The UK may not have won the Eurovision Song Contest since 1997. But today it can celebrate another victory of sorts. Lewis Capaldi’s entry “Someone You Loved” has won the 2019 edition of the OGAE Song Contest.

The OGAE Song Contest is an annual event organised by OGAE — the Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l’Eurovision, or General Organisation of Eurovision Fans — in which the members of OGAE compete with an original song released in their countries. The song has to have been released in the last twelve months and sung in one of the country’s national languages. This year’s win marks two-in-a-row for OGAE UK. They “hosted” the 2019 contest after Steps took the title last year with “Scared of the Dark”.

OGAE Song Contest 2019 results

  1. United Kingdom: Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved” (241 points)
  2. Rest of World: Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” (206 points)
  3. France: Vitaa & Slimane – “Je te le donne” (169 points)
  4. Bulgaria: Poli Genova – “Geroite” (86 points)
  5. Ireland: Kodaline – “Hide and Seek” (85 points)
  6. Italy: Elisa – “Anche Fragile” (79 points)
  7. Sweden: Lena Philipsson – “Maria Magdalena” (78 points)
  8. Spain: Rosaliá – “Malamente” (78 points)
  9. Belgium: Angèle – “Balance Ton Quoi” (74 points)
  10. Greece: Christos Mastoras – “Den Eho Idea” (65 points)
  11. Ukraine: The Hardkiss – “Kohantsi” (60 points)
  12. Germany: Revolverheid – “Immer Noch Fühlen” (60 points)
  13. Australia: Wafia – “I’m Good” (53 points)
  14. Finland: Lauri Tähkä – “Palavaa Vettä” (44 points)
  15. North Macedonia: Antonia – “Nikogas Ne Veli Nikogas” (43 points)
  16. Portugal: Blaya – “Faz Gostoso” (35 points)
  17. Poland: Ania Karwan – “Głupcy” (35 points)
  18. Cyprus: Giorgios P – “To Cheirotero Sou Psema” (28 points)
  19. Hungary: AWS – “Hol Voltál” (23 points)
  20. Croatia: Vanna – “U Tebi” (21 points)
  21. Turkey: Sena Şener – “Ölsem” (18 points)
  22. Andorra: Joan Dausà – “Una Altra Manera De Viure” (10 points)
  23. Serbia: Emina Jahović – “Vukovi” (9 points)
  24. Latvia: Aminata – “Maiga Vara” (8 points)
  25. Azerbaijan: L’Veen – “Dərdverən” (8 points)
  26. Russia: Lesha Svik – “Sterva” (7 points)
  27. Malta: Aidan Cassar – “The Feeling” (6 points)
  28. Czech Republic: Tereza Mašková – “Žár” (4 points)

OGAE Song Contest 2019 from OGAE UK on Vimeo.

About the OGAE Song Contest 2019

Voting was open to members of the OGAE fan clubs.

The first ever OGAE Song Contest took place in 1986 and has been an annual event ever since. Previous winners include Laura Pausini, Helena Paparizou, Coldplay, Adele, Nina Zilli, Pastora Soler, Indila and Dami Im.

France and Spain have had the most victories so far, with six each.

This year’s edition featured plenty of familiar faces from the world of Eurovision. Bulgaria was represented by Poli Genova, who has twice represented her country at Eurovision. She competed with her recent single “Героите” (Geroite).

Swedish Eurovision veteran Lena Philipsson had her single “Maria Magdalena”, while Latvia’s Aminata served Burkina Faso realness with”Maiga Vara”. Hungarian post-hardcore group AWS returned after their 2018 Eurovision appearance, with “Hol Voltál”.

Representing Ukraine was 2016 national final runners-up The Hardkiss with “Kohantsi”. Malta was represented by MESC and X Factor Malta act Aidan Cassar with “The Feeling”.

While OGAE members are the only ones who can officially vote in the OGAE Song Contest, anyone could have their say in our poll. Spain’s Rosalia won the day with us, while actual winner Lewis Capaldi came second. In our poll, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper had to settle for third.

What do you think of the winner? Does Lewis deserve top billing? Who would you have voted for? Let us know in the comments box down below!

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I don’t think he’s good enough for the main song contest. When he sang at Sports Personality of The Year, I couldn’t understand a word. I do feel he’s simply been this year’s thing in the UK. Like James Morrison in 2006, Duffy in 2008 and Rory Graham in 2017.

