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My rankings of the previous contests: 1956 12/12 10/12 Belgium 1. "Messieurs les noyés de la Seine" Germany 1. "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück" 9/12 Luxembourg 1. "Ne croix pas" 8/12 France 1. "Le temps perdu" Italy 1. Aprite le finestre" Netherlands 2. "Voorgoed voorbij" Italy 2. "Amami se vuoi" 7/12 Belgium 2. "Le plus beau jour de ma vie" France 2. "Il est là" Luxembourg 2. "Les amants de minuit" 6/12 Switzerland 2. "Refrain" 5/12 Netherlands 1. "De vogels van Holland" 4/12 Germany 2. "So geht das jede Nacht" 3/12 Switzerland 1. "Das alte Karussell" 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 7,14 1957 12/12 10/12 Netherlands 9/12 Denmark 8/12 7/12 Luxembourg, Germany 6/12 Italy, France 5/12 Switzerland 4/12 United Kingdom 3/12 Belgium 2/12 Austria 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,90 1958 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Italy 7/12 6/12 Sweden, Denmark 5/12 Netherlands, Belgium, Germany 4/12 France, Luxembourg 3/12 Switzerland 2/12 Austria 1/12 0/12 Average: 4,80 1959 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 7/12 Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland 6/12 Italy 5/12 4/12 Monaco, Belgium 3/12 France, Denmark, United Kingdom 2/12 Germany, Austria 1/12 0/12 Average: 4,37 1960 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Monaco 7/12 United Kingdom, Switzerland 6/12 Sweden, Norway, Germany, France 5/12 Belgium, Austria 4/12 Luxembourg, Denmark 3/12 Netherlands, Italy 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,38 1961 12/12 10/12 9/12 Norway 8/12 Yugoslavia, Germany, Switzerland 7/12 Spain, Finland, Luxembourg 6/12 Netherlands, Sweden 5/12 Belgium, United Kingdom 4/12 Monaco, Austria, France, Italy 3/12 Denmark 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,94 1962 12/12 France 10/12 Norway 9/12 8/12 Switzerland, Yugoslavia 7/12 Finland 6/12 Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Monaco 5/12 Spain, United Kingdom, Luxembourg 4/12 Austria, Germany, Italy 3/12 Netherlands 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,19 1963 12/12 Denmark 10/12 Switzerland, Sweden 9/12 Monaco 8/12 Norway, Spain, Luxembourg 7/12 Austria 6/12 Germany, Finland, France 5/12 Netherlands, Belgium 4/12 Yugoslavia 3/12 United Kingdom, Italy 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,87 1964 12/12 10/12 Italy 9/12 8/12 Austria, Switzerland 7/12 France, Germany 6/12 Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium 5/12 Norway, Denmark, Finland, United Kingdom, Monaco, Yugoslavia, Spain 4/12 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,19 1965 12/12 10/12 Denmark, Luxembourg 9/12 Monaco 8/12 Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden 7/12 Germany, Norway, Italy 6/12 Spain, Austria, Portugal, Yugoslavia 5/12 Belgium, Finland, Switzerland 4/12 France 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,94 1966 12/12 10/12 Norway, Italy 9/12 8/12 Yugoslavia, Portugal 7/12 Luxembourg, Finland, Austria, Sweden 6/12 Germany, Denmark 5/12 Switzerland 4/12 Belgium, Spain, Monaco, Netherlands 3/12 United Kingdom 2/12 Ireland 1/12 France 0/12 Average: 5,72 1967 12/12 Monaco 10/12 Sweden, France 9/12 Switzerland 8/12 United Kingdom 7/12 Luxembourg, Portugal, Belgium, Norway, Yugoslavia 6/12 Austria, Finland, Germany, Spain, Ireland 5/12 Netherlands, Italy 4/12 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 7,29 1968 12/12 10/12 Belgium, France, Norway 9/12 8/12 Ireland 7/12 Sweden 6/12 Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Yugoslavia 5/12 Portugal 4/12 Austria, Switzerland, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain 3/12 2/12 Luxembourg, Monaco 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,76 1969 12/12 France, Portugal 10/12 9/12 8/12 Italy, Netherlands 7/12 Belgium, Switzerland, Finland 6/12 Spain, Monaco, Ireland, Sweden, Germany 5/12 United Kingdom 4/12 3/12 Yugoslavia, Luxembourg 2/12 Norway 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,50 1970 12/12 10/12 9/12 Yugoslavia, France, United Kingdom, Germany 8/12 Belgium 7/12 Netherlands, Ireland 6/12 Italy, Monaco 5/12 4/12 Luxembourg, Spain 3/12 Switzerland 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,75 1971 12/12 10/12 9/12 Netherlands, Portugal 8/12 