The Eurovision Song Contest is a competition and only one act can win. After the Semi-Finals we said goodbye to 16 countries. Whilst the qualifers were busy celebrating, there were mixed emotions among those who failed to reach the Grand Final.
Whilst some were visibily upset, others put on their biggest smile and soaked up the Eurovision atmosphere, like Claudia Faniello from Malta did. The singer received a huge ovation from the crowd as she arrived at the Euro Club after missing out on a place in the Grand Final. We caught up with a few more acts to see how they were coping.
Finland: "We couldn't have done more"
Slovenia: "I was prepared for every possible outcome"
Iceland: "You never know how things are going to go in a competition"
Estonia: "We were very surprised, I think we delivered"
F.Y.R. Macedonia: "Dance Alone was a song truly loved among the fans from day one"
Aleksandra Jovanovska, Head of Press is proud of Jana and her whole team. "We are not sad, because we enjoyed this wonderful Eurovision project. We had lot of special moments during the past six months and all has finished yesterday in high spirits because of the marriage proposal and the announcement of Jana's pregnancy. We would like to thank the production team and Mr Stuart Barlow for accepting the idea of the on-air proposal. The worldwide media were writing that we stole the show! Jana is very proud of herself and the team, and she is looking forward to all happy days that are following in her life."
Serbia: "Tijana is very satisfied with her performance"
Ireland: "I'm very disappointed, but this has been an amazing experience"
Eurovision.tv would like to thank the artists and their delegations for sharing their stories, and wish those who didn't qualify all the best in their future careers. You will forever remain part of the Eurovision Family!