France, Amir, 1

Forty three OGAE clubs from all over the world voted for their Eurovision 2016 favourites and the results are in. With the last points coming from Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Germany (EC), Sweden and United Kingdom, France’s Amir is the winner.

A total of 3,336 OGAE members cast their votes, with “J’ai Cherché” receiving the maximum douze points from 18 of the 43 voting clubs. He walks away with 425 points. Things are looking good for Amir. The Wiwi Jury ranked him second awarding him a score of 8.59, while he’s also doing well in our polls.

Russia’s Sergey Lazarev is the bookies’ favourite to win and he’s also riding high with the OGAE fans. He was the favourite with 15 clubs, and finishes second in the overall poll. With 392 points he comfortably beats third place Australia.

Bulgaria and Italy round out the top five. Only three countries — Montenegro, Russia and Serbia — left Australia out of their top ten. Bulgaria finished fourth with 175 points and Italy is not far behind with 170 points.

OGAE Andorra

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

OGAE Austria

12 – France
10 – Russia
8 – Italy
7 – Australia
6 – Bulgaria
5 – Sweden
4 – Spain
3 – Latvia
2 – Serbia
1 – Israel

OGAE Azerbaijan

12 – Russia
10 – France
8 – Italy
7 – Australia
6 – Bulgaria
5 – Austria
4 – Germany
3 – Estonia
2 – Latvia
1 – Serbia

EC Germany

12 – France
10 – Austria
8 – Russia
7 – Latvia
6 – Australia
5 – Sweden
4 – Spain
3 – Bulgaria
2 – Italy
1 – Cyprus

OGAE Sweden

12 – Russia
10 – France
8 – Austria
7 – Australia
6 – Italy
5 – Spain
4 – Azerbaijan
3 – Iceland
2 – Poland
1 – Israel

OGAE United Kingdom

12 – France
10 – Russia
8 – Bulgaria
7 – Australia
6 – Italy
5 – Iceland
4 – Spain
3 – Austria
2 – Latvia
1 – Sweden

Final results

1. France – 425 points
2. Russia – 392 points
3. Australia – 280 points
4. Bulgaria – 175 points
5. Italy – 170 points
6. Spain – 155 points
7. Austria – 128 points
8. Latvia – 110 points
9. Ukraine – 88 points
10. Hungary – 80 points
11. Sweden – 79 points
12. Croatia – 63 points
13. Cyprus – 59 points
14. Iceland – 44 points
15. Serbia – 42 points
16. Czech Republic – 36 points
17. Azerbaijan – 35 points
18. Estonia – 31 points
19. Poland – 28 points
20. Norway – 15 points
21. Armenia – 13 points
22. Ireland – 8 points
23. Macedonia (FYR) – 6 points
23. Malta – 6 points
23. Lithuania – 6 points
23. Slovenia – 6 points
27. Israel – 4 points
27. Germany – 4 points
27. San Marino – 4 points
30. Belgium – 2 points
31. Albania – 0 points
31. Belarus – 0 points
31. Bosnia & Herzegovina – 0 points
31. Denmark – 0 points
31. Finland – 0 points
31. Georgia – 0 points
31. Greece – 0 points
31. Moldova – 0 points
31. Montenegro – 0 points
31. Netherlands – 0 points
31. Romania – 0 points
31. Switzerland – 0 points
31. United Kingdom – 0 points

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Hi
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I think its be Russia, France or Sweden for victory. I hope god its not honna be Russia

Oxana
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Oxana

Eugene
thank you for the information. gives me something to think about.

@EugeneESCUK
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Oxana :- I’m not an OGAE member, but I know you have to pay to become a member, so only members can vote. I’m sure there are different voting processes across Europe, but most meet and vote in person. It is the nearest thing to a trial run for the televote as it involves over 40 clubs across Europe and they don’t vote for their own country and can only vote once. We cannot expect them to predict exactly the winner and the whole Top 10……………..no poll is a perfect science of course. The OGAE poll has its limitations :-… Read more »

Manuel
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Manuel

See my new top of Eurovison in this link
https://youtu.be/8iEXA1dnV_o

Oxana
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Oxana

Eugene
yes, you did 🙂 I’ll leave my name w/o surname to keep it simple and to keep neighbors drama free.
still, I don’t feel confident about OGAE results at all. maybe they are inaccurate in less %% than I calculated, but still there’s something that bugs me. do you know by any chance, how they gather votes? is it some group in social network where everyone can vote or it’s few internally selected members who vote? If it’s social network, can someone from outside go and vote to distort the picture? what do you think?

