| Own Americavision Song Contest 3|
|Semi-finals dates||11 February 2018|
|Final date||22 February 2018|
|Venue|| Madison Square Garden|
New York, United States
|Number of entries||39|
|Debuting countries||United States Virgin Islands|
|Returning countries|| French Guiana |
|Withdrawing countries|| Nicaragua |
|Voting system||Each country awardes 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Bolivia |
|Own Americavision Song Contest|
Own Americavision Song Contest 3, often referred to as OAmSC #3, is the third edition of Own Americavision Song Contest. The contest took place in New York, United States, following country's victory in the 2nd edition with the song "Speak to Me", performed by Amy Lee. This is the first time that United States hosted the contest.
Thirty-nine countries participated in the third edition. The contest saw the return of French Guiana, Mexico and Suriname. United States Virgin Islands made their debut appearance. However, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Venezuela have withdrawn from the competition.
The winner was Bolivia with the song "Amor", performed by Michelle Andrade and Mozgi which scored 178 points, winning by a margin of 28 points in front of Chile. The podium was completed by Antigua and Barbuda, which finished on the third place. United States, the host country placed fourth.
For more details on the host country, see United States.
Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Located in Midtown Manhattan between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, it is situated atop Pennsylvania Station. The Garden is used for professional basketball and ice hockey, as well as boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling and other forms of sports and entertainment. It is close to other midtown Manhattan landmarks, including the Empire State Building, Koreatown, and Macy's at Herald Square.
The Garden opened on February 11, 1968, and is the oldest major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area. It is the oldest arena in the National Hockey League and the second-oldest arena in the National Basketball Association. In 2016, MSG was the second-busiest music arena in the world in terms of ticket sales, behind The O2 Arena in London. Including two major renovations, its total construction cost is approximately $1.1 billion, and it has been ranked as one of the 10 most expensive stadium venues ever built. It is part of the Pennsylvania Plaza office and retail complex. Several other operating entities related to the Garden share its name.
Semi-final Allocation DrawEdit
The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 27 January 2018. The semi-finalists were allocated into six pots, based on their geographical place and cultural similarities.
The pots were calculated and are as follows:
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3|
|Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
|01||Trinidad and Tobago||Sarah Mark||"Misunderstood"||3||103|
|02||Puerto Rico||Mix5||"A puro dolor"||14||36|
|04||Argentina||Come & C feat. Agapornis||"I Will Be There"||2||104|
|05||Antigua and Barbuda||Au/Ra||"Outsiders"||1||126|
|06||Guadeloupe||Stony feat. Shenseea||"Pon u ruff"||10||70|
|07||Uruguay||Sante Les Amis||"Brasil"||8||71|
|08||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Mel B||"For Once in My Life"||7||73|
|09||Honduras||Angela Bendeck||"Mi felicidad"||15||31|
|10||Panama||Kardinal feat. Celebrity Marauders, Joey & Pree||"Winner"||13||47|
|11||Bermuda||Thirdstory feat. Pusha T||"G Train"||6||83|
|12||Colombia||Leslie Grace feat. Maluma||"Aire"||5||94|
|13||Costa Rica||Fátima Pinto feat. Mike Joseph||"Feel Something"||4||96|
|15||Peru||Cristina Valentina||"Tell Me"||9||71|
|16||Dominica||Au.Rellie||"Wah We Come Here For"||16||20|
|01||Curaçao||Ladies Of Soul||"Feel Good"||13||53|
|02||Cayman Islands||Tokio Myers feat. Maeve||"Angel"||4||97|
|03||Brazil||Plya||"Thinking of You"||6||83|
|04||Jamaica||Amber Mark||"Lose My Cool"||15||37|
|05||Mexico||Thalía||"Vuélveme a querer"||14||47|
|06||Haiti||Ayiiti||"Voodoo You Do"||12||55|
|07||Aruba||Zyon feat. Ataniro||"Faithful"||17||3|
|10||Dominican Republic||Miriam Cruz||"Salí de ti"||16||20|
|11||United States Virgin Islands||Samantha J. feat. R. City||"Baby Love"||5||93|
|13||French Guiana||Chinee Queen||"Money Talk"||10||61|
|15||Chile||Yael Meyer||"The Hunt"||2||130|
|16||El Salvador||Drianu feat. Strøm||"Into the Night"||7||79|
|17||Bolivia||Michelle Andrade feat. Mozgi||"Amor"||1||156|
Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 39 participating countries eligible to vote.
|01||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Mel B||"For Once in My Life"||11||88|
|02||Barbados||Lady Essence||"Fluffy Gal Anthem"||16||76|
|03||Costa Rica||Fátima Pinto feat. Mike Joseph||"Feel Something"||5||121|
|04||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Skarpyon||"Never Forget"||26||14|
|05||Peru||Cristina Valentina||"Tell Me"||22||57|
|07||Greenland||Malu Rohmann||"To Be or Not to Be"||14||78|
|08||Brazil||Plya||"Thinking of You"||8||99|
|09||Guadeloupe||Stony feat. Shenseea||"Pon u ruff"||15||77|
|10||Chile||Yael Meyer||"The Hunt"||2||150|
|11||Bolivia||Michelle Andrade feat. Mozgi||"Amor"||1||178|
|13||El Salvador||Drianu feat. Strøm||"Into the Night"||9||99|
|14||Uruguay||Sante Les Amis||"Brasil"||23||56|
|16||Cuba||Chila Lynn||"Real Woman"||18||73|
|18||Antigua and Barbuda||Au/Ra||"Outsiders"||3||144|
|19||Colombia||Leslie Grace feat. Maluma||"Aire"||20||61|
|20||French Guiana||Chinee Queen||"Money Talk"||24||51|
|21||Argentina||Come & C feat. Agapornis||"I Will Be There"||17||73|
|22||United States Virgin Islands||Samantha J. feat. R. City||"Baby Love"||13||82|
|23||Bermuda||Thirdstory feat. Pusha T||"G Train"||21||60|
|24||Trinidad and Tobago||Sarah Mark||"Misunderstood"||19||63|
|25||Cayman Islands||Tokio Myers feat. Maeve||"Angel"||6||114|
Other countriesEditEligibility 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.
- Ecuador: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 3rd edition.
- Nicaragua: The broadcaster announced its withdrawl due to the departure of the old delegation of the country.
- Paraguay: The broadcaster withdrew after the previous head of the delegation resigned.
- Saint Lucia: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 3rd edition.
- Venezuela: It was confirmed that the country would not participate in the 3rd edition.