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:
2013 SAN MARINO
Despite only finishing 11th in Semi-Final 2 in 2013 with the beautiful "Crisalde (Vola)", Valentina Monetta redeemed herself the following year. Back representing San Marino again, her 2014 entry "Maybe (Forse)" qualified. For the first time ever, San Marino would be featured in a Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Monetta will - for the 4th time - attempt to qualify in 2017.
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.