The results from the OGAE fan clubs continue to roll in and the fan favourites of Eurovision 2017 are starting to become clear. Next to reveal their points in the OGAE Poll 2017 are OGAE Switzerland and OGAE Croatia. Both gave Italy their 12 points, which pushed Francesco Gabbani further into the lead. OGAE Croatia was the first country to award Iceland any points.

Both OGAE Switzerland and OGAE Croatia gave their 12 points to Italy and their ten points to Belgium. They join six other clubs who gave their 12 to Italy and three others who gave eight to Belgium. This has also confirmed Francesco Gabbani in the overall lead with 114 points, while Blanche follows with 85 points.

Switzerland and Croatia also gave their eight, seven and six points to Sweden, Estonia and France — though each in a slightly different order. Sweden, Estonia and France also take those places in the overall total so far with 73 points, 63 points and 62 points respectively.

Switzerland also rewarded Portugal with five points. This moved Salvador Sobral from 14th place overall into the top ten with 14 points.

Croatia was the first country to give Iceland any points. OGAE Croatia was impressed enough by Svala’s “Paper” to award it two points. This now makes a total of 24 out of 42 countries to have received points.

While the OGAE poll only reflects the tastes of OGAE members, it is considered to be a good indication of where the contest favourites may lie. Last year 30 countries received at least one point. Of the 11 semi-finalists who received nil points, only two qualified for to the final.

OGAE Poll 2017: OGAE Switzerland vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Belgium – 10 points
  3. France – 8 points
  4. Sweden – 7 points
  5. Estonia – 6 points
  6. Portugal – 5 points
  7. Finland – 4 points
  8. Israel – 3 points
  9. FYR Macedonia – 2 points
  10. Hungary – 1 points

OGAE Poll 2017: OGAE Croatia vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Belgium – 10 points
  3. Estonia – 8 points
  4. Sweden – 7 points
  5. France – 6 points
  6. Finland – 5 points
  7. FYR Macedonia – 4 points
  8. Israel – 3 points
  9. Iceland – 2 points
  10. Australia – 1 points

OGAE Poll 2017: Total so far

  1. Italy – 114 points
  2. Belgium – 85 points
  3. Sweden – 73 points
  4. Estonia – 63 points
  5. France – 62 points
  6. Israel – 29 points
  7. FYR Macedonia – 23 points
  8. Switzerland – 20 points
  9. Hungary – 15 points
  10. Portugal – 14 points
  11. Finland – 11 points
  12. Romania – 11 points
  13. Denmark – 10 points
  14. Bulgaria – 10 points
  15. Belarus – 10 points
  16. Austria – 6 points
  17. Cyprus – 6 points
  18. Croatia – 6 points
  19. Azerbaijan – 4 points
  20. Australia – 2 points
  21. Iceland – 2 points
  22. Montenegro – 2 points
  23. Armenia – 1 point
  24. United Kingdom – 1 point

Countries that are not listed have not yet received any points.

What do you think? What does the OGAE 2017 Poll reveal about the contest? Share your thought below!

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Pink Pussycat
Pink Pussycat
3 years ago

OGAE votes laughable as always

Racal
Racal
3 years ago

The votes from Armenia and Slovakia have already been released, and Italy and Belgium are securing their 1st and 2nd places (Belgium is now 30 points ahead of 3rd placed Sweden).

Kiitos Suomi
Kiitos Suomi
3 years ago

Finland <3

Hi
Hi
3 years ago

Im sorRy, But Italy are not gonna gonna Winn. I Love Belgium and Estonia. I think its gonna be Belgium or Sweden for the victory

Savalan
Savalan
3 years ago

OGAE RLY? Azerbaijan 4 points? useless ogae.. already don’t care about your votes.

2017rules
2017rules
3 years ago
Reply to  Savalan

AZERBAIJAN FOUR POINTS ?!?!?!, UK ONE POINT!, NETHERLANDS,POLAND,SERBIA ZERO POINTS. OGAE NEEDS TO BE ABOLISHED THEY SIMPLY CAN’T VOTE FOR EXCEPTIONAL SONGS AND HOW THE HELL IS FRANCE OR BELGIUM NOT AT NUMBER ONE THEY ARE BETTER THAN ITALY IN STANDARD, ITALY IS OVERRATED SO IS SWEDEN HOW IS IT AT NUMBER THREE?????

