The 21st OGAE Second Chance Contest was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia after Saša Lendero won the 2006 contest with "Mandoline". 20 countries competed in the contest for the title of the best song that didn't make it to the Eurovision stage through their national selection. However 22 had signed up to compete. Moldova were forced to withdraw their entry, "Your Place or Mine" by Olia Tira, after no national final performance could be available. Finland was disqualified after the country's branch was expelled from the OGAE Network on 17 September, and as such their entry, "Olet uneni kaunein" by Johanna Kurkela, did not participate in the contest. Seven guest juries also competed in the voting, namely Italy, Andorra, Rest of the World, Austria, Belgium, Lebanon and Moldova (after their withdrawal).
Estonia, France and Spain made their returns to the contest after missing last year's contest. Belgium withdrew after no national final was held in the country while Serbia and Montenegro were forced to withdraw after the country was dissolved in 2006. Its successor, Serbia, however made its debut to the contest this year.