It’s congratulations to Australia! Members of the OGAE Eurovision fan clubs have crowned “Fly Away” from Tones and I the winner of the OGAE Song Contest 2021.

The result loosens the UK’s grip on the contest. For the first time in four years they haven’t won. Instead, they’re settling for a very respectable third place thanks to Joel Corry feat. MNEK – “Head and Heart”.

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.

You can watch the full show below.

OGAE Song Contest 2021 winner: Australia take it with “Fly Away”

As always, there were many past Eurovision stars in the mix, including two winners — Helena Paparizou (Greece 2005) and Eimear Quinn (Ireland 1996).

Other song contest alums included 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 will no doubt also remember Erika Vikman from Finland’s UMK 2020. There were also lots of famous names from outside the Eurovision bubble including Tones & I, MNEK, Ana Moura, Kali Uchis and Gülsen.

OGAE Song Contest 2021 Results

  1. Australia: Tones and I – “Fly Away” (172 points)
  2. Finland: Erika Vikman – “Syntisten pöytä” (164 points)
  3. United Kingdom: Joel Corry feat. MNEK – “Head and Heart” (150 points)
  4. France: Patrick Fiori and Florent Pagny – “J’y vais” (137 points)
  5. Italy: Takagi & Ketra feat. Marco Mengoni and Frah Quintale – “Venere e Marte” (129 points)
  6. Portugal: Ana Moura – “Andorinhas” (91 points)
  7. Denmark: Fyr og Flamme – “Kamæleon” (83 points)
  8. Belgium: Camille – “Vuurwerk” (83 points)
  9. Germany: Michelle – “Vorbei Vorbei” (82 points)
  10. Ireland: Eimear Quinn – “Hibernia” (81 points)
  11. Greece: Helena Paparizou – “Deja vu” (70 points)
  12. Spain: Miki Núñez – “Me vale” (49 points)
  13. Croatia: Damir Kedžo – ”Nedodirljiva” (48 points)
  14. North Macedonia: Lara – “Za nas” (46 points)
  15. Slovenia: Maraaya – “Dobr’ Gre” (42 points)
  16. Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – “Flickan på min gata” (42 points)
  17. Rest of the World (USA): Kali Uchis – “Telepatía” (39 points)
  18. Serbia: Zoi – “Jasno mi je” (30 points)
  19. Poland: Męskie Granie Orkiestra 2021 – “I Ciebie też, bardzo” (25 points)
  20. Andorra: Beth – “Que tremolin els abres” (24 points)
  21. Ukraine: TOBIZDA – “Ya hochu trampapa” (20 points)
  22. Armenia: Sirusho – “Es u Du” (16 points)
  23. Hungary: Honeybeast & Palya Bea – “Ha Meghalok” (15 points)
  24. Turkey: Gülşen & Edis – “Nirvana” (15 points)
  25. Cyprus: Monsieur Domani – “Pissourin” (10 points)
  26. Czech Republic: Aneta Langerová – “Jak krásné je být milován” (9 points)
  27. Latvia: Ivo Fomins – “Diena vai nakts” (7 points)
  28. Austria: Josh. – “Expresso & Tschianti” (3 points)
  29. Russia: Jey – “Nenormalny” (0 points)

 

 

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Efraim
Efraim
24 days ago

Second at UMK, second at the OGAE Second Chance and second at the OGAE Song Contest… The silver streak continues for Erika Vikman.

Meckie
Meckie
26 days ago

Most famous singer wins, like Dua Lipa again. Song quality, who cares? As long as a star wins. More predictable than Eurovision. Lol

DawidPodsiadloFan
DawidPodsiadloFan
26 days ago

“I Ciebie te?, bardzo” is my song of the year. Although it only placed at 19th but I absolutely love it. Love from China!

Rifki
Rifki
26 days ago

seems like the the UK OGAE community is better at picking songs than the BBC team. hopefully for 2022 it changes.

sam
sam
26 days ago

if tones and i ever represents australia at esc they should be kicked out of the contest sorry not sorry

Nils
Nils
26 days ago

You forgot about Ivo Fomins (Latvia 2004).

Jonas
Jonas
26 days ago

I don’t know why they still have the national language rule when the actual contest got rid of it over twenty years ago.

Jonas
Jonas
26 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

The winner isn’t even singing in an Australian accent.

Rifki
Rifki
26 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

well, for 2022 they will start to abolish it, and will merge their Song Contest and Video Contest into one.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
26 days ago

another triumph for the legend, tones and i ! she can’t stop winning ugh

Roodi
Roodi
26 days ago

taste also when is @hottopicsesc gonna come back i loved that account