This is an
attempt to rank a country's performance in Eurovision based upon every
single result, not just wins, since 1956. For each country, every placing received is divided
by the number of entrants that year to give a fraction. The total score for a decade/overall is then divided by the
number of times they competed in that time. Finishing 6/12 counts for the same as finishing
12/24 and countries who have
only competed rarely can be compared with evergreens. In the era of
semi-finals a DNQ is given the same points as finishing last in
NB. in order to
qualify for the overall table a country must have participated in at
least five finals; for the decade tables, two finals. Additionally,
countries which submitted entries in 1993, 1996, and since 2004 and failed
to make the final are given a fraction of 0.999. For each winning
song there is a bonus deduction of 1.000, which is why some countries
who did exceptionally well in a decade have a minus score!.
Despite another Azeri flop in Vienna their average placing
retains top position. Mans helps Sweden close in on
Ireland but Swedes still hampered by poor results in the early
decades. Il Volo help Italy leapfrog France (no pun
intended). Good year for Israel, Latvia and Belgium too.
Moldova biggest fallers.
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