OGAE Netherlands award the first 12 points of the OGAE Poll 2021 to Switzerland's Gjon's Tears

It’s finally here! As we gear up for the return of Eurovision, it’s also time for the return of the annual OGAE poll  — where fans around the world cast their votes for their favourite acts in this year’s contest. Today, the first results of the OGAE poll 2021 are in, straight from OGAE Netherlands. They awarded the first douze points of the season to Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears and his epic fantasy ballad “Tout l’univers”.

OGAE Netherlands named Malta’s Destiny their second favourite, awarding ten points to “Je Me Casse”.  Meanwhile, France’s Barbara Pravi took the club’s bronze medal. “Voilà” receives eight points.

OGAE Poll 2021

Votes from OGAE Netherlands

  • Switzerland — 12 points
  • Malta — 10 points
  • France — 8 points
  • San Marino — 7 points
  • Cyprus — 6 points
  • Lithuania — 5 points
  • Iceland — 4 points
  • Sweden — 3 points
  • Greece — 2 points
  • Romania — 1 point

OGAE Netherlands votes align very closely with current betting odds. Malta, France and Switzerland are the top three favourites to win Eurovision and take home the crystal microphone, according to bookmakers.

Will the OGAE poll 2021 predict the winner of Eurovision 2021?

Not necessarily. The organisation does often place future Eurovision winners on their podium — in 2018, they correctly predicted  victory for Israel’s Netta. But then in 2019, the OGAE poll predicted a victory for Italy’s Mahmood, who eventually placed second at Eurovision. And in previous years, they’ve often chosen favourites who stayed in the semi-finals — in 2013, OGAE poll runner-up Valentina Monetta failed to secure a spot in the final for San Marino. So take the results with a hefty pinch of salt!

Over the next few weeks, the remaining OGAE groups will announce their points in this years poll to determine their Eurovision winner. But this year, the announcement schedule looks a little different. Half the groups will deliver their points between now and Sunday 2 May. Then, the remaining groups will announce their points at the same time on Friday 7 May, in a grand final video spectacle.

OGAE Netherlands are the first club of 43 voting groups in the OGAE poll 2021 to announce their points. So as always, anything could change!

What do you think? Who do you think will win the OGAE poll 2021? Let us know in the comments below!

Read more OGAE poll news here

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Amy
Amy
25 days ago

Italy 0 points??? Are you kidding?

Fred
Fred
25 days ago
Reply to  Amy

It’s awful

Stephanie
Stephanie
25 days ago

It hurts my eyes to see these points!

canada_piano
canada_piano
25 days ago

Ellen is most likely a troll so there’s no point in downvoting her comments

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  canada_piano

Guess you’re one of my ‘mysterious’ fans that are always downvoting my comments whether they are positive or not, right or wrong. Tbh, your words don’t bother me. I was called a troll when I was giving wise and logical comments and I’m still called a troll when I’m acting like one on that article. Nothing changed lmao

But I’m glad to finally know the name of one of my fans. I want to know the others too. I wanna know who else is delusional lol

Last edited 25 days ago by Ellen
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

What I love here is that Im so fab disappears intantly when I’m coming at him/her under his/her negative and wrong comments lol

Keep doing that. This place is much better when you’re not making noise.

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago

Nice votes.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
25 days ago

I can understand if the staging and live performance are amazing but to see Cyprus 5th just based on the song feels so forced and weird.
Ogae gonna Ogae, I guess.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
25 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Right? It’s almost as if it’s a Song Contest…

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

The OGAE voting is just about based on songs. Neither on staging nor on live performances. There’s nothing to complain about here. You just don’t like Cyprus song, write it clearly.

Last edited 25 days ago by Ellen
Ian
Ian
25 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Genuine question but what do you mean forced? As far as I know, these people are voting based on their taste. I definitely would not want them to vote based on what they perceive as ‘quality’ because it’s not like they’re professionals. They’re literally fans.

