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:
Only 10 songs qualified during the sole Semi-Final held in Ukraine in 2005. Omar Naber's Slovenian entry "Stop" finished 12th out of 25 countries. He will get the chance to improve on this result in 2017. Naber will be representing Slovenia again this year. Ironically, he will be performing again in Kiev. His song this year is entitled "On My Way".
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.