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Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Final


Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Final
Above: Logo of this year's Eurovision Song Contest

Location Serbia
Host Broadcaster RTS
Venue Belgrade Arena
Participants 25
Voting method Citizens of each country vote by telephone or SMS. The country's 10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points based on votes. All 45 countries present their awarded points, totalling to determine the winner.
EBU Scrutineer Svante Stockselius
Executive Producer Sandra Šuša

For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, two Semi-Finals will be held to decide which 25 countries will be represented in the Final. The Final of the contest will be taking place on the 24th of May, just like the first ever Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.

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8
9
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of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest

Participants list

The Final
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# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Nico & Vlad Pe-o Margine De Lume 045 20
02 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Andy Abraham Even If 014 25
03 Albania
Flag of AlbaniaRTSH
Olta Boka Zemrën E Lamë Peng 055 17
04 Germany
Flag of GermanyNDR
No Angels Disappear 014 23
05 Armenia
Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Sirusho Qele, Qele 199 04
06 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBHRT
Laka Pokušaj 110 10
07 Israel
Flag of IsraelIBA
Boaz The Fire In Your Eyes 124 09
08 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Teräsbetoni Missä Miehet Ratsastaa 035 22
09 Croatia
Flag of CroatiaHRT
Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cents Romanca 044 21
10 Poland
Flag of PolandTVP
Isis Gee For Life 014 24
11 Iceland
Flag of IcelandRÚV
Euroband This Is My Life 064 14
12 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Mor ve Ötesi Deli 138 07
13 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
Vânia Fernandes Senhora Do Mar (Negras Águas) 069 13
14 Latvia
Flag of LatviaLTV
Pirates Of The Sea Wolves Of The Sea 083 12
15 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
Charlotte Perrelli Hero 047 18
16 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Simon Mathew All Night Long 060 15
17 Georgia
Flag of GeorgiaGPB
Diana Gurtskaya Peace Will Come 083 11
18 Ukraine
Flag of UkraineNTU
Ani Lorak Shady Lady 230 02
19 France
Flag of FranceFrance 3
Sébastien Tellier Divine 047 19
20 Azerbaijan
Flag of Azerbaijanİctimai
Elnur & Samir Day After Day 132 08
21 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Kalomira Secret Combination 218 03
22 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Rodolfo Chikilicuatre Baila El Chiki Chiki 055 16
23 Serbia
Flag of SerbiaRTS
Jelena Tomašević feat. Bora Dugic Oro 160 06
24 Russia
Flag of RussiaRTR
Dima Bilan Believe 272 01
25 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Maria Hold On Be Strong 182 05

The story behind the show

All you need to know about this year's contest
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For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, two Semi-Finals will be held to decide which 25 countries will be represented in the Final. The Final of the contest will be taking place on the 24th of May, just like the first ever Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.

The voting during the show

Citizens of each country vote by telephone or SMS. The country's 10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points based on votes. All 45 countries present their awarded points, totalling to determine the winner.

France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and host country Serbia will be voting in one of the two Semi-Finals. Two of them will vote in one Semi-Final, three of them in the other. Who will be voting in which country will be determined by draw, also on the 28th of January.

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