Israel win ESC18

The Israeli singer, Netta, won the ESC18 Grand Final with a total of 529 points, taking the public televote over Eleni Foureira from Cyprus with her song Fuego.  25-year old Netta had earned the right to represent Israel by winning KAN’s Next Star for Eurovision national selection show. Earlier in the week, Netta appeared at … More Israel win ESC18

OGAE Eurocafe 2018

OGAE Portugal has set up the Eurocafe as Lisbon’s biggest eurovision party venue during finals week.  The venue is open until Sunday morning with days passes available each day on the door.  For details see https://www.ogaeeurocafe2018.ogaeportugal.pt/index.php/pt/

OGAE Party 2018

Wednesday 9 May will see the annual OGAE Party at the Lisbon Eurocafe.  This will be the biggest and best Eurovision party night of the week.  The evening will be hosted by Portugal’s Suzy and will feature Sanna Nielsen, Baccara and other special guests as well as two separate dance floors playing ESC music.  Day … More OGAE Party 2018

Lys Assia 1924-2018

Lys Assia 1924-2018 OGAE is greatly saddened by the news of the death of Lys Assia, winner of the inaugural ESC in 1956, First Lady of Eurovision, and friend of Eurovision fans everywhere.  We offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to her friends and family.

ESC ticketing

On 17 November 2017 the EBU and RTP announced that ESC18 ticket sales will begin on 30 November.  They confirmed that a number of tickets have been made available to the OGAE network.  See Lisbon 2018

OGAE International changes its logo after an international competition

OGAE International has held an international logo competition into which more than 30 proposals have been submitted. From these, the bureau of OGAE International selected 5 proposals that national OGAE clubs were asked to choose from. All in all, 36 national OGAE clubs took part in the voting. The winner of the competition is Andrew … More OGAE International changes its logo after an international competition

Lisbon it is!

Today the Portuguese broadcaster RTP announced that the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the capital, Lisbon. The contest will take place in MEO Arena on 8, 10 and 12 May 2018. This will be the first time ever that the competition will be held in Portugal, as Salvador’s win … More Lisbon it is!