eurovision 2008

all time rank: the position that the country and the song have between all the eurovision songs

chart from the game vote for the best eurovision song.

Eurovision Song Contest 2008
“Confluence of Sound”
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Dates
Semi-final 1 date 20 May 2008
Semi-final 2 date 22 May 2008
Final date 24 May 2008
Host
Venue Belgrade Arena
Belgrade, Serbia
Presenter(s) Jovana Janković
Željko Joksimović
Director Sven Stojanovic
Host broadcaster Radio Television of Serbia (RTS)
Opening act Semi-final 1: Video killed a radio star performance
Semi-final 2: Serbia for beginners accompanied byAleksandar Josipović as a Master of Ceremonies[2]
Final: Marija Šerifović performing “Molitva” (remix)
Interval act Semi-final 1: Metropole Orkest, Slobodan Trkulja, Balkanopolis,Novak Djokovic
Semi-final 2: National Theatre in Belgrade performance,[1] Lys Assia
Final: Goran Bregovićperformance, Vlade Divac
Participants
Number of entries 43
Debuting countries   
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries  

History

The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the Contest. It was hosted in Belgrade, Serbia after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland. This year was the first contest to have two semi-finals which were held on 20 and 22 May, and the final held on 24 May 2008. The shows were hosted by Jovana Janković and Željko Joksimović at the Belgrade Arena which had a total capacity of more than 20,000 seats.
After a total of 272 points. Dima Bilan representing Russia was declared the winner, with the song “Believe” written by American Jim Beanz and Bilan himself. So far this has been the only time Russia has won the contest.Ukraine were runners up for the second year running, with 3rd place going to Greece, 4th to Armenia seeing their best result so far and 5th to Norway.
Serbia gained the right to host the Contest after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland. Since Serbia was the winner of the preceding contest, the 2008 contest was subsequently held there. The Belgrade Arena was chosen as the venue for the contest.
Due to problems and riots in Belgrade following the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo on 17 February 2008, the EBU held a phone conference to decide if the contest should be moved to a different country. Ukraine was considered an option since they came second in Eurovision Song Contest 2007. YLE were another option, as they hosted the previous year’s competition in Helsinki, Finland. Greece’s Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT) also offered the EBU to host the contest in Athens, Greece again.[12] It was later decided that the contest would stay in Belgrade, with the EBU giving support.
RTS ran a competition that led to the creation of the 2008 Contest’s branding, logo and the stage. The theme of the Contest was based around the “confluence of sound”. This was symbolic as Belgrade lies on the confluence of two European rivers, the Sava and Danube. The logo chosen, a treble clef, formed the graphical basis of the design created by Boris Miljković.
On 21 December 2007, the EBU confirmed that 43 countries would be present in Belgrade. San Marino, as well as the newest EBU member, Azerbaijan, made its debut at the 2008 contest. Austria did not compete; its broadcaster, ORF, said “we’ve already seen in 2007 that it’s not the quality of the song, but the country of origin that determines the decision.”Italy, which has not competed since 1997, and which would have been an automatic finalist, was again absent. Slovakia was absent due to budget problems.
The following countries competed in two semi-finals which were broadcast live on Tuesday 20 May and Thursday 22 May 2008.

Final- Results

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Flag of RomaniaRomania

Nico & Vlad

 
Pe-o Margine De Lume 045 20
02 Flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdom

