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  • Writer's pictureKyriakos Tsinivits

ESC250 2022: Results by numbers



The Eurovision Top 250 countdown is over for another year and we have a new winner!


'SloMo' by Chanel knocked off 'Euphoria' who sat at No. 1 on the ESC250 for 10 years.


That wasn't the only interesting results to come out of the 2022 ESC250 countdown.


We've crunched some numbers. Check out what we found:



Countries with the most entries



Which countries featured the most? Sweden was the winner with 17 entries with Loreen's 'Euphoria' their highest entry in 2nd place. It is a drop compared to last year where Sweden had 25 entries on the ESC250.


Also Sweden had a second entry in the top 5 with Cornelia's song 'Hold Me Closer' finishing in third place. It is the first time since 2015 that Sweden has had two songs in the top 5 of the ESC250. 'Heroes' by Måns Zelmerlöw made its debut on the ESC250 at No. 5 in 2015.


Both Italy and Spain had 14 entries each with Italian Eurovision winners Måneskin coming in at 5th place with 'Zitti e buoni' and Spain winning the poll with 'SloMo'.


Greece was surprising the country with the third most entries this year with 13. 'My Number One' by Helena Paparizou was the highest Greek entry at No. 20.

Three Australian songs made the list! Sheldon Riley made his debut with 'Not The Same' at No. 215, Kate Miller-Heidke's 'Zero Gravity' dropped to No. 130 and Dami Im's 'Sound of Silence' rose a spot at No. 38.


The countries with five or more entries include:

  • Sweden - 17

  • Italy - 14

  • Spain - 14

  • Greece - 13

  • Norway - 11

  • Ukraine - 10

  • Iceland - 8

  • Bulgaria - 7

  • Finland - 7

  • France - 7

  • Netherlands - 7

  • United Kingdom - 7

  • Albania - 6

  • Belgium - 6

  • Cyprus - 6

  • Estonia - 6

  • Germany - 6

  • Armenia - 5

  • Latvia - 5

  • Portugal - 5

  • Romania - 5

  • Russia - 5

  • Serbia - 5

  • Turkey - 5

A total of 49 countries featured with entries in the ESC250. Unfortunately three countries missed out on making an appearance. They are Morocco, Andorra and Monaco.


Which decade had the most entries?



Well it's no surprise that the most recent full decade, the 2010s, came out comfortably on top.

  1. 2010s - 91 entries

  2. 2020s - 60

  3. 2000s - 47

  4. 1990s - 33

  5. 1970s - 8

  6. 1980s - 6

  7. 1960s - 3

  8. 1950s - 2


This years ESC250 had 28 Eurovision 2022 songs, out of the 40 who competed in Turin. Sheldon Riley came in 215th, 'Not The Same' was the 26th highest of this year.


The full Top 10 of this year were:

  1. Chanel - 'SloMo' (Spain) [1]

  2. Cornelia Jakobs - 'Hold Me Closer' (Sweden) [3]

  3. Konstrakta - 'In Corpore Sano' (Serbia) [12]

  4. Sam Ryder - 'SPACE MAN' (United Kingdom) [14]

  5. S10 - 'De diepte‎' (Netherlands) [18]

  6. MARO - 'saudade, saudade' (Portugal) [28]

  7. Amanda Tenfjord - 'Die Together' (Greece) [31]

  8. Kalush Orchestra - 'Stefania' (Ukraine) [39]

  9. Monika Liu - 'Sentimentai' (Lithuania) [41]

  10. Mahmood and Blanco - 'Brividi' (Italy) [47]


The oldest entry on the ESC250 is 1958 entry 'Nel blu dipinto di blu' by Domenico Modugno from Italy. It finished at No. 236. It has been the the oldest entry year after year since 2012.


Most popular words in the song titles



"You / your" was the most popular word out of the song titles with "love" coming in second place.

  • you / your - 15

  • love - 10

  • me - 7

  • dance / dances / dancing - 6

  • alone - 3

  • better - 3

  • light / lights - 3


Which songs made their debut within the ESC250?


The songs which reached the ESC250 for the first time include:

(in order of placing on the ESC250)

  • Samantha Janus - 'A Message To Your Heart' (United Kingdom, 1991) [140]

  • Zdob si Zdub - 'Bunica bate toba' (Moldova, 2005) [158]

  • Iriao - 'For You (Sheni Gulistvis)' (Georgia, 2018) [182]

  • Lea Sirk - 'Hvala, Ne!' (Slovenia, 2018) [191]

  • Rosa - 'Europe's Living A Celebration' (Spain, 2002) [206]

  • Joci Papai - 'Az En Apám' (Hungary, 2019) [222]

  • Iva Zanicchi - 'Due Grosse Lacrime Bianche' (Italy, 1969) [224]

  • Xandra - 'Colorado' (Netherlands, 1979) [233]

  • Daz Sampson - 'Teenage Life' (United Kingdom, 2006) [237]

  • Malina Olinescu - 'Eu Cred' (Romania, 1998) [238]

  • Tamara Feat. Vrcak & Adrian - 'Let Me Love You' (FYR Macedonia, 2008) [241]

  • Birthe Wilke - 'Uh, Jeg Ville Ønske Jeg Var Dig' (Denmark, 1959) [245]

  • Katri Helena - 'Tule Luo' (Finland, 1993) [248]

  • Harmony - ''t Is OK' (Netherlands, 1978) [250]


Risers of the ESC250



The highest riser comes from Romania with 'Eu Cred' by Malina Olinescu from 1998 climbing 1067 spots to No. 238 (as per the ESC250 top 500 results from 2021).


