The race to become Eurovision’s Artist of the Millennium is on—and we’re almost done reviewing the 31 contestants. Today we turn to the 2008 contest in Belgrade. Review the contenders and get ready to vote on July 19!
First Place: Russia’s Dima Bilan with “Believe.” His song was produced by Timberland, and his act included Olympic champion Evgeny Plushenko skating on a mini-ice rink. How could he lose?
Second Place: Ukraine’s Ani Lorak with “Shady Lady.” She won the second Eurovision semi-final—and when you take a look at her moves you’ll understand why. Lady is smokin’!
Third Place: Greece’s Kalomira with “Secret Combination.” Kalomira was actually raised in New York, but decided to move back to Greece where her parents are from to make it as a superstar. We’re so glad she did. At the 3:10 mark, she looks like she’s having a seizure and it is so hot. She won the first semi-final, finishing ahead of Russia’s Dima Bilan. If only Greece had male figure skaters. . .