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2008 Overview

HOST COUNTRY: Serbia HOST CITY: Belgrade HOST VENUE: Belgrade Arena HOST BROADCASTER: RTS HOST PRESENTERS: Željko Joksimović & Jovana Janković THEME: Confluence of Sound INTERVAL ACTS: SF1 Slobodan Trkulja, Metropole Orkest, Balkanopolis & Novak Djokovic; SF2 National Theatre in Belgrade performance & Lys Assia; GF Goran Bregović & Vlade Divac
SEMI-FINAL 1: 20th May SEMI-FINAL 2: 22nd May GRAND FINAL: 24th May
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 43 DEBUT(S): Azerbaijan, San Marino

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2008 Facts

Following the unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo on 17 February 2008 there were many probems and riots, The EBU held a phone conference to decide if the contest should be moved to a different country. It was decided that the contest would continue in Belgrade but security measures were stepped up.