” Russia’s 2008 winner also made sure to provide a few words about the city in a statement published in his website: “My special respect to Lisbon.10 years ago I was here as a nominee for the MTV Europe Music Awards and I was happy to come back.Serbia could soon end up with an anti-European government despite pro-Europeans winning the last election.But this week, all Serbs will be Europe's biggest fans as the continent's largest song contest comes to Belgrade.
In line with new rules introduced this year, the "big four" -- Britain, France, Germany and Spain -- who bear the largest part of financing the competition, qualified directly, as did last year's winner and host, Serbia.
The video for ) was the first to be released and already accounts for more than 100,000 views within its first hours online.
In the funny music video, the Russian singer walks around Lisbon being followed by a girl.
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Ukraine placed second with Ani Lorak and the song "Shady Lady," and Greece was third with Kalomira's song "Secret Combination." The 2007 winners and hosts Serbia were sixth with Jelena Tomasevic's song "Oro." Belgrade, which hosted the largest-ever Eurovision Song Contest of 43 nations, was praised for flawless organization, both in the packed, 16,000-seat arena and in central Belgrade, where thousands of people watched the contest on a huge video screen.