Final votes in the OGAE Poll 2017 continue to come in — and there have been a few surprises. OGAE Macedonia, OGAE Israel and OGAE Russia have revealed their votes, and it’s good news for Czech Republic and Serbia. The former nil-pointers are now on the scoreboard.

First up was OGAE Macedonia. Unlike most OGAEs, they did not give their 12 points to Italy. Instead the douze points went to Belgium, while Italy got 10 points and France received eight. Macedonia also saved neighbouring Serbia from the nil points wasteland by giving Tijana Bogicevic three points.

Next was OGAE Israel. Their 12 points went to Italy, ten points to Estonia and eight points to Sweden. They were less impressed with Belgium, but still gave Blanche six points. Israel was feeling the love for Montenegro and had three points for Slavko.

Russia might not be competing in Eurovision 2017, but OGAE Russia was still there to vote in the OGAE Poll 2017. And they were doing things a bit differently. Russia’s 12 points went to Estonia, their ten points to Portugal, and they only had eight points to give to the overall winner, Italy.

Russia didn’t have any points to give to favourites Belgium, Sweden and France, but they had a big fat seven points for Montenegro. Russia also saved the day for the Czech Republic. Their one point for Martina Bárta ensures that “My Turn” has finally made it to the scoreboard.

On the overall scoreboard, Italy is unbeatably locked in to first place, now with 437 points. Belgium is second with 290, and Sweden follows in third place with 284 points. France can be found in fourth place with 242 points, while Estonia is fifth with 218 points.

Montenegro has taken the biggest leap in the scoreboard. Slavko has gone from six to 16 points, which means a jump from 25th to 17th place on the board. Serbia and the Czech Republic make their debut on the scoreboard, taking up the two final spots.

OGAE Poll 2017: Macedonia votes

  1. Belgium – 12 points
  2. Italy – 10 points
  3. France – 8 points
  4. Israel – 7 points
  5. Sweden – 6 points
  6. Switzerland – 5 points
  7. Estonia – 4 points
  8. Serbia – 3 points
  9. Latvia – 2 points
  10. Hungary – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Israel votes

  1. Italy – 12 points
  2. Estonia – 10 points
  3. Sweden – 8 points
  4. France – 7 points
  5. Belgium – 6 points
  6. Denmark – 5 points
  7. Bulgaria – 4 points
  8. Montenegro – 3 points
  9. Switzerland – 2 points
  10. Hungary – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Russia votes

  1. Estonia – 12 points
  2. Portugal – 10 points
  3. Italy – 8 points
  4. Montenegro – 7 points
  5. FYR Macedonia – 6 points
  6. Norway – 5 points
  7. Azerbaijan – 4 points
  8. Georgia – 3 points
  9. Finland – 2 points
  10. Czech Republic – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2017: Totals so far

  1. Italy – 437 points
  2. Belgium – 290 points
  3. Sweden – 284 points
  4. France – 242 points
  5. Estonia – 218 points
  6. Bulgaria – 106 points
  7. Portugal – 103 points
  8. Israel – 90 points
  9. FYR Macedonia – 88 points
  10. Finland – 59 points
  11. Switzerland – 41 points
  12. Denmark – 39 points
  13. Hungary 36 points
  14. Norway – 30 points
  15. Australia – 29 points
  16. Azerbaijan – 28 points
  17. Montenegro – 16 points
  18. Romania – 15 points
  19. Belarus – 15 points
  20. Austria – 14 points
  21. Cyprus – 13 points
  22. Latvia – 12 points
  23. United Kingdom – 12 points
  24. Armenia – 7 points
  25. Iceland – 7 points
  26. Croatia – 6 points
  27. Greece – 6 points
  28. Ireland – 4 points
  29. Georgia – 4 points
  30. Poland – 4 points
  31. Netherlands – 3 points
  32. Serbia – 3 points
  33. Czech Republic – 1 point

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

READ FULL COVERAGE OF THE OGAE 2017 POLL RESULTS

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Richard
Richard
3 years ago

Well I really like the song from Czech Republic. It has a beautiful sentiment and is sung with real feeling. Deserves to reach the final.