Racal
Racal
3 years ago
Reply to  2017rules

So because they don’t vote for songs you like, OGAE needs to be “abolished”? Jeez, I don’t know what job you do but I sure hope for your country you’re not into politics! 😀

Isa DavBro
Isa DavBro
3 years ago
Reply to  2017rules

I couldn’t agree more @2017rules 😉

1wxrld
3 years ago

In my http://www.1wxrld.com Personal Top 100 weekly chart, according to highest rankings of the last one I published I have the following: 1. Italy 2. Finland 3. France 4. Belarus 5. Montenegro 6. Sweden 7. Hungary 8. Spain 9. Cyprus 10. Belgium 11. Estonia 12. Armenia 13. Australia Of course these can change with later charts and new entries. As bubbling under to enter My Top 100 I have Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Israel, Romania for next week entries. Other potentially considered Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland

1wxrld
3 years ago

I think OGAE makes following Eurovision more interesting as it reflects preferences of a wide range of avid Eurovision followers from all European countries and makes us reach a consensus based on quality of songs and a song / performer’s fan and commercial potential and stage presence. It also reflects naturally local biases which also play an important role in Eurovision. Imagine how unreliable it would be if we are to follow opinions of just one single biased fan publishing his or her Top 43 preference on YouTube. You have hundreds and hundreds of those in YouTube if you have… Read more »

Jon Smith
Jon Smith
3 years ago

ITALY: 100.000.000 VIEWS IN YOUTUBE

WE HAVE THE WINNER

ROME 2018

Joe
Joe
3 years ago
Reply to  Jon Smith

How many seats does the Coliseum have? That’s a thing that we can call an “Arena” LOL
Just a renovation…some bricks that are missing and a roof.

Denis
Denis
3 years ago

People shouldn’t take OGAE that seriously. The voting doesn’t mean the song will win, just that it has a good chance of winning. It all depends on the staging of the song. OGAE is only another way of showing who the favourites are, that doesn’t mean the final result will be like this.
As mentioned last year’s OGAE winner “only” got 6th while a song that got 9th won the whole thing. And a song that was bottom rated managed to get 5th

Bgc
Bgc
3 years ago

How the hell is Estonia doing so well?! I realise music is subjective but domethoing as dated, cheesey and soulless as “Verona” being up near the top and consistently winning votes is honestly incomprehensible to me. =/

azaad
azaad
3 years ago
Reply to  Bgc

Both Koit and Laura are veterans of the contest, which always helps with the fans, and as we’ve seen since 2015 (or even 2014 if youtube is to be evidenced), Estonia have regularly supplied the contest with the “fanwanks”. If it were down to ESC fans, Estonia would have won 2015 in a landslide and Juri would’ve made the top 5.

Bgc
Bgc
3 years ago
Reply to  azaad

Hmm, that makes sense I guess. For the record I actually really enjoyed Estonia’s entries for the past two years (although the live performance in 2016 was so awkwardly staged that it kinda ruined the song) but for me “Verona” is bottom five material and I’m really struggling to see tgemerit others find in it. I had a similar struggle with Sweden’s entry in 2014.

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Bgc

Whether it’s good or bad in production or lyrics – it remains to be a perfect festive filler, that’s why it’s in almost every top.

Racal
Racal
3 years ago
Reply to  Bgc

I totally hear you man: I have no idea what these OGAE peeps see in the Estonian song, but there obviously is something that is not going through to me… I expected this song to end up close to last in its semi, now I’m thinking it might qualify. It still has a 0% chance of winning though, so no big deal. 🙂

Jerome
Jerome
3 years ago

Latvia 2015 got ZERO points from OGAE and look what happened!
Ever since then, I stopped looking at these votes as a strong indicator. Although it is still interesting to see it all unfold.

Hada
Hada
3 years ago

I’m glad Italy’s doing as well as expected, but I’m also disappointed that Bulgaria’s too low in the voting, and Latvia doesn’t have any points yet.

Penguin
Penguin
3 years ago

Still no votes for Latvia..

