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A-lister
31st May 2013, 16:40
Another ESC edition has passed, so let's make some new rankings including 2013. So which are your top. 3 entries/country since ESC started? And please take some time researching and listen to the countries' entries since the beginning of ESC to make a fair ranking.

A-lister
31st May 2013, 16:41
So here is my current Top. 3 entries / country 1956-2013:

::al Albania:
2008 - Olta Boka - Zemrën e lamë peng
2012 - Rona Nishliu - Suus
2005 - Ledina Çelo - Tomorrow I Go

::ad Andorra:
2009 - Susanne Georgi - La teva decisió (Get a Life)
2005 - Marian van de Wal - La mirada interior
2006 - Jenny - Sense tu

::am Armenia:
2008 - Sirusho - Qélé, Qélé / Քելե Քելե
2009 - Inga & Anush - Nor Par (Jan Jan) / Նոր պար (Ջան ջան)
2010 - Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone

::at Austria:
1965 - Udo Jürgens - Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüßen
1989 - Thomas Forstner - Nur ein Lied
1987 - Gary Lux - Nur noch Gefühl

::az Azerbaijan:
2012 - Sabina Babayeva - When the Music Dies
2011 - Eldar & Nigar - Running Scared
2009 - Aysel & Arash - Always

::by Belarus
2005 - Angelica Agurbash - Love Me Tonight
2004 - Aleksandra & Konstantin - My Galileo
2011 - Anastasia Vinnikova - I Love Belarus

::be Belgium:
2004 - Xandee - 1 Life
1990 - Philippe Lafontaine - Macédomienne
2006 - Kate Ryan - Je t'adore

::ba Bosnia & Herzegovina:
2009 - Regina - Bistra voda
2012 - Maya Sar - Korake ti znam
2006 - Hari Mata Hari - Lejla

::bg Bulgaria:
2007 - Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov - Voda / Вода
2012 - Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited
2013 - Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov - Samo shampioni / Само шампиони

::hr Croatia:
1999 - Doris Dragović - Marija Magdalena
1998 - Danijela Martinović - Neka mi ne svane
2005 - Boris Novković feat. Lado - Vukovi umiru sami / 2006 - Severina - Moja štikla <- I simply can't choose between the two!

::cy Cyprus:
2012 - Ivi Adamou - La La Love
2004 - Lisa Andreas - Stronger Every Minute
2008 - Evdokia Kadí - Femme Fatale

::cz Czech Republic:
2007 - Kabát - Malá dáma
2008 - Tereza Kerndlová - Have Some Fun

::dk Denmark:
1995 - Aud Wilken - Fra Mols til Skagen
1987 - Anne-Cathrine Herdorf - En lille melodi
2001 - Rollo & King - Never Ever Let You Go

::ee Estonia:
2009 - Urban Symphony - Rändajad
1997 - Maarja Liis-Ilus - Keelatud maa
1996 - Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna - Kaelakee hääl

::fi Finland:
2010 - Kuunkuiskaajat - Työlki ellää
2012 - Pernilla Karlsson - När jag blundar
1991 - Kaija Kärkinen - Hullu yö

::fr France:
2001 - Natasha St-Pier - Je n'ai que mon âme
1976 - Catherine Ferry - Un, deux, trois
2010 - Jessy Matador - Allez Ola Olé

::ge Georgia:
2007 - Sopho Khalvashi - Visionary Dream
2010 - Sopho Nizharadze - Shine
2013 - Sopho Gelovani & Nodiko Tatishvili - Waterfall

::de Germany:
1982 - Nicole - Ein bißchen Frieden
1993 - Münchener Freiheit - Viel zu weit
1966 - Margot Eskens - Die Zeiger der Uhr

::gr Greece:
2001 - Antique - (I Would) Die for You
1997 - Marianna Zorba - Horepse / Χόρεψε
2005 - Helena Paparizou - My Number One

::hu Hungary:
2005 - NOX - Forogj, világ!
1994 - Friderika Bayer - Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?
2011 - Kati Wolf - What About My Dreams? (Szerelem, miért múlsz?)

::is Iceland:
1993 - Inga - Ţá veistu svariđ
2013 - Eyţór Ingi Gunnlaugsson - Ég á líf
2009 - Johanna - Is It True?

