Another OGAE win for Alenka

by Richard West-Soley 62 views

Members of Bosnia and Herzegovina's branch of the international Eurovision fan club OGAE have voted, and there is a very clear winner in the final table: Slovenia has managed to notch up yet another OGAE win!

After being voted top by both Spanish and Portuguese club members recently, Slovenia has topped the Bosnian poll with a clear thirteen-point lead ahead of Greece and Cyprus. Bosnian fans predict that Slovenia, Cyprus and Turkey to hit the top of the semifinal scoresheet, with Serbia, Bulgaria, Belarus, FYR Macedonia, Austria, Croatia and Switzerland joining them in the final. After winning the semifinal, club members see Alenka going on to scoop the Eurovision Song Contest crown.

The win will be another confidence-booster for Alenka Gotar, who has been enjoying high places for Slovenia in most of the OGAE polls this year. If predictions hold true, she could become the first Slovenian artist to successfully pass through the semifinal since its introduction in 2004.

The full Bosnian results, which consider all the songs in a single vote, are as follows:

1. Slovenia 62
2. Greece 49
3. Cyprus 41
4. Ukraine 37
5. Spain 35
6. Turkey 33
7. Serbia 32
8. Bulgaria 31
9. Belarus 29
10. FYR Macedonia 27
11. Armenia 27
12. Russia 26
13. Austria 25
14. Croatia 18
15. Switzerland 17
16. Albania 15
17. Georgia 14
18. Sweden 13
19. France 12
20. Norway 12
21. Iceland 12
22. Moldova 12
23. Portugal 11
24. Finland 11
25. Israel 9
26. Netherlands 7
27. Andorra 4
28. Romania 3
29. Germany 2
30. Ireland 2
31. Denmark 2
32. Czech Republic 2
33.-42.United Kingdom, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belgium (0 points each)

Taking the current scores into account and allotting the usual 1-8, 10 and 12 points to entries based on the results of each OGAE to have voted so far, the top ten currently looks like this:

  1. Belarus (57)
  2. Switzerland (50)
  3. Slovenia (48)
  4. Greece (42)
  5. Serbia (40)
  6. Cyprus (36)
  7. Ukraine (34)
  8. Bulgaria (18)
  9. France (15)
  10. Iceland (15)

Thanks to the Bosnian results, Slovenia are back in the running amongst the fans, and Greece is catching up not far behind. No Bosnian points for favourites Switzerland and Belarus see those countries' lead begin to weaken slightly.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site