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Believe was the Russian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade performed by Dima Bilan. This was his second attempt at the contest, having finished in second place two years prior behind Lordi.

The song qualified from the first semifinal in third place behind Greece and Armenia. In the final, it was performed 24th following host country Serbia and preceding Norway. At the close of voting, it was declared the winner with 272 points, giving Russia its first victory.

This performance was one of Russia's most expensive, featuring 2006 Olympic figure skating champion Evgeni Plushenko and Hungarian violinist Edvin Marton.

Lyrics

Even when the thunder and storm begins
I'll be standing strong like a tree in the wind
Nothing's gonna move this mountain
Or change my direction
 
I'm falling off the sky
And I'm all alone
The courage that's inside's gonna break my fall
Nothing's gonna dim my light within
 
But if I keep going on
It will never be impossible
Not today
 
'Cause I've got something to believe in
As long as I'm breathing
There is not a limit to what I can dream
 
'Cause I've got something to believe in
Mission to keep climbing
Nothing else can stop me if I just believe
And I believe in me
 
Even when the world tries to pull me down
Tell me that I can't, try to turn me around
I won't let them put my fire out, without no
 
But if I keep going on
It will never be impossible
Not today
 
Yes, I've got something to believe in
As long as I'm breathing
There is not a limit to what I can dream

'Cause I've got something to believe in
Mission to keep climbing
Nothing else can stop me if I just believe
 
And I believe I can do it all
Open every door
Turn unthinkable to reality
You'll see, I can do it all and more
 
Believing, as long as I'm breathing
There is not a limit to what I can dream
Believing, mission to keep climbing
Nothing else can stop me if I just believe
And I believe in me

Trivia

  • In the semi-final, the last line was replaced with "And I believe in you", in the final with "And we believe in you". The song is based on The Secret, a docu-movie and book produced by Australian Rhonda Byrne. The theory says that one can achieve everything in life by visualizing goals and thinking positive.

Videos

Dima Bilan - Believe (Russia) 2008 Eurovision Song Contest Winner03:24

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

Dima Bilan-Believe03:58

Dima Bilan-Believe

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