esctoday.com TOP TEN: Those that didn't make it

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The twelfth esctoday.com TOP TEN list was presented this week. Now we will provide a complete overview and we will show you the entries that were missing out. Furthermore, next week's topic will be revealed.

This is the full TOP TEN:

  1. Remedios Amaya with ¿Quién maneja mi barca?
    (Spain 1983)
  2. Finn Kalvik with Aldri i livet
    (Norway 1981)
  3. Gunvor with Lass ihn
    (Switzerland 1998)
  4. Jahn Teigen with Mil etter mil
    (Norway 1978)
  5. Nora Nova with Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an das Schöne
    (Germany 1964)
  6. Jemini with Cry baby
    (United Kingdom 2003)
  7. Célia Lawson with Antes do adeus
    (Portugal 1997)
  8. Monica Zetterlund with En gång i Stockholm
    (Sweden 1963)
  9. Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif with Sarkim sevgi üstüne
    (Turkey 1987)
  10. Kojo with Nuku pommiin
    (Finland 1982)

These are the full poll results:

  1. Spain 1983 – 14.99%
  2. Norway 1981 – 14.14%
  3. Switzerland 1998 – 7.75%
  4. Norway 1978 – 6.50%
  5. Germany 1964 – 5.37%
  6. United Kingdom 2003 – 4.81%
  7. Portugal 1997 – 4.64%
  8. Sweden 1963 – 4.52%
  9. Turkey 1987 – 4.41%
  10. Finland 1982 – 4.13%
  11. Monaco 1966 – 3.45%
  12. Spain 1965 – 2.71%
  13. Italy 1966 – 2.26%
  14. Czech Republic 2009 – 2.04%
  15. Austria 1991 – 1.92%
  16. Turkey 1983 – 1.81%
  17. Norway 1997 – 1.70%
    Switzerland 2004 – 1.70%
  18. Germany 1965 – 1.14%
    Austria 1988 – 1.14%
  19. Iceland 1989 – 1.13%
    Lithuania 1994 – 1.13%
  20. Netherlands 1962 – 0.68%
    Yugoslavia – 0.68%
    Austria 1962 – 0.68%
  21. Belgium 1962 -0.62%
    Belgium 1965 – 0.62%
    Finland 1963 – 0.62%
  22. Finland 1965 – 0.57%
    Luxembourg 1970 – 0.57%
    Netherlands 1963 – 0.57%
  23. Norway 1963 – 0.11%
    Portugal 1964 – 0.11%
    Spain 1962 – 0.11%
    Switzerland 1964 – 0.11%
  24. Switzerland 1967 – 0.00%

Some entries that almost became nul pointers

Some songs almost ended up with nul points but were eventually saved. In 1998, Greece was at the very bottom of the scoreboard a long time until they were finally saved by Cyprus, giving their traditional 12 to Greece. Those were the only points the country received that year. The year after, Portugal also scored 12 points in total getting all of them from France. In the semi final in 2004, Andorra got 12 points from Spain and nothing more. In 2006, they got all their eight points from Spain again.

In 2001, Latvia got 16 points in total narowly qualifiying for Tallinn thanks to the withdrawal of Portugal. However, eight of those 16 points came from Estonia and another eight from Lithuania. In the semi final in 2009, they also got all their points from their Blatic neighbors. It didn't help this time as Latvia still came last.

Due to the voting system used in 1971, 1972 and 1973 all countries received at least 34, 34 and 32 points respectively. However, if the voting system from 1975 onwards had been used, Malta would have been very likely to get no points at all in 1972 as most of the juries gave the minimum of two points to the Maltese entry.

In 1958, Both Luxembourg and the Netherlands got their only point from Switzerland. If the voting system between 1962 and 1966 had been used, both countries would have probably ended up with zero. The same might have happened to Luxembourg again in 1960 when they got their only point from Italy.

In 1995, Germany had to wait for the second last jury to get its first and only point that year. Ten years later, Germany scored four points in total – two from Moldova and two from Monaco. Curiously enough, those were the only two countries using a jury that year and therefore Germany would have probably scored nul points if all countries had used televoting. In 2006, Malta had to wait for the fifth last jury to get their first and only points that year.

This concludes the twelfth TOP TEN list. Next week, we will continue with the following topic:

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