OGAE Poll 2017: Neighbourly love – OGAE Armenia awards Azerbaijan’s Dihaj 4 points

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They’re two countries that haven’t always got in in terms of Eurovision. But with OGAE Armenia revealing their votes for the OGAE Poll 2017, they have surprisingly given four points to their eastern neighbour, Azerbaijan. It seems that Dihaj’s “Skeletons” know no borders!

Also revealing their votes was OGAE Slovakia. Like a lot of other counties, their 12 points went to Italy, with Francesco Gabbani continuing to rack up the points. But Slovakia gave their ten points to Bulgaria. It’s the highest score that Kristian Kostov has received so far in the OGAE Poll 2017. Slovakia was also generous to Norway, giving JOWST five points and putting them on the scoreboard.

OGAE Armenia gave their 12 points to France‘s Alma, and only gave frontrunner Italy seven points. They gave Portugal its highest individual score so far with six points, they continued the love for Norway with two points, and they put Georgia on the scoreboard with one point.

The big surprise came with Armenia giving Azerbaijan four points, doubling its overall score. The two countries have typically avoided each other at Eurovision, with political tensions overcoming any appreciation of the other’s music.

But it seems that Dihaj’s electro pop banger “Skeletons” has brought its boney goodness over to its neighbours and made an impact. The question remains — will OGAE Azerbaijan return the favourite to Armenia’s electro pop track when their votes are revealed later?

OGAE Poll 2017: Slovakia vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Bulgaria – 10 points
  3. Belgium – 8 points
  4. Sweden – 7 points
  5. Finland – 6 points
  6. Norway – 5 points
  7. Armenia – 5 points
  8. Portugal – 3 points
  9. FYR Macedonia – 2 points
  10. Estonia – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Armenia vote

  1. France – 12 points
  2. Belgium – 10 points
  3. Sweden – 8 points
  4. Italy – 7 points
  5. Portugal – 6 points
  6. Bulgaria – 5 points
  7. Azerbaijan – 4 points
  8. Cyprus – 3 points
  9. Norway – 2 points
  10. Georgia – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Total so far

  1. Italy – 133 points
  2. Belgium – 103 points
  3. Sweden – 88 points
  4. France – 74 points
  5. Estonia – 64 points
  6. Israel – 29 points
  7. FYR Macedonia – 25 points
  8. Bulgaria – 25 points
  9. Portugal – 23 points
  10. Switzerland – 20 points
  11. Finland – 17 points
  12. Hungary – 15 points
  13. Romania – 11 points
  14. Denmark – 10 points
  15. Belarus – 10 points
  16. Cyprus – 9 points
  17. Azerbaijan – 8 points
  18. Norway – 7 points
  19. Austria – 6 points
  20. Croatia – 6 points
  21. Armenia – 5 points
  22. Australia – 2 points
  23. Iceland – 2 points
  24. Montenegro – 2 points
  25. Georgia – 1 point
  26. United Kingdom – 1 point

These countries are yet to receive any points: Albania, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine

READ FULL COVERAGE OF THE OGAE 2017 POLL RESULTS