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:
The Belgian entry "Je T' Adore" (translates as "I adore you") had a French title but was sung in English by dance / pop artist Kate Ryan. Despite being very catchy, the singer's vocal delivery during the Semi-Final was disappointing. This may have influenced its failure in qualifying for the Grand Final. Nevertheless, live vocals aside, the song did finish 12th out of a field of 23 entries. Only the Top 10 scoring countries made it into the Grand Final, so Ryan was close.
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.