Ludo
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Ludo

This year all tastes of music can be satisfied! That’s a very good news for the evolution of the Eurovision Song Contest! 🙂
I like the pop-rock from Cyprus, the LoveWave from Armenia, the Italian accent, the French song tho, the original song from Croatia, the voice of Hovi, the catchy song of Spain…. And I can continue this as far I can write 😉 even if I also have my favorites like everyone here 😉
Good Luck to all the contestants and the countries :))

@EugeneESCUK
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Oxana :- That’s better, so that’s your real name and Oxyk is your nickname.

Of course you don’t have to use your real name, I was just interested what Oxyk meant and what your name was. Not sure why people do not use their names?!?! Now I know who I am talking to.

Hope i answered your query anyway?

Ludo
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Ludo

@georgekirkas we ALL understand you don’t like France and Russia’s songs but it’s not Eurovision GeorgeKirkas Contest! Everyone has his favorites even if you don’t agree with that!
I agree with @Eugene! OGAE is just giving their top like everyone does on YouTube ! We will see during the semifinals and pretty sure that the final show will be TOTALLY AMAZING this year with such goods songs!

Oxana Kovalenko
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Oxana Kovalenko

Eugene
“What does that mean then and why not use your real name?”
what do you mean? I have to use my real name in posts or something else? I have classic Ukrainian name and it won’t be easier to quote than my nickname.

Peace !
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Peace !

this is no mean messages play against Amir just because he is part of the favorites ! be a little fair play ! it’s not because your favorite is not ranked high with bookmakers or OGAE need to go after him. Personally I don’t like the Russian song that I find very old and soulless but I will not criticize it as soon as it is an article !
French music is positive, current , solar ! I really hope that after 40 years without victory, France will finally win!

@EugeneESCUK
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oxyk :- What does that mean then and why not use your real name? Well I know exactly why that is…………………..in the final there are 26 countries and points are given to the Top 10. In theory these are the best 26 songs, (well 20 plus 6!) In the OGAE vote they still give points to their Top 10 but here there are 43 countries, so many countries, in this case 56% got 15 points or less. Again in theory the OGAE Top 26 should be the 26 finalists. It’s about choosing a song that appeals to the masses. For… Read more »

Margaret
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Margaret

@OR
No, i’m from Poland. But i support him with all my heart.

@Anton
Banal voice? OMG. I’ve heard his performances in Rising Star and all pre-Eurovision events and i was impressed. Hovi has a huge talent – it’s a gift from God!

oxyk
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oxyk

Eugene I’m not talking about history when it’s not twisted to a shape of tale, it’s not my favorite topic. let me explain why I think that OGAE lacks diversity in their results. look at their final table. It have 50% of countries that have at least some points, and 50% don’t have any points at all (roughly). OK, it’s for all countries that include semi finals who will flop, but still, do they have no supporters at all? hardly it can happen with live voters. Check voting table of any final contest to see that all countries get points… Read more »

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

And I think the Dutch will do better at ESC than they did here. Last year, Aminata from Latvia got nothing from OGAE, but finished 6th in Vienna. The others who didn’t get a point look like a who’s-who of almost-certain non-qualifiers, and 0 for the U.K. doesn’t help their chances of avoiding a possible last-place Grand Final showing.

