esctoday.com TOP TEN: Those that didn't make it

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The eighth esctoday.com TOP TEN list was presented this week. Now we will provide a complete overview and we will show you the national final formats that were the closest to making the list. Furthermore, next week's topic will be revealed.

This is the full TOP TEN:

  1. Be a Star (Bulgaria 2009)
    …which held heats over three months without any song doing well in the national final
  2. Eurovizija 2006 (Lithuania)
    …which was too complicated to sum it up in one sentence
  3. Evrobahenni-2010 (Ukraine)
    …which saw two entirely different national finals with neither of them including the Ukraini entry
  4. Nationaal Songfestival 2010 (Netherlands)
    …which proved that five points in total are not enough to avoid a tie
  5. Eurovision sarki yarismasi 1975 (Turkey)
    …which made sure that no one could be blamed for the final result
  6. Canzonissima 1971 (Belgium)
    …which probably featured the most elaborate semi final system ever
  7. Evroba?�?�ennja 2005 (Ukraine)
    …whose additional wildcards made fifteen weeks of semi finals pointless after all
  8. Sept villes, une chanson (France 1975)
    …which was probably not even meant to select the French entry that year
  9. Söngvakeppni sjónvarpsins 2008 (Iceland)
    …which managed to spread 33 songs over almost five months
  10. Eurostar (Greece 2004)
    …which was probably the most expensive way of determining a backing singer ever

Now we will take a look at some national final formats that were the closest to making the list.

2010 was clearly a year of weird national selections. Apart from Ukraine and the Netherlands, Azerbaijan went for a rather complicated way of selecting their entry as only at the end of the national final it turned out that it was actually a performer selection. The song Drip drop was later chosen internally.

The Spanish national selection in 2007 was very complicated. Seven gala shows were held mixing a song selection with a talent search. The songs were partly chosen via the internet and the five songs in the final were performed by all five acts making it a rather lengthy show. Generally, all shows were known for lasting much longer than the schedule originally had said.

In 2010, Swedish Melodifestivalen became very complicated. It started with the selecion of the 32 songs, which were chosen from songs submitted, an internet selection and additional wildcards. Three entirely different voting systems were used in the semi finals, the second chance round and in the final making it more hard to follow the show than ever.

The Moldovan selection in 2007 was also sort of strange as until the day that the song was chosen, it was not clear whether it would be an internal selection or a televised selection. The broadcaster stated that the internal selection might be shown on television afterwards (which never happened).

The French performer selection in 2006 was also quite a mess as it featured various talent searches organised by different broadcasters. The song presented in the final was withdrawn later and replaced by a new one.

This concludes out eighth TOP TEN list. Now it is time to reveal next week's topic. It will be:

This top ten list will feature entries that were considered to have very high chances of winning according to the media and bookmakers but eventually finished in a very low position.

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