Best Semi-Final Non Qualifiers– Over the last two weeks, hundreds of our readers have voted for their Top 5 Best Eurovision entries that did not make it to the final. Each voter had ten points to distribute: 5 to his favorite, 4 to the second place etc. Out of these points we calculated the ultimate Top 15 of your favorite Semi-Final non qualifiers! You can see the other places and our other rankings here! Your place 15 goes to Monaco!
In 2005 in Kiev, Monaco sent young French singer Lise Darly to Kiev. It was only Monaco’s second participation since their return (after a 25-year break) the previous year. Darly had come second in the casting process to find Monaco’s Eurovision entrant for 2004 and was thus chosen to represent the microstate in 2005. “Tout de Moi” (“All Of Me) is a dramatic ballad in which Darly tells her lover that she would give all of hers to be with him. She sings that “I would fight against tempests and storms” and “I would be your angle”. She would “give you all my time and lay down my weapons”.
Monaco received 10 points from France, 2 from newcomers Moldova and 10 from the Andorran jury thus coming second to last in the semi-final.