It’s a regular fixture on the fan calendar, where OGAE fan club members decide their favourite of the national final acts who didn’t quite make it to Eurovision. Now the list of competing acts for the 2019 edition of the OGAE Second Chance Contest has been released. But who should win?

This year’s edition of the “visual event” is hosted by OGAE Italy, after Sanremo act Annalisa won Second Chance 2018 with her song “Il mondo prima di te”.

Each OGAE club whose country selected their Eurovision entry using a national final has nominated one unsuccessful national final song as their entry for the Second Chance Contest.

The 2019 edition is packed full of big fan favourites from the national final season, including Sweden’s Anna Bergendahl with “Ashes to Ashes”, Romania’s Bella Santiago with “Army of Love”, Germany’s Aly Ryan with “Wear Your Love”, the UK’s Kerrie-Anne with “Sweet Lies”, Australia’s Electric Fields with “2000 and Whatever” and Spain’s María Villar with “Muérdeme”.

Meanwhile, Ukraine will be represented by Kazka’s “Apart”. While Maruv‘s “Siren Song” was a huge fan favourite, as it was the national final winner, it is ineligible for selection in Second Chance, despite not making it to Eurovision.

Missing from the 2019 national final season is an act from Montevizija and Georgian Idol, as neither Montenegro nor Georgia have an OGAE club. Instead OGAE Rest of the World voted between the national finalists from Montenegro, Georgia and Moldova (which also doesn’t have an OGAE) and selected Moldova’s Maxim Zavidia as their entry.

It is understood that OGAE Belarus opted not to participate in the contest this year, meaning no second chance for Daz Sampson’s “Kinky Boots”.

Montenegro and Georgia are both missing because the Rest Of The World OGAE voted between Montenegro, Georgia, and Moldova’s national finals since none of them have OGAE chapters. They ended up choosing a song from Moldova’s NF so no Georgia or Montenegro this year.

The songs will be awarded points by the competing OGAE clubs, with non-competing clubs voting as the jury. The 24 competing acts have been presented in a running order.

OGAE Italy will announce the contest results later this year.

OGAE Second Chance Contest 2019: All 24 Songs

  1. Croatia: Lorena – “Tower of Babylon”
  2. Czech Republic: Barbora Mochowa – “True Colours”
  3. Hungary: The Middletonz – “Roses”
  4. Latvia: Edgars Kreilis – “Cherry Absinthe”
  5. Denmark: Julie and Nina – “League of Light”
  6. Albania: Mirud – “Nene”
  7. Estonia: Lumervav feat. Inga – “Milline päev”
  8. Sweden: Anna Bergendahl – “Ashes to Ashes”
  9. Portugal: Surma – “Pugna”
  10. Moldova: Maxim Zavidia – “I Will Not Surrender”
  11. Finland: Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – “Superman”
  12. Norway: Mørland – “En Livredd Mann”
  13. Iceland: Friðrik Ómar – “Hvað ef ég get ekki elskað?”
  14. Romania: Bella Santiago – “Army of Love”
  15. Ukraine: Kazka – “Apart”
  16. France: Seemone – “Tous Les Deux”
  17. Serbia: Ivana Vladović & Wonder Strings – “Moje Bol”
  18. Germany: Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”
  19. United Kingdom: Kerrie-Anne – “Sweet Lies”
  20. Australia: Electric Fields – “2000 and Whatever”
  21. Spain: María Villar – “Muérdeme”
  22. Italy: Il Volo – “Musica Che Resta”
  23. Slovenia: Ula Lozar – “Fridays”
  24. Lithuania: Monika Marija – “Light On”

Poll: Who should win the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2019?

The OGAE clubs will soon pick their favourites, but who do you think should win the 2019 Second Chance Contest? Have your say in our poll. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you like but you can only vote once — so make it count!

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 section below!

