November 30, 2022

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 thirteen 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 qualification percentage and then average points.

eg :  Azerbaijan has qualified in twelve out of thirteen semis and has a 92% qualification record.  It’s adjusted* average score in semis is 92.58 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.

Now updated after the 2022 contest.  Likely 2023 entrants are in red,  direct 2023 finalist in blue and countries known not to be competing at LIverpool 2023 are in black.

01 Ukraine 100 109.41

02 Azerbaijan 92 92.58

03 Sweden 91 127.80

04 Russia 91 113.68

05 Greece 86 95.22

06 Norway 85 93.24

07 Australia 83 102.83

08 Bosnia 83 82.33

09 Turkey 80 100.40

10 Romania 77 82.31

11 Armenia 75 83.04

12 Serbia 75 74.36

13 Hungary 73 65.82

14 Iceland 71 74.85

15 Denmark 69 74.65

16 Moldova 64 70.54

17 Lithuania 64 64.29

18 Israel 62 75.08

19 Cyprus 62 66.31

20 Estonia 57 64.82

21 Finland 57 58.78

22 Albania 57 57.23

23 Portugal 55 75.64

24 Netherlands 54 67.61

25 Malta 50 68.85

26 Belgium 50 67.07

27 Austria 50 61.15

28 Poland 50 54.59

29 Georgia 46 48.38

30 Czech Rep 44 113.50

31 Belarus 42 47.63

32 Bulgaria 36 69.05

33 Switzerland 35 59.00

34 Ireland 35 44.43

35 Slovenia 35 41.18

36 Croatia 33 37.50

37 San Marino 25 25.00

38 Latvia 21 27.50

39 Montenegro 19 16.50

40 N Macedonia 14 38.00

41 Slovakia 0 25.50

42 Andorra 0 15.00