Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Semi-Final (1)

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 first Semi-Final will take place on Tuesday, 20th of May.

The voting during the show

Citizens of each participating country vote by telephone and SMS. Two of the so-called 'Big Four' (France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom) will also vote in this Semi-Final (to be decided by draw), and possibly the Host Country (also to be decided by draw). Each country's 10 favourites are awarded 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points based on the number of votes. The top-9 of the tele-voting qualifies for the Final. The highest ranked entry of the back-up jury that has not qualified for the Final in the tele-voting also qualifies for the Final. The 10 qualified countries will be presented in randomly drawn order at the end of the show. The complete results of the tele-voting will not be announced until after the Final, to keep the tension high.

Facts & Figures

Date

Tuesday 20 May 2008

Location

Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, Serbia

Qualifiers

Broadcaster

RTS

Hosts

Jovana Janković & Željko Joksimović

Executive Producer

Sandra Šuša

EBU Scrutineer

Svante Stockselius

Director

Sven Stojanović

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Montenegro
Flag of MontenegroRTCG
Stefan Filipović Zauvijek Volim Te 023 14
02 Israel
Flag of IsraelIBA
Boaz The Fire In Your Eyes 104 05
03 Estonia
Flag of EstoniaERR
Kreisiraadio Leto Svet 008 18
04 Moldova
Flag of MoldovaTRM
Geta Burlacu A Century Of Love 036 12
05 San Marino
Flag of San MarinoSMRTV
Miodio Complice 005 19
06 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumVRT
Ishtar O Julissi 016 17
07 Azerbaijan
Flag of Azerbaijanİctimai
Elnur & Samir Day After Day 096 06
08 Slovenia
Flag of SloveniaRTVSLO
Rebeka Dremelj Vrag Naj Vzame 036 11
09 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Maria Hold On Be Strong 106 04
10 Poland
Flag of PolandTVP
Isis Gee For Life 042 10
11 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Dustin the Turkey Irelande Douze Pointe 022 15
12 Andorra
Flag of AndorraRTVA
Gisela Casanova 022 16
13 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBHRT
Laka Pokušaj 072 09
14 Armenia
Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Sirusho Qele, Qele 139 02
15 The Netherlands
Flag of The NetherlandsNOS
Hind Your Heart Belongs To Me 027 13
16 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Teräsbetoni Missä Miehet Ratsastaa 079 08
17 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Nico & Vlad Pe-o Margine De Lume 094 07
18 Russia
Flag of RussiaRTR
Dima Bilan Believe 135 03
19 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Kalomira Secret Combination 156 01

Scoreboard

Participant Andorra Armenia Azerbaijan Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Estonia Finland Germany Greece Ireland Israel Moldova Montenegro Norway Poland Romania Russia San Marino Slovenia Spain The Netherlands Points Place
Montenegro Montenegro
12110 23 14
Israel Israel
77107510455104682446 104 5
Estonia Estonia
71 8 18
Moldova Moldova
16541055 36 12
San Marino San Marino
23 5 19
Belgium Belgium
610 16 17
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
8253458755103107104 96 6
Slovenia Slovenia
411022210212 36 11
Norway Norway
108714812186347477225 106 4
Poland Poland
135112223103 42 10
Ireland Ireland
427231111 22 15
Andorra Andorra
3141112 22 16
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina
4187361212127 72 9
Armenia Armenia
312624101221056312512851012 139 2
The Netherlands The Netherlands
3281733 27 13
Finland Finland
12211226682654436 79 8
Romania Romania
656613878125316683 94 7
Russia Russia
41283710661041278888752 135 3
Greece Greece
510121085312107474612612878 156 1