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:
CAKE TO BAKE
In 2014, each of the 2 Semi-Finals featured a song about a cake. Teo from Belarus performed "Cheesecake" in the 2nd Semi and progressed to the Grand Final. Latvian group Aarzemnieki was included in Semi- Final 1. Unfortunately, the catchy song "Cake To Bake" finished 13th out of a field of 16 countries.
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.