Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Semi-Final (1)
For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, two Semi-Finals took place. The 2008 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Belgrade, Serbia.
The voting during the show
Citizens of each participating country voted by telephone and SMS. Two of the so-called 'Big Four' (Germany and Spain) voted in this Semi-Final. Each country's 10 favourites are awarded 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points based on the number of votes.
The top nine of the televoting rank qualified for the Final. The song ranked highest with the juries, that was not in the top nine also qualified.