Over recent weeks the members of Eurovision clubs around the world have voted in the annual OGAE Video Contest 2021. After victory last year with the music video for Agnes – ‘Fingers Crossed‘, this year’s hosts were OGAE Sweden. Last week OGAE France were declared the winners of the 19th and final edition of the the OGAE Video Contest with Julien Doré – ‘Nous’. From 2022 onwards, the contest will have a new combined format with the OGAE Song Contest.
What is the OGAE Video Contest?
The OGAE Video Contest is one of three main fan contests hosted annually by the OGAE International Network. Together the members of national OGAE clubs across are united through their love of music from their home nation. Whether it is through OGAE Second Chance, to find the best national final entry that didn’t make it to Eurovision, the OGAE Song Contest to select the best song of the last year, or the OGAE Video Contest to find the best music video.
Not to be confused with the OGAE Song Contest, won this year by OGAE Australia and Tones and I, the OGAE Video Contest is purely a visual contest. Thus it is about art direction, choreography and how the song translates through the music video. Since 2003, each OGAE club has been selecting and voting for their favourite videos. So far 50 countries have participated in the contest.
OGAE Video Contest 2021
Last year it was former Melodifestivalen star, Agnes that gave Sweden its first win in the contest. Through the eye of the beholder, fan clubs worldwide saw the beauty in the kaleidoscope visuals of ‘Fingers Crossed’. Which amassed a total of 157 points. Below are the results of the the 2021 edition of the OGAE Video Contest courtesy of our hosts OGAE Sweden:
- 🇫🇷 France: Julien Doré – ‘Nous’ (165 points)
- 🇷🇺 Russia: Little Big & Netta – ‘Moustache’ (140 points)
- 🇮🇹 Italy: Fedez, Achille Lauro and Orietta Berti – ‘Mille’ (125 points)
- 🇬🇷 Greece: Eleni Foureira – ‘Aeraki (To thiliko)’ (104 points)
- 🇦🇺 Australia: Kylie Minogue – ‘Say Something’ (103 points)
- 🇩🇪 Germany: Wincent Weiss – ‘Wer wenn nicht wir’ (99 points)
- 🇧🇪 Belgium: Dua Lipa feat. Angèle – ‘Fever’ (93 points)
- 🇺🇸 Rest of the World: John Duff – ‘High Heels’ (93 points)
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia: Lozano – ‘Vardare’ (87 points)
- 🇵🇹 Portugal: NEEV – ‘Something Trivial’ (82 points)
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine: Onuka – ‘GUMA’ (79 points)
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Jessie Ware – ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ (36 points)
- 🇪🇪 Estonia: NOËP – ‘Head Out of The Water’ (28 points)
- 🇭🇷 Croatia: Albina – ‘La La Love’ (28 points)
- 🇸🇪 Sweden: Anis Don Demina – ‘Flaggan i topp’ (27 points)
- 🇷🇸 Serbia: Milica Pavlović – ‘Dabogda propao’ (22 points)
- 🇦🇲 Armenia: Iveta Mukuchyan – ‘Tur patjar’ (21 points)
- 🇭🇺 Hungary: Pál Péter – ‘Hogyha lejönnél’ (18 points)
- 🇨🇿 Czech Republic: Daniell – ‘AIM’ (15 points)
- 🇨🇾 Cyprus: Hovig – ‘An diliazo, min thimonis’ (11 points)
- 🇲🇹 Malta: Brooke – ‘Over’ (7 points)
- 🇹🇷 Turkey: BEGE & Emir Taha – ‘B.S.G.’ (7 points)
- 🇱🇻 Latvia: Ivo Fomins – ‘Tu man esi’ (2 points)
- 🇵🇱 Poland: Teresa Werner – ‘Słodkości’ (0 points)
In a resounding victory for Julien Doré, OGAE France claims its fourth victory in the contest. Which means in the 19th and final edition, France becomes the most successful nation in the OGAE Video Contest.
The future of the contest
Usually the winning nation hosts the next edition. But next year is all change. Recently the Presidents from each member club passed a motion to merge both the OGAE Song Contest and OGAE Video Contest into one event. Soon the OGAE International Network will decide which of the two winning clubs, between OGAE Australia and OGAE France, will host the new format. However it already known that there will be no restrictions on the video or audio. As well as this, the language rule has been scrapped for future contests.
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