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. We have now (finally) updated the table with 2017 data.  The ranking is based on the last ten 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 2017, then rank after 2016, then country,  percentage, fraction and then average points.

eg :  Russia has qualified in 8 out of 8 semis and has a 100% qualification record.  It’s average score in semis is 124.63 points.

NB: due to “double points” being awarded in 2016 and 2017 we have halved the total scores for those years so the humungeous points don’t skew the averages.

2017 update:   Without even competing, Russia overtake Australia due to Isaiah’s underwhelming result.  Rest of top ten static including non-particpants Bosnia and Turkey.   Iceland take a dive after their third NQ in a row, after once being reliable qualifiers.  Austria leap up but are helped a bit by their non-participation in this timescale so Nathan’s breezyness boosts their average perhaps more than it should.    Mid table it’s good news for Moldova, Belgium and perhaps unexpectedly, Cyprus.   Landslide winner Salvador lifts Portugal up six places.   At the foot of the table Bulgaria leapfrog a few countries, but despite their last two stellar years they’re still fighting the maths.

01 02 Russia 100 8/8 124.63
02 01 Australia 100 2/2 122.50
03 03 Ukraine 100 8/8 107.31
04 04 Azerbaijan 100 9/9 103.05
05 05 Romania 100 9/9 97.77
06 06 Greece 90 9/10 100.25
07 07 Armenia 89 8/9 93.28
08 08 Sweden 87 7/8 127.32
09 09 Bosnia 83 5/6 82.33
10 10 Turkey 80 4/5 100.40
11 12 Norway 78 7/9 92.00
12 13 Denmark 78 7/9 83.28
13 15 Hungary 78 7/9 68.89
14 11 Iceland 70 7/10 73.45
15 18 Austria 67 4/6 71.92
16 14 Georgia 67 6/9 63.00
17 16 Serbia 62 5/8 71.93
18 19 Poland 62 5/8 54.75
19 21 Israel 60 6/10 70.80
20 24 Moldova 60 6/10 66.10
21 17 Lithuania 60 6/10 61.30
22 26 Cyprus 55 5/9 54.00
23 29 Portugal 50 4/8 72.87
24 27 Belgium 50 5/10 72.45
25 20 Malta 50 5/10 64.90
26 22 Albania 50 5/10 58.75
27 23 Estonia 50 5/10 57.45
28 25 Finland 50 5/10 55.95
29 30 Croatia 50 4/8 52.21
30 31 Netherlands 40 4/10 54.15
31 28 Ireland 40 4/10 49.10
32 32 Belarus 40 4/10 47.80
33 33 Latvia 30 3/10 42.35
34 34 Slovenia 30 3/10 39.75
35 39 Bulgaria 25 2/8 66.43
36 35 Montenegro 25 2/8 38.25
37 37 Switzerland 20 2/10 36.35
38 36 Czech Republic 20 1/5 32.80
39 38 San Marino 14 1/7 27.35
40 40 FYR Macedonia 10 1/10 40.55
41 41 Slovakia 0 0/4 25.50
42 42 Andorra 0 0/2 15.00