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Own Africavision Song Contest 1
OAfSC1
Dates
Semi-finals date 30 May 2020
Final date 10 June 2020
Host
Venue Stade Tata Raphaël, Kinshasa, DR Congo
Presenter(s) Jessy Matador
Broadcaster Radio-Télévision nationale congolaise
Participants
Entries 42
Debuting All the participants
Voting
System Each country awards 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Winner Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
"Hme ye"
Own Africavision Song Contest
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Own Africavision Song Contest 1, often refered to as OAfSC #1, is the first edition of the Own Africavision Song Contest. The contest took place in Kinshasa, DR Congo. Organised by the Own American Broadcasting Association and host broadcaster Radio-Télévision nationale congolaise, the contest was held at the Stade Tata Raphaël, and consisted of two semi-finals and the final. The three live shows were hosted by Jessy Matador. This is the first time the DR Congo hosted the contest.

Forty-two countries participated in the first edition. Gabon announced their debut and was supposed to participate with Nathalie and her song "I Won't Forget". However, as the song was released in 2009, it was disqualified by the council. Mali had originally confirmed their participation but had failed to submit a song before the deadline, while Mauritania decided to postpone their debut for a later edition. The participating countries competed in two semi-finals.

The winner was Burkina Faso with the song "Hme ye" by Hawa Boussim which scored 198 points, winning by a margin of 23 points in front of Uganda. The podium was rounded out with Liberia. DR Congo, the host nation, placed 24th.

Location Edit

For more details on the host country, see DR Congo

Host City Edit

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Kinshasa
Location of the host city.
Kinshasa, formerly Léopoldville, is the capital and largest city of the DR Congo. Once a site of fishing and trading villages, Kinshasa is now a megacity with an estimated population of more than 11 million. It faces Brazzaville, the capital of the neighbouring Republic of the Congo, which can be seen in the distance across the wide Congo River, making them the world's second-closest pair of capital cities after Rome and Vatican City. Kinshasa is Africa's third-largest urban area after Cairo and Lagos. It is also the world's largest Francophone urban area (surpassing Paris in population), with French being the language of government, schools, newspapers, public services, and high-end commerce in the city, while Lingala is used as a lingua franca in the street. The city's most notable claim to fame is the 1974 hosting of the iconic boxing match between undefeated George Foreman against Muhammad Ali, known coloquially as The Rumble In The Jungle.

Host Venue Edit

Stade Tata Raphaël is a multi-purpose stadium in Kinshasa, DR Congo. Originally known as Stade Roi Baudouin (King Baudouin Stadium) when it was inaugurated in 1952 and Stade du 20 Mai (20 May Stadium) in 1967, it was used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a maximum capacity of 80,000 people. The stadium's most famous event was The Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman for the Undisputed WBC/WBA Heavyweight Championship that took place on October 30, 1974. 60,000 people attended the boxing match. The associated music festival, Zaire 74, that took place at the stadium six weeks prior to the boxing match, included such stars as James Brown and B.B. King.

Format Edit

Semi-final Allocation Draw Edit

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 27 April 2020. 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-one countries participated in the first semi, and twenty in the second. From each semi-final, thirteen countries joined the host in the final, where a total of twenty-seven countries participated.

The forty-one 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-one countries participated in the first semi-final. DR Congo also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Malawi Malawi Temwa "Hangover" 10 66
02 Flag of Tanzania Tanzania Renaida "Loco Notion" 16 42
03 Flag of Somalia Somalia Faarow "Burn" 11 62
04 Flag of Zambia Zambia El Mukuka feat. Kayla Jacobs "Bottle of Loneliness (Filatov & Karas Remix)" 9 68
05 Flag of Sudan Sudan Gaidaa "I Like Trouble" 14 48
06 Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea Brigitte Emaga "La clave" 19 13
07 Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe YouNotUs & Kelvin Jones "Seventeen" 4 94
08 Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Hawa Boussim "Hme ye" 1 124
09 Flag of Gambia Gambia Nabiha "Animals" 3 110
10 Flag of Togo Togo Millé "Minimal Love" 13 56
11 Flag of Eswatini Eswatini DJ Qness feat. Amanda Mo "Amen" 18 23
12 Flag of Mauritius Mauritius Jane Constance "À travers tes yeux" 5 94
13 Flag of Uganda Uganda Sabina Ddumba "I Cry" 2 113
14 Flag of Libya Libya Hassan El Shafei feat. Bahjat "Galbek ween" 8 87
15 Flag of Angola Angola Rui Orlando & Matias Damásio "Peço perdão" 21 3
16 Flag of Seychelles Seychelles Sandra feat. Richie B "Sorti ale" 20 10
17 Flag of Ghana Ghana Bree Runway "All Night" 15 47
18 Flag of Senegal Senegal Viviane Chidid "Do dara" 17 32
19 Flag of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Romy Rose "Pyromane" 7 88
20 Flag of Kenya Kenya Muthoni Drummer Queen "Power" 12 61
21 Flag of Liberia Liberia Isaac Dunbar "Scorton's Creek" 6 93

