Since last Friday, nine more OGAE clubs have cast their votes in the OGAE Poll 2016, bringing the total to 20 countries. Last week Russia was in the lead, but after clubs from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia and Turkey cast their votes, it’s Amir from France who now takes the lead.

France grabs the douze points from five of these clubs and currently stands in the first position with 198 points. So far all the countries have awarded points for Amir and only three clubs — Albania, Russia and Turkey — have France out of their top three.

Russia’s Sergey Lazarev drops to the second position with 170 points but is still in with a good margin to Australia in third place with 140 points. Since the last update, Russia has received the top points only from OGAE Greece but is the favourite of seven clubs out of 20.

Australia’s Dami Im and Italy’s Francesca Michielin keep their positions at third and fourth but Spain’s Barei jumps from sixth to fifth. However, with 65 points she is tied with Bulgaria’s Poli Genova.

OGAE Cyprus

12 – France
10 – Russia
8 – Australia
7 – Italy
6 – Bulgaria
5 – Ukraine
4 – Hungary
3 – Sweden
2 – Spain
1 – Estonia

OGAE Czech Republic

12 – France
10 – Iceland
8 – Hungary
7 – Spain
6 – Bulgaria
5 – Croatia
4 – Russia
3 – Italy
2 – Estonia
1 – Australia

OGAE Greece

12 – Russia
10 – France
8 – Cyprus
7 – Australia
6 – Italy
5 – Serbia
4 – Azerbaijan
3 – Austria
2 – Bulgaria
1 – Armenia

OGAE Italy

12 – France
10 – Russia
8 – Australia
7 – Cyprus
6 – Spain
5 – Bulgaria
4 – Czech Republic
3 – Latvia
2 – Austria
1 – Hungary

OGAE Netherlands

12 – France
10 – Russia
8 – Italy
7 – Australia
6 – Latvia
5 – Austria
4 – Bulgaria
3 – Iceland
2 – Macedonia (FYR)
1 – Estonia

OGAE Poland

12 – Ukraine
10 – France
8 – Australia
7 – Spain
6 – Czech Republic
5 – Latvia
4 – Russia
3 – Hungary
2 – Italy
1 – Bulgaria

OGAE Portugal

12 – France
10 – Spain
8 – Italy
7 – Australia
6 – Austria
5 – Bulgaria
4 – Russia
3 – Poland
2 – Serbia
1 – Czech Republic

OGAE Russia

12 – Hungary
10 – Sweden
8 – Cyprus
7 – Czech Republic
6 – Latvia
5 – France
4 – Estonia
3 – Bulgaria
2 – Italy
1 – Iceland

OGAE Turkey

12 – Australia
10 – Croatia
8 – Ukraine
7 – Russia
6 – France
5 – Estonia
4 – San Marino
3 – Bulgaria
2 – Azerbaijan
1 – Poland

OGAE poll 2016: Total so far

  1. France (198 points)
  2. Russia (170 points)
  3. Australia (140 points)
  4. Italy (76 points)
  5. Spain (65 points)
  6. Bulgaria (65 points)
  7. Hungary (59 points)
  8. Latvia (54 points)
  9. Ukraine (53 points)
  10. Austria (43 points)
  11. Cyprus (36 points)
  12. Sweden (32 points)
  13. Iceland (28 points)
  14. Czech Republic (26 points)
  15. Croatia (24 points)
  16. Estonia (20 points)
  17. Serbia (16 points)
  18. Azerbaijan (16 points)
  19. Ireland (8 points)
  20. Poland (7 points)
  21. Slovenia (6 points)
  22. Armenia (6 points)
  23. San Marino (4 points)
  24. Macedonia (FYR) (4 points)
  25. Norway (3 points)
  26. Israel (1 point)

All other countries are yet to receive any points.

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ManDarinas
ManDarinas
5 years ago

France, Spain, Latvia, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Australia, Latvia, Ukraine, Moldova, Finland. (Russia – has such a boring and outdate song for this year.)

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
5 years ago

In my opinion Russia is the best:) But I really like Amir:)

Robert
Robert
5 years ago

OGAE are one of the worst fan organisations ever! There prediction don’t mean anything. Funny how last year Latvia (Animata) didn’t receive a single point BUT in the Eurovision final she came 6th place.

Malta, should not fuss about OGAE at all. It will surprise! (Sorry but Amir wll never even see a Top 10 in eurovision)

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

@Bella Chalk it up to trying to be too clever at 1 AM. I was thnking you met those places in an individual country- not the placements overall. That said.. your overall rank in a given metric (Televotes, Jury) isn’t going to matter. If you’re first in televoting, it’s better to be in fourth place 20 points back on the juries than it would be to be second 40 points back. Its all about having the highest total score at the end. Which is going to make things REALLY interesting if the points in one metric are bunched up, and… Read more »

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

1 question, why is my comment awaiting moderation, i didn’t say anything wrong

bella
bella
5 years ago

Loo did Bjorkman said something about the hate that Frans receive from the eurofans?

bella
bella
5 years ago

Eugene Sweden dont have poor results on ogae.In eurovision things will be very different than ogae.Maybethe winner will be the same but I expect Sweden and Poland being in top 3.Anyway we will see in Rehearsals who wil impress.Does anyone know when the rehearsals begin?

