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Pre-contest ratings of the 2019 songs: 12/12 10/12 Poland, Portugal 9/12 8/12 Denmark 7/12 Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Slovenia 6/12 Armenia, Albania, Australia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Romania, San Marino, Spain, Sweden 5/12 Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Russia, United Kingdom 4/12 Belarus, Cyprus, France, Germany, Serbia 3/12 Georgia, Israel, Lithuania, Switzerland 2/12 Croatia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,37 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 6/12 Italy, France, Germany 5/12 Switzerland 4/12 United Kingdom 3/12 Belgium, Austria 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,90 1958 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Italy 7/12 6/12 Sweden, Germany 5/12 Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark 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 Sweden, Switzerland 6/12 Italy, Netherlands 5/12 4/12 Denmark, Monaco, Belgium 3/12 France, United Kingdom 2/12 Germany, Austria 1/12 0/12 Average: 4,37 1960 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 7/12 Monaco, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France 6/12 Sweden, Norway, Germany 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 Luxembourg 8/12 Norway, Yugoslavia, Germany, Switzerland 7/12 Spain, Finland 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: 6,00 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, Sweden 10/12 Switzerland 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: 7,00 1964 12/12 10/12 Italy 9/12 8/12 Switzerland 7/12 Austria, France 6/12 Luxembourg, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Belgium 5/12 Norway, Denmark, Finland, Monaco, Yugoslavia, Spain 4/12 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,12 1965 12/12 Denmark 10/12 Luxembourg 9/12 Monaco 8/12 Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden 7/12 Spain, Germany, Norway, Italy 6/12 Austria, Portugal, Yugoslavia 5/12 Belgium, Finland, Switzerland 4/12 France 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 7,11 1966 12/12 10/12 Norway, Italy 9/12 Sweden 8/12 Yugoslavia, Portugal 7/12 Luxembourg, Finland, Austria 6/12 Germany, Denmark 5/12 Switzerland, Netherlands 4/12 Belgium, Spain, Monaco 3/12 United Kingdom 2/12 Ireland 1/12 France 0/12 Average: 5,89 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 Sweden 7/12 Ireland 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 10/12 Portugal 9/12 8/12 Italy, Netherlands 7/12 Spain, Finland 6/12 Monaco, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium 5/12 Ireland, Sweden, Germany 4/12 3/12 Yugoslavia, Luxembourg 2/12 Norway 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,19 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 7/12 Portugal, Yugoslavia 6/12 Germany, France, Ireland, Luxembourg 5/12 United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, Netherlands 4/12 Spain, Sweden 3/12 Malta 2/12 1/12 Monaco, Belgium 0/12 Average: 5,56 1973 12/12 Spain 10/12 9/12 Israel 8/12 Germany, Norway 7/12 Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom 6/12 Finland, Monaco, Yugoslavia, Italy, Luxembourg, Ireland 5/12 4/12 Belgium, France 3/12 Switzerland 2/12 1/12 Netherlands 0/12 Average: 6,24 1974 12/12 Italy 10/12 9/12 Israel, Yugoslavia, Sweden 8/12 Netherlands 7/12 Finland, Belgium, Ireland 6/12 Luxembourg, Portugal 5/12 United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, Switzerland 4/12 Greece, Monaco, Germany 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,59 1975 12/12 10/12 9/12 France, Germany 8/12 Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Turkey, Finland, Portugal 7/12 Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Italy 6/12 Netherlands, Norway 5/12 Ireland, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Israel, Monaco 4/12 Malta 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,68 1976 12/12 10/12 Portugal 9/12 Greece, France 8/12 Israel, Belgium, Monaco 7/12 United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy 6/12 Luxembourg, Spain, Austria, Yugoslavia 5/12 Switzerland, Norway, Finland 4/12 3/12 Netherlands 2/12 Germany 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,50 1977 12/12 10/12 France 9/12 Luxembourg 8/12 Austria, Israel, United Kingdom, Italy, Finland 7/12 Ireland, Greece 6/12 Norway, Germany 5/12 Switzerland, Spain 4/12 Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium 3/12 Monaco 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,33 1978 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 7/12 Germany, Israel 6/12 France, Belgium, Monaco, Luxembourg, Sweden 5/12 Norway, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece 4/12 Ireland, Finland, Switzerland, Austria 