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Eurovision Song Contest 2008, Belgrade, Serbia (Semi-Final 1)
« on: February 17, 2009, 11:58:42 PM »


EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2008 - SEMI-FINAL 1 (20th May 2008)

For the first time ever there were 2 semi-finals and 1 final for the Eurovision song contest.  Only the defending champion (Serbia) and the Big 4 had automatically qualified for the final.  The remaining places were to be filled by 10 songs from each Semi-Final.  9 of those songs were chosen by televotes and the final place was decided by a jury vote.  In Semi-Final 1 the jury vote didn't make a difference as the song finishing 10th in the televotes was the jury pick.  Dima Bilan returned to ESC hoping to improve on his 2nd place of two years previous.  San Marino & Azerbaijan made their debuts in the contest with varying degrees of success.  Ireland sent a puppet turkey called Dustin as their representative.  Joke entries seemed to be the order of the day - but generally fared badly.  The qualifiers were - Greece, Armenia, Russia, Norway, Israel, Azerbaijan, Romania, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina & Poland.

1. (19) Greece - Secret Combination - Kalomira - 156 pts
2. (14) Armenia - Qele qele - Sirusho - 139 pts
3. (18) Russia - Believe - Dima Bilan - 135 pts
4. (9) Norway - Hold On, Be Strong - Maria Haukaas Storeng - 106 pts
5. (2) Israel - The Fire In Your Eyes - Boaz Mauda - 104 pts
6. (7) Azerbaijan - Day After Day - Elnur & Samir - 96 pts
7. (17) Romania - Pe-o margine de lume - Nico & Vlad - 94 pts
8. (16) Finland - Missä miehet ratsastaa - Teräsbetoni - 79 pts
9. (13) Bosnia & Herzegovina - Pokusaj - Laka - 72 pts
10. (10) Poland - For Life - Isis Gee - 42 pts
11. (4) Moldova - A Century Of Love - Geta Burlacu - 36 pts
(8 ) Slovenia - Vrag naj vzame - Rebeka Dremelj - 36 pts
13. (15) Netherlands - My Heart Belongs To You - Hind - 27 pts
14. (1) Montenegro - Zauvijek volim te - Stefan Filipovic - 23 pts
15. (11) Ireland - Irelande douze points - Dustin The Turkey - 22 pts
(12) Andorra - Casanova - Gisela - 22 pts
17. (6) Belgium - O julissi - Ishtar - 16 pts
18. (3) Estonia - Leto svet - Kreisiraadio - 8 pts
19. (5) San Marino - Complice - Miodio - 5 pts

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2008, Belgrade, Serbia (Semi-Final 1)
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 12:46:10 AM »
Israel, Bosnia & Finland made me really happy as far as qualifyers go. Looking back on it, I'm so SO glad Dima beat that awful Kalomira in final (I actually kept hoping for it at the beginning of the show when Kalomira started off in the lead)

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