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:
SHAME ON YOU
In 2004, a total of 22 countries battled it out in the Semi-Final. The Danish entry "Shame On You" was performed in English by Tomas Thordarson. Had it picked up another 2 points, the up-tempo contemporary song would have qualified for the Grand Final.
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