In 2017 Sweden’s Mariette did it with “A Million Years”, while in 2016 Poland’s Margaret managed it with “Cool me Down”. Before them it was Italy’s Nek with “Fatti avanti amore”, Sweden’s Helena Paparizou with “Survivor” and Norway’s Adelén with “Bombo”.

We are, of course, talking about the OGAE Second Chance Contest — the online event in which the songs that didn’t quite make it to Eurovision get a second chance at glory within the fandom. Some of this year’s 27 entries were runners-up at home —  like Armenia’s Nemra band (“I’m a Liar”) and Norway’s Rebecca (“Who We Are”) — while others finished lower but got the nod from selecting clubs owing to their subsequent popularity or simply the fact they might perform better with an international audience. These include Romania’s Feli (“Royalty”) and Ukraine’s Kadnay (“Beat of the Universe”).

Just as at the real Eurovision, this year’s contest is being organised by last year’s winners. The honour and responsibility go to OGAE Sweden.

OGAE Second Chance Contest 2018: All 27 Songs

  • Albania: “Piedestal” — Inis Neziri
  • Armenia: “I’m a Liar” — Nemra band
  • Belarus: “I Won’t Cry” — Gunesh
  • Czech Republic: “Fly” — Eva Buresova
  • Denmark: “Music for the Road” — Albin Fredy
  • Estonia: “Home” — Stig Rästa
  • Finland: “Domino” — Saara Aalto
  • France: “OK ou KO” — Emmy Liyana
  • Germany: “I mog di so” — VoXXclub
  • Hungary: “Run Away” — yesyes
  • Iceland: “Í stormi” — Dagur Sigurðsson
  • Italy: “Il Mondo Prima di Te” — Annalisa
  • Latvia: “Younger Days” — Edgars Kreilis
  • Lithuania: “1 2 3″ — Paula
  • Malta: “Song for Dad” — Richard & Joe
  • Norway: “Who We Are” — Rebecca
  • Poland: “Love is Stronge” — Ifi Ude
  • Portugal: “Para Sorrir Eu Não Preciso De Nada” — Catarina Miranda
  • Romania: “Royalty” — Feli
  • San Marino: “Out of the Twilight” — Sara de Blue
  • Serbia: “Pesma za tebe” — Saška Janks
  • Slovenia: “Ne zapusti me zdaj” — Nuška Drašček
  • Spain: “Lo Malo” — Ana & Aitana
  • Sweden: “My Turn” — John Lundvik
  • Switzerland: “Compass” — Alejandro Reyes
  • Ukraine: “Beat Of the Universe” — Kadnay
  • United Kingdom: “Legends” — Asanda

Who votes in the OGAE Second Chance Contest?

Clubs choose their songs, and all the participating clubs vote — along with some guest clubs who are not fielding songs. The guest juries are:

  • Andorra (OGAE Andorra)
  • Austria (OGAE Austria)
  • Azerbaijan (Azərbaycan Eurovision Klubu)
  • Belgium (OGAE Belgium)
  • Bulgaria (OGAE Bulgaria)
  • Croatia (Eurofest Hrvatska)
  • Cyprus (OGAE Cyprus)
  • Israel (Official ESC Club in Israel)
  • Luxembourg (Eurovisiounsclub Lëtzebuerg)
  • FYR Macedonia (OGAE Makedonija)
  • Greece (OGAE Greece)
  • Slovakia (OGAE Slovakia)
  • Ireland (OGAE Ireland)
  • Russia (OGAE Russia)
  • Turkey (Türkiye Eurovision Kulübü)
  • The Netherlands (OGAE Nederland)

Voting opens on June 15 and clubs have until September 1 to submit their results. An online results show will air on October 13.

Poll: Who should win the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2018?

Who do you want to see take the crown? Are you surprised by any of the clubs’ choices? Which songs would you have submitted in place of these? And which of these songs would have done the best at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box down below!

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Seda Andreasyan
Seda Andreasyan
2 years ago

Nemra will win the crown

Nemroot
Nemroot
2 years ago

Nemra band is the best ^____^

Galust Sahakyan
Galust Sahakyan
2 years ago

[email protected] piti haghti , aravel evs Nemran.

Cressida
Cressida
2 years ago

Sara de Blue is a magical musical colour to paint a song into lovely lively masterpiece ! ! !

Nora Amiralyan
Nora Amiralyan
2 years ago

NEMRA

NEMRA WILL WIN
NEMRA WILL WIN
2 years ago

NEMRA IS THE BEST AND PLEASE SHUT YOUR MOUTHS AND STAY AWAY THOSE WHO DON’T EVEN LIKE THEIR SONG
NEMRA IS THE BET
THE END

Nora Amiralyan
Nora Amiralyan
2 years ago
Reply to  NEMRA WILL WIN

Only Nemra

A bee
A bee
2 years ago
Reply to  NEMRA WILL WIN

Lol
I’m from another country i won’t say it but i really like them and they’re the best
And she or he is right cause her words shut your mouth and staw away is from Nemra’s song
If you don’t know something so please don’t say it loud
And you shouldn’t laugh at autocorrect
Got it?

