FANDOM


Eurovision Song Contest 2009
250px-Eurovision Song Contest 2009 logo.svg
Theme '
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 12 May 2009
Semi-final 2 date 14 May 2009
Final date 16 May 2009
Host
Venue Olympic Indoor Arena, Moscow, Russia
Presenter(s) Ivan Urgant

Alsou Abramova

Host broadcaster Flag of Russia.svg Channel One
Opening act Final: The Tomalchevy Twins
Interval act Semi-final 1: Alexandrov Ensemble feat. t.A.T.u. with "Not Gonna Get Us"

Semi-final 2: Igor Moiseyev Ensemble – "Folk Dances from Different Countries"
Final: FuerzaBruta performance

Participants
Number of entries 42
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Withdrawing countries Flag of Georgia Georgia

Flag of San Marino San Marino

Voting
Voting system 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 points for each ten country's favourites
Nul points None
Winner Flag of Norway Norway

Fairytale by Alexander Rybak

Eurovision Song Contest
2008 Wiki Eurovision Heart (Infobox).svg 2010

The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the 54th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest and was hosted by Russia after their win in 2008. It took place between 12 and 16 May 2009 at the Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow, Russia.

The contest was won by Norway's Alexander Rybak with his self-penned "Fairytale", which received a record-breaking 387 points out of 492, at the time the highest total score in the history of the contest and with a margin of 169 points over the second place which went to Iceland.[A] Third place went to Azerbaijan, fourth to Turkey, and the United Kingdom taking 5th, seeing their best placing since 2002.

After criticism of the voting system after the 2007 Contest, changes in the voting procedure were made with the re-introduction of a national jury alongside televoting while the format of the semi-finals remained the same. Forty-two countries participated in the contest; Slovakiaannounced that it would return to the contest, while San Marinowithdrew due to financial issues. Latvia and Georgia originally announced their intention to withdraw, but it was later stated by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) that both countries would indeed participate.[2] However, Georgia later decided to withdraw after the EBU rejected its selected song as being a breach of contest rules.

For the very first time in Eurovision history, there were four hosts, each divided in two sets: Natalia Vodianova and Andrey Malahov were the hosts of the semi-finals, while the final was presented by Ivan Urgant and Alsou Abramova.

Semi Finals

Semi final 1

The Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom and Flag of Germany Germany voted in this semi final

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Andrea Demirović "Just Get Out of My Life" English 11 44
02 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Gipsy.cz "Aven Romale" English, Romani 18 0
03 Flag of Belgium Belgium Copycat "Copycat" English 17 1
04 Flag of Belarus Belarus Petr Elfimov "Eyes That Never Lie" English 13 25
05 Flag of Sweden Sweden Malena Ernman "La voix" French, English 4 105
06 Flag of Armenia Armenia Inga and Anush "Jan Jan" English, Armenian 5 99
07 Flag of Andorra Andorra Susanne Georgi "La teva decisió (Get a Life)" Catalan, English 15 8
08 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Lovebugs "The Highest Heights" English 14 15
09 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Hadise "Düm Tek Tek" English 2 172
10 Flag of Israel Israel Noa and Mira Awad "There Must Be Another Way" English, Hebrew, Arabic 7 75
11 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Krassimir Avramov "Illusion" English 16 7
12 Flag of Iceland Iceland Yohanna "Is It True?" English 1 174
13 Flag of Macedonia F.Y.R. Macedonia Next Time "Nešto što kje ostane" Macedonian 10 45
14 Flag of Romania Romania Elena "The Balkan Girls" English 9 67
15 Flag of Finland Finland Waldo's People "Lose Control" English 12 42
16 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Flor-de-Lis "Todas as ruas do amor" Portuguese 8 70
17 Flag of Malta Malta Chiara "What If We" English 6 86
18 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Regina "Bistra voda" Bosnian 3 125