Check out more of our polls here

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Shin
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Shin

1. Australia
2. Ukraine
3. Finland

Colin
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Colin

Cool Me Down is just playing in bar in Croatia. The strenght of OGAE 2nd chance showing!

allex
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allex

2000 and Whatever is my most play ESC/NF song this year. I’ve played it more than Arcade and Soldi

uwu-vision
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uwu-vision

None of these songs are really my favs, aside from Apart. IMO, I would choose Jon Henrik for Sweden, Andrea Demirovic for Montenegro, IMSLAND for Iceland (bite me), Freaks for UK (bite me 2.0), Silvan Areg for France, Raiven for Slovenia, Pam Rabbit for Czech Republic (bite me again), either Ultimo or Nek for Italy, Sheppard for Australia and even would replace KAZKA with Tsesho.

I have to admit, the semis were a bit disastrous this year, but OGAE second chance really takes the biscuit for decisions i ain’t liking…

rocco
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rocco

would be fun if this were a real live event.

Nicola
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Nicola

Most likely winners: Australia, France, Italy, Germany and Sweden (because its Sweden). This is to do with past winners and what OGAE members vote for.
I don’t get the hype around Seemone. Watching the performance from DE, the song was quite boring, although I can see why people find this mesmerising. Glad Bilal won.
All in all, many OGAE clubs did pick the best song.
I’m not hating on Estonia, but there were better songs to select. Same for Sweden.
My personal favourites include Romania, Hungary, Germany, Slovenia, Australia, Lithuania, Latvia and Norway. I hope one of these songs win.

T.J.
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T.J.

Raiven not even picked for 2nd Chance?!? LMAO!
Hopefully she finally gets the message and stops trying.

Lolek
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Lolek

Electric Fields and Seemone are my two picks. Seemone especially would have been a standout entry for France!

Also agreed that Raiven should be the second chancer for Slovenia

Hey.Ho
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Hey.Ho

Electric Fields is by far the best thing that’s almost happened to Eurovision!

ESCBennn
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ESCBennn

1 : True Colours – Barbora Mochowa
2 : Milline Päev – Lumevärv feat. INGA
3 : Pugna – Surma

Jakra
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Jakra

I’m surprised they didn’t pick Kaos for Slovenia.. oh well.
Hungary gets my vote.

Stella
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Stella

Lorena was one of my preselection favourites (her not winning Dora was a crime) so I hope she does well!

Dutchie
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Dutchie

My Top 10:

1 Electric Fields ( Australia)
2 Aly Ryan ( Germany)
3 Seemone (France)
4 Barbora Mochowa (Czech Republic)
5 Milline Paev (Estonia)
6 Morland (Norway)
7 Mirud (Albania)
8 Bella Santiago (Romania)
9 Monika Marija (Lithuania)
10 Kerrie-Anne (UK)

Dutchie
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Dutchie

Oohh and Ja Sam Ti San not being picked by Montenegro was already a crime, but that it’s not even on this list is even a bigger crime.

Peters
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Peters

Electric Fields hands down.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

My top 3: Electric Fields, Seemone and Maria!

jeromi
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jeromi

Idk why OGAE rest of the world chose Maxim’s song over Ja sam ti san. I mean it’s ok but…

Dutchie
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Dutchie

Yeahh that’s already a crime.

Matthew
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Matthew

Tower of Babylon and Ashes to Ashes are both AMAZING <3

Veta
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Veta

The single song I would vote from this list is Superman by Darude and Sebastian Rejman. Wanted it to win UMK so badly. It had all the chances to bring Finland to the Final this year.
Absolute 100% of the rest of chosen songs were not my favorites in the respective NFs. So much gems were still left buried even by OGAE :((((((

ben yo
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ben yo

Hello WIWI, are ou deleting the songs from your spotify national selection playlists? I remeber there have been some more before…. Montenegro has just ONE song left….and it´s not even the winning one…

ben yo
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ben yo

From the official list:
1. Ukraine
2. Australia
3. Estonia

But my absolute favourite song is Montenegro´s Andrea Demirovic´s Ja sam ti san. What on earth made D-Mol win that national selection instead of her song? I guess only God and the preseident of that TV channel will know

Sam
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Sam

Anyone here misses Wiwivision?? Please, Wiwibloggs, bring it back. It was a great chance to discover some of the best music in esc countries, other than the songs which took part in the national selections, etc.

