OGAE Poll 2017: Italy holds lead, Ireland and Latvia finally get points

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As three more countries have revealed their votes for the OGAE Poll 2017, Italy’s lead strengthens, with only Belgium looking like a potential contender to grab the top spot. It’s also good news for Latvia and Ireland — they each received their first lot of points, ensuring each a place on the scoreboard.

First was OGAE Netherlands, who mostly followed the status quo. Their 12 points went to fan favourite Italy, their ten points to Belgium and their eight points to Estonia. The Netherlands did break from convention by awarding Austria a point, making the Netherlands just the third country to give points to “Running on Air”.

Next was OGAE Spain. Their top scores again went to the big favourites. Twelve points to Italy, ten points to Belgium and eight points to Sweden. Spain was also feeling the Irish love and awarded Brendan Murray his first lot of points. It might just have been two points, but it’s enough to ensure a place for Ireland on the scoreboard.

And finally OGAE Lithuania also revealed their votes and things were a little different. While Lithuania’s 12 points went to Italy, their ten points went to Norway and their eight points went to neighbouring Latvia. This ensured that Triana Park also had a place on the scoreboard. Notably, Lithuania had no points to give to fan favourites France and Estonia.

The biggest change on the overall scoreboard is the jump of Norway from 18th to 13th place.

OGAE Poll 2017: Netherlands vote

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

OGAE Poll 2017: Spain vote

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

OGAE Poll 2017: Lithuania vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Norway – 10 points
  3. Latvia – 8 points
  4. Bulgaria – 7 points
  5. Belgium – 6 points
  6. Denmark – 5 points
  7. Finland – 4 points
  8. Hungary – 3 points
  9. Portugal – 2 points
  10. Sweden – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Total so far

  1. Italy – 169 points
  2. Belgium – 129 points
  3. Sweden – 103 points
  4. France – 87 points
  5. Estonia – 77 points
  6. Bulgaria – 38 points
  7. Portugal – 35 points
  8. Israel – 32 points
  9. FYR Macedonia – 31 points
  10. Finland – 25 points
  11. Switzerland – 20 points
  12. Hungary – 18 points
  13. Norway – 17 points
  14. Denmark – 15 points
  15. Romania – 11 points
  16. Belarus – 10 points
  17. Cyprus – 9 points
  18. Latvia – 8 points
  19. Azerbaijan – 8 points
  20. Austria – 7 points
  21. Croatia – 6 points
  22. Armenia – 5 points
  23. Ireland – 2 points
  24. Australia – 2 points
  25. Iceland – 2 points
  26. Montenegro – 2 points
  27. Georgia – 1 point
  28. United Kingdom – 1 point

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

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