As we get ever closer to Eurovision 2019, the OGAE poll, where fans across Europe (and the rest of the world) get to vote for their favourite of this year’s acts, is also continuing. The latest results to be revealed are from OGAE Denmark and OGAE Iceland. Both countries gave their douze points to Italy’s Mahmood.

OGAE Denmark also showed some Nordic love for Sweden’s John Lundvik. He was awarded with their ten points, which is the highest amount the “Too Late For Love” singer has received from any individual country so far.

Luca Hänni from Switzerland picked up the eight points. Meanwhile, bookies favourite Duncan Laurence from The Netherlands had to settle for only six points, his lowest individual score up to now.

Full votes from OGAE Denmark

Scoreboard courtesy of OGAE International

Italy – 12 points
Sweden – 10 points
Switzerland – 8 points
Norway – 7 points
The Netherlands – 6 points
Russia – 5 points
Iceland – 4 points
Cyprus – 3 points
Spain – 2 points
Greece – 1 point

Over in Iceland, Duncan returned to the podium, picking up their ten points.

Switzerland’s Luca once again came in third place, earning another eight points. The “She Got Me” singer has received the bronze medal from four out of five of the countries to reveal their points so far.

Further down the scoreboard, San Marino’s Serhat picked up his first set of points in this year’s poll. Just squeezing into the top ten amongst Icelandic fans, the “Say Na Na Na” singer was rewarded with one point. While it may not be a lot, considering the microstate failed to pick up any points during last year’s poll, they’re already off to a better start.

Full votes from OGAE Iceland

Scoreboard courtesy of OGAE International

Italy – 12 points
The Netherlands – 10 points
Switzerland – 8 points
Cyprus – 7 points
Sweden – 6 points
Norway – 5 points
Spain – 4 points
Greece – 3 points
Russia – 2 points
San Marino – 1 point

OGAE Poll 2019 scores so far

With the addition of these two sets of 12 points, Italy’s Mahmood has extended his lead at the top of the scoreboard. He currently has a total of 56 points, which puts him nine points ahead of Duncan Laurence in second. Switzerland rounds out the top three with 42 points.

As of now, these three acts have a clear lead on the rest of the field. No other country has earned over 30 points.

1. Italy – 56
2. The Netherlands – 47
3. Switzerland – 42
4. Sweden – 26
5. Cyprus – 25
6. Norway – 20
7. Russia – 14
8. Greece – 11
9 = Iceland – 9
9 = Spain – 9
11 = Azerbaijan – 7
11 = Portugal – 7
13 = Belgium – 5
13 = Slovenia – 5
15. Malta – 3
16. France – 2
17 = North Macedonia – 1
17 = San Marino – 1

Countries that are not listed have yet to receive any points from voting clubs.

After the votes from five clubs, 18 countries have received points, which leaves 23 countries still on nul points. But, with 39 clubs still to announce their votes in this year’s poll, it’s very much still all to play for!

Read more OGAE Poll news here

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Maxime
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Maxime

Anyway who cares about OGAE? They almost never predict the good winner lmao

And that leads me to a perfect transition to tell you a bit more about a poll I’m runnng! I put A LOT of work in it so that would be amazing if you could take five minutes to vote!
For the last weeks you have voted and chosen 26 finalists, it’s now time to find out YOUR winner of this year’s Eurovision! You can find all informations and of course vote by clicking on the link below:

https://forms.gle/qaUm8uu5WnJThvoV7

Paul
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Paul

Can someone please explain the appeal of Italy. I just dont get it.

Baloonbleu
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Baloonbleu

Taste and taste is not an objective thing. Btw: a poignant lyrics, ethnic vibes mixed with underground music, a catchy drop?

Héctor
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Héctor

Cyprus, Sweden, Norway and Russia overrated. Typical OGAE’s fan wank.

Aicha
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Aicha

Final result will be:

1. Netherlands
2. Italy

Mark my words.

Baloonbleu
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Baloonbleu

I think that the Top 5 is widely open.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

OGAE results are 100% accurate to the real eurovision results

Rob
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Rob

Apparently sarcasm isn’t ‘en vogue’ right now. I, however, love it!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Yay. Got my ROTW votes in.

marco
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marco
Chloe
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Chloe

I’m wondering if Mahmood can speak English? Never seen an English interview of him

Baloonbleu
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Baloonbleu

He has just said that tomorrow he will be in Tel Aviv and he hope not to make a bad impression with English, ahah

Esc2009
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Esc2009

OMG why is he coming to Tel Aviv? Shooting the postcard or something?

Baloonbleu
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Baloonbleu

Yep, shooting the postcard and giving some interviews, he has said 🙂

Esc2009
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Esc2009

OMFG this got me hyped af cause i’m dying to watch a Mahmood interview <333 I need 1 full hour interview with him lmao I adore him

Toto Cunni
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Toto Cunni

He can speak “esketit”.

