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Top graph: Total of participating countries in each edition
Bottom graph: Detailed number of participating countries with PQR and semi-final eliminations.

Fifty-seven countries have participated in the North Vision Song Contest since it started in 2013. Of these, eleven have won the contest. The contest, organised by the North Broadcasting Union (NBU), is held between members of the Union. Broadcasters from different countries submit songs to the event, and cast votes to determine the most popular in the competition.

Participants

The following table lists the countries that have participated in the contest at least once. Shading indicates countries that have withdrawn from the contest. All information is as of the twentieth edition.

Table key
     Withdrawn – Countries who have participated in the past but have withdrawn.
     Former – Former participants that are no longer members of the NBU.
Country Debut edn. Entries Wins Broadcaster
Flag of Albania Albania #01 16 1 KlanTV
Flag of Algeria Algeria #08 12 0 CA
Flag of Andorra Andorra #01 20 0 RTVA
Flag of Armenia Armenia #02 16 0 ARMTV
Flag of Austria Austria #01 19 0 ORF
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan #03 16 0 AzTV
Flag of Belarus Belarus #01 19 0 BTRC
Flag of Belgium Belgium #01 17 1 VRT/RTBF
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina #01 19 1 BHRT
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria #02 16 0 BNT
Flag of Croatia Croatia #01 19 0 HRT
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus #01 18 0 RIK
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic #01 17 0 ČT
Flag of Denmark Denmark #01 20 3 DR
Flag of Egypt Egypt #18 2 0 ERTU
Flag of Estonia Estonia #01 19 0 ERR
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands #10 10 0 KVF
Flag of Finland Finland #01 20 0 YLE
Flag of France France #01 19 0 FT
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia #01 17 0 MRT
Flag of Georgia Georgia #01 18 0 GPD
Flag of Germany Germany #01 20 0 NDR
Flag of Greece Greece #01 19 0 ERT
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong #20 1 0
Flag of Hungary Hungary #01 18 0 M1
Flag of Iceland Iceland #01 17 1 RÚV
Flag of Ireland Ireland #01 19 0 RTÉ
Flag of Israel Israel #02 18 2 IBA
Flag of Italy Italy #01 19 1 RAI
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan #05 15 0 NTK-TV
Flag of Latvia Latvia #01 19 0 LTV
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon #05 16 1 LBC
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein #03 18 0 1FLTV
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania #01 18 0 LRT
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg #01 18 0 RTL
Flag of Malta Malta #02 18 0 PBS
Flag of Moldova Moldova #02 18 0 TRM
Flag of Monaco Monaco #01 15 0 TMC
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro #01 17 0 RTCG
Flag of Morocco Morocco #01 17 0 SNRT
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands #01 19 0 TROS
Flag of Norway Norway #01 20 2 NRK
Flag of Poland Poland #01 19 0 TVP
Flag of Portugal Portugal #01 19 0 RTP
Flag of Romania Romania #01 19 0 TVR
Flag of Russia Russia #01 20 0 RTR
Flag of San Marino San Marino #01 16 0 SMRTV
Flag of Serbia Serbia #01 18 0 RTS
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia #02 19 0 JC1
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia #02 16 0 RTVSLO
Flag of Spain Spain #01 16 0 TVE
Flag of Sweden Sweden #01 20 1 SVT
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland #01 20 2 SRG/SRR
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia #08 9 0 Nessma
Flag of Turkey Turkey #01 19 0 TNV
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine #01 20 1 NTU
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom #01 20 1 BBC

Participating countries by editions

Table key

     Winner - The country won NVSC that edition.
     Second place - The country was ranked second that edition.
     Third place - The country was ranked third that edition.
     Remaining places - The country placed from fourth to second last in the final of this edition.
     Last - The country was ranked last in the final of that edition.
     Semi-final elimination - The country failed to qualify from the semi-final.
     PQR elimination - The country failed to qualify from the pre-qualification round.
     Debutant - The country debuted during the decade (or after the second edition for the first decade).
     Unknown - The country's result in the edition is not yet known.
     Did not participate - The country did not participate in the NVSC that edition.
A cross (X) means that the country participated in the contest that edition.

