OGAE Second Chance Contest 1998

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OGAE Second Chance Contest 1998
Venue Hamburg, Germany
Host broadcaster Germany OGAE Germany
Number of entries 18
Debuting countries None
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries
Voting system Each jury awards 1–8, 10, and 12 points to their ten favourite songs
Winning song  Netherlands
"Alsof je bij me bent"
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The 1998 OGAE Second Chance Contest was the 12th OGAE Second Chance Contest, organised between members of the international Eurovision Song Contest fan club OGAE to select the best song not to make it to the Eurovision Song Contest through each country's national finals. 18 countries took part in the contest, organised by OGAE Germany in Hamburg, Germany.[1]

Four countries that took part in the 1997 Contest withdrew for the Contest in 1997: Bosnia, Denmark and Hungary all withdrew after being relegated from the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, and Cyprus was forced to withdraw after not holding televised national finals to select their entry for Eurovision 1998.

Netherlands was the winner of the Contest with the song "Alsof je bij me bent" by Nurlaila. This was Netherlands' first win in Second Chance, and the second win for a non-Scandinavian country. Second place went to Nanne Grönvall of Sweden, while third place went to Elisabeth Andreassen from Norway. During the voting the 18 competing entries were joined by 7 guest juries from Denmark, Austria, Cyprus, France, Spain, Luxembourg and Israel.[1]


Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation National final Place Points
01  Portugal Portuguese Teresa Radamanto "Só o mar ficou" Only the sea stayed 2nd 13 55
02  Italy Italian Annalisa Minetti "Senza te o con te" With or without you 1st 12 69
03  Finland Finnish Sari Kaasinen "Mielessäni" In my mind 3rd 7 84
04  Estonia Estonian Evelin Samuel "Unistus igavesest päevast" Dream of an eternal day 2nd 10 70
05  Macedonia Macedonian Maja Vukicevic "Broj do deset" Count to ten 14th 17 9
06  Belgium French Dida Robert "Tant besoin de toi" So much need for you 8th 15 24
07  Germany German Rosenstolz "Herzensschöner" Heart's desire 2nd 6 95
08  United Kingdom English The Collective "When We're Alone We Dream" - 4th 10 70
09  Norway Norwegian, English Elisabeth Andreassen "Winds of the Northern Sea" - 2nd 3 146
10  Turkey Turkish Şebnem Paker "Çal" Play 4th 8 78
11  Slovenia Slovene Regina "Glas gora" Voice of the mountains 3rd 5 125
12  Malta English Fabrizio Faniello "More Than Just a Game" 2nd 14 35
13  Sweden Swedish Nanne Grönvall "Avundsjuk" Jealous 4th 2 161
14  Greece Greek Iro Lehouriti "Tipota" Nothing 2nd 18 5
15  Croatia Croatian Colonia "U ritmu ljubavi" In the rhythm of love 4th 4 134
16  Ireland English The Carter Twins "Make the Change" - 4th 8 78
17  Switzerland Italian Talk About Girls "Qualcosa di te" Something from you 2nd 16 20
18  Netherlands Dutch Nurlaila "Alsof je bij me bent" It's like you're with me 2nd 1 192

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