Abel
Abel
3 years ago

OGAE is not good at predicting the winner, and this is all I want, Italy to be second.

Joe
Joe
3 years ago

I’m not sure if the Juries will go for Italy.
Another boring song in English will probably win again.
You all should read the translation of the Italian and the Hungarian songs (if you don’t speak those languages). They’re are beyond every other song in this contest.

Elle
Elle
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe

I agree with Hungary (the lyrics and the background of the song). Very well said! I really-really hope this song goes straight to top 5. Is it so difficult? Oh please no… My heart lies with Italy and Portugal (I’m repetitive, I Know…), and Hungary right behind them. It should be much more considered, but I see fans quite like it, at the end. Hope he’ll grab the position he deserves. Along with Australia, which is not a very original song but it sounds so classic good for a soulful ballad. Not those screaming ladies… I wonder why a well… Read more »

PR
PR
3 years ago
Reply to  Elle

I also agree with Hungary. I don’t know why it’s so underrated, the melody is beautiful and the lyrics are powerful. The song isn’t like any other this year.

My top 5 (besides Portugal, which is my home country) are Hungary, Azerbaijan, Italy, Bulgaria and Finland (not in any order).

Elle
Elle
3 years ago
Reply to  PR

Exactly 🙂 He’s talking of something that ACTUALLY celebrates diversity. And struggling in life. I’ve seen his interviews, he almost seems a fish out of water, he doesn’t speak English (I guess he doesn’t speak much in general) but he’s very kind. Just like the other two “borderline” contestant Gabbani and Sobral (who just didn’t show up at all and I appreciate it in a certain way…). These 3 look so different from the others. This thing I really like!

Joe
Joe
3 years ago
Reply to  Elle

Those songs are sooooo good!!
Hungary: You can feel the pain when he sings. It is really beautiful. Celebrate diversity indeed!
Italy: When he sings “Piovono gocce di Chanel, Su corpi asettici, Mettiti in salvo dall’odore dei tuoi simili”, he really made me think why human beings are no different from the other animals. Then he says “sex appeal” and he explains the “naked ape”.
Portugal: It’s poetry. People say it’s from the 50’s. I say it’s ageless.

Elle
Elle
3 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Totally agree. You feel the pain and rage then you go and check the translation, and you realize you are listening to a prayer. So emotional… Hungarians well done! I love music For these reasons, this is making the difference, not the english lyrics, neither the voice or the “modernity” of pretentious well produced songs… I’m happy I’m not the only one! It’s becoming a competition of modernity, but that doesn’t mean “good”… Timeless songs are THE songs… Finland too is much more interesting (someone says “boring”) than Sia, Del Rey and Lorde copycats… You can feel her inner depth…… Read more »

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Elle

Well said, Elle. So agree with you.

PP
PP
3 years ago

Some countries are so overrated in OGAE voting.
I don t think Italy wili win , Estonia and France to be in TOP 5, Israel,Macedonia,Switzerland and Hungary to be in TOP 10.
My prediction TOP 10 in final
1.Sweden
2.Belgium
3.Italy
4.Bulgaria
5.Denmark
6.Armenia
7.Portugal
8.Romania
9.Azerbaijna
10.The Netherlands

TOP 5 with juries 1.Belgium (points like Australia 2016) 2.Sweden 3.Denmark 4.Australia 5.The Netherlands 6.Bulgaria…
TOP 5 with televote
1.Italy 2.Bulgaria 3.Sweden 4.Romania 5.Armenia

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
3 years ago
Reply to  PP

Imagine thinking Denmark will finish above Portugal. You are just projecting your wishes into predictions.

Paul D.
Paul D.
3 years ago

No way in hell Denmark will finish above Portugal

PP
PP
3 years ago
Reply to  Paul D.

I like Portugal song. But he didn t won televote in his own country 2 times in semi (he was only 3 rd in semi) and final (ni fnal he was 2 nd). I think he don t have chance to be in TOP 5 with televote because he have very weird stage performance for many people (see many comment ) and I think he also don t have chance to be in TOP 5 with juries.He song is sound like eurovison songs from 50 ties to middle 60 ties , we see that juries love modern song and vote… Read more »

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  PP

Your point has no sense about Portugal if you put Sweden 3rd in the televote xD
And the difference is that not many people voted in Portugal while in Sweden everybody votes.

