Eurovision 2015 is still 12 months away. Fortunately our friends at L’Organisation générale des amateurs de l’Eurovision (OGAE) are keeping us occupied with a walk down memory lane. They’ve kicked off their popular OGAE Second Chance Contest, where OGAE fan clubs in various countries choose a song from their national final that didn’t make it to Eurovision this year. Members across Europe then vote for their favourite. Usually the contestants are the runners-up from each country, but not always. Sweden, for instance, has opted for fourth-place finisher Helena Paparizou over runner-up Ace Wilder.

This year, 20 entries will sing it out. Some of the entries, including Michael Rune and Natascha Bessez for Denmark, and Catarina Pereira for Portugal, were our readers’ picks during our pre-selection polls in the spring. OGAE will reveal the results by October.

You can review all of this year’s contestants’ by following the links below. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many contestants as you’d like, but you can only vote ONE time, so make it count.

You can also relive last year’s winner Adelen with “Bombo” below.

OGAE Second Chance Contest entries

ALBANIA – Klodian Kacani with “Me ty”

BELARUS – Daria with “Starlight”

BELGIUM – 2 Fabiola feat. Loredana with “She’s after my piano”

DENMARK – Michael Rune feat. Natascha Bessez with “Wanna be loved”

FINLAND – Mikko Pohjola with “Sängyn reunalla”

FRANCE – Joanna Lagrave with “Ma liberté”

GERMANY – MarieMarie with “Cotton candy hurricane”

GREECE – Krystallia with “Petalouda stin Athina”

HUNGARY – Bogi with “We all”

ICELAND – Asdis Maria with “Amor”

IRELAND – Eoghan Quigg with “The movie song”

ISRAEL – Mei Finegold with “Be proud”

LITHUANIA – Mia with “Take a look at me now”

MALTA – De Bee with “Pin the middle”

NORWAY – Linnea Dale with “High hopes”

PORTUGAL – Catarina Pereira with “Mea culpa”

ROMANIA – Anca Florescu with “Hearts collide”

SLOVENIA – Muff with “Let me be(myself)”

SPAIN – Brequette with “Run”

SWEDEN – Helena Paparizou with “Survivor”

OGAE Second Chance Contest poll

Who is your favorite? Let us know in the comments box below! If you’re done and looking for something to do, why not vote for your favorite national runner-up by clicking here?

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Lauren
Lauren
6 years ago

BREQUETE CASSIE for Spain , of course…Big voice and great song!

Eamonn2006
Eamonn2006
6 years ago

BREQUETTE OBVIOUSLY! She had the only song that got over 9 with the wiwi juries.

Marie Pantiz
Marie Pantiz
6 years ago

SURVIVOR of course!

Louie
Louie
6 years ago

I think SURVIVOR is the BEST song.
12pts SURVIVOR
10pts Mas (Run)

Mary
Mary
6 years ago

Of course “Survivor”. Helena has got a magical voice and a great song. Also, she had an amazing performance at Melodifestivalen. She will definitely win!! 😉
@Henrik:
What do you mean? Helena’s song is much much better than Ace’s one. I think that the swedes made the right decision and I hope that Helena will win! ?

florent
6 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuP6N_HyB7qsTvE6veWoYug
listen our cover of Undo and more new material from my band ^^

Eric
Eric
6 years ago

12p- Lithuania
10p-Sweden
8p-Estonia

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

Indeed, where is Sandra? I think she definitely was the most wronged in this year’s Eurovision.
But from the ones in the list, definitely Brequette.

Francesco
Francesco
6 years ago

12: Albania
10:Portugal
8: Spain
7: Romania
6: Denmark
5: Sweden
4:Belarus
3:Israel
2: France
1: Ireland

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Hungary is so good. Wow. Denmark a very close second place.

I also like Ireland, Israel and Spain.

s5
s5
6 years ago

12.Spain
10.Norway
8.Sweden
7.Finland
6.Denmark
5.Hungary
4.Germany
3.Greece
2.Portugal
1.Romania

Megan
Megan
6 years ago

VOTE FOR BREQUETTE – RUN
1.SPAIN
2.ISRAEL
3.SWEDEN

Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
6 years ago

Sweden and Finland

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Oh, and The Movie Song is a good choice for Ireland.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Why She’s After My Piano for Belgium? Should’ve gone with Day One. 2 Fabiola and Loredana didn’t have a very good live performance. I’ll admit they did pretty well in the charts, but still…

I’d also prefer Efter eitt lag for Iceland and Ao teu encontro for Portugal. Some of the other picks are good though (Finland, Spain, Greece, and Sweden even though I’d prefer several other songs over Survivor).

ZoboCamel
ZoboCamel
6 years ago

Mikko Pohjola and Brequette would both have been far better choices than what Finland and Spain ended up sending, and I think both would have been in with a good chance at winning. I honestly think that Mas, in particular, is better than any entry I’ve ever seen in the contest itself.

Shoutouts to Santiano’s ‘Fiddler on the Deck’, Sandra Nurmsalu’s ‘Kui tuuled pöörduvad’, and Stefan Stan feat. Teddyk’s ‘Breathe’, which I think would have placed quite well and were my favourites by far in Germany, Estonia and Romania respectively, but were left out by this poll.

