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It’s a regular fixture on the Eurovision off-season calendar — the OGAE Second Chance Contest. Various OGAE fan clubs around Europe (and the rest of the world) choose their favourites from the national final acts who didn’t win the ticket to Eurovision. Let’s check out the candidates for the 2022 edition of the contest.

OGAE Second Chance Contest 2022

This year’s edition of the contest is being hosted by OGAE Norway, after KEiiNO won the 2021 vote with “Monument”. The OGAE clubs whose broadcaster selected their Eurovision entry using a national final were eligible to nominate one non-winning song as their entry for the Second Chance Contest. 

Some OGAE clubs automatically select their second-placed national final act, while others vote for their favourite from all the competing entries in their national final.

The 2022 edition brings obvious choices and surprises alike. We have many national final runner-ups such as France’s Pauline Chagne with “Nuit Pauline”, Spain’s Rigoberta Bandini with “Ay mamá” and Serbia’s Sara Jo with “Muškarčina”.

There are also several fan favourites who finished a little lower down the scoreboard like Germany’s Felicia Lu with “Anxiety” and Lithuania’s Lolita Zero with “Not Your Mother”.

OGAE Ukraine initially entered Alina Pash with her song “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors”. However, it seems like she just can’t escape controversy. Just as she had her spot at Eurovision stripped over a past appearance in Crimea, she has also had her place in this contest revoked by organisers. They explained why in a comment on their official Facebook page. Since she was initially given a spot at Eurovision, she is not eligible for a Second Chance berth here. 

 

On Wednesday, 25 May, OGAE revealed that Alina had been replaced by Roxolana and her song “Girls”. Roxolana placed fourth in the Vidbir final behind Alina, Kalush Orchestra and Wellboy. 

OGAE Second Chance Contest 2022

Start numberCountryArtistSong title
1UkraineRoxolanaGirls
2CroatiaMarko BošnjakMola Za Nas
3SwedenMEDINAIn i dimman
4PolandKubaLovesick
5SpainRigoberta BandiniAy Mamá
6IsraelEli HuliBlinded Dreamers
7IrelandRachel GoodeI’m Loving Me
8ItalyLa Rappresentante di ListaCiao Ciao
9SerbiaSara JoMuskarcina
10FinlandBESSRam Pam Pam
11RomaniaGabriel BascoOne Night
12Czech RepublicGIUDIJezinsky
13PortugalSYROAinda Nos Tamos
14Rest of WorldCristina RamosHeartless Game
15LatviaBermudu DivsturisBad
16GermanyFelicia LuAnxiety
17IcelandDaughters of ReykjavikTurn This Around
18AlbaniaAlban RamosajTheje
19NorwayNorthKidSomeone
20AustraliaVoyagerDreamer
21EstoniaAnna SahleneChampion
22MaltaDeniseBoy
23SloveniaBatista CadillacMim Pravil
24North MacedoniaViktor ApostolovskiSuperman
25LithuaniaLolita ZeroNot Your Mother
26DenmarkFuld EffektRave Med De Harde Drenge
27FrancePauline ChagneLa nuit Pauline

 

You’ll notice that this year’s competition has a lot more options than in 2021. Last year only 14 clubs participated because of the large number of internal selections that were held. As you’ll recall, several countries internally picked their 2020 artists again for 2021 because of the cancellation of Eurovision 2020. That meant there were fewer national selections and fewer runners-up available for this Second Chance.

Poll: Who should win the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2022?

Who do you think should win the 2022 Second Chance Contest? You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

Are you surprised by any of the clubs’ choices? Which songs would you have submitted? And which song do you think deserves to win? Let us know in the comments.

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Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Is there already a winner and why the heck is paranoia for poland still listening to that song…

Javi
Javi
5 months ago

Is going to be btw Spain and Italy. Also Sweden and France could do very well.

Cfz
Cfz
8 months ago

Why isn’t Ritmu here I’m so confused it was such a fan favourite. Death of Us should’ve been the one for Norway, and I’m Letting You Go for Latvia. Some poor choices all around

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

There’s some songs I like but overall, it’s a weak year for the OGAE. A lot of countries just went with bad, bad choices.
I think Finland are obviously going to win this. Italy are going to be the second place.