And Stage presence and the way he performs is what makes Portugal strong and memorable xD

About juries you are right, but again.. why then you predict Netherlands 5th and Denmark 3rd as they are dated as well :S

Kai
Kai
3 years ago
Reply to  PP

Dude..Portugal don´t want any special effects on stage. No lights, LEDs no cam work…just the song.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 years ago

I miss when there were countries voting completely differently from each other. Too much consensus nowadays.

mkiou
mkiou
3 years ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Sweden is not gonna win this year, its gonna be Italy or Belgium

Winner Winnerrr chicken DINNER!!!
Winner Winnerrr chicken DINNER!!!
3 years ago
Reply to  mkiou

Totally agree with you about Belgium, her vocals make my ears bleed & Bulgaria as well. The surprise live performance has been Hovig, Cyprus; he has an incredible & strong voice. He’s a great performer, entertainer as well. I’ve watched him rocking that stage & really getting the audience going in Amsterdam & Spain. He really deserves much more in my opinion.

mkiou
mkiou
3 years ago

I think Blanche’s staging is going to be fantastic and her vocals are gonna be improved in Kiev, However I really hope Italy wins, ’cause they really deserve it this time! since they came back, every year they send quality songs and now I think its time for them to win.
#Rome2018

Marc
Marc
3 years ago

There’s a massive consensus this year with Italy.
Bookies, fans, youtube, media, sales etc.. Everything goes in that direction.

Hate it because it’s not your favourite is not fair. You should have some perspective on this.

Michaela
Michaela
3 years ago

Italy is so winning this year, I like it.
OGAE Slovakia:
1 point goes to Estonia
2 points go to FYR Macedonia
3 points go to Portugal
4 points go to Armenia
5 points go to Norway
6 points go to Finland
7 points go to Sweden
8 points go to Belgium
10 points go to Bulgaria
12 points go to Italy

Paul
Paul
3 years ago

I am sorry but where is Poland and Flashlight?..

Brett Young
Brett Young
3 years ago

OGAE has only got it right four times in ten years, what appeals to fans does not always appeal to viewers on the night. The OGAE poll has previously placed Switzerland second (in years they failed to qualify in 2007 and 2008), picked Sweden as their best entry in 2008 (which needed juries to get it in the Final that year!!), Hungary in 2011 as the best (placed bottom four), Iceland 3rd in 2012 (bottom half of the scoreboard), San Marino 2nd in 2013 (failed to qualify), Israel 2014 (failed to qualify). Moral of the story is we shouldn’t get… Read more »

Racal
Racal
3 years ago
Reply to  Brett Young

“OGAE has only got it right four times in ten years, what appeals to fans does not always appeal to viewers on the night”.

That’s only if you consider the country that placed first in the OGAE poll. If you look at the overall ranking, the Eurovision winner has been in the OGAE top 5 seven times in the last ten years (they only missed three: Dima Bilan, Azerbaijan and Jamala). So I think the OGAE top 5 is actually a very strong indicator.

ZAZOU
ZAZOU
3 years ago
Reply to  Brett Young

I AGREE WITH YOU BIG TIME”!!!!!!!!! WELL SAID

Abel
Abel
3 years ago

Guess that Mans likes Robin, just like Dima Bilan likes Sergey Lazarev. hahaha

Zebb
Zebb
3 years ago
Reply to  Abel

Ugh, stop making us bleed! 😀

Isjenrer
Isjenrer
3 years ago

You say that OGAE only likes Italy ’cause they have been influenced by odds. But Estonia ranks pretty low in odds, yet OGAE seems to quite like it. Why is it such a shock that Italy does so well?

