The annual Eurovision prediction poll comes to an end today, and we finally have a result. The winner of the OGAE Poll 2022 is Sweden with “Cornelia Jakobs.”

The news comes after counting the votes of the remaining clubs – Sweden, North Macedonia, Australia, Hungary, Estonia, Belgium, Lithuania, Germany’s Eurovision Song Contest Fanclub, Austria, Russia, Luxembourg, Ireland, Finland and the latest, Ukraine.

The artist behind “Hold Me Closer”, who is among the favourites to win Eurovision, picked up 393 votes across 43 voting clubs and gave the country its fourth OGAE Poll win.

In second place are Italy’s “Mahmood and Blanco”. An early poll leader, the Italian duo missed out on victory by just 7 points. In total, Italy received 387 votes to secure the silver medal.

Spain’s Chanel rounds out the podium. The artist that goes “booty hypnotic” with her hit “SloMo” managed an impressive 294 points to give Spain the best result in the OGAE Poll ever since it started back in 2007.

Rounding up the top 5 are The Netherlands’ S10 with 218 points and United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder who picked 204 votes.

Sweden wins the OGAE Poll 2022

Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs has conquered the OGAE Poll 2022 and the heart of 4,438 voters after a month of suspense. In the end, and just like last year, it was an extremely close battle between Sweden and Italy. In fact, Italy led the poll almost halfway through the competition before Sweden started obtaining top scores one after the other. The last votes from Ukraine were decisive, as Sweden and Italy were just 5 points away from each other.

At the other end of the leaderboard, twelve countries finished with zero points: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Denmark, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Montenegro, North Macedonia, San Marino and Slovenia.

Votes from OGAE clubs

Find below a summary of all the top scores countries have received during this year’s OGAE Poll:

  • Sweden has obtained sixteen sets of 12 points from OGAE’s Latvia, Spain, Israel, Denmark, United Kingdom, Armenia, Poland, Iceland, Portugal, Australia, Estonia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Ireland, Finland
  • Italy has obtained thirteen sets of 12 points from OGAE’s France, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Norway, Rest of the World, Cyprus, Malta, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Germany Eurovision Club, Austria
  • Spain has obtained eight sets of 12 points from OGAE’s Greece, Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Romania, Andorra, Serbia and Hungary.
  • Serbia has obtained two sets of 12 points from OGAE’s North Macedonia and Russia.
  • The Netherlands has also obtained two sets of 12 points from OGAE’s Azerbaijan and Belgium.
  • France has obtained one set of 12 points from OGAE Italy.
  • Poland has obtained one set of 12 points from OGAE Ukraine

OGAE Poll 2022 leaderboard — Final results

  • 1. Sweden – 393 points 🏆
  • 2. Italy – 387 points 🥈
  • 3. Spain – 294 points 🥉
  • 4. The Netherlands – 218 points
  • 5. United Kingdom – 204 points
  • 6. France – 175 points
  • 7. Poland – 144 points
  • 8. Norway – 120 points
  • 9. Albania – 88 points
  • 10. Austria – 73 points
  • 11. Ukraine – 60 points
  • 12. Cyprus – 59 points
  • 13. Estonia – 54 points
  • 14. Serbia – 53 points
  • 15. Greece – 38 points
  • 16. Finland – 37 points
  • 17. Czech Republic – 35 points
  • 18. Australia – 16 points
  • 19. Lithuania – 11 points
  • 20. Portugal – 9 points
  • 21. Latvia – 7 points
  • 22. Moldova – 6 points
  • 23. Croatia – 4 points
  • 24. Belgium – 2 points
  • (=) Germany – 2 points
  • (=) Malta – 2 points
  • (=) Romania – 2 points
  • 28. Switzerland – 1 point
  • 29. Armenia – 0 points
  • (=) Azerbaijan – 0 points
  • (=) Bulgaria – 0 points
  • (=) Denmark – 0 points
  • (=) Georgia – 0 points
  • (=) Iceland – 0 points
  • (=) Ireland – 0 points
  • (=) Israel – 0 points
  • (=) Montenegro – 0 points
  • (=) North Macedonia – 0 points
  • (=) San Marino – 0 points
  • (=) Slovenia – 0 points

What do you make of the OGAE poll results? Let us know in the comments below!

