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 clubs have had their say and declared Sweden’s Anna Bergendahl the winner of the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2020 with her Melodifestivalen entry “Kingdom Come”.

Each OGAE club whose country selected their Eurovision entry using a national final nominated one unsuccessful national final song as their entry for the Second Chance Contest. OGAE Rest of World opted to go for San Marino’s Senhit and her entry “Obsessed”, the other song from her two-song Internet vote.

This year OGAE France hosted the contest after winning last year’s edition with Seemone and her touching ballad “Tous les deux”.

You can watch the OGAE Results Show on Eurofans.fr.

OGAE Second Chance Contest 2020 – results

  1. Sweden: Anna Bergendahl – “Kingdom Come” (344 points)
  2. Finland: Erika Vikman – “Cicciolina” (302 points)
  3. Italy: Elodie – “Andromeda” (253 points)
  4. Albania: Elvana Gjata – “Me Tana” (230 points)
  5. Norway: Rein Alexander – “One Last Time” (158 points)
  6. Denmark: Jasmine Rose ft. RoxorLoops – “Human” (149 points)
  7. Ukraine: Khayat – “Call for Love” (118 points)
  8. Romania: Roxen – “Cherry Red” (113 points)
  9. Lithuania: Monique – “Make Me Human” (98 points)
  10. Croatia: Indira Levak – “You Will Never Break My Heart” (92 points)
  11. Israel: Eden Alene – “Roots” (82 points)
  12. Portugal: Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout” (62 points)
  13. Poland: Lake Malawi – “Lucy” (51 points)
  14. Estonia: Jaagup Tuisk – “Beautiful Lie” (47 points)
  15. Czech Republic: Elis Mraz & Čis T – “Wanna Be Like” (44 points)
  16. Serbia: Andrija Jo – “Oč i Meduze” (42 points)
  17. OGAE ROW: Senhit – “Obsessed” (40 points)
  18. Australia: Jaguar Jonze – “Rabbit Hole” (24 points)
  19. Latvia: Katrīna Dimanta – “Heartbeats” (9 points)
  20. Iceland: Dimma – “Almyrkvi” (4 points)
  21. Slovenia: Lina Kuduzovič – “Man Like U” (0 points) *Tie
  22. Armenia: Tokionine – “Save Me” (0 points) *Tie

Wiwi Poll results

Earlier in the year, we asked wiwibloggs readers who you thought should win the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2020. We received a staggering 10,730 votes.

In our poll, Albania’s Elvana Gjata won in a landslide with 3,575 votes. That put her miles ahead of Finland’s Erika Vikman…who once again finished second.

Y’all had roughly the same favourites as the overall contest winners. However, you knocked Norway’s Rein Alexander out of the Top 5 (and pushed him way down to 13th) and replaced him with Romania’s Roxen, who jumps from eighth to fifth. Our biggest jumper was Australia’s Jaguar Jonze. She placed 18th in the actual OGAE poll, but came 10th among our readers.

 

  1. Albania: Elvana Gjata – “Me Tana” (3,575 votes) / +3
  2. Finland: Erika Vikman – “Cicciolina” (978 votes) / No change
  3. Sweden: Anna Bergendahl – “Kingdom Come” (733 votes) -2
  4. Italy: Elodie – “Andromeda” (703 votes) -1
  5. Romania: Roxen – “Cherry Red” (534 votes) +3
  6. Lithuania: Monique – “Make Me Human” (436 votes)  +3
  7. Ukraine: Khayat – “Call for Love” (426 votes) No change
  8. Israel: Eden Alene – “Roots” (406 votes) +3
  9. Estonia: Jaagup Tuisk – “Beautiful Lie” (393 votes) +5
  10. Australia: Jaguar Jonze – “Rabbit Hole” (300 votes) +8
  11. Poland: Lake Malawi – “Lucy” (298 votes) +2
  12. Portugal: Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout” (285 votes)  No change
  13. Norway: Rein Alexander – “One Last Time” (278 votes) -8
  14. Denmark: Jasmine Rose ft. RoxorLoops – “Human” (273 votes) -8
  15. Czech Republic: Elis Mraz & Čis T – “Wanna Be Like” (245 votes) No change
  16. Croatia: Indira Levak – “You Will Never Break My Heart” (192 votes) -6
  17. Slovenia: Lina Kuduzovič – “Man Like U” (189 votes)  +4
  18. Serbia: Andrija Jo – “Oč i Meduze” (151 votes) -2
  19. OGAE ROW: Senhit – “Obsessed” (101 votes) -2
  20. Latvia: Katrīna Dimanta – “Heartbeats” (94 votes) -1
  21. Armenia: Tokionine – “Save Me” (85 votes) +1
  22. Iceland: Dimma – “Almyrkvi” (54 votes) -1