MarioVision (#Verona)
MarioVision (#Verona)
3 years ago

Well im not allowed to comment though on WB..
(whenever i post my comments are getting removed sadly)
But i am just so happy about Verona’s (12) points! <3 😀
Thank you to Russia! <3

MarioVision #Verona! < 3
MarioVision #Verona! < 3
3 years ago

WOW! <3 ESTONIA gets douze 12 points! <3

liron
liron
3 years ago

@Timo1962FI
Thank you my friend 🙂 its nice finally to read here love comments for israel and other countries who are not portugal and Italy.
Did you see how much hate comments for israel and for her lovely singer imri? I dont understand that.i think its awful to the singer’s from different countries to read here the comments and to think that they do not have a chance to win.so lets skeep the competition if we already have a winner lol.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago

Well, I guess Italy is the obvious winner even if it is far from being my favorite this year. Occidentali’s Karma simply lacks the “Euphoria” or “Heroes” factor. For me it is just an entertaining song that I like to hear once or twice from the background in my office, but no way, not a winner. Maybe my number 15. I wish best of luck for Azerbaijan, Israel, Belgium, Australia, Bulgaria, Armenia and Hungary. Not in a particular order. They all are good.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

Forgor Albania and Portugal.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
3 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

*forgot

gymi
gymi
3 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

Cheap pop songs in english all the same. Only Hungary is good from your favourites.

Aaron GR
Aaron GR
3 years ago

I’m guessing that casual viewers will give higher rankings to Portugal, Norway and Ukraine – genres that OGAE folks tend not to support.

Casual voters will likely give lower rankings to Belgium, Bulgaria and Macedonia – songs that have awesome videos, but come across as tepid on their own.

DyGh
DyGh
3 years ago

Omg Russia is so political so against the Eurovision spirit why didn’t they vote for Ukraine omgggg.
Wait
Nobody likes Ukraine
Nvm

AngieP
AngieP
3 years ago

Russia’s OGAE poll is weird. Estonia and Portugal got the top points! (ok, I don’t actually mind, as I love both songs), 8p to favourite Italy. Montenegro got 7 POINTS? That was a surprise! Seriously? The fourth best song this year is this? Overall, they seem to have voted some of their neighbours in the north (Estonia, Norway, Finland), 2 of the three countries in Kaukausus (not sure about the spelling, I apologize), Azerbaijan and Georgia. Also they voted some Balkan countries (Montenegro, FYROM)! Czech Republic got some points at last! It’s interesting I didn’t see Bulgaria getting any points,… Read more »

Fatima
Fatima
3 years ago
Reply to  AngieP

It’s Caucasus and I also wondered about Bulgaria. Then again I love the Czech song, it’s got a such a great sentiment. You watched me back, now I’m going to watch yours.

gymi
gymi
3 years ago
Reply to  AngieP

he cant sing live and the song is dated pop song in english, nothing special. This kind of songs was top once.

lemon
lemon
3 years ago

Thank you OgaeRussia Your Top 3 and Czech Rep. are my favorite this year.you have great quality of music taste .good luck .celebrate diversity ^^

bxsrbv
bxsrbv
3 years ago

How many ogae are left? I just want them to go away. The most irrelevant thing in Eurovision is this ogae, just go away.

Penguin
Penguin
3 years ago

Well, let’s see the rehearsals and staging in semi’s, cuz I doubt that some of these countries will do so well unlike here from these esc freaks. :- )

Nanek
Nanek
3 years ago
Reply to  Penguin

Freaks? Are you freak too? Lol

luli
luli
3 years ago

Portugal song and Salvador are amazing.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago

Russian voting is really interesting and in a good way

I’m sure Russian televote would give at least 8 or 10 to Portugal this year.. like when they gave 8 to Zoe or 12 to Il Volo.

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  Marc

Except Russia isn’t participating

liat
liat
3 years ago

Imri and robin bengston my love :)Imri is so cute he posted on instegram a happy birthday massage to robin and call him Swedish mafen:) love those guys i hope they will stay friend’s after the Eurovision and maybe sing together:)

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

I think israel is the dark horse this year.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

Yes in 2003, but we are in 2017 🙂
You need some personality to win and Israel’s enrtry has zero.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago
Reply to  Marc

This tea. I don’t think Israel will be in the final, it’s the type of song that’s enjoyable but not outstanding.

