OGAE Poll 2021: Australia gives 12 points to Lithuania

It’s time to go down under! The next batch of results in the OGAE Poll 2021 come from OGAE Australia. They award their douze points to Lithuania’s The Roop. The “Discoteque” singers currently sit in fourth place overall, behind France and ahead of San Marino.

In second place with the club of 113 voters is Malta’s Destiny. The bookies’ favourite picks up ten more points. Meanwhile, the current poll leader Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears picks up eight points.

OGAE Poll 2021

Votes from OGAE Australia

  • Lithuania — 12 points
  • Malta — 10 points
  • Switzerland — 8 points
  • Ukraine — 7 points
  • San Marino — 6 points
  • France — 5 points
  • Cyprus — 4 points
  • Iceland — 3 points
  • Italy — 2 points
  • Ireland — 1 point

OGAE Poll 2021 leaderboard — 26 April

With OGAE Australia’s votes, there are no changes at the top of the leaderboard. Switzerland still remains at the top, with Malta in second and France in third. Lithuania and San Marino round out the top five, while Ukraine pushes Croatia out of the top ten. But with many more OGAE clubs yet to deliver their votes, it’s still all to play for.

1. Switzerland — 142 points

2. Malta — 114 points

3. France — 107 points

4. Lithuania — 89 points

5. San Marino — 81 points

6. Cyprus — 75 points

7. Sweden — 48 points

8. Italy — 41 points

9. Azerbaijan — 33 points

10. Ukraine — 25 points

11. Croatia — 22 points

12. Iceland — 15 points

13. Romania — 13 points

14. Greece — 12 points

15. Serbia — 11 points

16. Israel — 9 points

17. Russia — 8 points

(=) Finland — 8 points

19. Denmark — 5 points

20. Estonia — 4 points

21. Bulgaria — 3 points

(=) Norway — 3 points

23. Ireland — 2 points

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 anybody overtake Switzerland? Let us know in the comments below.

Read more OGAE Poll 2021 news here

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Viktorz
Viktorz
11 days ago

I think I agree with Australian votes except that I moved Malta to #4.

Vita
Vita
12 days ago
whether you believe it or not. but Lithuania happiness
Vita
Vita
12 days ago
Thanks Australia, has good taste
Last edited 12 days ago by Vita
Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
12 days ago

its been 6 years, get over it

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
12 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

ok

Last edited 12 days ago by Ashton Schier
Whisker
Whisker
12 days ago

I’m so happy for The Roop getting this recognition! Nobody there is with their heads upside-down after all! #whiskerofoz

Nati
Nati
12 days ago

Ahhh my faves got 12 points from Australia! Awesome! Go The Roop boys! <3

Doddie
Doddie
12 days ago

Ireland coming up there on the rails !!!?

Last edited 12 days ago by Doddie
Nils
Nils
12 days ago

Who cares?

Vytautas
Vytautas
12 days ago

Well then, darling, why don’t you see any problem with Asian countries such as Cyprus and Israel participating?

Fionn
Fionn
12 days ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Cyprus lmao Cyprus is very much in Europe. the only two countries not in Europe are Israel and Australia. the caucasus and Kazakhstan are also in Europe

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Fionn

Kazakhstan is not in Europe.

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Vytautas

Back to school…run run!

Vytautas
Vytautas
12 days ago
Reply to  Kas

Say wut?”Cyprus – island, geographically part of Asia (Middle East), is located about 80 km (50 mi) south of the coast of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and east of Greece.” Now if we’re talking about political and cultural position, yes, Cyprus is indeed in Europe, but then hey – so is Australia for the same exact reasons. See, unlike you, I am well aware of geography and I was only stating a fact. And a fact it is – Cyprus geographically is in Asia, not Europe. You don’t come in Ireland stating… Read more »

Vytautas
Vytautas
12 days ago
Reply to  Vytautas

I was pointing a sarcastic comparison: if A and B have C, why don’t you put both in D (if Cyprus and Australia only have political, cultural and economic ties with Europe, why one is okay to say is located in Europe and the other is not when in reality neither of them are in Europe)? I really don’t get why do you get so triggered and having a hard time to learn geography. I mean, some Lithuanians don’t like to be associated with Eastern Europe, and some of them tend to see us as a part of the Northern… Read more »

Sot
Sot
13 days ago

Australians=taste

Sot
Sot
13 days ago
Reply to  Sot

Well, kind of, at least

Kas
Kas
12 days ago
Reply to  Sot

Lol

Rick
Rick
13 days ago

-Jamala: “Is Australia, Europe or Oceania?”
-EBU: “Europe, of course!”

