• Dale Roberts

ESC250 Results by Numbers

So Top 250 Eurovision countdown is over for another year and 'Euphoria' is our winner yet again.


But what other interesting results came out of the countdown? We've crunched some numbers.


First up, which countries did the best? Italy was the winner with 16 entries with Mahmood's 'Soldi' their highest in 4th.


Eurovision powerhouse Sweden had 13 (including the winner 'Euphoria') while France had 11 with Amir's 'J'ai cherché in 64th.


Australia has four entries make the list with Dami Im's 'Sound of Silence' highest at no.22.


  • Italy - 16

  • Sweden - 13

  • France - 11

  • Portugal - 10

  • Spain - 9

  • Turkey - 9

  • Israel - 8

  • Greece - 8

  • Azerbaijan - 7

  • Germany - 7

  • Ukraine - 7

  • Serbia - 7

  • Russia - 7

  • Norway - 7

  • Estonia - 6

  • Netherlands - 5

  • Switzerland - 5

  • Armenia - 5

  • Finland - 5

  • Belgium - 5

  • Cyprus - 5

  • Ireland - 5

  • Albania - 5

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina - 4

  • Australia - 4

  • Denmark - 4

  • Georgia - 4


Which decade had the most entries?



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


  1. 2010s - 137

  2. 2000s - 47

  3. 1990s - 37

  4. 1970s - 13

  5. 1980s - 10

  6. 1960s - 5

  7. 1950s - 1


2019 had 25 entries make it out of the 42 who competed in Tel Aviv. Kate Miller-Heidke in 52nd was the 10th highest of this year. The full Top 10 of this year were:


  1. Duncan Laurence - Arcade (2)

  2. Mahmood - Soldi (4)

  3. KEiiNO - Spirit in the Sky (5)

  4. Hatari - Hatrið mun sigra (13)

  5. Conan Osiris - Telemoveis (26)

  6. Nevena Bozovic - Kruna (29)

  7. Luca Hanni - She Got Me (34)

  8. Jonida Maliqi - Ktheju Tokes (40)

  9. Tamta - Replay (47)

  10. Kate Miller-Heidke - Zero Gravity (52)


And like the famous interval act from 2016 says, "Love works!" It was the number one word from the 250 song titles.


  • Love - 12

  • One - 5

  • Friend - 3

  • Better - 3

  • Never - 3

  • Storm - 3

  • Like - 3

  • Alone - 3

  • Life - 3

  • Day - 3


The risers




Only two songs came from outside the Top 100 to make it in there. They were:


  • Carl Espen - Silent Storm (111th to 80th)

  • NOX - Forogj, világ! (220th to 98th)


While the biggest riser overall was the French entry from 2003, Louisa Baïleche with 'Monts et merveilles'. She rose 750 places from 992nd to 242nd.

The biggest riser inside the Top 100 was Mia Martini with 'Rapsodia' (Italy 1992) which climbed 53 spots to no.42.


The fallers



Many songs fell out of the Top 250, but looking at those in the Top 100, songs that had significant drops were:


  • Madame Monsieur - Mercy (Dropped 31 places to 75)

  • Ani Lorak - Shady Lady (Dropped 28 places to 77)

  • Ruslana - Wild Dances - (Dropped 28 places to 74)

  • Netta - Toy (Dropped 23 places to 46)


Even though they dropped, just making the top 100 is a significant achievement.


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

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