ESC Top 250

Which COUNTRY is the EUROVISION FAN FAVOURITE? – According to the Top 250!

Happy 2020 from everyone here at Eurovision Ireland!

ESC Radio’s yearly Eurovision Top 250 is a staple in the fan calendar, with lovers of the contest from across Europe and beyond listening in on New Year’s Eve to find out if their favourites have earned a place on this exclusive list. Though there’s usually a lot of movement in the list itself, the top spot (for the 8th consecutive year) has gone to Euphoria, making the list in the view of some fans a bit of a Loreen-athon… so let’s look at it another way!

Ever one for data and patterns, James has scrutinised the results of the Top 250 to find which country has the most entries in the Top 250, thereby statistically making it the fans’ true favourite country at the contest.

Every Eurovision nation (save for Morocco) managed to get at least one entry on the list. Countries with the same score have been listed alphabetically.

Where does your country rank on the list? Who do the fans rate above all others – the answer might surprise you!

Andorra – 1
Lithuania – 1
Malta – 1
Moldova – 1
Monaco – 1
Serbia & Montenegro – 1
Yugoslavia – 1
Austria – 2
Belarus – 2
Montenegro – 2
San Marino – 2
Slovakia – 2
Bulgaria – 3
Croatia – 3
Czech Republic – 3
Hungary – 3
Latvia – 3
Luxembourg – 3
North Macedonia – 3
Poland – 3
Romania – 3
Slovenia – 3
Australia – 4
Bosnia & Herzegovina – 4
Denmark – 4
Georgia – 4
Albania – 5
Belgium – 5
Cyprus – 5
Ireland – 5
The Netherlands – 5
Switzerland – 5
United Kingdom – 5
Armenia – 6
Estonia – 6
Finland – 6
Azerbaijan – 7
Germany – 7
Norway – 7
Russia – 7
Serbia – 7
Ukraine – 7
Greece – 8
Iceland – 8
Israel – 9
Portugal – 9
Spain – 9
Turkey – 9

France – 11

Sweden – 13

Italy 16

Yes, with 16 songs in the Top 250 (over 6% of the whole list!) Italy clearly produce a sound that Europe loves. Though their highest placing on the list this year was 4th, could that elusive 3rd Italian win be on the horizon in Rotterdam?

Die-hard Eurovision fans Sweden came a respectable 2nd, with France in at 3rd. Unsurprisingly, Turkey also scored well with 9 songs in the Top 250, despite last taking part in 2012.

What do you think of this list? Are you surprised where your country came?

Let us know what you think!

Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland, ESC Radio
Image Source: galihgumelarsays.wordpress.com

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