My personal favourite based on my own rankings this year was Serbia but Albania, Finland and Israel are also quite highly ranked for me, too.

Panormus
8 months ago

CIAO CIAO with your hands, with your feet. CIAO CIAO with your legs and your ass ^_^ ? ?? ?

Nils
Nils
8 months ago

I’m somewhat surprised Voyager is only in the midfield so far.

Adexios
Adexios
8 months ago

So happy to see a Finnish song being so liked (Same with Cicciolina in 2020.) Maybe one day my country will stop whining about our language ‘not sounding nice’ and just give it another shot!

Lorena
Lorena
8 months ago
Reply to  Adexios

Are you kidding? I am Spanish and Ram Pam Pam was the preferred song among the Spanish eurofans. Spain even granted 12 points to her in the Finnish NF. The language doesn’t sound bad to us at all!

Loretta
Loretta
8 months ago

Croatia, my guys! Marko’s song is everything! Especially the meaning of the song in these crazy days…

Jamie
Jamie
8 months ago

La nuit Pauline would’ve achieved way more than Fulenn. Just facts.

Daniela
Daniela
8 months ago

I love so many of these omg. But Ram Pam Pam is my winner 🙂 I wish Norway selected Elsie though, it’s still with Ram Pam Pam the only songs I listen to from NF’s a lot. I also love Jezinky, Ciao Ciao, Girlzzz, etc.

Matt
Matt
8 months ago

Ukraine should win just to make these results also politicized.

Jamie
Jamie
8 months ago
Reply to  Matt

You dropped the salt.

Robert
Robert
8 months ago

C I A O C I A O

ILPIESC
ILPIESC
8 months ago

I really miss Aidan here

Adam
Adam
8 months ago

Weird that my country, Poland, didn’t select Daria with Paranoia but Lovesick from 4th place…

Robert
Robert
8 months ago
Reply to  Adam

If you look at the results yes you’re right.. But Lovesick is a banger

Jay
Jay
8 months ago
Reply to  Adam

That should have been in the ESC winner instead of that dull thing ‘River’

Richard
Richard
8 months ago

An easy choice for me, Ay Mamá, still loving that song and my overall favourite from 2022.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
8 months ago

Ram pam pam will win this.

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago

Though I’m happy with some of my favorites of the NF season being featured, many of the choices seem to be quite weird :/

Teddie
Teddie
8 months ago

Lolita zero! <3

Dani
8 months ago

Tetas for the win!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago

At least ‘Bad’, ‘Anxiety’, Voyager, BESS and Sara Jo are on here, but there are a few strange picks. First off, Slovenia picking that group over LUMA when ‘All In’ clearly has the momentum outside of Slovenia? An odd one for sure. Just because a song comes 2nd or does well in the National Final doesn’t mean it will do well outside that country – ‘All In’ was definitely in people’s top 10 for the national final season. The other shocker is Alina Pash. Yes the Ukrainain delegation hate her, but at least give her a shot in this contest… Read more »

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago

Also, where is Aidan with ‘Ritmu’? Honestly, he was everywhere during National Final and Eurovision season and he even gave the points out for Malta. At least let him participate in this!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago

At least Iceland chose well!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago

Where tf is Malere or ARIS for Romania?!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago

And finally Superman gets a chance!

#JusticeforMaruv&Alina
#JusticeforMaruv&Alina
8 months ago

Same with Elsie Bay, she was literally one of the favourites to win and they gave a chance to a guy who got votes cause he’s popular??

esc_fl
esc_fl
8 months ago

I understand Rigo over Tanxu since she came 2nd…but who decided to choose Denise over Aidan???

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago
Reply to  esc_fl

And Aidan’s literally been ALL OVER the place. Like, he went to all the parties alongside Muscat, which is a first AND he gave Malta’s points!

ete sech
ete sech
8 months ago

Mad respect for Aidan, I hope he gets to represent Malta soon!

