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 9 goes to Cyprus
In 2007, Cyprus sent an experienced singer to Helsinki. Evridiki had already represented the island in 1992 and 1994 and finished 11th both times. Her entry in 2007 was “Comme ci, comme ça”, the first entry by a non-Francophone country entirely performed in French. The song is moderately up-tempo and features rock and techno influences. In the lyrics, Evridiki complains to her lover that he comes home too late on Monday and is falling asleep just as her “heart wakes up”. On Tuesdays he always promises that they will see a movie together, but does not hold this promise. She then sings that like this, like that life passes and it becomes apparent that she is planning to leave him. With 65 points the song came 15th.