American ESC fan
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American ESC fan

For me Czech Republic, Hungary, and Portugal. Especially the last two who were robbed big time

Sabrina
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Sabrina

My top 3: Australia, France and Norway.

Rosana
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Rosana

Fri?rik Ómar

Jonas
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Jonas

Italy should be represented in this contest by Arisa with Mi Sento Bene – not only that, it should win the whole thing.

Escfan
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Escfan

Electric fields is so overrated, I much prefer Tower of Babylon

tom24
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tom24

Ruslana 2.0 no, bye

Idksmth
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Idksmth

Hi, eVerYoNe aNd WeLcOMe To OGAE 2019, sO I HaVE vErY UnCOmFoRTaBlE QuEsTiON to YoU.
WhO Is yOUr FaVOrItE FrOM THe CoNtEsT?
Ukraine, of course.
Jk, my faves would be Germany, Australia, France, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania and UK. Lowkey these acts are better than most of the actual entries that were in ESC this year.

John
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John

Body of a Woman
Soul of a Child
Mind of the Free
Heart of the Wild

tom24
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tom24

Biggest crime that she stayed inRomania and didnt go to Israel

John
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John

In terms of acts that would have improved their countries results it’s definitely her with Aly Ryan a close second

Ruth
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Ruth

Aly Ryan has been the most robbed one this year. She deserves to win this and get some attention to her international hit song!

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

– Norway, Lithuania, France, and Romania for me. I really liked all the songs that did win said countries’ NF, though… except for Lithuania. So if I had to choose one, it’d probably be Monika Marija.
– I like Anna Bergendahl’s song, but personally I would prefer Wiktoria to represent Sweden here. Ditto with Germany; Aly Ryan was good, but I think Lilly Among Clouds was better overall.
– Controversial opinion coming: 2000 & Whatever is overrated. It’s decent but I don’t get all the love for it.
– Sandra should have represented Estonia in this and that’s the tea.

LookingAway
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LookingAway

Where’s Georgia? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnbrUf31rCI Can’t comprehend why they didn’t choose this song.

Jonas
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Jonas

It explains in the article why Georgia aren’t in it.

ManDarinasMD
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ManDarinasMD

#moldova I am a Moldovian.. and who decided for us, Maxim to be a second chance? We (from Eurovision Moldova) do not agree at all this guy to represent us… he is a bribing bafoon! Shame on whoever decided to nominate him.

Colin
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Colin

Personally, I have no issues with Mr. Zavidia, but the song is obviously a rehash of MIHAI’s similarly named ”I Won’t Surrender” two years ago. I know that one of the authors is the same, so it’s basically a ”Replay” case. But icing on the cake is that the intro sounds *exactly* like a *certain other very popular* song on which they have no copyrights. So, that song would’ve been a ticking time bomb if it was picked to represent Moldova. I’d go with ”Cold” for OGAE’s second choice award.

Pancake
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Pancake

My top 24 1. Germany: Aly Ryan – “Wear Your Love”. 2. Romania: Bella Santiago – “Army of Love”. 3. Australia: Electric Fields – “2000 and Whatever”. 4. Finland: Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – “Superman” 5. United Kingdom: Kerrie-Anne – “Sweet Lies” 6. Latvia: Edgars Kreilis – “Cherry Absinthe” 7. Spain: María Villar – “Muérdeme” 8. Czech Republic: Barbora Mochowa – “True Colours” 9. Denmark: Julie and Nina – “League of Light” 10. Hungary: The Middletonz – “Roses” 11. Lithuania: Monika Marija – “Light On” 12. Ukraine: Kazka – “Apart” 13. Croatia: Lorena – “Tower of Babylon” 14. Italy: Il… Read more »

Héctor
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Héctor

Australia, of course. Norway and France are good too.

Edu
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Edu

Norway my winner with Lithuania, anyway I like more entries but these two are potential winners.

