As we wait for the results of the OGAE Second Chance Song Contest and anticipation builds for the 2018 national selection season, there’s no reason to twiddle our thumbs. Instead, we can all throws ourselves into yet another song contest — the OGAE Song Contest 2017, whose list of participants was recently announced.
The OGAE Song Contest is an annual event organized by OGAE — the Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l’Eurovision, or General Organisation of Eurovision Fans — in which the members of OGAE compete with an original song released in their countries. The song has to have been released in the last twelve months and sung in one of the country’s national languages.
The voting for the 32nd edition of this competition opened three days ago and will close on the 3rd of October. At the end of this post you can listen to all of the songs and then vote in our unofficial poll.
The first ever OGAE Song Contest took place in 1986 and has been an annual event ever since. Previous winners include Mylène Farmer, Laura Pausini, Elena Paparizou, Coldplay, Adele, Nina Zilli, Pastora Soler and Indila.
France and Spain have had the most victories so far with six each. Spain is the reigning champ, having won it last year with the song “Sofia” by Álvaro Soler.
This year 28 OGAE members will take part in the OGAE Song Contes. They are:
• Czech Republic
• FYR Macedonia
• Rest of the World
• United Kingdom
You’ve got a bit of a wait for the actual results. So why not vote in our poll now and let Europe know what you’re thinking? As always you can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. So be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support.
OGAE Song Contest 2017 playlist
Poll: Who should win the OGAE Song Contest 2017?
Photo credits: OGAE Spain