Excited about Eurovision 2022? Then grab yourself a seat and get ready for the first points of the annual OGAE poll – where fans around the world cast their votes for their favourite acts in this year’s contest.

On Sunday, OGAE France shared the first results of the OGAE poll 2022…and it’s amazing news for the host country. Italy’s Mahmood and Blanco are the first to win a set of douze points this season with their contemporary and emotional song “Brividi

OGAE France named Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs their second favourite, awarding “Hold Me Closer” 10 points. In the third spot it’s another ballad — The Netherlands’ S10 and her song “De Diepte“. Yes, it’s a run of ballads at the top.

OGAE Poll 2022

Votes from OGAE France

  • Italy – 12 points
  • Sweden – 10 points
  • The Netherlands – 8 points
  • United Kingdom – 7 points
  • Poland – 6 points
  • Spain – 5 points
  • Finland – 4 points
  • Norway – 3 points
  • Austria – 2 points
  • Ukraine – 1 point

France’s votes aligned very closely with current betting odds. Both Italy and Sweden are in the top three favourites to win Eurovision along with front-runner Ukraine. France’s fourth pick — the UK — is frequently among the Top 4 with various betting houses.

Will the OGAE poll 2022 predict the winner of Eurovision 2022?

The OGAE poll winner doesn’t always predict the future winner of Eurovision. For example, last year, Malta’s Destiny Chukunyere won the OGAE Poll, but placed out of the top 5 in Eurovision 2021. In previous years, they’ve often chosen favourites who ultimately stayed in the semi-finals, as occurred in 2013 when OGAE Poll 2013’s runner-up Valentina Monetta failed to secure a spot in the final for San Marino. However, the organisation does often place future Eurovision winners on their podium. In 2018, they correctly predicted victory for Israel’s Netta. Take the results with a hefty pinch of salt!

Over the next few weeks, the remaining OGAE groups will announce their points in this year’s poll to determine their Eurovision winner. Stay tuned because by the end of April we will know which singer and song is this year’s fan favourite to win Eurovision 2022.

So far, only OGAE France has released their points. This means that there are 42 other clubs that will reveal their votes soon, so anything can change!

What do you think? Who do you think will win the OGAE poll 2022? Let us know in the comments below!

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Matty
Matty
5 months ago

I am sure Germany receives zero points in this poll. On the other side, INFE poll started, too and the first country which gave their points was the Czech Republic and Germany received two points.

Last year Germany received zero points in the OGAE poll.

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
5 months ago

Last year I predicted top 3 right. While bookies polls were different. I don’t find polls bookies reliable. e.g. OGAE is fan based, they don’t take into consideration perfornance, vocal etc. Since it is song contest I use my experience of watching Eurovision for long time and that I know musical taste of viewers. Also I take into consideration the popularity, the contender, contemporary, the lyrics the music of the song and then I combine my favourites and my prediction equals the result. This year so far I have uk, italy, Spain, germany that are waking me up. But this… Read more »

Elin
Elin
5 months ago

Now there are a lot of angry Swedish ladies that are furious at France for voting on Sweden when it wasn’t Bagge that won! So many ladies are furious on poor Cornelia for winning over Bagge.

Denis
Denis
5 months ago
Reply to  Elin

LOL, looking forward to their puzzled look when Cornelia potentielly wins..

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Yeah, they’ll change their tune real quick if Sweden wins their seventh trophy

Bernard
Bernard
5 months ago

Makka baya, makka baya, makka lo, makka lo getting ZERO POINTS?? She is a TOP 5 contender!!

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago
Reply to  Bernard

She’s really not

2022
5 months ago
Reply to  Bernard

No, she’s the winner

Joe
Joe
5 months ago

Just submitted my votes for Rest of the World. If we give 12 to Portugal, you’re very welcome.

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago
Reply to  Joe

12 to Portugal? Why though? It’s not a winning song.

Elsie
Elsie
5 months ago

Love the votes

Dolly
Dolly
5 months ago

Well done France fair result

Jack
Jack
5 months ago

Damn, the amount of hate in the comments for Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and the UK. Can’t wait to see the comments when Ukraine or Spain win an OGAE poll.

