OGAE Czech Republic is the fourth fan club to deliver their points for the 2018 OGAE Poll. Their 43 members are in agreement with OGAEs Belarus, France and Spain, awarding their top points to Israel. The Czech Republic have also put Spain on the leaderboard with six points.

The Czech Republic’s top three have also featured in the voting of previous OGAE clubs. Twelve points went to Israel, with Netta’s “Toy” continuing to dominate the 2018 poll. Ten points went to Cyprus, with Eleni Fouriera’s fiery “Fuego”, while Czechia’s eight points went to France‘s Madame Monsieur with “Mercy”.

The Czech Republic also gave six points to Spain, ensuring Amaia y Alfred a place on the overall scoreboard. The rest of the Czech points went to Estonia, Denmark, Australia, Finland, Belgium and Greece, all of which are already on the overall scoreboard.

On the overall scoreboard, the top three is staying strong. Israel, France and Finland hold the top three places. With OGAE Czech Republic unable to vote for itself, Mikolas Josef has slipped from fifth to eighth place.

Twenty six countries are yet to receive any points from OGAE clubs, but with more than half the OGAE clubs still left to vote, anything could happen.

And remember: the OGAE poll is not considered an accurate prediction of eventual Eurovision results. Rather, it’s an interesting indication of what OGAE members favour and which entries may appeal to various Eurovision fans.

OGAE Poll 2018: Czech Republic vote

  1. Israel – 12 points
  2. Cyprus – 10 points
  3. France – 8 points
  4. Estonia – 7 points
  5. Spain – 6 points
  6. Denmark – 5 points
  7. Australia – 4 points
  8. Finland – 3 points
  9. Belgium – 2 points
  10. Greece – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2018: Total so far

  1. Israel – 48 points
  2. France – 28 points
  3. Finland – 21 points
  4. Cyprus – 18 points
  5. Australia – 18 points
  6. Sweden – 17 points
  7. Czech Republic – 16 points
  8. Belgium – 13 points
  9. Denmark – 12 points
  10. Estonia – 10 points
  11. Italy – 7 points
  12. Spain – 6 points
  13. Greece – 5 points
  14. Bulgaria – 8 points
  15. Germany – 2 points
  16. Norway – 2 points
  17. Austria – 1 point

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom are yet to receive any points.

What do you think of the OGAE Poll 2018? Will this predict how countries will fare in Lisbon? Share your thoughts below!

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Yulia ftw
Yulia ftw
2 years ago

Azerbaijan>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Australia

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
2 years ago

Still Spain is my number one, wathever what the people like or not, i know what i like , and Spain i find the best song far away ,last year was Portugal and this year is Spain,

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Donald Duck

You’ re Spanish, right?!

Caroline
Caroline
2 years ago

Denmark and Greece are underrated and Australia is so overrated. Sorry, but they don’t deserve top 10. If it would be San Marino everybody would ignore this song, but since it’s Australia it is ranked high. I enjoyed their first two songs in the contest, but this year it’s horrible!

Dew
Dew
2 years ago
Reply to  Caroline

Enough with your Australia bashing comments. They’re hyped because they deserve it. Last year people hated their song and they didn’t even get a good position in Ogae or in any poll. So, just tell me how the name of “Australia” affect the ranking?

Chris stark
2 years ago

Good top 5 so far. Denmark should be placing higher

Jeff23
2 years ago

Israël is like Italy last year…,
Just wait reharsel and show live performance…..,
Actually it is just bla-bla-bla…

Mike
Mike
2 years ago

Since when too much hype is a wrong thing? just because you wanting a “drama” on the final dosent mean Israel would not win, and ISRAEL DESERVES TO WIN!

Cairo
Cairo
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike

By 4th-6th may it’s the time when you see the full package of every song, songs are elevated to their maximum potential (if teams nail stagings)

Israel sure has a legion behind them, but they have to live to the expectations as every other song by the time the final staging is revealed if they want to “buy” every single vote of them.

Cin
Cin
2 years ago

I don’t understand why Finland Spain and Germany are ranked so high, the rest i can live with 🙂 i guess everyone has a different taste

Álex
Álex
2 years ago
Reply to  Cin

Because they have really good songs ;-D

Cin
Cin
2 years ago
Reply to  Álex

I guess I really really really don’t like Finland’s song genre – those eurovisiony disco non-melodic electro shouty songs

Alon israel
Alon israel
2 years ago
Reply to  Cin

because Germany has the best song this year!!! dark horse!

