OGAE Second Chance Song Contest
The OGAE Second Chance Song Contest is an annual event among the OGAE member clubs. Four clubs competed in the first contest in 1987 (the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom). Originally called ‘Europe’s Favourite’, this popular contest has expanded and now involves more than 20 clubs.
Every northern summer, following the Eurovision Song Contest, each club can enter one song that failed to win their countries’ selection process for the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The members of each club choose from the songs that did not win and select one to represent the club in the event. Votes are cast by members of the OGAE clubs and are returned to the organising club, which is generally the club that won the previous year’s event.
In recent years, only songs from televised national finals (such as Sweden’s Melodifestivalen) have been permitted to compete in the contest. This has meant that some clubs have been ineligible to compete. However, those clubs are still able to vote via participation in guest juries.
OGAE Rest of the World represents countries that do not have an OGAE club of their own. Our first participation came at the 2009 contest, where we chose Slovakia to represent us.
The 26th OGAE Second Chance Song Contest was hosted by the Rest of the World club in 2012 after our win in 2011. Our chosen representative in 2011 had been Yohanna from Iceland, who performed ‘Nótt’ and came 1st out of 21 songs.
This Year’s OGAE Second Chance Song Contest
The host club for the 2016 contest is Italy. The OGAE Second Chance Contest 2016 kicked off on 1st of June and voting deadline has been set for 30/06/2016 midnight CET.
To vote, you have to rate all the entries, giving them a point between 0 and 5. The votes have to be sent to email@example.com
Here’s the playlist of this year’s 23 competitors:
The voting list:
01 Belgium I’m not lost Tom Frantzis
02 Belarus My universe NAPOLI
03 Ukraine Helpless The Hardkiss
04 Albania Liroje Zemrën Besa Krasniqi
05 Malta Golden Brooke
06 UK Shine a little light Bianca
07 Lithuania Leading me home Erica Jennings
08 Italy Cieli immensi Patty Pravo
09 Rest Of the World (Hungary) Who we are Kállay Saunders Band
10 Sweden Save me Wiktoria
11 Denmark Never Alone Anja Nissen
12 Austria I’ll be around Elly V
13 Latvia We will be stars MyRadiantU
14 Switzerland Half a smile Vincent Gross
15 Norway Laika The Hungry Hearts
16 Slovenia Črno bel Raiven
17 Estonia Supersonic Laura
18 Finland On it goes Mikael Saari
19 Israel Somebody out there Ella Daniel
20 Romania Behind the shadows Florena
21 Poland Cool me down Margaret
22 Germany Mystery of a blood red rose Avantasia
23 Spain La vida sólo es una María Isabel
OGAE Rest of the World has been selecting it’s entry from the list of participants of Hungarian preselection “A Dal”. Four songs qualified to the final round:
01. Karmapolis & Böbe Szécsi – “Hold On To”
02. Viki Singh – “Katonák”
03. Petruska – “Trouble in My Mind”
04. Kállay Saunders Band – “Who We Are”
Results of the OGAE Rest of the World preselection have been announced on 19 March 2016.
Table A: OGAE Second Chance Song Contest results since 1987
Table B: OGAE Rest of the World entrants since 2009: points & placings