OGAE Poll 2021: Serbia awards 12 points to France

As the annual Eurovision prediction poll continues, the points continue to pour in. Next up to deliver their votes in the OGAE Poll 2021 is OGAE Serbia, who award their douze points to France. This is the first set of 12 points for Barbara Pravi, catapulting “Voilà” into second place overall thus far.

In second place with the club of 26 Serbian voters is Croatia’s Albina. “Tick-Tock” picks up ten more points after an initially slow start in this year’s poll. Meanwhile, OGAE Serbia’s bronze medal goes to Cyprus’ Elena Tsagrinou. Eight points go to “El Diablo”.

Further down the scoreboard, current poll leader Switzerland picked up four points and bookies’ favourite Malta received just one point.

Votes from OGAE Serbia

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

OGAE Poll 2021 leaderboard — 18 April

With six clubs voting, Switzerland is in the lead. France is currently on the podium in second-place position, just one point ahead of Malta. Lithuania and Cyprus round out the top five, with San Marino narrowly behind in sixth.

As it stands, only 19 countries have received points, leaving 20 countries still on zero points. But just like Eurovision, in these early stages of voting anything could change. There are still 37 more OGAE clubs yet to deliver their points, so it’s still all to play for!

1. Switzerland — 58 points

2. France — 41 points

3. Malta — 40 points

4. Lithuania — 37 points

5. Cyprus — 33 points

6. San Marino — 31 points

7. Italy — 24 points

8. Sweden — 18 points

9. Croatia — 13 points

10. Azerbaijan — 10 points

11. Finland — 8 points

(=) Ukraine — 8 points

13. Romania — 7 points

14. Iceland — 5 points

15. Greece — 4 points

(=) Estonia — 4 points

(=) Serbia — 4 points

18. Israel — 2 points

19. Russia — 1 point

Countries that are not listed are yet to receive points from any voting clubs. 

Between now and Sunday 2 May, half of the groups voting in the OGAE Poll 2021 will reveal their points one by one. Then, the remaining groups will announce their points at the same time on Friday 7 May in a grand final video spectacle.

What do you think? Will Switzerland maintain its lead? Who will win the OGAE Poll 2021? Let us know in the comments below. 

Read more OGAE Poll 2021 news here

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nycforever
nycforever
28 days ago

Barbara has Serbian roots, so nothing surprising. It’s the same as Albania’s 12 points to Switzerland.

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
28 days ago

I find it quite obvious how Ogae Serbia gave 12 points to France(Barbara has Serbian origins) and Croatia in second however they are both amazing songs

Rumpelstilskin
Rumpelstilskin
29 days ago

Barbara is part Serbian. Knowing the Balkans and their staunch nationalism, this played a part, I’m sure. Don’t get me wrong, Voilà is a great song and getting 12 points is not out of order, but there’s that to consider too. Anyway, well done to all the countries who got points.

Denis
Denis
29 days ago

You might think it’s obvious that Serbia gives Croatia 10 points. But keep in mind the history of the countries,and the animosity that still exists between them. There is still so much bad blood between them, between all Balkan countries. Instead of them fighting it out it’s rather nice than they can exchange points. It¨s different from Greece & Cyprus who basically is the same country..

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
28 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Well, we could say the same for North Macedonia and Bulgaria regarding the polemic with Vasil this year. Still, North Macedonia gives a lot of point for Bulgaria (12 pts from public AND televote in 2017 for example but that was deserved).

Last edited 28 days ago by WannaEatMySpaghetti
ESC 21
28 days ago
Reply to  Denis

But its mot ok when the contry from Scandinavia do that. Thats weard

Denis
Denis
28 days ago
Reply to  ESC 21

Do Scadinavian countries have a recent history of wars? Do they have hostile relations with each other? So the only reason they give each other 12 points is because they are friends who share the same culture..

Viggz
Viggz
29 days ago

Top 2 here is same as World cup 2018

Kuro Win
Kuro Win
29 days ago

These Eastern countries giving high points to France is very promising !