7/12 Germany, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia 6/12 Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden 5/12 Monaco, France, Italy, Norway 4/12 Ireland, Finland 3/12 Luxembourg, Belgium 2/12 Malta 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,50 1972 12/12 10/12 Switzerland, Austria 9/12 Italy 8/12 Portugal 7/12 Yugoslavia 6/12 Germany, Luxembourg 5/12 France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Finland, Netherlands 4/12 Spain, Norway 3/12 Malta, Sweden 2/12 Monaco, Belgium 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,50 1973 12/12 Spain 10/12 9/12 Israel 8/12 Portugal, Germany, Sweden 7/12 Italy, United Kingdom 6/12 Finland, Monaco, Yugoslavia, France 5/12 Norway, Luxembourg, Ireland 4/12 Belgium 3/12 Switzerland 2/12 Netherlands 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,29 1974 12/12 Italy 10/12 9/12 Israel, Yugoslavia 8/12 Sweden, Netherlands 7/12 Finland, Ireland 6/12 Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal 5/12 United Kingdom, Spain, Monaco, Germany, Switzerland 4/12 Greece 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,65 1975 12/12 10/12 9/12 France, Germany, Luxembourg 8/12 United Kingdom, Turkey, Spain 7/12 Finland, Portugal, Italy 6/12 Netherlands, Switzerland, Monaco, Sweden 5/12 Ireland, Norway, Yugoslavia, Israel 4/12 Belgium 3/12 Malta 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,47 1976 12/12 10/12 Portugal 9/12 Belgium, Greece 8/12 Israel, Monaco, France 7/12 United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy 6/12 Luxembourg, Spain, Yugoslavia 5/12 Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Austria 4/12 3/12 Netherlands 2/12 Germany 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,44 1977 12/12 10/12 France 9/12 Luxembourg 8/12 Israel, Italy, Finland 7/12 Ireland, United Kingdom, Greece 6/12 Austria, Norway, Germany 5/12 Switzerland, Spain 4/12 Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium 3/12 Monaco, Portugal 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,11 1978 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 7/12 Germany 6/12 France, Belgium, Monaco, Luxembourg, Israel, Sweden 5/12 Norway, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece 4/12 Finland, Switzerland, Austria 3/12 Ireland, Turkey, Denmark 2/12 Spain 1/12 0/12 Average: 4,80 1979 12/12 10/12 Finland, Israel, Austria 9/12 Germany, Luxembourg, Norway 8/12 Sweden, Spain 7/12 Greece, Switzerland, France 6/12 Portugal, Denmark, Ireland, Belgium, United Kingdom 5/12 Italy, Netherlands 4/12 Monaco 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 7,26 1980 12/12 10/12 Turkey, Ireland, Belgium 9/12 Sweden, Norway 8/12 Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, France 7/12 Morocco, Spain 6/12 Austria, Greece 5/12 Luxembourg, Finland, Portugal 4/12 Italy, Switzerland 3/12 United Kingdom 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,95 1981 12/12 10/12 9/12 Germany, Sweden 8/12 France, Portugal, Cyprus, Switzerland 7/12 Luxembourg, Yugoslavia, Ireland, United Kingdom 6/12 Austria, Israel, Greece 5/12 Turkey, Denmark, Finland, Norway 4/12 Spain, Netherlands, Belgium 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,40 1982 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Sweden, Germany 7/12 Finland, Switzerland, Cyprus, Belgium, Spain 6/12 Norway, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia, Israel 5/12 Turkey, Austria, Netherlands 4/12 Portugal, Luxembourg, Denmark, Ireland 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,89 1983 12/12 10/12 Belgium 9/12 Sweden, Greece, Germany 8/12 France, Spain, Portugal 7/12 Finland, Netherlands, Yugoslavia, Israel, Luxembourg 6/12 Italy, Switzerland 5/12 Norway, United Kingdom, Cyprus 4/12 3/12 Austria 2/12 Turkey, Denmark 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,50 1984 12/12 10/12 Netherlands, Portugal 9/12 8/12 France 7/12 Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Yugoslavia, Austria 6/12 Spain, United Kingdom, Turkey 5/12 Denmark, Switzerland 4/12 Sweden, Cyprus, Germany, Italy 3/12 2/12 Luxembourg, Finland 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,84 1985 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Ireland, Cyprus, Norway 7/12 Turkey, Israel 6/12 Spain, Portugal, Sweden 5/12 