3/12 Turkey, Denmark 2/12 Spain 1/12 0/12 Average: 4,90 1979 12/12 10/12 Finland, Israel, Austria 9/12 Germany, Luxembourg, Norway 8/12 Sweden, Spain 7/12 Switzerland, France 6/12 Portugal, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Belgium, United Kingdom 5/12 Italy, Netherlands 4/12 Monaco 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 7,21 1980 12/12 10/12 Turkey, Ireland, Belgium 9/12 Sweden, Norway 8/12 Denmark, Germany, Netherlands 7/12 France, Spain 6/12 Austria, Greece, Morocco 5/12 Luxembourg, Finland 4/12 Italy, Switzerland, Portugal 3/12 United Kingdom 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,79 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, Turkey, Israel, Norway, Greece 5/12 Denmark, Finland 4/12 Spain, Netherlands, Belgium 3/12 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,50 1982 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Sweden 7/12 Finland, Switzerland, Cyprus, Spain, Yugoslavia, Germany 6/12 Portugal, Norway, United Kingdom, Belgium, Israel 5/12 Turkey, Austria 4/12 Netherlands, 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, Israel, Luxembourg 6/12 Italy, Switzerland, Yugoslavia 5/12 Norway, United Kingdom, Cyprus 4/12 3/12 Austria 2/12 Turkey, Denmark 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,45 1984 12/12 10/12 Netherlands, Portugal 9/12 8/12 France 7/12 Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Yugoslavia 6/12 Spain, Austria, Turkey 5/12 United Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland 4/12 Sweden, Cyprus, Germany, Italy 3/12 Finland 2/12 Luxembourg 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,79 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 Spain, Belgium, France 9/12 8/12 Yugoslavia, Ireland 7/12 Greece, 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, Sweden 9/12 Greece 8/12 Yugoslavia 7/12 Turkey, Luxembourg 6/12 Spain, Malta, Finland, United Kingdom 5/12 Israel, Ireland, Denmark, Norway 4/12 Belgium, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria 3/12 Iceland, Netherlands 2/12 Germany 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,22 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 7/12 Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia 6/12 Iceland, France, Portugal, Greece 5/12 Austria, Malta 4/12 Russia, Turkey, Hungary, United Kingdom, Slovenia 3/12 Germany, Belgium, Israel 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,26 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, Finland, Iceland 6/12 Spain, Malta, Austria, Slovenia 5/12 Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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 United Kingdom, Netherlands 9/12 Croatia, Malta, Portugal, Sweden, Finland 8/12 Slovakia, Ireland, Belgium, Macedonia 7/12 Cyprus, Norway, 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, Sweden, Austria, Estonia 7/12 Germany 6/12 Spain, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Poland, France, Ireland 5/12 Lithuania, Turkey, Denmark 4/12 Portugal, Malta, Israel 3/12 Norway 2/12 Cyprus 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,13 2000 12/12 10/12 Latvia 9/12 8/12 Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia 7/12 Estonia, Turkey 6/12 United Kingdom, France, Norway, Russia, Spain, Denmark, 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: 5,42 2001 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Greece, Denmark 7/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Sweden, France, Turkey, Slovenia 6/12 Netherlands, Croatia, United Kingdom, Estonia 5/12 Norway, Israel, Lithuania, Germany 4/12 Iceland, Portugal, Ireland, Spain 3/12 Latvia, Malta 2/12 Poland 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,48 2002 12/12 10/12 9/12 France 8/12 United Kingdom, Estonia, Macedonia 7/12 Spain, Sweden, Denmark 6/12 Austria, Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Turkey, Malta 5/12 Croatia, Israel, Latvia 4/12 Cyprus, Russia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Lithuania 3/12 Germany, Romania 2/12 Greece 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,54 2003 12/12 10/12 9/12 Norway 8/12 Poland, Belgium, Estonia, Slovenia 7/12 Iceland, Austria, Netherlands, Greece, France, Romania 6/12 Malta, Russia, Israel, Latvia 5/12 Turkey, Portugal, Germany, Ukraine, Sweden 4/12 Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus 3/12 Croatia, Spain 2/12 1/12 United Kingdom 0/12 Average: 5,81 2004 12/12 10/12 Serbia and Montenegro 9/12 Sweden 8/12 Estonia, Germany, Turkey 7/12 Albania, Ukraine, Macedonia, Cyprus 6/12 Malta, Croatia, Belgium, Russia, United Kingdom 5/12 Finland, Andorra, Portugal, Spain, Norway, France, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Ireland 4/12 Belarus, Monaco, Austria 3/12 Lithuania, Slovenia, Denmark, Greece, Poland 