Five months ago, we asked you to vote for your favorite among the 20 national selection songs battling it out to win the 2014 OGAE Second Chance contest.

After counting 2,480 votes we can finally announce the winner. It’s Greek-Swedish goddess, two-time Eurovision alumnus and all-around Eurovision diva Helena Paparizou!

She may have only placed fourth at Melodifestivalen 2014, but she is a real “Survivor” just like her song. In fact, she was so loved by OGAE Sweden that it decided to put her in the running for the Second Chance Contest instead of Melfest runer-up Ace Wilder. Well done, Sweden! She has managed to gather a total of 553 (22.3%) your votes. Viva la diva!

Second place went to Spain’s Brequette with her song “Run”. We all know the drama that went down when she narrowly missed the chance to represent Spain. Now she’s finished second again. Sorry about that…

Third place, way behind the winner and the runner-up, goes to the girl who stole the show in Portugal – Catarina Pereira with “Mea Culpa”. She has received 211 of your votes.

Last place goes to Belarus’ Daria and her song “Starlight”. Poor Daria received only 23 of your votes. Back in January, during the Belarussian national selection, she finished 8th. Despite her not-so-successful result, OGAE Belarus sent her to the competition. Was it the wrong move?

 

THE OGAE SECOND CHANCE POLL – WIWIBLOGGS READERS’ RESULTS:

  1.  SWEDEN:Helena Paparizou – Survivor   22.3%   (553 votes)
  2. SPAIN: Brequette – Mas (Run)   19.23%   (477 votes)
  3. PORTUGAL: Catarina Pereira – Mea Culpa   8.51%   (211 votes)
  4. DENMARK: Michael Rune ft. Natascha Bessez – Wanna Be Loved   5.69%   (141 votes)
  5. NORWAY: Linnea Dale – High Hopes   5.2%   (129 votes)
  6. GREECE: Krystallia – Petalouda Stin Athina   4.6%   (114 votes)
  7. ISRAEL: Mei Finegold – Be Proud   4.6%   (114 votes)
  8. FINLAND: Mikko Pohjola – Sängyn Reunalla   4.23%   (105 votes)
  9. ROMANIA: Anca Florescu – Hearts Collide   3.79%   (94 votes)
  10. HUNGARY: Bogi – We All   3.35%   (83 votes)
  11. GERMANY: MarieMarie – Cotton Candy Hurricane   2.78%   (69 votes)
  12. FRANCE: Joanna Lagrave – Ma  Liberté   2.54%   (63 votes)
  13. LITHUANIA: Mia – Take A Look At Me Now   2.22%   (55 votes)
  14. BELGIUM: 2 Fabiola ft. Loredana – She’s After My Piano   2.02%   (50 votes)
  15. IRELAND: Eoghan Quigg – The Movie Song   1.9%   (47 votes)
  16. ICELAND: Asdis Maria – Amor   1.69%   (42 votes)
  17. MALTA: De Bee – Pin The Middle   1.57%   (39 votes)
  18. ALBANIA: Klodian Kacani – Me Ty   1.49%   (37 votes)
  19. SLOVENIA: Muff – Let Me Be (Myself)   1.37%   (33 votes)
  20. BELARUS: Daria – Starlight   0.93%   (23 votes)

Check in this week when the real OGAE Second Chance winner is announced.

12 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Elias Dth.
Elias Dth.
6 years ago

?MAZING HELENA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AlvaRito_Spain
AlvaRito_Spain
6 years ago

Perfect!!
Helena first and Brequette second!!

Timselvision
Timselvision
6 years ago

Kinda shocked by these results, I don’t get the hype around Mas, and Survivor was not bad but not the best song xD

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

I agree; I gave my 12 to Helena when I voted.

@lbert
@lbert
6 years ago

For me not the real Survivor, that has to be Ace Wilder !!

D
D
6 years ago

I guess I should be happy that my country won even though it’s completely undeserving. Either Spain, Hungary, Belarus, Finland, Norway, Malta, Iceland, Lithuania, or Greece should’ve won. If we sent the actual best song from Melodifestivalen this year *coughbusydoinnothincough* then we would’ve actually deserved a win.

Also, am I the only one who finds it super weird how this is Sweden’s fourteenth win while the runners-up in terms of contests won only have three wins each.

SpirK
SpirK
6 years ago

The top 2 are both one of my all time favorite songs that tried to reach Eurovision. Had they been chosen for this year, both would’ve been my winner. Brequette’s “Mas” though, would’ve probably been my #1 all time Eurovision favorite. Spain lost a huge chance this year. Helena’s “Survivor” was also a killer of a song and the best in the whole Melodifestivalen imo. So those two did deserve coming in the first to places, but for me Spain should’ve won narrowly and not the opposite. Anyway, the top placings of these two year by year in the OGAE… Read more »

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Amazing Helena! I love Survivor.

Hungary is kinda underrated and Belgium is so low WTF???. Overall the results are not surprising

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

The contest is over already, with the same Top 3 as Wiwibloggs readers chose. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OGAE_Second_Chance_Contest_2014

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

I agree!

Sam "Sopon"
6 years ago

I’m still shocked that OGAE Sweden chose this has-been… >:(

I mean, they had a much stronger choice that nearly won MF, hint hint.

AnesBosna
AnesBosna
6 years ago

Top 4 is awful ._.
Norway deserves to win.