Finland, Denmark, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland 4/12 Belgium, Austria, Greece 3/12 France, Luxembourg 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,47 1986 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 7/12 Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain 6/12 Yugoslavia, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal 5/12 Ireland, Germany, Austria, Finland 4/12 France, Cyprus, Sweden 3/12 United Kingdom, Iceland, Turkey, Israel 2/12 Denmark 1/12 0/12 Average: 4,85 1987 12/12 10/12 Italy 9/12 Ireland 8/12 Israel, Iceland 7/12 Spain, Finland, Denmark 6/12 Austria, Belgium, Yugoslavia 5/12 Norway, Sweden, Greece, Netherlands, United Kingdom 4/12 Portugal, Germany, Cyprus, Switzerland 3/12 Turkey, France 2/12 Luxembourg 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,59 1988 12/12 10/12 9/12 Switzerland 8/12 Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg 7/12 United Kingdom, Turkey, Israel, Norway, Yugoslavia 6/12 Germany, Italy, Portugal 5/12 Finland, Sweden, Denmark, France 4/12 Iceland, Spain, Netherlands 3/12 Austria 2/12 Greece 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,86 1989 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Turkey, Denmark, Finland, Spain 7/12 Italy, Iceland 6/12 Israel, United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Yugoslavia 5/12 Netherlands, Sweden, Austria, Cyprus, Switzerland 4/12 Belgium, Norway, Greece 3/12 Luxembourg, Germany 2/12 Ireland 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,50 1990 12/12 10/12 Belgium, France 9/12 Spain 8/12 Greece, Yugoslavia, Ireland 7/12 Turkey, Austria 6/12 Iceland, Norway, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Italy 5/12 Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark, Cyprus 4/12 Portugal 3/12 Luxembourg, Switzerland 2/12 Finland 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,14 1991 12/12 France 10/12 Italy 9/12 8/12 Greece 7/12 Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland 6/12 Iceland, Austria, Turkey, Denmark, Israel, Spain, Cyprus 5/12 Malta, Portugal 4/12 Luxembourg, Belgium 3/12 Ireland 2/12 Yugoslavia, Germany 1/12 United Kingdom 0/12 Average: 5,73 1992 12/12 Cyprus, Italy 10/12 France 9/12 Greece 8/12 Sweden, Yugoslavia 7/12 Spain, Luxembourg, United Kingdom 6/12 Belgium, Turkey, Malta, Norway 5/12 Israel, Finland, Ireland, Denmark, Netherlands 4/12 Portugal, Iceland, Switzerland, Austria 3/12 Germany 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,43 1993 12/12 Norway 10/12 9/12 8/12 Italy, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Netherlands, Spain 7/12 Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, United Kingdom 6/12 Greece, Belgium, France, Sweden, Croatia, Cyprus 5/12 Turkey, Malta 4/12 Austria, Portugal, Slovenia 3/12 Israel 2/12 Luxembourg 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,28 1994 12/12 Ireland 10/12 Cyprus, Hungary 9/12 8/12 Iceland, Russia 7/12 United Kingdom, Poland, France 6/12 Finland, Portugal, Romania, Netherlands 5/12 Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia, Malta, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria 4/12 Croatia, Germany, Lithuania, Spain 3/12 Slovakia, Norway, Greece 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,92 1995 12/12 Denmark 10/12 Poland, Spain, Sweden 9/12 Norway, Cyprus 8/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina 7/12 Ireland, Croatia, Greece 6/12 Iceland, France, Portugal 5/12 Austria, Turkey, Hungary, Slovenia, Malta 4/12 Russia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Israel 3/12 Germany 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,57 1996 12/12 Portugal 10/12 Cyprus, Norway, Ireland, Poland, Sweden 9/12 Turkey, France 8/12 United Kingdom, Switzerland 7/12 Croatia, Greece, Estonia, Iceland 6/12 Spain, Malta, Austria, Slovenia, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina 5/12 Belgium, Slovakia 4/12 Netherlands 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 7,57 1997 12/12 United Kingdom, Iceland 10/12 Poland, Estonia, Greece 9/12 Turkey, Ireland, Slovenia, Italy, Russia, France 8/12 Cyprus, Malta 7/12 Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sweden 6/12 Austria, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Portugal 5/12 Norway, Hungary 4/12 Denmark 3/12 Croatia 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 