Southern20
Southern20
2 years ago

First i have to say that i love music,and music is my life.I love Eurovision because of the music and the amazing shows,i’m not a fanatic and for me it’s not tyat important who win,and i like the songs not the countries.So I didn’t like Israel this year and i also didn’t understand such a fuss about it,but Know it’s growing on me day by day,and i’m really worried because like Salvador i use to enjoy real music and not fireworks,but still i also like Portugal(0 points from ogae so far),Belgium,Spain,Estonia,The Netherlands,Cyprus,Macedonia,Bulgaria and Sweden.Norway,Czech Republic,Finalnd and Australia are my guilty… Read more »

Ana
Ana
2 years ago

I can’t understand all that hype for Israel… I know, tastes are different, but why everyone seems to love it is a mystery for me… I would be really disappointed if that song won. Only the final performance can change my mind but I doubt it…

Darth Thulhu
Darth Thulhu
2 years ago
Reply to  Ana

Israel’s on the lower end of my Top Ten, but if you want to know why Israel appeals, there are several factors: 1) Earwormy: The chorus is ridiculously, goofily catchy, and the video accentuates it. Even if you don’t like the lyric, the thing gets into your head, and the Israeli ethnic beats in the background serve it well. 2) Fresh: Looping is new to Eurovision, the Israeli cultural thing about equating pickup artists with clucking chickens is new to Eurovision, and that entire music video is benefitting from the same novelty vibes that accrued to Italy and Macedonia last… Read more »

NoGeoblocks
NoGeoblocks
2 years ago

I actually think that France will be the one to flop this year… Mercy is a weak song with a just OK performer. It is a step down for France after 2 very good years.

Finland is a fanwank… So fans are voting.

Macedonia – my favorite – is still with 0 points… So what do I know ?

Good luck with to Netta, Eye Cue and everyone!

underground
underground
2 years ago

All these comments from people who “don’t care” of the OGAE poll are laughable and pathetic……. don’t take attention to it if it is so irrealistic for you……and if your faves are not in the top keep your dirty frustration.
However each year polegend godgarina criticize France so nothing new here.

Rasmus
Rasmus
2 years ago

Finland is 13th and Macedonia 14th in the semifinal in odds at Eurovision World. Im not happy about it if that come true. Its a strong semifinal i know but i want both to qualify. I hope that Cyprus,Azerbailjan, Austria are a mess when the rehearsels start. Then they have a chance.

Brian
Brian
2 years ago

Also, isn’t Saara Alto’s pre performance journey already remarkable? She has gone from being favourite, to having a very underwhelming national performance and there being the likelihood she wouldn’t even qualify, to her saying she’d change everything and doing well in this particular poll. I really hope people vote for her and she manages to deliver good staging!

Brian
Brian
2 years ago

Can’t see Israel winning, too much hype too early, unless her stage performance is incredible! If I was her I would only perform in 1 or 2 of the pre-concerts because she doesn’t want to peak too soon!

Can see Bulgaria/Australia winning – they’ve had good reactions (not fantastic) but have the potential to be really elevated in staging.

France for me is the strongest song – melody wise and lyrically. For me it would be my 12 points

s
s
2 years ago
Reply to  Brian

She exactly performs only in 2 pre parties Israel and The Netherlands

Sephard
Sephard
2 years ago

Expectations will be sooo high on Israel.

Nothing danceable has won since Euphoria-Heroes (Heroes may not even be for some people, Euphoria is) but those two had their emotion turning points. Toy comes as trivial at first listen, has very little room for emotion on stage. I always thought it is the kind of song that shines on a video but for a live performance will be an absolute bluff with the rare exception they bring an out of the blue staging. Gabbani suffered the same last year.

Israel’s victory chances are getting killed day by day.