@EugeneESCUK
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Oxyk :- Good to see you not talking about history for a change, hehe!! “Clubs over the world have to be more diverse in their favs”…………..but why though? 42 of the clubs are in Europe, but they can vote for whom they want and they like what they like, it is as simple as that really. It is the job of the Head of Delegations to make sure their countries have the right songs that are high in the betting and in the minds of the voters…………………..it is a real skill. Some countries really want it, some countries don’t care… Read more »

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@oxyk: The distribution of the points at the top of last year’s ESC was almost as enormous. The top 6 scored 67% of all the available points in Vienna. That’s why we had 4 countries score less than 10 points, 2 of which (AUT, GER) came away empty.

victoria
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victoria

is that fake? 🙁 i haven’t something with france!Amir has a very god song but MY winner is SERGEY LAZAREV!I want him to win!

redhot
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ira will be the best go ira 12points for shure

Charles
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Charles

Never took these OGAE or OGAY clubs that seriously … but the fact that the majority has been able to understand what great music and real talent and pure musical intention in an Eurovision participation really are, deserves from me a ..
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
Congrats Amir! 🙂

oxyk
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oxyk

Eugene

“74% of all the points went to the Top 8 countries” – this is exactly my point! clubs over the world have to be more diverse in their favs, unlike they are just copy what they told to copy.
and this situation is dangerous and ruin the contest fair results. can you say who forms the people’s opinion? mass media and clubs who share their “ratings” to local communities in every country. now their control part of voters voices because most people will like what they see approved. the same goes for bookies.

Azotman
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Azotman

Bonsoir Stockholm et bonsoir à tous, L’Eurovision en France ne suscite pas un intérêt extraordinaire. Les raisons principales : 1. La France n’a pas gagné depuis près de 40 ans. Les derniers résultats sont désespérants (Twin Twin, Anguun, Lisa Angell et Amandine Bourgeois) 2. La plupart des chansons sont en anglais. Si Amir parvient à l’emporter, ce sera presque dans l’indifférence générale. Il fera la une des journaux, mais les gens n’iront pas faire la fête dans la rue. S’il perd ce sera aussi dans l’indifférence. On dira :”maudis pays qui se votent entre eux” etc… Personnellement, si la France… Read more »

#WOW
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#WOW

Malta with 6 points?! This is a fuc*in joke…

@EugeneESCUK
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Last year the OGAE Top 11 matched 8 of the ESC 2015 Top 10 including ALL of the Top 5. Also the OGAE Top 15 matched 11 of the ESC Top 15………………so I think that is pretty good. The OGAE winner last year Italy was the televote winner in ESC 2015 and their 2nd Sweden was the jury winner in ESC 2015. So could that happen again this year? I.e. France winning the Televote and Russia winning the jury vote…………….with the OGAE 2nd winning again? We shall see? If we look at the Top 10 with the Bookies and compare… Read more »

oxyk
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oxyk

@Brand, are you from OGAE? or just a fanatic? My opinion is only mine, OGAE is a joke. my top 10 are: France, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, Israel, Finland, Georgia, Chech Republic, Azerbaijan and (I’m not decided on this spot yet – will decide after rehearsals). I never made a secret out of it, it’s just you’re so hateful that you can’t read. actually don’t read my messages, do yourself a favor. you’re clearly fanatic, and not suited to take opinions different from yours. as you can see, France in my favorites and I’ll vote for Amir, however I still have… Read more »

Muchi
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Muchi

Happy to see Zoë doing so well, she will convince the televoters too…

Ejin
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Ejin

The OGAE clubs together choose the wrong winner and i am serious.It will Russia,because it’s has a amazing,awesome and great rehearsal-performance and staging.The song is the same 3 things too.

Racal
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Racal

So there are high chances that the winner will be one of the top 5 countries: France, Russia, Australia, Bulgaria or Italy. I’d say Russia (please no!!) or France (yeah!!). Australia will likely flop.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

The OAGE polls have been a rather decent indicator in the past of the top 10, no worse or better than any other online polls published. They were spot on with giving Italy number one last year, at least for the tele-vote. I don’t think it’s possible to predict how juries will vote, as we saw some widely varying results and possible collusion in some countries in years past! Anyway, I think we can safely say that France, Russia, Australia and even Bulgaria will be contending for the title, but MUCH depends on staging!! Stay tuned, folks! 😀

Hi
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I shame over my land, Sweden who hive Russia 12 point.