Azaad
Azaad
3 years ago

I’ve thought about it and it seems like the jury voting could be really open this year. It’s a well acknowledged fact that ESC juries judge voices heavily, and the two favourites (Italy and Belgium), don’t have the strongest ones. For some reason I see Denmark doing very well with the juries. After all Dami’s voice probably won her those 300+ jury points.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  Azaad

Juries judge voice? XD
That’s why Poland last year got 7 points right?
And France, Malta, Russia, Belgium or Bulgaria got all around 130 xD

Denis
Denis
3 years ago
Reply to  Marc

They do favour vocal performance though. It’s at the top of thier criteria list

Stephanie
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

The juries look for 4 distinct sets of criteria when they vote according to their rules: the vocal capacity of the artist(s), the performance on stage, the originality/composition of the song, and the act’s overall impression. When you look at the top 3 with the jury last year (Australia, Ukraine and France), they must have ticked all the criteria boxes in order for them to do so well

hirrible
hirrible
3 years ago
Reply to  Marc

Because guy from Poland was horrible and his english was very bad.

Vassiliki
3 years ago

I really don’t get the hype with Italy’s song. It’s mediocre at best and that is due in part to the gravelly singing that I don’t find appealing. I can think of other songs that are more deserving of a higher placement in the polls, like Isaiah’s ‘Don’t Come Easy’. He has a strong, commanding voice that takes the song to another level.

Tomas Patrick Davitt
Tomas Patrick Davitt
3 years ago

Bizarre that Azerbaijan still has no votes.

Slovakia’s results have been released on the leaderboard but I cant find a post about it anywhere online.

LightvsDarkness
LightvsDarkness
3 years ago

Do i hear Mans cheering?!

God-Emperor
God-Emperor
3 years ago

Not a reliable system. Italy may be the biggest favourite but it won’t be the no brainer that everyone is crazy about.

HubertZnajomski
3 years ago

I was wondering. How is this even possible? Most of people likes polish song, but currently it haves 0 points.
BTW, I don’t like “Flaslight”.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago

Other songs are more well liked. And I don’t see Flashlight that strong.
Also there are many Poles fans currently 🙂

Racal
Racal
3 years ago

Who are these “most people” who like the Polish song? It’s a bland generic pop song with a wannabe diva singing passionately about absolutely nothing. I’m not surprised it’s not getting points from the OGAE (it’s also only 21st with the bookies and pretty low on most YouTube rankings).

Denis
Denis
3 years ago

who are these most people? The only ones I know who like it are Polish people but then again they hype thier entries every year

Lol
Lol
3 years ago

@Polegend Godgarina That’s your opinion, Estonia would have been in my top 10/15 if Kerli or Elina would have won but atm they are 25ish for me. The song is dated and the camera work makes me laugh because their facial expressions are so fake. Also “ooooooo oooo ooo oooh” is doing nothing for me except showing their lack ofcreativity.

Drakula
Drakula
3 years ago

I may be in minority, but i dont like Italy’s song that much. For me its a top 10 material, but definitely not the winning song.

Also im so happy that Finland is getting at least some points. They really deserve to do well.

MS
MS
3 years ago

NO CHANCE ITALY WINS
I have problems to see that people that listen at Italy for the first time at the final will chose to lift the phone and wote if a person don’t know the italian language.

Those who vote in OGEA have listen to the songs many times and their opinions have been influenced of odds and what is written on blogga like wiwibloggs etc.
IF Italy wins, well then if shows that it is mostely hard vore fans of ESC that vote.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  MS

Italy won already in 2015 singing in Italian xD.
Language won’t make people to not pick up their phones.

Adam
Adam
3 years ago

Don’t get it at all this Italy song and more don’t get it why is so popular in OGAE results… huge shock for me.

fikri
fikri
3 years ago

ok seriously why isn’t azerbaijan getting more votes? i need an explanation… and a drink.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  fikri

Cause it’s a generic pop song, it’s good but that’s it. It won’t be anybody’s favourite.

Nathan Anthony Pace
Nathan Anthony Pace
3 years ago

So happy that Svala has finally received points! Also glad that Estonia is getting this much love from the OGAE members.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

@ Lol – you’ll have to fight the #MafiaDiVerona first. They’ll do great, their camera work is on fleek and the song is a wig.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

Estonia snatching wigs. The best song. #MafiaDiVerona <3

Lol
Lol
3 years ago

Estonia is so overrated, it will be Iceland 2016 in may.

Aline
Aline
3 years ago

Italy & Belgium