Theresa May
Theresa May
8 months ago

In the spirit of the actual contest, Ukraine should win by a landslide

JB29
JB29
8 months ago
Reply to  Theresa May

Word!

RxLou
RxLou
8 months ago
Reply to  Theresa May

Omg, this is getting so cringe like… grow up y’all.

may sadness
may sadness
8 months ago

ECSTASY(Norway) is a brilliant gem that was just lost and didn’t reach a momentum it deserved. 🙁

Teddie
Teddie
8 months ago
Reply to  may sadness

I’m still not over it 🙁

muškar?ina
muškar?ina
8 months ago

i find it amazing that Spain’s and Serbia’s winners and runner-ups are my TOP4 this Eurovision season.

1. SloMo
2. Ay Mama
3. Muškar?ina
4. In Corpore Sano

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
8 months ago

Well for me it will always be Alina Pash for Ukraine. She would have been a fair and deserved winner at Eurovision, even without the war.

Sven
Sven
8 months ago

yes, if she didn’t falcifecte official docs and didn’t provide it to the brodcaster she definitely would lol

Prince of Rascia
Prince of Rascia
8 months ago
Reply to  Sven

If they didn’t have such stupid rules she would. They are literally witch hunting their own citizens

RxLou
RxLou
8 months ago

Stupid rules?
That’s a LAW, pal.
And forging official documents is ILLEGAL. EVERYWHERE. Even in your country.
And yes, Ukraine has i?s laws against a country that has been an aggressor to them for 8 years and stole their land. I wonder what your country would do in this case.
I swear. You eurofanboys lack on so much common sense it actually makes me cringe

Robert
Robert
8 months ago

Poland, Italy and Germany pour moi.. Wish Denmark would’ve nominated Conf3ssions with Hallelujah though

Kalla
Kalla
8 months ago

I feel almost offended for Aidan, where the hell is Ritmu????? He was the clear runner up out of MESC (and really it was a two horse race). Ritmu is my second chance winner by a mile, still listen to it everyday and it stills gives me life!

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago
Reply to  Kalla

He went to all the parties alongside Muscat and gave out Malta’s points! He’s HUGE in Malta!

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

My top 23 (Ukraine is TBA, and I didn’t follow the selections of Denmark, Israel, and San Marino to an extent of actually having the songs ranked): 23 – Latvia – Yes, it is bad! Also flat and repetitive. 22 – Ireland – The Ride 2.0. At least it’s kinda catchy. 21 – Lithuania – Seriously, with Gebrasy, Ruta Loop, and Ieva Zasimauskaite in your finals, this is the song you are going with? 20 – Poland – The verses are okay, but the chorus is way too repetitive. Daria or Ania should have been picked for 2nd choice. 19… Read more »

Branko86
Branko86
8 months ago

roxolana was chosen for Ukraine!

Eurotoxics
Eurotoxics
8 months ago

I LOVE blinded dreamers, and with that song Israel could have had a good result. At least being in the final… Mmmm…

Vivian
Vivian
8 months ago

By a landslide is Ciao Ciao the best of them. A shame Ireland didn’t choose One Night One Kiss One Promise. Generally the most underrated NF song of this year.

Eurotoxics
Eurotoxics
8 months ago

Malta didn’t choose Ritmu???!

Rachel
Rachel
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurotoxics

That was my first thought!

Kalla
Kalla
8 months ago
Reply to  Eurotoxics

It’s a scandal!!

Eurotoxics
Eurotoxics
8 months ago

Albania, Israel, Finland and Spain.

Eren
Eren
8 months ago

Seems like the worst Second Chance Contest ever… Just give Rigoberto Bandini the trophy

Vivian
Vivian
8 months ago
Reply to  Eren

I needed a laugh, thanks for that

Michael Green
Michael Green
8 months ago

I miss Thank God I’m an Atheist, the best song by far from Finland. Clever, beautiful lyrics, amazing music and a dreamy voice.

Eurotoxics
Eurotoxics
8 months ago
Reply to  Michael Green

They had the best national final, speaking about the songs

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
8 months ago
  1. Jezinky
  2. Ciao ciao
  3. Not your mother
  4. Ram pam pam
  5. Ay mamá
GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
8 months ago

Voyager, Alban Ramosaj and La Representante di Lista are the only ones deserving to win this.

