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