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago

Polegando i read that comment also about Goldan boy in 2015 and about hovi star in 2016 and we come higher than italy..im just saying…..

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

I mean we came to high places polegando

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

The difference is “Golden boy” was so catchy and enjoyable.
And Hovi was saved by juries.

“I feel alive” is not catchy and it’s not jury-friendly. Israel will need a fantastic staging this year.

Daniel
Daniel
3 years ago
Reply to  Marc

You wrong. Israel have lots of beauty and personality.what is your problem?? Little envy of beautiful pepole?

Yaron
Yaron
3 years ago

Thank you Macedonia for the point’s for israel.
You have good taste 🙂

Catherine
Catherine
3 years ago

I’m from Mos?ow. On Monday I heard Verona on the street from some cafe

Fatima
Fatima
3 years ago
Reply to  Catherine

Interesting. A certain finalist I think.

lory
lory
3 years ago

Sweden will win big time.Italy will be a big flop.

Yaron
Yaron
3 years ago
Reply to  lory

I agree with you.
Italy and Portugal with boring songs.
Dont know what the hype is about.
For me Sweden or Australia.

nudiecrudi
nudiecrudi
3 years ago
Reply to  Yaron

I hope you’ve bet some money, seems you’re so sure about it.
You could get a lot of money.

Yaron
Yaron
3 years ago
Reply to  nudiecrudi

I am sure of it , i dont need to bet i have lot’s of money..but thanks

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  Yaron

Can you gift me some!! I am to put in polite terms “not very rich”.

Iamme
Iamme
3 years ago
Reply to  lory

I don’t know if Italy is going to win. For sure Sweden will not! I think they will probably qualify anyway… …we all know why!

Moria
Moria
3 years ago

Israel why you gave 12 point’s to the monkey???? Israel should gave 12 point’s to Blanche , at least she is Jewish and has family in israel.or to the amazing song by Sweden

R
R
3 years ago
Reply to  Moria

People vote for their favorite songs, not the singers relligion. If that was the case, we could assume that Salvador Sobral is a Pastafari, since Portugal got 12 from Italy.

Elle
Elle
3 years ago
Reply to  R

Love your argument!

Iamme
Iamme
3 years ago
Reply to  Moria

You’re sick! So catholic Countries should vote for other catholic Countries, protestant for protestant and so on? The real sad thing is that you Israelians are not even European!

liron
liron
3 years ago
Reply to  Iamme

Lamme Do you have a problem with Israelis??? Most israelis come from europe!!and israel is one little america with her progressive technology, economy and start app so we much better than you Lamme…Also Australia, armania, Azerbaijan not in europe..this is not the criteria to participate go and learn before you write stupidity.

Mark Beckenbreur
Mark Beckenbreur
3 years ago
Reply to  liron

It is Armenia not armania. You forgot to mention about Turkey and also Russia, Cyprus, Georgia.
Yes, having some of the ‘European territory’ doesn’t make you European and it’s is certainly not a criteria needed for participation at the ESC.
Israelis actually come from Middle East.

Fabio
Fabio
3 years ago
Reply to  Moria

MAOIRA your message is so stupid, you’re a politically uncorrected person, we are speaking about a song contest and your reasons and your yardsticks are religions and nationality….. You are the kind of person that would be banned from any juries and televoting, thanks to person like you the results of Eurovision Song Contest are often false ….. All my contempt dear…. !!

Moria
Moria
3 years ago
Reply to  Fabio

@fabio Lol , Dear i was just joking.
All the commentors here take eich massage so seriously..Relax and drink cold water 🙂

anonymous91
anonymous91
3 years ago

Romania 18th 🙂 🙂 🙂

thank you OGAE for not overhyping them

Aria
Aria
3 years ago

This is the bookmakers prediction Range of probability of qualification of various countries
1)Sweden- 93.4 to 96.15
2)Armenia- 88.89 to 93.4
3)Greece-87.5 to 90.91
4)Australia- 80 to 92.85
5)Portugal- 80 to 94.33
6)Azerbaijan- 80 to 87.5
7)Belgium-75 to 87.5
—————————–
8)Moldova- 63.63 to 72.73
9)Latvia- 61.54 to 71.42
10)Cyprus- 61.54 to 66.67
11)Finland-58.33 to 63.63
12)Poland-50 to 69.23
——————————–
13)Iceland-36.36 to 45.45
14)Georgia- 26.67 to 40
15)Albania- 25 to 35.71
16)Montenegro-20.84 to 30.76
———————————
17)Czech Republic- 12.5 to 20.83
18)Slovenia-10 to 16.67