Mr X
Mr X
25 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I don´t like Cyprus at all…..

Darren
25 days ago

Predictable voting. Basically looked at the betting odds.
Glad OGAE has started though, I know people call it pointless but it’s a nice part of the season nonetheless.

Lion76
Lion76
25 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Yes , maybe. But Italy is not in , so sad…

Lina
Lina
25 days ago

Bookmakers and polls might give an indication but nothing is set in stone… People will vote according to their taste, which varies a lot from what y’all think. There’s a wide variety of styles this year and each song is a candidate for the win! Your personal opinion might match to the majority of the voters or it might not. So it’s useless discrediting songs according to your opinion! Cheers ?

Last edited 25 days ago by Lina
justafan
justafan
25 days ago

Will there be any Spotify-streams-articles this year? I know they’re nothing special but I found them kinda fun.

Elfi
Elfi
25 days ago

I want to see OGAE Portugal giving at least 10 points to Italy!!!

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Elfi

Yeaaaaaaah !!!! ITALY 2021 !

Kosey
Kosey
25 days ago

Where are the rock entries? Seems a bit suspicious…..

Jonas
Jonas
25 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

I can’t see anything suspicious, it’s just the taste of the members.

Kosey
Kosey
25 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Perhaps their taste is suspicious? Doesn’t seem to match the bookies who have 2 rock entries in the top 10?

Jonas
Jonas
25 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Steps won their last contest, don’t forget. It’s just their taste.

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Any source?

canada_piano
canada_piano
25 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

this isnt the first time i’ve seen you say something like this

Kim
Kim
25 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Perhaps with comments like this there should be a male empowerment anthem as an entry?

Piet
Piet
25 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

The rock entries are too heavy for Eurovision. Most ESC viewers simply won’t vote for that kind of music.

canada_piano
canada_piano
25 days ago
Reply to  Piet

ummmm…..lordi?

musica
musica
25 days ago
Reply to  Piet

OGAE members tend to prefer the more obvious Eurovisiony songs. Not a lot of fans of heavy metal among them, I would guess. The general public is different, certainly the viewers who’d rather watch something else and then see a Finnish metal band rocking their socks off.

Zisk
Zisk
25 days ago
Reply to  Kosey

Nobody ever rates rock songs until the contest itself and people realizes that rock bands know how to kill it live.

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
25 days ago

Ofcourse Netherlands ogae give Switzerland 12 points..Switzerland taking duncan style further to get even bigger lol….ogae similar to bookies..but out of touch with the reality

Alex
Alex
25 days ago

These votings are boring and predictable. All clubs vote similarly so we all know San Marino, Suisse, France, Cyprus and Malta will be in the top 5.

Doris
Doris
25 days ago

Stop with that tongue !!

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Doris

I love the way people are liking Im so fab comment to minimize his/her disliking while mine is getting more. Nobody has done that before I answer his/her comment. Guess Im so trash used all his/her fake accounts to do that. So pathetic…

Jonas
Jonas
25 days ago

This year might be close, which makes me worry even more that the 58 fake points from “San Marino” might decide the winner. I don’t understand why they even do this, or where the points come from or how they are decided – they don’t even appear on the actual contest since all televotes are announced together. EBU, please stop. 2019 showed us how important fake votes can be when they decided the jury winner, and even then they were given backwards.

boom
boom
25 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Can you explain? What 58 points?

Celeste
Celeste
25 days ago
Reply to  boom

the some of the points: 12+10+8…etc…

Mim
Mim
26 days ago

Bulgaria is extremely underrated this year. Victoria will fight for the victoria.

Thisisntourlastdance
Thisisntourlastdance
26 days ago

Greece now #10 in the odds. Guys do you think Last Dance is overrated or underrated?

Ende
Ende
26 days ago

Greece is in my top 3 but I would not say that #10 in the odds is underrated.
Let’s see the rehearsals and who get qualified first.