Vic
Vic
2 years ago
Reply to  Sephard

Euphoria and Heroes werent that long ago tho.

s
s
2 years ago
Reply to  Vic

Italys live perfomance was the only thing that killed theire chance to win… they said they will take the stage from the national selections and copy it to esc which was exactly what they did so expectations where incredibly low and the live was imo horrible israel had no previous performance with toy live and the pre parties wont show exactly what Israel is preparing so be prepared for your wig to snatch..

radu
radu
2 years ago

In the video about All 43 songs Reaction, William said Romania has the worst song. I’m happy about The Humans instead of that Feli with her ”oe oa oe oa bow to the queen” another #metoo song about girls that want to have fun.

radu
radu
2 years ago
Reply to  radu

I mean, I like The Humans, and if wiwibloggs loves Feli that much, they should take her to represent The Atlantic Ocean. That would be something.

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago

In earlier posts on this site I mentioned that the top of the betting did not feel right to me and it had a 2011 feel to it. I mentioned an alternative Top 10 and also a list of overrated songs in the Top 10 at the time, here it is again :- 1st Israel………………. (1st) 3rd Czech Republic..(7th) 4th Belgium…………..(8th) 5th Australia………….(5th) 6th Sweden……………(6th) 8th Norway……………(16th) 10th Netherlands—–(-) The position in brackets shows their current OGAE position which is interesting. I’m now interested to see how this develops and I’m going to track the 7 above. It just shows… Read more »

MiCancion
MiCancion
2 years ago

Well I like to thank allways to EASTERN EUROPEAN coutrys for voting spain I think some of the northen european countries should learn about their Humility and pacience against countries that consider themselves superior.
IN EUROPE WE ARE ALL THE SAME.
Thanks again to all. Gracias.

radu
radu
2 years ago
Reply to  MiCancion

Eastern Europe loves Spain. Mandinga 2012 is one example. Spanish language.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
2 years ago
Reply to  MiCancion

Did you know the Czech people don’t like being called as Eastern Europeans? They are absolutely a part of Central Europe. And don’t accuse us Nordic people like that – get rid of your prejudices. We vote for Spain if the song is good, and I have voted for Pastora, Edurne and Barei in recent years. Indeed, in Wurope we are all the same. Act and behave as you write. Love from Finland.

Timo1962FI
Timo1962FI
2 years ago
Reply to  Timo1962FI

*Europe – sorry for the typo.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 years ago
Reply to  MiCancion

People didn’t feel superior towards portugal last year. Try again

Astrid
Astrid
2 years ago
Reply to  MiCancion

Spanish people has to be way more confident with their song. It’s like they have to be insecure or arrogant. Why not something balanced? I like Spain’s song and I’ll let it surprise me on stage. Not my favorite to win at this point but I really see potential in its beautiful harmony and simple lyrics that will get to a lot of people. Despite of being in spanish, are quite easy to catch. Do you remember norwegian song in 1995? A similar move. You guys even replicate the angelical voice embodied in Amaia. Let’s see how far it can… Read more »

Rory
Rory
2 years ago
Reply to  MiCancion

LoL, I remember somebody wrote here that Easterners hate Spain.

So, which one is it? Don’t let your own drama kill your spirit “Espain”. 😛

Roxy
Roxy
2 years ago

Good for Netta! But OGEA polls have never been good predictors of actual results. Just check the previous years. Last year, Moldova got a total of 0 (zero) points overall. None. From 44 clubs.

dani77
dani77
2 years ago
Reply to  Roxy

HaHa They are just some fanboys that vote for divas. Waste of space.

azaad
azaad
2 years ago
Reply to  dani77

While they don’t go on to win the contest itself, the winner of the OGAE poll tends to always do very well. Even if I don’t really like Toy and have political misgiving about an Israeli win, I admit that Netta will likely get the country their best finish since 2005.

Stop the hate
Stop the hate
2 years ago
Reply to  azaad

Asad, why politics?

2L
2L
2 years ago
Reply to  Roxy

Ogae polls are conducted long before the rehearsals start. Mama was an average to annoying song in studio version but on stage it got transformed to something amazing. It put the people in a party mood.
Right now the fans including you judge the songs based only on what they hear. It’s not really that difficult to comprehend is it?

CyxCy
CyxCy
2 years ago

Because this song is unique. No one looks like “Mercy”, whether in this edition or the previous ones, of course everyone is free not to like our choices, but no one can say that France lacks originality and daring.

Stop the hate
Stop the hate
2 years ago
Reply to  CyxCy

France is fantastic…the best song for years from France..difficult to predict what position it will end…if i close my eyes and forced to guess than i will say number 8

Mel
Mel
2 years ago

Getting strong Gabbani vibes from Israel. My gut says it’s going to be between Estonia, Sweden and Cyprus.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

OH GOD NO.

