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 12 goes to Slovenia!
In 2005, Slovenia sent a casting show winner to Kiev. Omar Naber had won the Slovenian version of “Battle of talents”. He competed with the song “Stop” which he composed himself. Despite the English title and there being two versions of English lyrics for the song, Naber performed in Slovenian. The song features rock elements and is directed at the singer’s lover who cheats on him with another man. Naber sings “In your embrace, because of lies, I bleed out” and “You’ve been marked by his kiss”. At the end of the song he goes to his only (female) backing singer, hugging her. Coming 12th, the song failed to qualify to the final.