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:
I LOVE BELARUS
Singing about one's country offers no guarantee of success. In 2011, Anastasia Vinnikova performed "I Love Belarus" in Semi-Final 2.The patriotic song landed in 14th position out of 19 competitors; thus failing to qualify for the Grand Final.
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.