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Maa
Maa
3 months ago

Greece 15th? Are they high over there?

omri
omri
3 months ago

Sweden are going to flop by televote so much…

Steven
Steven
3 months ago

Cornelia’s song is really good, but as the song progresses her voice makes me more and more uncomfortable for some reason. On the other hand, while I like UK’s singer due to his marvelous voice, the song itself does not resonate with me at all. I cannot see it winning the show whatsoever. When it comes to the French entry, I love its studio cut, but the live performance is a mess (vocals aren’t stable either.) All in all, I would push Serbia, Albania, and Greece much higher on the scoreboard because these songs breathe authenticity and bring diversity to… Read more »

Dimples
Dimples
3 months ago

I see Cornelia’s and Chanel’s faces in ESC specialized sites, instagrams and blogs almost more than my own. Are they paying for all this promotion?

KAaia
KAaia
3 months ago

Armenia 0 points? what are y’all on?

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

I like Liamoo’s song so much more, this is so boring

Cazh82
Cazh82
3 months ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

No stop it, you give me a headache as a swede. You guys have always complained about our pretty boys with pop songs. We will slay this year.

Chris
Chris
3 months ago

This is the most unrealistic top 10 ever. I hope an outsider pops up out of nowhere and grabs the trophy.

Matt
Matt
3 months ago

Belgium 2 points? Portugal 9? Bahahaha are you joking????

Matt
Matt
3 months ago
Reply to  Matt

Greece 15th ??? LMAO

sam
sam
3 months ago

sad to see armenia end with no points. i love their entry and rosa linn, i think armenia could realistically get to the top 15

nickfan
nickfan
3 months ago

France 6th in 2022 and 3rd in 2021. It’s the only country to be in the top 6 two following years.
3 countries are in the top 10 in 2021 and in 2022 : France, Sweden and Italy.

Jamie
Jamie
3 months ago

Booooring…

Tzs
Tzs
3 months ago

2015 once again – Italy vs Sweden 🙁

Tzs
Tzs
3 months ago

Ohh it kills me – i found right song at the right place … 😉

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
3 months ago

Thoughts on the OGAE Top 5: Sweden: Not surprised in the slightest as there is a bit of a unfair bias to the Swedish entries when it comes to this poll but, still “Hold Me Closer” is still a solid entry but, will fall into the category of John Lundvik, Firm Jury Favourite but, underperforms with the televote. Ending Result: Top 10. Italy: Again like Sweden not surprised to see Italy this high up but, more so annoyed by the fact it is so high, I find “Brividi” to be a bit of a nothing song that does nothing but… Read more »

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
3 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Why with all the downvotes???

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
3 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Because you called Ireland 2018 a much better song than Brividi. Are we actually listening to the same stuff?

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
3 months ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Yeah, I did call Ireland 2018 a better song only because it wasn’t a blatant LGBT vote grab unlike Brividi

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
3 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

I can’t deny there might be an element of that to it as well, but I’m a straight guy and I still think the song itself is easily one of the best of the year, regardless of anything else.

Ami
Ami
3 months ago

Ukraine missing top 10 is quite notable comparing with current odds and personally I don’t mind that at all

Brett Young
Brett Young
3 months ago
Reply to  Ami

I don’t believe Ukraine will win – the bookies are probably laughing.
Juries historically don’t like rap, it will probably have too much work to do after the jury vote.
Since the voting split after the jury voting: 2016 Ukraine were 2nd 2017 Portugal won the jury vote 2018 Israel was 3rd 2019 Netherlands was 3rd and 2021 Italy was 4th.
Juries don’t do sentimentality either and I’m struggling to see the juries overall placing Ukraine in the top 5.

