OGAE Second Chance Contest 1988

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OGAE Second Chance Contest 1988
Host
Venue Östersund, Sweden
Host broadcaster Sweden OGAE Sweden
Participants
Number of entries 10
Debuting countries
Withdrawing countries None
Vote
Voting system Each country's jury, made up of member's of the country's OGAE branch, gave 1–8 points to their top 8 songs in order of preference.
Winning song  Sweden
"Om igen"
OGAE Second Chance Contest
◄1987 1988 1989►

The OGAE Second Chance Contest 1988 was the second OGAE Second Chance Contest, organised between members of international Eurovision Song Contest fan club OGAE. Ten countries competed in the second contest, with 6 countries making their debut to the contest. Each country submitted one song that failed to win their national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest 1988.[1]


The contest was held in Östersund in Sweden after OGAE Sweden won the 1987 contest with "Högt över havet" by Arja Saijonmaa. The winner's were again Sweden, with the winning song being "Om igen" by Lena Philipsson, which came second in the Swedish national selection for Eurovision Melodifestivalen 1988. Second place went to debut-country Finland and Helena Miller while third place went to the Netherlands' Joni de Boer.[1]

Location[edit]

For more details on the host city, see Östersund.

Östersund is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden. It is the seat of Östersund Municipality and the capital of Jämtland County. Östersund is located at the shores of Sweden's fifth largest lake, Storsjön, opposite the island Frösön, and is the only city in Jämtland. Östersund is the region's cultural and economical centre and by tradition a city of trade and commerce.

The city was the only Swedish city founded and chartered in the 18th century. Östersund was founded in order to create a trade monopoly over Jämtland whose inhabitants' lucrative trade annoyed the Swedish crown. The intention was to persuade the local farmers to deliver merchandise to middlemen in Östersund, but the population opposed this economic philosophy, and Östersund long remained small.[2] It took until the end of the 19th century for Östersund to truly become a city, after the arrival of the railroad and the economic liberalization of that time.

Östersund is situated in inland Scandinavia and connected to Sundsvall in the east at the Swedish coast, and Trondheim in the west at the shores of the Norwegian sea. Östersund is located in the middle of Scandinavia, in the middle of Sweden, in the middle of Jämtland County and in the middle of Östersund Municipality. As the most centrally located city in Sweden, the city credits itself as the centre of Sweden.[3][4]

Participants[edit]

Draw[1] Country[1] Language[1] Artist[1] Song[1] English translation[1] National final[1] Place[1] Points[1]
1  Greece Greek Elektra "Gia sena mono zo" I live only for you Unplaced 10 19
2  Germany German Ann Thomas "Regenbogenland" Rainbow land 5th 8 23
3  United Kingdom English Two-Ché "This Is The Kiss" 2nd 9 22
4  Netherlands Dutch Joni de Boer "Mijn droom" My dream 3rd 3 49
5  Norway Norwegian Jahn Teigen "Glasnost" 2nd 7 30
6  Denmark Danish Snapshot "Tid til lidt kærlighed" Time for a little love 2nd 4 34
7  Ireland English Liam Reilly "Lifeline" 2nd 6 31
8  Sweden Swedish Lena Philipsson "Om igen" Once again 2nd 1 63
9  Israel Hebrew Yardena Arazi "Hi Rokedet" She dances 2nd 5 32
10  Finland Swedish Helena Miller "Svart och vitt" Black and white 2nd 2 57

Score sheet[edit]

Juries[1]
Total Score Greece Germany United Kingdom Netherlands Norway Denmark Ireland Sweden Israel Finland
Contestants Greece 19 3 1 4 1 0 0 7 2 1
Germany 23 5 2 0 2 4 5 1 1 3
United Kingdom 22 4 2 2 4 1 1 0 8 0
Netherlands 49 7 4 7 5 8 8 3 3 4
Norway 30 1 7 0 1 2 3 6 4 6
Denmark 34 0 5 5 5 6 4 2 5 2
Ireland 31 6 1 6 3 3 3 4 0 5
Sweden 63 8 6 8 6 7 6 7 7 8
Israel 32 2 0 3 8 0 5 2 5 0
Finland 57 3 8 4 7 8 7 6 8 6

8 points[edit]

Below is a summary of all the maximum 8 points received:[1]

N. Recipient nation Voting nation
3 Finland Germany, Norway, Sweden
Sweden Finland, Greece, United Kingdom
2 Netherlands Denmark, Ireland
1 Israel Netherlands
United Kingdom Israel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Speirs, Gary. "OGAE Second Chance Contest 1988". sechuk.com. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Jacobsson, Hans (1992). "Östersunds tillkomst" (in Swedish) in Sten Rentzhog: Jämten 1993, p. 140-145
  3. ^ Familjen Medelsvensson - The average Swedish family Statistics Sweden
  4. ^ "Östersund - Quality of life included" (PDF). Östersund Municipality. Archived from the original on 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-02-29.