OGAE and the OGAE Second Chance Contest
OGAE (Organisation Générale des Amateurs d'Eurovision) was founded in 1984 in Finland and is the international fan club of the Eurovision Song Contest and it has branches in 37 different countries. Even fans in countries that don't have a club of their own can join the branch called OGAE Rest of the World. If you are interested in finding more information about the different clubs in the network you can visit ogae.net.
OGAE Second Chance Contest is an annual competition with different songs that failed to win their country's national selection to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. It started in 1987 with only four countries participating: Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. It quickly expanded and today the contest has has over twenty competing songs.
If you want even more information and history regarding the OGAE Second Chance Contest, and other happenings within this area, we recommend that you check out this web site.
Information regarding the 2011 competition
March 31 is the last day for sending your participating song (with additional info) AND paying the participation fee (which is 30 Euro). Here is the information regarding payment:
Melodifestivalklubben OGAE Sweden c/o Ann-Marie Svanström
SE-120 58 Årsta, Sweden
Account nr: 146 94 40-0
IBAN: SE 92 95000099 6034 1469 4400
You can check out the schedule for the 2011 competition here. But we have extended the deadline for voting by three weeks, it is now August 21 instead.
If you have any questions regarding the competition or payment please contact us.
OGAE Sweden or Melodifestivalklubben
The Swedish branch is called Melodifestivalklubben. It was founded in 1985 by Leif Thorsson and is a traditional fan club. Everybody can join and you don't need any advanced knowledge regarding the Eurovision Song Contest or the Swedish competition called Melodifestivalen. All we ask is that you enjoy the events and the fantastic music we receive from them every year.
The fan club arranges different happenings throughout the year, often in connection to the Eurovision Song Contest and the national competition.
If you would like to join the Swedish fan club we suggest that you check out our website or send an e-mail to us. Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions regarding membership or anything else related to the club.