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πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί “Verona” voted as Best Non-Qualifier by OGAE Australia

"Hear Me Calling" trails in second

The members of OGAE Australia have been voting on the best Eurovision entry that didn’t qualify for the final. Today, the top 100 of the vote was revealed with Koit Toome & Laura’s “Verona” finishing victorious. The 2017 Estonian entry was a fan favourite pre-contest, but got eliminated in the semi-final, placing 14th.

Prior to their 2017 non-qualifier, both Koit and Laura had competed in the contest before, both for Estonia. In 1998, Koit Toome finished in 12th place with his song “Mere lapsed”. Laura made her Eurovision debut in 2005 with the group Suntribe who also failed to qualify, finishing in 20th place in the semi-final.

Which songs made the top 10?

The top 100 were shown in a live Twitter countdown run by OGAE Australia and below are just the top ten songs in the “Best Non-Qualifier Song” vote!

  1. 🇪🇪 Koit Toome & Laura – “Verona” (Estonia 2017)
  2. 🇮🇸 Greta Salóme – “Hear Them Calling” (Iceland 2016)
  3. 🇨🇭 ZiBBZ – “Stones” (Switzerland 2018)
  4. 🇧🇪 Kate Ryan – “Je t’adore” (Belgium 2006)
  5. 🇫🇮 Norma John – “Blackbird” (Finland 2017)
  6. 🇲🇰 Jana Burčeska – “Dance Alone” (North Maedonia 2017)
  7. 🇵🇹 Conan Osiris – “Telemóveis” (Portugal 2019)
  8. 🇸🇰 Kristina – “Horehronie” (Slovakia 2010)
  9. 🇮🇸 Svala – “Paper” (Iceland 2017)
  10. 🇲🇪 Slavko Kalezić – “Space” (Montenegro 2017)

You can view the full top 100 here.

Do you agree with the winner? What is your favourite non-qualifier?

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