History: Nul points!

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Since each of the participating countries casts a series of votes, it is rare that a song fails to receive any votes what so ever � under the modern rules this means that the song failed to make the top ten most popular songs in any country. When it does happen, it is known as nul points, from the practice of reading results in French as well as English during the broadcast.

Entries which received no points, or nul points, since the introduction of the current scoring system in 1975 are as follows:

1978 – Norway – Jahn Teigen – Mil etter mil
1981 – Norway – Finn Kavlik – Aldri i livet
1982 – Finland – Kojo – Nuko pommiin
1983 – Turkey – Çetin Alp and Short Wave – Opera
1983 – Spain – Remedios Amaya – ¿Quién maneja mi barca?
1987 – Turkey – Seyyal Taner and Locomotif – Şarkım Sevgi Üstüne
1988 – Austria – Wilfried – Lisa, Mona Lisa
1989 – Iceland – Daníel Ágúst – Það sem enginn sér
1991 – Austria – Thomas Forstner – Venedig im Regen
1994 – Lithuania – Ovidijus Vysniauskas – Lopsine mylimai
1997 – Norway – Tor Endresen – San Francisco
1997 – Portugal – Célia Lawson – Antes do adeus
1998 – Switzerland – Gunvor – Lass ihn
2003 – United Kingdom – Jemini – Cry Baby
2004 – Switzerland – Piero and the Music Stars – Celebrate

Piero and the Music Stars prove that the new system (semifinal/final) can also deliver 'nul points' participants. Who is your ultimate 'nul points' participant?

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