The UK may not have won the Eurovision Song Contest since 1997, but they are on a roll with another song contest. For the third year in a row, the UK has grabbed victory in the OGAE Song Contest. This year the UK won with Dua Lipa’s dance-pop hit “Physical”.

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’s win gives the UK seven OGAE Song Contest wins and makes them the most successful country in the fan contest. Following closely with six wins each is France and Spain.

Most recently, the UK won in 2018 with Steps’ single “Scared of the Dark”, while last year they won with Lewis Capaldi’s tender ballad “Someone You Loved”. The contest was hosted again this year by OGAE UK.

OGAE Song Contest 2020 – results

  1. United Kingdom: Dua Lipa – “Physical” (213 points)
  2. Spain: Pastora Soler & Blas Canto – “Mi luz” (145 points)
  3. France: Vitaa & Slimane – “Ça va, ça vient” (141 points)
  4. Sweden: Darin – “En säng av rosor” (138 points)
  5. Cyprus: Constantinos Christoforou Ft ONE – “Billy Bam Bam” (119 points)
  6. Italy: Diodato – “Che vita meravigliosa” (102 points)
  7. Rest of the World: AJR – “Bang” (73 points)
  8. Ireland: Secret Garden Ft Brian Kennedy – “Beautiful” (69 points)
  9. Australia: Jaguar Jonze – “Kill Me With Your Love” (68 points)
  10. Greece: Nikos Oikonomopoulos – “Valto terma” (64 points)
  11. Belgium: Ycare & Axelle Red – “I Don’t Care (Je m’en moque)” (57 points)
  12. Germany: Sarah Connor – “Vincent” (52 points)
  13. Hungary: Szilvia Péter Szabó – “Két vilàg közt” (50 points)
  14. Bulgaria: 4Magic – “Vselena” (47 points)
  15. North Macedonia: Lozano – “Ne te vadem od pamet” (44 points)
  16. Poland: Viki Gabor & Kayah – “Ramie w ramie” (43 points)
  17. Czech Republic: Ivana Korolova – “Paleo” (37 points)
  18. Finland: Behm – “Hei rakas” (35 points)
  19. Croatia: Franka – “Prvi osjecaj” (34 points)
  20. Ukraine: Tina Karol & Yulia Sanina – “Vilna” (22 points)
  21. Serbia: Hurricane – “Favorito” (21 points)
  22. Denmark: Jung – “Blitz Baby” (18 points)
  23. Portugal: Barbara Tinoco – “Sei la” (16 points)
  24. Latvia: Lauris Reiniks – “Dīvaini Mierīgi” (6 points)
  25. Malta: Scar – “Never Enough” (2 points)
  26. Turkey: Murda & Ezhel – “Aya” (2 points)
  27. Slovenia: Nina Puslar – “Svet na dlani” (2 points)
  28. Russia: Shary – “Molchanka” (0 points)

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About the OGAE Song Contest 2020

Voting in the OGAE Song Contest 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.

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

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

And Spain was represented by two Eurovision stars — 2012 diva Pastora Soler and upcoming 2021 act Blas Canto. Together they sang “Mi Luz” — which took second place in the contest.

There was also a double Eurovision hit with the Irish entry — Secret Garden (Norway 1995) teamed up with Brian Kennedy (Ireland 2006) on “Beautiful”.

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

While OGAE members are the only ones who could officially vote in the OGAE Song Contest, anyone could have their say in our poll. Wiwibloggs readers agreed with the official contest results. Our readers also put Dua Lipa first, with 19.74% of the vote. In second place was Serbia’s Hurricane with “11.83% of the vote, while Poland’sViki Gabor & Kayah were third with 10.33% of the vote.

What do you think? Was “Physical” your favourite? Would you like to see any of these acts at Eurovision (again)? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 months ago

what kind of useless contest lmao it shouldn’t be allowed to submit global popstars

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
2 months ago

I see already some people claiming proof the UK is in fact loved across the continent and the main ESC itself is a paragon of virtue and fairness. However, anyone who’s watched a single edition of ESC anytime in the last 10 years would know that were the UK to actually send Dua Lipa, she’s get a great big goose egg from every country except possibly 6 or so points from Albania. And the excuses would be rolled out, oh her singing was off on the night, oh this song wasn’t as good as all her other songs, oh she… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by RavensHeart
Ashton
Ashton
2 months ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

Are you that deluded that you think nobody would give Dua Lipa points. Wow. Continue whining about how nobody loves UK in Eurovision while ignoring the fact that nearly all of your songs have been crap. 🙂

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

Are you really that dense to believe no one would give a chart topper with hits across Europe any points?
Keep playing your nobody likes us card, it’s getting thin..

