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. Countries are submitting their votes thick and fast, with the latest results coming from Slovenia, Spain and Croatia.

Switzerland closed the gap on poll leader Mahmood, after receiving 12 points from both Spain and Croatia. Denmark, on the other hand, picked up their first points after OGAE Slovenia gave them the maximum twelve points, catapulting the Scandinavian nation up the scoreboard.

The Netherlands, who had initially been winning the poll, did not perform as well this time around as in the past, especially in Slovenia who completely bypassed Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade”.

Full votes from OGAE Slovenia


Scoreboard courtesy of OGAE International

Denmark – 12 points
Italy – 10 points
Sweden – 8 points
Poland – 7 points
Norway – 6 points
Iceland – 5 points
Switzerland – 4 points
Greece – 3 points
France – 2 points
Belgium – 1 point

The Slovenian votes, in contrast to what we have seen thus far, vary somewhat to how other countries have voted. Most noticeable is the absence of bookies’ favourite Duncan Laurence who fails to pick up points for the first time in the OGAE Poll.

Another significant name absent from the list was 2016 OGAE Poll runner-up and current second favourite to win Eurovision 2019, Sergey Lazarev.  Despite doing well in other countries, the “Scream” singer too missed out on earning some points from OGAE Slovenia.

Moreover, two new countries enter the race and with quite a compelling number of points.  Both Denmark and Poland, had not received any points from previous countries until the Slovene branch of OGAE awarded 19 points between them; 12 to Denmark and 7 to Poland.

Full votes from OGAE Spain

Scoreboard courtesy of OGAE International

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

Succeeding Slovenia in awarding their points was OGAE Spain.  The Iberian OGAE branch revealed that Luca Hänni from Switzerland had been crowned the winner of their vote, thus earning him his first 12 points of the overall poll.

Additionally, Italy and Sweden both continued their fine form in the poll with Mahmood reinforcing his lead at the top of the table and Jon Lundvik maintaining his solid top five position just outside the top 3.  The two favourites, the Netherlands and Russia also returned to the scoreboard after Slovenia failed to award them any points with Duncan Laurence receiving 7 points and Sergey a few spots behind on 4 points.

Full votes from OGAE Croatia

Scoreboard courtesy of OGAE International

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

The final country in this group to deliver their points was Croatia, who, like Spain, awarded their maximum 12 points to Luca Hänni’s “She Got Me”.

The sudden flurry of points for Switzerland means that they are gradually closing in on first placed Mahmood from Italy.  This progress was further helped by the fact that Italy only received six points, their lowest mark as of yet.  Previously, Italy’s lowest score had been 10 points but with this sudden drop it has allowed Switzerland to catch up a bit.

Other notable results come from Cyprus and Azerbaijan who both recorded their highest rank in a country poll as of yet. Cyprus sat in second place just behind Switzerland, while Azerbaijan was not far behind in fourth place – earning them 7 points.

OGAE Poll 2019 scores so far

With the addition of these points, there have been numerous shake-ups in the results from last time. The Netherlands have dropped down into third place after Switzerland won over the OGAE groups in Spain and Croatia but still Italy remains on top; a full 12 points ahead of second placed Luca Hänni.

Slightly further down the table we reach the next block of countries: Sweden, Cyprus and Norway. With just five points separating the three nations, there is a close battle for the two remaining places in the top 5. Then, however, comes a gap of almost 20 points and we reach the four remaining countries rounding out the top ten: Greece, Russia, Azerbaijan and Iceland’s Hatari.

1. Italy – 82
2. Switzerland – 70
3. Netherlands – 58
4. Sweden – 44
5. Cyprus – 41
6. Norway – 39
7. Greece – 21
8. Russia – 19
9. Azerbaijan – 17
10. Iceland – 14
11 = Denmark – 12
11 = Spain – 12
13 = Poland – 7
13 = Portugal – 7
15. Belgium – 6
16. Slovenia – 5
17 = France – 4
17 = Malta – 4
19 = North Macedonia – 1
19 = San Marino – 1

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

After the votes from eight clubs, 20 countries have received points, which leaves 21 countries still on nul points. But, with 36 clubs still to announce their votes in this year’s poll, it’s very much still all to play for!

