Now that the National Finals season has come to a close for another year (although not every song has been heard), its time to reflect on what has come to pass.
As will always be the case where there are multiple choices, many peoples opinions will differ; and naturally some will be disappointed by the selections, their favourite songs missing out on representing this year in Dusseldorf. The fact that people still remember and hold them, even months later, in high regard shows the quality that has missed out as well as the strong competition that lies ahead at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.
For now, we shall remember and pay tribute to some great songs that just missed the cut but will remain as winners in our hearts for a long time to come.
Smile – Jamala (Ukraine)
Banjo Laura – Lauris Reiniks (Latvia)
In the Club – Danny Saucedo (Sweden)
I Don’t Want to Dance Alone – Nikki Ponte (Greece)
Oida Taunz – Trackshittaz (Austria)
Nott – Yohanna (Iceland)
I Wanna Meet Bob Dylan – Outloudz (Estonia)
Fire Below – The Lucky Bullets (Norway)
This is really just the start – the tip of the iceberg… we could have gone on forever, but we’ll let you do that for us instead. Have a favourite you want mentioned, post it below and we’ll add it to the 2011 memorial/links!