OGAE Poll 2017: From Russia with love — Czech Republic finally gets one point

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Final votes in the OGAE Poll 2017 continue to come in — and there have been a few surprises. OGAE Macedonia, OGAE Israel and OGAE Russia have revealed their votes, and it’s good news for Czech Republic and Serbia. The former nil-pointers are now on the scoreboard.

First up was OGAE Macedonia. Unlike most OGAEs, they did not give their 12 points to Italy. Instead the douze points went to Belgium, while Italy got 10 points and France received eight. Macedonia also saved neighbouring Serbia from the nil points wasteland by giving Tijana Bogicevic three points.

Next was OGAE Israel. Their 12 points went to Italy, ten points to Estonia and eight points to Sweden. They were less impressed with Belgium, but still gave Blanche six points. Israel was feeling the love for Montenegro and had three points for Slavko.

Russia might not be competing in Eurovision 2017, but OGAE Russia was still there to vote in the OGAE Poll 2017. And they were doing things a bit differently. Russia’s 12 points went to Estonia, their ten points to Portugal, and they only had eight points to give to the overall winner, Italy.

Russia didn’t have any points to give to favourites Belgium, Sweden and France, but they had a big fat seven points for Montenegro. Russia also saved the day for the Czech Republic. Their one point for Martina Bárta ensures that “My Turn” has finally made it to the scoreboard.

On the overall scoreboard, Italy is unbeatably locked in to first place, now with 437 points. Belgium is second with 290, and Sweden follows in third place with 284 points. France can be found in fourth place with 242 points, while Estonia is fifth with 218 points.

Montenegro has taken the biggest leap in the scoreboard. Slavko has gone from six to 16 points, which means a jump from 25th to 17th place on the board. Serbia and the Czech Republic make their debut on the scoreboard, taking up the two final spots.

OGAE Poll 2017: Macedonia votes

  1. Belgium – 12 points
  2. Italy – 10 points
  3. France – 8 points
  4. Israel – 7 points
  5. Sweden – 6 points
  6. Switzerland – 5 points
  7. Estonia – 4 points
  8. Serbia – 3 points
  9. Latvia – 2 points
  10. Hungary – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Israel votes

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Estonia – 10 points
  3. Sweden – 8 points
  4. France – 7 points
  5. Belgium – 6 points
  6. Denmark – 5 points
  7. Bulgaria – 4 points
  8. Montenegro – 3 points
  9. Switzerland – 2 points
  10. Hungary – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Russia votes

  1. Estonia – 12 points
  2. Portugal – 10 points
  3. Italy – 8 points
  4. Montenegro – 7 points
  5. FYR Macedonia – 6 points
  6. Norway – 5 points
  7. Azerbaijan – 4 points
  8. Georgia – 3 points
  9. Finland – 2 points
  10. Czech Republic – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Totals so far

  1. Italy – 437 points
  2. Belgium – 290 points
  3. Sweden – 284 points
  4. France – 242 points
  5. Estonia – 218 points
  6. Bulgaria – 106 points
  7. Portugal – 103 points
  8. Israel – 90 points
  9. FYR Macedonia – 88 points
  10. Finland – 59 points
  11. Switzerland – 41 points
  12. Denmark – 39 points
  13. Hungary 36 points
  14. Norway – 30 points
  15. Australia – 29 points
  16. Azerbaijan – 28 points
  17. Montenegro – 16 points
  18. Romania – 15 points
  19. Belarus – 15 points
  20. Austria – 14 points
  21. Cyprus – 13 points
  22. Latvia – 12 points
  23. United Kingdom – 12 points
  24. Armenia – 7 points
  25. Iceland – 7 points
  26. Croatia – 6 points
  27. Greece – 6 points
  28. Ireland – 4 points
  29. Georgia – 4 points
  30. Poland – 4 points
  31. Netherlands – 3 points
  32. Serbia – 3 points
  33. Czech Republic – 1 point

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

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