::ie Ireland:
1972 - Sandie Jones - Ceol an Ghrá
2011 - Jedward - Lipstick
1998 - Dawn Martin - Is Always Over Now?

::il Israel:
1983 - Ofra Haza - Hi / חי
1991 - Duo Datz - Kan / כאן
1981 - Hakol Over Habibi - Halayla / הלילה

::it Italy:
1964 - Gigliola Cinquetti - Non ho l'etŕ
1997 - Jalisse - Fiumi di parole
1984 - Alice & Battiato - I treni di Tozeur

::lv Latvia:
2000 - Brainstorm - My Star
2010 - Aisha - What For?
2012 - Anmary - Beautiful Song

::lt Lithuania:
1999 - Aistė - Strazdas
2009 - Sasha Son - Love
2012 - Donny Montell - Love Is Blind

::lu Luxembourg:
1988 - Lara Fabian - Croire
1984 - Sophie Carle - 100% d'amour
1965 - France Gall - Poupée de cire, poupée de son

::mk Macedonia:
2007 - Karolina Gočeva - Mojot svet / Мојот свет
2012 - Kaliopi - Crno i belo / Црно и бело
2006 - Elena Risteska - Ninanajna / Нинанајна

::mt Malta:
1998 - Chiara - The One That I Love
1997 - Debbie Scerri - Let Me Fly
2006 - Fabrizio Faniello - I Do

::md Moldova:
2009 - Nelly Ciobanu - Hora din Moldova
2010 - SunStroke Project & Olia Tira - Run Away
2013 - Aliona Moon - O mie

::mc Monaco:
1969 - Jean Jacques - Maman, Maman
1974 - Romuald - Celui qui reste et celui qui s'en va
1963 - Françoise Hardy - L'amour s'en va

::me Montenegro:
2013 - Who See feat. Nina Žižić - Igranka / Игранка
2005 - No Name - Zauvijek moja / Заувијек моја (as part of ::cs)
2009 - Andrea Demirović - Just Get Out of My Life

::nl Netherlands:
2010 - Sieneke - Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)
2012 - Joan Franka - You and Me
1979 - Xandra - Colorado

::no Norway:
2006 - Christine Guldbrandsen - Alvedansen
1993 - Silje Vige - Alle mine tankar
1995 - Secret Garden - Nocturne

::pl Poland:
1994 - Edyta Górniak - To nie ja!
1996 - Kasia Kowalska - Chcę znać swój grzech...
2011 - Magdalena Tul - Jestem

::pt Portugal:
2009 - Flor-de-Lis - Todas as ruas do amor
2008 - Vânia Fernandes - Senhora do mar (Negras águas)
1997 - Célia Lawson - Antes do adeus

::ro Romania:
2012 - Mandinga - Zaleilah
2010 - Paula Seling & Ovi - Playing with Fire
2006 - Mihai Trăistariu - Tornerň

::ru Russia:
2009 - Anastasiya Prihodko - Mamo / Мамо
1994 - Youddiph - Vyechniy stranik / Вечный странник
2003 - t.A.T.u. - Ne ver', ne boysia / Не верь, не бойся

::sm San Marino:
2008 - Miodio - Complice
2013 - Valentina Monetta - Crisalide (Vola)
2012 - Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song (OH OH - Uh - OH OH)

::rs Serbia:
2008 - Jelena Tomašević - Oro / Оро
2004 - Željko Joksimović - Lane moje / Лане моје (as part of ::cs)
2010 - Milan Stanković - Ovo je Balkan / Oво je Балкан

::sk Slovakia:
2010 - Kristína - Horehronie
2009 - Kamil Mikulčík & Nela Pocisková - Leť tmou
1996 - Marcel Palonder - Kým nás máš

::sl Slovenia:
1997 - Tanja Ribič - Zbudi se
2008 - Rebeka Dremelj - Vrag naj vzame
2007 - Alenka Gotar - Cvet z juga

::es Spain:
1994 - Alejandro Abad - Ella no es ella
2012 - Pastora Soler - Quédate conmigo
1999 - Lydia - No quiero escuchar

::se Sweden:
2012 - Loreen - Euphoria
1996 - One More Time - Den vilda
2010 - Anna Bergendahl - This Is My Life

note: had the Swedish entry in 2004 by Lena Philipsson stayed in its original Swedish version "Det gör ont", then it would have been my #1 Swedish entry to date.