Semi-final 2Edit

Twenty countries participated in the second semi-final. DR Congo also voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Chad Chad Arlo Parks "Eugene" 11 53
02 Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde Jennifer Dias feat. Elji Beatzkilla "Loco" 4 95
03 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia Eden "When It Comes to You" 13 47
04 Flag of Burundi Burundi Natacha "Mubibona gute?" 7 78
05 Flag of Sao Tome and Principe São Tomé and Príncipe Calema "Dá-me dá-me" 19 24
06 Flag of Botswana Botswana Amantle Brown "Black Mampatile" 10 56
07 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria Tolani feat. Reekado Banks "Ba mi lo" 14 47
08 Flag of South Africa South Africa Yanga feat. Soweto Gospel Choir & Amanda Black "Promised Land" 3 112
09 Flag of Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Kolinga feat. Gaël Faye "Kongo" 16 37
10 Flag of Rwanda Rwanda Rita Ange Kagaju "Ntibikongere ukundi" 17 30
11 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia Nawel Ben Kraïem "Neuf moi" 15 44
12 Flag of Mozambique Mozambique Mariza "Quem me dera" 18 29
13 Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic Tenny feat. Maska "Like a Maniac" 9 64
14 Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Patrice "Burning Bridges" 2 119
15 Flag of Eritrea Eritrea Senhit "Dark Room" 5 87
16 Flag of South Sudan South Sudan Queen Zee "Kabara" 6 80
17 Flag of Benin Benin Yemi Alade & Angelique Kidjo "Shekere" 8 67
18 Flag of Namibia Namibia Riana Nel "Hou die hemel oop" 1 134
19 Flag of Madagascar Madagascar Ayna "Finalement" 12 51
20 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon Rosy Swag "Touch My Body" 20 22

FinalEdit

Twenty-seven countries participated in the final, with all 42 participating countries eligible to vote.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Namibia Namibia Riana Nel "Hou die hemel oop" 8 122
02 Flag of Libya Libya Hassan El Shafei feat. Bahjat "Galbek ween" 5 132
03 Flag of Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Romy Rose "Pyromane" 7 124
04 Flag of Kenya Kenya Muthoni Drummer Queen "Power" 15 73
05 Flag of Madagascar Madagascar Ayna "Finalement" 25 36
06 Flag of Burundi Burundi Natacha "Mubibona gute?" 17 64
07 Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Gims "Le prix à payer" 24 36
08 Flag of Benin Benin Yemi Alade & Angelique Kidjo "Shekere" 22 50
09 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia Eden "When It Comes to You" 26 30
10 Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe YouNotUs & Kelvin Jones "Seventeen" 6 132
11 Flag of Zambia Zambia El Mukuka feat. Kayla Jacobs "Bottle of Loneliness (Filatov & Karas Remix)" 14 77
12 Flag of Chad Chad Arlo Parks "Eugene" 19 58
13 Flag of Liberia Liberia Isaac Dunbar "Scorton's Creek" 3 166
14 Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde Jennifer Dias feat. Elji Beatzkilla "Loco" 13 91
15 Flag of Togo Togo Millé "Minimal Love" 11 96
16 Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic Tenny feat. Maska "Like a Maniac" 20 54
17 Flag of Uganda Uganda Sabina Ddumba "I Cry" 2 175
18 Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone Patrice "Burning Bridges" 12 94
19 Flag of Malawi Malawi Temwa "Hangover" 23 42
20 Flag of Somalia Somalia Faarow "Burn" 27 27
21 Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Hawa Boussim "Hme ye" 1 198
22 Flag of Botswana Botswana Amantle Brown "Black Mampatile" 18 64
23 Flag of Eritrea Eritrea Senhit "Dark Room" 10 97
24 Flag of Gambia Gambia Nabiha "Animals" 4 159
25 Flag of South Africa South Africa Yanga feat. Soweto Gospel Choir & Amanda Black "Promised Land" 16 72
26 Flag of South Sudan South Sudan Queen Zee "Kabara" 21 54
27 Flag of Mauritius Mauritius Jane Constance "À travers tes yeux" 9 113

Other Countries Edit

Eligibility for potential participation in the Own Americavision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active OAUB 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 Gabon Gabon: Gabon announced their debut and was supposed to participate with Nathalie and her song "I Won't Forget". However, as the song was released in 2009, it was disqualified by the council. The broadcaster was not able to submit a new entry as the deadline already passed.
  • Flag of Mali Mali: Mali had originally confirmed their participation in the contest. However, the OAUB announced that the delegation had failed to submit a song before the deadline, thus being forced to withdraw.
  • Flag of Mauritania Mauritania: The broadcaster confirmed country's participation, however, the head of delegation decided to step down from his position. A debut in the next edition was not ruled out after a new head of delegation showed interest in taking over.

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