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escYOUnited
3rd February 2012, 07:37
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the Contest. It was hosted in Belgrade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrade), Serbia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbia) after Marija Šerifović (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marija_%C5%A0erifovi%C4%87) won the 2007 Contest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2007) in Helsinki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsinki), Finland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jovana_Jankovi%C4%87) and Željko Joksimović (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BDeljko_Joksimovi%C4%87) at the Belgrade Arena (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgrade_Arena) which had a total capacity of more than 20,000 seats. The host broadcaster was RTS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Television_of_Serbia).

After a total of 272 points. Dima Bilan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dima_Bilan) representing Russia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_2008) was declared the winner, with the song "Believe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Believe_%28Dima_Bilan_song%29)" written by Jim Beanz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Beanz) and Bilan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dima_Bilan) himself. So far this has been the only time Russia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia) has won the contest.Ukraine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_2008) were runners up, with 3rd place going to Greece (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_2008), 4th to Armenia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_2008) seeing their best result so far and 5th to Norway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_2008).2008 also saw for the first time ever, Eurovision.tv streamed national finals live on ESCTV with broadcasters' permission.
Source

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_2008)


(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_2008)

Songs & Clips


01. ::ro ROMANIA: Nico & Vlad -Pe-o margine de lume (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PoFviczn3k)
02. ::uk UNITED KINGDOM: Andy Abraham - Even if (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jjMrtukGlw)
03. ::al ALBANIA: Olta Boka -Zemrën e lamë peng (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqqblwBvubA)
04. ::de GERMANY: No Angels - Disappear (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewzPguxhx8I)
05. ::am ARMENIA: Sirusho -Qele qele (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSkpCtVLmUY)
06. ::ba BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Laka -Pokušaj (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_tspk1ifFI)
07. ::il ISRAEL: Boaz Mauda - The fire in your eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWFuyxT7EXc)
08. ::fi FINLAND: Teräsbetoni -Missä miehet ratsastaa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3iwCGBXmDI)
09. ::hr CROATIA: Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cent - Romanca (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkHL5tULoWw)
10. ::pl POLAND: Isis Gee - For life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhUaOWVyHg)
11. ::is ICELAND: Euroband - This is my life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYkhR8idx8U)
12. ::tr TURKEY: Mor ve Ötesi - Deli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ot0KcmnGA)
13. ::pt PORTUGAL: Vania Fernandes - Senhora do mar (Negras Águas) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWrmeqrrUlI)
14. ::lv LATVIA: Pirates of the Sea - Wolves of the Sea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHLqfkU_0xA)
15. ::se SWEDEN: Charlotte Perrelli - Hero (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXumvUh97hk)
16. ::dk DENMARK: Simon Mathew - All night long (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVs064L3H0k)
17. ::ge GEORGIA: Diana Gurtskaya - Peace will come (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJn-1fL2z48)
18. ::ua UKRAINE: Ani Lorak - Shady lady (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwQm4tAe1qY)
19. ::fr FRANCE: Sébastien Tellier - Divine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0D0ZxjpbkM)
20. ::az AZERBAIJAN: Elnur and Samir - Day after day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo0VrY5C-ow)
21. ::gr GREECE: Kalomira - Secret combination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNf0p76N1CQ)
22. ::es SPAIN: Rodolfo Chikilicuatre - Baila el Chiki-chiki (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZHOMbHbOEg)
23. ::rs SERBIA: Jelena Tomašević feat. Bora Dugić - Oro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpmNsZ0vlrQ)
24. ::ru RUSSIA: Dima Bilan - Believe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3_fwn7tLH8)
25. ::no NORWAY: Maria Haukaas Storeng - Hold on to be strong (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vejnp1YXO4)


