OGAE Poll 2021: Belgium gives 12 points to Malta as voting reaches the halfway mark -- Switzerland, Malta and France are the current top 3

We’re halfway through! The 21st club to deliver their points in the Eurovision OGAE Poll 2021 — and the last club in the first half of voting — is OGAE Belgium. They award their douze points to Malta’s Destiny. The bookies’ favourite sits in second place overall thus far.

The 221 Belgian voters award their silver medal to current poll leader Switzerland. Gjon’s Tears picks up ten more points to extend his lead. Meanwhile, eight points go to Lithuania’s The Roop, who sit in fourth place overall.

Belgium also shared some liefde with the United Kingdom, awarding James Newman his first point of the season.

OGAE Poll 2021

Votes from OGAE Belgium

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

OGAE Poll 2021 leaderboard — 2 May

With voting at the halfway mark, Switzerland is in the lead, 25 points ahead of its closest competition. Malta sits in second place, with France close behind in third. Lithuania and San Marino round out the top five, with Cyprus close behind in sixth and Sweden, Italy, Azerbaijan and Ukraine completing the top ten. With the United Kingdom receiving its first points of the season, only 13 countries are left on zero points.

1. Switzerland — 194 points

2. Malta — 169 points

3. France — 162 points

4. Lithuania — 143 points

5. San Marino — 118 points

6. Cyprus — 106 points

7. Sweden — 59 points

8. Italy — 43 points

9. Azerbaijan — 40 points

10. Ukraine — 32 points

11. Croatia — 22 points

12. Romania — 18 points

13. Greece — 17 points

14. Iceland — 15 points

(=) Russia — 15 points

16. Serbia — 11 points

17. Finland — 10 points

(=) Denmark — 10 points

19. Norway — 9 points

(=) Israel — 9 points

21. Estonia — 4 points

22. Bulgaria — 3 points

(=) Belgium — 3 points

(=) Moldova — 3 points

25. Ireland — 2 points

26. United Kingdom — 1 point

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

The votes from OGAE Belgium are the last to be revealed in the first half of voting. The remaining OGAE Poll 2021 votes will be revealed on Friday 7 May in a grand video spectacle. Then, we will be able to crown a winner!

What do you think? Will Switzerland hold on to the lead? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Eurofan
Eurofan
2 months ago

I think this proves why I personally think the UK’s entry is being really overhyped by many in the eurovision bubble. This is the first point we have received. Some have said that it’s our best entry for many years. I beg to differ. I actually preferred last years effort, as well as Lucy Jones and Molly. I find it devoid of any musical soul. It goes for the conveyor belt Sigala et al dance beat. Also, his voice, which is actually very good, is autotuned to farcical levels. If this creeps into the top 15, I will be very,… Read more »

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
3 months ago

The Belgian OGAE voters were probably only from Waals-Brabant. If Belgians from every part of Belgium voted for the OGAE poll, Malta wouldn’t have gotten the 12 points (more like 8 or 7 points).

Zisk
Zisk
3 months ago

United Kingdom in 26th with 1 point. I thought OGAE was supposed to be unrealistic haha

Redarrow
3 months ago

Thank you from Malta

Didier
Didier
3 months ago

221 voters! Second largest vote after OGAE Spain I think? Good job! ??

Doris
Doris
3 months ago

If oddchecker would get hacked placing Georgia as the favorite then you would watch OGAE giving 12 points to Georgia.

Last edited 3 months ago by Doris
Nils
Nils
3 months ago
Reply to  Doris

I’m surprised you’re complaining. Aren’t you from Malta?

monica
monica
3 months ago

Those of you who are downgrading countries by bad comments and hate,you should all be ashamed of yourselves!!!!If you really love Eurovision,you support all artists,they need all the love whether you like the songs or not!!!At this time of this pandamic,spread good vibes,as if not everyone is suffering enough!!!It’s only a competition after all!!!Pfff….grow up all of you and Respect!!!!

Henry
Henry
3 months ago
Reply to  monica

Amen!

Doris
Doris
3 months ago
Reply to  monica

If you really love Eurovision you don’t want a winner only based on fake hype and agressive marketing
.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
3 months ago
Reply to  Doris

“fake hype”. The same “fake hype”, which like 75% of OGAE favorites of other years got and which eventually ended up in the top 5 anyways?

