The first of this year’s three OGAE contests, the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2021 is now open!
The OGAE Second Chance Contest (SCC) is organised by OGAE to give a “second chance” to songs which were part of a national public selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) that involved at least two songs, but which failed to be selected to represent their country. The main purpose of the OGAE SCC is to promote the music, performers, authors of music and lyrics from these national selections.
This year’s contest is being hosted by OGAE Sweden, following Anna Bergendahl’s victory in 2020 with Kingdom Come. With many countries opting to hold internal selections this year, only 14 countries are taking part, nevertheless it is another strong line-up, showcasing the depth of talent that many national finals had this year.
As the UK is one of those countries that didn’t hold a national final, OGAE UK has no participant in this year’s Second Chance Contest, nevertheless we are still able to vote as a guest jury.
Members can now vote here – award each song from 1 to 10 points and provide your name and membership number towards the UK Jury’s ESC-style top 10. Please note that voting is restricted to current OGAE UK members.
A playlist of the songs is available here.
Good luck to all the participants!