As we draw closer to Eurovision 2017, the points for the OGAE Poll 2017 continue to come in. OGAE Latvia and OGAE Romania have both revealed their votes. And while there are no changes at the top of the overall scoreboard (ciao Italia!), Latvia has kindly ensured that Poland has received its first set of points. Let’s take a look.

OGAE Latvia made the slightly unconventional choice to award their 12 points to their Baltic neighbours in Sweden. Latvia’s ten points went to Italy, and they generously gave Norway eight points. Latvia also gave Poland its first set of points, with four points ensuring that Kasia Mos now has a place on the scoreboard.

OGAE Romania gave their 12 points to overall favourite Italy, their 10 points to Bulgaria and their eight points to Sweden. Romania had no points to give the star-crossed lovers of Estonia, but they kindly had six points for Azerbaijan and a single point for Ireland. Romania also gave some sweet love to Switzerland, with the Romanian-Swiss group Timebelle earning seven points.

On the overall scoreboard, Azerbaijan has doubled its points to 18 and now sits in 15th place. As to be expected, Italy remains at the top with a total of 215 points so far.

But the margin between Belgium and Sweden is narrowing and 12 points is all it will take for Sweden to slide in to second place. And of course Poland has debuted on the scoreboard, joining the fun in 24th= place.

OGAE Poll 2017: Latvia vote

  1. Sweden – 12 points
  2. Italy – 10 points
  3. Norway – 8 points
  4. Estonia – 7 points
  5. France – 6 points
  6. Belarus – 5 points
  7. Poland – 4 points
  8. Azerbaijan – 3 points
  9. Bulgaria – 2 points
  10. Hungary – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Romania vote

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Bulgaria – 10 points
  3. Sweden – 8 points
  4. Switzerland – 7 points
  5. Azerbaijan – 6 points
  6. Belgium – 5 points
  7. France – 4 points
  8. Denmark – 3 points
  9. Israel – 2 points
  10. Ireland – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Total so far

  1. Italy – 215 points
  2. Belgium – 149 points
  3. Sweden – 138 points
  4. France – 112 points
  5. Estonia – 99 points
  6. Bulgaria – 54 points
  7. Portugal – 41 points
  8. FYR Macedonia – 37 points
  9. Israel – 34 points
  10. Finland – 27 points
  11. Switzerland – 27 points
  12. Norway – 25 points
  13. Denmark – 22 points
  14. Hungary – 19 points
  15. Azerbaijan – 18 points
  16. Belarus – 15 points
  17. Romania – 11 points
  18. Cyprus – 9 points
  19. Latvia – 8 points
  20. Armenia – 7 points
  21. Austria – 7 points
  22. Croatia – 6 points
  23. Greece – 6 points
  24. Ireland – 4 points
  25. Poland – 4 points
  26. Australia – 2 points
  27. Iceland – 2 points
  28. Montenegro – 2 points
  29. Georgia – 1 point
  30. United Kingdom – 1 point

These countries are yet to receive any points: Albania, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain and Ukraine.

What do you think of the OGAE poll 2017 voting? Do OGAE votes reflect the tastes of Europe? Share your thoughts below!

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Vannesa
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I’d should check with you here. Which is not something I often do! I get pleasure from reading a submit that can make individuals think. Additionally, thanks for allowing me to remark!

Napaw
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Napaw

Latvia proving their amazing sense for music once again. Great list and they never dissappoint with their own entries.

John
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John

Mos cant sing, she is screaming not singing, awful voice.

Justine
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Justine

She can sing very well. You don’t like her voice it’s ok. It’s your taste but saying she can’t sing is just hate.

Napaw
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Napaw

You just don’t like her. Please stop spreading hate.

Hettio Martia
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Hettio Martia

Seriously I am so sick of wiwibloggs posting things about Italy! The song is just cheap and terribly outdated! Every time I go on wiwibloggs their has to be something written about Italys song or Italy! I feel sorry for the other countries not getting any praise! More than half of the other entries this year are better than that foolish Italian song!! Who else agrees!

Brezia
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Brezia

It’s not truth. The song is all over itunes. It is not like the other similar pop songs does not mean that is it dated.

