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 runner-up is Slovakia!
In 2010, Slovakia sent the popular young singer Kristina to Oslo, after she won the national final by a landslide. Her song “Horehronie” is an ode to the homonymous region in Slovakia. Kristina sings that “The most beautiful trees are in Horehronie” and that she ”come[s] back here when [she feels] sad “ The trees telling her to shake it off. The stage outfit was apparently supposed to be an homage to these trees as Kristina and her backings all wore green outfits with leaves and roots as accessories. In 16th place, the song failed to reach the Eurovision final.