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:
Olivia Lewis performed "Vertigo" during the Semi-Final in Helsinki. The upbeat track, which featured Middle Eastern sounds, was performed in English. Surprisingly for the strong entry, Malta failed to qualify for the Grand Final. "Vertigo" finished 25th out of 28 competitors.
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.