2/12 Latvia, Israel, Romania 1/12 0/12 Switzerland Average: 5,11 2005 12/12 10/12 Hungary, Moldova, Denmark 9/12 8/12 Malta, Greece, Switzerland, Latvia 7/12 Austria, Monaco, Iceland, Norway, Albania, Israel, Ukraine, Croatia, France 6/12 Belgium, Finland, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Russia 5/12 Lithuania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Poland, United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina 4/12 Portugal, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey, Cyprus, Macedonia 3/12 Belarus, Estonia 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,05 2006 12/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina 10/12 9/12 8/12 Norway, Russia, Finland 7/12 Iceland, Latvia, Macedonia, Greece, Croatia, Turkey, Armenia 6/12 Andorra, Estonia, Germany, Romania, Ukraine, Ireland 5/12 Spain, Denmark, France, Sweden 4/12 Bulgaria, Slovenia, Albania, Belgium, Poland, Switzerland, Lithuania 3/12 Cyprus 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 6/12 Cyprus, Norway, Estonia, Austria, Slovenia, Lithuania, Greece, Latvia, Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova 5/12 Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Andorra, Malta, Belgium, France, Romania 4/12 Albania, Portugal, Spain 3/12 Denmark 2/12 Montenegro, Croatia 1/12 Poland 0/12 United Kingdom Average: 6,02 2008 12/12 10/12 Portugal, Ukraine, Serbia 9/12 United Kingdom, Croatia, Turkey, Norway 8/12 Belgium, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Georgia, France 7/12 Switzerland, Cyprus, Israel, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Greece 6/12 San Marino, Malta, Romania, Armenia, Poland 5/12 Moldova, Andorra, Netherlands, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Russia 4/12 Slovenia, Belarus, Macedonia, Spain 3/12 Montenegro, 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 8/12 Czech Republic, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Malta, Norway 7/12 Serbia, Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Russia, Moldova, Germany, Turkey, United Kingdom 6/12 Andorra, Switzerland, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Israel, Croatia, Ukraine, Finland 5/12 Montenegro, Belgium, Belarus, Macedonia, Slovenia, Greece, Denmark, Albania 4/12 Cyprus, Slovakia, Hungary, Sweden, Spain 3/12 Romania 2/12 Bulgaria, Netherlands 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,21 2010 12/12 10/12 9/12 Estonia, Germany 8/12 Turkey, Russia 7/12 Slovakia, Latvia, Spain, Cyprus, Belgium, Serbia, Albania, Ukraine, Romania, Armenia, Portugal, Israel 6/12 Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland 5/12 Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Greece, Belarus, France, Denmark 4/12 Macedonia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia 3/12 United Kingdom 2/12 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,08 2011 12/12 Italy, Germany 10/12 9/12 Lithuania, Moldova 8/12 Finland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Iceland, Serbia 7/12 San Marino, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Romania 6/12 Turkey, Portugal, Netherlands, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Ireland, Estonia, France, Ukraine, Georgia 5/12 Norway, Albania, Hungary, Russia, Azerbaijan, Spain 4/12 Croatia, Belarus, Latvia, United Kingdom 3/12 Malta, Slovakia, Macedonia 2/12 Poland, Armenia, Israel 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,07 2012 12/12 10/12 Israel, Albania, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Serbia 9/12 Finland, United Kingdom, Italy 8/12 Montenegro, Estonia, Moldova 7/12 Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus 6/12 Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Lithuania, Iceland, France, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Macedonia, Ukraine 5/12 Latvia, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Russia, Norway, Romania, Turkey, Malta 4/12 San Marino, Belarus, Croatia, Bulgaria, Ireland 3/12 Greece 2/12 Georgia 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,26 2013 12/12 Netherlands 10/12 Hungary 9/12 Norway 8/12 France, Denmark, Iceland, Greece 7/12 Cyprus, Israel, Albania, Malta, Italy, Ukraine 6/12 Switzerland, Lithuania, Moldova, Spain, Estonia, Russia, Azerbaijan 5/12 Croatia, Montenegro, San Marino, Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom, Sweden, Georgia 4/12 Austria, Finland, Armenia, Romania, Ireland 3/12 Slovenia, Latvia, Belarus 2/12 Macedonia 1/12 Serbia 0/12 Average: 5,74 2014 12/12 Netherlands 10/12 Norway 9/12 8/12 Georgia, Montenegro, Poland, United Kingdom 7/12 Azerbaijan, Armenia, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Malta, Denmark 6/12 Latvia, Albania, Israel, Iceland, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino 5/12 