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
5 years ago

To me, it’s almost unbeilivable that Italy is fourth! This is most likely to flop with the televoters, since it doesn’t stand out and people might get bored of it! Also, why does Malta not have a single point? I didn’t expect this at all! Russia and France are way overrated, as always and I hope neither of them will win!

Antonio
Antonio
5 years ago

@Charles I’m not a big fan of Malta, but at least, the song deserves more than nil points.

And I think Italy is overrated because there’s nothing special in this song. I’m Spaniard, and my language is similar to Italian, and I could say that there are some “unnatural rhymes”. I don’t know if you understand me.

Someone just commenting
Someone just commenting
5 years ago

how come most countries vote 12 pts to France or Russia (mostly) I mean everybody have different taste on music.To me it looks like they only voted for them just because they are first on the odds or sth smh

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@Azotman

the song is technically a good song, quite catchy in my opinion and Ira does sing good live, at least in the pre party’s

@Racal

and this makes me want to vote for Malta even more, Ira is a good live singer and her song is really in my head already, and i keep listening to it on repeat 🙂

and Douwe Bob, is also a good singer with a catchy song

so i’m not taking the OGAE any serious, and neither should the juries do

Racal
Racal
5 years ago

The 4 points of San Marino, who sent a Turkish singer, all came from Turkey. That’s why.

I’m surprised that the Nertherlands and Malta still have no point.

boyan08
boyan08
5 years ago

lol San Marino only get 4 ponts from Turkey,but Macedonia 2 times 2 points,so Macedonia has to be over San Marino!

Azotman
Azotman
5 years ago

Bonsoir Stockholm, OGAE may be a little different than the televote. I think this fans truly know all songs and really vote according to their preference. During Eurovision, Televoting is highly affected by the neighbouring/diaspora effect which may be slightly reduced in OGAE. I think Malta has not such a great song. However, Ira Losco is great. This vote is a little biased by the fact the vote is on 43 songs directly. During the contest, I expect Malta to deliver a great perfomance and to score with both jury and televote in order to reach 10-15 ranking in the… Read more »

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@NN

i really can’t believe it, who give those points from the OGAE, do you know that?

@Eugene

yeah they can’t really make those decisions only based on studio versions

but again they give San Marino points, and no points for Malta, kinda weird

@EugeneESCUK
5 years ago

Personally I do NOT ignore the OGAE results after years of research. All polls have limitations and we should not expect them to predict EXACTLY what will happen every year that is just totally ridiculous for these reasons :- 1 They do not reflect how the ESC juries will score 2 They cannot predict whether the live vocals on the night will be poor 3 They vote before seeing the live rehearsals in May 4 They cannot replace millions of televoters of course What these results do indicate is how the televote might go and few may be totally wrong… Read more »

NN
NN
5 years ago

Malta 0 point so far with 20 OGAE clubs.

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@Pollaski

hi again

and can i just say that i find it odd why San Marino does have points and Malta doesn’t

really undeserved ranking by the OGAE

i really hope Ira can slay in May, at the pre party’s, she did a good job with singing her song, and i think she’s practicing her high notes backstage with the sound checks

and i admit, i fancy Ira Losco, her song 7th wonder one of my favourite eurovision songs, and i listened to more of her music, well she’s a good singer, and quite versatile as well

bella
bella
5 years ago

Why this pollaski? They will add the televote in juries.I mean something like this:France 350 from televote and 150 from juries overall 500 points.Russia 360 from jury and 140 from televote overall 500 points.Another country both in televote and jury third.Jury 280 and televote 282 points.Overall 562.So I think that im right.

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

@bella

Nice job on the math here.

France (1st TV; 5th judge): 18 points
Russia (1st Judge; 6th TV): 17 points
Third Country (3rd both): 16 points

So while you raise a good point your example actually works against you. Badly.

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@ESCFAN

i hope she’ll slay in may 🙂

bella
bella
5 years ago

We all forget something. The new voting system! For example:If the jury hasRussia 1st and France 5th and televote France 1st and Russia 6th and both jury and televote has a country 3rd Russia and France want be able to win and we will have an unexpected winner.

ESCFAN
ESCFAN
5 years ago

@Nicky91 – you are absolutely right, Malta is actually very underrated 🙁 I hope this won’t happen in the contest

Moondancer
Moondancer
5 years ago

This is purely based on the radio friendly qualities of every song. When any song it’s wisely set on stage, it acquires a whole new dimension. I always say the same. You can’t take any of these polls or voting systems serious considering you have hundreds of million people watching this. It’s true that a very low percentage of this viewers ends voting for their favorites, but it’s still a huge difference compared to these polls or OGAE clubs. Are these OGAE club integrated by people of all age ranges? I guess if you’re under 18 you cannot participate in… Read more »

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@2016

well i’m also quite surprised at this voting of the OGAE

and some people say Malta is overrated, they are underrated haha

ESCFAN
ESCFAN
5 years ago

They should be ashamed of themselves. So countries with poor songs have points and Malta is yet to get points. In which world are they living? They give high points to outdated or bad songs just because the singer is good looking. I accept the fact that they do not think it is the best everyone has his opinion but to still be without points shows how shallow they are.

