Few people enjoy a song contest quiet as much as OGAE members. The international organisation of Eurovision fans runs numerous competitions throughout the year, including the Eurovision Song Contest Poll and the Second Chance Contest. They also organise the OGAE Song Contest, where every OGAE national club has an option to enter an original song, released in the previous 12 months in their country and sung in one of the country’s official languages. This year 31 branches have risen to the challenge. We now know all the songs which will compete to take the title from OGAE France, who won with Indila’s “Dernière Danse” in 2014.
Unsurprisingly, for a body made up entirely of Eurovision fans, the contest is dominated by songs from former contestants. Belgium, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia, Serbia, Armenia, Finland, Spain, Germany and Montenegro are sending tracks by Kate Ryan, Kristína Peláková, Alyona Lanskaya, Tamara Todevska, Jelena Tomasevic, Inga & Anush Arshakyans, Jari Sillanpää, Ruth Lorenzo, Michelle and Sergej Cetkovic respectively.
Kristina and “Ta Ne” for Slovakia
National finalists have also proven popular. Malta, Latvia, Sweden, and Slovenia all went down this route, choosing tunes from Corazón, Janis Stibelis, Darin, and Nika Zorjan respectively. San Remo’s Malika Ayane is singing for Italy.
Malika Ayane and “Senza Fare Sul Serio” for Italy
Thankfully, not all the clubs are trapped inside the euro-bubble. The Rest of World (ROW) and UK have opted for two global smashes in the form of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” and Ella Henderson’s “Ghost”. France, Portugal and Poland are also sending big hits from Kendji Girac, Mickael Carreira and Sylwia Grzeszczak. Meanwhile, Ireland are entering Markus Feehily with “Love Is A Drug”, the winner of our very own wiwivision.
Kendji Girac and “Andalouse” for France
You can listen to all 31 entries HERE. Voting is only open to OGAE members in the participating countries, and in some branches voting has already ended. But EVERYONE can still vote in our poll. Vote for your favourites now![polldaddy poll=9115159]
Who should win? Did the OGAE members choose the right songs? Let us know below.
Slovakia has a lovely summer song. What a shame they didn’t send it to Eurovision!
Ireland, UK or Sweden.
@ Yes indeed Eugene..
I do not even really like much numerous songs that i have in my top10!! 😛
All the songs that are outside of my top10 or especially my top15 are really weak..
The whole general level of the songs is just too low!
I really doubt if my ow #1 favorite Ireland will gonna win the Ogae Vision though..
Currently its 7th on the wiwi poll here..
I think & predict that either UK,Spain,ROW or France will end up as winners instead..
Here is my full top31 on the OGAE Vision 🙂 1) My Winner is *IRELAND* <3 ~ 12 points! ———————————————– 2) Armenia ~ 10 points 3) United Kingdom ~ 8 points 4) Spain ~ 7 points 5) Serbia ~ 6 points 6) Poland ~ 5 points 7) Malta ~ 4 points 8) Greece ~ 3 points 9) Belgium ~ 2 points 10) Germany ~ 1 point ————————————- 11) Portugal 12) Rest Of The World 13) France 14) Sweden 15) Denmark 16) Croatia 17) Netherland 18) Russia 19) Montenegro 20) Ukraine 21) FYR 22) Norway 23) Turkey 24) Slovakia 25) Slovenia… Read more »
So Belgium has Stromae, but OGAE Belgium sends Kate Ryan… They really don’t wanna win it! 😀
All I can say is, thank goodness the USA does compete in the real contest.
@Mario, it’s not a Eurovision contest. It’s a contest of the Eurovision fan clubs. OGAE Rest of the World is comprised of fans from Eurovision competing countries that do not have their own OGAE club (examples: Hungary, Georgia) and fans from non-Eurovision countries (examples: South Africa, Australia, Venezuela, USA). And that club decided to send Taylor Swift from their candidates.
With that being said, TAY SWAY ALL THE WAY!!
(And then Ella and Kendji)
But why USA is allowed to participate?? That is not fair…They should make the Contest then WORLD Vision..
And not only that but to pick a song that is extremely cliche..(Taylor Swift is just so overrated as a singer anyway…I hardly almost like just 1-2 songs by her whole discography & thats all)
People really have poor ability at picking the right songs in music contests..
Especially if you consider that a country like USA has an infinite number of amazing ideal songs & artists that could be used in music contests..
Charles, although sometimes I disagree with your perspective, I can always say that your posts are so refreshing. Thank you! And BTW, this time, I agree with you 100%!
Ghost by Ella Henderson, one of my favourite songs ever.
Voting on someone who actually participated in Eurovision like Ruth is kinda lame … if people actually bothered to listen to everybody else regardless and outside of the Eurovision bubble it would certaintly be an fun competition … but … music usually a second plan for fans. I went kinda old-school … actually awarding France, the UK and Ireland my preferences … first because they are awesome artists and these are theree absolutely genuinely great songs – my hat off for France’s embracing of Kendji’s gypsy style – and vocally Ellen and Markus are top notch and two artists I… Read more »
Seems a little unfair Taylor Swift is entered, no?
Anyway I am team Taylor, Kate Ryan, Darin, Kenji and Ella
Taylor Swift and “Blank Space” for the U.S.