7,68 1998 12/12 10/12 Netherlands 9/12 Croatia, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland 8/12 Slovakia, Ireland, Belgium, Norway, Macedonia 7/12 Cyprus, Estonia, Turkey 6/12 France, Spain, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania 5/12 Greece 4/12 Switzerland, Israel 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 7,20 1999 12/12 10/12 9/12 Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina 8/12 Belgium, Croatia, Netherlands, Austria, Estonia 7/12 United Kingdom, Slovenia, Poland, Sweden, Germany 6/12 Spain, France, Ireland, Israel 5/12 Lithuania, Turkey, Denmark 4/12 Portugal, Malta 3/12 Norway 2/12 Cyprus 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,30 2000 12/12 10/12 Latvia 9/12 Cyprus 8/12 Iceland, Croatia 7/12 Estonia, Denmark, Turkey 6/12 United Kingdom, France, Norway, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Austria 5/12 Romania, Sweden, Finland, Ireland 4/12 Malta 3/12 Netherlands, Belgium, Germany 2/12 1/12 Israel 0/12 Macedonia Average: 5,50 2001 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Slovenia, Greece, Denmark 7/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Sweden, France, Turkey, Estonia 6/12 Netherlands, Croatia, United Kingdom 5/12 Norway, Israel, Lithuania, Germany 4/12 Iceland, Portugal, Ireland, Spain 3/12 Latvia, Malta 2/12 Poland 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,57 2002 12/12 10/12 9/12 United Kingdom, France 8/12 Estonia, Macedonia 7/12 Spain, Sweden, Denmark 6/12 Austria, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Turkey, Malta 5/12 Croatia, Israel, Latvia 4/12 Russia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Lithuania 3/12 Cyprus, Germany, Romania 2/12 Greece 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,54 2003 12/12 10/12 9/12 Norway, Belgium 8/12 Poland, Estonia, Slovenia 7/12 Iceland, Netherlands, Greece, France, Romania 6/12 Austria, Malta, Russia, Israel, Latvia 5/12 Turkey, Portugal, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden 4/12 Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus 3/12 Croatia 2/12 Spain 1/12 United Kingdom 0/12 Average: 5,77 2004 12/12 10/12 Serbia and Montenegro 9/12 Sweden 8/12 Estonia, Germany, Turkey 7/12 Albania, Ukraine, Cyprus 6/12 Malta, Croatia, Belgium, Russia, Macedonia, United Kingdom 5/12 Finland, Andorra, Spain, Norway, France, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Ireland 4/12 Belarus, Portugal, Monaco, Austria, Poland 3/12 Lithuania, Slovenia, Denmark, Greece 2/12 Latvia, Israel, Romania 1/12 0/12 Switzerland Average: 5,08 2005 12/12 10/12 Hungary, Moldova, Denmark 9/12 8/12 Malta, Ukraine, Croatia, Greece, Switzerland, Latvia 7/12 Austria, Monaco, Iceland, Norway, Albania, Israel, France 6/12 Belgium, Finland, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Russia 5/12 Lithuania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Ireland, Poland, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina 4/12 Portugal, Netherlands, Turkey, Cyprus, Macedonia 3/12 Belarus, Estonia 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,13 2006 12/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10/12 9/12 8/12 Norway, Russia, Finland 7/12 Iceland, Latvia, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Armenia 6/12 Andorra, Estonia, Germany, Ukraine, Croatia, Ireland 5/12 Slovenia, Spain, Denmark, France, Sweden 4/12 Bulgaria, Albania, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland 3/12 Cyprus, Lithuania 2/12 Portugal, Moldova, Israel, Malta, United Kingdom 1/12 Belarus, Netherlands 0/12 Monaco Average: 4,97 2007 12/12 10/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Georgia, Sweden, Serbia 9/12 Germany, Israel 8/12 Belarus, Ireland, Finland 7/12 Iceland, Macedonia, Russia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Moldova 6/12 Cyprus, Norway, Estonia, Austria, Slovenia, Lithuania, Greece, Latvia, Ukraine, Armenia 5/12 Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Andorra, Malta, Belgium, Spain, France 4/12 Albania, Portugal 3/12 Denmark, Romania 2/12 Montenegro, Croatia 1/12 Poland 0/12 United Kingdom Average: 6,02 2008 12/12 10/12 Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia 9/12 Albania, Croatia, Turkey, Norway 8/12 United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Georgia, France 