OGAE Second Chance Contest 2016 winner announced

It’s one of the highlights of the off-season; the OGAE Second Chance Contest.

“OGAE is an international organisation that was founded in 1984 in Savonlinna, Finland by Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen. The organisation consists of a network of 42 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, and is a non-governmental, non-political, and nonprofit company”.

OGAE offers a chance for fans from across the world to gather together in their own countries’ fan clubs to meet fellow Eurovision fans and take part in Eurovision related events, such as contests, meetings and concerts.ogae_logo

The Second Chance Contest offers a chance for each fan club to send a song from their respective national final to a special contest organised by the fan club; think of it as a world-wide fan contest.  Last year, Italy won with song “Fatti Avanti Amore” by singer NEK;

The songs which took part in the  2016 contest are as follows:

  1. Belgium – Tom “I’m Not Alone”
  2. Belarus – Napoli “My Universe”
  3. Ukraine – The Hardkiss “Helpless”
  4. Albania – Besa Krasniqi “Liroje Zemrën”
  5. Malta – Brooke “Golden”
  6. UK – Bianca “Shine A Little Light”
  7. Lithuania – Erica Jennings “Leading Me Home”
  8. Italy – Patty Pravo “Cieli Immensi”
  9. Hungary (OGAE REST OF WORLD) – Kállay Saunders Band “Who We Are”
  10. Sweden – Wiktoria “Save Me”
  11. Denmark – Anja Nissen “Never Alone”
  12. Austria – Elly V “I’ll Be Around (Bounce)”
  13. Latvia – MyRaidantU “We Will Be Stars”
  14. Switzerland – Vincent Gross “Half A Smile”
  15. Norway – The Hungry Hearts feat. Lisa Dillan “Laika”
  16. Slovenia – Raiven “Črno Bel”
  17. Estonia – Laura “Supersonic”
  18. Finland – Mikael Saari “On It Goes”
  19. Israel – Ella Daniel “Somebody Out There”
  20. Romania – Florena “Behind The Shadows”
  21. Poland – Margaret “Cool Me Down”
  22. Germany – Avantasia “Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose”
  23. Spain – Maria Isabel “La Vida Solo Es Una

All the groups have been voting for the past few months, and now we have the results…

Watch the full show here:

 

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And the results are in … the winner of the OGAE second chance contest is …

Well done to OGAE Poland who have won the OGAE Second Chance Contest for the first time (their best previous result had been third place in 2008 when they were represented by Man Meadow with song Viva La Musica).  Margaret seemed such a fan favourite when it came to the national final season in 2016, so it is easy to see why and how “Cool Me Down” won.  The full results are as follows;

  1. Poland – 265 points
  2. Sweden – 244
  3. Israel – 190
  4. Italy – 157
  5. Norway – 137
  6. Estonia – 120
  7. Hungary (ROW) – 120
  8. Finland – 119
  9. Ukraine – 91
  10. Germany – 86
  11. Spain – 84
  12. Denmark – 68
  13. UK – 49
  14. Malta – 46
  15. Austria – 45
  16. Belgium – 22
  17. Latvia – 14
  18. Switzerland – 7
  19. Romania – 6
  20. Slovenia – 6
  21. Lithuania – 5
  22. Albania – 2
  23. Belarus – 1

This gets us very excited for national final season coming up… What do you think about the winner? Who do you think should have won? Let us know below in the comments.


Sources :

OGAE Italy: https://www.facebook.com/OGAEItaly
OGAE International: https://ogaeinternational.org/

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