The tenth esctoday.com TOP TEN list was presented this week. Now we will provide a complete overview and we will show you the the five countries that were just missing out as well as the lest successful countries per decade and in the years of jury voting and televoting.
This is the full TOP TEN:
The five countries that were just missing out
No. 11 – Yugoslavia
Yugoslavias average relative placing since the country's debut in 1961 equals a 14.8th place among 25 contestants.
Yugoslavia had a streak of luck between 1987 and 1989 reaching the top ten four years in a row, including a victory in 1989. Most of the other Yugoslav entries finished somewhere near the bottom although only one entry finished last.
No. 12 – FYR Macedonia
FYR Macedonia's average relative placing since the country's debut in 1998 equals a 14.4th place among 25 contestants.
FYR Macedonia was quite successful in the semi finals reaching the top ten six years in a row between 2004 and 2009 but did not qualify in 2008 and 2009 as the jury wildcards were given to Sweden and Finland respectively. In the final, the country was less successul as the best placing here was a twelfth place in 2006. FYR Macedonia has yet to finish last as their worst result to date was a third last place in the semi final 2010.
No. 13 – Norway
Norway's average relative placing since the country's debut in 1960 equals a 14.4th place among 25 contestants.
Norway has won the Eurovision Song Contest three times, finished second once and has reached the top five another six times. Despite those successes, Norway was quite close to making this list due to many very low placings including ten last places, which is a record. Four of their entries got nil points, which is another record.
No. 14 – Cyprus
Cyprus' average relative placing since the country's debut in 1981 equals a 14.3rd place among 25 contestants.
Cyprus' best placing in the Eurovision Song Contest to date is a fifth place, which was already achieved three times so far. Only six other entries reached the top ten. On the other hand, Cyprus finished last once in 1986and was eliminated in the semi finals four years in a row between 2006 and 2009.
No. 15 – Netherlands
The Netherlands' average relative placing since the country's debut in 1960 equals a 14.2nd place among 25 contestants.
If there is one country in the Eurovision Song Contest whose results have been like on a rollercoaster, it's the Netherlands. Between 1957 and 1970 the country won the contest three times but finished outside the first half of the scoreboard on every other occasion. A fourth victory anf five top five placings followed over the years. On the other hand, the Netherlands came last four times, however most recently in 1968. The Netherlands were also eliminated in the semi finals six years in a row between 2005 and 2010.
Least successful countries per decade
Here you can find the TOP FIVEs for the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s as well as the TOP TEN for the 2000s (2000-2009). All countries that took part in a decade at least twice were considered for the ranking, therefore you might discover some countries that were not featured on the "big" list.
Least successful countries in the years of jury voting and televoting
Here you can find the TOP TENs for the years of (mainly) juries voting (1957-1997) and (mainly) televoting (1998-2008). As there were only two editions so far with all countries using the 50/50 system, those years are omitted. Countries must have competed more than four times in the years of jury voting and more than once in the years of televoting to make the rankings.
As it has been already announced last week, next week we will continue with the most successful countries using the same formula.