Seriously though guys, it’s just a poll. Some country has to win Eurovision, can’t we try not getting angry if it’s not your country?

hhhhurricane
hhhhurricane
5 months ago

why is everyone so mad about the ogae voting lol, this is just for funsies yall stop wasting energy on this xD

Vava H
Vava H
5 months ago

This is the official final ranking of OGAE France at OGAE Poll (by 36 voters): 1 – Italy 228 2 – Sweden 219 3 – Netherlands 151 4 – UK 139 5 – Poland 114 6 – Spain 113 7 – Finland 110 8 – Norway 109 9 – Austria 97 10 – Ukraine 92 11 – Australia 87 12 – Czech Republic 79 13 – Estonia 74 14 – Moldova 66 15 – Albania 62 16 – Serbia 57 17 – Israel 29 18 – Greece 28 19 – Armenia 24 19 – Germany 24 21 – Belgium 20… Read more »

Young_At_Heart_In_Austin
Young_At_Heart_In_Austin
5 months ago
Reply to  Vava H

Thank you so much for providing this list showing which ones were so close to receiving top ten points as well as how they voted by semi. Very informative.

Vava H
Vava H
5 months ago

I just take the info That I’ve Seen on official Eurofan page of Facebook were they revealed these results

Denis
Denis
5 months ago
Reply to  Vava H

Only 9 points between Italy and Sweden? That is interesting..

Nikos
Nikos
5 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I Wonder if Italy or Sweden get rhe most of the tele votes…….

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago

And so the OGAE voting begins. It would be interesting to see who comes out on top in the end. Also, I don’t really take it that seriously. This list isn’t always the most accurate predictor of who will actually do well at eurovision or not. I just wanna have fun with it

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago

OGAE polls are garbage. They always predict the most basic, boring results.

Last edited 5 months ago by Jamie
Nicolas
Nicolas
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Top 3 is already known Italy/Sweden/UK

Jack
Jack
5 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Results are only boring because we basically already know who will be Top 3/5.

Efthymios
Efthymios
5 months ago

Even though it kind of hurts me as a Greek to see OGAE not awarding us at least a single point, I cannot help but smile when I see that they’ve voted for six countries that belong in my personal top 10. 🙂 Especially the UK, that song might be the most unique they have sent in the past 10 years (well, alongside their 2017 entry) and it would make me ecstatic to observe my personal winner, Sam Ryder, claiming victory in Torino.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Just wait for it, there are over 40 more OGAE clubs, and I’m sure that Greece will ultimately be in top 10, as well as in the real contest. Agree about the UK. After Lucie, it’s my favorite entry of theirs for a long time, and Sam winning would be totally ok by me. 🙂

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Who would you swap Greece with?

Helene
Helene
5 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

If you look at the whole too then they were not tgat far away. There is always one or two flopping song in the top ten before the contest begins. So they as well as the odds are not that far away. A song in the bottom never wins. And one of the songs in too ten usually wins. But it us too early to say yet.

Last edited 5 months ago by Helene
Thallo
Thallo
5 months ago

Zero points for Greece, Albania, Portugal and Lithuania?

Also, very important to note, Spain is the highest-ranked non-ballad on this list. I think this shows that Spain will excel thanks to the abundance of ballads this year. Things are looking good for Chanel, even though the OGAEs will underrate her.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

I personally wouldn’t call UK a ballad, but a mid-tempo pop song, and even Poland, which is ballad by instrumentation and lyrical content, is still at least mid-tempo, if not uptempo. Still, noted that Spain is the highest ranked full-fledged ”bop”, and yes, it *should* do well in the contest! Go, Chanel!
Also, agree for these countries getting points, especially Portugal and Greece. Have patience, a lot more OGAE polls to cover. 🙂

Last edited 5 months ago by Colin
Young_At_Heart_In_Austin
Young_At_Heart_In_Austin
5 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Calm down. How one OGAE votes does not predict that the others will do the same.

Jo.
Jo.
5 months ago

Why are you all so negative about the ogae voting?! I don’t think it’s suppose to predict the real results at ESC anyway.. just chill…

Licko
Licko
5 months ago

0 points for Albania? Lmao OGAE too scared to vote different from the betting odds.

Bernard
Bernard
5 months ago
Reply to  Licko

Well, quite a few people find “Makka lo” pretty annoying, although Ronela is a very competent singer. It’s just the song that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

Andrew
Andrew
5 months ago
Reply to  Bernard

The video is hilarious

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago

So four ballads in top five and the fifth one os the UK well i don’t see that happening in the televote in Eurovision

Helene
Helene
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I dont think Sweden is a classic ballad.

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

What’s your definition of ballad?

Helene
Helene
5 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

For me it is a song that has a slower tempo, usually with few instruments (like a piano), and a singer that sings about love. Italy is the the home of the greatest ballads. And this year Brividi is in many ways such a classic according to me.

2022
5 months ago
Reply to  Helene

And so boring…

Nils
Nils
5 months ago

Okay, I’ll call it already: Those Top Four of the French vote will also ultimately be the Top Four of the full OGAE voting – and in that particular order, as well.