Iain
6 years ago

Linnea Dale really should have represented Norway. Please listen to her song and vote!

Nikos
Nikos
6 years ago

I “vote” for Sandra Nurmsalu cause she was robbed (not that I didnt like Tanja’s song, Sandra’s was better IMO)

I wish she were on the poll

Miguel Angel
Miguel Angel
6 years ago

Vote for Catarina Pereira!!!

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

As everybody else, I would say Brequette and Helena are my favourites, but I really liked Linnea Dale and Anca Florescu.

1.Norway
2.Romania
3.Spain
4.Sweden

tomUK
tomUK
6 years ago

Helena and Brequette! Sanna and Ruth had two of the stand out performances, and two of the best songs – but Survivor and Run will always be my favourites 🙂

giorgos
giorgos
6 years ago

I love HELENA PAPARIZOU with survivor…!!!! I like very much GREECE with crystallia….!! france,portugal,hungary is very nice…….!

Miksi
6 years ago

Brequette and Helena 🙂

Timbardur62
Timbardur62
6 years ago

Watch and listen Mikko Pohjola’s video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YRy-Wjxnxc
Song and genre reminds me of Robbie William’s best ballades. Although SoftEngine did well I still think this Sängyn Reunalla is one of the best songs Finland has had to offer for the ESC.

ingo
ingo
6 years ago

brequette

Stathis
Stathis
6 years ago

Helena Paparizou with Survivor by far.Hopefully Sweden didn’t choose Busy doin nothing by Ace Wilder in ESC and Second Chance.I doubt if it could reach the top 10 in both of them

Margaret Burger
Margaret Burger
6 years ago

Sandra not only shafted by Estonia, but also shafted by Wiwiblog andra chansen contest.

Timselvision
Timselvision
6 years ago

@Jeo: Estonia doesn´t participate. 🙁

paco
6 years ago

Brequette,helena

Kajsa
6 years ago

Voted for Helena <3

JEO
JEO
6 years ago

WHERE IS SANDRA NURMSALU – KUI TUULED PÖÖRDUVAD ??????????

Paige
Paige
6 years ago

Helena or Brequette!

Dhani
Dhani
6 years ago

HELENA PAPARIZOU YES NO DOUBT AT ALL I WANT TO SAY I THINK IT IS THE MUCH MUCH MUCH BETTER SONG THAN STUPID UNDO BORING UNDO WITH SURVIVOR SWEDEN COULD’VE WON BUT GOOD THEY DIDN’T CAUSE THEN WE WOULD HAVE A BORING SWEDISH EUROVISION IN 2015 AND SWEDEN SUCKS AT ORGANIZING EUROVISON THEY PROVED THAT IN 2013

Solana
Solana
6 years ago

Malta, Finland, Spain and Romania

A.D.
A.D.
6 years ago

HELENAAAA!!!Amazing singer with an amazing song!!!!! <3

Linen
Linen
6 years ago

Survivor by far! I’m still so sad we picked Sanna instead of her :'(

D.S.
D.S.
6 years ago

Every favorite song/artist in this kind of competitions has always got his/her own share of haters. I remember that back in 2012 there were people who used call Euphoria overrated crap! Now I won’t be surprised if we’ll come across all sorts of people including those who will call the sublime Survivor generic or old-fashioned. Fact is Survivor will win this competition by storm, so you can hate all you want. Survivor already means a lot as a song and as a statement to a number of people including Helena. That is enough, the victory in 2nd change contest will… Read more »

D
D
6 years ago

I’d just like to say that I’m really pissed off my country picked the generic pop rock ballad “Survivor” over the unique hip hop infused masterpiece “Busy Doin’ Nothin'”. Sigh. Anyway:
1- Hungary
2- Spain
3- Denmark
4- Lithuania
5- Greece
6- Norway
7- Finland
8- Malta
9- Iceland
10- Portugal
11- Slovenia
12- Germany
13- France
14- Romania
15- Belarus
16- Ireland
17- Israel
18- Sweden
19- Albania
20- Belgium

Reglect
Reglect
6 years ago

Sweden, Israel or Spain. They all were amazing.

D.S.
D.S.
6 years ago

Sweden (Helena – Survivor)

Fiebreq
Fiebreq
6 years ago

In my opinion, Mikko Pohjola from Finland has the best song.

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Bogi or Helena 😀

Gav
Gav
6 years ago

I would have voted for one and one only ACE WILDER. survivor iv heard once and I have no desire to hear again. I guess I’m voting for “we are”.

Henrik
6 years ago

OMG! What’s up with the swedes… ? To chose Helena over Ace? Well seems they don’t wanna win this year. But they probalby will. 🙁 Ace would have won it for them in the real ESC and definitely in this.

Timselvision
Timselvision
6 years ago

Norway, Israel, Hungary, Greece or Sweden.

Renske
Renske
6 years ago

2 Fabiola ft. Loredana and I wanted to see Sandra for Estonia too.