Tel Aviv 2019

Switzerland’s Luca Hänni takes the lead in OGAE Poll

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.

Switzerland’s rise

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 MacedoniaOGAE GreeceOGAE UKOGAE NetherlandsOGAE Italy
12 pointsThe NetherlandsSwitzerlandNorwaySwitzerlandSwitzerland
10 pointsItalyThe NetherlandsSwitzerlandItalySpain
8 pointsSwitzerlandCyprusItalySwedenThe Netherlands
7 pointsCyprusItalyThe NetherlandsNorwayNorway
6 pointsIcelandRussiaSwedenBelgiumRussia
5 pointsPortugalIcelandCyprusAzerbaijanSan Marino
4 pointsMaltaAzerbaijanIcelandRussiaIsrael
3 pointsAzerbaijanNorwaySpainGreeceSweden
2 pointsGreeceSwedenAzerbaijanEstoniaIceland
1 pointSloveniaSpainMaltaSpainAzerbaijan

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.

CountryEntryPointsPosition change
1. SwitzerlandLuca Hänni – She Got Me1581
2. ItalyMahmood – Soldi156-1
3. The NetherlandsDuncan Laurence – Arcade1410
4. NorwayKEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky842
5. Cyprus Tamta – Replay83-1
6. SwedenJohn Lundvik – Too Late For Love75-1
7. AzerbaijanChingiz – Truth430
8. RussiaSergey Lazarev – Scream400
9. IcelandHatari – Hatrið Mun Sigra401
10. SpainMiki – La Venda321
11. GreeceKaterine Duska – Better Love28-2
12. MaltaMichela – Chameleon210
13. BelgiumEliot – Wake Up125
14. FranceBilal Hassani – Roi12-1
15. PortugalConan Osíris – Telemóveis121
16. DenmarkLeonora – Love Is Forever12-2
17. SloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi80
18. PolandTulia – Fire Of Love7-3
19. San MarinoSerhat – Say Na Na Na64
20. ArmeniaSrbuk – Walking Out4-1
21. IsraelKobi Marimi – Home4New
22. North MacedoniaTamara Todevska – Proud2-2
23. AlbaniaJonida Maliqi – Ktheju Tokës2-2
24. HungaryJoci Pápai – Az Én Ápam2-2
25. EstoniaVictor Crone – Storm2New

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Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!
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