But once more, it will only prove the fan clubs’ detachment from reality, as non of these countries will win and especially Sweden can only hope for 8th place at best.

Last edited 5 months ago by Nils
Lorena
Lorena
5 months ago
Reply to  Nils

I agree but I have big expectations about the UK, though.

Nils
Nils
5 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

I’m also absolutely sure Italy, the Netherlands and the UK will end up within the Top 10, if not Top 5. So I actually don’t even think OGAE France’s vote is too far off.

But anything but a Ukrainian victory in May would be a huge upset. And I can already see the OGAE voting not reflecting that.

And just for clarification: I’ve never before declared a winner in advance. But this year, I’m expecting a new record in televoting points and I don’t think the juries will rate ‘Stefania’ low either.

Last edited 5 months ago by Nils
Helene
Helene
5 months ago
Reply to  Nils

Here we go again, the bashing of Sweden over and over again. This year we sent a power ballad with a rocky edge written and sung by the artist herself. 100 Swedish entry. Authentic . This song has the typical Swedish sound – actually stemming from swedish folk music that mixes undertones of sadness with the feeling of being elevated. This mix sad/sweet/happy that is very very Swedish. Of course not everyones cup of tea. But I love it.

Last edited 5 months ago by Helene
Nils
Nils
5 months ago
Reply to  Helene

I didn’t even say something negative about the song. I actually rather like it. It’s just not going to be a Top 5 finisher.

You know what’s more annoying than Sweden bashing? The never-ending stream of Swedes pitying themselves whenever someone dares to simply not love their entry. Seriously, get a grip!

musica
musica
5 months ago
Reply to  Helene

As a fan of the Swedish music culture I hated basically all your recent entries, but this one is really good, and yes, it does sound authentically Swedish to me. For once all those jury points that you invariably get seem justified. There is indeed this melancholy in the song that makes it stand out. Of course it’s still very commercial and accessible… but Swedes aren’t known for experimenting, they’re known for making music for the masses.

Denis
Denis
5 months ago
Reply to  Nils

LOL, can you predict my lotto numbers as well? Since you seem to be so sure about outcomes …
Ukraine needs to get at least top 5 jury rating to win and I dont see that happen. It is not a jury song. And Sweden not getting top 5 at least is wishful thinking cause I think she will get high support across groups..

Nils
Nils
5 months ago
Reply to  Denis

You’re pretty confident about the Swedish result for calling me out on my predicitions, don’t you think? 😉

Denis
Denis
5 months ago
Reply to  Nils

I actually am confident because for once Sweden has a really strong song. Not a safe uplifting happy pop tune. Last year was just blah and I didnt care about it one bit despite Tusse being charming. But I really think we will do well this year and be back in top 5 and get public support. And I havent felt so about my country since 2015

Nils
Nils
5 months ago
Reply to  Denis

As for Ukraine’s chances … finishing top 5 with the juries isn’t a must. Sure, it usually is the case with the winning entry. But if there’s a tight race for the jury points with three or four countries within narrow margins, that would only strengthen the power of the televote. Don’t forget: Sweden, the Netherlands, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Poland and Australia basically all try to appeal to the same target group. And none of these songs is particularly bad. I’d say, a top 10 jury result for Ukraine is already a given. And with this many dramatic and… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Nils
Escfan
5 months ago
Reply to  Nils

Its hard to see Ukraine winning if they don’t get top 5 with the jury. Since 2016 when the votes were split into jury and televotes, the least amount of points between 1st and 6th place with the jury was 94 points. So that would mean (in a hypothetical scenario), first place would have to get a considerably lower televote than Ukraine in order for Ukraine to pass them out and have half a chance at winning, not to mention if other countries in the top three or top five get a similar amount of points to first place, Ukraine… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Escfan
2022
5 months ago
Reply to  Nils

And Italy gonna be in place 10-15

Fatima
Fatima
5 months ago
Reply to  2022

But even that would be a good result these days for the defending champions

Jack
Jack
5 months ago
Reply to  Nils

The Sweden and Italy bashing is one thing, but now we’re bashing the Netherlands too? Are we just meant to hate on all the countries who’ve done well recently?

Kim
Kim
5 months ago

Is that more points for the UK in just one vote than the whole of last year’s points?

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago
Reply to  Kim

Summed up with 2019

High-Hopes88
High-Hopes88
5 months ago

Sweden is overrated

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago
Reply to  High-Hopes88

I’d say it finally deserves praises they get each year.

Lorena
Lorena
5 months ago
Reply to  High-Hopes88

No matter when you read this.