Efraim
Efraim
12 days ago
Reply to  Rick

To quote Graham Norton, “we use the term ‘European’ very loosely.”

Jamie
Jamie
13 days ago

Finally a country with taste.

Nati
Nati
13 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Totally ! 🙂

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

You’re happy with that voting only when Lithuania is getting 12 points but bashes the others that are voting for other countries ? Bias and hypocrisy at its finest.

Last edited 12 days ago by Ellen
Jamie
Jamie
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Ellen, you’re cancelled.

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Jamie

Already said by two other people here. Tell me something new now… and not biased this time

Denis
Denis
13 days ago

You might think OGAE is silly but they aren’t to far off. Yes it’s fan-clubs voting for what they like, nothing more, but it gives a hint to which songs are favourites. And they usually never are to far off. Three time their winner was the eventual winner and most of the years the winner is found in the OGAE top 5, while the OGAE winner usually ends up doing well too.
Only exception was 2008 and 2011 where the winners wasn’t in top 10 but those years were weird..

Kim
Kim
13 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Australia OGAE is usually very similar to the actual televote.

Preuss
Preuss
13 days ago

Just reading through the comments, and I just wanted to point out that Australia might be the only country in Eurovision that votes “independently” so to say – and for obvious reasons, because newsflash, they have no neighbors in Eurovision! A quick look through the results of their juries and public since 2015 shows this. I mean, sure the Australian jury awarded Sweden 12 points in 2015, 2018, and 2019 but they blanked/gave next to no points to Sweden in 2016 and 2017 so it’s impossible to point out jury-bias here because they actually didn’t vote for Sweden. Also, they… Read more »

Ellen
Ellen
13 days ago
Reply to  Preuss

If a national jury supports the Swedish entry it’s bias ? I honestly don’t get the point of all the backlash the country is getting every year. It’s incredible. Sounds like a lot of people want Sweden to fail at Eurovision just for their very own little pleasure. I don’t get people like that.

Preuss
Preuss
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Trust me, I’m one of those defending Sweden and juries in Eurovision. I think people get carried away too much some times

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Preuss

Really ? Doesn’t seem like you’re defending it over there. Like not at all.

If the last Swedish acts were carried away by the previous juries, don’t you think that it was simply because they were professional from head to toe, from A to Z ? Most of the juries are professionals of the mudic industry and aren’t familiar with the contest. Every eurofan knows that the Swedish entries abd performances are professional, (often too) polished etc. And that’s what is served to us every year. But it’s not the same thing for the juries, that are new annually.

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Here’s how you defend Sweden

Preuss
Preuss
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

lmao, read my post and my statement.

Derek
Derek
13 days ago

This is not meant as hate, but can someone explain why people gravitate towards Lithuania, I have trouble seeing it. The lyrics are not very creative and the dance… I guess its a happy song but Id rather see another bop receive the same praise. On Fire was really good, and its a shame Eurovision got cancelled but that should not guarantee that they’re favorites again.

Doris
Doris
13 days ago

Is there a rule at OGAE that the country leading (manipulating for this year) the odds should be in their top 3 ?

Fred
Fred
13 days ago

Yaaassss!! Go Lithuania <3

Grft
Grft
13 days ago

Nice top for once

Last edited 13 days ago by Grft
ESC 21
13 days ago

Ukraine in top 10, no way

kir
kir
13 days ago

Seems like Australian audience (in general and the OGAE membersl) does appreciate entries with techno elements. Giving 10 points to Hatari in 2019 and now the douze-points to Lithuania and 7 points to Ukraine is not a coincidence.

Kinda surprised with Sweden missing out top 10 from Down Under. Even Benjamin Ingrosso received 3 points back in 2018 (and we all know how it ended for him).

Giolo
Giolo
13 days ago
Reply to  kir

Frans got 0 points from Australian public back in 2016

Denis
Denis
12 days ago
Reply to  Giolo

Frans also didnt get any points from the Australian jury in Melodifestivalen 2016. Nor in ESC. But we all know what happened…

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
13 days ago

Does OGAE reveal the full results? Cause I’m curious about many countries with great songs that get Very few points

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
13 days ago

It’s obvious which 6 countries OGAE overhypes this year. The others are lucky to get any points here, so at the end we should stop giving attention to a rigged poll like this one.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
13 days ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

So because you disagree with, it’s rigged?

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
13 days ago

Not rigged, but definitely really “let’s fit in to the odds”.

Andrew
Andrew
13 days ago

I’m sure Lithuania will get 12 points from Australia in actual ESC also

Last edited 13 days ago by Andrew
Darren
13 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

From the televote probably but the Aussie juries always go Sweden.

