The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 is the 53rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be hosted by Serbia. The semi-finals will be held on 20 and 22 May respectively and the final on 24 May 2008 in the capital, Belgrade. The Belgrade Arena, venue for the Contest, is among the largest indoor arenas in Europe, with a total capacity of more than 20,000 seats. Serbia gained the right to host the Contest after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland.
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. Click here to see the 19 countries taking part in the first semi-final.
The second Semi-Final will take place on Thursday, 22nd of May. You can see the 19 participating countries here.
There are five countries which are automatic finalists: Germany, Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Serbia.
For more information on the contest click on these links:
If you click on this button, you can listen to the Spanish song!
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