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Believe (Dima Bilan song)

Released May 26, 2008 (2008-05-26)
(see Release history)
Format CD Single, digital download
Recorded 2008
Genre R&B, Pop
Length 3:54
Label Universal Music, EMI, Мистерия Звука
Writer(s) Jim Beanz, Dima Bilan

Jim Beanz

Russia "Believe"
Eurovision Song Contest 2008 entry
Country Russia
Artist(s) Dima Bilan
With Edvin Marton, Evgeni Plushenko
Language English
Composer(s) Dima Bilan, Jim Beanz
Lyricist(s) Dima Bilan, Jim Beanz
Finals performance
Semi-final result 3rd
Semi-final points 135
Final result 1st
Final points 272
Appearance chronology
◄ "Song #1" (2007)   
"Mamo" (2009) ►

"Believe" is the winning Russian entry for the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest[1] sung by Dima Bilan. The song was composed and written by Jim Beanz (aka. James Washington) & Dima Bilan. On 20 May 2008 Bilan sang in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest, and the song was voted into the final by public vote. It was performed 24th out of 25 songs in the final on 24 May 2008.

The Russian figure skater, Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion Evgeni Plushenko, skated on artificial ice on stage as part of the song performance, while the Hungarian composer and violinist Edvin Marton played his Stradivarius.[2] This song won the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, finishing with a total of 272 points, becoming the fourth ex-Soviet Union country to win the annual contest. Dmitriy Medvedev, the president of Russia, admitted that he himself watched the contest and called right away to congratulate Dima.

In March 2008 a video was produced for the song Believe. The whole team took part in the production – Dima Bilan, Evgeni Plushenko, Edvin Marton and Yana Rudkovskaya, producer of Dima Bilan. The action of the video starts in a hospital where a mother finds out that her son has leukaemia and needs an expensive surgery. Then the action proceeds to a bar where Dima Bilan is watching TV and finds out that a child needs help. He immediately calls his producer, Yana Rudkovskaya, and tells her that they have to do something to raise money to help a child survive. They decide to give a charity concert with all the three participants performing. At the end of the video you can see the boy after the surgery. He smiles, gets up from the wheelchair and runs to greet the people who saved his life. Dima, Evgeni and Edvin meet the boy with presents happy that the money raised at the concert saved a child’s life. The video is strongly connected to the song delivering the message that everything is possible in this world if you only believe.

Dima Bilan also represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, with the dark pop song "Never Let You Go", where he took second place.

The song also has its Russian version which was equally popular in many countries.

Track listing

Russian edition
  1. Believe (Radio Version)
  2. Believe (with violin)
  3. Believe (with violin, Karaoke)
  4. Believe (Russian Version - Все в твоих руках - All in your hands)
  5. Believe (Russian Version, Karaoke)
  6. Believe (Video)
  7. Как раньше 2.0 (As before)
  8. Как раньше 2.0 (Karaoke)
  9. Photosession
  10. Dima's biography (in English)
German edition[3]
  1. Believe (Eurovision Version)
  2. Believe (Radio Edit)
  3. Believe (Russian Version)
  4. Believe (Video)
Belgian edition
  1. Believe (Radio Version) - 3:17
  2. Believe (Russian Version) - 3:17
  3. Believe (Spanish Version) - 3:17
  4. Believe (Video) - 4:03

Release history

Region Date
Russia May 26, 2008 (2008-05-26)
Germany June 6, 2008 (2008-06-06)
Belgium July 7, 2008 (2008-07-07)
Denmark July 16, 2008 (2008-07-16)


Chart (2008) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 16
Germany (Media Control AG)[5] 52
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 28


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
"Molitva" by Marija Šerifović
Eurovision Song Contest winners
Succeeded by
"Fairytale" by Alexander Rybak

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