::ch Switzerland:
1975 - Simone Drexel - Mikado
1972 - Veronique Müller - C'est la chanson de mon amour
1959 - Christa Williams - Irgendwoher

::tr Turkey:
1997 - Şebnem Paker - Dinle
2008 - Mor ve Ötesi - Deli
2005 - Gülseren - Rimi Rimi Ley

::ua Ukraine:
2004 - Ruslana - Wild Dances (Dyki tantsi) / Дикі танці
2009 - Svitlana Loboda - Be My Valentine! (Anti-Crisis Girl)
2008 - Ani Lorak - Shady Lady

::uk United Kingdom:
1994 - Frances Ruffelle - Lonely Symphony (We Will Be Free)
1970 - Mary Hopkin - Knock, Knock Who's There?
1996 - Gina G - Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit

::yu Yugoslavia:
1986 - Doris Dragović - Željo moja (::hr)
1966 - Berta Ambrož - Brez besed (::sl)
1990 - Tajči - Hajde da ludujemo (::hr)

Adrian
1st June 2013, 07:31
I'll start with the first 5 countries:

::al Since the debut entry I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Albania's entries except 2006. I find them to be somewhat underrated in the final. Top 3:
2005: Ledina Celo - Tomorrow I Go
2010: Juliana Pasha - It's All About You
2004: Anjeza Shanini - The Image of You

::ad Again a horribly underrated country. Andorra deserved to get into the final in most of their contests and I don't understand the reason they didn't. Top 3:
2008: Gisela - Casanova
2006: Jenny - Sense Tu
2009: Susanne Georgi - La Teva Decisio

::am Since 2006 I have enjoyed 5 out of the 7 entries. Top 3:
2009: Inga and Anush - Jan Jan
2008: Sirusho - Qele Qele
2010: Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone
2006 would have been number 3 but his "performance" of the song in this years voting sequence put me off

::at For me Austria has been an extremely weak country so I only have 1 song that I enjoy from their entries and it is considered one of their worst.
2005: Global.Kryner - Y Asi

::az The first Azerbaijani entry was hideous, the most recent entry wasn't much better but in between those two entries 3 years stood out as one of my favourites in that year and that is very hard to admit.
2009: Aysel and Arash - Always
2010: Safura - Drip Drop
2012: Sabina Babayeva - When The Music Dies

I Will continue with the rest of the countries when I have time.

A-lister
1st June 2013, 15:36
::at For me Austria has been an extremely weak country so I only have 1 song that I enjoy from their entries and it is considered one of their worst.
2005: Global.Kryner - Y Asi


You really don't like any of their older entries? I think Austria has been occasionally rather good, it's just that it's been a couple of decades ago that they had something good...

branndame
1st June 2013, 20:52
::no
1. 1987: Eurovision 1987 - Norway - Kate Gulbrandsen - Mitt liv - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSvYltrdjQk)
2. 2013: Eurovision 2013 Norway: Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love (Best Quality HD-1080p) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-HowVrHxsg)
3. 2010: EUROVISION 2010 NORWAY (winner) My heart is yours- didrik solli tangen (with lyrics) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M02300LvCpI)

::se
1. 1995: Eurovision 1995 - 18 Sweden - Jan Johansen - Se pa mej - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxEWNH_Mpbc)
2. 2003: Eurovision Sweden 2003- Give me your love - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qAkQRczjDI)
3. 1991: Eurovision 1991 - Sweden - Carola - Fĺngad av en stormvind [HQ SUBTITLED] - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0MA1A6_A1k)

branndame
1st June 2013, 21:01
::dk
1. 2000:eurovision 2000 denmak - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ojQuViUsY)
2. 2010:Chanée & N&#39;Evergreen - In A Moment Like This (Denmark) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPzXy-iHVgA)
3. 2013:Emmelie De Forest - Only Teardrops (Denmark - Eurovision Song Contest 2013 winner) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et4nd8XFTgo)

