The entries for the OGAE Video Contest 2019 have been revealed. 25 songs will compete in this year’s contest. This year’s contest is being organised for OGAE Czech Republic, who won last year with “Me Gusta” by Mikolas Josef. This is the first OGAE contest in history to be organised by OGAE Czech Republic.
The OGAE Video Contest is one of the contests held between the national branches of OGAE, the official fan club of the Eurovision Song Contest and has been held since 2003. Clubs can enter an original song and accompanying music video released in the past 12 months. Songs do not have be in an official language of the country they are representing. France and Russia both have the most victories in the history of the contest, with three victories each.
The participants in the 17th OGAE Video Contest are:
- Estonia: Tommy Cash – Little Molly
- Greece: Eleni Foureira – Tómame
- United Kingdom: Jack Savoretti feat. Mika – Youth and Love
- Malta: Ira Losco – Hey Now
- Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef – Acapella feat. Fito Blanco & Frankie J
- Poland: Daria Zawialow – Szarówka
- Cyprus: Anna Vissi & Yiota Yianna – Ósoi agapáne den pethaínoune
- Italy: Mahmood – Barrio
- Belgium: Loïc Nottet – On Fire
- Rest of the World (USA) – Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes
- Bulgaria: Alma – Perfect
- North Macedonia: Robert Bilbilov – Cudni Mesta
- Germany: Michael Schulte – Never Let You Down
- Serbia: Danijela Karić & Elena Risteska – Srca se pogreše
- Hungary: Lofti Beggi & Irie Maffia – Friends
- Russia: Leningrad – i_$uss
- Turkey: Mabel Matiz – Comme Un Animal
- Portugal: Blaya – Só Love feat. Laton & No Maka
- Australia: Pnau – Solid Gold feat. Kira Divine & Marques Toliver
- Latvia: Dons – Lūdzu vēl neaizej
- Croatia: Jelena Rozga – Moje proljece
- Ukraine: Maruv – Siren Song
- Armenia: Srbuk – Half a Goddess
- France: Zazie – Speed
- Sweden: Avicii feat. Chris Martin – Heaven
You can watch all the competing videos here.
Cyprus and Latvia both return to the contest after last competing in 2016. Belarus have withdrawn from the contest.
Although Ukraine’s entry, “Siren Song”, was originally chosen to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, it was later withdrawn. This makes it egilible to take part in the OGAE Video Contest.
Participating clubs can vote for their favourite entries from now until December 1. The results will be revealed before the end of December.
Source: ESC Arena