Vrede
Vrede
8 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

In your opinion.

Michelle
Michelle
8 months ago

1. BESS – Ram pam pam
2. MEDINA – In i dimman
3. Northkid – Someone
4. Felicia Lu – Anxiety
5. Daughters of Reykjavik – Turn This Around

Garbo
Garbo
8 months ago
  1. Ay Mama
  2. Ciao Ciao
  3. Theje
Garbo
Garbo
8 months ago

Where’s Ritmu??? Not Aidan being robbed again…

Eurotoxics
Eurotoxics
8 months ago
Reply to  Garbo

It looks like Malta loves having bad results…

Amber
Amber
8 months ago

So glad that Gabriel Basco and One Night was chosen for Romania. I love that song and it was my winner of their selection this year. I am so glad the song is getting the recognition it deserves. I am also glad Norway chose NorthKid, especially over Eline Noelia and Elise Bay whose songs I honestly like a bit less over Someone. I am surprised that Malta chose Boy over the bop that is Ritmu, justice for Aidan, he probably would have won the vote if he got chosen. Also agree with Iceland’s, Germany’s, Croatia’s, Sweden’s (although Bluffin was my… Read more »

Eric
Eric
8 months ago

Overall into this lineup, a number of my NF favorites, but I’d swap in

Marionette or Zaza
Ritmu
Ecstasy
All In
Romania mea
Povo Pequenino
Flower of Sorrow

Jake
Jake
8 months ago

Portugal picks it’s #9 finisher, Ireland picks it’s #5 out of 6, Latvia # 7, Malta #5, lots of #4s. I sometimes question how much these OGAE are on the same wavelength as the masses. Especially with 2 of this years top 10 crashing in the semis, the winner not even finishing top 10 and top 10 finishers like Portugal and Moldova getting single digit points and qualifiers like Armenia and Iceland not even getting a single point.

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Being on the same wavelength as the masses isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Kosey
Kosey
8 months ago

24 to 26 would have been a dream run in real ESC. I can but dream.

Ares
Ares
8 months ago

Italy, Spain and France are my top 3 picks

David Geske
David Geske
8 months ago

STOP POLITICS! MUSIC ISNT POLITICAL! AFTER REAL ESC ALSO SECOND CHANCE… SORRY! I AM OUT!

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago
Reply to  David Geske

Music can be political, of course it can. To insist on separating art and politics means there can be no art.

Acidica
Acidica
8 months ago
Reply to  David Geske

This just in, protest songs aren’t real apparently

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
8 months ago
Reply to  David Geske

ok bye David.

Jamie
Jamie
8 months ago
Reply to  David Geske

“Stop politics”
So get rid of the televote then? Ok, as you say David. Enjoy your jury voting with Sweden winning every year.

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago

would be LUMA – All In, but since it was dreadfully omitted, so ciao ciao it is

Sim
Sim
8 months ago

Rigoberta for Spain instead of Tanxugueiras? Are you serious?

Ares
Ares
8 months ago
Reply to  Sim

Well, she indeed came second overall so…

Eurotoxics
Eurotoxics
8 months ago
Reply to  Sim

Yes, they are. And Ay mama was a success and STILL is on the music charts in Spain…

Charlie06
Charlie06
8 months ago
Reply to  Sim

Rigoberta 2nd place at BenidormFest, Tanxugueiras 3rd place.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
8 months ago
Reply to  Sim

Well she came second and was actually able to sing her song properly soooooooooooo

Ellie
Ellie
8 months ago

Justice for Dreamer, Ciao Ciao, and Jezinky.

Alberto
Alberto
8 months ago

I’m Spanish and love Ay Mamá from Rigoberta but my vote would go straight to Australia with Voyager! I’m still cannot believe that they weren’t at Eurovision!! ?

Eurotoxics
Eurotoxics
8 months ago
Reply to  Alberto

Mal hijo, te estás marcando un Rocío Flores