The OGAE Second Chance Contest (SCC) is organised by OGAE to give a “second chance” to songs which were part of a national selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) but which failed to be selected to represent their country. The main purpose of the OGAE SCC is to promote the music, performers, authors of music and lyrics from these national selections.
- In order to be eligible to participate in the OGAE SCC songs must have been performed at that year’s public televised national selection for Eurovision Song Contest, involving at least two songs, and have failed to be selected to participate in the Contest.
- Participating OGAE national clubs may only nominate songs which participated in their own country’s national selection process.
- All OGAE national clubs submitting a song to the OGAE SCC are eligible to vote in the contest.
- Those clubs whose country did not hold a televised national selection process or did not participate in that year’s ESC may also participate in the voting as a “honorary jury”.