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SECOND CHANCE RETRO / GUEST JURY HITS

Participation

The OGAE Second Chance Contest started in 1987 (then called 'Europe's Favourite'). In the 1990s, it evolved into the Second Chance Contest we know today.

In 2003, sechuk.com initiated a retrospective Contest to highlight PRE-1987 ESC national final classics. In 2003 this 'Retro' event was held for songs from the national finals of 1986, in 2004 for 1985, etc. It is currently the intention to run the Retro event up to and including 1974.... (as at 2013, we have reached 1976!).

To encourage Guest Juries to vote on the event, a further Contest was set up in 2004, running in parallel to Second Chance Retro. Called "Guest Jury Hits", it allows Guest Juries to enter a hit song from their country for the same year as the Retro event, but in a separate contest. All juries vote on both Contests at the same time, resulting in 2 winners.

Juries can also vote on both contests without having an entry in either.

Below is a summary of all participations. Check the front page to discover the results of all Retro events.

For more information, contact sechukweb@aol.com

R Retro Participant / G Guest Jury Hits Participant / J Guest Jury (Voting Only) / * - as part of an ex-Yugoslav Jury / S Showcase song

NB - No Guest Jury Hits Contest was held for 1986.

 

1986

1985

1984

1983

1982

1981

1980

1979

1978

1977

1976

1975

1974

Held / To Be Held

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

NUMBER OF CLUBS

22

21

27

30

27

30

 31

 28

 28

 31

 30

 30

 

RETRO ENTRIES

13

12

15

15

15

16

 12

 13

 14

 10

 14

 11

 

GJH ENTRIES

-

9

7

9

10

9

 16

 11

 10

 18

 16

 17

 

TOTAL ENTRIES

13

21

22

24

25

25

 28

 24

 24

 28

 30

 28

 

GUEST JURIES (NO SONG)

6 0 1 4 1 5 3 4 4 3

 0

 2

 

Albania

J

 

G

J

G

AL

 G

 

 J

 G

 G

 

Andorra

 

 

 

J

 

J

AD

 J

J

 J

 J

 G

 G

 

Armenia

AM J

Austria

J

G

R

R

R

R

AT

 G

 G

 G

 G

 G

 

Belgium

R

G

R

R

R

R

BE

 R

 R

 

  R 

 R

 R

 

Bosnia & Herz.

R*

G

R*

R*

 

 

BA

 

 

 G

 G

 G

 G

 

Bulgaria

BG

G

 G

 G

 G  G

Croatia

 

 

R*

R*

 

R*

HR

 G

G

 

  G

 G

 J

 

Cyprus

 

 

R

J

 

J

CY

 G

 J

 

 

 

 

Denmark

R

R

R

R

R

R

DK

 R

 R 

 R

 

 

 

 

Estonia

J

G

 

 

 

 

EE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finland

R

R

R

R

R

R

FI

 R

R

 R

  R 

 R

 R

 

France

 

R

R

R

G

R

FR

 R

R

 R

  R 

 R

 G

 

Germany

 

R

R

R

R

R

DE

 R

R

 R

  G 

 R

 R

 

Greece

R

R

G

R

R

G

GR

 R

R

 R

   G 

 G

 G

 

Iceland

R

 

 

 

 

 

IS

 

 

 

  G

 

 

 

Ireland

R

R

R

G

R

R

IE

 R

R

 R

 R

 R

 G

 

Israel

R

R

 

R

R

R

IL

 G

R

 R

  G

 R

 

 

Italy

 

 

 

G

G

G

IT

 G

 G 

 G

  G

 G

 G

 

Latvia

J

G

G

 

 

 

LV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lebanon

 

 

G

G

G

G

LB

 G

G

 

 

 

 

 

Lithuania

 

 

LT

 

 

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

 

J

J

J

LU

 J

J

 R

 J

 R

 J

 

Macedonia

R*

 

R*

 

R*

 

MK

 G

G

 G

  G

 G

 G

 

Malta

J

G

G

G

G

G

MT

 G

G

 G

  G

 R

 R

 

Moldova

MD

 J

 

 

 

 

Netherlands

R

G

R

R

R

R

NL

 G

 

 

 R

 R

 R

 

Norway

R

R

R

R

R

R

NO

 R

 R

 R

 R

 R

 R

 

Poland

 

 

G

G

G

G

PL

 G

G

 G

  G

 G

 G

 

Portugal

R

R

R

R

R

R

PT

 R

 R

 R

 R

 R

 R

 

Rest of the World

 

 

 

 

G

G

RW

 G

G

 G

  G

 G

 G

 

Romania

 

 

 

G

G

G

RO

 J

 J

 J

 

 

 

 

Russia

J

G

G

G

G

G

RU

 G

G

 G

  G

 G

 G

 

Serbia

RS G

  G

 G  G

Serbia-Montenegro

R*

G

R*

 

R*

 

CS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slovenia

 

 

R*

R*

 

J

SI

 G

 

 

  G

 G

 G

 

Spain

 

 

 

G

G

G

ES

 G

 G

 G

  G

 R

 G

 

Sweden

 

R

R

R

R

R

SE

 R

 R

 R

 R

 G

 R

 

Switzerland

 

 

 

 

 

R

CH

 

 

 R

 R

 R

 R

 

Turkey

R

R

R

R

R

R

TR

 R

 R

 R

  G

 G

 R

 

Ukraine

 

 

G

G

 

J

UA

 G

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom

R

R

R

R

R

R

UK

 R

 R

 R

 R

 R

 R

 

Yugoslavia

R

 

R

R

R

R

YU

 

 

 

 

 S