Esc addict
Esc addict
25 days ago

But !? The odds means something now? I thought the bookies were deaf, irrelevant, stupid and more and that they were always wrong…… I’m confused….

lol
lol
25 days ago

odds dont matter until rehearsals. Fuego was in the mid 20s before rehearsals started in 2018

Esc addict
Esc addict
25 days ago
Reply to  lol

Sure but that doesn’t mean that “the fuego effect” in the odds during the rehearsals will happen each years. It was very special. Some people fantasize a lot about the rehearsals and the odds and I fear they will be disappointed. The 3 bookies big favourites can deliver on stage, and have the voice to perform perfectly so I don’t see big moves from them in the odds during the rehearsals for example.

Last edited 25 days ago by Esc addict
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

True.

Zisk
Zisk
25 days ago
Reply to  lol

Odds are often based on a countries history in televote. Hence Norway being strongly overrated this year because KEiiNO proved people are wiling to vote for Norway. Cyprus has been overrated by bookies every year since Fuego because that proved people will vote for Cyprus which they never really had a strong televote presence before. Naturally if the televote has historically not been kind to Cyprus, Fuego would be low regardless of quality. Hence why Russia is always rated strongly no matter the quality, they have a history of televote performances. It’s also why Spain is dead last despite the… Read more »

Lion76
Lion76
25 days ago

It’s a nice song .

Escfan
Escfan
26 days ago

I think this year the winner will be a huge surprise. I really want France to win, but I feel that Romania or Greece will suprise us.
Malta and Switzerland will flop, in my opinion(they are both amazing singers, but the songs…nothing special).
I have already placed a bet on France and Romania haha

Maartijn
Maartijn
26 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

It’s good to see Greece finally took someone’s attention. Last Dance is a very quality song, everyone would be going crazy if it was released by Dua Lipa 🙂

Clutter
Clutter
25 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

Imagine saying Malta and Switzerland’s song are nothing special when France just sent 80’s old french that is way too outdated.

Barry
Barry
25 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

Just wait till their performances and judge later.

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

Ooh… what a coincidence ! You really want France to win ? And you’re writing that Malta’s song has nothing special — plus you also wrote that it will flop in Rotterdam — while you wrote to me on an article few days ago that this song was one of your favourites that you were listening to 20 times at least ? I had doubts, but now I’m sure. The evidence is here. You’re a ‘Voilà’ stan that were spreading your false and hate comments on ‘Je Me Casse’ mv to discredit it. Omg….. How can a person be as… Read more »

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Where is Kristian ? He needs to see this. I was right the whole time about Escfan. That person is a liar. A vile liar. It’s a shame to see disgusting people like that be fans of the ESC while the contest is about friendship and unity.

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Drama queen alert ! Chill please. You are the one calling people vile liar…
If the contest is about friendship and unity then you must probably be able to forgive him/her as this is important to remain friends and united.

Last edited 25 days ago by Ende
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Not when that person made me look like I was lying.

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

I’m just gonna be on ‘full mad’ mode with the invalid comments I don’t like. That’s gonna be my way to troll trolls.

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

I take back what I say… Escfan is an horrible bully who is as bad as Barbara is talented.

Ellen
Ellen
24 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Thank you so much Ende. You get why I’m that mad about that troll ? I have nothing against Barbara song. It is one of my favourites. But I can’t stand toxic fans like Escfan, that are fan of a song that is a contender to win and bash the other contenders unfairly. I hate this kind of people

Esc addict
Esc addict
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

But Ellen calm down gurl, it’s a lot for nothing very important…..

Last edited 25 days ago by Esc addict
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Yes, I know it. But I just couldn’t let that comment pass before my eyes without letting out all of my rage and frustration on a comment.

