An amount of 56 countries are participating. The winner was France with 191 points, followed by Germany with 190 points. The winning song On Se Fout De Nous by Shy'm got a hit in many participating countries.
|International Music Festival #08|
|Live Your Creativity|
|Semifinal 1:||29 January|
|Semifinal 2:||4 February|
|Grand Final:||9 February|
United States Virgin Islands
The Semifinal draw took place on January 25 . All countries got dividied into 8 pots.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
|Pot 5||Pot 6||Pot 7||Pot 8|
- Iran Iran was supposed to debut in IMF 8, but due to problems in Iran itself Iran withdrawed. The user who had Iran now has China, which is returning after 6 editions.
- Spain On January 23 it was announced that Chayenne would represent Spain with the song "Torero". At the same day, the entry was changed to Ruth Lorenzo's song Love Is Dead.
- Germany Luxuslärm originally represented Germany, but due to personal reasons NDR sent Helene Fischer with "Atemlos Durch Die Nacht" instead.
- South Africa On January 23 South Africa changed their song from Lee Scott with "Die Enigste Manier" to Shaun Jacobs with "End Of The Road".