Darren
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Darren

Well done France! Hopefully Amir goes and takes this victory! If France wins the contest with its contemporary and catchy song it will benefit the future of the contest, more western countries, that share the same opinion as France when it comes to Eurovision (that it is a joke) such as Ireland, United Kingdom and Portugal will try harder because it will be possible for a western country to win. Eurovision will become relevant again. If Russia win with that outdated and cheap attempt, then it WILL NOT benefit the contest, it will back up Western Europes perception of the… Read more »

georgekirkas
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georgekirkas

@Nicky91

Can you please check your article which talks about Ovidiu Anton who was going to represent Romania in Eurovision this year on the forum? I want to share an experience with you.

Mar
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Mar

I think this is a pretty accurate ranking. People hating on OGAE just because their opinions don’t agree with their own are at the same time the saddest and funniest thing.
The quality of the comments section has been on the low recently, I guess we all know which 3 or 4 people to thank for that.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

@Stephanie and @georgekirkas

you’re both right, Stephanie i agree with you about Haters gonna hate, well Amir is a good singer, but it’s not my kind of music, and yeah every country will have it’s haters, some more and some less

and George, just relax and enjoy the whole experience, and you can be proud of your own country, some good staging for them, only a bit offkey for me in the singing, but it is their first time singing and rapping together 🙂

georgekirkas
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georgekirkas

To Stephanie and all those who go crazy for France: have you anything else to say to support your opinion except for “Haters are gonna hate”? It’s a stupid phrase and when somebody uses it, it means that they don’t have anything smart to say.

Anton
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Anton

OGAE can’t predict anything.

This is my opinion (TIMO)
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This is my opinion (TIMO)

OGAE works for France this year. That cheap song

o.p
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o.p

12 points to France from Sweden.

Stephanie
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Haters gonna hate, I think Amir will do really well in Stockholm and I can’t wait to see his first rehearsal on Friday. Allez la France, onward and upward!

GEF
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GEF

I am really surprised that the national OGAE memebers all seem to have a very similar taste. I think that has to do with the ESC bubble. ESC fans read other polls and reviews as well as talk to other fans. Then, there is a very similar picture who is a fan favourite. They also care about the singer, whether he or she goes to the ESC meetings etc. Hence it is not surprising that Germany and Armenia get hardly any points whereas Zoe is so extremely successfull. However, in the final all this won’t matter. Telvoters and juries are… Read more »

georgekirkas
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georgekirkas

@Justice

In your dreams…

Justice
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Justice

I note that haters still hate. 🙂
France is going to win!

fikri
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fikri

not a very big margin between france and russia… so that’s good. there’s a chance russia will overtake france.

Antonio
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Antonio

Italy 5th No more comments about OGAE’s taste

georgekirkas
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georgekirkas

@nikki

If you don’t have anything to say, then don’t say anything at all! “You are so pathetic”… Ha ha! I think I have heard this phrase somewhere! Ha ha, you are so ridiculous!

nikki
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nikki

@georgekirkas oh my gosh you’re so pathetic…

Brand
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Brand

@ oxyck
Dear, please stop sharing your highly ‘smart’ thoughts because reading them is a time wasting. You may gain success with such an overall attitude in a group of some really angry mad haters. Since you are really one of those. There was not a single word of you telling who is your favourite or smth like that. Just a constant annoying childish idea.

Rimig
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Rimig

As the last two year’s my favourites ended in second place, this year I predict Italy will end second. If it would have been up to me:
1st. Italy
2nd. Australia
3rd. Russia
4th. Spain
5th. Netherlands
6th. Poland
7th. France
8th. Sweden
9th. Croatia
10th. Latvia

OR
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OR

@Anton
Hovi is amazing singer and has a fantastic current song not like others that have a song from the years 1999/ 2000 and wants to win…………… mmmmm maybe i’m talking about your country….. maybe……

Jure
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Jure

oxyk

I agree with you .
I remember when Ogae favorite in 2011 was Hungary and in final Hungary finished on 22 place, or second place in 2013 was San Marino who flop in semi.

Jure
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Jure

Croatia got high points almost from every Ogae from balkan countries. Only 6 points was from Iceland, and Czech we all know that many Czech go to holiday in Croatia.