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 10 goes to Belgium!
One of the biggest stars in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens was Kate Ryan. She had had some European-wide hits with dance covers of popular Mylène Farmer and France Gall hits, such as “Désenchantée”, “Libertine”, and “Ella, elle l’a”. Ryan performed the song “Je t’adore” (“I adore you”) which despite the French title is almost completely in English. After the contest the song had moderate success in numerous European countries. The bad result of the entry in Eurovision was thus a surprise to many. The performance with neon-tubed microphone stands that Ryan used for singing and dancing was notable as well as the orange dress she wore, which was the most expensive of the competition. “Je t’adore” was the 999th song performed on a Eurovision stage, but only came 12th and thus failed to qualify for the final.