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 6 goes to Switzerland.
In 2012, Switzerland sent two young brothers from the Italian-speaking part of the country. The two called themselves Sinplus and performed their rock song “Unbreakable” in leather pants and cheeky hairstyles. Gabriel, the lead singer had quite some problems with English pronunciation but the energetic performance and quite catchy song made up for that. As complete newcomers, the brothers had won the Swiss national final (among others against Lys Assia) almost half a year before their big day and had promoted their entry in several other national finals. In the end it were the juries that destroyed the Swiss dream of a qualification for the final. The televoters had them in 10th place. The combined result was only enough for the dreaded 11th place, though.