Andy Abraham

 
Even If 014 25
03 Flag of AlbaniaAlbania

Olta Boka

 
Zemrën E Lamë Peng 055 17
04 Flag of GermanyGermany

No Angels

 
Disappear 014 23
05 Flag of ArmeniaArmenia

Sirusho

 
Qele, Qele 199 04
06 Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina

Laka

 
Pokušaj 110 10
07 Flag of IsraelIsrael

Boaz

 
The Fire In Your Eyes 124 09
08 Flag of FinlandFinland

Teräsbetoni

 
Missä Miehet Ratsastaa 035 22
09 Flag of CroatiaCroatia

Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cents

 
Romanca 044 21
10 Flag of PolandPoland

Isis Gee

 
For Life 014 24
11 Flag of IcelandIceland

Euroband

 
This Is My Life 064 14
12 Flag of TurkeyTurkey

Mor ve Ötesi

 
Deli 138 07
13 Flag of PortugalPortugal

Vânia Fernandes

 
Senhora Do Mar (Negras Águas) 069 13
14 Flag of LatviaLatvia

Pirates Of The Sea

 
Wolves Of The Sea 083 12
15 Flag of SwedenSweden

Charlotte Perrelli

 
Hero 047 18
16 Flag of DenmarkDenmark

Simon Mathew

 
All Night Long 060 15
17 Flag of GeorgiaGeorgia

Diana Gurtskaya

 
Peace Will Come 083 11
18 Flag of UkraineUkraine

Ani Lorak

 
Shady Lady 230 02
19 Flag of FranceFrance

Sébastien Tellier

 
Divine 047 19
20 Flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

Elnur & Samir

 
Day After Day 132 08
21 Flag of GreeceGreece

Kalomira

 
Secret Combination 218 03
22 Flag of SpainSpain

Rodolfo Chikilicuatre

 
Baila El Chiki Chiki 055 16
23 Flag of SerbiaSerbia

Jelena Tomašević feat. Bora Dugic

 
Oro 160 06
24 Flag of RussiaRussia

Dima Bilan

 
Believe 272 01
25 Flag of NorwayNorway

Maria

 
Hold On Be Strong 182 05

semi final 1- results

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Flag of MontenegroMontenegro

Stefan Filipović

 
Zauvijek Volim Te 023 14
02 Flag of IsraelIsrael

Boaz

 
The Fire In Your Eyes 104 05
03 Flag of EstoniaEstonia

Kreisiraadio

 
Leto Svet 008 18
04 Flag of MoldovaMoldova

Geta Burlacu

 
A Century Of Love 036 12
05 Flag of San MarinoSan Marino

Miodio

 
Complice 005 19
06 Flag of BelgiumBelgium

Ishtar

 
O Julissi 016 17
07 Flag of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan

Elnur & Samir

 
Day After Day 096 06
08 Flag of SloveniaSlovenia

Rebeka Dremelj

 
Vrag Naj Vzame 036 11
09 Flag of NorwayNorway

Maria

 
Hold On Be Strong 106 04
10 Flag of PolandPoland

Isis Gee

 
For Life 042 10
11 Flag of IrelandIreland

Dustin the Turkey

 
Irelande Douze Pointe 022 15
12 Flag of AndorraAndorra

Gisela

 
Casanova 022 16
13 Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina

Laka

 
Pokušaj 072 09
14 Flag of ArmeniaArmenia

Sirusho

 
Qele, Qele 139 02
15 Flag of The NetherlandsNetherlands

Hind

 
Your Heart Belongs To Me 027 13
16 Flag of FinlandFinland

Teräsbetoni

 
Missä Miehet Ratsastaa 079 08
17 Flag of RomaniaRomania

Nico & Vlad

 
Pe-o Margine De Lume 094 07
18 Flag of RussiaRussia

Dima Bilan

 
Believe 135 03
19 Flag of GreeceGreece

Kalomira

 
Secret Combination 156 01

semi final 2- results

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Flag of IcelandIceland

Euroband

 
This Is My Life 068 08
02 Flag of SwedenSweden

Charlotte Perrelli

 
Hero 054 10
03 Flag of TurkeyTurkey

Mor ve Ötesi

 
Deli 085 07
04 Flag of UkraineUkraine

Ani Lorak

 
Shady Lady 152 01
05 Flag of LithuaniaLithuania

Jeronimas Milius

 
Nomads In The Night 030 16
06 Flag of AlbaniaAlbania

Olta Boka

 
Zemrën E Lamë Peng 067 09
07 Flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Paolo Meneguzzi

 
Era Stupendo 047 13
08 Flag of Czech RepublicCzech Republic

Tereza Kerndlová

 
Have Some Fun 009 18
09 Flag of BelarusBelarus

Ruslan Alehno

 
Hasta La Vista 027 17
10 Flag of LatviaLatvia

Pirates Of The Sea

 
Wolves Of The Sea 086 06
11 Flag of CroatiaCroatia

Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cents

 
Romanca 112 04
12 Flag of BulgariaBulgaria

Deep Zone & Balthazar

 
DJ, Take Me Away 056 12
13 Flag of DenmarkDenmark

Simon Mathew

 
All Night Long 112 03
14 Flag of GeorgiaGeorgia

Diana Gurtskaya

 
Peace Will Come 107 05
15 Flag of HungaryHungary

Csézy

 
Candlelight 006 19
16 Flag of MaltaMalta

Morena

 
Vodka 038 14
17 Flag of CyprusCyprus

Evdokia Kadi

 
Femme Fatale 036 15
18 Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaFyrom

Tamara, Vrčak & Adrijan

 
Let Me Love You 064 11
19 Flag of PortugalPortugal

Vânia Fernandes

 
Senhora Do Mar (Negras Águas) 120 02

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Roberto Meloni (part of Pirates of the Sea)  Latvia 2007 (part of Bonaparti.lv)
Dima Bilan  Russia 2006
Charlotte Perrelli Sweden 1999 (winner)

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