Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, have confirmed that Lisbon will be the host city for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Dates and the actual venue have still not been finalised but will be confirmed in due course.
After so many years of trying, Portugal triumphed at the ESC17. Congratulations to Salvador Sobral on such a momentous win. ESC18 will be hosted by Portugal for the very first time, the first new host country since 2012. Preparations are already under way but with dates and a venue to be confirmed in due course.
Members will be able to attend the official EuroClub by busying the special access passes that re being made available by the organisers. Details should be available from your National OGAE Club, although please note that the website for purchasing the passes has been experiencing some technical difficulties.
As part of the run up to ESC17, Kyiv Post, the largest circulation English language newspaper/news site in Ukraine is running a promotion in which they are asking fans what they are looking forward to when visiting Kiev. Fans are invited to make a short (30 second) video of their preparations, showing how excited they are … More Kyiv Post Promotion
The OGAE Poll 2017 is running smoothly after one week of voting. Four clubs have voted, OGAE France, OGAE Ukraine, OGAE Belarus and OGAE Luxembourg. France, Ukraine and Luxembourg gave Francesco Gabbani Occidentali’s Karma there 12 points but OGAE Belarus gave its 12 points to Robin Bengtsson’s I Can’t Go On. The Top Ten: Italy 44 points … More OGAE Poll 2017: Italy in the lead
A new Bureau for the OGAE International will be elected in May 2017. According to the OGAE International Statutes the Bureau elections take place every other year. Elections will take place for each of the following seven posts: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Bureau members (2) and Deputy members (2). You may find information for each post … More Bureau elections 2017
The on-line Eurovision merchandise store is very kindly once again offering a 10% discount to OGAE members. Please contact your local club for details of the discount code to be used.
Now it’s time for the OGAE Big Poll 2017 which is one of the biggest fan polls ahead of the contest and, with its unique geographic spread, gives a great insight into how songs may perform in May. Only OGAE club members can take part in the poll, so if you are not already a part … More OGAE Big Poll 2017
Every year the EBU and Host Broadcaster make available a number of fan accreditations. These are allocated through the official accreditation system and are approved by the individual national broadcasters. There are only a small number available for each country. Last year in Stockholm, in addition to the standard fan accreditations, special OGAE “accreditations” were available … More ESC Fan Accreditations
The much anticipated OGAE Poll for 2017 will be launching soon, with the results updated throughout April. Each club in the network will be voting for their favourite songs and submitting their votes to the overall poll. The OGAE Poll is one of the biggest fan polls ahead of the contest and, with its unique … More OGAE Poll 2017