OGAE Poll 2017: Italy’s Francesco Gabbani’s lead grows, Iceland’s Svala finally gets points

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The results from the OGAE fan clubs continue to roll in and the fan favourites of Eurovision 2017 are starting to become clear. Next to reveal their points in the OGAE Poll 2017 are OGAE Switzerland and OGAE Croatia. Both gave Italy their 12 points, which pushed Francesco Gabbani further into the lead. OGAE Croatia was the first country to award Iceland any points.

Both OGAE Switzerland and OGAE Croatia gave their 12 points to Italy and their ten points to Belgium. They join six other clubs who gave their 12 to Italy and three others who gave eight to Belgium. This has also confirmed Francesco Gabbani in the overall lead with 114 points, while Blanche follows with 85 points.

Switzerland and Croatia also gave their eight, seven and six points to Sweden, Estonia and France — though each in a slightly different order. Sweden, Estonia and France also take those places in the overall total so far with 73 points, 63 points and 62 points respectively.

Switzerland also rewarded Portugal with five points. This moved Salvador Sobral from 14th place overall into the top ten with 14 points.

Croatia was the first country to give Iceland any points. OGAE Croatia was impressed enough by Svala’s “Paper” to award it two points. This now makes a total of 24 out of 42 countries to have received points.

While the OGAE poll only reflects the tastes of OGAE members, it is considered to be a good indication of where the contest favourites may lie. Last year 30 countries received at least one point. Of the 11 semi-finalists who received nil points, only two qualified for to the final.

OGAE Poll 2017: OGAE Switzerland vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Belgium – 10 points
  3. France – 8 points
  4. Sweden – 7 points
  5. Estonia – 6 points
  6. Portugal – 5 points
  7. Finland – 4 points
  8. Israel – 3 points
  9. FYR Macedonia – 2 points
  10. Hungary – 1 points

OGAE Poll 2017: OGAE Croatia vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Belgium – 10 points
  3. Estonia – 8 points
  4. Sweden – 7 points
  5. France – 6 points
  6. Finland – 5 points
  7. FYR Macedonia – 4 points
  8. Israel – 3 points
  9. Iceland – 2 points
  10. Australia – 1 points

OGAE Poll 2017: Total so far

  1. Italy – 114 points
  2. Belgium – 85 points
  3. Sweden – 73 points
  4. Estonia – 63 points
  5. France – 62 points
  6. Israel – 29 points
  7. FYR Macedonia – 23 points
  8. Switzerland – 20 points
  9. Hungary – 15 points
  10. Portugal – 14 points
  11. Finland – 11 points
  12. Romania – 11 points
  13. Denmark – 10 points
  14. Bulgaria – 10 points
  15. Belarus – 10 points
  16. Austria – 6 points
  17. Cyprus – 6 points
  18. Croatia – 6 points
  19. Azerbaijan – 4 points
  20. Australia – 2 points
  21. Iceland – 2 points
  22. Montenegro – 2 points
  23. Armenia – 1 point
  24. United Kingdom – 1 point

Countries that are not listed have not yet received any points.

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