Last edited 3 months ago by GojoSatoru
monica
monica
3 months ago
Reply to  Doris

I love Eurovision!!!And are you some kind of expert about these accusations,if so please inform me!!!If not,I advice you to keep it to yourself.Whats wrong with marketing a song???Thats how it goes!!!If other countries don’t do it,its no ones fault,but dont blame the countries who do.

Henry
Henry
3 months ago
Reply to  monica

Girl,.. Why are all your comments so hysterical.. with all the exclamation marks??

monica
monica
3 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Cos I love doing them!!!!LOL…also am in menopause 😛

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
3 months ago

It’s obvious that ogaes following eachothers vote, you see Switzerland malta and france gets most top votes and Lithuania and san marino scoring high, ogaes votes similarity, lol lol lol…in Eurovision every country will send their votes before they are announced so no chance of copying eachother and no bookies and polls but performances counts

escape de
escape de
3 months ago

I’m so disappointed in my country (Germany). I think we will see a „0 points“ again

Nils
Nils
3 months ago
Reply to  escape de

Same here. I believe NDR must have thought that being polarizing is a good thing. But ‘Cake to bake 2.0’ simply doesn’t do the job.

Sanne
Sanne
3 months ago

I really didn’t want my country. to give 12 to Malta… c’mon fellow Belgians…. I’m happy we awarded a point to the UK tho

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
3 months ago
Reply to  Sanne

Your country isn’t giving 12 points to malta its ogae vote not real eurovision jury and public vote…don’t worry

Didier
Didier
3 months ago
Reply to  Sanne

Join the OGAE Belgium, it’s a nice fan club 😉 so you can vote also and change the final results 🙂

Kristian
Kristian
3 months ago

The thing is Malta , Lithuania , France have all voted and Switzerland have not. So essentially that 25 point lead is only a 15 point lead.

I’m glad Belgium gave points to UK. Embers is a good song.

3 countries in my Top 15 are yet to receive points now , Belgium(9) ,Slovenia(10) and Czech Republic(11)

Giolo
Giolo
3 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

Belgium got points, luckily 🙂

Kristian
Kristian
3 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

Thanks for making me notice. It skipped my attention .” Insert Ulrikke “

Vytautas
Vytautas
3 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

Actually, Lithuanian OGAE points will only be announced on May 7 along with the rest unpublished votes making your statement just a hypothetical theory: ogaeinternational.org/2021-ogae-poll-individual-club-results/

Kristian
Kristian
3 months ago
Reply to  Vytautas

I was talking with reference to Switzerland’s leads over its competitors. Lithuania is further away .

Also , I don’t really closely follow this vote . I missed Belgium getting points too .

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

OGAE clubs that give Malta 12 points should close. And y’all call yourselves Eurovision fans.

Carl
Carl
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

*yawn* all these hate comments are so tiring.

Y’all gonna swallow all your words today week when you see Malta’s staging 🙂

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago
Reply to  Carl

Can’t wait to see it not winning

Julian
Julian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

WHAT!? Malta truly deserves more than being in second.

Sanne
Sanne
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Yeah I agree. It does not deserve 12

Roodi
Roodi
3 months ago
Reply to  Sanne

it does

Doris
Doris
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

So true !

Fred
Fred
3 months ago

The worst 12 points…. To anyone else than that cheap ass Toy2 song…

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Fred

Try again. You can easily see the many differences between Toy and Je Me Casse. You know very well that they aren’t similar except for the message. Destiny isn’t making chicken noises or being crazy in order to get people’s attention. She’s a superstar that steals the show with her powerful performances, just like Barbara Pravi. They both have star quality. And for the ‘Voila’ stans that are coming at Destiny’s song, it’s surprising not to see you talking about Barbara currently supporting and appreciating it on Instagram. Really surprising. Barbara loves music, she’s not making difference like y’all whether… Read more »

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

I noticed you ignored the quality of Switzerland.

Also, Salvador’s comments were not harsh, they were spot on.

Julian
Julian
3 months ago
Reply to  Fred

dumbasss

Sot
Sot
3 months ago

I’m getting tired of OGAE, sorry

Ffs
Ffs
3 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Me too. And don’t be sorry .

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago

Since there are constant comments complaining about Malta getting points — and the other countries aren’t getting some, mysteriously — Imma cheer on the island cause it needs more support than ever. And it will get on nerves of some anti-Malta Karens here, so that would definitely be a satisfying thing to do.

Come thruuuuu Belgium!! Thx for the 12 points Belgian fans ! You betta work!

Last edited 3 months ago by Ellen
Escfan
Escfan
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

Tell them Ellen.

