#10 - Sweden
[Averaged points: 96.11 points]
The Scandinavian powerhouse has been dethroned. Sweden has had a poor decade by their standards and God forbid, missed the Eurovision Song Contest final in 2010.
But it's not all bad news, they still had 5 of 9 songs in the top 10:
- Never let you go was 9th
- Give me your love was 5th
- It hurts came 6th
- Invincible came 5th
- Popular came 3rd
- Las Vegas - 20th
- The Worrying kind - 18th
- Hero - 19th
- La Voix - 21st
#9 - Georgia
[Averaged points: 106.50 points]
Georgia is a Eurovision newbie, but their results are constantly good.
Four contests - two placings:
- 9th - 2010 and 2011
- 12th - 2007 and 2008
# 8 - Norway
[Averaged points: 127.29 points]
Norway is 8th, but is a picture of inconsistency. Of these last 8 countries, Norway scored a last place in 2004 and on home soil in 2010, their song came 20th.
But forget all that - Norway is the new King/Queen of Scandinavia coming out of the shadow of Sweden this decade.
- A gentleman called Alexander Rybak is to blame and he scored a monumental ESC victory in 2009.
- 2003 saw a spectacular 4th
- 2008; 5th place
- 2005; 9th
- 2006; 15th
# 7 - Russia
[Averaged points: 132.8 points]
Mother Russia comes in at seven. The two best placed songs belong to gentleman called Dima Bilan who came second in 2006, before succeeding in 2008.
2 different groups of women also achieved thirds for Russia; t.a.t.u in 2003, while 2007 presented us with Serebro. The rest:
- 10th - 2002
- 11th - 2004, 2009 and 2010
- 15th - 2005
- 17th - 2011