RECAP


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHYua8gpLNY



RESULTS




Position

Points


01. Russia
272


02. Ukraine
230


03. Greece

218


04. Armenia
199


05. Norway
182


06. Serbia
160


07. Turkey
138


08. Azerbaijan
132


09. Israel
124


10. Bosnia & Herzegovina
110


11. Georgia
83


12. Latvia
83


13. Portugal
69


14. Iceland
64


15. Denmark
60


16. Spain
55


17. Albania
55


18. Sweden
47


19. France
47


20. Romania
45


21. Croatia
44


22. Finland
35


23. Germany
14


24. Poland
14


25. United Kingdom
14

escYOUnited
3rd February 2012, 07:38
Semi Final 1



Songs & Clips


01. ::me MONTENEGRO: Stefan Filipović -Zauvijek volim te (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA-XUS32lyI)
02. ::il ISRAEL: Boaz Mauda - The fire in your eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eqzqfw4UVw)
03. ::ee ESTONIA - Kreisiraadio - Leto svet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRh9PzNYD-8)
04. ::md MOLDOVA: Geta Burlaco - A century of love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ral6qI1h6Z4)
05. ::sm SAN MARINO: Miodio - Complice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmMmky9R0Ws)
06. ::be BELGIUM: Ishtar - O Julissi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5F8ZNMCRB4)
07. ::az AZERBAIJAN: Elnur and Samir - Day after day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKXB6YG3RJY)
08. ::sl SLOVENIA: Rebeka Dremelj - Vrag naj vzame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoFvLLR1Eq0)
09. ::no NORWAY: Maria Haukaas Storeng - Hold on to be strong (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x6pYjILUXc)
10. ::pl POLAND - Isis Gee - For life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpJ4tA9PyDY)
11. ::ie IRELAND: Dustin the Turkey - Irleande Douze Pointe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps3kxGo_gro)
12. ::ad ANDORRA: Gisela - Casanova (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuzrxIml2FQ)
13. ::ba BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Luka - Pokušaj (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjH_Sn1aYcU)
14. ::am ARMENIA: Sirusho - Qele Qele (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpXBekq2qC4)
15. ::nl NETHERLANDS: Hind - Your heart belongs to me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlUGHhQ3hOc)
16. ::fi FINLAND: Teräsbetoni -Missä miehet ratsastaa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7ncg27bqTk)
17. ::ro ROMANIA: Nico & Vlad -Pe-o margine de lume (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNdmyuIx3_o)
18. ::ru Dima Bilan - Believe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bawnwSYOCFU)
19. ::gr GREECE: Kalomira - Secret Combination (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoA7ELppWHk)




RECAP



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_xHhWMD_U8

RESULTS

1. Greece 156
2. Armenia 139
3. Russia 135
4. Norway 106
5. Israel 104
6. Azerbaijan 96
7. Romania 94
8. Finland 79
9. Bosnia & Herzegovina 72
10. Poland 42
11. Slovenia 36
12. Moldova 36
13. Netherlands 27
14. Montenegro 23
15. Andorra 22
16. Ireland 22
17. Belgium 16
18. Estonia 8
19. San Marino 5

escYOUnited
3rd February 2012, 07:38
Semi Final 2




Songs & Clips

01. ::is ICELAND: Euroband - This is my life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa4iRh0mN4w)
02. ::se SWEDEN: Charlotte Perrelli - Hero (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ykFVTGb6yQ)
03. ::tr TURKEY: Mor ve Ötesi - Deli (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riMSxOc7ZyA)
04. ::ua UKRAINE: Ani Lorak - Shady Lady (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4MCXfZl2ns)
05. ::lt LITHUANIA: Jeronimas Milius - Nomads in the night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9J_K9jyFqI)
06. ::al ALBANIA: Olta Boka - Zemrën e lamë peng (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esKLsnynvCg)
07. ::ch SWITZERLAND: Paolo Meneguzzi - Era stupendo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SY-pZUYFRQ)
08. ::cz CZECH REPUBLIC: Tereza Kerndlová - Have some fun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJGXKfFDqkA)
09. ::by BELARUS: Ruslan Alekhno - Hasta la vista (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3lcXh23z5c)
10. ::lv LATVIA: Pirates of the Sea - Wolves of the sea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drd7JFy-3V8)
11. ::hr CROATIA: Kraljevi Ulice & 75 Cent - Romanca (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfTQUAeSj8A)
12. ::bg BULGARIA: Deep Zone feat. Balthazar - DJ, Take me away (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeKiem2OGJA)
13. ::dk DENMARK: Simon Mathew - All night long (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nf63vRXO28Y)
14. ::ge GEORGIA: Diana Gurtskaya - Peace will come (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct8bx1Y3b_4)
15. ::hu HUNGARY: Csézy - Candlelight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djnk5H5qj5Q)
16. ::mt MALTA: Morena - Vodka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9d0XtnJG4E)
17. ::cy CYPRUS: Evdokia Kadi - Femme fatale (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvjmPTt_YlY)
18. ::mk MACEDONIA FYR: Tamara Todevska, Vrcak & Adrian - Let me love you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6IVitUQckw)
19. ::pt PORTUGAL: Vania Fernandes - Senhora do mar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di2cS8SxG0k)



RECAP



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIhfU862EhE





Results



1. Ukraine 152
2. Portugal 120
3. Croatia 112
4. Denmark 112
5. Georgia 107
6. Latvia 87
7. Turkey 85
8. Iceland 68
9. Albania 67
10. Macedonia FYR 64
11. Bulgaria 56
12. Sweden 54
13. Switzerland 47
14. Malta 38
15. Cyprus 36
16. Lithuania 30
17. Belarus 27
18. Czech Republic 9
19. Hungary 6