Let the music play…and the music videos too! The OGAE Video Contest 2021 has arrived and with it the chance to feast your eyes and ears on some of the hottest pop around the world. For the uninitiated, this is a virtual event held annually between the numerous OGAE branches. It’s similar to the OGAE Song Contest, but the emphasis is on music videos.

This year’s edition is being hosted by Sweden. It won last year’s contest thanks to Agnes and her work “Fingers Crossed” — a mystical video that dove into the struggle between the sun and the moon.

The contest aims to highlight the visual aspects of songs, namely their music videos, as well as promote national music and diversity. Previous winners have included Myléne Farmer, Stromae, Via Gra, Coldplay, LOBODA and Loïc Nottet.

While the contest isn’t restricted to Eurovision acts, there are still Eurovision stars who have won the nomination from their country’s OGAE group.

Among the Eurovision alums you’ll instantly recognise are Eleni Foureira, Lozano, Hovig, and Iveta Mukuchyan. The class of 2021 is represented by Albina, chosen by OGAE Croatia for her summer single “La La Love”. We’re also loving that Russia has gone for “Moustache” — a song that features their Eurovision 2020 act Little Big alongside Eurovision 2018 winner Netta Barzilai from Israel.

Eurofans will also be sending love to some national final favourites including Anis Don Demina, Brooke, NEEC and Achille Lauro.

OGAE Video Contest 2021 – nominees

  1. Greece: “Aeraki (To thiliko)” Eleni Foureira
  2. Poland: “Słodkości” Teresa Werner
  3. Serbia: “Dabogda propao” Milica Pavlović
  4. Belgium: “Fever” Dua Lipa feat. Angèle
  5. North Macedonia: “Vardare” Lozano
  6. Sweden: “Flaggan i topp” Anis Don Demina
  7. Rest of the World: “High heels” John Duff
  8. Cyprus: “An diliazo, min thimonis” Hovig
  9. France: “Nous” Julien Doré
  10. Russia: “Moustache” Little Big & Netta
  11. Latvia: “Tu man esi” Ivo Fomins
  12. Estonia: “Head out of the water” NOËP
  13. United Kingdom: “What’s your pleasure?” Jessie Ware
  14. Czech Republic: “AIM” Daniell
  15. Croatia: ”La La Love” Albina
  16. Portugal: “Something trivial” NEEV
  17. Ukraine: “GUMA” Onuka
  18. Hungary: “Hogyha lejönnél” Pál Péter
  19. Germany: “Wer wenn nicht wir” Wincent Weiss
  20. Australia: “Say Something” Kylie Minogue
  21. Italy: “Mille” Fedez, Achille Lauro and Orietta Berti
  22. Armenia: “Tur patjar” Iveta Mukuchyan
  23. Malta: “Over” Brooke
  24. Turkey: “B.S.G.” BEGE & Emir Taha

Who should win the 2021 OGAE Video Contest?

Only OGAE members can participate in the official OGAE Video Contest vote, but which videos are your favourites? Have your say by voting in our unofficial poll. You can vote for as many videos as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!

 

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Alex
Alex
1 month ago

lol at Belgium picking a Dua Lipa song…

Agumon
Agumon
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I would have preferred a full Belgian act for Belgium, but it’s also pretty common Eurovision practice. Cyprus hasn’t sent a Cypriot artist in YEARS, Azerbaijan has literally never sent a song written by an Azeri, and tons of countries buy their song from Sweden every year. And I’m talking about the real contest here, not this OGAE thing that no one cares about.

Last edited 1 month ago by Agumon
Croatia
Croatia
1 month ago

Every time I watch Lozano’s music video for the song Vardare I am moved by this clip and my tear is falling

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
1 month ago

belgium is shameless for sending fever where angèle isn’t even credited as the main artist i-

Stan
Stan
1 month ago

Kylie Minogue – Say Something

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Stan

I love the song, but the video is too like Goldfrapp.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

But … what could possibly be wrong about imitating Goldfrapp? ‘Train’ was one of the best songs of this century.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

There’s nothing wrong with Goldfrapp, just give them the prize – not Kylie.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Ah, okay, I see. Yeah, that’s a good point.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Stan

At first listen, it isn’t anything noteworthy. But it’s really got this special quality that, with each new spin, it just keeps getting better and better.

Also, I just love that Kylie’s music appears to mature with her age. It’s nowhere near the Madonna disgrace of trying to act like a 20 year old while heading towards your 70th birthday.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Madonna is 63, and confident in enough in her body to act however she wants. There’s nothing disgraceful in that.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sure, she’s free to do whatever pleases her. But at some point, it’s getting a bit ridiculous and just unnecessarily hurts her legacy. I think she’d be well advised to tone it down a little. She should rather head in the direction of songs like ‘Nothing fails’ or ‘Miles away’, instead of singing stuff like ‘*****, I’m Madonna’. And perhaps just grab an acoustic guitar and simply sing, instead of trying all this overblown extravaganza.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Her legacy is about teaching people not to conform, to be themselves. There’s no reason for that to stop just because she’s in her sixties.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Well … her own son would beg to differ.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

Also … I don’t mean to disrespect her, but when has she ever been herself? She basically invented the concept of reinventing one’s persona with each new album.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

None of that changes the fact that 63-year-old women can wear what they like. What exactly is disgraceful about that?

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Her own sake is the reason she should start to act her age. Else she inevitably keeps on becoming a laughing stock. And that’s simply a shame for someone with such merits.

Nils
Nils
1 month ago
Reply to  Nils

And as I’ve written before: she can do whatever she likes to do, sure. But listening to your inner voice can obviously go horribly wrong at times (although I also rather suppose she only acts like that because she thinks that’s what her fans expect from her).

All I’m saying is that she isn’t really well-advised to still behave like that.

Babes
Babes
1 month ago

Foureira’s video is something we’ve seen many times before! i.e. Gaga’s ARTPOP

vetrina
vetrina
1 month ago

Jessie Ware’s ‘What’s Your Pleasure? (Dance Video)’ is FIERCE and sexy af!

Kinga
Kinga
1 month ago

Poland wtf? It’s hilarious xD

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Teresa only of course

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

France should have picked Clara Luciani’s “Le reste” as their entry. My favourite non-Eurovision song this year, with a wonderfully Jacques Demy video – give it a try, people. I hope Clara represents France in the actual contest someday.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I looove “la Grenade” too!

Toinasse
Toinasse
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Tbh the choice of Julien Doré with this song is kinda weird, it barely had any popularity in France.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Dua Lipa feat Angèle for me.

Alexxa
Alexxa
1 month ago

Teresa Werner Queen.It should represent at esc 2022

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

Why is Dua Lipa representing Belgium?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

She’s probably collaborating with a Belgian artist

Bella
Bella
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

« Feat. Angèle », those are the words spelled out right next to « Dua Lipa ».

Rich
Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  Bella

So Belgium chose someone who doesn’t even sing lead on the song. That’s pretty pathetic.

Agumon
Agumon
1 month ago
Reply to  Rich

I think if given the choice, Dua Lipa would totally prefer representing Belgium over the UK… Considering the cr*p the UK has sent to Eurovision in recent years and their track records, I wouldn’t want to be associated with that.

(Calm down, I’m joking ;)).

Joseph
Joseph
1 month ago

Only Teresa Werner !

Last edited 1 month ago by Joseph
Kinga
Kinga
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph

Poland made a great joke choosing her xD