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.
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 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
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!
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
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.