Now it’s time for the second of the three polls the OGAE fan clubs organise in the Eurovision off-season. The competing songs for the OGAE Song Contest 2020 have been revealed — but who should win?

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 previous year and be mostly sung in one of the country’s national languages.

This year OGAE UK is hosting the contest for the second year in a row after Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved”  took the top prize in 2019.

Voting is now open to members of the OGAE fan clubs and will close on October 15th. The official results of the OGAE Song Contest 2020 will also be revealed later this year.

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, Indila and Dami Im.

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

Familiar faces

This year’s edition features plenty of familiar faces from the world of Eurovision. Italy is represented by 2020 act Diodato with his song “Che Vita Meravigliosa” and Serbia has the girl group Hurricane and their song “Favorito”.

Ukraine has their 2006 star Tina Karol who is performing the song “Vilna” with Yulia Sanina, while Croatia’s 2018 singer Franka has “Prvi Osjecaj”,

And Spain is represented by two Eurovision stars — 2012 diva Pastora Soler and upcoming 2021 act Blas Canto. Together they sing “Mi Luz”. There’s also a double Eurovision hit with the Irish entry — Secret Garden (Norway 1995) have teamed up with Brian Kennedy (Ireland 2006) on “Beautiful”.

From the world of Junior Eurovision, Poland has 2019 winner Viki Gabor who performs “Ramie W Ramie” with Kayah.

National final favourites are represented with Portugal’s Barbara Tinoco who has “Sei La”, while Australia is represented by Jaguar Jonze who has “Kill Me With Your Love”.

There are also plenty of solid selections from outside the world of Eurovision. The UK has the pop icon Dua Lipa with her hit single “Physical”, Sweden has Darin with “En Säng Av Rosor” while France has “Ça va, ça vient” from the power duo Vitaa & Slimane.

OGAE Song Contest 2020 – competing entries

The songs are presented in a randomly selected running order.

  1. Cyprus: Constantinos Christoforou Ft ONE – “Billy Bam Bam”
  2. Latvia: Lauris Reiniks – “Dīvaini Mierīgi”
  3. Malta: Scar – “Never Enough”
  4. Czech Republic: Ivana Korolova – “Paleo”
  5. Ukraine: Tina Karol & Yulia Sanina – “Vilna”
  6. Hungary: Szilvia Péter Szabó – “Két vilàg közt”
  7. Belgium: Ycare & Axelle Red – “I Don’t Care (Je m’en moque)”
  8. Poland: Viki Gabor & Kayah – “Ramie w ramie”
  9. Italy: Diodato – “Che vita meravigliosa”
  10. Sweden: Darin – “En säng av rosor”
  11. Portugal: Barbara Tinoco – “Sei la”
  12. Germany: Sarah Connor – “Vincent”
  13. Greece: Nikos Oikonomopoulos – “Valto terma”
  14. Australia: Jaguar Jonze – “Kill Me With Your Love”
  15. North Macedonia: Lozano – “Ne te vadem od pamet”
  16. United Kingdom: Dua Lipa – “Physical”
  17. Turkey: Murda & Ezhel – “Aya”
  18. Bulgaria: 4Magic – “Vselena”
  19. Denmark: Jung – “Blitz Baby”
  20. Croatia: Franka – “Prvi osjecaj”
  21. Rest of the World: AJR – “Bang”
  22. France: Vitaa & Slimane – “Ça va, ça vient”
  23. Russia: Shary – “Molchanka”
  24. Finland: Behm – “Hei rakas”
  25. Ireland: Secret Garden Ft Brian Kennedy – “Beautiful”
  26. Serbia: Hurricane – “Favorito”
  27. Slovenia: Nina Puslar – “Svet na dlani”
  28. Spain: Pastora Soler & Blas Canto – “Mi luz”

Wiwibloggs Poll: Who should win the OGAE Song Contest 2020?

While OGAE members are the only ones who can officially vote in the OGAE Song Contest, anyone can have their say in our poll. Listen to the 28 competing acts and vote for your favourites. As always, you can vote for as many songs as you like but you can only vote once — so make it count!

What do you think? Who should win the OGAE Song Contest 2020? Would you like to see any of these acts at Eurovision (again)? Tell us your thoughts below!

Read more of our polls here.

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Una
Una
13 days ago

I do not understand the concept for this contest. And why don’t they choose songs from all Eurovision participating countries?

123
123
13 days ago

Who is picking these songs? I’m from Croatia and every year the pick is some lame ass song even though there are much better choices out there…

Dawid
Dawid
13 days ago

Top 5:
1 – international star
2-5 – people already known from ESC

6-28 – rest (+ Franka, RIP)

What’s the point of this thing again?

Last edited 13 days ago by Dawid
Ieva
Ieva
14 days ago

I love “Vilna”

PP77
PP77
14 days ago

Lauris Latvia 2003.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
14 days ago

If Hurricane returns in 2021. I hope it’s with a song similar to Favoriti or Brzi Prsti. I think those two are the most well produced of their songs. I love Hasta la Vista but it’s messy and it makes them look very trashy. Girls are most definitely talented, and it’s worth showing that they are capable so much more then just dancing while singing trashy outdated song!

Kop
Kop
15 days ago

Hurricane’s Favorito is fireeee. Love them

Ashton
Ashton
15 days ago
Reply to  Kop

I honestly wish they entered Favorito instead of Hasta La Vista. Favorito is such a smooth groovy bop, while Hasta La Vista to me is really messy and dated.

Kop
Kop
15 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Totally agree. I think they were trying to adjust to what they thought is more esc friendly, but missed the point. Hope they will return in 2021 and with a much better song than Hasta la vista, something closer to Favorito. Or, my by far favorite song by them, Brzi prsti.

Ashton
Ashton
15 days ago
Reply to  Kop

I don’t mind Brzi Prsti but I defo like Favorito. But regardless, I hope they return with a better song too, or are at least offered a place in the final of Beovizija if RTS decides to go that route again.

Esc addict
Esc addict
15 days ago

The only one contest where Spain France and Uk are powerful, I take it, and it’s confirmed again this year seeing what they propose.

Olivia
Olivia
15 days ago

Hungary
Greece
Spain
North Macedonia
UK

MBV123
MBV123
15 days ago

The choice for Rest of the World is perfect, been listening to that song on repeat for the past couple months – go AJR! The other entries are all very predictable, as is almost always the case with the OGAE contest

FanESC
FanESC
15 days ago

It is strange to see “Ça va ça vient” for France as it is a huge smash hit, but I guess it is the case of the songs for all the countries ?

dxi
dxi
15 days ago

Imagine if the UK would really send Dua. They’d have it in the bag.

Ashton
Ashton
15 days ago
Reply to  dxi

Or Albania. One of the two.

Cameron
Cameron
15 days ago
Reply to  dxi

As a Brit it would be amazing, but big artists would never do it as it most likely would harm their career or they have no time and it’s not a priority

Jo.
Jo.
14 days ago
Reply to  dxi

wouldn’t be that confident…