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:
SING IT AWAY
Finland was the first entry heard during Semi-Final 1 in 2016. Sandhja performed the energetic English language song "Sing It Away". Despite its uplifting message, the Finnish song finished 15th out of 19 entries.
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.