OGAE Second Chance Contest 1999
|OGAE Second Chance Contest 1999
|Host broadcaster||OGAE Netherlands|
|Number of entries||16|
|Returning countries|| Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Withdrawing countries|| Estonia
|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|
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".
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.
|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|
|05||Germany||German||Corinna May||"Hör den Kindern einfach zu"||Just listen to the children||1st*||3||139|
|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
|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|
|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 &
|"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|
See also