Fransen
Fransen
5 years ago

@Mitchelvaneijk

Nicoline Refsing (http://rockartdesign.com/about/) was the Creative Director & Content Producer for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Scroll down and you will find The Netherlands as well:
http://rockartdesign.com/gallery/videos/

El Rosario de Raquel
5 years ago

For my only, Spain.

Violet
Violet
5 years ago

Pathetic vote !!! Important will only vote in May!

Scotish_shortbread
Scotish_shortbread
5 years ago

Ogae Cyprus gave 1 point to Serbia and not Estonia. And Malta came very close to getting that 1 point. Missed it only by 4 points

Mitchelvaneijk
5 years ago

@Fransen

There was no Danish stage direction in the team of The Common Linnets, we had a Belgian director

Mitchelvaneijk
5 years ago

The Netherlands is like usual underrated -_-

Felix Prochain
Felix Prochain
5 years ago

They are delusional ))

MS
MS
5 years ago

I’m happy for France.It’s my favourite song.
Russia is overrated.I prefer Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Poland …

AQP?
AQP?
5 years ago

France and Russia seem to be the two most popular songs at this moment but they’re not “Euphoria” by any means, so we must hold our horses.

There’s almost no gap between them an a big group of songs (Malta,Ukraine,Bulgaria,Australia,Spain,Croatia,Serbia,Poland and maybe a few more)

Also I’m not discounting anyone bar 10-15 songs which I think they’re poor and cannot be saved by any kind of performance.

Semifinals could bring some new favorites and could sink some solid contender’s hopes.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

There’s something else weird that happens with the OGAE voting. Voting OGAEs can’t vote for their own country, but not all competing countries are represented by an OGAE.

So this means that while, Bulgaria or Hungary can get points from all 43 voting clubs, France or the UK can only get points from 42, while poor Germany can only get points from 41 as there are two German OGAEs.

Yeah, the OGAE voting is just a bit of fun, but it’s sad that it can’t be fairer.

fikri
fikri
5 years ago

lol turkey. lesbehonest, if this is a real, they would give their 12 to azerbaijan.

but it’s refreshing seeing top 5 filled with 3 big 5 countries tho. i love it!

2016
2016
5 years ago

This is not a official voting at the end of the day. MALTA IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND MUST BE A WINNER.

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

@Gugl

Wrong attitude, chuckles.

Wanna beat Russia? Have a better song and win the damn thing straight up in full competition. Don’t start this “let’s all rally behind the best alternative” crap.

Gugl
Gugl
5 years ago

So happy to see there is a clear alternative to Russia now with France. To unify behind France is probably the only way to avoid a victory of Russia.

I do understand that Malta has received no points so far – overproduced song that leaves you empty. And great to see Austria in Top 10 – easy to remember song and Zoë has a lovely personalty. She deserved to receive the biggest applause from
Amsterdam to London.

Fransen
Fransen
5 years ago

Francesca’s creative director in charge of her stage performance is a Danish woman, who also worked with Conchita, The Common Linnets and Aminata. I think she will surprise a lot of people in Stockholm.

Jacques
Jacques
5 years ago

Poor Malta.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

Sorry, San Marino has more votes than other favorites? LOL!

Also, Im concerned w/ France’s potential staging. No clue is Amir will have the stage presence or about to be as noticeable as Sergey can be on stage.

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

Whoopsies. My system had Germany 23rd last year. But Ann Sophie did have 4 countries where she was 11th, and another 3 had her 12th.

The real beneficiary would have been Spain, who got to 13th.

Graph
Graph
5 years ago

When France’s song was first released I didn’t hear a lot of people raving about it, but then in late-March it suddenly became a fan favorite. If this is the kind of song that has to grow on you, it wouldn’t be the most likely to win although it has a better chance of winning than a lot of entries. But I think Russia’s odds of winning are way above anyone else. The whole team behind their song has obviously worked to engineer a winner. The question is whether it’s too blatantly obvious a winner for the juries. But any… Read more »

hasa
hasa
5 years ago

All clubs have both Russia and France in their top 10. Russia is the only club that doesn’t have Australia in its top 10.

joey
joey
5 years ago

Russia will win

Loo
Loo
5 years ago

The OGAE voting means NOTHING but France is really bulding momentum atm. Amir is doing everything right.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

GO Latvia, Italy and France !!!!!

Pollaski
Pollaski
5 years ago

The OGAE needs to deepen its scoring system. Actually, the ESC does too- the 12 point system was developed in 1975 when the contest only had 19 entrants. Now there’s 26 so we’ve gone from over half receiving points to well under half. For the winners, who generally get high points from all countries, it doesn’t really matter, but it certainly hoses those on the mid-to-lower end. A good example of this is Ann Sophie last year, who finished dead last with no points- despite few countries if any actually ranking her that low. In fact, she got at least… Read more »