UK entry for OGAE Song Contest announced

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The votes are in – and OGAE UK will be represented at the 2018 OGAE Song Contest by……Steps!

The come-back kings of the past 12 months comprehensively won the UK heat with the pop hit Scared of the Dark.

The OGAE Song Contest is a chance to celebrate non-Eurovision music from across Europe, with songs nominated from across the OGAE Network, all of which must have been released in the past 12 months.

This year’s competition is being organised by OGAE Australia, following their win last year with Dami Im’s Fighting for Love. The UK has won four times, including three years in a row from 2009-2011.

Full results of the UK selection was as follows:

1: Steps – Scared of the Dark (146)
2: Rita Ora – Anywhere (129)
3: Clean Bandit & Zara Larsson – Symphony (124)
4: Dua Lipa – New Rules (87)
5: Calum Scott – You are the Reason (73)
6: Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss (70)
7: Ed Sheeran – Shape of You (63)
8: Tracey Thorn – Queen (60)
9: Matt Cardle – Desire (52)
10: Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes (50)
11: Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill (48)
12: London Grammar – Big Picture (42)
12: George Ezra – Paradise (42)
14: Kim Wilde – 1969 (37)
15: Rudimental & Jess Glynne – These Days (35)
16: Marshmello & Anne-Marie – Friends (34)
17: Hurts – Beautiful Ones (33)
18: Hurts – Ready to Go (29)
19: Lisa Stansfield – Twisted (29)
20: Morrissey – I Wish You Lonely (25)
21: Stormzy Ft MNEK – Blinded by your Grace (21)
22: Gabrielle – Show Me (19)
22: Liam Gallagher – I’ve All I Need (19)
24: Tallia Storm – He Loves Me (18)
25: D Lorean – Hardwired (16)
26: Passenger – Hell or High Water (12)
27: Alison Moyet – Beautiful Gun (10)
28: Jorja Smith & Stormzy – Let Me Down (5)
29: Snow Patrol – What If That’s All The Love (4)
30: Ramz – Barking (2)

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