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 14 goes to FYR Macedonia!
In 2008 Macedonia sent a pop-rap trio to neighbor Serbia. Tamara Todevska, Vrčak and Adrian Gaxha performed their R’n’B song with several hip-hop verses in English, despite the fact that they had won the Macedonian national final in the national language. The song had won despite technical difficulties (the backing track could not be heard in the hall or on TV). At Eurovision, they did not face technical difficulties. Tama performed in a black dress, the two men wore white clothes, one baggy pants, sunglases and a vest showing his chest, while the other wore shorts and socks pulled to the knees. The men were responsible for the rap parts. The song is the plea of a woman: She asks her lover: “let me love you”, which is also the English title of the song. Macedonia came 10th and would have qualified under 100% televoting, but the juries helped Sweden to qualify.