Switzerland missed out on a place in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday night after The Lovebugs failed to qualify from the first Eurovision Song Contest semi final. The band are still celebrating today after their song continued to achieve commercial success.
The official Lovebugs website are today reporting that the band's Eurovision Song Contest entry The highest heights has hit the number one spot on the alternative music itunes download chart in sweden, breaking into the top 40 overall. In finland, the song is at number three on the same chart and inside the overall top 20. At home, the song is close to the top 10, hitting 12th place today and is on the verge of the top 50 in Greece.
Switzerland's failure to qualify last night means that the country will miss a third consecutive Eurovision Song Contest final. The country reached the top 10 in 2005 with Estonian band, Vanilla Ninja's entry, Cool Vibes. That meant automatic qualification for the 2006 final, where Six 4 One performed the song If we all give a little by Ralph Siegel.
Siegel composed Germany's only winning entry for Nicole in 1982, and was also left disappointed last night when his latest entry, Get out of my life, failed to take Montenegro to their first Eurovision Song Contest final as an independent state.