Last edited 25 days ago by Ellen
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

Let me start to troll trolls now. Like they did with me on previous articles. If I’m downvoted here while those people weren’t on the articles where they did the exact same thing but with other songs and artists, it will only show the hypocrisy of some people that are commenting and disliking comments on Wiwibloggs. And keep that in mind, what I’m gonna write now is not what I think. I’m just just gonna make mad some trolls by bashing their favourite artists. Stefania is a Dua Lipa-wannabe. That’s cringe. How could you like her song, Escfan ? And… Read more »

Last edited 25 days ago by Ellen
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

The trick worked. Without any surprise, I’m not immediately downvoted. I was letting to the trolls no chance of redemption whether you disliked my comments or not. You’re still hypocrites whatever you do.

canada_piano
canada_piano
25 days ago
Reply to  Escfan

i think this thread might start world war 3

Steven
Steven
26 days ago

My top 10 from UK (28yo)
San Marino
France
Ireland
Greece
Romania
Serbia
Slovenia
Malta
Moldova
Sweden

Railey
Railey
26 days ago

These OGAE -clubs aren’t really diversive, the average age is around 48-52. And let’s get real, around 70% are men and 30% women.

Wouldn’t say these don’t predict something, but let’s not rip off our pants while the results come along these next weeks..

Ende
Ende
26 days ago
Reply to  Railey

Any source please ?

Rasse
Rasse
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

Just join you country’s OGAE and you’ll see it with your own eyes. There are some younger people too, but

One plus on OGAE membership is the higher chance on getting a ticket for Eurovision shows (includes some national selections), for instance the standing spots right on the front row are always sold exclusively to the OGAE clubs which sell them to their own members.

Ende
Ende
25 days ago
Reply to  Rasse

So you do not have any accurate source at all and just want to dismiss it because you disagree with the results. That’s the only thing I wanted to know. thank you

Rasse
Rasse
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

I’m a member myself.

I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with the results of The Netherlands OGAE, I’m from another club. I’ve met enough people from different OGAE -clubs so I’m not disagreeing with Railey on the age matter.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
25 days ago
Reply to  Railey

For that age group if that’s true (something I’m 100% sure that it’s fake) I’m impressed to see San Marino, Cyprus, Greece and Romania in the top 10

Grft
Grft
26 days ago

who cares about OGAE anyway… oopsie but they results are rarely accurate

Ende
Ende
26 days ago
Reply to  Grft

You, since you opened this article…

An American ESC Fan
An American ESC Fan
26 days ago

Off topic, but when is the Wiwi jury releasing their reviews? I’m guessing it’ll be sometime soon but idk

Dave
Dave
26 days ago

I think this year will be a 3 horse race like 2015 was

Ende
Ende
26 days ago
Reply to  Dave

I start to be jealous of all the time you have to comment on so many things that are useless according to you and that you are so certain that will not happen (but still need to comment to convince other people or yourself cause deeply you might be scared that they will happen…)

Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Ende

True. But contrary to you, I’m not at all jealous. Im so fab just looks pitiful and delusional to me. That troll is bashing all the current favourites to win like Malta and Switzerland only to because is scared they could win over its personnal ones like France and Greece. This user is not relevant and has never been.

Last edited 25 days ago by Ellen
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

*only because that troll is scared

Esc addict
Esc addict
25 days ago
Reply to  Dave

You dream about that but it doesn’t mean it will happen. For 7 years it didn’t happen so why especially this year. Since 2015 the winners were among the top of the bookies one month before the rehearsals;
2015, Sweden 1st for the bookies
2016, Ukraine 4th for the bookies
2017, Portugal 4th for the bookies
2018, Israel 1st for the bookies
2019, The Netherlands 1st for the bookies,
2020….
2021, ?

Even if in 2018 they didn’t predict Eleni to do so well, they didn’t fail about the winner.

Last edited 25 days ago by Esc addict
Ellen
Ellen
25 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

I’m sure we will see that biased troll drastically change its mind and opinion if Greece, San Marino or Russia were about to reach the top 5 of the bookies.

Im so fab ? Not really. More like Im so delusional.

Dave
Dave
25 days ago
Reply to  Dave

Greece and Russia cannot win I’m sorry lmao

Jose
Jose
26 days ago

San Marino will win !