ESCb
ESCb
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

Go ahead, love! Say it louder for the people in the back!

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  ESCb

Imma be honest, I’ve been criticized — sometimes fairly and sometimes not — and bashed a lot for defending Malta and Destiny. So, I appreciate a lot your support.

Kristian
Kristian
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

I’ve only criticized you for criticizing critique and making random assumptions.

hgfjd
hgfjd
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

YES! You go Ellen!!

Darren
3 months ago

Finally something for UK! Good work OGAE Belgium

Garbo
Garbo
3 months ago

Yay! A point for the UK!! Feels like real Eurovision xD

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago

Conclusion, also OGAE Belgium (my country) has no taste!!!

Last edited 3 months ago by Stephanie
Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

The frustration is real. Their taste doesn’t represent yours. And yours doesn’t represent theirs. Respect the choices other people are making. You’re just sounding like a narrow-minded girl right now. Also, since you have taste, don’t be shy to share with us which countries have the greatest ESC entries this year. I’m curious to know em.

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

Since you know me so well, you should know by now!

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

I don’t remember well tbh. Cause every time I’m reading a comment of yours, you’re complaining about Malta or Cyprus getting points. Your negativity prevails so often in your comments that I don’t remember well which entries you like. But you surely love the Belgian one. Obvious guess. And I think you also supported Italy or Lithuania. I forget. Feel free to share to all of the other eurofans — including myself — that have no taste since we’re loving the Maltese and the Cypriot entries, which are this year qualitative ESC entries ? Cause we wanna know em from… Read more »

SeNhiT
SeNhiT
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

SLAY ELLEN SAY IT LOUDER FOR STEPHANIE AND ALL THE MALTESE HATERS

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

My choice for Belgium is obvious? Do you honestly believe that I like every single entry of Belgium? Or Sweden for that matter? Do you honestly think that I’m the only one who does not like your precious Malta? Many here wrote way more worse things about Malta than I did. And some have even commented on Destiny herself. Which I never did, by the way. And there’s something like freedom of speech and it’s nowhere stated that you are required to read all the comments. Oh yes, and Lithuania… hmmm, not that much either…

Last edited 3 months ago by Stephanie
Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

It was an assumption of mine. I was just dealing with this year Hooverphonic song, not all the Belgian entries. So, do you like your 2021 country’s entry or not ? You’re not the only one, I’m well aware of that. But you’re one of the few that are always keeping complaining about Malta in OGAE-related articles. When you say once that you don’t like when Malta is getting points or that you don’t agree with the OGAE branches rewarding the island with some top points, we get it. But you’re doing the same thing on various articles it’s annoying… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

Seriously? I have not commented on Malta in a long time. And in answer to your question :YES I like the song of Belgium. The first time since 2018! And don’t accuse me of favoritism towards Belgium now,will you. And the last time I liked a song of my birth country, Sweden, was in 2014,i think.

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

I also know very well that you haven’t said anything bad about Destiny. You didn’t come at her for her weight and clothes like Im so fab and Doris. And I didn’t highlighted that on my first comment.

You’re indeed free to say what you want on that website, but doesn’t mean that you’re free to disrespect people opinion and decisions when they’re loving the Maltese entry — which is exactly what you’ve done by stating that the Belgian OGAR branch had no taste. That’s an unpleasant and disrespectful comment to make.

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

I’m going to tell you something that might shock you. But I really liked Destiny’s song last year, I really did. And together with the singer of Slovenia, sorry I forgot her name, I think Destiny will be the best performer. I’m actually sure of it

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

It’s interesting to know, but I don’t get what it has to do with my answer. And another thing that might shock you. Y’all can easily guess that I love Destiny so much, but she wasn’t even in my top 10 last year. Her song was way too classical and deja vu for me. If I’m defending it this year, it is because I really adore it. Not because I’m from Malta — as many people assumed about me — or because I’m obese etc. I do enjoy ‘Je Me Casse’ song for a lot of reasons, it is my… Read more »

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

To be honest with you, my goal with my comments is to make you realize that you have to respect other people tastes, Stephanie. You don’t seem to be a bad girl. You just have to know that your words can hurt people feelings. How would you feel if you were loving a song and an user were stating that people that were liking the song you loved had no taste ? That’s not a pleasing thing to say and especially to hear from somebody. So choose carefully and with wisdom the words you could post, that way you won’t… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Ellen
Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

You brought up Malta in this discussion, not me!!! And spread hate? Please tell me where I did it?

