The Big ZERO - The Great “NUL POINTS” Contest

The Big RESULT (12 July 03)

With the advent of the United Kingdom’s first zero-point Eurovision entry (and the first NUL POINTS of the new Millennium) – we have been finding out out who really deserved the zero and who didn’t….

84 people from 18 countries have voted and the results have been counted. The voting has been spread all over with each of the songs receiving at least one 12 and several ZERO's..... It just goes to show that every Eurovision song will appeal to somebody! 


SO... the big favourite and the song people think should not have scored zero, is ....

QUIEN MANEJA MI BARCA

REMEDIOS AMAYA

SPAIN 1983

 

 

 

 

 

THE FULL AND FINAL POSITIONS :

01

1983

Spain

Quien Maneja Mi Barca

Remedios Amaya

512

02

1997

Portugal

Antes Do Adeus

Celia Lawson

496

03

2003

UK

Cry Baby

Jemini

449

04

1998

Switzerland

Lass’ Ihn

Gunvor

436

05

1981

Norway

Aldri I Livet

Finn Kalvik

427

06

1987

Turkey

Sarkim Sevgi Ustune

Seyyal Tanner & Lokomotif

422

07

1989

Iceland

Pad Sem Enginn Ser

Daníel Áugúst Haraldsson

404

08

1991

Austria

Venedig im Regen

Thomas Forstner

351

09

1978

Norway

Mil Etter Mil

Jahn Teigen

333

10

1983

Turkey

Opera

Çetin Alp & the Short wave

237

11

1997

Norway

San Francisco

Tor Endresen

214

12

1982

Finland

Nuku Pommiin

Kojo

213

13

1994

Lithuania

Lopsine Mylimaj

Ovidijus Vyšniauskas

209

And..... someone had to come last in this vote too.....

In 14th Place, the song felt to best deserve ZERO, is.....

LISA, MONA LISA

WILFRIED

AUSTRIA 1988

169 Points

Sorry Wilfried! Sorry Austria!

Click here for the full voting detail.

And thank you to everyone who took part in this unusual Selection!

Here are some of the comments made during the vote....

AARON GALLIANO

UK

Great idea this ! Could we have Best of Sweden , Spain , etc, too?

ACE FREHMEN

UK

Norway 78- the version I have is a slow folk sound, which is miles better than his live performance. He had put too much effort into it and it had backfired. Turkey 83 was by far the worse, what on earth were they thinking of, and as for Spain 83, I'd hate to think what she was on. As for Norway 97, Very simple, very naff. But no doubt to my mind, Iceland 89 did not deserve nul pwa, It did have a tune to it and was nothing wrong with his voice. As for us this year, never mind the war, what about Switzerland in 98? They weren't at war.

ANDERS SANDVEI

Norway

Mona Lisa 1988 is the worst ever!!!!

ARILD ANDREAS OLSEN

Norway

Long live the bare-feeted women!!

BILL KARHUNEN

Finland

Never understood why Remedios Amayas powerful performance got no points.

DAVID ELDER

UK

Victory to Remedios!

DEO GRECH

Malta

Malta was only 4pts away from the incredible 0 this year! :))

DIETMAR DELLANOI

Austria

Hungary98, Iceland88 or France80 would have deserved a zero

DOMINIQUE DUFAUT

France

Great idea!

ELSA SKOVLUND

Denmark

The song from Uk this year is very bad

FEDERICO STUFI

Italy

If Jemini hadn't sung like sailors in the harbour, probably UK would be out of Big 0 contest!!!! I'm sure they will win this.   

HENNA JUUTI

Finland

Those Liverpudlians were so out of tune, otherwise song is getting better and better.

KEVIN BOSHIER

UK

May the best song win!!

KLAUS BERG

Germany

Spain 1983 even belongs to my all-time-favourites!

LAWRENCE MAGRIN

Malta

Keep up the good work.

LIZA PETERSEN

Denmark

Great. Finally a competition about my favourite songs :-)

MARK THOMPSON

UK

Judging these on the 'recorded' versions, NOT the performance on the night, otherwise it would be a definite 0 for 'Cry Baby'!

MARTIN

Spain

I wish the best of the worst songs to win !

MARTTI HEIKKINEN

Finland

Opera! Oh my god how awful song!  

MARTTI IMMONEN

Finland

Ain´t there more 0 pointers than these 14 ?

MAX MANNOLA

Finland

Quien maneja mi barca's 0p was the biggest injustice of all times in ESC!

MORTEN THOMASSEN

Norway

Great event

RAYNAUD-BARDON MICHEL-PIERRE

France

May the best worst win and let the others be forgotten...

ROY VORLAND

Norway

Aldri I livet is one great song

ROY YECHEZKEL

Israel

great competition..........

RUBEN SPAANS

Norway

"Opera" is one of the best eurosongs ever if there was justice it wouldn't be here!

STEINAR MOGEN

Norway

That Finland scored 0 in 82 just shows how awful the voting can be sometimes in ESC. It just shows it has nothing to do with quality - like many rock songs in ESC this is VASTLY underrated!

ULRIK DANIEL FRICH WIKSAAS

Norway

What a funny contest but though hard since many "nils" are so deserved!