• Kyriakos Tsinivits

Australia's Tones and I wins OGAE Song Contest 2021



Australia has won the OGAE Song Contest 2021 with Tones and I's 'Fly Away’ taking out the title.


Tones and I is an Australian singer, songwriter, and record producer who took the world by storm with her hit 'Dance Monkey' which reached No. 1 in over 30 countries around the world. 'Fly Away' is Tones' lead single from her debut album 'Welcome to the Madhouse' released this year. In a Rolling Stones article about the song Tones said: "'Fly Away' is about chasing your dreams, reaching your goals, and the realities that come with it".


It is Australia's second win ever in the OGAE Song Contest. Australia last won in 2017 when Eurovision royalty Dami Im took the trophy with the song 'Fighting for Love'.


The contest is one of three held by the OGAE International Network, alongside the OGAE Second Chance Contest (in which entries from national finals that didn’t win compete against each other), and the OGAE Video Contest (in which music videos compete). The OGAE Song Contest is the oldest running since 1986.


This year it was hosted by OGAE UK in Cardiff after Dua Lipa’s ‘Physical’ won last years vote.


The full results of the contest are as follows:

  1. Australia: Tones & I – ‘Fly Away’ - 172 points

  2. Finland: Erika Vikman – ‘Syntisten Pöytä’ - 164 points

  3. United Kingdom: Joel Corry & MNEK – ‘Head & Heart’ - 150 points

  4. France: Patrick Fiori & Florent Pagny – ‘J’y Vais’ - 137 points

  5. Italy: Takagi & Ketra featuring Marco Mengoni & Frah Quintale – ‘Venere e Marte’ - 129 points

  6. Portugal: Ana Moura – ‘Andorinhas’ - 91 points

  7. Denmark: Fyr og Flamme – ‘Kamæleon’ - 83 points

  8. Belgium: Camille – ‘Vuurwerk’ - 83 points

  9. Germany: Michelle – ‘Vorbei Vorbei’ - 82 points

  10. Ireland: Eimear Quinn – ‘Hibernia’ - 81 points

  11. Greece: Helena Paparizou & Marseaux – ‘Déjà vu’ - 70 points

  12. Spain: Miki Nunez – ‘Me Vale’ - 49 points

  13. Croatia: Damir Kedzo – ‘Nedodirljiva’ - 48 points

  14. North Macedonia: Lara – ‘Za Nas’ - 46 points

  15. Slovenia: Maraaya – ‘Dobr’ Gre’ - 42 points

  16. Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – ‘Flickan På Min Gata’ - 42 points

  17. Rest of the World: Kali Uchis – ‘Telepatia’ - 39 points

  18. Serbia: Zoi – ‘Jasno Mi Je’ - 30 points

  19. Poland: Meskie Granie Orkiestra 2021 – ‘I Ciebie Tez, Bardzo’ - 25 points

  20. Andorra: Beth – ‘Que Tremolin Els Arbres’ - 24 points

  21. Ukraine: Tobizda – ‘Ya Chotu Trampampam’ - 20 points

  22. Armenia: Sirusho – ‘Es u Du’ - 16 points

  23. Hungary: Honeybeast & Palya Bea – ‘Ha Meghalok’ - 15 points

  24. Turkey: Gülsen & Edis – ‘Nirvana’ - 15 points

  25. Cyprus: Monsieur Doumani – ‘Pissourin’ - 10 points

  26. Czech Republic: Aneta Langerova – ‘Jak Krasne Je Byt Milovan’ - 9 points

  27. Latvia: Ivo Fomins – ‘Diena Vai Nakts’ - 7 points

  28. Austria: Josh – ‘Expresso & Tschianti’ - 3 points

  29. Russia: Jey – ‘Nenormalnyj’ - 0 points

Australia received points from 24 of the other 28 competing countries with three sets of 12 points from Cyprus, Rest of the World and Spain.




The full points from OGAE Australia are as follows:


12 points – United Kingdom: Joel Corry & MNEK – ‘Head & Heart’

10 points – Finland: Erika Vikman – ‘Syntisten Pöytä’

8 points – Rest of the World: Kali Uchis – ‘Telepatia’

7 points – Denmark: Fyr og Flamme – ‘Kamæleon’

6 points – Belgium: Camille – ‘Vuurwerk’

5 points – Poland: Meskie Granie Orkiestra 2021 – ‘I Ciebie Tez, Bardzo’

4 points – Ireland: Eimear Quinn – ‘Hibernia’

3 points – Spain: Miki Nunez – ‘Me Vale’

2 points – Helena Paparizou & Marseaux – ‘Déjà vu’

1 point – Italy: Takagi & Ketra featuring Marco Mengoni & Frah Quintale – ‘Venere e Marte’


The OGAE Song Contest has been running since 1986 and is run by the international branch of Eurovision fan clubs known as Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision, English translation General Organisation of Eurovision Fans, or OGAE for short.


In news revealed overnight by the OGAE International Network, they announced that the Presidents of OGAE clubs around the world approved to merge the OGAE Song Contest and the OGAE Video Contest from 2022 into the OGAE Song Contest.


Once the OGAE Video Song Contest 2021 winner is revealed in December the OGAE International Network will decide which of the two winning clubs will host OGAE Song Contest 2022.


So we will have to wait and see if OGAE Australia can host next years Contest, fingers crossed!


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