OGAE Poll 2017 final results: Italy confirmed as winner, Belgium second, Sweden third

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For  the past few weeks the 44 voting clubs of OGAE have revealed their votes in the OGAE Poll 2017. At last all the clubs have reported in, the votes have been tallied and Italy’s Francesco Gabbani has been confirmed as the winner of the OGAE Poll 2017, with his song “Occidentali’s karma”.

Second place has gone to Belgium’s Blanche with “City Lights”, while third place has gone to Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson with “I Can’t Go On”. But before we look at the full results, let’s first catch up with the last of the voting.

First it was time for Germany’s second fan group, Eurovision Club Germany, to reveal their votes. They had 12 points to give to Italy, ten points to Belgium and eight points to Estonia. EC Germany is the only club whose points all went to acts in the overall OGAE Poll top ten.

It’s been half a decade since Turkey last competed at Eurovision, but the enthusiasm at OGAE Turkey hasn’t diminished. Turkey gave 12 points to Italy, ten points to FYR Macedonia and eight points to Belgium. They also had three points to give to Azerbaijan and two points to Denmark.

Then it was the turn of one of the bigger OGAE groups, OGAE Sweden, to reveal their points. Sweden had 12 points for Italy, ten points for Estonia and eight points for France. Sweden’s love for Australia continued with five points going down under. Sweden also had two points for Romania and one point for Montenegro.

Next was OGAE Austria. They gave 12 points to Italy, ten points to Belgium and eight points to France. Austria also had four points to give to Hungary and two to Australia.

Finally it was time for OGAE Poland to reveal where their votes had gone. Their 12 points went to Italy, ten points to Belgium and eight points to Bulgaria. Poland also had a surprise five points for San Marino. This is the only time points have been awarded to Valentina and Jimmie’s disco jam and saves San Marino from the lonely wasteland of nil points.

The scoreboard

With the final totals in, the winner of the OGAE Poll 2017 is confirmed as Italy’s Francesco Gabbani with “Occidentali’s karma”. He scored a record-breaking 497 points. Last year’s winner France had 425  as his winning total. Italy was the only country to receive points from all other countries, including 37 out of 43 available lots of 12 points.

In second place is Belgium’s Blanche with “City Lights” on 335 points. She was closely followed in third place by Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson with 308 points for “I Can’t Go On”.

Rounding out the top five was France’s Alma with 277 points and Estonia’s Koit and Laura on 242 points. The rest of the top ten went to Portugal (122 points), Bulgaria (120 points), FYR Macedonia (107 points), Israel (102 points) and
Finland (64 points).

Belgium, Sweden, France, Estonia and Portugal were the only other countries to score at least one set of 12 points — but with Italy’s domination of the douze points, there wasn’t a lot to go around elsewhere.

Eight countries were unlucky enough to score nil points. This means they all managed to avoid being in the top ten of every voting OGAE. The songs from Albania, Germany, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine might not have made enough of an impact, but they still have their fans.

The OGAE poll represents the favourites of the 44 voting fan clubs that are part of the OGAE network. It’s not intended to be a statistically representative poll of Eurovision voters in general, and history has proved that OGAE favourites do not always end up doing well at Eurovision. But it can be considered a good indication of where some of the attention will go (or not go!) in a week’s time.

OGAE Poll 2017: EC Germany votes

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

OGAE Poll 2017: Turkey votes

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

OGAE Poll 2017: Sweden votes

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Estonia – 10 points
  3. France – 8 points
  4. Belgium – 7 points
  5. Israel – 6 points
  6. Australia – 5 points
  7. FYR Macedonia – 4 points
  8. Romania – 3 points
  9. Denmark – 2 points
  10. Montenegro – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Austria vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Belgium – 10 points
  3. France – 8 points
  4. Portugal – 7 points
  5. Sweden – 6 points
  6. Estonia – 5 points
  7. Hungary – 4 points
  8. Israel – 3 points
  9. Australia – 2 points
  10. Czech Republic – 1 points

OGAE Poll 2017: Poland vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Belgium – 10 points
  3. Bulgaria – 8 points
  4. Sweden – 7 points
  5. France – 6 points
  6. San Marino – 5 points
  7. FYR Macedonia – 4 points
  8. Azerbaijan – 3 points
  9. Iceland – 2 points
  10. Finland – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017 – Total votes

  1. Italy – 497 points
  2. Belgium – 335 points
  3. Sweden – 308 points
  4. France – 277 points
  5. Estonia – 242 points
  6. Portugal – 122 points
  7. Bulgaria – 120 points
  8. FYR Macedonia – 107 points
  9. Israel – 102 points
  10. Finland – 64 points
  11. Denmark – 43 points
  12. Switzerland – 41 points
  13. Hungary – 40 points
  14. Australia – 36 points
  15. Azerbaijan – 34 points
  16. Norway – 30 points
  17. Romania – 18 points
  18. Montenegro – 17 points
  19. Belarus – 15 points
  20. Austria – 14 points
  21. Cyprus – 13 points
  22. Latvia – 12 points =
  23. United Kingdom – 12 points =
  24. Iceland – 9 points
  25. Armenia – 7 points
  26. Croatia – 6 points =
  27. Greece – 6 points =
  28. San Marino – 5 points
  29. Georgia – 4 points =
  30. Ireland – 4 points =
  31. Poland – 4 points =
  32. Netherlands – 3 points =
  33. Serbia – 3 points =
  34. Czech Republic – 2 points

These countries did not receive any points: Albania, Germany, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine.

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