Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Semi-Final (1)

For the second time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, two Semi-Finals will be held to decide which 25 countries will be represented in the Final. The first Semi-Final will take place on Tuesday, 12th of May.

The voting during the show

Citizens of each participating country vote by telephone and SMS. Direct finalists United Kingdom and Germany will also vote in this Semi-Final (tdecided by draw). Originally, Spain had drawn to vote in this Semi-Final as well, but requested this to be changed for scheduling reasons.The reference group approved their request.

Each country's 10 favourites are awarded 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points based on the number of votes. The top-9 of the tele-voting qualifies for the Final. The highest ranked entry of the back-up jury that has not qualified for the Final in the tele-voting also qualifies for the Final. The 10 qualified countries will be presented in randomly drawn order at the end of the show. The complete results of the tele-voting will not be announced until after the Final, to keep the tension high.

Facts & Figures


Tuesday 12 May 2009


Olimpiysky Arena, Moscow, Russia





Natalya Vodyanova & Andrey Malakhov

Executive Producer

Yury Aksyuta

EBU Scrutineer

Svante Stockselius


Andrey Boltenko

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Montenegro
Flag of MontenegroRTCG
Andrea Demirovic Just Get Out of My Life
Ralph Siegel Bernd Meinunger & Jose Juan Sa...
044 11
02 Czech Republic
Flag of Czech RepublicČT Aven Romale
Radoslav „Gipsy“ Banga
000 18
03 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumRTBF
Copycat Copycat
Benjamin Schoos Jacques Duvall
001 17
04 Belarus
Flag of BelarusBTRC
Petr Elfimov Eyes That Never Lie
Petr Elfimov Valery Prokhozhy
025 13
05 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
Malena Ernman La Voix
Fredrik Kempe Fredrik Kempe and Malena Ernman
105 04
06 Armenia
Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Inga & Anush Jan Jan
Mane Hakobyan Vardan Zadoyan & Avet Barseghyan
099 05
07 Andorra
Flag of AndorraRTVA
Susanne Georgi La Teva Decisió (Get A Life)
Rune Braager, Lene Dissing, Ma... Rune Braager, Lene Dissing, Ma...
008 15
08 Switzerland
Flag of SwitzerlandSRG SSR idée suisse
Lovebugs The Highest Heights
Adrian Sieber, Thomas Rechberg...
015 14
09 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Hadise Düm Tek Tek
Sinan Akçıl Sinan Akçıl, Hadise Açıkg...
172 02
10 Israel
Flag of IsraelIBA
Noa & Mira Awad There Must Be Another Way
Noa, Mira Awad, Gil Dor
075 07
11 Bulgaria
Flag of BulgariaBNT
Krassimir Avramov Illusion
Krassimir Avramov, William Tab... Krassimir Avramov, William Tab...
007 16
12 Iceland
Flag of IcelandRÚV
Yohanna Is It True?
Óskar Páll Sveinsson, Chris ...
174 01
13 F.Y.R. Macedonia
Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaMKRTV
Next Time Neshto Shto Ke Ostane
Jovan Jovanov and Damjan Lazarov Elvir Mekic
045 10
14 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Elena The Balkan Girls
Laurenţiu Duţă, Ovidiu Bist... Laurenţiu Duţă, Alexandru P...
067 09
15 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Waldo's People Lose Control
A. Lehtonen, Karima Waldo, A. Lehtonen, Karima, A....
042 12
16 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
Flor-de-lis Todas As Ruas Do Amor
Pedro Marques, Paulo Pereira Pedro Marques
070 08
17 Malta
Flag of MaltaPBS
Chiara What If We
Marc Paelinck Gregory Bilsen
086 06
18 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBHRT
Regina Bistra Voda
Aleksandar Čović
125 03


Participant Andorra Armenia Belarus Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Czech Republic F.Y.R. Macedonia Finland Germany Iceland Israel Malta Montenegro Portugal Romania Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Points Place
Montenegro Montenegro
153108216125 44 11
Czech Republic Czech Republic
- 18
Belgium Belgium
1 1 17
Belarus Belarus
4116414121 25 13
Sweden Sweden
7874463104107884447 105 4
Armenia Armenia
1010181221102104851105 99 5
Andorra Andorra
341 8 15
Switzerland Switzerland
222522 15 14
Turkey Turkey
51061212125127127610851271212 172 2
Israel Israel
87434416564536531 75 7
Bulgaria Bulgaria
52 7 16
Iceland Iceland
10121277610412612127121012788 174 1
F.Y.R. Macedonia F.Y.R. Macedonia
810310266 45 10
Romania Romania
4212657148261072 67 9
Finland Finland
31125331104 42 12
Portugal Portugal
126322278273106 70 8
Malta Malta
638853733551664310 86 6
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina
655781088337127588123 125 3