::is
1.2003: Eurovision 2003 - Iceland - Birgitta Haukdal Open Your Heart - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f8oG4TB-W0)
2.2009: YOHANNA "Is It True" (official video) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9FZhr93V3A)
3.1999: ESC 1999 Iceland (preview) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw1q3cB5A6U)

branndame
1st June 2013, 21:17
::fi
1. 2007:Eurovision SC Final 2007 - Finland - Hanna Pakarinen - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3bycQumnrE)
2. 2009:Waldo&#39;s People - Lose Control (Eurovision 2009 Finland) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybbNQnSPseA)
3. 2012:Pernilla Karlsson - Nar jag blundar (Finland) 2012 Eurovision Song Contest Official Preview Video - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43GWoVxRk2Y)

::al
1. 2004: Eurovision 2004 Semi Final 13 Albania *Anjeza Shahini* *The Image Of You* 16:9 HQ - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fhG7Th4gQQ)
2. 2010: Juliana Pasha - It&#39;s All About You (Albania) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgeklMIc6_k)
3. 2011: Albania - "Feel the Passion" - Eurovision Song Contest 2011 - BBC One - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bpOngv520I) (This sounds just like the music by Tina Turner )

Adrian
2nd June 2013, 15:41
Here is countries B - C (Note that Czech Republic did not make the list as all 3 entries were horrible

::by With 10 entries and only making it to the finals 3 times I feel that the Belorussian songs can be sometimes overlooked. Top 3:
2011 I Love Belarus - Anastasia Vinnikova
2005 Love Me Tonight - Angelica Agrubash
2013 Solayoh - Alyona Lanksaya

::be Robbed in 2004 and 2006 and a respectable 2nd in 2003. Belgium, like Austria hasn’t given me many good songs. Incredibly overrated in 2010 and 2013.
2006 Je t'adore - Kate Ryan
2004 1 Life - Xandee
1986 J'amie La Vie - Sandra Kim

::ba You should know that you can win me over with a ballad or by singing in your own language and by mixing the two Bosnia has become one of my favourite countries.
2007 Rijeka Bez Imena - Marija
1997 Goodbye - Alma Cardzic
2009 Bistra Voda - Regina

::bg Misunderstood or overlooked? This country consistently sends perfect entries and has always failed to make the final. I did however hate 2007 and 2013.
2012 Love Unlimited - Sofi Marinova
2011 Na Inat - Poli Genova
2008 DJ, Take Me Away - Deep Zone & Balthazar

::hr As I only started watching in 2006 my first Croatian entry was Moja Stikla and I fell in love. Going through their 21 entries as an independent state a 4th position is the highest they’ve reached and I highly disagree with that.
1999 Marija Magdalena - Doris Dragovic
1998 Neka Mi Ne Svane - Danijela
2006 Moja Stikla - Severina
All 3 have a costume reveal

::cy Same deal as Bulgaria! consistently sends perfect entries and always overlooked!
2008 Femme Fetale - Evdokia Kadí
1999 Tha 'Ne Erotas - Marlain
1982 Mono I Agapi - Anna Vissi

branndame
2nd June 2013, 23:34
::am
1.2010:Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone (Armenia) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buGOZExVf8o)
2.2007:Hayko - Anytime you need (Vido clip)-Eurovision 2007 Armenia - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_fXqFoDx-Y)
3.2006:Eurovision! (Armenia) Andre - Without your love - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTZBTFDf6O4)

::be
1.1986: Sandra Kim - J&#39;Aime La Vie.mpg - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJKFT0VUyf4)
2. 2012:Eurovision 2012 Belgium - Iris - "Would You?" (Lyrics) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRtoZKmwD4g)
3.2010:Tom Dice - Me And My Guitar (Belgium) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcwr9s1Wce4)

branndame
3rd June 2013, 14:36
::az
1: 2009:AYSEL & ARASH- Always Official Video (Short Version) ESC 2009 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dKQR2m-Xfs)
2. 2011:Eldar & Nigar - Eurovision 2011, Azerbaijan - Running Scared Official Music Video - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vk4HYUatv8)
3. 2013:Farid Mammadov - Hold Me (Azerbaijan) 2013 Eurovision Song Contest - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5egVzkZGTg)

::ba
1. 2012: Maya Sar - Korake Ti Znam (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 2012 Eurovision Song Contest Official Preview Video - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_fyisw2--M)
2. 2005: Femminem - Call me - Bosnia Herzegovina - Eurovision 2005 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUaVjnscj3I)
3. 2010: EUROVISION 2010 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - VUKASIN BRAJI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLdPoi0AXA8)

greece
15th January 2014, 18:52
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RainyWoods
16th January 2014, 11:55
I have not done my research yet so i'll do some easier countries...