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
29 days ago

I’m yet to see what is so special about this French song.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
29 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Yes, try again.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
29 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Voilà, it’s in front of you even tho you need to hear it to understand what is special 😉

Alex
Alex
28 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

I’m not crazy about it either but it’s more special than Malta or Switzerland in my view. (If we count that top 3 with bookies or ogae or fandom).
It’s a weird and messy year anyway which makes hard to understand things for anybody I think.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
28 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Very true.

Kas
Kas
28 days ago
Reply to  ANDREW BROWN

Nothing. Maybe is the fact that we’ve to hear this kind of French music 60 years…I personally can’t hear this more than 5 secs.

Last edited 28 days ago by Kas
WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
29 days ago

I am looking forward to May to find out which countries the OGAE got wrong. Every year there are 2-3 candidates that are underestimated and they are always very professional artists or with great voices. 2019: Australia, Northern Macedonia (and also Serbia who had 0 points). 2018: Albania mainly. 2017: The Netherlands and a bit of Portugal. Etc… 2014: Netherlands.
In short, there will still be 2-3 underestimated candidates and I feel that Belgium is one of them. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Hooverphonic with maximum 5 points from OGAE but take off in the ranking in Rotterdam.

Patrick
Patrick
29 days ago

Why got wrong? This is not about a prediction where these songs will end up, its just a matter of taste by the members…!

Last edited 29 days ago by Patrick
WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
28 days ago
Reply to  Patrick

You are right. I tend to think that OGAEs want to make predictions even if their primary goal is just to have fun and say what they like. But you can’t deny that one of their intentions in gathering the votes of fan clubs from all countries is to estimate more or less who will do well or not in May.
I just wanted to point out that some countries will end up doing better than we think.

Steven
Steven
29 days ago

It’s funny how much importance some people give to OGAE polls.. To me it’s only “a little something” that helps us survive without the Eurovision for another month :))

123
123
29 days ago

Lol at clueless and ignorant people suggesting that Serbia gave 10 points to Croatia for political reasons. They never give eachother points this high. They are not Cyprus and Greece.

justafan
justafan
29 days ago
Reply to  123

I mean Cyprus and Greece are basically the same. We speak the same language, share lifestyle, even watch the same tv programmes on the same broadcasting networks. Cypriot singers represent Greece in ESC, Greek singers represent Cyprus in ESC (Elena Tsagrinou is Greek). And it’s not just ESC. The two countries share history. If only people would get over themselves and understand that Greece and Cyprus exchanging 12 points is no different to Scandinavian countries exchanging their 12 points. Or if they can’t do that, they should at least be booing every country that awards their neighbor 12 points on… Read more »

Last edited 29 days ago by justafan
Ian
Ian
29 days ago
Reply to  123

It doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy the song but if you actually think if it wasn’t Croatia they’d still give the same song 10p, you’re lowkey delusional…

123
123
29 days ago
Reply to  Ian

Yes, I think they would. Albina literally won one Australian preparty vote and came 8th in Brisbane preparty. I’ve also seen votes where she didn’t do well. It all depends on the group of people who vote in these events. You don’t have to be so ignorant. People can like what they like.

Ian
Ian
29 days ago
Reply to  123

Nothing ignorant with what I said… It’s like Latvia giving Lithuania 12 or hypothetically Estonia giving Finland 10. Supporting your neighbour if they’ve sent a good song. Since you’re so sure about Croatia being liked we’re gonna be seeing a lot of 10’s coming her way.

123
123
28 days ago
Reply to  Ian

No, it’s not the same cause Serbia and Croatia didn’t exchange points in recent years.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
29 days ago
Reply to  123

Delusion. Also, enough with the bashing against Greece and Cyprus, it is an extremely stigmatising behaviour.

123
123
28 days ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Stigmatising? Lol, well THIS is delusion. And the Greece-Cyprus thing is just a fact.

