In one of many finals held tonight, Poland chose its entry for Moscow with the Piosenka Dla Europy 2009 contest. Lidia Kopania won the contest and will as such be representing the country in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with the song I Don't Wanna Leave.
Tonight features eight shows with voting. Five of them are national finals where a song for Moscow will be chosen. In the schedule you can see if your favourite country is providing you with a webcast and later tonight you can of course read all about the shows.
Today the Polish broadcaster TVP released the songs that are competing in the Polish national final Festiwale I Koncerty. 12 songs are competing in order to represent Poland at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. Ten of them are now available to listen to online.
A bit of luck in the draws can help a country towards winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Now that we know who have been allocated to which semi-finals it is time to start speculating about who has been given a bit of a walk over to the final and who is in for what appears to be a mission impossible.
It already seems certain that the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest will take place without Georgia due to the recent conflict with Russia over the two breakaway regions. Rumours are today surfacing that Poland may join with it's Baltic neighbours in considering a withdrawal from the 2009 edition.
After having qualified for the final, the first ten qualifier had to pick a number that would be their starting position in the final. EuroVisionary brings you the exiting moments on video so you can see how the ten participants reacted to their lucky number.
The fifth day of rehearsals saw most of the countries participating in the first semi-final rehearse for the second time. The day started in the Balkans with Montenegro and ended, well, in the Balkans with Bosnia.