CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
40 SONGS THAT NEVER MADE IT TO EUROVISION
Sad that your favourite Eurovision song didn’t qualify for the Grand Final this year? Here’s a look back at 40 great contenders from national selections that never had a chance to make Eurovision history. Many of the songs listed are from Sweden’s Melodifestivalen where every year, a number of standouts are culled in the search for the song that will represent the country.
Peter Joback is an accomplished star of musical theatre in Sweden. He displayed his vocal skill with this 2010 contender.
29 YOU'RE MY WORLD
Sweden moved away from its schlager sound with this pop gem performed ably by Emilia Rydberg in 2009.
28 HEART OF GOLD
Slovene duo BQL consists of brothers Anej and Rok Piletic. They scored a domestic #1 hit with the runner-up in the 2017 national selections.
27 SOMETHING IN YOUR EYES
This dance track stuck very close to the ABBA sound and participated in the 2011 Swedish Melodifestivalen.
26 DON'T STOP
In 2015, this upbeat track finished 7th for Swedish singer/ songwriter Isa in the country's Grand Final.
25 MOON DANCE
In 2011, this standout track vied for the opportunity to represent Malta.
24 KISS YOU GOODBYE
This pop song competed in Sweden's Melodifestivalen in 2017.
23 BRAND NEW DAY
This song evokes the sound of the Electric Light Orchestra and was withdrawn before the final decision could be made on which song would ultimately represent Romania in 2016. Hayley Evetts is a British performer and pulled out citing health concerns.
22 BABY GOODBYE
Swedish boyband E.D.M. featured Danny Saucedo, now a successful soloist. This well crafted song finished in 3rd place in the national selections and spent 3 weeks at #1 in Sweden.
21 WE ARE YOUR TOMORROW
Accomplished Swedish singer and TV compere David Lindgren participated in the 2016 Grand Final with this uplifting song.