Tel Aviv 2019

Duncan Laurence closing in on new leader Mahmood in OGAE Poll

A lot has happened in the OGAE Poll since we last had a look at it yesterday morning. Thanks to the votes from OGAEs in Serbia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Estonia, Mahmood from Italy has once again taken the lead. The big scorer however was Duncan Laurence from The Netherlands.

A near perfect score

The four new sets of votes that have come in have helped Duncan Laurence to close in on his competitors. He manages to pick up the famous douze points from OGAEs in Serbia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Estonia however gave him ‘just’ ten points, meaning he gets a total of 46 points from these four votes alone.

This means The Netherlands have closed the gap to Switzerland, which was at seventeen points yesterday morning. Luca Hänni picks up thirty points from the new voters and is on 188 points. Duncan Laurence now has 187. Italy pick up 36 points and climb back into the lead. Mahmood’s song “Soldi” has 192 points.

Michael Rice off the mark

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom have scored their first points. Michael Rice entered OGAE Estonia’s top ten. His song “Bigger Than Us” picks up two points.

With a score of two, United Kingdom find themselves in 22nd place. They now have the same score as Hungary, Albania, Estonia and North Macedonia. However, Tamara Todevska scored points from two countries, OGAE Albania and OGAE Bulgaria, whereas the others have all scored with just one.

Below you can see the votes from OGAE Serbia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Estonia:

 OGAE SerbiaOGAE AzerbaijanOGAE UkraineOGAE Estonia
12 pointsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsThe NetherlandsSweden
10 pointsSwitzerlandItalyItalyThe Netherlands
8 pointsItalyCyprusSwitzerlandItaly
7 pointsCyprusSwitzerlandAzerbaijanGreece
6 pointsSpainRussiaCyprusAzerbaijan
5 pointsSloveniaNorwayArmeniaSwitzerland
4 pointsNorwaySwedenFranceCyprus
3 pointsRussiaMaltaGreeceBelgium
2 pointsPortugalGreeceNorwayUnited Kingdom
1 pointSwedenIcelandMaltaMalta

Cyprus break barrier

Tamta has now managed to get back into fourth place, a place she lost yesterday. Cyprus have also become the fourth country to break the 100 point barrier. “Replay” has now scored 108 points and has a gap of thirteen to nearest chasers Norway on 95 points.

The battle to enter the top ten is a close one. There’s just a three point gap between ninth placed Iceland and eleventh placed Spain. Katerine Duska from Greece has climbed back into the top ten after picking up seven points from Estonia.

Below you can see the full standings:

CountryEntryPointsPosition change
1. ItalyMahmood – Soldi1921
2. SwitzerlandLuca Hänni – She Got Me188-1
3. The NetherlandsDuncan Laurence – Arcade1870
4. Cyprus Tamta – Replay1081
5. NorwayKEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky95-1
6. SwedenJohn Lundvik – Too Late For Love920
7. AzerbaijanChingiz – Truth560
8. RussiaSergey Lazarev – Scream490
9. IcelandHatari – Hatrið Mun Sigra410
10. GreeceKaterine Duska – Better Love401
11. SpainMiki – La Venda38-1
12. MaltaMichela – Chameleon260
13. FranceBilal Hassani – Roi161
14. BelgiumEliot – Wake Up15-1
15. PortugalConan Osíris – Telemóveis140
16. SloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi131
17. DenmarkLeonora – Love Is Forever12-1
18. ArmeniaSrbuk – Walking Out92
19. PolandTulia – Fire Of Love7-1
20. San MarinoSerhat – Say Na Na Na6-1
21. IsraelKobi Marimi – Home40
22. North MacedoniaTamara Todevska – Proud20
23. AlbaniaJonida Maliqi – Ktheju Tokës20
24. EstoniaVictor Crone – Storm20
25. HungaryJoci Pápai – Az Én Ápam20
26. United KingdomMichael Rice – Bigger Than Us2New

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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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