OGAE Second Chance Contest 1999

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OGAE Second Chance Contest 1999
Venue Emmen, Netherlands
Host broadcaster Netherlands OGAE Netherlands
Number of entries 16
Debuting countries
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries
Voting system Each jury awards 1–8, 10, and 12 points to their ten favourite songs
Winning song  Turkey
"Unuttuğumu Sandığım Anda"
OGAE Second Chance Contest
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The 1999 OGAE Second Chance Contest was the 13th 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. The contest was held in Emmen in the Netherlands after Nurlaila's win the previous year with "Alsof je bij me bent".[1]

Seventeen countries were originally to take part in the contest. However Malta was disqualified after their votes did not arrive on time. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Denmark all returned after missing the previous year's contest, and France made its Second Chance debut. However Estonia, Finland, Greece, Macedonia and Switzerland all withdrew from the contest.

The winner of the 1999 contest was Turkey's Feryal Başel with the song "Unuttuğumu Sandığım Anda". This marked the third year in a row that a non-Scandinavian country won the contest. Second place went to Belgium's Petra and third place went to Corinna May of Germany, the original German entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1999. The 16 competing countries were joined in the voting by guest juries from Spain, Austria, Israel, Finland and Switzerland.[1]


Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation National final Place Points
01  France French Ginie Line "La même histoire" The same story 2nd 13 25
02  United Kingdom English Sister Sway "Until You Saved My Life" 3rd 4 129
03  Sweden Swedish Dromhus "Stjärna på himmelen" Star in the sky 2nd 6 117
04  Norway English Midnight Sons "Stay" 2nd 14 22
05  Germany German Corinna May "Hör den Kindern einfach zu" Just listen to the children 1st* 3 139
06  Malta English Lawrence Gray "The Right Time" 2nd Disqualified 25
07  Denmark Danish Stine Findsen "Flammer under vand" Flames under water 3rd 15 15
08  Belgium Dutch, English Petra "Diep in mijn huid" Deep in my skin 6th 2 143
09  Turkey Turkish Feryal Başel "Unuttuğumu Sandığım Anda" The moment I
thought I'd forgotten
2nd 1 164
10  Cyprus Greek Giorgos Gavriel "Pios erotas glykos" Which sweet love 9th 16 4
11  Portugal Portuguese Sofia Froes "Menina alegria" Girl of joy 2nd 11 27
12  Slovenia Slovene Tinkara Kovač "Zakaj" Why 2nd 8 58
13  Croatia Croatia Renata Sabljak "I kako sada ići dalje" How can I go on 11th 8 58
14  Italy Italian Anna Oxa "Senza pietà" Without mercy 1st 5 120
15  Netherlands English Déanté "We Don't Live Too Long" 2nd 12 26
16  Ireland English Maggie Toal &
Andy McComish
"I Won't Ever Let You Go" 3rd 10 48
17  Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian 7 Up "Daj spusti se" Come on, get up 3rd 7 98

* Disqualified

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