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First Semifinal - Ten In, Eight Out

2009 Eurovision Song Contest 1st semi final © EBU

After months of finals, gossip and rumours, the time fans had been waiting for had finally arrived. The first semifinal was held tonight hosted by Andrey Malakhov and Natalia Vodianova. Eighteen songs were competing for ten places in the final, one of which would be decided by juries around Europe.

Eurovision 2009: Day 5 Press Conferences

Malena Ernman ©  Charlotte Jensen, Eurovisionary

Today saw the start of the second round of rehearsals. Thirteen countries from the first semifinal rehearsed again, and also gave press conferences.

Eurovision 2009: Day 2 Press Conferences

Yohanna ©  Charlotte Jensen, EuroVisionary

After the first nine countries competing in the first semifinal strutted their stuff yesterday, it was the turn of the remaining nine countries to make their first appearance today.

Day two - Nine more semifinalists

Today we saw nine more performances from the first semifinal. It is too early to make a good verdict on the songs, but I think I have witnessed the first major disappointment and a positive surprise today.

Eurovision Preview Party - A Night of Star Studded Entertainment

London Preview party © John Stanton, EuroVisionary

After the success of the Preview Party last year, we were all expecting a good evening of entertainment when fans of the Eurovision Song contest gathered at the Scala in London on 17th April. EuroVisionary bring you a report from the party.

Mihai Trăistariu: The 2009 songs part 1

Mihai Trăistariu, who represented Romania at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest will, as a guest blogger on EuroVisionary, be sharing his opinion about this year’s 42 participating songs. In part one of four he looks at Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia and Cyprus.

EBU Reveals Jury Details

2009 Eurovision logo © eurovision.tv

Having previously announced that the public televote will be combined by a jury vote, the EBU have now announced details of how this new system will work.

Visions of the Qualifiers – First Semifinal

2009 Eurovision Song Contest 1st semi final © EBU

It’s almost here! Very soon, the delegations will arrive in Moscow and rehearsals will begin for the 54th Eurovision Song Contest. The question on everyone’s lips is who will be celebrating participation in the final, and who will stomp off in a huff?

2009bg Krassimir Avramov - Illusion

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Krassimir Avramov will be representing Bulgaria at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with the song called Illusion.

Bulgaria’s Illusion for Moscow

Krassimir Avramov

After a marathon selection process which began on 2nd October, Bulgaria finally selected the song to go to Moscow. The winner was Krassimir Avramov with Illusion who will then be representing the country at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Bulgaria has been drawn for the first of the two semi-finals.  

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