Mariette from Sweden wins OGAE Second Chance Contest 2017!!!

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For the fifteenth time in the contest’s history OGAE Sweden won the OGAE Second Chance Contest! Their representative Mariette and her song ‘A Million Years’ stole the hearts of Eurovision fans from 33 countries, who crowned her the winner.

This year OGAE Second Chance Contest was held in Poland for the first time in its history, following Margaret’s win in the previous edition of the contest.  A total of 22 clubs have entered their songs in hope of winning the Grand Prix, with 11 additional clubs voting as guest juries. The song they chose for the win was A million years by Mariette, who got the incredible 329 points in total, followed by Italy’s Paula Turci with 209 points, and Tayanna from Ukraine with 196 points.

These are the official results of OGAE Second Chance Contest 2017:

  1. SWEDEN – 329 points
  2. Italy – 209 points
  3. Ukraine – 196 points
  4. Slovenia – 189 points
  5. Lithuania – 135 points
  6. Spain – 124 points
  7. Norway – 119 points
  8. Greece – 104 points
  9. Iceland – 86 points
  10. United Kingdom – 80 points
  11. Estonia – 72 points
  12. Albania – 44 points
  13. Denmark – 43 points
  14. Hungary – 39 points
  15. Belarus – 32 points
  16. Malta – 32 points
  17. Germany – 30 points
  18. Poland – 26 points
  19. Finland – 14 points
  20. Latvia – 9 points
  21. Georgia (OGAE Rest of the World) – 1 point
  22. Portugal – 1 point

The song A Million Years was written by Thomas G:son, Johanna Jansson, Peter Boström, Jenny Hansson and Mariette Hansson herself, who performed the song for the first time during the second semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2017. She won the semifinal and secured a spot in the Grand Final, where she finished in 4th place.

Mariette’s win in OGAE Second Chance Contest marks the fifteenth time in the history of the contest, when OGAE Sweden took the Grand Prix. It is an achievement on an unprecedented scale in 31-years-old history of the contest, as OGAE Sweden has been winning the contest in every other year on average. We want to congratulate our Swedish colleagues and wish them the very best of luck in hosting the contest next year.

Want to watch OGAE Second Chance Contest 2017 again? No problem! You can watch it now on:

  • Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k3Nbop9nzDQ5f5oTUfJ
  • Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/236485726
  • or download from Onedrive: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21ALR4g5uhEhxOwPc&cid=148CF8465827A50B&id=148CF8465827A50B%2129581

The Second Chance Contest Team wants thank everyone who contributed to this contest. Thank you to everyone  on the team for you hard work and dedication. Thank you to all the clubs who took part and all the fans who have been following and supporting us. This has been an incredible journey for us and we hope you enjoyed what we have prepared for you. See you next year!