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nationale selection 2009 - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/08/nationale-selection-2009.html


eurovision countdown 2009 - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/08/countdown-eurovision-2009.html

eurovision song contest 2009 - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/08/eurofestival-2009eurovision-song.html

Eurovision dance contest 2008 - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/09/eurovision-dance-contest-2008-glasgow.html

her er lige 1 extra link
talent 2008 - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/08/talent-2008-dansk-version-af-britain.html




mens vi venter på eurovision 2009

her kan du se de bedste moments fra tyrkiet "eurovision klipler"


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1993 - 1998

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1999 - 2002

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2002 - 2007

nationale selection 2009

vinderne fra de forskellige lande
vil gå vidre til de 2 semi-shows & derefter skal de dyste om hvem der skal gå direkte til finalen den 16 maj.

nationale selection 2009
Confirmed Participants:

Albania (Festivali I Këngës) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/12/albania-festivali-i-kngs-47.html (finish show + videos)


Armenia (y)

Azerbaijan (y)

Andorra - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/01/andorra-national-final.html (finish show + videos)


Belarus (eurofest 2009) -http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/12/belarus-eurofest-2009.html (finish show + videos)



Belgium - Eurosong

Bosnia & Herzegovina - BH Eurosong
Regina - "Bistra voda"

Bulgaria - Be A Star (EuroBGvision) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/11/bulgaria-be-star-eurobgvision.html

Croatia - dora 2009
Cager Zec & Papak Dance Company - Ritam Da Se Ritam
Alen Vitasović & Lela Kaplowitz - Tamo Gdje Ljubav Poèinje
Marta Kuliš - Makni Se
Feminem - Trebam Te
Maja Vuèić - Tebe Imam Ja
Marko Tolja - Stranci
Ivo Gamulin Gianni - Daj Mi Jedan Razlog
Jelena Radan - Voljet Cu Te Sutra
Goran Karan - Adam & Eva
Ricardo Luque - Ljubav Ima Njeno Lice
? - Raduj Se
Sane - Deèk
Tomislav Bralić & Klapa Intrade - Ne Damo Te Pismo Naša
Dražen Žanko - Samo Ti

Croatian broadcaster HRT also selected four reserve songs, should any of the 14 chose or be forced to withdraw:
Sandra Bagarić - Kao Jedno
Mario Battifiaca - Ma Gdje Bila
Saša Jakelić - San
Klapa Kampanel - Ma Ja Tosamo Zamišlam


Cyprus (y)

Βleed For You (Written by Pieros Kezou)

I Wanna Thank You (Kor Melian)

I Believe (Katerina Neokleous)

Moving On (Music Yiorgos Sinos, lyrics Christina Georgiou)

Heartbeat (Dionysis Stamatopoulos, Androula Michail)

Firefly (Nikolas Metaxas)

Mr Uptight One Night Stand (Marlain Angelidou)

There Is Love (Alexandros Panayi)

I’m Gonna Break Up With You (Nikos Evangelou, Tefkros Neokleous)

Mary (Tefkros Neokleous)


Czech Republic (Eurosong 2009) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/czech-republic-eurosong-2009.html


Denmark (Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2009) -http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/denmark-dansk-melodi-grand-prix-2009.html (finish show + videos)

Estonia - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/estonia-eesti-laul-2009.html (finish show + media)

Köök - Üürnik (composed and lyrics by Jaan Pehk & Madis Aesma)

Lowry - You Ain't What I Need (Lauri Pihlap)

StereoChemistry - Öösiti Kõndides (Holger Tiik)

Janne Saar - Too Good For You (Vahur Valgmaa, Janne Saar)

Traffic - See Päev (Stig Rästa, lyrics by Fred Krieger)

Sandra Nurmsalu - Rändajad (Sven Lõhmus)

Ithaka Maria - One Last Dance (Pearu Paulus, Ilmar Laisaar, Alar Kotkas, lyrics by Marya Roxx)

Chalice - Nelikümmend (Jarek Kasar)

Rolf Junior - Freedom (Rolf Roosalu, Maian-Anna Kärmas)

Laura - Destiny (Sven Lõhmus)

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Finland (Eurovision Laulukilpailu) -

http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/finland-eurovision-laulukilpailu-2009.html

(finish show + videos)



France - L'Eurovision

Patricia Kaas - ??