Justice
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Justice

1) Norway and nobody else comes even close
2) Sweden, although it was poorly performed

Edu
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Edu

Norway with Lithuania and Sweden un Top 3

Jayy R
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Jayy R

Seeing Seemone again just made my heart sting a little. Her song was so touching and so powerful, I still think Seemone should have gone to Eurovision this year. Tous Les Deux ftw! <3

Edu
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Edu

Why the song is not in Spotify? ?

Lolo
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Lolo

It is in Spotify.

Jo.
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Jo.

Lithuania and Albania.
Did they really drop my boy NBC for that…thing? Horrid.
The winner will be that whatever song anyway, and I will never get the appeal.

Nitzan
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Nitzan

The Song that should have won this contest and should have been Top5 in ESC 2019 is Dear Father by Laura Bretan from Romania. Not selecting it was one of the most outrageous results of ESC pre-selections in recent years.

Jo.
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Jo.

top 5?????? dare to dream….

enough
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enough

A song should not have the only purpose to make the voice shine. Go away!

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

tower of BOPbylon

Edu
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Edu

Tower of Babylon is AMAZING!! ??

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Wow. First year that MOST of the Ogaes got their choice right. This is a tough one!
Norway, Albania and Germany look particularly strong. Hungary and Italy had the best NF songs this year but didn’t pick the ones I wanted so yeah…one of those three for me!

Sam
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Sam

Italy had so many options to choose from (Ultimo, Irama, Loredana, Nigiotti, etc.) Sorry, but I simply cannot understand all this hype around Il Volo…

Edu
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Edu

Neither me! Irama or Loredana were better options.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I would go with Irama. Both Il Volo and Ultimo had good songs, but far from their best. Thankfully, Mahmood won Sanremo, despite being way less famous than his opponents in the superfinal. It was the right choice and one that clearly paid off.

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Anna Bergendahl is a “revenge thing” because of 2010, isn’t it? I would have expected to choose the runner-up, and if they don’t want Bishara, they should’ve picked the 3rd place, Hanna&LIAMOO…

Dani
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Dani

I am sad that Germany didn’t pick Lilly Among Clouds – “Surprise” , this is my nr.1 played song from preselections.
But Ally Ryan is also great.

Kris
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Kris

Surprise was my winner in Germany too!!

Loin dici
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Would it be funny if OGAE SC is actually hosted in a venue?

Make it happen
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Make it happen

Yes!! It would be amazing if it would be held in an Italian city with all the artists performing live and then all the voting and stuff… But sadly this contest is so unrelevant that I doubt It will ever happen…

uwu-vision
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uwu-vision

Imo if they were to do one for real in a venue, the artists selected should be the televote winners (and if that doesn’t exist in an NF, then the fan fav).

Rith
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Rith

Slovenia didn’t choose Raiven? That’s a crime.

Kris
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Kris

That’s Chaos

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Honestly, En livredd mann is my favourite song of the whole Eurovision season, so it’s Norway for me by far.

Adam
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Adam

I was just going to comment that. Honestly, it was an underrated masterpiece in MGP and I’m still shocked it didn’t reach the final three. My vote goes to Mørland.

Sam
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Sam

I completely agree. It is a masterpiece indeed and Mørland deserves to win this.

Edu
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Edu

YES. It’s from another planet!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Possibly the best overall performance of the Eurovision pre-season. Great song, great vocals, creative staging. I always liked “Spirit in the Sky”, but I missed Morland in Tel Aviv so much.

citylights
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citylights

why no words on Zala and Gasper’s amazing new single Come To Me?

Kris
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Kris

I’ve voted for songs I definitely thought should have won their NFs !!

Australia with 2000 and whatever (joint winner in AD)
Lithuania with Light On (Winner)
Hungary with Roses (Winner)
Denmark with League of Light (Winner)

Croatia with Tower of Babylon was also my winner but I didn’t follow that NF , Same with Czech Republic and True colors

I don’t have a winner in UK , all songs/performances were very Meh !

Robert
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Robert

Australia, UK and Iceland for me.. glad to see Sweet Lies getting points.. well deserves, this may indicate a better result 4 the UK if send?!? I think that despite liking Bigger than us..