Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Final

For the second time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, two Semi-Finals were held to decide which 25 countries will be represented in the Final. The Final of the contest took place on the 16th of May in the Russian capital of Moscow.

While it had been the Russian broadcaster RTR who had won the contest the year before, it was decided that Channel One Russia would host it instead. They organised one of the biggest contest in the history as for example, a total of 1/3 of the world’s LED screens were at the arena during the event!

About the winner

There was no stopping the Norwegian violin-playing star, Alexander Rybak and his entry Fairytale. It received a record-breaking 387 points out of 492, the highest total score in Eurovision history, at that time by a margin of 95 points. The song also became one of the biggest hits of the year in Europe in 2009.

Trivia

  • The contest was hosted by two different pairs of hosts - one pair in the Semi-Finals and the other pair in the Grand Final. Both Semi-Finals were hosted by the supermodel Natalya Vodyanova and one of the most popular TV host Andrey Malakhov. The Grand Final was hosted by the singer (and their 2000 contest participant) Alsou and the TV star Ivan Urgant.

Facts & Figures

Date

Saturday 16 May 2009

Location

Olimpiysky Arena, Moscow, Russia

Winner

Alexander Rybak from Norway

Broadcaster

C1R

Hosts

Alsou & Ivan Urgant

Executive Producer

Yury Aksyuta

EBU Scrutineer

Svante Stockselius

Director

Andrey Boltenko

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Lithuania
Flag of LithuaniaLRT
Sasha Son Love 023 23
02 Israel
Flag of IsraelIBA
Noa & Mira Awad There Must Be Another Way 053 16
03 France
Flag of FranceFrance 3
Patricia Kaas Et S'il Fallait Le Faire 107 08
04 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
Malena Ernman La Voix 033 21
05 Croatia
Flag of CroatiaHRT
Igor Cukrov feat. Andrea Lijepa Tena 045 18
06 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
Flor-de-lis Todas As Ruas Do Amor 057 15
07 Iceland
Flag of IcelandRÚV
Yohanna Is It True? 218 02
08 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Sakis Rouvas This Is Our Night 120 07
09 Armenia
Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Inga & Anush Jan Jan 092 10
10 Russia
Flag of RussiaC1R
Anastasia Prikhodko Mamo 091 11
11 Azerbaijan
Flag of Azerbaijanİctimai
AySel & Arash Always 207 03
12 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBHRT
Regina Bistra Voda 106 09
13 Moldova
Flag of MoldovaTRM
Nelly Ciobanu Hora Din Moldova 069 14
14 Malta
Flag of MaltaPBS
Chiara What If We 031 22
15 Estonia
Flag of EstoniaERR
Urban Symphony Rändajad 129 06
16 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Brinck Believe Again 074 13
17 Germany
Flag of GermanyNDR
Alex Swings Oscar Sings! Miss Kiss Kiss Bang 035 20
18 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Hadise Düm Tek Tek 177 04
19 Albania
Flag of AlbaniaRTSH
Kejsi Tola Carry Me In Your Dreams 048 17
20 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Alexander Rybak Fairytale 387 01
21 Ukraine
Flag of UkraineNTU
Svetlana Loboda Be my Valentine! (Anti-crisis Girl) 076 12
22 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Elena The Balkan Girls 040 19
23 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Jade Ewen It's My Time 173 05
24 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Waldo's People Lose Control 022 25
25 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Soraya La Noche Es Para Mí (The Night Is For Me) 023 24

Scoreboard

Participant Albania Andorra Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia F.Y.R. Macedonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Latvia Lithuania Malta Moldova Montenegro Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Points Place
Lithuania Lithuania
1112774 23 23
Israel Israel
78845104511 53 16
France France
23671624366355611103737631 107 8
Sweden Sweden
124672344 33 21
Croatia Croatia
5124212856 45 18
Portugal Portugal
66173772810 57 15
Iceland Iceland
685252521082107471210881235121810365105728 218 2
Greece Greece
1210555127126472846412215 120 7
Armenia Armenia
176412116582475343562 92 10
Russia Russia
1268181057676348 91 11
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
4110338108108732181064511061064744181012103 207 3
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina
524121062212128105448 106 9
Moldova Moldova
274313512121577 69 14
Malta Malta
134511376 31 22
Estonia Estonia
4463512156106101078181274 129 6
Denmark Denmark
5653443265872185 74 13
Germany Germany
32273161217 35 20
Turkey Turkey
10412127101161251210353537362612812 177 4
Albania Albania
51772721610 48 17
Norway Norway
710881210102810312128881210121281212128810125512101012121281231210 387 1
Ukraine Ukraine
310658242451062162 76 12
Romania Romania
3252122275 40 19
United Kingdom United Kingdom
847347476364812110423101241068731036 173 5
Finland Finland
34834 22 25
Spain Spain
12173 23 24