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 7 goes to Norway.
Norway sent a Kenian-Norwegian singer born in Nairobi to Düsseldorf. Stella Mwangi is a singer, songwriter and rapper. She writes songs about the situation in her home country Kenya. “Haba, haba” showcases African influences and is sung in English and Swahili. It was the first time that language was heard on a Eurovision stage. The song recounts an episode of Mwangi’s childhood, when her grandmother told her “Haba haba, Hujaza Kibaba” which has the same meaning as “slow and steady wins the race”. Her grandmother also tells her that she can amount to anything she wants to in life if she is patient. The song thus has a motivational nature. Despite it being one of the favorites to win the competition it only came 17th in the semi-final and failed to qualify for the final.