OGAE Song Contest 2021

The Second Chance results have yet to be published, but OGAE is already moving onto the second of its three annual Eurovision off-season polls. The competing songs for the OGAE Song Contest 2021 have been revealed — but who should win?

OGAE Song Contest 2021

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 OGAE UK is hosting the contest for a third consecutive year after Dua Lipa’s “Physical” took the top prize in 2020.

Voting is open to members of the OGAE fan clubs until 18 October and the official results are due on 31 October.

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, Indila and Dami Im.

The United Kingdom has had the most victories so far. Six of its seven wins have come in the last 12 years.

OGAE Song Contest 2021: Familiar faces

As always, there are many past Eurovision stars in the mix, including two winners — Helena Paparizou (Greece 2005) and Eimear Quinn (Ireland 1996). Other song contest alums include Sirusho (Armenia 2008), Damir Kedzo (Croatia 2020), Benjamin Ingrosso (Sweden 2018), Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013), Patrik Fiori (France 1993), Beth (Spain 2003), Miki Nunez (Spain 2019), Fyr og Flamme (Denmark 2021), Michelle (Germany 2001) and Maraaya (Slovenia 2015). Fans should also remember Erika Vikman from Finland’s UMK 2020. There are also lots of famous names from outside the Eurovision bubble including Tones & I, MNEK, Ana Moura, Kali Uchis and Gülsen.

Who should win the OGAE Song Contest 2021?

OGAE members will have their say over the coming weeks. And so can you. Who do you think should win the 2021 fan competition. Listen to all the songs in the playlist below and then vote for your favourites in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. So, make it count!

  1. Australia: Tones & I “Fly Away”
  2. Czech Republic: Aneta Langerova “Jak Krasne Je Byt Milovan”
  3. Turkey: Gülsen & Edis “Nirvana”
  4. Armenia: Sirusho “Es u Du”
  5. Croatia: Damir Kedzo “Nedodirljiva”
  6. Hungary: Honeybeast & Palya Bea “Ha Meghalok”
  7. Austria: Josh. “Expresso & Tschianti”
  8. Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso “Flickan På Min Gata”
  9. Serbia: Zoi “Jasno Mi Je”
  10. Ukraine: Tobizda “Ya Chotu Trampampam”
  11. Rest of the World: Kali Uchis “Telepatia”
  12. Latvia: Ivo Fomins “Diena Vai Nakts”
  13. Ireland: Eimear Quinn “Hibernia”
  14. Italy: Takagi & Ketra Ft Marco Mengoni & Frah Quintale “Venere e Marte”
  15. Greece: Helena Paparizou & Marseaux “Deja Vu”
  16. Russia: Jey “Nenormalnyj”
  17. Cyprus: Monsieur Doumani “Pissourin”
  18. Belgium: Camille “Vuurwerk”
  19. France: Patrick Fiori & Florent Pagny “J’y Vais”
  20. Finland: Erika Vikman “Syntisten Pöytä”
  21. Beth “Que Tremolin Els Arbres”
  22. Poland: Meskie Granie Orkiestra 2021 “I Ciebie Tez, Bardzo”
  23. Portugal Ana Moura “Andorinhas”
  24. United Kingdom: Joel Corry & MNEK “Head & Heart”
  25. North Macedonia: Lara “Za Nas”
  26. Spain: Miki Nunez “Me Vale”
  27. Denmark: Fyr og Flamme “Kamæleon”
  28. Germany: Michelle “Vorbei Vorbei”
  29. Slovenia: Maraaya “Dobr’ Gre”

What do you think of the selection? Did the OGAE clubs choose wisely? Who should win?

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Emily
Emily
1 month ago

I’m absolutely obsessed with Syntisten Pöytä, so Finland all the way! :p

Dida
Dida
1 month ago

The article is funny. Where is Beth from? Spain, I presume

Vanuatu
Vanuatu
1 month ago
Reply to  Dida

she is representing Andorra here

Loic Achaintre
1 month ago

La Macédoine du Nord c est trop beau

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

why do the uk and rotw keep sending smash hits with hundreds of millions of streams i- rooting for finland

Maybush
1 month ago

Isn’t the idea to send a popular song? If the UK, or other countries, sent popular songs from their major acts to Eurovision (Yes I know that would never happen) would that be fair? Eurovision is for lesser known artists, OGAE is for the best of the years music.

name*
name*
1 month ago

Tobizda? It’s Monritta o_O

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Voted for Helena, Miki and Fyr Og Flamme. Don’t call me this an ESC bias, I literally liked these 3 songs (actually Deja Vu slaps really hard)

Alvaro
Alvaro
1 month ago

Actually I’ve only heard and liked “Syntisten pöytä” before. But wouldn’t mind to listen to all of them. Can’t wait to hear about who won second chance.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

This Poland song is very strong imho

Kinga
Kinga
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Poland has soooo many fantastic artists with great songs. But only 3rd league singers are trying to get to ESC to get famous.

Cams
Cams
1 month ago

they had so much better songs for France. Songs from Gims, Vitaa et Slimane, or Kendji Girac are way better

CBL
CBL
1 month ago
Reply to  Cams

Same for Italy -.- Who choose these shi*?

Mark
Mark
1 month ago
Reply to  CBL

My god, Venere e Marte is terrible

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Eimear Quinn. This song should have been in Wiwi’s 1 – 100 of last year.