Last edited 28 days ago by 123
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
29 days ago
Reply to  123

What Cyrpus and Greece do many times it’s wrong. But I can understand the exchange between those countries, at least 100% with the televoters. The juries should be more objective. For example, Tamta never deserved the 12 points from the Greek jury based on her performance. But the juries backed it up because they know Tamta as an artist (if you see, Tamta was the fave of 3 juries and second favourite of the other 2, while Lazarev was the fave of 2 and the second favourite of the other 3). Also, in 2018, Greece was so close to give… Read more »

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
29 days ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Speculations over speculations, there is literally no ground in guessing why did some jury member vote for this or that. I really don’t get how you can be so sure about your theories. If something, the support to Lazarev and Moldova shows the influence that Kontopoulos has. It is really sad to hear a Greek reproducing such theories about Foureira being mistreated by the jury because of her roots, with literally zero proof.

Giolo
Giolo
28 days ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Can’t understand the dislikes, your analysis is on point

Giolo
Giolo
29 days ago
Reply to  123

It’s not just that, it’s OGAE voting for the same kind of songs over and over + neighnour help… Juries at ESC are much different, they won’t give their top points to neighbours, even Tamara Todevska didn’t score that well in Balkan juries

Ian
Ian
29 days ago

12 to France and 10 to Croatia? I know these OGAE polls do not turn out to be fully accurate but I feel like the political bias seen here will be reflected in ESC as well lol.

Zisk
Zisk
29 days ago
Reply to  Ian

Yeah, that known political affiliation of the Serbs and the French…

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
29 days ago
Reply to  Zisk

Well, considering that she has roots in Serbia…

Ian
Ian
29 days ago
Reply to  Zisk

Barbara has Serbian roots……

Sot
Sot
29 days ago

Wow, Serbians got taste!

(Well, except for Croatia unfortunately, it’s out of my top 10 but the song is quite nice :/)

Grft
Grft
29 days ago

Bulgaria, Belgium and Ireland still having 0 point doesn’t make sense with my fantasy

kohen
kohen
29 days ago
Reply to  Grft

+1 for Bulgaria and Belgium

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
29 days ago

I’m not a big fan of the song but Bulgaria getting nothing to this point is a bit surprising. I mean, Serbia was a pretty safe bet to give them something, right?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
29 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Well, actually no. France would be a safe bet for Serbian 12 points, as she has Serbian roots (her surname is Piévic by the way). Then Croatia cause, Croatia you know. The only thing that surpises me is that ”El Diablo” is really famous among OGAE fanclubs (I will not be shocked if it finishes in the top 3 of the OGAE voting). The other points are kinda logic then.

Kas
Kas
29 days ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

Albania’s 24 points are locked for Swiss and Serbia’s 24 points are locked for France…for singers descent reasons.

Last edited 29 days ago by Kas
Colin
Colin
29 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I would definitely call Bulgaria severely underrated among hardcore fans, but there is a reason why they are still 5th in the betting odds. Victoria will create a moment loved by so many general audiences and the juries.

North Macedonia not getting anything from Serbia or Albania just cements their poor reception overall, though. Perhaps Bulgaria will grant them one point?

Kas
Kas
29 days ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s a sweet song…but the last that need to listen televoters, especially after one year of lockdown. Bookies need always some ‘hares’…

Esc addict
Esc addict
29 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Let me guess, they need to listen the Greece’s song only especially after one year of lockdown, I get it.
People don’t have to wait for the esc to listen to music, even during the lockdown they still could listen music and uptempo music if they wanted it was not forbidden it seems, so that covid and lockdown argument each time to justify an upbeat song is out, and you wouldn’t say the same thing if Greece sent a ballad this year for sure, so try another thing thank you.

Last edited 29 days ago by Esc addict
Kas
Kas
28 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Hello addict. Be my guest but please stop to think in one dimension.

Just for the types my votes goes to Iceland, Lithuania, San Marino, Croatia, Czech Rep. Romania, Denmark, Israel and Malta

and my ‘qualitative’ vote to Slovenia.

In your comment now. Not necessarily Greece (somewhere between 14th-8th place, in my opinion). I strongly believe that televoters will choose happy and catchy and trashy songs….and they have many options.

