• The first semi-final was held on 20 May 2008.
  • Germany and Spain voted in this semi-final.
Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01 Montenegro Montenegrin Stefan Filipović "Zauvijek volim te" 14 23
02 Israel Hebrew, English Boaz Ma'uda "The Fire in Your Eyes" 5 104
03 Estonia Serbian, German, Finnish Kreisiraadio "Leto svet" 18 8
04 Moldova English Geta Burlacu "A Century of Love" 12 36
05 San Marino Italian Miodio "Complice" 19 5
06 Belgium Imaginary Ishtar "O Julissi" 17 16
07 Azerbaijan English Elnur and Samir "Day After Day" 6 96
08 Slovenia Slovene Rebeka Dremelj "Vrag naj vzame" 11 36
09 Norway English Maria Haukaas Storeng "Hold On Be Strong" 4 106
10 Poland English Isis Gee "For Life" 10 42
11 Ireland English, French [A] Dustin the Turkey "Irelande Douze Pointe" 15 22
12 Andorra English, Catalan Gisela "Casanova" 16 22
13 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Laka "Pokušaj" 9 72
14 Armenia English, Armenian Sirusho "Qélé, Qélé" (Քելե Քելե) 2 139
15 Netherlands English Hind "Your Heart Belongs to Me" 13 27
16 Finland Finnish Teräsbetoni "Missä miehet ratsastaa" 8 79
17 Romania Romanian, Italian Nico and Vlad "Pe-o margine de lume" 7 94
18 Russia English Dima Bilan "Believe" 3 135
19 Greece English Kalomira "Secret Combination" 1 156