Own Eurovision Song Contest Wiki
Advertisement
Own USAvision Song Contest 3
Ousc3.png
Dates
Semi-finals date 30 April 2021
Final date 5 June 2021
Host
Venue Bryant–Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Presenter(s) Laverne Cox & Robin Roberts
Broadcaster APT
Participants
Entries 47
Debuting Flag of Idaho.svg Idaho
Flag of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts
Flag of Vermont.svg Vermont
Flag of West Virginia.svg West Virginia
Returning Flag of Connecticut.svg Connecticut
Flag of Kansas.svg Kansas
Flag of Nebraska.svg Nebraska
Flag of North Dakota.svg North Dakota
Flag of South Dakota.svg South Dakota
Flag of Utah.svg Utah
Withdrawing Flag of Indiana.svg Indiana
Voting
System Each state awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts
"Death of Me"
Own USAvision Song Contest
◄2 3 4►

Own USAvision Song Contest 3, often referred to as OUSC3, is the 3rd edition of Own USAvision Song Contest. It took place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Organised by the Own Public Broadcasting Service and host broadcaster APT, the contest was held at Bryant–Denny Stadium, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final.

A record of forty-seven states participated in the contest. Idaho, Massachusetts, Vermont and West Virginia made their debut this edition. Connecticut, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah returned to the competition. Despite Indiana initially confirming its interest in taking part in the contest, it was later revealed that the delegation had not submitted an entry on time and thus it could not be present in the final list of participating states.

Location[]

Further information on the host State: Alabama

Host City[]

Own USAvision Song Contest 3 is located in Alabama
Tuscaloosa
Location of the host city.

Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama. Located on the Black Warrior River at the Gulf Coastal Plain and the Piedmont meet, it is the fifth-largest city in Alabama, with an estimated population of 101,129 in 2019. In 2008, Tuscaloosa hosted the USA Olympic Triathlon trials for the Beijing Games. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, it was variously named the "Most Livable City in America", one of America's "100 Best Communities for Young People", one of the "50 Best College Towns", and one of the "Best Places to Launch a Small Business".

Venue[]

Bryant–Denny Stadium is an outdoor stadium in the southeastern United States, on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. It is the home field of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). With a seating capacity of 100,077, it is the fourth-largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference, the eighth-largest stadium in the United States, and the tenth-largest stadium in the world.

Format[]

Semi-final Allocation Draw[]

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating states into their respective semi-finals took place on 29th March 2021. 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. From each semi-final, 10 states joined the big 6 in the final, where a total of 26 states participated.

The 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 states[]

Semi-final 1[]

Twenty-one states participated in the first semi-final. Alabama , Missouri and Nevada also voted in this semi-final.

Draw State Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Hawaii.svg Hawaii Lia Marie Johnson "Moment Like You" 9 70
02 Flag of Kentucky.svg Kentucky Picturesque "Holding Me Down" 16 41
03 Flag of New Jersey.svg New Jersey Bea Miller "Making Bad Decisions" 17 39
04 Flag of Oregon.svg Oregon Perlo "Front Lights" 8 80
05 Flag of Texas.svg Texas Megan Thee Stallion "Circles" 10 69
06 Flag of South Carolina.svg South Carolina Renni Rucci feat. Kevin Gates "Hands on Ya Knees" 14 50
07 Flag of Delaware.svg Delaware Fiancé "H.a.G.S" 18 35
08 Flag of New Hampshire.svg New Hampshire Our Last Night "Bronze Serpent" 15 44
09 Flag of West Virginia.svg West Virginia Breyer feat. The Angellik "WDYS?" 12 63
10 Flag of District of Columbia.svg District of Columbia Young Summer "Blood Love" 5 83
11 Flag of South Dakota.svg South Dakota Haley McCallum "Called You Queen" 7 81
12 Flag of Arizona.svg Arizona Melody Thornton "I Will Wait" 6 81
13 Flag of Vermont.svg Vermont JoJo "Save My Soul" 3 117
14 Flag of Wyoming.svg Wyoming Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band "Wyoming Wind" 20 20
15 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts Pvris "Death of Me" 1 179
16 Flag of Colorado.svg Colorado Rachel Crow "Dime" 2 132
17 Flag of Wisconsin.svg Wisconsin Ava Max "My Head & My Heart" 4 105
18 Flag of Utah.svg Utah Neon Trees "New Best Friend" 11 68
19 Flag of Nebraska.svg Nebraska Lucas Hoge "Power of Garth" 21 1
20 Flag of Illinois.svg Illinois AJ Mitchell "Cameras On" 19 29
21 Flag of North Dakota.svg North Dakota Athena Rising "Moon Song" 13 63

Semi-final 2[]

Twenty states participated in the second semi-final. Arkansas, Rhode Island and Virginia also voted in this semi-final.