First decade

First decade
Country #01 #02 #03 #04 #05 #06 #07 #08 #09 #10
Flag of Albania Albania X X X X X X X X
Flag of Algeria Algeria X X X
Flag of Andorra Andorra X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Armenia Armenia X X X X X X
Flag of Austria Austria X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan X X X X X X X
Flag of Belarus Belarus X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Belgium Belgium X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria X X X X X X X X
Flag of Croatia Croatia X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Denmark Denmark X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Estonia Estonia X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands X
Flag of Finland Finland X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of France France X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia X X X X X X X
Flag of Georgia Georgia X X X X X X X X
Flag of Germany Germany X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Greece Greece X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Hungary Hungary X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Iceland Iceland X X X X X X X X
Flag of Ireland Ireland X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Israel Israel X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Italy Italy X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan X X X X X
Flag of Latvia Latvia X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon X X X X X X
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein X X X X X X X X
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Malta Malta X X X X X X X X
Flag of Moldova Moldova X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Monaco Monaco X X X X X X X X
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Morocco Morocco X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Norway Norway X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Poland Poland X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Portugal Portugal X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Romania Romania X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Russia Russia X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of San Marino San Marino X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Serbia Serbia X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia X X X X X X X X
Flag of Spain Spain X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Sweden Sweden X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia X X X
Flag of Turkey Turkey X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom X X X X X X X X X X

Second decade

Second decade
Country #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20
Flag of Albania Albania X X X X X X X X
Flag of Algeria Algeria X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Andorra Andorra X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Armenia Armenia X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Austria Austria X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Belarus Belarus X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Belgium Belgium X X X X X X X X
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria X X X X X X X X
Flag of Croatia Croatia X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic X X X X X X X X
Flag of Denmark Denmark X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Egypt Egypt X X
Flag of Estonia Estonia X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Finland Finland X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of France France X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Georgia Georgia X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Germany Germany X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Greece Greece X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong X
Flag of Hungary Hungary X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Iceland Iceland X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Ireland Ireland X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Israel Israel X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Italy Italy X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Latvia Latvia X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania X X X X X X X X
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Malta Malta X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Moldova Moldova X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Monaco Monaco X X X X X X X
Flag of Montenegro Montenegro X X X X X X X X
Flag of Morocco Morocco X X X X X X X X
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Norway Norway X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Poland Poland X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Portugal Portugal X X X X X X X X
Flag of Romania Romania X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Russia Russia X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of San Marino San Marino X X X X X X X
Flag of Serbia Serbia X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia X X X X X X X X
Flag of Spain Spain X X X X X X X
Flag of Sweden Sweden X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia X X X X X X
Flag of Turkey Turkey X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine X X X X X X X X X X
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom X X X X X X X X X X

North Vision Ranking of Nations

This ranking was introduced to present each country's recent results in the contest. It works very similarily to the FIFA World Rankings.

Rank Country +/− Pos Points +/− Pts
1 Flag of Italy Italy +2 318 +36
2 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan +4 303 +41
3 Flag of Norway Norway +1 301 +33
4 Flag of Denmark Denmark −2 263 −20
5 Flag of Romania Romania +17 262 +82
6 Flag of Turkey Turkey −5 259 −64
7 Flag of Moldova Moldova +9 255 +59
8 Flag of Estonia Estonia +13 254 +70
9 Flag of Andorra Andorra +18 242 +83
10 Flag of Finland Finland +18 236 +77
11 Flag of Sweden Sweden −4 235 −13
12 Flag of Algeria Algeria +14 233 +74
13 Flag of Belgium Belgium +12 227 +62
14 Flag of Iceland Iceland +18 223 +80
15 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland +8 218 +50
16 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom −11 215 −47
17 Flag of Germany Germany −9 213 −14
18 Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands 0 195 +5
19 Flag of Spain Spain −6 189 −15
20 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia −11 184 −37
21 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan +26 182 +94
22 Flag of Armenia Armenia +9 180 +34
23 Flag of Russia Russia −3 180 −5
24 Flag of Poland Poland −10 176 −24
25 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine −6 172 −14
26 Flag of Ireland Ireland −15 168 −47
27 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia −17 168 −50
28 Flag of Austria Austria −13 162 −36
29 Flag of Belarus Belarus +9 152 +28
30 Flag of Serbia Serbia −6 150 −17
31 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus +9 131 +14
32 Flag of France France −20 129 −75
33 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania +1 129 −6
34 Flag of San Marino San Marino +2 113 −13
35 Flag of Israel Israel −6 107 −52
36 Flag of Monaco Monaco −19 105 −86
37 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein +9 105 +10
38 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon −8 105 −46
39 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic +3 104 −5
40 Flag of Croatia Croatia −3 102 −23
41 Flag of Georgia Georgia −8 99 −38
42 Flag of FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia −1 97 −18
43 Flag of Malta Malta +2 96 −1
44 Flag of Greece Greece 0 96 −5
45 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg +5 91 +14
46 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia-Herzegovina −11 88 −46
47 Flag of Morocco Morocco +6 87 +18
48 Flag of Hungary Hungary −5 83 −20
49 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria −10 74 −45
50 Flag of Albania Albania +5 74 +43
51 Flag of Latvia Latvia 0 71 −4
52 Flag of Portugal Portugal 0 57 −17
53 Flag of Egypt Egypt 54
54 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands −5 47 −31
55 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro −7 38 −40
56 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia −2 25 −32

See also

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