Nora Amiralyan
Nora Amiralyan
2 years ago
Reply to  NEMRA WILL WIN

Qez a tvum

Stian F
Stian F
2 years ago

I love the songs by Poland, UK, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Switzerland – but the ONLY song that scores a Perfect 10 on both song, performance and artist is FRANCE!!! The absolute only worthy winner of this years second chance contest. But of course, the fans are all rooting for that massively dull song by San Marino because … well i dont know why… WHY ?!?!?!? And Spain ? Good song, just good, not great – that was horribly performed in the national final and wouldnt have deserved a single point in the actual contest… I never can get my… Read more »

Nora
Nora
2 years ago
Reply to  Stian F

Hahaha ! The song from France got devastated due to mediocre singing. Instruments are sounding much better than the vocals of singer which also need to be of much higher grade for perfect points. So French song is a big No-No for sure.
The song from San Marino is really great and has excellent vocals by Sara de Blue. I think it must win !!
Armenian song by Nemra is also nice.
And Spain ? No wayyyy…

Billy
Billy
2 years ago

Sara De Blue is amazing. San Marino can make it with her ‘Out of the twilight’ song.

Nora Amiralyan
Nora Amiralyan
2 years ago

NEMRAciner masnakceq [email protected] gone [email protected] 1 angam.

Nora Amiralyan
Nora Amiralyan
2 years ago

We love you ARMENIA, we love you NEMRA???????

Harvey Skuse
Harvey Skuse
2 years ago

Some choices are bad:
Tayanna should of had Ukraine’s second chance
Margret should of had Sweden’s second chance
Brooke should of had Malta’s second chance
Tamar should of had Armenia’s second chance
Maja Hyzy should of had Poland’s second chance
Ditte Marie should of had Denmark’s second chance
Just to name a few :/

Mika
Mika
2 years ago

Some of these choices are really strange. Sweden’s pick? Mariette was a fan favourite. Armenia with Nemra? Should have been Tamar Kaprelian in my opinion 🙂

Guest
Guest
2 years ago

I think Poison from Tamar Kaprelian from Armenia is still a bop!

jdplatt
jdplatt
2 years ago

Norway should’ve sent Rebecca instead of the cringe Alexander Rybak and that dreadful song.

Arpine Kharazyan(Nemranian)
Arpine Kharazyan(Nemranian)
2 years ago

NEMRA is the best \N/?

\N/ ^^
\N/ ^^
2 years ago

Lol those who don’t like Nemra… do you know how many fans has Nemra in Armenia and not only?
We vote EVERY DAY, despite that fact that our votes sometimes aren’t counting
Let Armenia win!
Only Nemra deserves to win OGAE
They must be gone to ESC 2018
Maybe they’ll represent Armenia in ESC 2019?
That would be one of the greatest things in the world…

Unknown
Unknown
2 years ago

NEMRA !!!
Nemra will win!
The other songs can’t reach to I’m a liar!
Their song is the best!!!
Good luck Nemra ! We love you !!!

Seda Andreasyan
Seda Andreasyan
2 years ago

Nemra is the best band in the world!

Nora
Nora
2 years ago

Hayer jan, mi qani jamum karoghacanq 1000-ic avel dzayn havaqel ev haytnvel arajin horizonakanum. Hima inchi chenq nuynn anum?

Valentina
Valentina
2 years ago

Lo Malo –Spain

julia
julia
2 years ago

Lo Malo!!! Spain

Nicolai
Nicolai
2 years ago

I voted to Lo Malo, I love Aitana and Ana Guerra

Francesc
Francesc
2 years ago

Lo Malo from Spain is the bop that we deserved this year in Eurovision

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago

lol Armenia ain’t winning anything in the real OGAE contest.

Mila
Mila
2 years ago

Nemra guys from Armenia, please don rig the poll ! There r indeed much better singers/songs which deserve to b on top. Please stop spamming !!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

The Armenians need to stop embarrassing themselves by spamming online polls when they’re clearly going to flop.

H_tip
H_tip
2 years ago

Health tip of the day :- Listening to the soothing voice of ‘SARA DE BLUE’ has been experienced to be very effective for healthy heart & mind. Moreover we get a lot of goosebumps during her song due to the release of dopamine (neurotransmitter) which in turn leads to various positive health impacts.

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
2 years ago

Albania, Spain, San Marino and Italy are my favorites here.

