of United States Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands Parov Stelar feat. Lilja Bloom & Anduze "Don't You Forget" 11 73
16 Flag of Cuba Cuba Melissa feat. Nayer "Leily leily" 7 80
17 Flag of Bahamas Bahamas Wendi "Walk Out" 5 97
18 Flag of Mexico Mexico Silvana Estrada "Te guardo" 8 80
19 Flag of Barbados Barbados Vita Chambers "Tell Me" 9 74
20 Flag of Montserrat Montserrat Maizie Williams "Josephine Baker (Eddie Middle Line Mix)" 14 57

Semi-final 2Edit

Nineteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Costa Rica, Paraguay and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Belize Belize AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan "I'm in Control" 4 114
02 Flag of Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Elodie feat. Ernia "Diamanti" 13 43
03 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala Might Not feat. Sofia Insua "Big City Dreams" 15 40
04 Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Roxiny "Golden Prophet" 14 42
05 Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Angie Rose "Fight Like a Man" 1 138
06 Flag of Grenada Grenada Sheereen Brizan "We Are More" 17 17
07 Flag of Curacao Curaçao Rocky Wellstack feat. Nicole Bus "I Miss You" 7 84
08 Flag of Bolivia Bolivia Vanessa Añez "Toca que toca" 9 70
09 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador Neoma "Chaos" 12 49
10 Flag of Suriname Suriname Afrojack feat. Ally Brooke "All Night" 5 110
11 Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua Ceshia Ubau "Las mujeres de mi tierra" 16 34
12 Flag of Anguilla Anguilla Shea Shea "Carnival Calling" 11 65
13 Flag of Guam Guam Starla Edney "Queen of Hearts" 2 138
14 Flag of British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Cal J feat. CJ Georges "Long Roads" 18 12
15 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Alaya "Sola solita" 6 85
16 Flag of French Guiana French Guiana Nehuda "U & Me" 10 69
17 Flag of American Samoa American Samoa Audrey English "Dogs of War" 3 135
18 Flag of Martinique Martinique Creole feat. Shan'L "Bonobo" 19 11
19 Flag of Colombia Colombia Sofi Tukker & Bomba Estéreo "Playa grande" 8 78

FinalEdit

Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 45 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Brazil Brazil BaianaSystem & Tropkillaz "Saci" 14 97
02 Flag of Curacao Curaçao Rocky Wellstack feat. Nicole Bus "I Miss You" 19 66
03 Flag of Mexico Mexico Silvana Estrada "Te guardo" 12 106
04 Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica Sophia del Carmen "Tequila" 16 92
05 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela Alaya "Sola solita" 23 41
06 Flag of Bolivia Bolivia Vanessa Añez "Toca que toca" 21 60
07 Flag of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Angie Rose "Fight Like a Man" 1 217
08 Flag of Canada Canada Alexe "Secret" 5 138
09 Flag of French Guiana French Guiana Nehuda "U & Me" 18 68
10 Flag of Chile Chile Karla Grunewaldt "Cegando a la razón" 7 126
11 Paraguay Paraguay Néstor Ló y Los Caminantes "Quiero" 26 12
12 Flag of Guyana Guyana Sabiyha "Choorile" 13 98
13 Flag of Cuba Cuba Melissa feat. Nayer "Leily leily" 17 83
14 Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kevin Lyttle "Slow Motion" 22 54
15 Flag of Barbados Barbados Vita Chambers "Tell Me" 24 33
16 Flag of United States United States Missio "Twisted" 10 118
17 Flag of Belize Belize AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan "I'm in Control" 4 164
18 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica Dalton Harris "Cry" 9 121
19 Flag of Argentina Argentina Oriana "El último tango" 20 66
20 Flag of Suriname Suriname Afrojack feat. Ally Brooke "All Night" 3 170
21 Flag of American Samoa American Samoa Audrey English "Dogs of War" 2 200
22 Flag of Bermuda Bermuda Noise Cans feat. Doktor "Life" 8 121
23 Flag of Greenland Greenland Julie "Home Again" 25 27
24 Flag of Colombia Colombia Sofi Tukker & Bomba Estéreo "Playa grande" 15 96
25 Flag of Bahamas Bahamas Wendi "Walk Out" 11 108
26 Flag of Guam Guam Starla Edney "Queen of Hearts" 6 128

Other countriesEdit

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 has been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not.
  • Flag of Aruba Aruba: The nation failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time and were fined by the council.
  • Flag of Haiti Haiti: The nation failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time and were fined by the council.
  • Flag of Honduras Honduras: The nation failed to confirm or withdraw from the edition on time and were fined by the council.
  • Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis: It was announced that the nation will withdraw from this edition due to a lack of artists. A return next edition was not ruled out.
  • Flag of Uruguay Uruguay: Uruguay had originally confirmed their participation in the contest. However, the OABA announced that the delegation had failed to submit a song before the deadline, thus being forced to withdraw.

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