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:
THIS IS MY LIFE
Sweden takes its participation at Eurovision very seriously. The high standard of its national finals (named Melodifestivalen) reflect this annually. It was therefore a shock to see the 2010 Swedish entry fail to qualify during Semi-Final 2. "This Is My Life", performed by Anna Beregendahl, missed out - finishing 11th (only the Top 10 progressed through to the Grand Final).
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.