KEiiNO From Norway Wins “OGAE Second Chance 2021”

The OGAE Second Chance Contest (SCC) is an annual event that celebrates artists who participated in various national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest but didn’t win.
The OGAE Second Chance Contest 2021 took place in Sweden following Anna Bergendahl’s win in 2020.

14 countries took part in the contest this time, by the following running order:

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Each OGAE club voted for the songs and granted 1-8, 10, 12 points for their top 10 favorites.
Here are the full results:

PlaceCountrySongPoints
1NorwayKEiiNO – “Monument”429
2SwedenEric Saade – “Every Minute353
3ItalyIrama – “Il genesi del tuo colore”326
4FinlandIlta – “Kelle mä soitan”219
5CroatiaBernarda – “Colors”163
6FrancePony X – “Amour fou”159
7LithuaniaGebrasy – “Where’d You Want to Go?”141
8SpainBlas Cantó – “Memoria”138
9IsraelEden Alene – “Ue La La”119
10EstoniaJüri Pootsmann – “Magus melanhoolia”106
11PortugalNeev – “Dancing in the Stars”99
12AlbaniaEra Rusi – “Zjarri im”53
13DenmarkChief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn – “Højt over skyerne”35
14RussiaTherr Maitz – “Future is Bright”21


The full show is available here:


The winning song is “Monument” by Norwegian band KEiiNO:



The band participated in the “Melodi Grand Prix 2021” (Norwegian selection for Eurovision 2021), and won second place in the grand final of “Melodi Grand Prix 2021“.
In 2019, the band represented Norway at Eurovision 2019 with the song “Spirit in The Sky”. They won the televote, but received less support from the jury.
Eventually, they finished in 6th place in the grand final of Eurovision 2019:


The band members reacted:

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Wow, we can’t believe this!! Thank you for voting for us at Second Chance ❤️ We appreciate all of you so much, and can’t wait to sing and dance with you very soon! «Monument» is a song close to our hearts, and to see that you feel the same means the world to us ❤️ Virtual hugs and kisses – A, T & F


OGAE Second Chance 2021 includes only 14 participating countries.
A lot of countries haven’t held any national selection this year, since they chose Eurovision 2021 same artists as for Eurovision 2020: Romania, Moldova, Iceland, Malta, Australia, Slovenia, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Latvia and more absent from the contest this year.

It is the 4th time that Norway has won “OGAE Second Chance”. Previous times were in 1992, 1993, and 2013.

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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