What do you think of the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2020 results? Who is the most underrated and overrated? Should any of these acts enter a national final again for 2020? Tell us your thoughts below!

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TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
14 days ago

Armenia with no points is shocking. I had it in my Top 3. Surprised with slightly subpar result for “Lucy”.

Ok with Swedish winning. My personal favorite was third so it’s great as well – classy “Andromeda”.

PuddiMaste
PuddiMaste
15 days ago

I’d say the overall result is alright. I’d just say Portugal was underrated and wth is Croatia’s placement. Other than that, I’m glad Anna Bergendahl won. Her song is a banger!

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
17 days ago

San Marino should’ve submitted ‘Cleopatra’.

Nas
Nas
16 days ago

should’ve told Azerbaijan to bugger off and claim Cleopatra for 2021 instead of 2020*

Alex
Alex
17 days ago

Am I the only person who is super happy for this result? Kingdom Come is an utterly phenomenal song with a superb performer. Congrats to Anna, a well deserved victory.

I only wish Lucy would have done better.

GIOLO
GIOLO
17 days ago
Reply to  Alex

No you’re not 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
17 days ago

imagine how tired we are

ESC8
ESC8
17 days ago

*long post* It all starts in May 2010 when Anna Bergendahl becomes the first swedish act not to make it to the final. It was extremely unfortunate and I think this isn’t going to happen anytime soon again. Bergendahl finished 11th, just 5 points behind 10th Cyprus. Taking a look to the split results it becomes more intense and unfortunate since she finished 11th just 2(!) points behind 10th Ukraine. We are talking about the jury voting of course. This is all a juries’ fault. Bergendahl was 9th with the televoters. If the 2008-2009 system was in use, she would… Read more »

Una
Una
17 days ago
Reply to  ESC8

Part of your comment sounds as if all the juries talked together to “dq” Sweden 2010. That is virtually impossible. It’s not like all the juries can talk together and decide on who gets through and who doesn’t. Sweden ending up in the final jury rank 1-3 in multiple years is shaddy but I think it has more to do with the power that Sweden has in the contest. I personally liked few of their songs but I agree that they were contemporary, very well produced and had good to very good staging. Having said that, I am a big… Read more »

Colin
Colin
16 days ago
Reply to  Una

Agree. Personally, I see nothing actually suspicious in Sweden consistently doing well with the juries. There are two primary reasons for that: Sweden actually pays attention is all the aspects of the song. Some of their songs might be a bit typical or safe, but they are all well produced, well executed and well staged. There’s no chance Sweden would let something like poor live vocals or awful sound mixing get past them. Swedes are loving ESC. Their songwriters, lyricists, stage designers and managers often and gladly collaborate with other nations. It accidentally creates a subconscious bias of musicians from… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago
Reply to  Una

I think the real mistake was not choosing Salem al Fakir in 2010. He had by far the better song and would have qualified, 2nd place in Melodifestivalen was not enough. I do like Anna, but I was so disappointed she won.

