Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the seventh edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. It was scheduled for 21 November 2009. 13 countries were confirmed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to compete in the contest.
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009|
|For The Joy Of People|
|Final||21 November 2009|
|Venue||Palace of Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine|
Dmytro Borodin (Green Room)
|Directed by||Sven Stojanovic|
|Executive supervisor||Svante Stockselius|
|Executive producer||Ruslan Tkachenko|
|Host broadcaster||National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU)|
|Opening act||Dance acts featuring perofmance of Karina Rudnycka and Yuriy Kuzynsky|
|Interval act||Ani Lorak|
|Number of entries||13|
|Voting system||Each country awards 1–8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite songs|
|Nul points||All countries get 12 points from start|
|Winning song|| Netherlands|
The contest was won by Ralf Mackenbach for the Netherlands with the song "Click Clack". At the age of 14, he was the oldest person to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in its seven-year history. He was joined by Italy's Vincenzo Cantiello who won the 2014 contest also at the age of 14. Luara Hayrapetyan achieved Armenia another second place. Ekaterina Ryabova also took second place for Russia.
Both Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko were present during the final; Tymoshenko was also present and speeched during the opening ceremony on 16 November 2009.
Bidding phase and host selectionEdit
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) invited broadcasters to bid for the rights to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009; three bids were received from Belarus, Serbia, and Ukraine. TV4 of Sweden had originally sent in a bid during summer 2007, but soon withdrew its bid after deciding to completely withdraw from the contest.
On 6 June 2008, after deliberations by the EBU, the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) was granted the rights to the 2009 contest and confirmed they would host it in Kyiv. Ukraine also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 at the same venue.
On 12 November 2009, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Vasiunyk declared that the contest would not be postponed; (earlier) Party of Regions member of parliament Hanna Herman had called on Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko to cancel the song contest because of the 2009 flu pandemic in Ukraine.
Concept and logoEdit
Logo of the contest titled "Tree of life" is based on the artwork "Sunflower of life" by Maria Primachenko, a well known Ukrainian folk art painter. Creative design of the show was based on the logo of the contest, works and ideas of Primachenko as well as on the concept of the show, titled "For the joy of people".
The EBU announced the complete list of participating countries in the 2009 Contest on 8 June 2009. 13 countries competed in the contest. Sweden returned after missing the previous year's contest, while Bulgaria, Greece and Lithuania withdrew from the contest.
According to the rules of the contest, participants must sing in one of their national languages, however they are permitted to have up to 25% of the song in a different language.
|02||Russia||Ekaterina Ryabova||"Malenkiy prints" (Маленький принц)||Russian||2||116|
|03||Armenia||Luara Hayrapetyan||"Barcelona" (Բարսելոնա)||Armenian||2||116|
|04||Romania||Ioana Anuța||"Ai puterea în mâna ta"||Romanian||13||19|
|05||Serbia||Ništa Lično||"Onaj pravi" (Онаj прави)||Serbian||10||34|
|06||Georgia||Princesses||"Lurji prinveli" (ლურჯი ფრინველი)||Georgian, English||6||68|
|07||Netherlands||Ralf Mackenbach||"Click Clack"||Dutch, English||1||121|
|08||Cyprus||Rafaella Costa||"Thalassa, helios, aeras, fotia" (Θάλασσα, ήλιος, αέρας, φωτιά)||Greek||11||32|
|09||Malta||Francesca & Mikaela||"Double Trouble"||English||8||55|
|10||Ukraine||Andranik Alexanyan||"Try topoli, try surmy" (Три тополі, три сурми)||Ukrainian||5||89|
|11||Belgium||Laura Omloop||"Zo verliefd (Yodelo)"||Dutch||4||113|
|12||Belarus||Yury Demidovich||"Volshebniy krolik" (Волшебный кролик)||Russian||9||48|
|13||Macedonia||Sara Markoska||"Za ljubovta" (За љубовта)||Macedonian||12||31|
Each country decided their votes through a 50% jury and 50% televoting system which decided their top ten songs using the points 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Since Sweden did not broadcast the show until the morning after, their points were made up solely by their national jury.
|Voting procedure used:
50% jury and televote
100% jury vote
Below is a summary of all 12 points received. All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting to ensure that no country finished with nul points.
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|4||Belgium||Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Serbia|
|3||Armenia||Cyprus, Georgia, Russia|
|Netherlands||Belgium, Romania, Sweden|
- Sweden – Elise Mattison
- Russia – Philip Masurov
- Armenia – Razmik Arghajanyan
- Romania – Iulia Ciobanu
- Serbia – Nevena Božović
- Georgia – Ana Davitaia
- Netherlands – Marissa
- Cyprus – Yiorgos Ioannides
- Malta – Daniel Testa
- Ukraine – Marietta
- Belgium – Oliver
- Belarus – Arina Aleshkevich
- Macedonia – Jovana Krstevska
This section needs additional citations for verification. (May 2021)
A live broadcast of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was available worldwide via satellite through European streams such as TVRi, RIK Sat, RTS Sat and MKTV Sat. The official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website also provided a live stream without commentary via the peer to peer medium Octoshape.
|Armenia||Armenia 1||Gohar Gasparyan|
|Belarus||Belarus 1||Denis Kurian|
|Belgium||VRT||Kristien Maes and Ben Roelants|
|Macedonia||MTV 1||Dime Dimitrovski|
|Netherlands||AVRO||Sipke Jan Bousema|
|Romania||TVR||Ioana Isopescu and Alexandru Nagy|
|Australia||SBS One (14 April 2010)||No commentary|||
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||BHT 1||Dejan Kukrić|||
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 - KYIV - Ukraine - All The Songs From The Show|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||21 November 2009|
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest chronology|
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 - KYIV - Ukraine - All The Songs From The Show, is a compilation album put together by the European Broadcasting Union, and was released by Universal Music Group on 21 November 2009. The album features all the songs from the 2009 contest, along with karaoke versions.
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