OGAE Second Chance Contest 1994
|OGAE Second Chance Contest 1994
|Host broadcaster||OGAE Norway|
|Number of entries||16|
|Voting system||Each country's jury, made up of member's of the country's OGAE branch, 1–8, 10, and 12 points to their ten favourite songs.|
|Winning song|| Sweden
"Det vackraste jag vet"
|OGAE Second Chance Contest|
The 1994 OGAE Second Chance Contest was the 8th OGAE Second Chance Contest, organized by the members of international Eurovision Song Contest fan club OGAE to select the best song not to make it to the Eurovision Song Contest through their national finals. This year's contest was held in Oslo in Norway after Merethe Trøan won the 1993 Contest with "Din egen stjerne".
16 songs competed in the contest with Russia entering the contest for the first time. However a number of countries were forced to withdraw: Belgium, Denmark, Israel, Slovenia and Turkey were all forced to miss the contest due to being relegated from the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest; Slovakia and Switzerland was also absent from the contest due to no national finals being held in the country for this year's Eurovision.
For the second time "Guest Juries" were used in the contest, allowing OGAE branches from countries who held no national final for Eurovision 1994 to compete in Second Chance. The Guest Juries for the 1994 contest came from France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Israel, Luxembourg and Spain.
Sweden were the winners of the 8th edition of Second Chance, represented by singer Gladys del Pilar with "Det vackraste jag vet", a song composed by Michael Saxell with lyrics by Ingela Forsman. The runner-up position went to the United Kingdom's Frances Ruffelle, while third place was awarded to host country Norway and Madam Medusa.
|Draw||Country||Language||Artist||Song||English translation||National final||Place||Points|
|1||Iceland||Icelandic||Anna Mjöll Ólafsdóttir||"Stopp"||Stop||2nd||12||58|
|2||Romania||Romanian||Monica Anghel||"Dau viaţa mea pentru-o iubire"||I would give my life for love||Unplaced||14||45|
|5||Malta||English||Ray Caruana||"Scarlet Song"||–||2nd||4||124|
|6||Cyprus||Greek||Maria Aristofanous||"Vradia adiana"||Empty evenings||5th||16||33|
|7||Sweden||Swedish||Gladys del Pilar||"Det vackraste jag vet"||The most beautiful
thing I know
|8||Estonia||Estonian||Tõnis Kiis, Anneli Tõevere
& Evelin Samuel
|9||Croatia||Croatian||Valentina||"Made in Europe"||–||16th||15||43|
|10||Russia||Russian||Alyona Apina||"Oi, Oi, Oi"||–||Disqualified||10||60|
|11||Netherlands||Dutch||Willeke Alberti||"Zomaar een dag"||Just a day||2nd||9||62|
|12||United Kingdom||English||Frances Ruffelle||"Sink or Swim"||–||2nd||2||158|
|13||Finland||Swedish||Susanne Sonntag||"En dans på livets vågor"||A dance on the waves of life||2nd||13||55|
|14||Hungary||Hungarian||Andrea Szulák||"Fenn a szabad ég"||Up in the blue sky||3rd||7||72|
|15||Ireland||English||Orna McNamara||"Crystal Eyes"||–||2nd||5||111|
|16||Portugal||Portuguese||Pedro Miguéis||"Todos nós alguma vez"||Everyone of us sometime||2nd||6||78|
Below is a summary of all 12 points received:
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|6||Sweden||Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Israel, Netherlands, Spain|
|5||United Kingdom||Cyprus, France, Germany, Portugal, Russia|
|Russia||Norway, United Kingdom|