Second Chance Contest

Ok, ok, we can’t help ourselves from dwelling a little bit longer on this year’s Eurovision edition, so please bear with us!

If you’re member of a national OGAE fan club, you might have gotten an invitation to cast your votes in the Second Chance Contest. This is where a finalist from the various national selection finals is chosen to represent its country and get a second chance to win fame and glory. To see which entries are in the running this year, you can check out this website. The voting has now closed and the winner will be revealed in late August. We will of course keep you updated!

GEE keep our fingers crossed for a decent result for A1, Norway’s representative this year who we think might stand a fair chance. Sweden could have gone with a number of strong contenders, like Eric Saade’s “Manboy”, the biggest floor stomper at Euroclub this year, or the amazing runner-up Salem Al-Fakir with “Keep on Walking”. Instead they chose to send Anna and her vanishing guitar to Oslo and give Timoteij a second chance…

Meanwhile we can ponder upon the fact that the Swedes prevented us from seeing this fabulous man on stage in Oslo:


  1. Hi Astrid and Guri,I've just discovered your fabulous blog but I'm going to keep coming back for more – I'm also going to put a link to GEE from my blog EuropeCrazy http://europecrazy.blogspot.comAnd of course I agree that Sweden made the wrong choice this year – but of course I would say that, as my other blog is Salem's international fansite. You must check it out if you need more information about the great man! http://planetsalem.blogspot.comThanks again for a great blog!!Best wishesLaura.

  2. Hi Laura,Many thanks for leaving a comment and for letting us know about your great blog(s)! How fab! We will definitely put you on our stuff we read list from now on:-) We would have loved Salem to represent Sweden in Oslo, he could have done very well and much better than boring Anna, that's for sure. From what we’ve learned he scored much higher with the international juries than the domestic ones that favored Anna, so this gave us a pretty good indication of how it all would turn out and what could have been… Should be interesting to see if Melodifestivalen makes any significant changes after this year's poor result.Stay tuned for more reviews of the Second Chance contenders!BR,Astrid & Guri:-)

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