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Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009

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21 November 2009

Executive supervisor
Svante Stockselius

Sven Stojanovic

Executive producer
Ruslan Tkachenko

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009

Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine

Ani Lorak Timur Miroshnychenko Dmytro Borodin (Green Room)

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 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.



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 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.

Both Prime Minister 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • 12 points

    Below is a summary of all 12 points received:

  • All countries were given 12 points at the start of voting. This was so no country got nul points.
  • International broadcasts

    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.

    Participating countries

  •  Armenia – Gohar Gasparyan (Armenia 1)
  •  Belarus – Denis Kuryan (Belarus 1)
  •  Belgium – André Vermeulen (VRT), Maureen Louys and Jean-Louis Lahaye (RTBF)
  •  Cyprus – Kyriakos Pastides (CyBC)
  •  Georgia – Sophia Avtunashvili (GPB)
  •  Macedonia – Dime Dimitrovski (MTV 1)
  •  Malta – Valerie Vella (TVM)
  •  Netherlands – Sipke Jan Bousema (AVRO)
  •  Romania – Ioana Isopecu and Alexandru Nagy (TVR)
  •  Russia – Olga Shelest
  •  Serbia – Duška Vučinić-Lučić (RTS2)
  •  Sweden – Johanna Karlsson (TV4)
  •  Ukraine – Mariya Orlova (NTU)
  • Non-participating countries

  •  Australia – N/A (SBS)
  •  Azerbaijan – N/A (Ictimai TV)
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina – Dejan Kukrić (BHT 1)
  • Spokespersons

  •  Sweden – Elise Mattison
  •  Russia – Philip Masurov
  •  Armenia – Razmik Arghajanyan
  •  Romania - Iulia Ciobanu
  •  Serbia – Nevena Božović (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
  • Official album

    Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009: Kyiv, 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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