UK Wins OGAE Song Contest 2018 with Steps

The United Kingdom has won this years OGAE Song Contest with “Scared of the Dark” by Steps.

Greece finished in 2nd place with Eleni Foureirawhile, while Ireland came 3rd with Kodaline.

The OGAE Song Contest is a contest held by the official Eurovision fan club OGAE. Clubs around the world can enter with an original song that was released within the last 12 months and sung in one of the country’s official languages. This year’s contest was organised by OGAE Australia, after Dami Im’s victory last year with “Fighting For Love”.

The full results of the contest are as follows:

  1. United Kingdom: Steps – “Scared of the Dark” (230 points)
  2. Greece: Eleni Foureira – “Vasilissa” (171 points)
  3. Ireland: Kodaline – “Follow Your Fire” (154 points)
  4. Italy: Giorgia & Marco Mengoni  – “Come neve” (131 points)
  5. Belgium: Charlotte  – “Ta peau” (110 points)
  6. Sweden: Samir & Viktor – “Put your hands up för Sverige” (89 points)
  7. Hungary: Joci Pápai – “Özönvíz” (85 points)
  8. Australia: Troye Sivan – “My My My” (83 points)
  9. Cyprus: Michalis Hatzigiannis – “Erotas agkathi” (74 points)
  10. FYR Macedonia: Antonia Gigovska – “Svetlina vo mrak” (73 points)
  11. Russia: Lolita – “Ranevskaya” (45 points)
  12. Poland: Cleo – “Łowcy gwiazd” (44 points)
  13. France: Christophe Willem – “Rio” (42 points)
  14. Ukraine: Kazka  – “Svyata” (37 points)
  15. Spain: Lola Indígo – “Ya no quiero ná” (35 points)
  16. Germany: Alina – “Nie vergessen” (32 points)
  17. Turkey: Aynur Aydın feat. Turaç Berkay – “Bana Aşk Ver” (32 points)
  18. Norway: Kari Bremnes – “Det e min sønn” (30 points)
  19. Malta: Emma Muscat  – “I Need Somebody” (30 points)
  20. Croatia: Franka Batelić – “S tobom” (28 points)
  21. Andorra: Buhos – “Volcans” (25 points)
  22. Denmark: Rasmus Seebach – “2017” (23 points)
  23. Bulgaria: Dara – “Vse na men” (22 points)
  24. Serbia: Lena Kovačević  – “Cafe” (14 points)
  25. Slovenia: Lea Sirk – “Moj profil” (14 points)
  26. Finland: Evelina – “Tornado” (13 points)
  27. Czech Republic: Mirai  – “Chci tančit” (10 points)
  28. Portugal: Salvador Sobral – “Mano a Mano” (4 points)
  29. Belarus: Skynet – “Kakhanaya” (2 points)

Steps have previously been mentioned over who should represent the UK in the Eurovision with the band member Claire Richards commenting “You never know. Never say never.”

What do you think of the result? Would you like to see Steps in the Eurovision? let us know in the comments section below!

You can see a full breakdown of the results below:

1 Comment
  1. Bob says

    Under the rules stated above, is the UK cheating?

    ‘Scared Of The Dark’ was released in March 2017 – 18 months ago.

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