Olaf Yohansson
Olaf Yohansson
5 months ago
Reply to  High-Hopes88

Agree!

Valentino
Valentino
5 months ago

Ogae had Malta as the winner last year.

Nicky
Nicky
5 months ago
Reply to  Valentino

yes lol, says more than enough how we shouldn’t take them that seriously

Helene
Helene
5 months ago
Reply to  Valentino

How was the rest of the voting? It is hard before the rehearsals to know the result.

Helene
Helene
5 months ago
Reply to  Helene

There is always at least one song that flops every year that is high in the odds and in ogarderad and wiwibloggs most liked songs. Last year it was Malta. One other year it was Italy. The rest is usually pretty much right. So there is a reason that we are interested in these predictions. Who will be the biggest flop this year? I dont know.

KLINE
KLINE
5 months ago

What happened to Portugal? And Sweden … don’t get what the fuss is about!

Lorena
Lorena
5 months ago
Reply to  KLINE

“Professional” eurofans live in a parallel world where Swedish songs are always the best. The problem is that the jury normally thinks so as well. Thanks good we have public votes. I think this year they will be lower once they get the public votes (as usually happens with Sweden, by the way).

Nicolas
Nicolas
5 months ago

Ah I almost forgot about OGAE aka the copy/paste of the betting odds (Ukraine is particular this year)

Marcin
Marcin
5 months ago

Sweden and The Netherlands overrated as usual.

Maxx
Maxx
5 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

The Netherlands overrated by OGAE? Yes, with Duncan The Netherlands were awarded bij OGAE with lots of points, but Jeangu, Waylon, Ogene, Douwe Bob got almost nothing (even the nill in several occasions!). In the end Ogene and Douwe Bob both finished 11th. Glad to see that S10 scores, it’s a very good song and I predict a good result in may.

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

The Nederlands is top 3 material as long as it’s flawless live

Helene
Helene
5 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

I like the song but she looks a little bit lack luster in the live performance on youtube. The light show doesn’t help. She is not conveying the feeling so well. But yes the song is nice. I think she also has disadvantage that Greece has a similar wibe in their song. They might cancel each other out. But I prefer Netherlands to Greece.

Last edited 5 months ago by Helene
musica
musica
5 months ago
Reply to  Helene

The lighting isn’t what they’re going to use in Turin. Also, the performance was completely live, and no backing track or backing vocals at all. So it should sound quite different in May.

2022
5 months ago
Reply to  Helene

Greeces song is a copy, and bad

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
5 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

No way she ends up in even TOP 5 with that song

2022
5 months ago

Italy 12 points no no no. That song Its so boring

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
5 months ago
Reply to  2022

Careful you get down voted for any negativity towards the Italy entry as everyone treats it like the second coming!

Jack
Jack
5 months ago
Reply to  2022

Are you trying to suggest that everyone’s opinion is different? Big if true.

musica
musica
5 months ago

I think this is a fair result. The top 3 are also the top 3 most streamed songs on Spotify currently, so it’s the songs that appeal to the most people. Of course you could argue that Italians and Swedes always stream the sh.t out of their entries, but these aren’t just home country streams.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
5 months ago

Completely ignoring the likes of Portugal, Lithuania or Iceland while going crazy for stuff like the banana song or Adrenalina last year is the true definition of OGAE.

Thallo
Thallo
5 months ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

They ignored Greece! A potential winner in my eyes.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
5 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

I think Greece could end up doing relatively well in their poll too, but for each of the ones mentioned above I’m 100% sure the maximum they’ll give is only 15-20 points.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
5 months ago

I really hope Italy won’t win this year because if they do it it will be only because of Mahmood’s global popularity, and that’s not fair. I don’t think that jury will be that into this.

Last edited 5 months ago by Eurovision fan
Sav001
Sav001
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

The juries will score Italy high this year for sure.

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago
Reply to  Sav001

I mean, they always do

Pandaman
Pandaman
5 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Well, “always” isn’t very accurate. For example, in 2015 it was the jury that prevented Italy, the televote winner, from winning.

Extinguir
Extinguir
5 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

I remember differently (especially 2018 & 2015). Also Maneskin were 4th for Juries

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
5 months ago
Reply to  Sav001

Nah, they won’t. They might be in TOP 10, but definetly not in TOP 3. Somewhere around 6th place which is still high, but not enough for victory. I don’t even know why do you think they will do so well. If something is ballad it does not mean it will do well with jury.

Henry
Henry
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

You asked your Crystal ball what’s gonna happen in May?