ESC8
ESC8
16 days ago
Reply to  Una

Of course there is no such thing as a conspiracy between the juries, not what I meant. But it is a fact that Sweden is a super power in the contest, especially in the 2010s. It is a fact that sometimes it has been overrated (at least imo) by the juries (2013 for example) and it is a fact that Anna Bergendahl failed to make it to the final because of the juries, she was 9th in the public vote. This is a contrast to what has happened in other cases. For example, in 2008 Sweden qualified because of the… Read more »

OGAE
OGAE
17 days ago

OGAE is filled with middle aged people and the winner just confirms it, Anna was older audiences favourite in Sweden

Colin
Colin
17 days ago

PS. Something that should have been taken for granted, but is still unsaid: Congrats, Anna! Kingdom Come is a very good song and I am glad for her to be able to see some fan love for that.

Last edited 17 days ago by Colin
RavensHeart
RavensHeart
17 days ago

OGAE voting for Sweden is as certain as Greece giving 12 to Cyprus. But even they switched it up in 2015

Linus
Linus
17 days ago

Sweden dont have 100 million people or a lot of diaspora so that Sweden won is YOUR fault 🙂 Blame yourself. Not Sweden:). I thought Albania would win.

Nestor
17 days ago

After such safe songs win dont expect countries to send something special. I see that eurovision is slowly going to be turned into a meaningless pop contest.

Ben
Ben
17 days ago

I know I’m going to get a lot of dislikes for this, but I don’t care because dislikes won’t change my opinion. First of all, I saw Iceland’s choice coming last from a mile away. Even though Almyrkvi came second at Söngvakeppnin, it was obviously not a good choice for OGAE Second Chance. Oculis Videre is a billion times better and could’ve been a potential ESC winner, so they should’ve chosen that instead. On the other hand, Sweden should’ve chosen their runner up for Second Chance this year. I really don’t understand many Eurofans’ (as well as OGAE’s) obsession with… Read more »

Last edited 17 days ago by Ben
Linus
Linus
17 days ago
Reply to  Ben

I agree with IVA:)

Nas
Nas
16 days ago
Reply to  Ben

lol come on man it’s OGAE fans’ decision to choose what should go for them best. and you can’t force IVA to be Icelanders’ favourite on there if it wasn’t

sam
sam
17 days ago

norway, ukraine, and croatia are totally overrated… not even gonna speak about sweden winning AGAIN

Linus
Linus
17 days ago
Reply to  sam

haha blame the fans then. If 0 of them hated Swedens song , Sweden would not win:). I like Croatia, Sweden, Albania , Serbia,Israel 🙂

sam
sam
17 days ago
Reply to  Linus

it’s almost pointless to follow the ogae results every year since 90% of the time the winner will be sweden even if their song is subpar

Linus
Linus
17 days ago
Reply to  sam

so why do ALL of Europe vote for Sweden then? Its 99% not swedes that are voting for Sweden so…. they must like the song:)

David
David
17 days ago

There can not be a single Sweden topic news without the fandom moaning. Your own countries needs to start sending better songs.

Bleh
Bleh
17 days ago

Sweden winning OGAE Second Chance contest for the 17th time? Yawn, I would have preferred Finland so we would have some other country to win for a change

Linus
Linus
17 days ago
Reply to  Bleh

i vote for song. Its like the greeks are saying: i will vote for Cyprus BUT have not heard their song. i vote anyway haha

Neil
Neil
18 days ago

I am ok with the results but I really don’t care about Kingdom come… And how is Slovenia and Australia so robbed! Slovenia would’ve been my favorite of 2020 esc season ! Vida is still amazing tho top 20 for me. My opinion at least

Guest
Guest
18 days ago

OGAE – meh

Héctor
Héctor
18 days ago

Typical OGAE Contest…

Idksmth
Idksmth
18 days ago

A result that I expected. I really like “Kingdom Come” but it seems like the safer choice. I personally was rooting for “Cicciolina” because it was really out there and it would’ve been an interesting winner. But still second is a really great result so I can’t really complain. I feel really bad for Australia finishing so low because I think it’s really amazing and I’ve had that song on repeat but I kinda get that it is a divisive song and that’s why it finished in the bottom 5. Now I wonder how Iceland would’ve done if they sent… Read more »