Yes France has an old fashioned qualitative song, but 2021 do not match for this entry (23-24 would be better years for this entry).

Last edited 28 days ago by Kas
Esc addict
Esc addict
28 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Hello, sorry but it seems you think in one dimension too in that case….
2021 do not match with it? Do you know what means timeless? But as you can’t listen it more than 3 sec I don’t understand why you keep talking about it again and again each time, you don’t like it, you’re not the target for this, ok so ignore it.
However the televoters can give as much points to “happy” uptempo songs as to ballads or more slow songs, there’s no rules for that.

Kas
Kas
28 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Yes I can’t boy…maybe I could after the end of pandemia…and for sure much more people (actually I like old french music) That’s why I said that unluckily this song don’t match to 2021. Could be a possible winner after 2-3 years.

Last edited 28 days ago by Kas
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
28 days ago
Reply to  Colin

I think the reality is something between the two extremes. I’d usually say that Bulgaria could rely on some jury points due to the type of song it is but there are a lot of jury-friendly songs this year and only so many points to go around. I’ve never seen a lot of televote appeal in it but definitely think it’ll do better than the OGAE is indicating. I’m not going to overreact and say that Bulgaria’s got a chance of NQing but my prediction of a 10-15th place in the final might’ve just gained some weight. On a side… Read more »

Colin
Colin
28 days ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I agree. Unless the performance is out of this world, I would predict top 10-15 more than top 5. However, the song personally speaks to me and I love it. I still understand that people might find it slightly too uneventful and in a lack of an ”oomph”. I just have little to no doubts that they will have a combined top 10 result in the semi. I don’t see this tanking. Sadly, I do see it underperforming in comparison with it’s current odds.

Last edited 28 days ago by Colin
Erasmus
Erasmus
29 days ago

Wait Bulgaria still has zero points?!?!

Doris
Doris
29 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Lol and I got downvoted any time I say this is so overrated and boring.

DanielLuis
DanielLuis
29 days ago
Reply to  Doris

Yeah, cause everyone knows the OGAE is a marquee for good taste.

Jamie
Jamie
29 days ago

10 points to Croatia, oh wow couldn’t make it more obvious

Tobias Andersen
Tobias Andersen
29 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

it’s not 12 and the song is easily in my top 5.

Giolo
Giolo
29 days ago

It may be in your top 5, but actually the song has not something special, it gets good score from Serbia only for being a neighbour and for being an upbeat dance song

Matt
Matt
29 days ago
Reply to  Giolo

But France getting 12 points because Barbara is of Serbian descent doesn’t justify that?!?
Oh please grow up, people have different taste than yours, accept it and move on.. besos

Last edited 29 days ago by Matt
Giolo
Giolo
29 days ago
Reply to  Matt

With the difference that France received high points from different countries and it is
not a song we heard thousand of times in Eurovision or out of it, while Croatia only a 3 points for now. Taste is subjective, ok, but don’t pretend like Tick Tock is not an usual generic disco song.

Jofty
Jofty
29 days ago
Reply to  Giolo

I have heard variations of the song a thousand plus times in Eurovision going back to 1956

Giolo
Giolo
29 days ago
Reply to  Jofty

The french chanson is a common genre, like every othe genres, the singers did not invent it of course, but no songs sound like Voilà at all, maybe they have the French touch, but nothing more. People keep on comparing Voilà with Edith Piaf or Patricia Kaas, but those songs have totally structures even if they aim to be liked by the same target. The lyrics is deep and well thought. I mean, Salvador was actually wrong with his speaking, but sometimes people are blind and I worry many think music is only fireworks, while for me everybody can enjoy… Read more »

Jofty
Jofty
28 days ago
Reply to  Giolo

It sounds very like N’Oubliez Pas to me, which had sincerity and which I actually liked. Perhaps I need an ear test!

Esc addict
Esc addict
28 days ago
Reply to  Jofty

Give us a break with your weird spirit.