Richard Hochuli
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Richard Hochuli

Yes I do agree, it’s Italian frenzy, ok, they may win, but who cares, hardly anything on Estonia,

Iame
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Iame

You’re such a sad person! If you don’t like a song, it doesn’t mean that’s a bad song. Just matter of tastes: I guess there’s a reason why no Eurovision songs have reached 100 millions views on youtube so far …while “Occidentali’s karma” is right going to do!

Zebb
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Zebb

Ugh, ogae Latvia, no paldies for leader. However, unexpected 5pts to Belarus.

Portugal continues to slip down.

Tom
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Tom

I don’t get people woting for Estonia…this song is so dated…Romania- are we in Bavaria or something? And Sweden isn’ t really that good. People just wote for them for the sake of it…dissapointed this year…well done Poland…can’t believe some rubbish aongs hot more votes than Them

Alon Israel
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Alon Israel

does a song have an expiration date???
i can’t understand those who say that a song is “outdated” or “this song is suitable for 2008 and not 2017”. do that fact make the song less worthy to listen to?

ricki
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ricki

1960 is dated

Ay Jo
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Ay Jo

Completely agree with Tom.

Davve
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Davve

Goooo Sweden!!!! Best song!

GAGAH!
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GAGAH!

Serbia still without any points.Finland in top 10?This is the most awkward ogae voting ever.

Lukas
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Lukas

Belgium 0 points from Latvia??!! Only one West-European country have points:France! Do we go on the political way or the neighbours! This is Music!!!
Enjoy that! that’s the beautiful time of life. Please, not on the old fashion way!

Ay Jo
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Ay Jo

(c) TheRainFromAbove
APRIL 21, 2017 @ 5:39 PM

Well. Italy, France, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Norway, Azerbaijan are NOT the neighbours of Latvia! Take it easy that Belgium`s song might not be everyone`s favorite!

Daniel_2017
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Daniel_2017

I’m shocked about Serbia! It’s my numer 1!

Bgc
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Bgc

Serbia without any points yet is a surprise, but Finland absolutely deserve to be Top 10. Estonia is the one I can’t believe is doing do well. Given the range of different styles it’s almost inevitable that everyone is going to dislike at least one top ten sog every year. (For me it was Russia in 2013, Sweden in 2014, both Italy and Ukraine 2015….though there wasn’t any song I really hated in last year’s top ten actually!)

Joe
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Joe

BREAKING NEWS:
Rai has thrown Francesco over Crimea from the Russian side.

Gippa
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Gippa

?

Gippa
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Gippa

Ah, ok it was sarcasm, sorry I’m too alert nowadays. It was sarcasm, wasn’t it? Wasn’t it? AAAAAAAAAAA

Joe
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Joe

No. Al Bano is the replacement.

Gippa
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Gippa

Hahahahaha.
My heart stopped for a second at “No”. “Al Bano” made my heart beat again (I would never have imagined to say this words, ever, haha).

Gippa
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Gippa

*these

KYLLITO
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KYLLITO

IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME POLAND GOT SOME POINTS!!!!!

Tommy :*
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Tommy :*

True :*

Rhaella
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Rhaella

Unstoppable Francesco!!
GO FOR IT!! ????????????????????????

Okta
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Okta

What’s the point of all this voting before the show?

Bella sim
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Bella sim

I think it’s just for fun where different Eurovision clubs in different countries just vote for each other. It’s not that accurate tho (it can predict top 5 but Ukraine came 9th last year in this poll)

Marc
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Marc

Poland and Belarus getting points from Ogae Latvia cause they want to Riga pre-party XD

Marc
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Marc

Went*

TheRainFromAbove
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TheRainFromAbove

Well, everybody was welcome to participate in Riga Pre-party!

Alida
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Alida

OGAE Romania is crazy. 12 points for Italy? Where is Hungary?
OGAE Romania avoided the traditional friend Moldova, they think that they are so neutral if they vote for Italy (not only this year).
In the grand final (May 13) guess that Romanian jury will give 10 or 12 points to Italy, because it was the same for Il Volo (12 points), but will be a shame not to give points to Joci Papai.

nudiecrudi
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nudiecrudi

I love Hungarian song too, but why do you think that that it is crazy to give to Italy 12 points?
Crazy means to give points to a country that doesn’t have any hope to win…but giving 12 to Italy will not be crazy at all.
Maybe the liked the song…don’t you think?

