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OGAE Second Chance Contest 2022 entries announced

The entries taking part in the OGAE Second Chance Contest have been announced. OGAE Norway will organise the event this year, following KEiiNO’s impressive victory with “Monument” last year.

OGAE Second Chance Contest entries

In the list of entries, we see many runner-ups from national finals. These include Australia’s Voyager and France’s Pauline Chagne. Other countries have opted to go with fan favourites, such as La Rappresentante di Lisa for Italy. On the list, it seemed OGAE Ukraine had chosen Alina Pash. However, Alina cannot take part, as she actually won Vidbir this year. Due to political issues, she eventually didn’t represent Ukraine. Kalush Orchestra replaced her and managed to take the crown in Turin. OGAE Ukraine will now have to choose a different song for the competition.

Start numberCountryArtistTitle
1UkraineTBATBA
2CroatiaMarko BošnjakMola Za Nas
3SwedenMEDINAIn i dimman
4PolandKubaLovesick
5SpainRigoberta BandiniAy Mamá
6IsraelEli HuliBlinded Dreamers
7IrelandRachel GoodeI’m Loving Me
8ItalyLa Rappresentante di ListaCiao Ciao
9SerbiaSara JoMuškarčina
10FinlandBESSRam Pam Pam
11RomaniaGabriel BascoOne Night
12Czech RepublicGIUDIJezinsky
13PortugalSYROAinda Nos Tamos
14Rest of the WorldCristina RamosHeartless Game
15LatviaBermudu DivsturisBad
16GermanyFelicia LuAnxiety
17IcelandDaughters of ReykjavikTurn This Around
18AlbaniaAlban RamosajTheje
19NorwayNorthKidSomeone
20AustraliaVoyagerDreamer
21EstoniaAnna SahleneChampion
22MaltaDeniseBoy
23SloveniaBatista CadillacMim Pravil
24North MacedoniaViktor ApostolovskiSuperman
25LithuaniaLolita ZeroNot Your Mother
26DenmarkFuld EffektRave Med De Hårde Drenge
27FrancePauline ChagneLa nuit Pauline

From 14 to 27

Last year, only fourteen countries took part in the annual OGAE contest. This was mainly due to many countries now selecting their entries internally following the cancellation of the 2020 contest. Many of them have now returned, with 27 acts now lining up.

Among the 27, we see OGAE Rest of the World. They have the choice between the countries which hosted a national final without sending an act to the contest. Choice was limited this year, but they have chosen Cristina Ramos, who entered Una Voce per San Marino this year.

Are you happy with the list of entries for the OGAE Second Chance this year or did you have other favourites? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

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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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