Nare Hakobyan
Nare Hakobyan
2 years ago

Hey, pretty world, all the people that think that this poll is being rigged, you can see how active are Nemra fans in Nemra’s youtube channel or fb/ instagram pages and I’m silent about the concerts ? We care about our favorite band and we vote for hours to reach to our goal, to see Nemra’s name as winner. So, all your bad comments with wrong contents are sensless. There isn’t any tricks, all our votes can be canceled and you’ll see these results again and again, so keep calm)) Be kind in this pretty world ?? Listen to Nemra… Read more »

Nare Hakobyan
Nare Hakobyan
2 years ago
Reply to  Nare Hakobyan

there aren’t any tricks)

Mila
Mila
2 years ago
Reply to  Nare Hakobyan

But some singers/song in the list are much better than Nemra !

Jo.
Jo.
2 years ago
Reply to  Nare Hakobyan

You know it doesn’t matter, right? This is just a poll.

GOHAR
GOHAR
2 years ago

nemraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
winners
im a liar
every time see you

Nicola
Nicola
2 years ago

Spain should win OGAE second chance.

Nemranian
Nemranian
2 years ago

Nemra will win the OGAE

Fanty
Fanty
2 years ago

The song by “Sara de Blue” is a fantastic depiction of a fantasy that finally forms a factual hope in life to fight back and float “out of the twilight” ! I like it the most 🙂

Ester
Ester
2 years ago

Nemra!!!!

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
2 years ago

Estonia’s “Home”, Finland’s “Domino” & Spain’s “Lo Mali” are great songs & worthy winners.

King
King
2 years ago

All hail the Queen ? #Royalty

Liana
Liana
2 years ago

We all know Nemra is the best right???

R T
R T
2 years ago

Sara de Blue with “Out of the twilight” really deserves to win .. Superbly Musical !!

GOHAR
GOHAR
2 years ago

Nmraaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Nemranian
Nemranian
2 years ago

For sure, Nemra is the best!

JackTheBoy
JackTheBoy
2 years ago

As always Armenians rigging the polls. Pathetic

Maria
Maria
2 years ago
Reply to  JackTheBoy

Because Depi Evratesil was rigged, Nemra didn’t pass. And what about this voting – it is completly fair, because Nemra has a big fan base, Nemra music lovers, they care about their favorite band and vote. You can get introduced to Nemras music in Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcV3lpPlLl0bHXJ6JzwSC1Q), then you’ll understand that Nemra deserves to be a winner.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Maria

No one knows him outside of Armenia lol

Seda Andreasyan
Seda Andreasyan
2 years ago

You are SOO wrong! My friends from RUSSIA, GEORGIA, AMERICA and UKRAINE love them sooo much you can’t even imagine

\N/
\N/
2 years ago

Of course NEMRA

\N/
\N/
2 years ago

Of course NENRA!

joff
joff
2 years ago

Italy is the best! Close your eyes and open your ears, listen in this way Annalisa’s song. I think she will definitely be on the podium.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago

Oh god…. All of These People in the comments hyping up Nemra are probably all Armenian but I’m from Germany and I actually LOVE the song. The sudden Hype for Nemra is a bit weird, but maybe they’ll get some Points. My Number 1 in the Armenian National final <3 Also, what the hell are These choices for Sweden and Latvia??? ''Younger days'' didn't even enter the Podium.. ''Just fine'' and ''Esamiba'' would have been a good choice. And it's ridiculous that Felix Sandman isn't nominated for Sweden…

Maria
Maria
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

Thanks from Nemra Planet <3 ^_^
You can get introduced to Nemras music in Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcV3lpPlLl0bHXJ6JzwSC1Q

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

I think “Younger Days” was actually a good choice. The Latvian national final was pretty stacked. They easily could have picked any from 7-8 songs.

Nemrut
Nemrut
2 years ago

NEMRAAAAAAAAAAA GOOOOOOOOOOOO
THE BEST ROCK BAND OF ALL TIMEE <3

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

Depi Evratesil was rigged and now they’re are rigging Wiwibloggs too. How unoriginal.

Maria
Maria
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Because Depi Evratesil was rigged, Nemra didn’t pass. And what about this voting – it is completly fair, because Nemra has a big fan base, Nemra music lovers, they care about their favorite band and vote. You can get introduced to Nemras music in Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcV3lpPlLl0bHXJ6JzwSC1Q), then you’ll understand that Nemra deserves to be a winner.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Something being rigged in Armenia? *pretends to be shocked*

Anna
Anna
2 years ago

Nemra and only Nemra is my heart <3

Nora
Nora
2 years ago

Love you- Armenia!!!

Gwendal
Gwendal
2 years ago

Voted for Finland, Italy, Norway & UK.
With, obviously, Norway in first place in my mind. Rebecca could have done so much better than Rybak.
http://gwendalperrin.net/blog/2018/03/12/eurovision-2018-national-finals/