Semi final 2 France France and Flag of Russia.svg Russia voted in this semi final. Due to a scheduling error, Flag of Spain.svg Spain 's viewers were unable to vote and the jury vote was used instead

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 Flag of Croatia Croatia Igor Cukrov feat. Andrea "Lijepa Tena" Croatian 13 33
02 Flag of Ireland Ireland Sinéad Mulvey and Black Daisy "Et Cetera" English 11 52
03 Flag of Latvia Latvia Intars Busulis "Probka" Russian 19 7
04 Flag of Serbia Serbia Marko Kon and Milaan "Cipela" Serbian 10 60
05 Flag of Poland Poland Lidia Kopania "I Don't Wanna Leave" English 12 43
06 Flag of Norway Norway Alexander Rybak "Fairytale" English 1 201
07 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Christina Metaxa "Firefly" English 14 32
08 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Kamil Mikulčík and Nela Pocisková "Leť tmou" Slovak 18 8
09 Denmark, eurovision Denmark Brinck "Believe Again" English 8 69
10 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Quartissimo feat. Martina "Love Symphony" English 16 14
11 Flag of Hungary Hungary Zoli Ádok "Dance with Me" English 15 16
12 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan AySel and Arash "Always" English 2 180
13 Flag of Greece Greece Sakis Rouvas "This Is Our Night" English 4 110
14 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Sasha Son "Love" English, Russian 9 66
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nelly Ciobanu "Hora din Moldova" Romanian, English 5 106
16 Flag of Albania Albania Kejsi Tola "Carry Me in Your Dreams" English 7 73
17 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Svetlana Loboda "Be My Valentine!" English 6 80
18 Flag of Estonia Estonia Urban Symphony "Rändajad" Estonian 3 115
19 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands De Toppers "Shine" English 17 11

Final

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Sasha Son "Love" English, Russian 23 23
02 Flag of Israel Israel Noa and Mira Awad "There Must Be Another Way" English, Hebrew, Arabic 16 53
03 France France Patricia Kaas "Et s'il fallait le faire" French 8 107
04 Flag of Sweden Sweden Malena Ernman "La voix" French, English 21 33
05 Flag of Croatia Croatia Igor Cukrov feat. Andrea "Lijepa Tena" Croatian 18 45
06 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Flor-de-Lis "Todas as ruas do amor" Portuguese 15 57
07 Flag of Iceland Iceland Yohanna "Is It True?" English 2 218
08 Flag of Greece Greece Sakis Rouvas "This Is Our Night" English 7 120
09 Flag of Armenia Armenia Inga and Anush "Jan Jan" English, Armenian 10 92
10 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Anastasiya Prikhodko "Mamo" Russian, Ukrainian 11 91
11 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan AySel and Arash "Always" English 3 207
12 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Regina "Bistra voda" Bosnian 9 106
13 Flag of Moldova Moldova Nelly Ciobanu "Hora din Moldova" Romanian, English 14 69
14 Flag of Malta Malta Chiara "What If We" English 22 31
15 Flag of Estonia Estonia Urban Symphony "Rändajad" Estonian 6 129
16 Denmark, eurovision Denmark Niels Brinck "Believe Again" English 13 74
17 Flag of Germany Germany Alex Swings Oscar Sings! "Miss Kiss Kiss Bang" English 20 35
18 Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Hadise "Düm Tek Tek" English 4 177
19 Flag of Albania Albania Kejsi Tola "Carry Me in Your Dreams" English 17 48
20 Flag of Norway Norway Alexander Rybak "Fairytale" English 1 387
21 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Svetlana Loboda "Be My Valentine!" English 12 76
22 Flag of Romania Romania Elena "The Balkan Girls" English 19 40
23 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Jade Ewen "It's My Time" English 5 173
24 Flag of Finland Finland Waldo's People "Lose Control" English 25 22
25 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Soraya Arnelas "La noche es para mí" Spanish 24 23