Top 20 between 1975 and 2015
at the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Why 1975-2015?

Because during these 41 years the voting system of each country giving one set of 12 points, 10 points, 8 points etc down to 1 point was used.

This is based on the following simple calculations:

There are X number of countries in each contest, each one giving 12 points to their favourite song. No country can vote for itself, so the maximum number of points each country can receive is (X-1)*12.

For example:
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest had 40 (= X) countries participating.
The maximum amount of points it was possible to receive was therefore (X-1) * 12, i.e. 39 * 12 = 468 points.

The last winner under this voting system SWEDEN received 365 points, which is 77.99% of the possible maximum. (365 / 468 * 100 = 77.99%).

Place
Country and Year
Singer/s
Song
Points
Countries / Possible Points
Percent:
1
United Kingdom 1976

Brotherhood of Man

Save Your Kisses For Me
164
17x12=204
80.39%
2
Germany 1982

Nicole

Ein Bisschen Frieden
161
17x12=204
78.92%
3
United Kingdom 1997
Katrina & The Waves
Love Shine A Light
227
24x12=288
78.82%
4
Norway 2009

Alexander Rybak

Fairytale
387
41x12=492
78.66%
5
Ireland 1994
Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan
Rock 'n' Roll Kids
226
24x12=288
78.47%
6
Sweden 2015 Mans Zelmerlöw Heroes
365
39x12=468
77.99%
7
Belgium 1986
Sandra Kim
J'Aime La Vie
176
19x12=228
77.19%
8
Sweden 2012
Loreen
Euphoria
372
41x12=492
75.61%
9
Estonia 2001
Tanel Padar & Dave Benton
Everybody
198
22x12=264
75.00%
10
France 1976
(2nd place)
Catherine Ferry
Un, Deux, Trois
147
17x12=204
72.06%
11
Denmark 2000
Olsen Brothers
Fly On The Wings Of Love
195
23x12=276
70.65%
12
Netherlands 1975
Teach-In
Ding Dinge Dong
152
18x12=216
70.37%
13
Israel 1978
Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta
A-Ba Ni-Bi
157
19x12=228
68.86%
14
Ireland 1987
Johnny Logan
Hold Me Now
172
21x12=252
68.25%
15
Austria 2014
Conchita Wurst
Rise Like A Phoenix
290
36x12=432
67.13%
16
Sweden 1984
Herreys
Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley
145
18x12=216
67.13%
17
Denmark 2001
(2nd place)
Rollo & King
Never Ever Let You Go
177
22x12=264
67.05%
18
Ukraine 2004
Ruslana Lyzhicko
Wild Dances
280
35x12=420
66.67%
19
France 1977 Marie Myriam L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant
136
17x12=204
66.67%
20
Ireland 1980 Johnny Logan What's Another Year
143
18x12=216
66.20%
Where the percentage is the same, I have put the higher number of countries voting first.
There were also some very high scores amongst the Semi-Finals and the Junior Eurovision, but they are not included here, but look at this, a record for the ages:
Semi 2
Sweden 2015 Mans Zelmerlöw Heroes
217
20x12=240
90.42%
 
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Ukraine 2016 Jamala 1944
534
82x12=984
54.27%

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