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!