Throughout the Eurovision Song Contest’s long term history, 27 nations have won the challenge. Out of the relative multitude of nations that have at any point contended, 25 nations are yet to guarantee the Eurovision prize.
Today we investigate every one of the sixteen nations who are contending at the current year’s challenge who are yet to win the prize and check out their best positioned passages at Eurovision.
We have positioned these nations by how long since every nation appeared to 2020 as this year’s challenge has not yet started.
Malta – 49 years
The ongoing record holders are Malta who have sought 49 years without success. They appeared as far as possible back in 1971 with Joe Grech and the tune ‘Marija L-maltija’. They’ve gotten extremely near a success on two events, yet have eventually missed the mark. In both 2002 (Ira Losco with ‘seventh Wonder’) and 2005 (Chiara with ‘Heavenly messenger’) Malta completed as next in line. The 2021 challenge will be Malta’s 50th year contest and ideally this is the year they break their dry spell.
Cyprus – 39 years
In 1981 Cyprus made their presentation, with Island and their tune ‘Monika’ completing in sixth spot. Cyprus have additionally missed the mark concerning asserting the Eurovision prize, with the high rhythm and hair movement from Eleni Foureira in her tune ‘Fuego’ completing in second behind Netta’s ‘Toy’ in Lisbon in 2018 their best outcome.
Iceland – 34 years
The country with the third longest dry season since their introduction is Iceland. They appeared in 1986, however really had been needing to partake for a very long time earlier yet needed to hold on until a satellite association with Iceland could be laid out. Tragically for Iceland they didn’t do very well in that debut challenge in Bergen, with Icy and their tune ‘Gleðibankinn’ just completing in sixteenth spot. Very much like Malta and Cyprus, Iceland’s best outcome is second spot, with Iceland accomplishing that outcome in 1999 with Selma’s ‘Completely Out of Luck’ and in 2009 with Yohanna ‘Is It True?’.
Croatia – 27 years
Ex – Yugoslav country Croatia made its presentation in the 1993 challenge. Their best outcome yet was fourth in 1996 with Maja Blagdan’s ‘Sveta ljubav’ (alongside her great high note) and in 1999 with Doris Dragović’s ‘Marija Magdalena’.
Slovenia – 27 years
Alongside Croatia, Slovenia likewise made its presentation at Eurovision in 1993 . They finished in 22nd spot in their most memorable challenge. Slovenia has overseen seventh put on two events in 1995 with Darja Švajger’s ‘Prisluhni mi’ and 2001 with Nuša Derenda’s Energy.
Poland – 26 years
In 1994 Poland made their presentation at Eurovision. Their very first section was likewise their best outcome to date, with Edyta Górniak and her melody ‘To Nie Ja!’ completing second in Dublin.
Lithuania – 26 years
Individual 1994 debutants Lithuania are the main Baltic country yet to win Eurovision. From a 25th put outcome on debut in Dublin, Lithuania’s most noteworthy outcome to date was in 2006, when LT United completed sixth with the tune ‘We Are The Winners’ in Athens.
Romania – 26 years
Romania additionally appeared in 1994, with Dan Bittman completing 21st with the tune ‘Dincolo De Nori’. Romania’s best outcome was third, which they accomplished in 2005 with ‘Let Me Try’ by Luminița Anghel and Sistem and in 2010 with ‘Behaving recklessly’ by Paula Seling and Ovi.
North Macedonia – 22 years
In 1998 North Macedonia, referred to in those days as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, made their presentation in Birmingham. From a nineteenth spot finish that evening in the United Kingdom, their best outcome was really at the 2019 challenge in Tel Aviv, with Tamara Todevska completing seventh in the Grand Final subsequent to winning the jury vote with the tune ‘Pleased’.
Albania – 16 years
Albania made their presentation in the challenge in 2004 where they finished in seventh spot in the Grand Final with the melody ‘The Image of You’ by Anjeza Shahini. They’d need to hold on until 2012 to better that outcome, with Rona Nishliu completing fifth in the Grand Final in Baku with ‘Suus’. This remains Albania’s best outcome to date.