After the semi-finals, we asked our readers which non-qualifiers had suffered the greatest injustice by not making the finals of Eurovision 2014. According to the 1,800 readers who voted in our poll for the second semi-final, Mei Finegold was totally robbed.
From the moment we launched the poll, Mei sunk her teeth into first place and she didn’t let go. The result wasn’t surprising, since a lot of ESC fans, including our very own bloggers, were left shocked, horrified and disappointed by Israel’s elimination. Mei totally ‘slayed’ our poll by grabbing 46 percent of the votes. She’s one tough cookie. As we learned in Copenhagen, she went into labor shortly after warming up a crowd of 15,000. Nothing fazes this woman.
Can-Linn feat Kasey Smith finished as runners-up, with 573 votes or 31%. Tijana was the choice of 212 readers (11%), while Vilija (who did win something this ESC…) got the attention of 7% of our voters. Just as they did in their semi, Georgia’s The Shin and Mariko came last with their ‘Three Minutes to Earth’. At least they’re consistent…
Results: Which non-qualifier should have advanced from semi-final #2?
- Israel: Mei Finegold – Same Heart: 46.01% (830 votes)
- Ireland: Can-Linn feat Kasey Smith – Heartbeat: 31.76% (573 votes)
- F.Y.R Macedonia: Tijana – To The Sky: 11.75% (212 votes)
- Lithuania: Vilija Mataciunaite – Attention: 7.48% (135 votes)
- Georgia: The Shin and Mariko – Three Minutes To Earth 2.99% (54 votes)
Do you agree with how our readers voted? Was Mei Finegold really grand final material? Discuss below in the comments!
You can read our first semi-final poll here.