TOP TEN: No. 5 and 4

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The twelfth TOP TEN list continues today with the places 5 and 4 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 over two weeks. All 36 entries that finished last with not points were in the running.

So we continue…

No. 5 – Nora Nova with Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an das Schöne (Germany 1964)

Six singers took part in the German national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 and the winner was Nora Nova, who had had her only hit Männer gibt's wie Sand am Meer the year before. Her song Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an das Schöne, roughly translated as You get used to something beautiful so quickly, still keeps the record of having had the longest title in the history of the contest. Maybe it was this monstrous title that scared off the juries as none of them gave Germany any points that year.

It was the first of two times that Germany finished last with nul points – the second time it would happen in 1965.

No. 4 – Jahn Teigen with Mil etter mil (Norway 1978)

Jahn Teigen had already taken part in the Norwegian national finals in 1974, 1975 and 1976, but in 1978 he finally won the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest. In Paris, Mil etter mil was the first song in the douze points voting system not to get any points. The song was still a number one hit in Norway and helped Jahn Teigen becoming one of the country's most popular entertainers. In 1982 and 1983, he represented Norway again making him the only singer to be chosen again to represent the same country after getting nul points. The only other nul pointer who returned to the contest was Téréza, although she represented Monaco in 1966 (getting no points) and later Yugoslavia in 1972. Jahn Teigen took part in the Norwegian national finals a total of 14 times, most recently in 2005.

It was the second out of four times that Norway finished last without getting any points. Previously, it had happened in 1963 and it would happen again in 1981 and 1997.

Tomorrow, we will introduce no. 3 and 2 on the list.