Alida
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Alida

”Crazy means to give points to a country that doesn’t have any hope to win”

Don’t agree with that at all. If you like a song you should give points regardless of that song’s chances.
But all this positive wave for Italy seems that everybody goes with the flow.

nudiecrudi
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nudiecrudi

I was meaning 12 points…not points

Alida
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Alida

This is insane. This is why I hate favorites. Everybody will give them 12 points (or 10) just because they heard they are favorites. This is worst than diaspora vote. Where is your personal taste? Why do you care who has most chances to win? You should vote only what you like.
Hope that now everybody understood why so many votes for Italy.

nudiecrudi
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nudiecrudi

Don’t you consider the fact that maybe they like the song and not as you re saying?
Or maybe this song is their personal taste?
Just one questions. If the country that you support or prefer could get all this hype as the italian song, would you react the same?

Nathan
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Nathan

I totally second Alida’s statements about giving to entries that you like, not entries that are fan favourites.

nudiecrudi
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nudiecrudi

Me too
But if the song is their favorites too?
Do you consider this fact?

OGAE poll conclusions
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OGAE poll conclusions

Then it will be a pity that Europe’s taste has degraded back to the monkeys

Zolipop
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Zolipop

That’s so insane IMO 😛

Joe
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Joe

I’m Italian and I think Hungary can finish very well.

nudiecrudi
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nudiecrudi

I like it too.
Very charming
I just wonder why people think that ogae juries don’t vote what they like but what the fans are hyping for?

fikri
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fikri

15 sets of 12 points so far and counting. impressive!

Kylie
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Kylie

Does anybody know how much countries votes are yet to be announced

Racal
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Racal

25 more clubs have yet to announce their votes (only 19 have voted). You can find all the details on the OGAE website: https://ogaeinternational.org/

lucash
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lucash

Btw do you know if I can find somewhere full results of OGAE polls from previous years? I am curious how everything looked like in past contests but unfortunately Wikipedia provides us only with first five places 🙁

Racal
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Racal

No idea!

Nickfan
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Nickfan

19 countries have already voted

Kylie
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Kylie

Thanks for your help guys but I have no idea onot how to actually find the results on the website.. it’s too confusing !

Racal
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Racal

Yeah I know, their website is quite messy. Just go there: https://ogaeinternational.org/2017/04/09/ogae-poll-2017-italy-in-the-lead/

It’s a news post from 2 weeks ago but it has a link to the Google spreadsheet with all the results. At least that’s how I access it. 🙂

bella
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bella

Its Sweden or Bulgaria. Haters gonna hate.At the end its Gothenburg or Sofia calling.

Loo
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Loo

Haha! You may very well be right 😉 Haters gonna hate!

Unknown Melody
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Unknown Melody

It’s gonna be Italy, we all know it, haters gonna hate

Darren
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Darren

Loo and Bella would support Sweden no matter what. They were the same last year.
I personally think Sweden won’t win this year. Top 5 maybe, but it won’t win.

Italy, Belgium or Bulgaria will get it. Could even be a surprise winner like in 2011, maybe someone like Australia, as we all know they will win soon anyway.

Eva
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Eva

Bulgaria is very weak and overrated. The man cant sing live, he is out of tune. Sweden is not good but better.

Eva
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Eva

Belgium has stage fright and charisma like potato.

Albus Dumbledore
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Albus Dumbledore

@ Eva: This is what Italians want to think. I predict a huge just-not-Italy vote to give boost to Sweden, Bulgaria and Belgium, pushing Italy down:-)

Iame
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Iame

…and you know what? Italy won’t mind at all! Eurovision is not a popular contest in the Country. Two years ago people complained a lot for IlVolo not winning but very few italians did care about it. For Gabbani this is just an important stage to increase his and his song (already HUGE) popularity. Under this point of view Italy’s the real winner! Now you can keep on hating… … …just pay attention to your blood circulation!

Hada
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Hada

I’m disappointed that Latvia’s awesome song isn’t getting more love.

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