The twelfth esctoday.com TOP TEN list continues today with the places 3 and 2 being announced. As revealed on Saturday, this week's topic are the TOP TEN most popular entries that got no points.
The ranking is based on a poll that was held on esctoday.com over two weeks. All 36 entries that finished last with not points were in the running.
So we continue…
No. 3 – Gunvor with Lass ihn (Switzerland 1998)
In 1998, for the first time since 1993, the Swiss broadcaster held a national final to determine their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest and eventually, the first song performed in German since 1990 was chosen. In fact, 1990 representative Egon Egemann went to Birmingham with lead singer Gunvor as a backing artist, as he had also written the song Lass ihn with her. Shortly before the contest, the singer was surrounded by a little scandal as nude photographies of her were published by a newspaper. After her participation in the contest and her last place with nul points, Gunvor remained in the public eye as her private life received extensive coverage in the yellow press.
It was the third out of four times that Switzerland finished last with nul points. It had previously happened in 1964 and 1967 and it would happen again in the semi final in 2004.
No. 2 – Finn Kalvik with Aldri i livet (Norway 1981)
Finn Kalvik, who is said to be one of Norway's most popular singers, won the Norwegian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 1981 with his own composition Aldri i livet. The song had some very famous supporters as it was produced by ABBA member Benny Andersson, while backing vocals on the studio recording were provided by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. All this did not help as Finn would follow in the footsteps of Jahn Teigen getting no points at all. The song was still a hit in Norway reaching number three on the single charts.
It was the third out of four times that Norway finished last with nul points. Previously it happened in 1963 and 1978 and it would happen again in 1997.
Tomorrow, we will show you the no. 1 on the list.