Draw State Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Oklahoma.svg Oklahoma Sports "The Look" 17 39
02 Flag of Washington.svg Washington Syml "Where's My Love" 11 62
03 Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Pennsylvania Kurt Hugo Schneider feat. Andie Case "Champions" 4 105
04 Flag of New York.svg New York Gregory Dillion "Love Again" 9 70
05 Flag of Georgia US.svg Georgia Run the Jewels "Lie, Cheat, Steal" 16 39
06 Flag of Maryland.svg Maryland Maggie Rogers "Light On" 5 105
07 Flag of Louisiana.svg Louisiana Remmi "Star Spangled" 14 54
08 Flag of Ohio.svg Ohio Walk the Moon "Kamikaze" 6 101
09 Flag of Idaho.svg Idaho Elena Coats "Song Like You" 20 12
10 Flag of Minnesota.svg Minnesota Grayson DeWolfe "Better Off" 19 31
11 Flag of Kansas.svg Kansas Janelle Monáe "Turntables" 10 62
12 Flag of California.svg California Breathe Carolina "Too Good" 2 109
13 Flag of Tennessee.svg Tennessee Imy2 "Bubblegum" 13 55
14 Flag of Iowa.svg Iowa Zedd feat. Julia Michaels "Daisy" 12 57
15 Flag of Florida.svg Florida Galxara "Jealous of Myself" 1 147
16 Flag of Michigan.svg Michigan Jax Anderson feat. Tunde Olaniran "Push" 8 80
17 Flag of Connecticut.svg Connecticut Audien feat. Echosmith "Favorite Sound" 3 108
18 Flag of Alaska.svg Alaska Portugal. The Man "Live in the Moment" 7 80
19 Flag of North Carolina.svg North Carolina Delta Rae "Hands Dirty" 15 45
20 Flag of Mississippi.svg Mississippi Caroline Romano "Games" 18 31

Final[]

Twenty-six states participated in the final, with all 47 participating states eligible to vote.

Draw State Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Florida.svg Florida Galxara "Jealous of Myself" 2 228
02 Flag of Colorado.svg Colorado Rachel Crow "Dime" 10 113
03 Flag of Connecticut.svg Connecticut Audien feat. Echosmith "Favorite Sound" 4 145
04 Flag of Arizona.svg Arizona Melody Thornton "I Will Wait" 23 35
05 Flag of South Dakota.svg South Dakota Haley McCallum "Called You Queen" 18 84
06 Flag of Wisconsin.svg Wisconsin Ava Max "My Head & My Heart" 11 106
07 Flag of Missouri.svg Missouri Chris Janson "Waitin' on 5" 26 6
08 Flag of Massachusetts.svg Massachusetts Pvris "Death of Me" 1 288
09 Flag of New York.svg New York Gregory Dillion "Love Again" 20 73
10 Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Pennsylvania Kurt Hugo Schneider feat. Andie Case "Champions" 6 137
11 Flag of Rhode Island.svg Rhode Island Orion "I Want You So Bad" 22 60
12 Flag of Texas.svg Texas Megan Thee Stallion "Circles" 12 101
13 Flag of Vermont.svg Vermont JoJo "Save My Soul" 5 141
14 Flag of Alaska.svg Alaska Portugal. The Man "Live in the Moment" 14 96
15 Flag of Nevada.svg Nevada Bohnes "Middle Finger" 19 84
16 Flag of Ohio.svg Ohio Walk the Moon "Kamikaze" 17 88
17 Flag of District of Columbia.svg District of Columbia Young Summer "Blood Love" 21 70
18 Flag of Oregon.svg Oregon Perlo "Front Lights" 15 96
19 Flag of Kansas.svg Kansas Janelle Monáe "Turntables" 13 99
20 Flag of California.svg California Breathe Carolina "Too Good" 8 124
21 Flag of Maryland.svg Maryland Maggie Rogers "Light On" 3 173
22 Flag of Michigan.svg Michigan Jax Anderson feat. Tunde Olaniran "Push" 16 89
23 Flag of Virginia.svg Virginia Gry Wolv feat. Stella Jones "Oceans Away" 24 20
24 Flag of Alabama.svg Alabama Elley Duhé "Middle of the Night" 7 130
25 Flag of Arkansas.svg Arkansas Charity "Cross My Heart" 25 19
26 Flag of Hawaii.svg Hawaii Lia Marie Johnson "Moment Like You" 9 121

Other states[]

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own USAvision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OUPB 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 Indiana.svg Indiana: Despite the state initially confirming its interest in taking part in the contest, it was later revealed that the Hoosier delegation had not submitted an entry on time and thus it could not be present in the final list of participating states.
  • Flag of Maine.svg Maine: The state HoD announced that the state will remain out of the competition.
  • Flag of Montana.svg Montana: The state didn't respond to the invitation that was sent by the OPBS, thus it was assumed as withdrawn.
  • Flag of New Mexico.svg New Mexico: The state didn't respond to the invitation sent by the OPBS, thus not being present in the final list of participating states.

Incidents[]

Flag of Florida.svg Florida's entry, "Jealous of Myself" by Galxara, was initially rejected. Finally it was decided that the artist was allowed to represent Florida because of the high public demand.

External links[]