Esc fan
Esc fan
13 days ago
Reply to  Darren

They did give 12 points to the UK in 2017 though.

Darren
13 days ago
Reply to  Esc fan

Fair point actually! Forgot about that. Think that was the only time that they deviated from the status quo though lol

kir
kir
13 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Not the only one. 2016. Zero points to Sweden (both juries and televoting, 23rd and 20th respectively), 4 points to the UK (both juries and televoting), 12 points to Belgium (both juries and televoting). An exceptional match!

Eugenie
Eugenie
13 days ago

Happy to see Ukraine and Lithuania here. They worth doing well.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
13 days ago

Lithuania? Are we still doing the Vitas meme?

AmberLynx
AmberLynx
13 days ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Vitas’ career is over Dear…maybe in China….The Roop does not need to do a meme of a singer he doesn’t appreciate at all…

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
13 days ago
Reply to  AmberLynx

Well yeah, I dont disagree, of course his career is over, after all that “quirky” product that Lithuania tries to serve is literally so 2016.

Jamie
Jamie
13 days ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

Who is Vitas again?

Kristian
Kristian
13 days ago

Go leslie !!!

Stephanie
Stephanie
13 days ago

I’m a little surprised that the UK didn’t get anything.

Erasmus
Erasmus
13 days ago

I think San Marino will do much worse than expected juries won’t like it all especially because it will have tacky staging – there is no way it will get top 10. I actually think it will finish around where Serhat finished.

Boreal
Boreal
13 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Speak for yourself

John
13 days ago
Reply to  Boreal

They did. They said “I think.” Twice.

Erasmus
Erasmus
13 days ago
Reply to  John

thank you:)

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
13 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Indeed, but the same is for Ukraine and Cyprus, I think.

Last edited 13 days ago by GojoSatoru
Rifki
Rifki
13 days ago

well, I will not get mad if Swizzie wins, but I just prefer a more-upbeat song to win (Malta maybe, or the Lithies, or San Marino?).
*
P.S. sorry if I use too many diminutives.

Kim
Kim
13 days ago
Reply to  Rifki

It’s hard to determine what will win and do well with televote this year. With restrictions, people will not be watching at parties, events, pubs etc and more likely to be at home watching on tv. In these cases, the buzz and energy will not connect as much as if you are enjoying the contest with friends. The energy of the audience will not show through either as there’s no big live audience. Also this year with the live streaming of Glastonbury on the same night, the casual audience may not be engaged as past years. Whatever happens, it will… Read more »

Redarrow
13 days ago
Reply to  Rifki

Hell yes.

Darren
13 days ago

Thank you Australia for the other point. Nice to see Ukraine getting deserved recognition too.

Kristian
Kristian
13 days ago
Reply to  Darren

You’re Irish or a fan ?

Darren
13 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

Both lol

Kristian
Kristian
13 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Aargh ! Then you are no use. I need people in semi 1 who can actually vote for Ireland 🙁

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Kristian

I’m doing the same lol harassing my family in Australia to vote for us in semi 1, and to tell their friends lol

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

as an Australian, dont worry I will be voting for Lesley on the night. lets hope u guys vote for Montaigne lmao

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Montaigne will definitely be getting my vote, love that song.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

tasteeee

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

I try, I try lmao

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

There won’t be any legitimacy to Lesley’s vote if you harrass your family for voting Ireland. They have to vote for her only because they love her song but also because they will love her future performance in Rotterdam, not because she’s Irish or cause you’re begging them to do it. Otherwise it would be a diaspora voting, and Lesley’s vote would have no value. I hope that it’s not what you want ?

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Yeah Ellen I’m THAT powerful that I can influence the votes of an entire country.

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

That’s not what I meant and highlighted. But nvm, that wasn’t important anyway.

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Do you think I threatened my family with death if they didn’t vote for Ireland or something? It was clearly a joke. Said it to them anecdotally. But whatever…..

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Can’t have any confirmation… but whatever.

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

I don’t think Lesley would be happy to know she’s receiving votes only because she’s Irish or because people were told to vote for her. She deserves better than that.

Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

Yes because that doesn’t happen in Eurovision does it Ellen?
It’s something she’s actively encouraged (anecdotally) too.

Ellen
Ellen
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

I know you’re well aware of that, but just don’t do that — if you had the will to do it. Lesley sounds like a lovely person that is really passionate about flying the flag for Ireland and represent it at the contest, she deserves to receive fair and true votes in May. That’s all I have to say.

Last edited 12 days ago by Ellen
Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Ellen

K