LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts) - There are only few hours left till the first Semi-Final of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest and 19 delegations are getting more and more nervous as they all are hoping to qualify for the grand final on Saturday!
There is only one more try for the 19 participants of the first Semi-Final of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest today to find the perfect way to present their song on tonight's big show. The last dress rehearsal will take place from 14:00 CET onwards.
At 21:00 CET, the first Semi-Final will be shown live in all the 19 participating countries and also live on German NDR and Spanish TVE. Lots of other countries will broadcast as well, so check the time-tables of your local broadcasters to see if the Semi-Final will be shown in your country. Of course, Eurovision.tv will stream the show live! There will also be the possibility to watch the show on demand for the next 7 days, so you can watch your favourites over and over again!
Televoters from the 19 participating countries will be able to vote for their favourite songs as well as the TV audience in Germany and Spain. The local televoting numbers will be displayed on screen during the show and will also be available on your national broadcaster's website.
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 Semi-Final (1) Participants:
1. Montenegro - Stefan Filipovic - Zauvijek Volim Te
2. Israel - Boaz - The Fire In Your Eyes
3. Estonia - Kreisiraadio - Leto Svet
4. Moldova - Geta Burlacu - A Century Of Love
5. San Marino - Miodio - Complice
6. Belgium - Ishtar - O Julissi
7. Azerbaijan - Elnur & Samir - Day After Day
8. Slovenia - Rebeka Dremelj - Vrag Naj Vzame
9 Norway - Maria - Hold On Be Strong
10. Poland - Isis Gee - For Life
11. Ireland - Dustin the Turkey - Irelande Douze Pointe
12. Andorra - Gisela - Casanova
13. Bosnia & Herzegovina - Laka - Pokus
14 Armenia - Sirusho - Qele, Qele
15. The Netherlands - Hind - Your Heart Belongs To Me
16. Finland - Terasbetoni - Missa Miehet Ratsastaa
17. Romania - Nico & Vlad - Pe-o Margine De Lume
18. Russia - Dima Bilan - Believe
19. Greece - Kalomira - Secret Combination