Zisk
Zisk
3 months ago

My biggest takeaway from this is Armenia 0 points? It’s not exactly a song you give your 12, 10 or 8 to, but 0 between every fan club? Wow.

Tzs
Tzs
3 months ago
Reply to  Zisk

I thought it might win 🙁

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago

I do think they can win ESC by having the best balance of jury/public vote. But ultimately, I get that feeling that the televoting won’t be too generous to Sweden. Still top 5 material.

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

I think from Top 10, Albania and Austria will flop in the final (if Austria qualifies to the final).

Jghtl
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Yup

ete sech
ete sech
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Austria might be fine with whatever result they get as long as they make it to the final, it’s been 4-5 years since the last time they made it to the final

Thallo
Thallo
3 months ago

With the OGAE votes in mind, I think Spain may have a huge chance of winning.

OGAE vote similar to the juries, so I’m shocked Spain did so well. The only comparable act to Chanel is Eleni, and OGAE placed her at 9th in 2018. The fact Chanel placed 3rd with OGAE is huge and exciting.

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

They vote similarly because ogae is influenced by the odds and the juries tend not to punish the bookies’ faves too harshly, if they don’t have major jury appeal.

Sebas
Sebas
3 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

I guess people forgot that Chanel won due to the juries in spain, not the televote nor the demoscopic vote. People are really not getting what juries consist of, its not all “graduated music connoisseurs”, there’s producers/entertainers/radio people etc. I would not be surprised with a top 3 jury finish for Spain considering the commercial quality of the performance and the song.

Mirko
Mirko
3 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

I don’t think we should relate Spanish jury at their national selection with the juries at Eurovision. Spain may finish top 3 at the televote, but jury… I don’t know – we all agree that the performance is beyond good, but SloMo is far cry from a quality song.

Sebas
Sebas
3 months ago
Reply to  Mirko

If Toy in 2018 could’ve come third with the juries I have no doubt Spain could be top 3 in juries

Prince of Rascia
Prince of Rascia
3 months ago

I hope that the actual voting won’t be this predictable and favoring just a few songs.

Erik2
Erik2
3 months ago

Really… ? Even if it absolutely have nothing to say when it comes to winning the Eurovision I consider it to be a great honor for ant artist to be chosen as best by the diehard fans. People who love Eurovision. Your comment is an insult to a lot of happy
fans that truly has taken their time to listen through all these songs.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Erik2

ignore him. He writes negative comments about mostly Cornelia

Licko
Licko
3 months ago

Top 10 is very decent.

Keisha
Keisha
3 months ago

Cornelia deserves it. For all the haters here – seethe.

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 months ago

Sweden, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and UK are all really strong contenders this year so this is an unsurprising result, though interesting to see, and the OGAE’s top five seem pretty likely to end up in the Top 10 on 14 May. That would be stunning for Spain and the UK. From what I can see, the OGAE Poll Top 3 relatively consistently identifies songs that place first, second or third in the GF – and where they haven’t identified the eventual winner as first in their poll, they’ve usually gone for a song/artist that most fans/televoters also generally supported (Il… Read more »

ALESSIO MILANO
ALESSIO MILANO
3 months ago
every year sweden is overrated
Cazh82
Cazh82
3 months ago
Reply to  ALESSIO MILANO

No, this yer we are not. But since 2015 til today I agree. Sweden will do good this year. Top 5.

Denis
Denis
3 months ago

Sweden and Italy are the only songs getting points from every country and the only songs having wide appeal? Could that mean sucess for the actual contest?
Yes I know it’s only fans voting but fans are still an important part of the show and they do vote in ESC. So if OGAE can get entries extra attention there is no harm in that, although the artists themselves probably don’t care about it..

Helene
Helene
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Sweden did not get any points from Russia…

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Helene

And Russia will not have a vote in ESC either:)

Iv***
Iv***
3 months ago

As the winner of this “poll” never wins, it is good to know that that overrated Nordic trash pop will not win. Perfect!