Aria
Aria
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

I haven’t calculated yet for Semi-2
Tell me if somebody wants it 🙂

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

I did a similar thing in the post about Semi 2 odds.

Aria
Aria
3 years ago

Oh ….i saw now….must have missed it!!
You used what odds?

luli
luli
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

You produce SPAM

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

The Russian vote was…different. But TASTEFUL! 12 to the best song a.k.a. Estonia, with the amazing songs from Portugal and Italy rounding out the top 3. Nothing for the Moscow-born Kristian Kostov. #oop

Elle
Elle
3 years ago

Wow… Top 3 from Russia! Portugal that high?? Really happy for that!!! And Estonia, and Italy…
Thanks 🙂

bxsrbv
bxsrbv
3 years ago

I get Estonia. Super catchy and I love most fans don’t care about what is dated.
Yes it’s 80’s, yes is Modern Talking, so what?
Salvador is 50’s. So what?

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago
Reply to  bxsrbv

There are songs that are flat out dated (Greece, Israel) and songs that are retro (Estonia, Portugal). People need to get the difference.

liat
liat
3 years ago

The only flat and dated is italy and portugal songs.Israel has a good song.Sweden or Bulgaria or Australia will win.

luli
luli
3 years ago
Reply to  liat

You insult people calling them idiots, you are a boor. In addition ,you have very bad musical taste.

liat
liat
3 years ago
Reply to  luli

@luli I have an amazing taste in music..i think you have the worst taste in music and in beauty.i insult only pepole who insult israel here.so mind your own business.

luli
luli
3 years ago
Reply to  liat

You have insult Elle because she wrote that she like a song of portugal.Who you that you think you are free to offens people? Moderator removed your post.I like the Portuguese song very much. Go away this forum because you have no culture.

liat
liat
3 years ago
Reply to  luli

LuliYou should go away from this forum bye bye

luli
luli
3 years ago
Reply to  liat

You have insult Elle because she wrote that she like a song of portugal.Who you are that you think you are free to offens people? Moderator removed your post.I like the Portuguese song very much. Go away from this forum because you have no culture.

Elle
Elle
3 years ago
Reply to  luli

My dear luli, did he/her???
Where? I missed it, damn it… Would you, please, tell me in which post exactly? I would have nailed this loser to the ground. I only said somewhere that Israel singer had the charisma of an amoeba, which is true, after all 🙂
Thanks
Ofc Portugal is one the BEST songs, now and ever!

liron
liron
3 years ago
Reply to  Elle

Elle Who are you to talk about israel singer..i bet in a million years you will not look as good as him.so go get some life!

Stockholm 18
Stockholm 18
3 years ago
Reply to  Elle

Keep envy at the most beautiful singer imri.i bet you look awful poor you.

Iamme
Iamme
3 years ago
Reply to  liat

liat let me say you have the worst music taste ever! You shouldn’t even be allowed to vote in the contest…

liat
liat
3 years ago
Reply to  Iamme

Lamme you shouldn’t even aloud to write here your nonsense!!!

Maor
Maor
3 years ago
Reply to  Iamme

Lamme Are you antisemitic or you just not like Israel????

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  liat

If a song is a huge hit (Italy case), then it can’t be dated.

Your 3 mentions are “Hits wannabe”, yet all fail in that 🙂

Go and learn something before talking Liat 🙂

liat
liat
3 years ago
Reply to  Marc

Marc you cant argue about personal taste.
You Italians insulting every one here who not like your song.for me, israel and Greece and Sweden are good song’s.Sorry who put you to determine what is dated or good and what is not??? Get some life and respect othet songs and other singers.if the Italian will keep their arrogant toward other counties songs they will not win.Mark my words.

luli
luli
3 years ago
Reply to  liat

liat, but you can insult people calling them idiots because they have different music taste than you? You are lack of culture.

