๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ “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. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Koit Toome & Laura – “Verona” (Estonia 2017)
  2. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Greta Salรณmeย – “Hear Them Calling” (Iceland 2016)
  3. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ ZiBBZ – “Stones” (Switzerland 2018)
  4. ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Kate Ryan – “Je t’adore” (Belgium 2006)
  5. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Norma John – “Blackbird” (Finland 2017)
  6. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Jana Burฤeskaย – “Dance Alone” (North Maedonia 2017)
  7. ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Conan Osiris – “Telemรณveis” (Portugal 2019)
  8. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kristina – “Horehronie” (Slovakia 2010)
  9. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Svala – “Paper” (Iceland 2017)
  10. ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Slavko Kaleziฤ‡ – “Space” (Montenegro 2017)

You can view the full top 100 here.

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

Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.


Tom Ryan

I'm the youngest member of the team here at ESCXTRA but that doesn't mean I know the least about the contest. You'll usually find me enjoying a Eurovision classic, while discovering new facts about Eurovision history. When I'm not doing that, I'll be somewhere on a dancefloor... still thinking about music!

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