Hohoho
Hohoho
2 years ago

12. Spain – 6 points
13. Greece – 5 points
14. Bulgaria – 8 points

April Fool’s Day I guess??!!
Good joke. 😀

Hohoho
Hohoho
2 years ago
Reply to  Hohoho

11. Italy – 7 points
12. Spain – 6 points
13. Greece – 5 points
14. Bulgaria – 8 points

April Fool’s Day I guess??!!
Good joke. ?

s
s
2 years ago
Reply to  Hohoho

Greece will prob be forgotten in the televote no surprise here

Mor
Mor
2 years ago

Yes right…Patetic

Kou
Kou
2 years ago

Cyprus can be F.Y.R Macedonia 2017. Both have heavy autotune in the studio versions and both are fan favorites. I hope she can deliver live with that questionable vocal.

2L
2L
2 years ago
Reply to  Kou

Eleni will not dance and sing alone though 😉

Hunk
Hunk
2 years ago

ISRAEL FOR THE WIN! #TelAviv2019

Mor
Mor
2 years ago
Reply to  Hunk

Sure Israel will win easy…see you next year in Tel Aviv 🙂

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Hunk

No. Israel will not win.

Stop the hate
Stop the hate
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

By the time we get to portugal Israel’s song will be an international hit and who cares if it wins??
Alfred- you are such an ignorant creature who spread hate all over again and again…i just want to win just because of creatures like you… “Israel bombing”- you live according to the news in your country… do you know how many times we are bombed by arabs? or how many families were killed by them? ignorant Alfred…

Stop the hate
Stop the hate
2 years ago
Reply to  Stop the hate

i am sure that they fear to have a land of their own which will end like most arab lands…end of story… let;s talk about eurovision…

s
s
2 years ago
Reply to  Stop the hate

agreed …. sad to see people like that here… esc has no place for such haters/… he has 0 respect for this contest always politics and hate

Rory
Rory
2 years ago
Reply to  Stop the hate

Hahah, nailed it.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Um no. Israel will not win because it’s overrated.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

In order to make these votes matter, why not introduce a more representative voting? OGAE is only hard-core fans voting. Not every fan is a member of OGAE. Have a voting that more reflects opinions of average people. Like having people of different age, sex, background, ethnicity and have both fans and non-fans vote. That would be a more reflective and perhaps more true voting that could work as a prediction.
It is far more accurate than 1000 or so fan-boys voting

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago

Robyn :- The Wiwibloggs reader poll would be THE poll to watch if each reader HAD TO GIVE points as in the ESC………..12,10, 8, 7 etc, so a max of 10 countries only, a top 10 as such, and could only vote once and NOT for their OWN country. There are readers of a wide range of age, sex, background and country. NOW THAT is a poll I would like to see, it could reflect how the televote might go in May right? Also the Wiwi jury could score in the same way as the ESC juries scoring on song,… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  @EugeneESCUK

Oh and like the Wiwi polls, they are based on studio versions without hearing ALL live vocals and seeing ALL live staging.

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago

Robyn that sounds promising and interesting, the way to go, time for something new right? To be relevant you have to keep evolving to remain the best. For some reason ESC fans are interested in predictions, me too. A prediction would have more purpose and interest than telling us what you like?!?! UM? You could even do it after the 2nd rehearsal as it only requires one set of results from each person…………simples. The reader poll is just pointless as you can vote for all 43 songs if you want and readers vote for their OWN country so what is… Read more »

Yaa
Yaa
2 years ago

only the juries give points to 10 countries, and that as 12, 10, 8, 7…, the average person doesn’t vote for more than 3-4, usually just for 1or 2, and sometimes 20 times for their favourite.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Maybe if there are like OGAE polls but for average demographics. Maybe if each country asks between 1000- 5000 people,fans and non fans of various background, to rate thier favourite and then turn that into ESC scoring. Arguably it would be hard work but at least we would have an average representation of each country and could thus pick out an prediction.

@EugeneESCUK
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

Denis :- As you say it would be very difficult to achieve and organise. But my suggestion is doable and would still be the best poll out there.

