OGAE Second Chance Contest 2012
|OGAE Second Chance Contest 2012
|Venue||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Host broadcaster||OGAE Rest of the World|
|Number of entries||19|
|Returning countries|| Cyprus
Latvia (Rest of the World)
|Withdrawing countries|| Croatia
|Voting system||Each jury awards 1–8, 10, and 12 points to their ten favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Spain
"Tu vida es tu vida"
|OGAE Second Chance Contest|
The 2012 OGAE Second Chance Contest was the 26th OGAE Second Chance Contest, organised between 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. The contest was held in Johannesburg, South Africa after Yohanna won the 2011 Contest for Iceland, represented by OGAE Rest of the World with "Nótt".
19 countries competed in the contest. It also marked the return of 4 countries to the contest: Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia (as the entry for OGAE Rest of the World) and Russia. However Croatia, Italy, Israel, Malta, Macedonia and Poland did not participate in the Second Chance Contest. Italy, Israel and Poland, along with Andorra, France, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom were lined up to be guest juries during the voting.
The voting took place over five days from 16 October. Spain's Pastora Soler was declared the winner with the song "Tu vida es tu vida", beating Sweden's Danny Saucedo into 2nd place by a single point. Norway's Reidun Sæther took 3rd place.
|Draw||Country||Language||Artist||Song||English translation||National final||Position||Points|
|02||Cyprus||English||Ivi Adamou||"You Don't Belong Here"||—||2nd||10||64|
|03||Germany||English||Ornella de Santis||"Quietly"||—||2nd||11||59|
|05||Norway||English||Reidun Sæther||"High on Love"||—||Unplaced||3||190|
|06||Austria||English||Conchita Wurst||"That's What I Am"||—||2nd||5||132|
|07||Russia||English||Dima Bilan & Yulia Volkova||"Back to Her Future"||—||2nd||7||102|
|10||Portugal||Portuguese||Ricardo Soler||"Gratia plena"||Full of grace||4th||13||35|
|11||Latvia||English||Roberts Pētersons||"She's a Queen"||—||6th||17||6|
|13||Spain||Spanish||Pastora Soler||"Tu vida es tu vida"||Your life is your life||2nd||1||201|
|14||Iceland||Icelandic||Magni Ásgeirsson||"Hugarró"||Peace of mind||3rd||6||111|
|15||Denmark||English||Jesper Nohrstedt||"Take Our Hearts"||—||2nd||4||175|
|16||Estonia||Estonian||Lenna||"Mina jään"||I will stay||2nd||9||68|
|17||Finland||Finnish||Ville Eetvartti||"Lasikaupunki"||City of glass||2nd||15||11|
|18||Slovenia||Slovenian||Eva Boto||"A si sanjal me"||Did you dream of me||4th||8||95|
Voting order 
Seven guest juries from clubs in Andorra, France, Italy, Israel, Luxembourg, Poland and the United Kingdom join the participating clubs in the voting.
Score sheet 
12 points 
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another:
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|8||Spain||Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom|
|7||Norway||Andorra, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Rest of the World, Spain|
|5||Sweden||Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Israel, Russia|
|3||Austria||Germany, Norway, Sweden|
See also 
- "OGAE SECOND CHANCE 2012 - VOTING". sechuk.com. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "OGAE SECOND CHANCE 2012". sechuk.com. Retrieved 9 April 2012.
- OGAE Rest of the World : Eurovision South Africa (2012-04-18). "OGAE Second Chance Contest 2012 - Johannesburg, South Africa". Retrieved 21 April 2012.