Zay
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Zay

I need Mahmood to grow a beard and show some chest for the culture in Eurovision

Polegend Godgarina
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uh no thx he looks great as he is now…. no need to turn him into a hipster

Zay
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Zay

Hipster? It’s a proven fact men look sexier with a beard

Polegend Godgarina
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lies upon lies

Paul
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Paul

true story

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Denmark didn’t give any points to Sweden?
Didn’t actually see that one coming.

Rasmus
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Rasmus

We are not Greece/Cyprus :). We have different taste every year 🙂 .

Rob
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Rob

Err, Denmark gave Sweden 10 points. :-/

Arvid Marklund
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Arvid Marklund

Well they gave us 10 points :))

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

*Thinks*

… Pretend comment was a delightfully-sarcastic dig at geographical voting patterns… Or admit that at 12.30am, completely misread the article…

Oh, the choices!

Joe
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Joe

Full disclosure: my branch of OGAE just started their vote…and I, in total sincerity, gave my 12 to San Marino. (And 10 to the Netherlands, in case you thought I was totally tasteless. Which I’m sure you already did.)

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

😀 Love you for that attitude! Do your thing – as long as Kate received points from you 😛 😉 😀 <3

Joe
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Joe

Totally did.

Polegend Godgarina
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i thot u were tasteful bc of san marino but the thing u added in brackets made me change my mind soz ! 😉

Joe
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Joe

Eh. Sorry not sorry.

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

Y’all downvoting this have no sense of humor or taste whatsoever :))

Rob
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Rob

I went a little out of the box, and thought to myself: what would happen if you leave out the perfect voice and/or act – and never mind the rubbish voices and/or acts – and just try to remember which of the songs got stuck in your head, like an earworm. For me, in alphabetical order, they are: Australia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino (I’m so sorry I have to admit this!), Slovenia and, to a lesser extent, Switzerland, and to a much lesser extent Poland. That doesn’t mean that those are my favourites; those are… Read more »

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Ok, the ones who really stuck in my head are: Azerbaijan, Greece, Italy, Malta, Montenegro (Lol, I hate myself), Netherlands and Slovenia. Mmh, I see a pattern… 🙂

Rob
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Rob

Thnx for being so honest! 😀 And that’s my point exactly: if other people feel this way, wouldn’t that do something during the actual televoting? Maybe some songs are underestimated, while other songs are overestimated.

Yeeep
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Yeeep

This is sooo ridiculous….

Otto
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Otto

43 members?? Hahaha, why are we even looking at these results…?

GrecceEsc
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GrecceEsc

Spain, the best!!

Eurocrat
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Eurocrat

Same crap year in year out. Vote for the song not the country; Serhat? You’re having a laugh?

ESC 2019
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Its a song contest, not contry contest

No One
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No One

I think there is quite a gap between the recorded and live version of Soldi, and i fear the chances it’ll be overshadowed by some other song coming before Italy during the final are pretty high. Add the fact that staging is far from being our forte, and the result is that we’ll have another big “frittata” (=we’ll fail). I really don’t think a rap/trap (?) song in bloody Italian is going to be our winner.
Please I don’t want this to be 2017 all over again, don’t overhype the song and let’s be cautious.

Baloonbleu
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Baloonbleu

That live was for an Italian Radio straight after Sanremo and Mahmood was squeezed dry. The very first reactions on Soldi were based on the live he gave in Sanremo where he was amazing (you can see that by wiwibloggs, or that by Eurovision Hub on YT). And there are a lot of other lives he has given these weeks where he slays, unfortunately not on youtube but on the RAI or MEDIASET web page.

No One
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No One

Of course I watched all of them and I’m not referring to the radio performance in particular. You need to think how will this song sound (and “look”) on the Eurovision stage, not in the Amici or Domenica In studios. I’m not sure this is going to work.

Baloonbleu
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Baloonbleu

He is working with Attilio Cusani for the staging (the director of his videoclip), it won’t be a Sanremo’s copy and paste like Gabbani. For istance: the song sounded awesome in the Assago Forum in Milan in front of 12.700 viewers, you can find the video on YT

Joshua
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Joshua

I think the biggest problem is how RAI and the Italian public handle the Eurovision in general. They don’t care about it, they think it’s all about trashy songs and send a representative only because this way they can say “we are here too”… but they don’t actually make any effort in being successful.
If only they were actually committed to Eurovision, they would be the new Sweden, especially considering the popularity of Italian songs in the previous years.

Alex
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Alex

What do you mean with “they don’t actually make any effort in being successful”?
How RAI should handle Eurovision in your opinion?
I don’t really see your point. They have to play like Sweden or Australia to have some help from EBU and juries?
I think Italy has been doing so well because they have not been calculating and cold playing this game unlike other delegations so Idk.