::al

1. 2012 - Rona Nishliu - Suus
2. 2010 - Juliana Pasha - It's All About You
3. 2009 - Kejsi Tola - Carry Me In Your Dreams

(I feel bad for leaving Aurela out)


::ua

1. 2006 - Tina Karol - Show Me Your Love
2. 2009 - Svetlana Loboda - Be My Valentine
3. 2007 - Verka Serduchka - Dancing Lasha Tumbai


::md

1. 2009 - Nelly Ciobanu - Hora Din Moldova
2. 2008 - Geta Burlaco - A Century Of Love
3. 2013 - Aliona Moon - O Mie


::bg

1. 2012 - Sofi Marinova - Love Unlimited
2. 2013 - Elitsa & Stoyan - Samo Shampioni
3. 2008 - Deep Zone & Balthazar - DJ, Take Me Away


::ru

1. 2001 - Mumiy Troll - Lady Alpine Blue
2. 2012 - Buranovskiye Babushki - Party For Everybody
3. 2009 - Anastasia Prikhodko - Mamo


::by

1. 2007 - Dmitry Koldun - Work Your Magic
2. 2005 - Angelica Agurbash - Love Me Tonight
3. 2011 - Anastasia Vinnikova - I Love Belarus


::sm

1. 2013 - Valentina Monetta - Crisalide (Vola)
2. 2012 - Valentina Monetta - The Social Network Song (Oh Oh-Uh-Oh Oh)
3. Reserved




I'll get back to you on the others.

Anastasia15
17th January 2014, 18:09
Okay, my Top 3 for some countries (though my Top entries always sort of depend on my mood a bit xD)... The entries are put in chronological order, not the order of my preference

::az Azerbaijan
2008 - Elnur & Samir - Day After Day
2010 - Safura - Drip Drop
2013 - Farid Mammadov - Hold Me

::ba Bosnia and Herzegovina
2006 - Hari Mata Hari - Lejla
2009 - Regina - Bistra Voda
2011 - Dino Merlin - Love in Rewind

::bg
2007 - Elitsa & Stoyan - Water
2008 - Deep Zone & Balthazar - DJ, Take Me Away
2013 - Elitsa & Stoyan - Samo Shampioni

::ee Estonia
2009 - Urban Symphony - Rändajad
2010 - Malcolm Lincoln - Siren
2011 - Getter Jaani - Rockefeller Street

::de Germany
1962 - Conny Froboess - Zwei Kleine Italiener
1966 - Margot Eskens - Die Zeiger der Uhr
2010 - Lena - Satellite

::gr Greece
1993 - Katy Garbi - Ellada, Chora Tou Fotos
1995 - Elina Konstantopoulou - Pia Prosefhi
2013 - Koza Mostra feat. Agathonas Iakovidis - Alcohol is Free

::il Israel
1978 - Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta - A-Ba-Ni-Bi
1983 - Ofra Haza - Chai
1991 - Duo Datz - Kan

::it Italy
1958 - Domenico Modugno - Nel blu, dipinto di blu
1961 - Betty Curtis - Al di lá
1964 - Gigliola Cinquetti - Non ho l'etŕ

::lu Luxembourg
1965 - France Gall - Poupée de cire, Poupée de son
1967 - Vicky Leandros - L'Amour est bleu
1972 - Vicky Leandros - Aprés toi

::no Norway
1966 - Ase Kleveland - Intet er nytt under solen
1995 - Secret Garden - Nocturne
2013 - Margaret Berger - I Feed You My Love

::ro Romania
2006 - Mihai Traistariu - Tornero
2010 - Paula Seling & Ovi - Playing With Fire
2012 - Mandinga - Zaleilah

::es Spain
1990 - Azúcar Moreno - Bandido
1995 - Anabel Conde - Vuelve Conmigo
2003 - Beth - Dime

::uk United Kingdom
1967 - Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String
1969 - Lulu - Boom Bang-a-Bang
1971 - Clodagh Rogers - Jack in the Box