OGAE Song Contest to be Held in Croatia

The Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l’Eurovision, OGAE, which is the most famous fan club of the Eurovision Song Contest, is holding its annual contest, the OGAE Song Contest. Each country’s own section of the ODAE is participating. This year’s contest is being held in Croatia.

The OGAE Song Contest has been held by OGAE clubs since 1986. The contest’s rules are based on the Eurovision system of 1-8, 10 and 12 points, and all the juries are members of the OGAE fan club. The songs are also chosen by each country’s own OGAE fans.

As the 2008 OGAE Song Contest was won by Croatia with their representative Franka Batelić with the song Ruza u kamenu, this year’s contest is to be held in Croatia with 30 countries taking part. The songs that have been announced are:

#   Country – Song – Singer

01 United Kingdom – Viva La Vida – Coldplay
02 Greece – Ston – Egokero Mando
03 Slovenia – Takih Več Ni – Rebeka Dremelj
04 Belgium – 1000 Manieren – Wim Soutaer
05 Spain – Tenía Tanto Que Darte – Nena Daconte
06 Andorra – Vull Saber-Ho Tot De Tu – La Casa Azul
07 Denmark – Taxa – Sanne Salomonsen
08 Malta – Primitive Romina – Mamo
09 Netherlands – Ik Voel Niets Meer – Antje Monteiro
10 Azerbaijan – Hatireler – Chingiz Mustafayev
11 Russia – Vopreki – Valeriy Meladze
12 Portugal – Tu És Fogo – Ana Malhoa
13 Lebanon – Habook Ayooni – Aline Lahoud
14 Turkey – Ben Sen Olamam – Emir
15 Italy – Non Ti Scordar Mai Di Me – Giusy Ferreri
16 Croatia – Možda Volim Te – Franka Batelić
17 Germany – Gib’ Mir Sonne – Rosenstolz
18 Sweden – Nån Som Du – Sonja Aldén
19 Serbia – Okeani – Jelena Tomasevic
20 Estonia – Sellel Ööl – Violina feat. Lenna Kuurmaa
21 Poland – To Nie Tak Jak Myślisz – Edyta Gorniak
22 Rest of the World – Don’t Cry – Jessica Xavier
23 Ukraine Naodinci – Boombox
24 Israel – Chelek Mimcha – Shiri Maimon
25 Ireland – Chead A Mhile Lies – Lamph ft Roisin Dubh
26 Norway – Kyrie Eleison – Anita Skorgan
27 FYR Macedonia Nema Da Pomine – Miyatta
28 France – C’est Dans L’Air – Mylene Farmer
29 Finland – Juuret – Antti Tuisku
30 Austria – Du Bist Feuer Und Eis – Petra Frey 

France & Spain have won the OGAE Song Contest the most, winning four times each. 

Each country performances, singer biographies and song information can be found on the OGAE Song Contest 2009’s offical web page by clicking here. You can also listen last year’s winner song Ruza u Kamenu below.