The Organisation générale des amateurs de l’Eurovision (OGAE) — the global fan club for Eurovision — has announced the results of its annual Second Chance Contest. We’re pleased to say that our readers, who spent the past five months voting in our own poll, managed to predict the top 3 finishers—and in the correct order!

Helena Paparizou, Eurovision alumnus who placed fourth at this year’s Melfest, has emerged as the winner! She received a total of 259 points – and 10 sets of douze points. Looks like OGAE Sweden will be busy, busy, busy as Second Chance Contest hosts next year.

The Spanish representative – Brequette and her song “Mas” (Run) – finished second, just as she did at her national final. This time the backlash over her runner-up status isn’t as dramatic as in “Mira quien va a Eurovision”, but she still lost by the smallest of margins—just 6 points.

Catarina Pereira from Portugal ended up in third with 197 points.

OGAE SECOND CHANCE CONTEST FULL RESULTS

  1. SWEDEN: Helena Paparizou – “Survivor” 259 points
  2. SPAIN: Brequette – “Mas(Run)”  253 points
  3. PORTUGAL: Catarina Pereira – Mea Culpa  197 points
  4. ISRAEL: Mei Finegold – “Be Proud”  149 points
  5. DENMARK: Michael Rune ft. Natascha Bessez – “Wanna be loved”  136 points
  6. NORWAY: Linnea Dale – “High hopes”  122 points
  7. FINLAND: Mikko Pohjola – “Sangyn reunalla  79 points
  8. FRANCE: Joanna Lagrave – “Ma liberte”  63 points
  9. GREECE: Crystallia – “Petalouda stin Athina”  62 points
  10. ALBANIA: Klodian Kociani – “Me ty”  58 points
  11. GERMANY: MarieMarie – “Cotton candy hurricane”  57 points
  12. BELARUS: Daria – “Starlight”  45 points
  13. IRELAND: Eoghan Quigg – “The movie song”  41 points
  14. ROMANIA: Anca Florescu – “Hearts collide”  38 points
  15. HUNGARY: Bogi – “We all”  32 points
  16. ICELAND: Ásdís María Viðarsdóttir – “Amor”  31 points
  17. LITHUANIA: Mia – “Take a look at me now”  23 points
  18. SLOVENIA: Muff – “Let me be (myself)”  20 points
  19. BELGIUM: 2Fabiola feat. Loredana – “She’s after my piano”  16 points
  20. MALTA: De Bee – “Pin the middle”  1 point

Are you satisfied with winner?

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Ewan
Ewan
6 years ago

I am disappointed with the winner, I have never liked Helena’s song but I knew that it has always been popular with fans. I would have loved to see Linnea Dale of Norway take the crown, as her song still gets constant airtime on my playlists….

Pastora Soler haha
Pastora Soler haha
6 years ago

Lithuania is underrated

Mi favourite was Finland… and of course Helena!

Brequette I love her song, but not her singing it. Sorry.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

I would’ve preferred Brequette winning, but Helena is still an excellent winner.

Brequette’s performance still gives me chills. Loved her, and would’ve preferred her in ESC to Ruth, who had a less interesting song.

Nirgal
Nirgal
6 years ago

Sweden is far too overrated in this thing.

Well, everywhere. But in this thing in particular.

Sami Luukela
6 years ago

I’m happy of Finland’s placement, but Belgium and Albania should’ve been higher.

DS
DS
6 years ago

Survivor finally getting the recognition it deserves! It had stood out for me from the very beginning. Happy for Helena and Sweden!

Álex, from Spain
Álex, from Spain
6 years ago

I’m so glad that Helena and Brequette finally did’t win their NF. Sanna and Ruth were my 2014 favourites!

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

Yay!

Moment of complaining: Lithuania and Slovenia should’ve done far, far better than they did. Moment of complaining over.

What an exciting vote and fabulous winner.

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MTD
MTD
6 years ago

@Charles – again, spot on. 🙂

Helena Paparizou even in this lineup has the below mediocre type of song, but hey, that’s Helena Paparizou.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

So this is what Eurovision would be and sound like if the whole thing was controlled only by fans … the winner would be known many months before knowing who would even bother to represent the other countries … Thank God I live in a more realistic world …

Timselvision
Timselvision
6 years ago

Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Belgium and Slovenia were underrated… And I don’t agree with the winner & runner-up :p

sopon
sopon
6 years ago

Shocked that Belgium didn’t score better!

And really disappointed with the winner