Belle
Belle
2 years ago

Good for Israel and France. I like their songs. But Sweden is so underrated.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Belle

Generic can be good if the song is good. Using it as insult to downgrade that entry in order to make another entry look better is low. Especially if that other entry is generic too.

Renda
Renda
2 years ago
Reply to  Denis

sweden song is boring af… genetic and i feel like i heard the beat in 5465 other songs before..

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Renda

Same can be said about ESC in general. Every song reminds of something else

Bring Denise
Bring Denise
2 years ago
Reply to  Belle

I hate genetic songs

Stop the hate
Stop the hate
2 years ago
Reply to  Belle

sweden is good and special… in the first time listening i hated it but now it’s in my top 5…it vwill obtain a good result… don’t forget that the international juries in MF placed it 1st…

Lilia
Lilia
2 years ago

Wait, Eurovision fans from Czech Republic gave no points to Azerbaijan?! But they usually give them 12s and 10s in public vote! Does that mean that Czech people don’t really like their songs?
*pretends to be shocked*

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilia

The 500 people or so from czech ogae aren’t really representative of the whole czech republic you know.

Alek
Alek
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilia

This is not the voting result of all Czech viewers. These are just some fans’ voting. I’m sure Azerbaijan will get points from us, their song is very good this year.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

France is the ultimate fanwank this year…

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

In jury vote, yea. In televote it’ll be like 20th. It’s Patricia Kaas all over again!

meygladsiepo
meygladsiepo
2 years ago

Trust me. France will be much higher in televote than in the jury. And France is not a fanwank. France is placed 8/9th on the betting odds, just at their right place. But when i see Israel first on the odds and first there, it reminds me Francesco Gabbani last year

asanda
asanda
2 years ago

What you say about Israel, you said about France a few weeks ago, now France is worthy winner?

Christian
Christian
2 years ago

I don’t like France this year, I just don’t know what everyone likes about it.

NoGeoblocks
NoGeoblocks
2 years ago

That:
1) You don’t understand the song
2) This song goes against everything you believe in
3) Calling the ogae people of France, Belarus, Spain and Czech Republic IDIOTS is idiotic
4) Body shaming has no place in Eurovision
5) You have no place in Wiwi
6) This thread, like all the threads you taint, will soon be deleted anyways,

NoGeoblocks
NoGeoblocks
2 years ago
Reply to  NoGeoblocks

You read old posts. And obviously – you care. And yes, Your hateful comments have no room in an ESC blog

Rory
Rory
2 years ago
Reply to  NoGeoblocks

Why is “antisemitic” everything said against Israel but DOESN’T have any link to the israeli thing BUT only to their excessive PR and for some, stupid song and well, fat girl?

Don’t throw words around just to sound fancy.

Stop the hate
Stop the hate
2 years ago

Alfred doesn’t know what he is saying…just a miserable person who judge singers by their weight…

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Did Ireland not get 2 points off someone a few days ago

And Czech Republic has like 8 points too

LJE96
LJE96
2 years ago

Maybe start a scorewiz chart and add each country as it comes in. Easier to see where you are that way. https://scorewiz.eu/scoreboard/view/209619/ogae-2018
Here is mine so far

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Ah my mistake all these fan clubs is confusing.

Thanks for checking though 🙂

LJE96
LJE96
2 years ago

Isn’t Czech republic 7th and Belgium 8th with 13 points?

Timmy
Timmy
2 years ago

Meaningless votes.

TIMMY
TIMMY
2 years ago

OGAE members are not whole EUROPE though and also how can they reflect whole Europe or at least the country? Are there any scientific proof of selecting people to vote or it is just a random “FAN” made club..? It is just a meaningless story to scroll away.

Kou
Kou
2 years ago
Reply to  TIMMY

Since when did she say it could represent the whole Europe? What she said was “A fairly accurate reflection of what OGAE members like, though!” Don’t get so pissed when your favorites are not on the list.

Timmy
Timmy
2 years ago
Reply to  Kou

I was just saying that these votes means nothing at all 😀 It does no impact to the ESC

Bring Denise
Bring Denise
2 years ago

Woooooooo is there a rivalry with OGAE? The plot thickens. That queen from escunited and the large lady from escbubble need to get in on this. Stay tuned for more casual shade in the ESC fangurl wars

richard hochuli
richard hochuli
2 years ago

This is PURE FICTION