OGAE Poll 2017: Sweden and Belgium close in for second place, while Poland gets first points

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As we draw closer to Eurovision 2017, the points for the OGAE Poll 2017 continue to come in. OGAE Latvia and OGAE Romania have both revealed their votes. And while there are no changes at the top of the overall scoreboard (ciao Italia!), Latvia has kindly ensured that Poland has received its first set of points. Let’s take a look.

OGAE Latvia made the slightly unconventional choice to award their 12 points to their Baltic neighbours in Sweden. Latvia’s ten points went to Italy, and they generously gave Norway eight points. Latvia also gave Poland its first set of points, with four points ensuring that Kasia Mos now has a place on the scoreboard.

OGAE Romania gave their 12 points to overall favourite Italy, their 10 points to Bulgaria and their eight points to Sweden. Romania had no points to give the star-crossed lovers of Estonia, but they kindly had six points for Azerbaijan and a single point for Ireland. Romania also gave some sweet love to Switzerland, with the Romanian-Swiss group Timebelle earning seven points.

On the overall scoreboard, Azerbaijan has doubled its points to 18 and now sits in 15th place. As to be expected, Italy remains at the top with a total of 215 points so far.

But the margin between Belgium and Sweden is narrowing and 12 points is all it will take for Sweden to slide in to second place. And of course Poland has debuted on the scoreboard, joining the fun in 24th= place.

OGAE Poll 2017: Latvia vote

  1. Sweden – 12 points
  2. Italy – 10 points
  3. Norway – 8 points
  4. Estonia – 7 points
  5. France – 6 points
  6. Belarus – 5 points
  7. Poland – 4 points
  8. Azerbaijan – 3 points
  9. Bulgaria – 2 points
  10. Hungary – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Romania vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Bulgaria – 10 points
  3. Sweden – 8 points
  4. Switzerland – 7 points
  5. Azerbaijan – 6 points
  6. Belgium – 5 points
  7. France – 4 points
  8. Denmark – 3 points
  9. Israel – 2 points
  10. Ireland – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Total so far

  1. Italy – 215 points
  2. Belgium – 149 points
  3. Sweden – 138 points
  4. France – 112 points
  5. Estonia – 99 points
  6. Bulgaria – 54 points
  7. Portugal – 41 points
  8. FYR Macedonia – 37 points
  9. Israel – 34 points
  10. Finland – 27 points
  11. Switzerland – 27 points
  12. Norway – 25 points
  13. Denmark – 22 points
  14. Hungary – 19 points
  15. Azerbaijan – 18 points
  16. Belarus – 15 points
  17. Romania – 11 points
  18. Cyprus – 9 points
  19. Latvia – 8 points
  20. Armenia – 7 points
  21. Austria – 7 points
  22. Croatia – 6 points
  23. Greece – 6 points
  24. Ireland – 4 points
  25. Poland – 4 points
  26. Australia – 2 points
  27. Iceland – 2 points
  28. Montenegro – 2 points
  29. Georgia – 1 point
  30. United Kingdom – 1 point

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

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