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OGAE Second Chance Contest 2021 entries revealed

14 countries will take part in this year's event

The 14 songs that will take part in this year’s OGAE Second Chance Contest have been announced. OGAE Sweden are organising this year’s event, after Anna Bergendahl won the 2020 contest with her Melodifestivalen entry “Kingdom Come”. The 2021 contest will see the lowest number of participants since 1995.

All 14 national finals held in the 2021 season will be represented in the contest with fan favourites including KEiiNO, Eric Saade and Gebrasy all selected to take part in the 35th edition of the contest. Previous winners of the contest include Helena Paparizou, Alcazar and Margaret.

Albania to open, Finland to close

Yesterday, OGAE Sweden revealed the full running order of the contest – which sees Albania open and Finland close. Host country, Sweden, had their position drawn randomly.

  1. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania โ€“ Era Rusi โ€“ Zjarri im
  2. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel โ€“ Eden Alene โ€“ Ue La La
  3. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal โ€“ NEEV โ€“ Dancing in the Stars
  4. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France โ€“ Pony X โ€“ Amour fou
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden โ€“ Eric Saade โ€“ Every Minute
  6. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia โ€“ Therr Maitz โ€“ Future is Bright
  7. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฆ Spain โ€“ Blas Cantรณ โ€“ Memoria
  8. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark โ€“ Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschรธn โ€“ Hรธjt over skyerne
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy โ€“ Irama โ€“ Il genesi del tuo colore
  10. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia โ€“ Jรผri Pootsman โ€“ Magus melanhoolia
  11. ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania โ€“ Gebrasy โ€“ Where’d You Wanna Go?
  12. ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia โ€“ Bernada โ€“ Colors
  13. ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway โ€“ KEiiNO โ€“ Monument
  14. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland โ€“ Ilta โ€“ Kelle mรค soitan

Last year’s contest was won by Sweden’s Anna Bergendahl with her song “Kingdom Come”. Sweden scored 344 points in the final and finished ahead of Finland in second place and Italy in third place.

FINALEN: Anna Bergendahl โ€“ Kingdom ComeFINALEN: Anna Bergendahl โ€“ Kingdom Come

Who’s your winner of the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2021? Did you favourites get selected to take part?

Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.

Tom Ryan

After joining the team in 2018, I've been lucky enough to cover four Eurovision seasons and I'm excited to see what 2023 has in store for us! I'm a music enthusiast, but also enjoy learning - so you'll likely find me in a classroom or listening to the best new music!

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