Caffe` Latte` presents…
THAT FAILED TO QUALIFY
AT THE SEMI-FINALS
As more countries wished to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, Semi-Finals became necessary by 1993 in order to limit the duration of the Grand Final. This countdown looks back on 45 culled – but worthy- entries that failed to progress from a Semi-Final and therefore missed out on competing in the Grand Final:
TAKES 2 TO TANGO
Finland had tried in vain to secure its first Eurovision win. "Takes 2 To Tango" was catchy and fun, but the song failed to progress from the Semi-Final. It finished 14th in a field of 22 entries. Two years later, "Hard Rock Hallelujah" finally achieved a Finnish victory.
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.