Joshua
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Joshua

what I mean is that the Italian public doesn’t care about Eurovision because most of them don’t even know what it is. Years ago (talking about 2013/ 2014) when I mentioned Eurovision, they’d ask “Eurowhat?”. Rai doesn’t give Eurovision any media coverage, it just broadcasts it during Eurovision week and that’s it. Artists go to Sanremo only because of the prestige Sanremo has in the Italian music industry, they don’t care about winning Sanremo to go to Eurovision. Italy is pretty much an outsider. They are successful, but they’re not interested in it, they make no effort to be so.… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Yes I understand. But change people’s mind and make them to be interested is not easy I think. For example, in my country, Esc is quite popular but nobody thinks it is something with prestige or importance tbh. It’s not an easy situation for RAI.
And don’t you think Italy as an “outsider” it’s what makes Italy special and unique in this contest? They do their own thing unlike other countries and that’s cool 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
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whew they’re really cursing italy again aren’t they

Susane
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Susane

Omg! Duncan said his fav song of the year is ‘Soldi’ and he follows Mahmood on Insta ….im dead…lol

Kirby Romford
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Kirby Romford

I ship them;)
too bad they both have boyfriends 😛

MikolasFan
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MikolasFan

The King has a taste :))

Baloonbleu
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Baloonbleu

Duncan yesterday slayed and he’s a very likable person. In which interview he said that?

MikolasFan
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MikolasFan

I believe it is, though its on Dutch, but you can clearly understand when Duncan saying about his fav songs from last year and this year, jump at 2:20

]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuMVn4XdHow

Nicolas
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Nicolas

So Iceland OGAE thinks that 30 other singers are worse than Serhat. :facepalm

Nata
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Nata

No, OGAE Iceland thinks there 30 other songs worse than Say Na Na Na

Nicolas
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Nicolas

And that’s crazy

Bob
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Bob

really, OGAE Iceland???

Jo.
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Jo.

The top 2 will be Italy and the Netherlands, not sure who will win.
in the Top 5, Switzerland (probably 3rd place), Sweden and Cyprus.
quite predictable results this year.

Polegend Godgarina
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this year is so wide open i wouldn’t be so confident. i think we’ll have very unexpected acts finishing high and several current favorites lower than expected.

Jo.
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Jo.

That’s the OGAE poll results. In the contest, I don’t think Cyprus will be top 5, more likely Greece or Russia.

Rob
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Rob

I reckon Cyprus will be in the top 10, possibly the top 5. I reckon both Greece and Cyprus (as well as Malta) are underrated with the bookies, while Russia and Sweden are overrated.

It might turn out to be an ‘east and west division’, with clear lines between former Eastern European states on one side, and Western and Southern European states on the other. Question is: what will Northern European states favour?

Jo.
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Jo.

They usually prefer pop/dance songs, so I’m guessing Switzerland and Cyprus will do very well there. The N’lands, Sweden and Iceland will score quite high as well, due to geographical reasons.

Italy will get more points from Southern Europe, Russia from the Eastern bloc.
The Balkans and Central Europe may vote independently.

Rob
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Rob

I concur. There are many favourites that have their voices right, but must be up there with good staging. There are also some entries with a weird video/staging, that should work on their likeability, message and voice(s). And, of course, you’ve got entries that can float purely on likeability. Whether they’ll make it or not, remains to be seen.

However, I do expect some changes in the odds the coming time. Some songs are – IMHO – overrated, some are very much underrated.

Lisianthus
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Lisianthus

Come on Danish OGAE members, Sweden really does not have the 2nd best song this year and Norway also does not have the 4th best song.

ESC 2019
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And Italy havnt the best song this year…

Alex
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Alex

Italy doing well with Nordics is quite surprising.
I wanna see Danes giving 12 points to a Non-English song some day at the actual Eurovision. They rarely vote for them sadly.

Jo.
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Jo.

maybe Iceland this year

Joe
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Joe

We did have Iceland and Sweden giving 12 to Portugal in 2017 (under the old system, Finland and Norway would’ve also given it 12), and Norway gave 12 to Italy the year before.

Rob
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Rob

It’s just like other polls: interesting to watch and follow, but it doesn’t say anything (yet). Check out the wiki-page about the OGAE polls; some weird choices were made in the past.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OGAE#OGAE_Eurovision_Song_Contest_Poll

Also, in the Eurovisionworld odds checker, The Netherlands gained 1% (now on top with 25%), while Switzerland lost 1% (now standing at 11%). Might have something to do with EiC in Amsterdam last night? However, again: it doesn’t say anything (yet).

Mark
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Mark

There’s something rotten in Denmark

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

All because you don’t agree with them.