Una
Una
18 days ago

I haven’t followed some of the national selections so I can’t talk about all countries in this list. My winners would have been: Italy: Alberto Ursi – Il sole ad est Lithuania: Voldemars Petersons with Wings of Freedom (I found him too late in competition) Denmark: Maja and De Sarte Sjaele – Den eneste goth i Veijle Norway: Katrin Hoey – Pray for Me Czechia: Karelll – At Least We’ve Tried Portugal: Filipe Sambado – Gerbera amarela do sol Iceland: Iva – Oculis Videre I would *love* for Alberto, Karelll, Filipe, Katrin, and Maja and De Sarte Sjaele to come… Read more »

Colin
Colin
18 days ago
Reply to  Una

We have the same winner in Czechia and Iceland, while Alberto also entered my overall NF top ten (three of Sanremo songs did). All of them would’ve likely been in my ESC top five of the year if they were picked. This way, all are in my NF Top Ten.

Una
Una
18 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I was gutted in the aftermath of the decision to cancel so I’ve never rated the final songs for 2020. Even though I am happy with most winners, I would have ranked Karelll and Filipe higher then Benny and Elisa respectively. Even though Medo de sentir has grown on me. My bigger grower is Looking Back.

Colin
Colin
17 days ago
Reply to  Una

I ranked them because I felt like these songs still are the 2020 representatives, no matter what. But I totally get the disappointment when something goes this south, because I felt it at first as well. Looking Back is my 9th, so I agree that it’s a really emotional song. Actually, Cicciolina might’ve had two or three spots more, but it’s not a huge difference for me. Both songs are excellent. I’d rank Barbara ahead of Elisa, but I really like Elisa too. Filipe’s song is a slow burner, but I really appreciate it.

Una
Una
17 days ago
Reply to  Colin

Yes, they are the 2020 representatives and will ever be. I loved this year overall and was most excited to see them on stage, also considering that the hosts had promised an amazing show. Final songs and NS/NFs have been great. Better than ever IMO. Maybe I will rank all songs at some point. I do have my top 6 and the bottom 2, which was the easiest. Also a bit disappointed because I never found out whose male voice that was saying “monster” on Roxen’s Beautiful Disaster. I have an idea about who he might have been but I… Read more »

Nas
Nas
16 days ago
Reply to  Una

Waaaaaait… Voldemars?? For Lithuania??? Really??? xDDD

Kosey
Kosey
18 days ago

Anna wasn’t even the second best song in Sweden so I’m surprised by this result.

Eurovision Online Contest

What a shocker 😉
I think Italy was better. Hope they send something like that next year.

Denis
Denis
18 days ago

Kingdom Come is the type of song fans usually like, so it’s no surprise it did win. It’s that sort of updated modern schlager song fans go crazy over. Let’s just say the better song won in the real contest..

Last edited 18 days ago by Denis
IHPIESC
IHPIESC
18 days ago

Erika is totally robbed. I have nothing to Aksel, but his song was boring. But our “thanks” we must send to International juries.

Nils
Nils
18 days ago

This year we had so many fantastic songs lost in NF.
Look at places 1-6 all amazing

Richard
Richard
18 days ago

Having watched it yet again, how amazing was Cicciolina, we need Erika in the contest next year.

Ashton
Ashton
18 days ago

wow what a shock, Sweden won an OGAE second chance, so unprecedented

KDVF
KDVF
18 days ago

Justice for Jaagup, Beautiful Lie was robbed! (Only 47 points??) Also it is sad to found out that Dotterdam didn’t happened! 🙁

Joe
Joe
18 days ago

Speaking as an OGAE member, Barbara Tinoco was robbed

Jonas
Jonas
17 days ago
Reply to  Joe

What does membership involve and would you recommend it?

