Minsk calling! OGAE Belarus has awarded 12 points to Israel’s Netta in the OGAE Poll 2018 of international Eurovision fans.
It’s the second perfect score in a row for the Israeli singer and her upbeat track “Toy”. Last year’s winner Francesco Gabbani rapidly built up momentum as clubs revealed their votes.
OGAE Belarus gave 10 points to France’s Madame Monsieur and 8 points to Belgium’s Sennek. Those are the first points France and Belgium have received in the poll.
Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso took 7 points and Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef received 6.
Three more countries also received their first points in the voting: Estonia, Norway and Cyprus. Belarus’s own act Alekseev has yet to receive any points from juries.
You can see the full votes from OGAE Belarus below:
12 – Israel
10 – France
8 – Belgium
7 – Sweden
6 – Czech Republic
5 – Bulgaria
4 – Italy
3 – Estonia
2 – Norway
1 – Cyprus
OGAE POLL 2018 SO FAR
Israel is in the lead with a perfect score of 24. Czech Republic and Sweden both follow on 12. Behind them are France and Finland, which follow with 10 points apiece.
Several countries OGAE France voted for received no points from Belarus. Finland, Denmark, Greece and Austria all received nil points.
OGAE POLL 2018 SCORES SO FAR
Czech Republic 12
Countries that are not listed have yet to receive any points from voting clubs.
Whether this year’s OGAE Poll predicts the winner of Eurovision 2018 remains to be seen. In eleven years the poll has only correctly picked the winner four times and in three of those cases (2009, 2012, 2013) many fans believe the winner was a foregone conclusion before the Contest began.
There are over 40 OGAE fanclubs across Europe, including nations who have withdrawn from the contest such as Andorra and Turkey. They’ll reveal their scores in the coming weeks as we draw closer to the contest.