Esc addict
Esc addict
28 days ago
Reply to  Jofty

And give us a break with your ridiculous argument, you keep repeating the same wrong things again and again about always about the same country, get a life maybe. Do you think it will help your beloved favourite to do that? Not at all and the worst thing is I’m pretty sure you think yes… Wow an article about France, go to quickly comment it badly, go to wish France to get the #2nd spot in the final and to flop hardly, go to say France song is outdated because you are unable to understand what timeless means and how… Read more »

123
123
29 days ago
Reply to  Giolo

And when wad the last time OGAE Serbia gave Croatia high amount of points? Stop being ridiculous.

Giolo
Giolo
29 days ago
Reply to  123

Everytime a country brings something upbeat/dance, OGAE votes that song regardless. Thanks God real results will be mich different. Less Sweden hate, less points to the extrahyped Cyprus, Croatia and Moldova

Matt
Matt
29 days ago
Reply to  123

Exactly this.. televoters will vote for Croatia, but Serbian jury is a different thing.. but anyway, we shall see..

West
West
29 days ago

So many great songs still without any points…

Mert
Mert
29 days ago

Serbia giving Barbara, which has Serbian roots, its first twelve points in OGAE voting…WOW

Tulilintu
Tulilintu
29 days ago
Reply to  Mert

Just as Greece will recieve 12p from The Netherlands, or Switzerland from Albania and we’ll see if Italy gets 12 from Denmark 😉

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
29 days ago
Reply to  Tulilintu

Greece recieved 2 points from the Netherlands by the way

Kas
Kas
29 days ago
Reply to  Tulilintu

Greece received already…2 points from Netherlands. Do not generalize things.

Last edited 29 days ago by Kas
Héctor
Héctor
29 days ago

Croatia 10, Cyprus 8 and San Marino 7. I just stopped reading there. OGAE voting at its best.

Last edited 29 days ago by Héctor
Giolo
Giolo
29 days ago
Reply to  Héctor

If you are ironic, you won it all for me

Ende
Ende
29 days ago

Albania’s 12 points to Switzerland and Serbia’s 12 points to France… That’s a tie 😛

Kristian
Kristian
29 days ago

Ok. Bulgaria can start worrying if the Serbian Televote blanks it!!!! Hopefully it won’t

Last edited 29 days ago by Kristian
Cacao
Cacao
29 days ago

What a surprise ! Barbara Pravi tells in a lot of interviews that she has serbian roots. Is it a vote by origin not by music.

Matt
Matt
29 days ago
Reply to  Cacao

And it is an amazing song.. maybe not in your opinion, but most people agree it is.. cheers

Kas
Kas
29 days ago
Reply to  Matt

No it isn’t. Its a typical 60ties France song.

Esc addict
Esc addict
29 days ago
Reply to  Kas

It doesn’t mean that the song can’ t be amazing. However, irrelevant argument coming from a person stanning a 80’s influence song… #biased

Last edited 29 days ago by Esc addict
Kas
Kas
28 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

No addict. Actually is in my 10th place. The difference is that 80ties are in fashion in music industry right now.

Mary
Mary
29 days ago
Reply to  Cacao

Ogae Albania gave 12 points to Switzerland because Gjon’s Tears is Albanian too. Did you make the same comment for him?

Darren
29 days ago

It’s so open this year.
The winner could basically be anyone. I certainly don’t expect the voting to be so homogeneous as it is with OGAE.
It will be pretty exciting.

Stephanie
Stephanie
29 days ago

Another shocker… Serbia giving 10 points to Croatia! Well, well, well,….

Colin
Colin
29 days ago
Reply to  Stephanie

What a shock! 😉 If both Tick Tick and Loco Loco qualify, I wonder where those 12 points from each will go. But it’s strictly a musical thing. 😉

DanyQueen
DanyQueen
29 days ago
Reply to  Stephanie

It kinda is, because serbian juries almost never give points to Croatia.

Chris
Chris
29 days ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Better voting each other than inter-fighting…

Doris
Doris
29 days ago
Reply to  Stephanie

This will be 12 in may.

Giolo
Giolo
29 days ago
Reply to  Doris

If it will qualify, it will still be either 10 or 12 imo