After a long lasting leading position for Italy, we now have a new leader in the OGAE Poll. By picking up three top scores from OGAEs in The Netherlands, Italy and Greece, Switzerland now take the lead. “She Got Me” has 158 points.
With the douze points coming in from the aforementioned OGAE clubs, Switzerland are doing well. Besides those three top marks, OGAE Macedonia and OGAE United Kingdom decided to give Luca Hänni eight and ten points.
Switzerland’s 158 is just enough to stay ahead of Italy’s Mahmood. With OGAE Italy not being able to vote for their own star, Italy opened the door for Switzerland to take the lead, albeit it by two points. The same goes for The Netherlands, who fall behind slightly now their own OGAE has voted. Switzerland is the only one of the top three who has not voted yet.
KEiiNO and Eliot gain momentum
Norway have made the biggest step in the top ten. They’ve climbed from sixth on our last update to fourth right now. They’ve passed Tamta from Cyprus and John Lundvik from Sweden and now have 84 points, with thanks to OGAE UK, who awarded their twelve points to “Spirit In The Sky”.
The second act we see climbing on the ranks is Eliot. Belgium have picked up six points from their neighbours in OGAE Netherlands, bringing his total to twelve at the moment, which gives the Belgians a thirteenth place. They currently share it with France, Portugal and Denmark, but have picked up points from four OGAEs, contrary to Portugal’s two or Denmark’s one score so far.
New to the scoreboard are both Israel and Estonia. Host country entrant Kobi Marimi immediately picks up four points from OGAE Italy. “Storm” by Victor Crone received two points from OGAE Netherlands. With the entrance of these two songs on the scoreboard, 25 countries have now managed to pick up points. Noteworthy non-scorers are Australia, Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.
Below you can see how the five OGAE clubs in North Macedonia, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have voted:
|OGAE Macedonia||OGAE Greece||OGAE UK||OGAE Netherlands||OGAE Italy|
|12 points||The Netherlands||Switzerland||Norway||Switzerland||Switzerland|
|10 points||Italy||The Netherlands||Switzerland||Italy||Spain|
|8 points||Switzerland||Cyprus||Italy||Sweden||The Netherlands|
|7 points||Cyprus||Italy||The Netherlands||Norway||Norway|
|5 points||Portugal||Iceland||Cyprus||Azerbaijan||San Marino|
A clear top three
The current top three is out of reach for anyone not currently in it. Switzerland is leading with 158 points, followed by Italy on 156 and The Netherlands on 141. The gap for fourth placed Norway to “Arcade” is a mighty 57 points.
Business is going better for Azerbaijan, who, together with Switzerland, are the only ones to pick up points from all of the five new votes. It’s not looking quite as good for Malta and Greece, who only pick up five new points. It causes Greece to drop out of the top ten.
|1. Switzerland||Luca Hänni – She Got Me||158||1|
|2. Italy||Mahmood – Soldi||156||-1|
|3. The Netherlands||Duncan Laurence – Arcade||141||0|
|4. Norway||KEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky||84||2|
|5. Cyprus||Tamta – Replay||83||-1|
|6. Sweden||John Lundvik – Too Late For Love||75||-1|
|7. Azerbaijan||Chingiz – Truth||43||0|
|8. Russia||Sergey Lazarev – Scream||40||0|
|9. Iceland||Hatari – Hatrið Mun Sigra||40||1|
|10. Spain||Miki – La Venda||32||1|
|11. Greece||Katerine Duska – Better Love||28||-2|
|12. Malta||Michela – Chameleon||21||0|
|13. Belgium||Eliot – Wake Up||12||5|
|14. France||Bilal Hassani – Roi||12||-1|
|15. Portugal||Conan Osíris – Telemóveis||12||1|
|16. Denmark||Leonora – Love Is Forever||12||-2|
|17. Slovenia||Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi||8||0|
|18. Poland||Tulia – Fire Of Love||7||-3|
|19. San Marino||Serhat – Say Na Na Na||6||4|
|20. Armenia||Srbuk – Walking Out||4||-1|
|21. Israel||Kobi Marimi – Home||4||New|
|22. North Macedonia||Tamara Todevska – Proud||2||-2|
|23. Albania||Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju Tokës||2||-2|
|24. Hungary||Joci Pápai – Az Én Ápam||2||-2|
|25. Estonia||Victor Crone – Storm||2||New|