Will
Will
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Mahmood is only famous in Italy tho so that doesnt have any sort of impact on the actual scoreboard

Jack
Jack
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

How is that unfair? Don’t people criticise the UK for not sending a big artist, isn’t that hypocritical? How big is ‘too big’? Sending Mahmood isn’t cheating.

Pietro
Pietro
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Brividi, besides public, convinced Italian press and juries (which is not easy), I think international juries will appreciate it

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
5 months ago

How do I vote in these polls?

Sav001
Sav001
5 months ago

You have to be a member of your country’s OGAE club.

Denis
Denis
5 months ago

OGAE overhyping Italy again I see, like every year. Interesting enough the only year Italy won they didnt do to well with OGAE…

Denis
Denis
5 months ago
Reply to  Denis

That said they do have a good song and it is nice seeing Sweden doing well with OGAE after not doing to well these years

Azuro
Azuro
5 months ago

7 points from France! I know it’s only OGAE but seriously impressive for Sam.
Doubt we will see this replicated in May.

Lorena
Lorena
5 months ago
Reply to  Azuro

I think he even deserves better.

Im so fab
Im so fab
5 months ago

The winner will be either Ukraine, Italy or Sweden. OGAE vites according to the bets.

Let the circus begin (clown emoji)!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
5 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

CIRCUS MIRCUS!!!

DonutLover
DonutLover
5 months ago

Already know we will have mostly top 10 from betting odds just with a few changes and in a different order..
We know how Malta ended up last year..

Lorena
Lorena
5 months ago
Reply to  DonutLover

And Italy ended up 8th….

Polegend Godnova
5 months ago

lmao one vote in and the pattern of ogays largely voting based on the current betting odds is confirmed. but merci for the 12 points !

Chris
Chris
5 months ago

Predictable for France to vote for Italy. But it seems like UK is going to be the overstated song from the OGAE this year.

Cbl
Cbl
5 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Why is it predictable?

Lorena
Lorena
5 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Why is it overstated?

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
5 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Hopefully they will be right about us…

Klev
Klev
5 months ago

Always France give a points only to Europe Countries never in Ballkan ?

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago

This next month is going to be so depressing with all these OGAE groups voting for the same songs over and over again.

Kaija
Kaija
5 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Pro tip – just don’t read those posts, you won’t lose anything.

Cbl
Cbl
5 months ago
Reply to  Kaija

And you still here commenting in these posts ?

Denis
Denis
5 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

It is just a bit of fun. Fans voting for songs. Take it for what it is. They never say this will be the actual winner..

MiguelES
MiguelES
5 months ago

Yeah. Those first four are this year’s frontrunners.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 months ago

Tbh…I didn’t even bother to vote in my OGAE’s poll this year. The results are always so depressingly uniform and there’s a lot of groupthink.
And no, they aren’t in any way useful for predicting the actual results at ESC.

Last edited 5 months ago by Briekimchi
Robert
Robert
5 months ago

I can vibe with this top.. The top 3 in my mind is quite valid, maybe swapping 2 and 3 but other than that perfect

Lorena
Lorena
5 months ago
Reply to  Robert

Eurofans always overrating Sweden 😉

Railey
Railey
5 months ago

Hopefully this year we will have less negative comments about these OGAE votes than last year, and more positive attitude towards different tastes.

Everyone deserves to enjoy music, even if it wouldn’t be your favourite of this year, it might be the best one for someone else. Let’s appreciate diversity this year!

Polegend Godnova
5 months ago
Reply to  Railey

maybe if they actually voted based on personal taste, because their taste seems to almost always be based on what’s high in the odds

Robbert
Robbert
5 months ago

Not strange, because those bookmakers reflect what’s popular.

Polegend Godnova
5 months ago
Reply to  Robbert

space man never charted in the uk singles chart or even in their spotify top 200 and yet it’s 4th in the odds, so not really. and it’s not like it’s high in fan votes either. it’s mostly up there because of brits – the population with the worst gambling problem in the continent – are wasting their savings on betting on themselves. just an example of the odds not really reflecting what’s popular in the end.

Nils
Nils
5 months ago

‘Space Man’ will score a pretty good result in the end. And not just by 21st century British ESC standards. But actually betting money on it winning the contest is a bit delusional.

Last edited 5 months ago by Nils
Fatima
Fatima
5 months ago

I think it got to #93 on the iTunes chart, which isn’t bad in UK Eurovision terms. Mind you, I celebrated James Newman’s 11th place with the Polish juries last year.

Donkey
Donkey
5 months ago

wooah, it’s almost as if the highest ranking entries are there bc people like them!

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
5 months ago

No shocker there.