Brett Young
Brett Young
3 months ago
Reply to  Iv***

Since 2007- 5 OGAE winners won the contest.
The closest one they have got top 3 right was 2019 (Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands) and the one they got really wrong was 2011 (Hungary, France, UK incidentally these three were high in the betting that year, none of them were top 10) Azerbaijan placed 6th.
Last year they failed to get the winner in the top half dozen (Italy placed 8th in the poll and they plunged in betting during rehearsals though they had been in the top 6 in betting before rehearsals began too).

Mark
Mark
3 months ago

So, this is how the real scoreboard won’t look in the Grand final? 😀 Ok. This ogae organization always give totally wrong results (compared to the later real scorboard) so at least now we know who won’t win lol

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
3 months ago

Congratulations to Cornelia! Spain at #3 feels surreal. As things are right now if Chanel makes the top 10 she will get crowds at the airport when back in Spain. If she comes top 3 she’s probably getting a Royal Reception, lol.

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 months ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Looking forward to seeing Chanel do Spain pround 🙂

Gurl
Gurl
3 months ago

The usual Sweden overrating.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

The fact that the points are so top-heavy once again shows that the type of fans who make up Ogae groups tend to either all have very similar tastes or don’t really think for themselves.
Lithuania and Portugal not getting more points is just weird.

Prince of Rascia
Prince of Rascia
3 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

They just follow the hype, betting odds, bloggers etc and all of that before actual rehearsals and performances. That’s why they are wrong more often than not.

Efthymios
Efthymios
3 months ago

I wouldn’t mind Sweden winning the contest this year, at all. They brought back their authenticity and Cornelia’s ballad is a masterpiece.

HOWEVER! This total OGAE top-3 was massively overrated compared to the rest of the competition, it literally didn’t have ANY OTHER competition! Bias and lack of individual mindset originality played a big role here. And other great songs like Lithuania, Portugal and Iceland were left unnoticed. Big flaws once again from this “Eurofans” organization.

Pete
Pete
3 months ago

This OGAE thing, organization, or whatever it is still exist in 2022?

Calvin
Calvin
3 months ago

4 countries of the big 5 in the top 6 is very interesting

jot
jot
3 months ago
Reply to  Calvin

As I’m from Germany, I’d go with utterly frustrating 😀

Milla
Milla
3 months ago

As someone mentioned before.. it’s become a kiss of death to win the Ogae. I almost wish Cornelia came 2nd 😀

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Hmm. Getting 2 in OGAE is even worse because they never win. At least more people have won both OGAE and ESC. Don’t worry, she will do fine!

Milla
Milla
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I hope so.

Aaron
Aaron
3 months ago
Reply to  Denis

In 2015 Sweden won ESC with the 2nd place in OGAE ?

Denis
Denis
3 months ago
Reply to  Aaron

Yes, the only country to do so. Compared with 4 OGAE winners who also won ESC

Arby
Arby
3 months ago

Slovenia robbed.

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago

get that ogay curse, sweden ! <3

ESCxBalkans
ESCxBalkans
3 months ago

Albania 8th ???

ESCxBalkans
ESCxBalkans
3 months ago
Reply to  ESCxBalkans

9th* and my emojies are not displaying lol 😀

David
David
3 months ago

Is it me or is it satisfying seeing Spain and the UK getting love this year?

Polegend Godnova
3 months ago
Reply to  David

it must also be satisfying for spanish and british fans to be represented by great songs for the first time in a while. the love is deserved !

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
3 months ago

The Space Man isn’t “great song for the first time in a while”

Voilà monsieur
Voilà monsieur
3 months ago
Reply to  David

Germany’s most likely not going to be accompanied by their usual suspects at the bottom of the scoreboard this year

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
3 months ago
Reply to  David

As a Spanish person it feels extremely weird, I’d rather keep expectations under control just in case.