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Klaus
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Klaus

acoustic version from Limits ? ?

https://youtu.be/PEG0l3OFAg0

R. B.
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R. B.

*Checks Hatari*->14 POINTS!!!->*Starts crying*

Joe
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Joe

They underrated Cyprus last year so they’re overcompensating with Switzerland. I’d be happy if they’re either right (like last year) or underrate the song that actually deserves to win (like most years). Italy or the Netherlands would be worthy winners.

A18
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A18

And as per usual, Malta low on the televoting ..

Hmm
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Hmm

Well, Malta is 6th overall in the Eurovision scoreboard App though so let’s wait for the live performance and staging. Not all is lost 😀

Just OGAE have different tastes I guess and they decide their votes based on the studio versions. I believe there are better songs that should be on that list. Albania, Romania and Armenia still no points lol… and the Netherlands should be higher than Switzerland after the live performance at Eurovision in concert.

Marseille
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Marseille

Well… those are some votes, Slovenia.
How come Armenia doesn’t have any points yet? Ridiculous.

Héctor
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Héctor

How many people voted in Slovenia? Cause if 44 voted in Denmark won’t be too much surprise Slovenia had like 5 voters… That would explain pretty much those votes. Anyway the OGAEs always go for more uplifting songs, so it’s no suprise The Netherlands is third.

Nikki
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Nikki

And now it’s time to announce the results of my crocheted animals OGAE. I mean, a good chunk of them have Eurovision related names and I thought it would make a funny post on Instagram. The author of the books I got the patterns for them, approves, so here they come. Just to say, that they might have broken few rules as some of them voted for the country they come from (AKA the person I named them after. With four votes the winner is Italy- Votes coming from Francesco the Gorilla, Emma the Brown Bunny, Amore the Rose Monster… Read more »

Baloonbleu
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Baloonbleu

You got a lot of free time, but I choked LOL

Nikki
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Nikki

Yeah, I’m a witty crafter, guilty as sin on that one.
And also the author of the pattern book has also a pattern magazine where she post photos of her designs from Instagram and she makes photo competitions. So, some of us, on the community, like to be creative with the photos we post of our makings. My animals know every museum and monument around for that reason.

Stevan
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Stevan

I think Denmark will end dead last in the entire year

Una
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Una

I think that for either Germany, Montenegro or Georgia.

Swedena9
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Swedena9

How can 20-30 people unanimously agree that DENMARK is the best song…. what in the world is that about?

Nicolas
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Nicolas

I’m really afraid of Danemark qualifying over Albania.

La Signora
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La Signora

No please 🙁

Nikki
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Nikki

Actually, I want both to qualify. I find Denmark quite cute and Albania is so good.

Pluma
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Pluma

Allways the winner of euro is in top 10 of the OGAE funs, so one of those 10 countries gonna win, you want it or not

Nicky91
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Nicky91

yep, and the one who is least at disadvantage by the too small stage in tel aviv, will have best chance to win out of those

Thomas
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Thomas

Can we point out that some clubs only have like 50 members? Highly unlikely on how the votes will go down on the night.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Slovenia’s literally has 35. A good amount to all meet up for pizza and listen to the songs together….

Tomoad
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Tomoad

Why hasn’t Albania gotten any points? I’m afraid Albania will be underrated by the juries…

Otto
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Otto

These are hardcore Eurovision fans who want hysterics songs. The juries will recognise quality. I’m from Holland and love the Albanian song, she’s a great singer so that will be recognised.

Tomoad
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Tomoad

I really hope so.
BTW I don’t understand why my comment is disliked…

Otto
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Otto

Maybe the 35 people in Slovenia who like the Danish song are disliking your comment? haha

Ziv
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Ziv

Don’t be afraid, let me remind you that Moldova got 0 point in OGAE in 2017, and was placed the third on that night.

Okan idu?
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Okan idu?

Not a single point to Albania means this lists are trash

Baloonblue
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Baloonblue

I am a simple math major: I see polls, I write on socials: “statisticians are not true scientists” squeaking.