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
2 months ago

Well what do you expect when they keep sending massive chart hits?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

The UK have a huge advantage here with the language rule, let’s remember that. People thought it was unfair back in the actual Eurovision, so why is it allowed here?

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I should have read the comments here properly before repeating the point, my bad, but still – it’s actually worse here because at least in the 1990s, countries had the option of translating English-language songs. Norway 1998, for example…in this contest, they’re just out before it even starts.

Efraim
Efraim
2 months ago

This goes to show that UK could easily win Eurovision were they actually trying.

Jake
Jake
2 months ago

Proof once again that 1) the UK could actually win the contest if they picked radio friendly tracks with established stars, 2) the contest is NOT political and 3) the UK and Ireland won so many time simply for having the advantage of singing in English as their winning streak ended as the language rule abolished. Additionally the UK will always have the advantage in this contest because their acts are renown the world over. It’s not like they now pick songs no one has have heard of. They likely only get beaten by a very established Eurovision star from… Read more »

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

IMO, UK became a joke with all their wining and complaining and self-victimization. They shouldn’t participate if they don’t like it.

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Please don’t say that. I want James Newman in Rotterdam 2021.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Jake

3) It’s wrong to say that it’s the only reason they won. An advantage, yes, but they were mostly worthy winners. How come Malta never won?

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

It’s not that weird though. It¨s like how UK used to be successful in ESC. They have an advantage in being native English speakers and being the only one using it. However with free language rule they lost that advantage to countries using English more creatively perhaps.

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Denis

The only ones? Ireland and Malta are not part of the UK.

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Yet both have their own language. English as an official language in both countries is a product of …

Last edited 2 months ago by Una
Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Una

…colonial repression?

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

… 🙁

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  Una

Well, as Una says Ireland and Malta are bi-lingul and English isn’t thier national language. Therefore it can be argued if they are native English speakers

Charles
Charles
2 months ago

At least worldwide popularity of both song and act work here … not surprised!

NickC
NickC
2 months ago

OGAE contests should also celebrate diversity and build bridges instead of crowning the same two countries year after year.if you know what I mean…

Denis
Denis
2 months ago
Reply to  NickC

Or they can just vote for the best song, no matter who it represents…

Tom
Tom
2 months ago

*pretends to be shocked

dxi
dxi
2 months ago

The UK could win so easily if they just paid Dua or Adele to participate.

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago
Reply to  dxi

Would never happen though? I think the most famous artist the UK could send would be someone on the level of Mabel/MARINA. Let’s hope Dua and Adele are interval acts after the UK wins though!

Ashton
Ashton
2 months ago
Reply to  Azaad

Mabel or Marina could both win, period.

Edin
Edin
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

Mabel could aswell compete for Sweden

ChicoToxico
ChicoToxico
2 months ago
Reply to  Edin

She could represent Spain also. She was born in Málaga!

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago
Reply to  Edin

She could but I assume the UK would happily internally select her and even pay her to do ESC for them, whereas in Sweden she’d have to do MelFest.

Marina is half Greek, so at this rate she might be eyed by the CYBC to replace Cyprus!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  dxi

Exactly this. If Eurovision was a priority for the BBC, they could easily finance such entries. The amount they pay some of their mediocre presenters is astonishing.

Azaad
Azaad
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

BBC News is an international brand though, and BBC TV shows are also watched internationally, so I can understand that ESC isn’t the TOP priority, but they do need to invest more in it certainly.

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

So true. But they’ve changed the tune in 2020 so there should be hope for 2021. I just wish they already announced their plans. I am getting tired of waiting 🙁

Una
Una
2 months ago
Reply to  dxi

There is no incentive for huge names to participate for the UK and the name does not really matter. The song is a different issue and the most important of all. And also the staging for first time viewers IMO.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 months ago
Reply to  dxi

have u ever seen a dua lipa live performance? girl has zero charisma. she needs 50 ppl on stage with her.