7/12 Switzerland, Israel, Finland, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Greece 6/12 San Marino, Belgium, Malta, Cyprus, Romania, Armenia 5/12 Moldova, Andorra, Netherlands, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Russia 4/12 Montenegro, Slovenia, Belarus, Macedonia, Spain 3/12 Latvia 2/12 Estonia, Azerbaijan 1/12 Czech Republic 0/12 Ireland Average: 6,05 2009 12/12 France, Estonia 10/12 Portugal, Armenia 9/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta, Norway 8/12 Lithuania, Iceland, Azerbaijan, Turkey, United Kingdom 7/12 Czech Republic, Serbia, Russia, Moldova, Germany 6/12 Andorra, Switzerland, Macedonia, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Israel, Croatia, Denmark, Ukraine, Finland 5/12 Montenegro, Belgium, Belarus, Slovenia, Sweden, Greece, Albania 4/12 Cyprus, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain 3/12 Romania 2/12 Bulgaria, Netherlands 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,43 2010 12/12 10/12 9/12 Estonia, Germany 8/12 Belgium, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, Israel 7/12 Slovakia, Sweden, Cyprus, Serbia, Albania, Romania, Armenia, Portugal 6/12 Finland, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Spain, Norway, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland 5/12 Malta, Moldova, Belarus, Ireland, France, Denmark 4/12 Netherlands, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece 3/12 Macedonia, United Kingdom 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,05 2011 12/12 Germany 10/12 Italy 9/12 Lithuania, Moldova, Iceland 8/12 Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia 7/12 San Marino, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Romania 6/12 Turkey, Netherlands, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Ireland, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia 5/12 Norway, Albania, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, Russia, Spain 4/12 Belarus, Latvia, United Kingdom 3/12 Malta, Croatia, Slovakia, Macedonia 2/12 Poland, Armenia, Israel 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,02 2012 12/12 Azerbaijan 10/12 Albania, Sweden, Serbia 9/12 Finland, Israel, United Kingdom, Estonia, Italy 8/12 Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Moldova 7/12 Portugal, Iceland, France, Spain, Germany, Macedonia 6/12 Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Slovenia, Hungary, Lithuania, Denmark, Ukraine 5/12 Latvia, Croatia, Slovakia, Russia, Norway, Romania, Turkey, Malta 4/12 Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Ireland 3/12 San Marino, Greece 2/12 Georgia 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,50 2013 12/12 Netherlands 10/12 Hungary, Norway 9/12 France, Denmark 8/12 Iceland, Greece, Ukraine 7/12 Cyprus, Israel, Albania, Moldova, Malta, Azerbaijan, Italy 6/12 Switzerland, Lithuania, Spain, Belgium, Estonia, Russia, Georgia 5/12 Austria, Croatia, Montenegro, San Marino, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Sweden 4/12 Finland, Belarus, Germany, Armenia, Romania, Ireland 3/12 Slovenia, Latvia 2/12 Macedonia 1/12 Serbia 0/12 Average: 5,97 2014 12/12 Netherlands 10/12 Norway 9/12 Armenia 8/12 Montenegro, Poland, Germany, Finland, Spain, Malta, United Kingdom 7/12 Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Greece, Austria, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark 6/12 Latvia, Albania, Moldova, Israel, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Slovenia, San Marino 5/12 Estonia, Ireland, Russia, Hungary 4/12 Belgium, Portugal 3/12 Macedonia, France 2/12 Lithuania 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,49 2015 12/12 10/12 Estonia, Latvia 9/12 Belgium, Austria 8/12 Ireland, Slovenia, Norway, Sweden, Romania, Georgia 7/12 Denmark, France, Armenia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Germany, Azerbaijan, Russia, Hungary 6/12 Switzerland, Cyprus, Australia, Albania 5/12 Malta, Portugal, Czech Republic, Iceland, Israel, Greece, Italy 4/12 Macedonia, Netherlands, Belarus, Poland, Spain 3/12 Moldova, United Kingdom, Serbia 2/12 Finland, San Marino 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,02 2016 12/12 10/12 Georgia, Ukraine 9/12 8/12 Iceland, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Italy, Latvia, Austria 7/12 