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.

After the semi-final allocation draw this list has been colour-coded in honour of the Portuguese flag as a hint to what might happen this year.  So green means Semi One,  red means Semi Two,  gold means Hosts and black means they’re not competing in 2018.

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