Azaad
Azaad
18 days ago

I thought the chances for a Swedish victory would’ve been vanquished once OGAE Sweden chose Anna over Dotter. My guess is that Albania and Finland cancelled each other out (both songs are bops that appeal to OGAE fan sensibilities and were been as being the most robbed in their NFs by fans in comparison to other songs in second chance) because they seem like far more likely choices.

T.J.
T.J.
18 days ago

Someone here wrote in a different topic, that OGAE vote “fairly”. Here you have the prove, that it’s wrong. This result is a JOKE! Anna’s song deserves a top result, but there is only one song that is the true winner of this year, and that’s Erika! But OGAE members are so swedo-obsessed, that they will ALWAYS put a good Swedish song over a fantastic song of any other country. Look at the number of Swedish victories and the top 3 in all the 2nd Chance contest, and you’ll see I’m right. Sweden only doesn’t win here if the song… Read more »

Last edited 18 days ago by T.J.
Azaad
Azaad
18 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

You have to consider that since all OGAE fans would avidly follow MelFest (far more than other national finals) the Swedish choice for second chance will always enjoy more exposure

T.J.
T.J.
18 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

Voting me down only proves my point LOL

Jonas
Jonas
17 days ago
Reply to  T.J.

I’m not sure why this comment got 13 downvotes, and above, Ashton’s comment got 13 upvotes?

Ashton
Ashton
17 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Is there something you’d like to say to me, Jonas? I can’t tell if you are throwing shade at me or not

Last edited 17 days ago by Ashton
Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

I am not. I was just wondering why one comment got liked and the other hated when you’re both making the same point. I think.

NickC
NickC
18 days ago

I am shocked how bad Romania did. Cherry Red was my fave NF song of the year.

Idksmth
Idksmth
18 days ago
Reply to  NickC

Honestly it’s higher than I expected. The song is pretty much where it should be because comparing it to Elvana’s song (which I’d say is the closest comparison) it seems quite weak imo. And if they’re looking at live performances then it shouldn’t even be in the top 15.

Una
Una
18 days ago
Reply to  NickC

Na na na. RAKATA!

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
17 days ago
Reply to  NickC

period. hasn’t aged one single day unlike granny bergendahl’s dated mess

Colin
Colin
18 days ago

I assumed that the winner might be among these top four, but I would’ve placed my bets on Finland. Still, second place is very good. I am mostly surprised to see Portugal at 12th and Estonia at 14th. Seems like these songs might have a more niche appeal than I previously thought. Slovenia, Armenia, Iceland and Latvia had so little chance to begin with, so I’m not surprised in the slightest to see them at the end of the scoreboard.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
18 days ago

Well done to Anna, it’s nice appreciation, shows how popular she is with fans. I was rooting for The Mamas all the way, but Anna would have been good too. She’s released some really sweet country songs in the past 2 years. Hopefully one year she can return and get to the GF.

Interesting that the songs in the mix for Top 4 were the same for both Wiwi and the OGAE.

Last edited 18 days ago by Jimmy Smit
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
18 days ago

A bit surprised. Knew Sweden were going to be up there (they always are) but no-one I know thought that “Kingdom Come” was the best NF song this year. Australia aside, the bottom part of the scoreboard is pretty much as expected.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
18 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I think the OGAE membership generally skews to the middle-aged, which seems to fit with Anna’s styling and sound in 2019/2020.

That also fits with the way the Swedish public votes for her were split by age when she won Semi Final 2:

3-9: 6 points
10-15: 4 points
16-29: 6 points
30-44: 12 points
45-59: 12 points
60-74: 12 points
75+: 12 points

Last edited 18 days ago by Jimmy Smit
Aubin
Aubin
18 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I am 16to29 category and she was still my fav hahaha

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
17 days ago
Reply to  Aubin

Then you are preparing well for when you are middle aged 🙂