The top climbers within the top 100 from within the ESC250 last year are:

  • Kalomira - 'Secret Combination' (Greece, 2008) Up 125 spots [224th to 99th]

  • Lindita 'World' (Albania, 2017) Up 57 [136th to 79th]

  • Carola - 'Främling' (Sweden, 1983) Up 50 [122nd to 72nd]

  • Shiri Maimon - 'Hasheket Shenish’ar' (Israel, 2005) Up 43 [138th to 95th]

  • Mocedades - 'Eres Tu' (Spain, 1973) Up 40 [99th to 59th]

  • Ruth Lorenzo - 'Dancing In The Rain' (Spain, 2014) Up 38 [71st to 33rd]

  • Ivi Adamou - 'La La Love' (Cyprus, 2012) Up 35 [70th to 35th]

  • Netta - 'Toy' (Israel, 2018) Up 35 (121st to 86th)

  • Eric Saade - 'Popular' (Sweden, 2011) Up 33 (109th to 76th)



The biggest jump into the top 20 came from Helena Paparizou's 'My Number One' which returned to the top 20 at No. 20 climbing 11 spots from 2021. The last time Helena was in the top 20 was in 2017.



Biggest drops on the ESC250



The songs that fell rather hard down the list include 'Sugar' by Natalia Gordienko from Moldova and 'Discoteque' by The Roop. Both entries fell by 137 places. The top 20 songs with the biggest drop on the ESC250 2022 are:

  • THE ROOP - 'Discoteque' (Lithuania, 2021) Down 137 spots [86th to 223rd]

  • Natalia Gordienko - 'Sugar' (Moldova, 2021) Down 137 [94th to 231st]

  • Polina Gagarina - 'A Million Voices' (Russia, 2015) Down 125 [75th to 200th]

  • Mia Martini - 'Raspodia' (Italy, 1992) Down 100 [50th to 150th]

  • Albina - 'Tick-Tock' (Croatia, 2021) Down 96 [139th to 235th]

  • Hooverphonic - 'The Wrong Place' (Belgium, 2021) Down 90 [142nd to 232nd]

  • Daði og Gagnamagnið - '10 Years' (Iceland, 2021) Down 84 [63rd to 147th]

  • Manizha - 'Russian Woman' (Russia, 2021) Down 80 [35th to 115th]

  • Michael Schulte - 'You Let Me Walk Alone' (Germany, 2018) Down 79 [155th to 234th]

  • Jelena Tomašević ft. Bora Dugic - 'Oro' (Serbia, 2008) Down 74 [103rd to 177th]

  • Saara Aalto - 'Monsters' (Finland, 2018) Down 70 [173rd to 243rd]

  • Fyr og Flamme - 'Øve Os På Hinanden' (Denmark, 2021) Down 69 [127th to 196th]

  • Charlotte Perrelli - 'Hero' (Sweden, 2008) Down 65 [115th to 180th]

  • Senhit ft. Flo Rida - 'Adrenalina' (San Marino, 2021) Down 62 [40th to 102nd]

  • Mekado - 'Wir Greben ‘Ne Party' (Germany, 1994) Down 61 [168th to 229th]

  • Domenico Modugno - 'Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu' (Italy, 1958) Down 58 [178th to 236th]

  • Imaani - 'Where Are You?' (United Kingdom, 1998) Down 52 [123rd to 175th]

  • Lena Philipsson - 'It Hurts' (Sweden, 2004) Down 51 [114th to 165th]

  • Sanna Nielsen - 'Undo' (Sweden, 2014) Down 50 [12th to 62nd]

  • Željko Joksimović - 'Nije Ljubav Stvar' (Serbia, 2012) Down 50 [98th to 148th]


New winner of the ESC250


Chanel's win this year makes 'SloMo' the sixth song to ever win the prestigious ESC250 crown within the fandom.


Overall 'SloMo' scored a record breaking total of 35,376 points (2096 sets of 12 points). Second placed 'Euphoria' scored 23,248 points (966 sets of 12 points). Last year 'Euphoria' got a total of 17,292 points (647 sets of 12 points). It is clear there was a huge push to get 'SloMo' to win within the fandom, as Songfestival.be stated in a tweet, the song was supported by a big group of Spanish fans.



It is the first win from Spain, their best result was in the 2008 and 2012 editions. Spain's 1995 entry 'Vuelve conmigo' by Anabel Conde finished in at No. 2 in the second edition of Eurovision Top 250 in 2008 and Spain's 2012 song 'Quédate Conmigo' by Pastora Soler finished in second place behind Loreen's 'Euphoria' in 2012.



Here are the full list of winners of the ESC250 over its 15 year history.



You can check out the full Top 250 songs that made the list here.


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