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”
FINLAND – Mikko Pohjola with “Sängyn reunalla”
FRANCE – Joanna Lagrave with “Ma liberté”
GERMANY – MarieMarie with “Cotton candy hurricane”
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?