Last edited 3 months ago by Stephanie
Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

I’m not dumb, Stephanie. You’re not gonna tell me that your comment was aiming at Lithuania and France instead of Malta ? Taking into consideration the previous negative comments you’ve written about the song ?

And I didn’t write that you were spreading hate. It was seNhiT, not me.

Henry
Henry
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

Go Ellen!! Attack as much people here at this forum as you can!! You say something bad about Destiny / Malta? well… BOOM!! Ellen is here to tell you how to behave and tells you what to say or not…. get a life Girl…

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Henry

Not the first one to tell me to get a life. Be more creative with your critiques, new Ellen fan. And yes, I’m defending Malta, but I’m not coming at every single person that is disliking the country’s song. You can check all my comments. You’ll also notice that I also defend Bulgaria’s one, the Switzerland one — while I’m not a big fan of it, France entry, the OGAE branches, the ESC jury or Wiwibloggs. You only see me as a bad person posting comments attacking people, but you don’t see/notice the positive stuff I’ve also posted here. I’m… Read more »

Didier
Didier
3 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Join the club and give good taste to our top 10 😉

Riv5n
3 months ago

If Malta wins this i swear to god just send another female singer singing about women empowerment and there you have it free win guys !

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
3 months ago
Reply to  Riv5n

Oversimplifying. If it was only about the message, then Russia or Latvia would also be on top. Malta is much more than just a message. And much better than a wannabe Arcade.

Riv5n
3 months ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

True ! But they are not plus sized singers so they dont fit in the “minorities” category.

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

You forgot one important thing. You have to be overweight. Therefore Russia and Latvia don’t count.

Last edited 3 months ago by Jamie
Carina
Carina
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

I agree, this message is so boring after Netta’s Toy, and wanna be arcade is overrated as well. I think if people are ready for changes, the most important message this year should be selflove and contenders to win: Lithuania and Romania.

Ellen
Ellen
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

I’m a 130-kg woman, and reading such comments like yours is disappointing. Do you really think that people are cheering on Destiny because she’s a big girl ? That’s not the case. We love her song, her personality and her singing skills. Is that so hard for y’all to realize that ?

Riv5n
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

What im trying to say is that she’ll eventually appeal more to people because she is part of the social minorities category, besides being super talented and that is a fact. C’mon guys we all know how macedonia did back in 2019 with the same message

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
3 months ago
Reply to  Ellen

After this discussion turned to be about weight, I simply rest my case.

Sot
Sot
3 months ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

You actually have a good point but there’s also a catchy instrumental, a “not your baby” instead of a “not your toy” and similar song ingredients (verse-verse-chorus) that the two songs have in common…

Last edited 3 months ago by Sot
Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
3 months ago
Reply to  Sot

And 2 really different singers, different genre, different aesthetic.

In the meantime Switzerland just changes the language and gets a free pass, just because the fandom is ready to accept everything from “quality” entries.

Sot
Sot
3 months ago
Reply to  Whoareyou?

The only difference I can find (besides the different countries lol) is the Israeli instruments in ‘Toy’ and the Swedish production in ‘Je Me Casse’

Doris
Doris
3 months ago
Reply to  Riv5n

And Size+ then it’s the Jackpot

Nathan
Nathan
3 months ago
Reply to  Doris

What’s size got to do with it? If you look at Eurovision winners through the years, there are very few that can be considered “Size+”. Don’t be so judgemental.

mark dowd
mark dowd
3 months ago

six to seven songs are consistently favoured by Ogae (and Infe) this year. Polls are driving odds and not vice versa. All to change after 3 May..after we see some staging.

saga
saga
3 months ago

None of the top 3 disasters, happiness group Italy, Lithuania or Iceland, are tired of copies. Quality needs to change.

Sot
Sot
3 months ago
Reply to  saga

Ok, I’m seeing many people hating on Gjon and Destiny but why Barbara?? Her song is beautiful!

Fan eurovision
Fan eurovision
3 months ago

5 point belgium for France what ?

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
3 months ago
Reply to  Fan eurovision

I guess ogae belgium mistly consists out of flemish people xD. They’ll definitely score between 8-12 points in the televote on the night itself.

Ende
Ende
3 months ago
Reply to  Fan eurovision

Why are you surprised ? Belgians hate French people. I am actually surprised they gave that many points. Worth a first place.

Esc addict
Esc addict
3 months ago
Reply to  Ende

Lol you’re even worst than I thought….. you are an hater and you think everybody is the same. Go to support your Italy and let the others in peace. Ciao.