Germany - grand prix Vorentscheid 2009 - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/02/germany-internal-selection-vorentscheid.html


Greece - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/02/greece-national-selection-2009.html (finish show + videos)
Sakis Rouvas - Artist picked internally;
Song to be picked via national selection


georgia - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/georgia-national-final-2009.html (finish show + videos)


Hungary - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/hungary-internal-selection.html (finish show + videos)

Iceland (Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2009) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/01/iceland-sngvakeppni-sjnvarpsins-2009.html

Ireland - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/02/ireland-eurosong-2009.html (finish show + videos)

Israel (Israel - Kdam Eurovision 2009) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/israel-kdam-eurovision-2009.html


Lithuania (Lietuvos danu daina) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/01/lithuania-lietuvos-danu-daina.html

Latvia
Make My Day (music, lyrics, performer: Edijs Šnipke)
Time Goes (music: Romāns Falkenšteins, lyrics: Romāns Falkenšteins, Ņina Kovaiko, performer: Camillas).
For A Better Tomorrow (music, lyrics, performer: Valters Frīdenbergs)
Party (music: Johnny Salamander, lyrics: Meldra Gūža, performer: Johnny Salamander)
Tic Tac (music, lyrics: Ingars Viļums, performer: Iveta Baumane)
Without You (music, lyrics: Pāvels Murašovs, performer: Ketta)
Don't Want To Say Goodbye (music, performer: Katrīna Tene (Fidji), lyrics: Tarmo Keranens)
In Love We Trust (music: Tomass Kleins, lyrics: Guntars Račs, performer: Aisha, Ella, Olga)
Call Me Any Time You Need A Problem (music: Aivars Rakovskis, lyrics: Agnese Rakovska, performer: Triānas Parks)
Be Yourself (music: Kristaps Krievkalns, lyrics and performer: Ginta Ēķe)
Have To Say Goodbye (music, lyrics, performer: Madara Celma)
Angel Of Mine (music, lyrics: Mārtiņš Freimanis, performer: Kristīna Zaharova)
Running Around (music: Dace Planāre, lyrics: Aivars Freimanis, performer: Dace un Frīdis)
Bye, Bye (music, lyrics: Markus Riva, performer: Sabīne Berezina)
I Wish I Could Pretend (music: Lauris Reiniks, lyrics: Lauris Reiniks, Gordon Pogoda, performer: Kristīna Zaharova)
When The Sun Is Going Down (music: Arturs Palkevičs, lyrics: Leonīds Jevsejevs, Sergejs Ivanovs, performer: not known)
Sastrēgumi (music: Kārlis Lācis, lyrics: Jānis Elsbergs, performer: Intars Busulis)
Aizejot (music: Edijs Dukurs, lyrics, performer: Miks Dukurs)
Place To Be (music: Andris Barons, lyrics: Brita Barone, Diāna Dubrovska, performer: Ģirts Zebuliņš)
Hey (music: Kjell Jennstig, lyrics: Leif Golkuhl, performer: Aisha)
Dynamite (music, lyrics: Mikael Erlandsson, performer: not known)
semi show 1
semi show 2
semi show 3


