2019 National Selections
Once again we will be inviting members to contribute to a blog, reporting to other members on the happenings of each country’s national selections.
Countries have been assigned in the table below. Please note that the table is best viewed on a tablet or laptop, it may not show correctly on a phone.
Members will be assigned a country to report on their national selection process. The ‘reports’ will form a blog on ogaerotw.com to keep members up to date with national selections. For those that are new to the club, you can check out last years blog here.
We are looking for reports that are between 200 and 500 words each. You may also provide YouTube links or images related to the performance(s) or winner. We just ask in relation to images that when you provide them, you also provide a source for the image so we can credit it properly. Each report submitted is worth 20 points for #2020Points.
The reports should be emailed to email@example.com and should include "National Selection Report <COUNTRY NAME>" in the title. We would prefer that these be submitted within a few days of the specific selection you are reporting on.
For the multi stage selections there are teams of people assigned in order to maximise the number of people participating (countries like Sweden, Hungary and Lithuania). We would ask that you all agree as a group how to split the work between yourselves (for example - Sweden was one of the most popular countries so we assigned one person for each heat and the finals. You will need to decide between yourselves who will cover each specific heat/final. We will not accept 5 separate reports for the same heat - we would like each member of the team to cover a single heat or final so that we can read about the whole contest). For those where there are two or three of you, you may join up and provide a combined report for each round if you wish. In those circumstances we would divide the twenty points equally for each post (as the points are allocated per report not per person). For direct/internal selections you may choose to do a single report once the song has been revealed, or two separate reports covering the artist announcement and the song announcement if the country announces them at different times.
We look forward to reading your reviews between now and March as the selections take place.
Countries have been assigned as follows:
|Czech Republic||Rachel Guttler|
|Denmark||Jose Luise Abaya|
|Estonia||Alan Nachtigal||Edward Okulicz||Cindy Zhang|
|France||Djamel Adja||Evan Stewart||Kent Acott|
|Hungary||Wayne Ralph||Ronny Addamo||Chris Dominey||Wayne Ralph|
|Ronny Addamo||Chris Dominey|
|Iceland||Tony Peter||Belinda Conn||Michele Acott|
|Italy||Ilya Marin||Alan Tubery||Jose Luis Abaya|
|Latvia||Felipe de Oliveira||Marcos Cortes||Luc Spencer-Gardner||Zac Jones|
|Lithuania||Asta Zelenkauskaite||Nicolas G. Mancini-Suarez||Guillaume Malingri de Bagnolo||Kent Acott|
|Michele Acott||Michael Jones-Gomez||Michele Stigwood||Stephen Stigwood|
|Moldova||Michelle Stigwood||Matthew Passmore|
|Portugal||Luis Braga||James Lindley||Luis Braga|
|Romania||Matt MacDonald||Alex White||Fred Mederios|
|San Marino||Andre Durham|
|Slovenia||Jorge Esteban Salazar Capon||Damian Bernath|
|Spain||Enrique Lopez de Vallejo|
|Sweden||Fred Medeiros||Angelo Fernandez||Alex White||Joseph Newman-Getzler|
|Richard Isaac||Kevin Fansler|
|Ukraine||Herluis Alvarado||Barry Tsai||William Fedor|
|United Kingdom||Darren George|