Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009
"For The Joy Of People"
|Final date||21 November 2009|
|Venue||Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine|
Dmytro Borodin (Green Room)
|Host broadcaster||National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU)|
|Opening act||Dance acts featuring perofmance of Karina Rudnycka & Yuriy Kuzynsky|
|Interval act||Ani Lorak|
|Number of entries||13|
|Withdrawing countries|| Bulgaria
|Voting system||Citizens of each participating country vote by telephone and SMS message, which counts for 50%. Each country's 10 favourites are awarded 1 to 8, 10 and 12 points based on the number of votes. Results 1-5 are automatically displayed on-screen, then each country announces 6-8, 10 and 12 points. A jury in each country also has a 50% say in the outcome.|
|Nul points||All countries get 12 points from start|
|Winning song|| Netherlands
|Junior Eurovision Song Contest|
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the seventh edition of Junior Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Kiev, Ukraine. It was scheduled for 21 November. 13 countries were confirmed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to compete in the Contest. The contest was won by Ralf Mackenbach for the Netherlands with the song "Click Clack". At the age of 14, he is the oldest person to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in its 7 year History. Luara Hayrapetyan achieved Armenia another second place. Ekaterina Ryabova also took second place for Russia.
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. After deliberations by the EBU, National Television Company of Ukraine was granted the rights to the 2009 contest and will host it in Kiev. Ukraine also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 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 logo
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: Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Cyprus, Georgia, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia,Sweden and Ukraine. Sweden returned after missing the contest, while Bulgaria, Greece and Lithuania withdrew from the Contest.
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. Sweden have only 100% jury.
|02||Russia||Russian||Ekaterina Ryabova||"Malenkiy prints" (Маленький принц)||The little prince||2||116|
|03||Armenia||Armenian||Luara Hayrapetyan||"Barcelona" (Բարսելոնա)||-||2||116|
|04||Romania||Romanian||Ioana Anuța||"Ai puterea în mâna ta - You have the power in your hand"||13||19|
|05||Serbia||Serbian||Ništa Lično||"Onaj pravi" (Онаj прави)||The right one||10||34|
|06||Georgia||Georgian||Group Princesses||"Blue bird"||7||68|
|07||Netherlands||Dutch, English||Ralf Mackenbach||"Click Clack"||-||1||121|
|08||Cyprus||Greek||Rafaella Kosta||"Thalassa, ilios, aeras, fotia"
(Θάλασσα, ήλιος, αέρας, φωτιά)
|Sea, sun, air, fire||11||32|
|09||Malta||English||Francesca and Mikaela||"Double Trouble"||-||8||55|
|10||Ukraine||Ukrainian||Andranik Alexanyan||"Try topoli, try surmy" (Три тополі, три сурми)||Three poplars, three trumpets||5||89|
|11||Belgium||Dutch||Laura Omloop||"Zo verliefd (Yodelo)"||So in love||4||113|
|12||Belarus||Russian||Yuriy Demidovich||"Volshebniy krolik" (Волшебный кролик)||The magic rabbit||9||48|
|13||Macedonia||Macedonian||Sara Markoska||"Za ljubovta" (За љубовта)||For love||12||31|
- The rules says that the participants must sing in one of their national languages, however they are permitted to have a few lines in a different language - as seen in the winning entry.
Below is a summary of all 12 points received:
|4||Belgium||Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Serbia|
|3||Armenia||Cyprus, Georgia, Russia|
|Netherlands||Belgium, Romania, Sweden|
- All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting. This was so no country got nul points.
- Azerbaijan broadcast the contest live on İctimai TV.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Bosnia and Herzegovina broadcast the contest live on BHRT.
- Australia broadcast the contest on SBS1 on April 14, 2010 
- 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.
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- Armenia - Gohar Gasparyan, Tigran Danirlyan
- Netherlands - Sipke Jan Bousema
- Ukraine - Pavlo Shylko (DJ Pasha)
- Belgium - André Vermeulen (VRT), Maureen Louys and Jean-Louis Lahaye (RTBF)
- Russia - Olga Shelest
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- Sweden - Elise Mattison
- Russia - Philip Masurov
- Armenia - Razmik Arghajanyan
- Romania - Iulia Ciobanu
- Serbia - Nevena Bozovic -(Represented Serbia in 2007)
- Georgia - Ana Davitaia
- Netherlands - Marissa -(Represented Netherlands in 2008)
- Cyprus - Yorgos Ioannides
- Malta - Daniel Testa -(Represented Malta in 2008)
- Ukraine - Marietta
- Belgium - Oliver -(Represented Belgium in 2008)
- Belarus - Arina Aleshkevich
- Macedonia - Jovana Krstevska
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