The tenth esctoday.com TOP TEN list starts today with the places no. 1 being announced. As revealed on Saturday, this week's topic are the TOP TEN least successful countries.
The ranking will feature countries that have taken part more than five times. It will be based on the average relative placing (i.e. the place in the contest compared to the number of participants) a country has achieved since its debut until today. Rules are:
- Semi final results and final results are counted separately.
- The qualifiying rounds of 1993 and 1996 will not be considered.
- In the case of a tie, the country that won more often gets the higher place in the ranking.
The countries x took part in the contest three times and finished 4th out of 12, 4th out of 16 and 10th out of 20. The average relative placing for x is 36/100, which equals a 9th place among 25 contestants. All average placings will be given compared to 25 countries competing as this is the current number of finalists every year.
So we continue…
No. 1 – Andorra
Andorra's average relative placing since the country's debut in 2004 equals a 20th place among 25 contestants.
Andorra took part in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2004. The only time that the country was close to qualifying for the final was in 2007, when Anoynmous finished twelfth in the semi final with Salvem el món. They scored 80 points in total getting any points from almost half of the other countries.
On all other occassions, Andorra was not ever close to the top ten. In 2004, Marta Roure only got twelve points in total (all of them from Spain) and therefore finished 18th in the semi final. In 2005, Marian van del Wal finished 23rd with 27 points that she got for her entry La mirada interior. In 2006, Jenny finished last with Sense tu getting eight points (again, all of them from Spain) and in 2008 Gisela came 15th with Casanova. The last Andorran entry to date was Get a life in 2009. Performed by Susanna Georgi, it reached 15th place in the semi final scoring only eight points in total.
Last place in the semi final 2006 – Jenny with Sense tu:
Tomorrow, we will show you the top five least successful countries per decade as well as the top ten least successful countries in the years of jury voting and televoting. We will also reveal the five countries that were just missing out on making the list.