Tel Aviv 2019

OGAE Rest of the World puts Mahmood back in the lead

From Mahmood to Luca Hänni, back to Mahmood to end up with Duncan Laurence and now back to Mahmood. The number one of the OGAE Poll has switched a whole lot between the three top acts there. The latest set of votes, OGAE Rest of the World, have handed the lead back to Italy!

Who is ‘the rest of the world’?

OGAE Rest of the World are the fan club for fans who do not have a national OGAE. This often comes down to non-Eurovision nations, such as Colombia, the United States or South Africa. However, Eurovision countries without a national club may also join the worldwide club. Examples of those are Bosnia&Herzegovina and San Marino.

These fans have joined forces in their own OGAE. They have decided to award their douze points to Italy. It’s the eighth time this year that an OGAE awards its top score to Mahmood’s “Soldi”. The Netherlands have picked up yet another score of ten points. With the exception of OGAE Russia’s votes, it’s now the seventh consecutive ten points finish for Duncan Laurence and his “Arcade”.

New to the scoreboard is Australia. Kate Miller-Heidke had not received any points yet, but that has now changed. OGAE RoW have placed “Zero Gravity” ninth, good for two points on the board.

OGAE Rest of the World
12 pointsItaly
10 pointsThe Netherlands
8 pointsSwitzerland
7 pointsNorway
6 pointsCyprus
5 pointsIceland
4 pointsSweden
3 pointsGreece
2 pointsAustralia
1 pointAzerbaijan

It’s a tie!

With the worldwide twelve, Italy is back in the lead on the OGAE Poll. Mahmood now has 291 points, which puts him ahead of Duncan Laurence, who has… 291 points. Italy’s leading position is due to the fact that “Soldi” has picked up points from more countries than “Arcade” has done. So far, only OGAE Russia have not awarded points to Mahmood. Duncan Laurence however received no points from both OGAE Russia and OGAE Slovenia.

Third place has now gone to Switzerland’s Luca Hänni. He is three points behind the leaders on 288 points so far. His chance of winning is however still very much alive, with eleven more clubs voting in the next couple of days.

The gap to fourth placers Norway is increasing. KEiiNO have picked up a mighty 166 points. Their gap to Cyprus and Sweden has now increased to seventeen and eighteen points.

CountryEntryPointsPoints changePosition change
1. ItalyMahmood – Soldi291+12+2
2. The NetherlandsDuncan Laurence – Arcade291+10-1
3. SwitzerlandLuca Hänni – She Got Me288+8-1
4. NorwayKEiiNO – Spirit In The Sky166+70
5. Cyprus Tamta – Replay149+6+1
6. SwedenJohn Lundvik – Too Late For Love148+4-1
7. RussiaSergey Lazarev – Scream8800
8. IcelandHatari – Hatrið Mun Sigra88+5+1
9. AzerbaijanChingiz – Truth84+1-1
10. GreeceKaterine Duska – Better Love70+30
11. SpainMiki – La Venda5400
12. MaltaMichela – Chameleon3900
13. FranceBilal Hassani – Roi2000
14. BelgiumEliot – Wake Up1800
15. DenmarkLeonora – Love Is Forever1800
16. PortugalConan Osíris – Telemóveis1700
17. SloveniaZala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – Sebi1700
18. North MacedoniaTamara Todevska – Proud1200
19. AlbaniaJonida Maliqi – Ktheju Tokës1000
20. San MarinoSerhat – Say Na Na Na900
21. ArmeniaSrbuk – Walking Out900
22. PolandTulia – Fire Of Love700
23. Czech RepublicLake Malawi – Friend Of A Friend600
24. IsraelKobi Marimi – Home500
25. EstoniaVictor Crone – Storm200
26. HungaryJoci Pápai – Az Én Ápam200
27. LatviaCarousel – That Night200
28. United KingdomMichael Rice – Bigger Than Us200
29. AustraliaKate Miller-Heidke2+2New

Check out our previous OGAE Poll articles:

Mahmood - Soldi (Prod. Dardust & Charlie Charles)Mahmood – Soldi (Prod. Dardust & Charlie Charles)

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of ESCXTRA.com. 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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