Semi Form Guide

This page is a record of each country’s performance in Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals since the “seeded” two-semi structure was inaugurated in 2008.   The ranking is based on the last eleven years of two seeded semi-finals. Countries are ranked firstly by qualification record percentage, and ties broken by average semi-final score.  So on each line is the rank after 2018, then rank after 2017, then country,  percentage, fraction and then average points.

eg :  Australia has qualified in 3 out of 3 semis and has a 100% qualification record.  It’s adjusted* average score in semis is 117.00 points.

*NB: due to “double points” being awarded from 2016 onwards we have halved the total scores for those years so the humungeous points don’t skew the averages.

2018 update:  Azerbaijan, Romania and previous table toppers Russia all NQ for the first time, leaving only recent entrants Australia and Ukraine as the only countries with a perfect qualification record.

2019: After the semi-final allocation draw the list has been colour coded:  Red for Semi One, Green for Semi Two, Blue for hosts and Purple for non-participants.

01 02 Australia 100 3/3 117.00
02 03 Ukraine 100 9/9 105.33
03 04 Azerbaijan 90 9/10 97.44
04 05 Romania 90 9/10 93.34
05 08 Sweden 89 8/9 127.28
06 01 Russia 89 8/9 114.39
07 09 Bosnia 83 5/6 82.33
08 06 Greece 82 9/11 94.81
09 10 Turkey 80 4/5 100.40
10 11 Norway 80 8/10 96.10
11 07 Armenia 80 8/10 87.91
12 12 Denmark 80 8/10 85.15
13 13 Hungary 80 8/10 67.55
14 15 Austria 71 5/7 78.14
15 17 Serbia 67 6/9 70.44
16 19 Israel 64 7/11 77.23
17 20 Moldova 64 7/11 70.77
18 14 Iceland 64 7/11 67.45
19 21 Lithuania 64 7/11 61.14
20 22 Cyprus 60 6/10 67.10
21 16 Georgia 60 6/10 57.90
22 18 Poland 56 5/9 53.17
23 27 Estonia 55 6/11 61.36
24 26 Albania 55 6/11 60.77
25 28 Finland 55 6/11 55.77
26 23 Portugal 50 4/8 72.87
27 24 Belgium 45 5/11 70.00
28 25 Malta 45 5/11 63.59
29 30 Netherlands 45 5/11 57.14
30 31 Ireland 45 5/11 52.77
31 29 Croatia 44 4/9 49.91
32 32 Belarus 36 4/11 46.41
33 34 Slovenia 36 4/11 42.14
34 35 Bulgaria 33 3/9 68.88
35 38 Czech Republic 33 2/6 46.67
36 33 Latvia 27 3/11 43.32
37 36 Montenegro 22 2/9 36.22
38 37 Switzerland 18 2/11 36.95
39 39 San Marino 12 1/8 25.68
40 40 FYR Macedonia 9 1/11 37.95
41 41 Slovakia 0 0/4 25.50
42 42 Andorra 0 0/2 15.00