Nikki
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Nikki

I’d love Lewis Capaldi doing Eurovision, not because I like him specially, but because it would be so cool have someone related to one of The Doctors.

Geo
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Geo

How old is Lewis Capaldi? In this pic he looks like an old man! What’s wrong with some young people?…..

Euphoria
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Euphoria

I really hope so because these are the kind of entries the BBC need to send with the kind of music industry we have and with the BMG collaboration I hope we can send something decent and succeed at the contest

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

Actually, “Someone You Loved” is 3rd in my Top Songs 2019 list (non-Eurovision). So beautiful and touching! Why can’t the UK send someone like Lewis or Freya Ridings (“Castles”) to Eurovision? 😀

Euphoria
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Euphoria

Totally

Matthew
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Matthew

Seriously? The song is painfully basic and is legit every single ballad ever. His vocals are not exactly good to the ear either. Can OGAE stop choosing songs that are popular?

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

Adding this song to my playlist now. It’s great!

Euphoria
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Euphoria

When it first came out in February or March (I don’t quite remember), I just fell in love with it

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Why bother? I doubt many of the members who voted even listened to the songs. Probably just voted for what they already knew. The whole concept of this “contest” is an absolute waste of time but hey, if someone out there actually enjoys it, good for you.

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Wow Lewis Capaldi and Lady Gaga in first and second place

I’m shocked to my core

Joe
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Joe

This happened months ago. Why are you just posting about it now?

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Better late than never, right?
Though it just shows how little importance this contest holds.

Joe
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Joe

As a member of RotW, I thought it was bullsh*t. Someone You Love is a terrible song. But in any case I don’t think it’s all that newsworthy.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Honestly, I didn’t even vote in this.

Fionn
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Fionn

What even if this tho I don’t understand. What happens if u win? Someone please explain it sounds pointless and useless lmao

Someone
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Someone

It is pointless

Mr Vanilla Bean
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Someone really needs to inform Lady Gaga asap. She’ll be over the moon to find out that the esteemed members of ogae awarded her such a high place. What an honor for her. 🙂 Maybe she can perform for San Marino at Eurovision and have the honor of the ogaes to block the view and ruin her performance like so many others.

TOM
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TOM

and I-

Dawid
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Dawid

She has to wait though. Aly Ryan was first.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

she’d be like “u kno there can be one hundred ppl in a room n 99 don’t believe in u…. but all it takes is one… n that was the ogays”

Mr Vanilla Bean
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I don’t follow this. I just saw the headline and had to giggle at the UK winning this. At least something they can still win at, however sad and pointless. 😛

Alex
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Alex

BTW Lewis Capaldi will be a guest performer in the upcoming Sanremo.
Good winner yet Belgium or Greece were so underrated imo.
I thought Rosalia would do better though

Dawid
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Dawid

What Lady Gaga even does there? xd

MaxHightower
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MaxHightower

I think I’m always extremely harsh on the UK at Eurovision, but with damn good reason, they have one of the biggest industries in the entire world! So many brilliant singers and composers, it’s very frustrating to know that if they put a little bit of effort, and I’m not even talking of a Sweden level of involvement, they would always be on the top 5

But instead we have… you know… a minimal effort from the BBC’s part that shows that they didn’t plan everything on the last minute.

Mr Vanilla Bean
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One could even say they often put a lot of effort into deliberately sending something miserable, like in 2015.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

I think it will! High hopes for you this year

Rasmus
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Rasmus

OMG! Czech Republic LAST? It was one of my faves. This voting is as horrible like in the online voting in JESC! Horrible!

Talentina Monetta
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Talentina Monetta

This is so useless lol

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

they should ban famous songs from this “competition”, it literally only won bc everyone was already familiar w/ it. shallow in the 2nd place adds more clownery to this circus

Jo.
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Jo.

WOW ^^

RoboESC
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RoboESC

Can we leave stuff like this on esc instagram fan accounts of a 12yo. Thank you

Jessika in Kent
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Jessika in Kent

The great irony is that most OGAE clubs are filled with men in their 50s.

Jonas
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Jonas

I’m surprised this won. The polar opposite of last year’s winner.

Denis
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Denis

Really? Mr whiny won? Hmmm..

Sale
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Sale

How irrelevant

Campbell Grace
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Campbell Grace

UK OGAE had taste with Lewis Capaldi but not Steps… shame we aren’t producing these results at ESC anymore