Montenegro, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Belgium, Serbia, Spain 6/12 Finland, Greece, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, France, Australia, Cyprus, Russia, United Kingdom, Armenia 5/12 San Marino, Switzerland, Belarus, Ireland, Albania, Slovenia, Israel, Lithuania 4/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Norway, Croatia, Malta 3/12 Moldova, Denmark, Poland 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,02 2017 12/12 Portugal 10/12 Belgium, Armenia 9/12 Czech Republic 8/12 France, Belarus, Norway 7/12 Hungary, Austria, Finland, Azerbaijan 6/12 Latvia, Iceland, Macedonia, Italy, Australia, Cyprus, Moldova, United Kingdom, Estonia, Ireland, Poland, Netherlands 5/12 Serbia, Malta, Israel, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Sweden, Slovenia 4/12 Germany, Spain, Romania, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Albania, Georgia 3/12 Montenegro, Lithuania, Croatia 2/12 San Marino 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,79 1. 1997 7,68 2. 1996 7,57 3. 1967 7,29 4. 1979 7,26 5. 1998 7,20 6. 1956 7,14 7. 1980 6,95 8. 1965 6,94 9. 1963 6,87 10. 1970 6,75 11. 1974 6,65 12. 1995 6,57 13. 1969 6,50 13. 1983 6,50 13. 2012 6,50 16. 2014 6,49 17. 1975 6,47 18. 1976 6,44 19. 1992 6,43 19. 2009 6,43 21. 1981 6,40 22. 1999 6,30 23. 1973 6,29 24. 1993 6,28 25. 1962 6,19 25. 1964 6,19 27. 1990 6,14 28. 2005 6,13 29. 1977 6,11 30. 2008 6,05 30. 2010 6,05 32. 2007 6,02 32. 2011 6,02 32. 2015 6,02 32. 2016 6,02 36. 2013 5,97 37. 1961 5,94 38. 1994 5,92 39. 1957 5,90 40. 1982 5,89 41. 1988 5,86 42. 1984 5,84 43. 2017 5,79 44. 2003 5,77 45. 1968 5,76 46. 1991 5,73 47. 1966 5,72 48. 1987 5,59 49. 2001 5,57 50. 2002 5,54 51. 1971 5,50 51. 1972 5,50 51. 1989 5,50 51. 2000 5,50 55. 1985 5,47 56. 1960 5,38 57. 2004 5,08 58. 2006 4,97 59. 1986 4,85 60. 1958 4,80 60. 1978 4,80 62. 1959 4,37 My personal winners: 1956: Germany (Im Wartesaal...) 1957: Netherlands 1958: Italy 1959: Switzerland 1960: Monaco 1961: Norway 1962: France 1963: Denmark 1964: Italy 1965: Denmark 1966: Italy 1967: Monaco 1968: Norway 1969: France 1970: United Kingdom 1971: Netherlands 1972: Austria 1973: Spain 1974: Italy 1975: Germany 1976: Portugal 1977: France 1978: Germany 1979: Austria 1980: Belgium 1981: Sweden 1982: Germany 1983: Belgium 1984: Netherlands 1985: Cyprus 1986: Luxembourg 1987: Italy 1988: Switzerland 1989: Spain 1990: France 1991: France 1992: Italy 1993: Norway 1994: Ireland 1995: Denmark 1996: Portugal 1997: Iceland 1998: Netherlands 1999: Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000: Latvia 2001: Greece 2002: France 2003: Norway 2004: Serbia and Montenegro 2005: Moldova 2006: Bosnia and Herzegovina 2007: Hungary 2008: Portugal 2009: France 2010: Germany 2011: Germany 2012: Azerbaijan 2013: Netherlands 2014: Netherlands 2015: Latvia 2016: Ukraine 2017: Portugal

Amar pelos dois – a turning point for Eurovision?

A new Eurovision Song Contest has reached its end, and we have found a new winner. For the first time in history, Portugal can take the trophy home with the gentle, jazzy ballad “Amar pelos dois”, performed by Salvador Sobral. What impact, if any, will it have for the future of Eurovision? Continue reading Amar pelos dois – a turning point for Eurovision?

Concerning song reviews for 2017

Hi everyone. I haven’t updated this site for ages, so I just wanted to say, that I am probably NOT going to write song reviews this year. It was an enormous task going through the songs last year, especially since I can’t help going in details. It took a lot of time and mental resources to write them, and I am not sure if I have the time to do it this year. If I chose to write them anyway, I may try to downscale the project a bit in order not to get drowned. Until then, there won’t be any update on this site for some time, but I wish you all a good Eurovision season.

All the best
Anders

Songcheck 2016: Bulgaria, Sweden, Italy

The shows are rapidly approaching, and as we write there is less than a week to the first semi final. However, I still have six songs to go through before it is too late. I want to say sorry for the delay – even if one of the contestants today is not sorry, but back to that later. Let us first have a look at the Bulgarian song. Continue reading Songcheck 2016: Bulgaria, Sweden, Italy