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  liat

I’m not Italian XD
I defend what I like 🙂

You can say you don’t like Italy but not with bad arguments.
You can’t call dated a song which is a Hit in Charts, Radios and Youtube. Use other adjectives 🙂

And saying Italy is dated but then you love Greece or Israel..

liron
liron
3 years ago
Reply to  Marc

Marc @liat aloud to say she dont like italy song WITHOUT any explanation at all!!! Its only a matter of taste.about israel-im not sure the jury not like it..israel get high score here from ogea and from wiwi.and imri is very likeable.so lets talk after the semi and than we see who is right.

2L
2L
3 years ago

Yeah but a “flat out dated” song can still be a better song than a retro song and I don’t mean any of this year’s entries at all. Is it a good song? That’s all that counts. Obsessions like these or similar reffering to genre etc make no sense. You either like something or you don’t

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
3 years ago

I’m still baffled that Estonia is 5th. Baffled.

Matt
Matt
3 years ago

I don’t get the hype with Estonia!!

bxsrbv
bxsrbv
3 years ago

OGAE Russia gave Estonia 12 points. Now we know what Putin likes, prepare for Tallinn 2018.

Denis
Denis
3 years ago

I do love the Italian entry but I do find it weird that it has the most OGAE Points ever when even clear overwhelming wins such as Rybak; Lena, Loreen and Emmelie didn’t even get over 300 points. And they won ESC easily witth literaly no competition what so ever! And Lena didn’t even win OGAE..

Don’t think this will reflect the final result at all!

nudiecrudi
nudiecrudi
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Maybe most of people like italian song more than Loreen, Rybak, Emmelie and Lena. Is this possible? Yes it is.
Il Volo got more televote than Loreen, Emelie and Lena. And remember Il Volo sang in italian, the others in english…a big difference.
So it is very possible that italian song could get a higher vote than the up-mentioned artists

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
3 years ago
Reply to  Denis

I may be wrong but I believe there were fewer clubs back in Rebak’s time, which explains why he didn’t have such a BIG number compared to Francesco.

nudiecrudi
nudiecrudi
3 years ago
Reply to  YoungsterJoey

You’re right.
The thing that it surprises me is that people don’t think that it could be possible for Francesco to get a very high top score.
Singing in italian, and without neighbour voting Italy got the second highest televoting.
Do we have to consider that Rybak sang in english and got all the votes from Scandinavians, Baltics and Ex-sovietic countries?

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago
Reply to  nudiecrudi

Rybak would’ve won even if he had represented Malta, because he got big points from literally everyone. Just look at his televote receipts… only Switzerland gave it less than 6 points. Diaspora and neighbor voting is of course a reality, but a strong enough song can defeat them.

Aria
Aria
3 years ago

That was such a pathetic song tbh 😐

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago
Reply to  Aria

I don’t like Fairytale either, but clearly everyone else did. I live in Italy and it was 2009 anyway, I never got to hear it around as I didn’t even follow the contest back then haha

Marc
Marc
3 years ago
Reply to  nudiecrudi

Nudiecrudi,

Il Volo got the best televote score rating ever (2 countries less voting compared to 2009)
Rybak is second and Sergey third 🙂

Martin
Martin
3 years ago

Estonia’s first twelve points if I’m not mistaken! Thanks, Russia!

tom
tom
3 years ago
Reply to  Martin

you won’t make it to finals 😉

Karl
Karl
3 years ago
Reply to  tom

Rude. I personally think Estonia will absolutely make the finals.

Martin
Martin
3 years ago
Reply to  tom

Oh wow Tom who peed in your sandbox? ????

Davve
Davve
3 years ago

Sweden will overtake Italy in ESC!

nudiecrudi
nudiecrudi
3 years ago
Reply to  Davve

bet some money, you’ll be rich because with 1000€ you’ll get 15.000€
seems you’re so sure.

Iamme
Iamme
3 years ago
Reply to  Davve

Sweden will be the real flop of this year! France, Belgium, Estonia,and Portugal will overtake it!