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24/05/2008 Belgrade hosts the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest

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Dima Bilan - Believe (Russia) 2008 Eurovision Song Contest Winner

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Ani Lorak - Shady Lady (Ukraine) 2008 Eurovision Song Contest

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Kalomira - Secret Combination (Greece) 2008 Eurovision Song Contest

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Sirusho - Qele, Qele (Armenia) Live 2008 Eurovision Song Contest

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Maria - Hold On Be Strong (Norway) Live 2008 Eurovision Song Contest

After a total of 272 points, Dima Bilan representing Russia was declared the winner, with the song "Believe" written by American Jim Beanz and Bilan himself. So far this has been the only time Russia has won the contest. Russia came third in the semi-final, making it the winner with the worst semi-final result.