# 30 - France
[Averaged points: 51.6 points]
Five time winner and second of our top 4 countries sits at number 29 of this countdown. A lopsided list of ten
entries towards the bottom, but let's start with the good news:
- 5th; Sandrine Francois - 2002
- 8th; Patricia Kaas - 2009
- 12th; Jessy Matador - 2010
- 15th; Jonathan Cerada - 2004 and Amaury Vasilli - 2011
- 18th; Louisa Baileche - 2003
- 22nd; Virginie Pouchin - 2006 and Les Fetals Picards - 2007
- 23rd; Ortal - 2005
# 29 - Ireland
[Averaged points: 51.86 points]
No seven Eurovision wins to hold Ireland up in the glory this decade. Terror decade for the Irish. but it isn't all doom - they had 3 good finalists and 3 bad ones:
- 2003 - 11th with Mickey Harte
- 2006 - 10th with Brian Kennedy
- 2011 - 8th with Jedward
- 2004 - 23rd - Chris Doran
- 2007 - last - Dervish
- 2010 - 23rd - Niamh Kavanaugh
# 28 - Spain
[Averaged points: 53.4 points]
The Spanish have faired marginally better than the fore mentioned French in the last decade. Again 10 entries in the 10 years, but they faired better. 2002-2004 were the Operation Triumph years and they were called this with good reason - all three songs were top ten entries. (Rosa - 7th; Beth - 8th, Ramon - 10th). When they dropped that show like a hot potato, so did their ESC fortunes.
- 2005 and 2006 - 21st.
- 2007 - 20th
- 2008 - 17th
- 2009 - 24th (2nd last)
- 2010 - 15th
- 2011 - 23rd
# 27 - Croatia
[Averaged points: 54.71 points]
While the 90s were great for Croatia, the last decade hasn't with no top ten results at all for their 7 finals appearances. Eleventh is their best result in 2002 and again in 2005. The 2006 performance by Severina provided a 12th place, 13th place in 2004, and 15th for 2003. The two most recent showings in 2008 and 2009 took out 21st and 18th respectively.
# 26 - Lithuania
[Averaged points: 57.6 points]
Astounding isnt it that Lithuania would rank higher than UK, Ireland, France and Spain - but here we are. Five times in the final - highest scorer being the Winners of 2006, followed by 19th in 2011, 21st in 2007 and 23rd in 2002 and 2009.
# 25 - Albania
[Averaged points: 64.8 points]
Albania burst onto the scene with a ditty that came 7th in 2004, but since then consistently 16th (2005, 2008, 2010). The only time they have not finished 16th was a 17th in 2009.