Here is a quick round-up of the top 10 songs we think should have qualified to the Eurovision final but didn't.

10. Feminnem - Lako Je Sve (Croatia 2010)

Feminnem returned to the contest in 2010, this time representing Croatia and with a slightly different line-up than had appeared for Bosnia & Herzegovina in Kiev in 2005. Lako Je Sve was seen as a qualifier and was considered to be far superior to their 2005 effort, Call Me. The song failed to qualify from the second semi final and only managed to score 33 points putting it in 13th place. Lako Je Sve was a hit for the group in their homeland, peaking at #8 on the Croatian singles chart.

9. Sabrina - Dança Comigo (Vem ser feliz) (Portugal 2007)

Portugal's 2007 entry to the contest in Helsinki was the tango-inspired Dança Comigo by Sabrina. Portugal was not believed to be a contender for victory but the song was held in higher regard than the Portuguese songs of previous years. Sabrina only missed out on qualification by 3 points and it was the best-scoring performance from a Western European nation at the 2007 semi final. Ironically, even though it failed to qualify, Dança Comigo was Portugal's second highest score at Eurovision at the time.

8. Anna Bergendahl - This Is My Life (Sweden 2010)

Sweden's failure to qualify to the 2010 final was one of the big headlines of the 2010 contest. Sweden had qualified from every semi final they had taken part in and in 2010, missed their first final since 1976. Anna Bergendahl, a former Swedish Idol contestant had stormed to victory at Melodifestivalen 2010 - beating well-known contestants to earn the Swedish ticket to Oslo. Anna fell victim to the fact that at Melodifestivalen, artists are allowed pre-recorded backing vocals which are then difficult to replicate on the Eurovision stage and cause the song to sound different to previous performances. However, the song spent four weeks at #1 in Sweden, reached #6 in Norway and managed to chart in Hungary, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

7. Silvía Night - Congratulations (Iceland 2006)

This song from Iceland caused almost as much controversy as the eventual winners, Lordi. Never before at the Eurovision Song Contest had a performer been on the receiving end of such a negative reaction from the audience in the arena. Silvía Night is a fictional character and the song was performed by the character, not the person playing her. Silvía had garnered a great deal of publicity ahead of the contest, most of it negative but this only enhanced the message of the song. It has been argued that most of Europe did not understand the joke and as a result Iceland finished the 2006 semi final in 13th place after scoring 62 points. The song reached the top of the Icelandic singles chart but did not chart in any other territories.

6. Dana International - Ding Dong (Israel 2011)

Dana International's return to the contest after her victory in 1998 was much publicised. Even though many had noted that Ding Dong was far inferior to Diva, it was still a surprise when it failed to reach the final in Düsseldorf. A new, weaker mix was used at Eurovision than the one used at the Israeli K'dam final. Before 2011, many Eurovision winners had come back to the contest and failed to live up to their past entries but Dana International became the first returning winner to not qualify to a grand final. The song managed an 16th place with the juries and 11th place with the televoters on the night, resulting in a disappointing 15th place overall.

5. Selma - If I Had Your Love (Iceland 2005)

Selma's return to the contest after achieving a second placing in 1999 was highly anticipated. Her modern, radio-friendly song - which had been compared to Toxic by Britney Spears - was well thought of and it was expected that she could emulate her 1999 success. The song was let down by a shaky performance and the vocals, dance routines and costumes didn't quite gel. If I Had Your Love ended the night in 16th place after scoring only 52 points. The song reached number 2 on the Icelandic singles chart but failed to impact across Europe.

4. Glennis Grace - My Impossible Dream (Netherlands 2005)

The Dutch entered the 2005 contest with My Impossible Dream. The song was deemed to be strong and it was thought that the Netherlands would sail through to the final. Glennis had even planned two different hairstyles for the two performances. The song was performed effortlessly by Glennis, with her vocals even being compared to those of Whitney Houston. However, the ballad, which contained every cliché in the book only managed to score 53 points, finishing at 14th place. The single was a top 30 hit in the Netherlands, peaking at #25, but didn't break the country's borders and failed to chart elsewhere.

3. DJ Bobo - Vampires Are Alive (Switzerland 2007)

Switzerland were a pre-contest favourite in 2007, with the bookies and many fans believing that DJ Bobo could storm to victory in Helsinki. Even after a less than flawless vocal performance and an abundance of cardboard cut-outs on the stage, there was still a great deal of disbelief that Switzerland did not finish in the top 10. The song only managed 20th place in a field of 27. Vampires Are Alive peaked at #3 on the Swiss Hitparade and spent 19 weeks in total on the chart.

2. Evridiki - Comme Ci, Comme Ça (Cyprus 2007)

Yet another well-regarded song from 2007 that failed to qualify from the semi final, Comme Ci, Comme Ça was Evridiki's third entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, after she had finished in 11th place in both the 1992 and 1994 editions. Many saw this as Evridiki's chance to better her previous results but this was not to be the case. The song, performed in French, failed to make an impression with the voters and ended at 15th place. Even though it never graced the stage at the final it remains popular amongst fans.

1. Kate Ryan - Je t'adore (Belgium 2006)

The fan favourite of 2006. Kate's failure to qualify for the final was the shock of the 2006 contest. Je t'adore was highly regarded amongst both the fans and the press. When it limped into twelfth place at the semi final gasps were heard around Europe as it had even been tipped to win. Kate and the Belgian team had delivered a strong performance and the absence of the song from the final line-up was a surprise to many. Nevertheless, the song became a hit in Belgium and Poland and achieved moderate success by hitting the top 40 in Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Sweden.

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