Last edited 26 days ago by Jose
Ted
Ted
26 days ago

Guys, you need to proof read your second paragraph. You’re welcome x

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
26 days ago

they basically voted for the betting odds top ten lmao

Milla
Milla
26 days ago

Nope. Italy? Bulgaria?

Whisker
Whisker
26 days ago

Big congrats to Roxen and the songwriters!

Kristian
Kristian
26 days ago
Reply to  Whisker

She won something?

Whisker
Whisker
26 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

For making top 10.

rainer1
rainer1
26 days ago

Ofc! Switzerland will win….

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
26 days ago
Reply to  rainer1

…the barbara dex award and nothing else

rainer1
rainer1
26 days ago

At least…..

Kristian
Kristian
26 days ago

If France wins that it will be Barbara winning a Barbara

rainer1
rainer1
26 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

is there an award for the best esc hairstyles?
barbara and gjon would certainly have a chance …
The ronan nishliu award

Kristian
Kristian
26 days ago
Reply to  rainer1

I’m not a fan of curly hair myself , I’ll give it to The Georgian guy :p

rainer1
rainer1
25 days ago
Reply to  rainer1

oops, -13 ….. many enemies, many honor

Danes
Danes
26 days ago

Are we perhaps going to see a three-horse-race between France, Malta and Switzerland? I know it’s too early to guess it, but I got a feeling that may be the case. Big question is who prevails in the end, though…

Marc
Marc
26 days ago
Reply to  Danes

Ogae has never match their Top 3 to Esc results I think.
Same with bookmakers Top 3 at this stage.

Last edited 26 days ago by Marc
Ende
Ende
26 days ago
Reply to  Marc

Which one(s) do you think will get out of the Top 3 at the end ?

Marc
Marc
26 days ago
Reply to  Ende

No clue. But this Top 3 looks very vulnerable. I have a lot of doubts about Switzerland and Malta. Not buying until see them live on the week.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
26 days ago
Reply to  Marc

purr. ogays in the end are eurofans, and eurofans’ taste often doesn’t correspond to the broader 200 million-strong public that watches esc. which is why they’re often wrong and it isn’t unusual to see their faves tank

raylee
raylee
26 days ago
Reply to  Danes

this race is not about only this trio 🙂

Last edited 26 days ago by raylee
Frisian esc
Frisian esc
26 days ago
Reply to  Danes

I’d add romania to that list + my gut feeling says france will end on top.

Last edited 26 days ago by Frisian esc
Dolly
Dolly
26 days ago
Reply to  Danes

None of them

Anhel
Anhel
26 days ago

I love both Switzerland and France and I’m glad they’re poised for success in Eurovision. But Italy is my number 1 and I hope so much that they are going to do well too…

Etienne Micallef
Etienne Micallef
26 days ago

Thank you Netherlands from Malta 🙂

Kristian
Kristian
26 days ago

Finally , I see a commenter from Malta 🙂
Who are your favourites this year Etienne ?

Cozmin COZMA
Cozmin COZMA
26 days ago

Glad to see ROmania in ? 10!
I really think Roxen deserves this.

rainer1
rainer1
26 days ago
Reply to  Cozmin COZMA

10? What?

Mikey
Mikey
26 days ago

Allez France

Kristian
Kristian
25 days ago
Reply to  Mikey

Ola ole

Extinguir
Extinguir
26 days ago

Let’s kick off with the Ogae votes!
While I appreciate the dedication of the fandom, it’s crystal-clear that their bubble-voting is gonna be bursted. 7 points to San Marino? 6 points to Cyprus? That’s the very reason why, a very specific niche is voting, they’re not taking into account the broader audience

It’s just a funny game, but useless

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
25 days ago
Reply to  Extinguir

Indeed. In my eyes, Senhit and Elena are this year’s Imri Ziv and Hovig: Getting above 150 points in the semi finals, but flopping in the final.