Estonia, Moldova, Ireland, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Russia, Hungary 4/12 Belgium, Portugal 3/12 Macedonia, France 2/12 Lithuania 1/12 0/12 Average: 6,16 2015 12/12 10/12 Estonia, Belgium, Latvia 9/12 Austria 8/12 Ireland, Slovenia, Norway, Romania, Georgia 7/12 Armenia, Lithuania, Sweden, Montenegro, Germany, Azerbaijan, Hungary 6/12 Denmark, Switzerland, France, Israel, Cyprus, Australia, Albania, Russia 5/12 Portugal, Iceland, Italy 4/12 Macedonia, Netherlands, Belarus, Malta, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Poland, Spain, Greece 3/12 Finland, Moldova, Serbia 2/12 San Marino 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,95 2016 12/12 10/12 Ukraine 9/12 Georgia 8/12 Netherlands, Bulgaria, Latvia, Austria 7/12 Iceland, Montenegro, Estonia, Italy, Belgium, Serbia, Spain 6/12 Greece, FYR Macedonia, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Sweden, France, Australia, Cyprus, Russia, United Kingdom, Armenia 5/12 Finland, San Marino, Switzerland, Belarus, Ireland, Albania, Slovenia, Israel, Lithuania, Germany 4/12 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Croatia, Malta 3/12 Moldova, Norway 2/12 Denmark 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,86 2017 12/12 Portugal 10/12 Armenia, Belgium 9/12 Czech Republic 8/12 Belarus, Azerbaijan, Norway, France 7/12 Hungary, Moldova 6/12 Finland, Latvia, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Cyprus 5/12 Malta, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Australia, United Kingdom 4/12 Georgia, Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Ireland, Switzerland, Poland, Germany 3/12 Albania, Lithuania, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Sweden, Spain 2/12 Montenegro, San Marino 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,36 2018 12/12 10/12 9/12 8/12 Slovenia, France, Portugal, Moldova, Italy 7/12 Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Sweden 6/12 Austria, Czech Republic, Israel, Netherlands, Albania, Georgia, Greece, Croatia, Armenia, Romania, Montenegro, Ukraine, Cyprus, Denmark 5/12 Bulgaria, Germany, Latvia, San Marino, Malta, Lithuania, Estonia, United Kingdom 4/12 Norway, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Spain, Serbia, Hungary, Australia 3/12 Iceland, Finland 2/12 Macedonia, Poland 1/12 0/12 Average: 5,44 1. 1997 7,68 2. 1996 7,57 3. 1967 7,29 4. 1979 7,21 5. 1998 7,20 6. 1956 7,14 7. 1965 7,11 8. 1963 7,00 9. 1980 6,79 10. 1970 6,75 11. 1975 6,68 12. 1974 6,59 13. 1976 6,50 13. 1981 6,50 15. 1983 6,45 16. 1977 6,33 17. 1993 6,28 18. 1995 6,26 18. 2012 6,26 20. 1973 6,24 21. 1992 6,22 22. 2009 6,21 23. 1962 6,19 24. 1969 6,19 25. 2014 6,16 26. 1990 6,14 27. 1999 6,13 28. 1964 6,12 29. 2010 6,08 30. 2011 6,07 31. 2005 6,05 31. 2008 6,05 33. 2007 6,02 34. 1961 6,00 35. 2015 5,95 36. 1994 5,92 37. 1957 5,90 38. 1966 5,89 38. 1982 5,89 40. 2016 5,86 40. 1988 5,86 42. 2003 5,81 43. 1984 5,79 44. 1968 5,76 45. 2013 5,74 46. 1991 5,73 47. 1987 5,59 48. 1972 5,56 49. 2002 5,54 50. 1971 5,50 50. 1989 5,50 52. 2001 5,48 53. 1985 5,47 54. 2018 5,44 55. 2000 5,42 56. 1960 5,38 57. 2017 5,36 58. 2004 5,11 59. 2006 4,97 60. 1978 4,90 61. 1986 4,85 62. 1958 4,80 63. 1959 4,37 My personal winners: 1956: Germany (Im Wartesaal...) 1957: Netherlands 1958: Italy 1959: Switzerland 1960: Monaco 1961: Luxembourg 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 2018: France

Songcheck 2016: FYR Macedonia, San Marino, Estonia

The songchecks have been on a hiatus for the last few weeks as I had other things to catch up on. But we are rapidly approaching the actual contest, and so the last songs have to get a review before we go into the Eurovision week. Today we are ready to look at the songs from F.Y.R. Macedonia, San Marino and Estonia. Continue reading Songcheck 2016: FYR Macedonia, San Marino, Estonia

ESC Song Reviews takes a short break in the songchecks

Almost all the competing songs have been revealed as we speak, and approximately two thirds of them have been reviewed on this site. It does however take time to go in depth with the songs, and since I have other things to catch up on, I have decided to take a break. After approximately a week I will continue reviewing the remaining songs in this year’s Eurovision. Continue reading ESC Song Reviews takes a short break in the songchecks

Songcheck 2016: Armenia, Russia, Montenegro

The number of songs for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is rapidly increasing, and it can be a bit hard to catch up on them. But here on our cozy little editorial (consisting of one person) we are not just going to give up. So once again we are ready to give three songs a word or two on their way to Stockholm, namely those from Armenia, Russia and Montenegro. Continue reading Songcheck 2016: Armenia, Russia, Montenegro