Darren
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Darren

With the exception of Switzerland (Who is being overrated to hell), it’s the same countries every year that get points from OGAE. I’ve stopped considering it as a valid indicator these days.
It’s just the same countries getting points all the time.
History has proven that 2-3 in the Top 5 OGAE don’t even reach the final of the actual ESC.

Max
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Max

And one out of the top 10 of the Ogae poll wins the contest every year

Yossarian
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Yossarian

I don’t really understand the hype for Switzerland, but good for them. It would be great to see them in the final again and do well.
Glad to see Poland picking up some points.

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

I was like 100% sure Poland won’t get any points. Fine to be wrong on this.

Denis
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Denis

OGAE overhyping and jinxing the Italian entry again!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Fortunately Italy is not at the very top of the bookies’ boards; which bodes well for Mahmood compared to Francesco 2 years ago.

Denis
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Denis

Still one should be careful when OGAE overhypes the Italian entries. Especially knowing Italy’ s problem with staging..

Rainer1
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Rainer1

those who do not like “arcade” have a bad taste. but only at wiwwiblogs

OGAE LOL
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OGAE LOL

Tragic taste

Hmm
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Hmm

I feel like OGAE will never vote for a Maltese song no matter what we send lol. Really wqnt my country to finish top 10 this year 😀

Jack
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Jack

Don’t worry you have money to spend on advertising…. As we all know and see

Hmm
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Hmm

Some delegations decided to advertise their song in Eurovision pre-parties and concerts, while our delegation decided of a different form of advertising. In the end what differs is the method used, and as long as it isn’t breaking any rules, it shouldn’t be a problem, right :)? Have a nice day.

Kris
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Kris

How is Malta advertising their song?

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Some says Youtube adds – I have never seen from my part – but you can clearly notice that since the song is available on Spotify and elsewhere the Youtube views are increasing less faster. Coincidence ? No obviously, so a large part of the views was also recurrent viewers who could only listen to the song on Youtube.
And are they so desperate of advertising that they skipped preparties, barely meet press an media, no TV/radio appearance. ?.. LOL. Unlike others who are desperately trying to get the media attention, going every preparty, spreading live teasers etc

Una
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Una

Malta have had youtube ads for sure.

Rainer1
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Rainer1

I say, arcade is so boring. This does not appeal to many people in the grand finale. Luca wins ahead of Italy and Russia

Bigger
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Bigger

It’s funny that you had to compare the Swiss song (I remember you even said once that you were from Switserland, that might explain why) to Arcade for weeks now, and everytime try to downgrade Arcade in the hope to “lift up” the Swiss song, and hoping that other people might join in with “yeah it’s boring”, “hope it doesn’t qualify” “Switzerland deserves the first place more”. Pathetic behaviour -Rainer1- and you know it. Try to just Enjoy music for once and focus on your country’s entry/favourite instead of bashing other songs which you don’t like or are envious about.… Read more »

Max
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Max

I like both songs

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

35 Slovenians think that Netherlands is spelt D-E-N-M-A-R-K.

Peters
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Peters

Gay queens’ typical tastes. Not surprised at all.

Darren
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Darren

Sad but true.
In any other music platform, San Marino would still have 0

Mark
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Mark

EuroFans have zero taste

pastel de nata
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pastel de nata

12 points to Denmark is just weird! Is there something in the water of Slovenia’s households…?

Ivan the Terrible
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Ivan the Terrible

You know these polls are a joke when princess ZENA has zero points

James
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James

Guess they didn’t like it.

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Reflection of what will happen to her on the semi final night

James
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James

Really surprised/confused the Netherlands isn’t doing better.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

OGAE has 5/12 winners correct. Duncan fans should be happy instead and Mahmood ones worried.

James
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James

All things considered, that’s not a terrible track record. Especially since their favorites tend to line up with the odds (which is why I’m surprised about the Netherlands).

Patrick
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Patrick

These polls are not supposed to predict the winner. It’s just the taste of these fanclubs… what’s the problem?

Mark
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Mark

I’m not. Netherlands won’t even make the final this year.

muyi
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muyi

hahahah you must be joking right ??

Mvaneijk97
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@Mark

The delusion lmao

Henry
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Henry

That’s what your jealous mind hopes, but what’s not gonna happen dear.

TOM
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TOM

MAHMOOD SLAYYYYYY