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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

Average ranking of Eurovision nations since 2015: 1st to 40th

With another Eurovision season over we can now analyse the stats that came out of the Contest.

One statistic we've always been interested in here at Aussievision is how countries stack up against each other in terms of results.

We've taken a look at the average ranking each nation has had since Australia joined the competition in 2015. We have only included countries that competed in the 2022 Contest, therefore Russia, Belarus, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina are not included.

And for those interested, rankings of non-qualifiers is taken by their semi-final results (so lowest semi-final points = last place).

Ok, let's count down the top 10:

10. Israel

Average rank: 16.6

Israel's average ranking has taken a little dive from 14.5 to 16.6 seeing them fall from 8th to 10th overall. Unfortunately, this year saw the country miss out on the Eurovision Grand Final for the first time since 2014.

9. Serbia

Average rank: 16.1

Serbia's top 5 finish in this year's Eurovision Grand Final sees them jump up four places with an average ranking of 18 last year to 16.1 this year. Konstrakta managed to get Serbia back in the top 5 in the Contest, with 'In corpore sano', for the first time since 2012, when they came third with 'Nije ljubav stvar' by Željko Joksimović.

8. The Netherlands

Average rank: 15.3

The Netherlands have seen a complete turn around since 2016. The Dutch have qualified for every Grand Final since. They had a win in 2019 with Duncan Laurence's 'Arcade', three entries finished in 11th place, including this year, with the other two outside of the top 15. These results sees the Netherlands jump from 10th place last year with 16.2 to 8th place with 15.3.

=7. Norway

Average rank: 14.0

Norway's top 10 finish at Eurovision in Turin with Subwoolfer's 'Give That Wolf A Banana' has seen them rise in our rankings from 8th last year with 14.7 to equal 7th with 14.0. The Scandinavian nation has made the top 10 in over half the years since 2015 ('A Monster Like Me', 'Grab the Moment' and 'Spirit in the Sky'). They remain one of the most consistent Eurovision nations in modern times.

=7. France

Average rank: 14.0

This year France sits in equal 7th place in our average ranking. Unfortunately, France dropped from runner up at Eurovision 2021 with Barbara Pravi to 24th place at Eurovision 2022 with Alvan and Ahez's entry. From last years 12.3 average ranking to 14.0 this year. Since 2015, France has had two top 10s, with'J'ai cherche' and 'Voila', with the three entries ranging from 12th to 16th and two in the twenties.

5. Bulgaria

Average rank: 13.8

This year saw Bulgaria miss the Grand Final for the first time since 2013. Unfortunately, Intelligent Music Project and their entry 'Intention' got them a 16th finish in the first semi-final.

In the average rankings, Bulgaria has seen a slight drop from 3rd place with 7.8 to 5th place this year with 13.8.

4. Australia

Average rank: 13.4

A return to the Eurovision Grand Final this year and a 15th place finish with Sheldon Riley's entry 'Not The Same' sees Australia return to the top 5 average rankings. Australia has a great record. From Australia's debut in 2015 to now they have made the top 10 four times, ('Tonight Again', 'Sound of Silence', 'Don't Come Easy' and 'Zero Gravity'). Compared to last years 7th place in the average rankings Australia has risen to 4th.

3. Ukraine

Average rank: 9.6

Ukraine may have only competed five out of the last seven years but has had two really strong results with two wins in their pocket. Jamala's 2016 win with '1944' and Kalush Orchestra's win this year with 'Stefania'. This gives them an average ranking of 9.6, an improvement from last year's 11.8.

The successful Eurovision nation also continues their qualification streak to 16 times in a row, the only remaining nation with a 100% record.

2. Sweden

Average rank: 5.9

Cornelia Jakob's top 5 finish for Sweden in 4th place with her song 'Hold Me Closer' gives Sweden an impressive six top 5 finishes since 2015, including a win with 'Heroes' by Måns Zelmerlöw. This year's result improved Sweden's average ranking from 6.2 to 5.9 keeping one of Eurovision's powerhouse countries firmly in 2nd place in our rankings.

1. Italy

Average rank: 5.6

Italy reigns yet again as the country with the best average ranking at Eurovision since 2015. This year as the host nation Italy managed to finish in 6th place with Mahmood's and Blanco's 'Brividi'. Since 2015 Italy has finished in the top 5 four times and have one win in their pocket when Måneskin's claimed the trophy last year. The impressive era of great success for Italy at Eurovision continues.

Biggest movers in the rest of the field were:

Going up

  • Spain - 23rd to 18th

  • UK - 24th to 18th

  • Greece - 27th to 19th

  • Poland - 29th to 24th

Going down

  • Malta - 18th to 25th

  • Austria - 17th to 26th

  • Albania - 22nd to 29th

Rest of the placings are below:

11. Azerbaijan - 16.7

12. Belgium - 17.0

13. Cyprus - 17.6

14. Lithuania - 18.4

15. Moldova - 18.9

16. Portugal - 19.8

=18. Spain - 20.1

=18. UK - 20.1

19. Greece - 21.1

20. Romania - 21.2

21. Estonia - 21.9

22. Armenia - 22.2

23. Germany - 22.4

24. Poland - 22.6

25. Malta - 23.1

26. Austria - 23.4

27. Czech Republic - 23.4

28. Switzerland - 23.7

29. Albania - 23.9

30. Denmark - 24.4

31. Iceland - 26.6

32. Croatia - 26.8

33. Finland - 27.6

=35. Latvia - 28.0

=35. Slovenia - 28.0

36. North Macedonia - 29.6

37. Georgia - 30.0

38. San Marino - 32.1

39. Ireland - 32.3

40. Montenegro - 32.7

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