FYR Macedonia

Dobar Kraj (Good End) - Written by Simonovska Ana

Patuvam Niz Vremeto (Traveling Through Time) - Zoran Ilievski

Ti Peam Pesna (I Am Singing A Song For You) - Kire Kostov

Ne Igraj Si, Devojko (Girl, Don’t Play) - Simon Trpcevski

Drvo Bez Koren (Rootless Tree) - Andrijana Janevska

Nema Da Zboram (I’ll Not Speak) - Vanco Dimitrov

Povtorno Ljubena (Loved Again) - Stevce Grozdanov

Pomalku Naivno (Less Naive) - Nikola Perevski, Vladimir Krstevski

Ljubovta Doaga (Love Is Coming) - Lazar Cvetkovski

Zastani, Solzi Izbrisi (Wipe Your Tears) - Grigor Koprov

Samo Son Ke Ni Ostane (We’ll Have Only A Dream) - Grigor Koprov

Severno Od Mene, Juzno Od Tebe (North Of Me, South Of You) - Kaliopi Bukle

Blisku Do Mene (Close To Me) - Lazar Cvetkovski

Otvori Go Srceto (Open Your Hearth) - Jovan Vasilevski

Igra So Nas (Play With Us) - Dimce Kitrozoski

Volsebnik (A Magician) - Blaze Temelkov

Ding Dong (Ding Dong) - Zoran Trpkov

Zemi Se (Take Everything) - Ljupco Trajkovski

Mojot TV (My TV) - Risto Apostolov

Za Nea Postojam (I Live For Her) - Kostadin Papa

Gengsta Oro (Gengsta Dance) - Daniel Joveski

Zboguvanje (Goodbye) - Daniel Mitrevski

Za Kraj (At An End) - Davor Jordanovski

Nasmevni Se (Smile) - Zdravka Mircevska

Me Pronajde Ti (You Found Me) - Hari Kotlarovski

Na Moe Mesto (In My Place) - Bojan Gjosevski

Rum Dum Dum (Rum Dum Dum) - Kire Kostov

Gledas, Ne Sum Sam (Look , I Am Not Alone) - Vladimir Dojcinovski

Sakam Da Ti Kazam, Ostani (I Want To Say, Stay) - Vladimir Dojcinovski

Sila Na Ljubovta (The Power Of Love) - Aleksandar Masevski

Nesto Sto Ke Ostane (Something That Will Remain) - Damjan Lazarov, Jovan Jovanov

Dali Mislis Na Nas (Do You Think Of Us) - Goce Simonovski

semi-finals 19th February

semi-finals 20th February

final 21st February


Malta (Malta Song for Europe) (Maltese: il-Festival Kanzunetta għall-Ewropa) -
http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/11/malta-eurosong2009.html

  1. Smoke-screen - Jessica Muscat - (Composed by Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  2. Midas Touch - Claudia Faniello - (Sean Vella, Philip Vella)
  3. Blue Sonata - Claudia Faniello - (Ray Agius, Ray Agius)
  4. Someday - Eleanor Cassar - (Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan)
  5. Rhythm Of The Night - Justine ft. Siconix - (Renato Briffa, Doris Chetcuti)
  6. Love Was Made Of Clay - Gloriana Arpa Belli - (Renato Briffa, Doris Chetcuti)
  7. Avalon - Georgina & Ruth Casingena - (Paul Abela, Joe Julian Farrugia)
  8. Carry Me - Rebecca Bonnici - (Renato Briffa, Rita Pace)
  9. Innocent Heart - Ruth Portelli - (Ralph Siegel, John O'Flynn)
  10. The Song In Your Heart - Trilogy - (Paul Abela, Joe Julian Farrugia)
  11. To Be Myself - Georgina - (Rafael Artesero, Joe Julian Farrugia)
  12. What If We – Chiara - (Marc Paelinck, Gregory Bilsen)
  13. This Ain't A Love Song - Christian Arding - (Trevor Fenech, Claudia Faniello)
  14. Mozart Revives - Dorothy Bezzina - (Chan Vella, Alexia Schembri)
  15. Promises - Vittorio & Dorothy - (Chan Vella, Alexia Schembri)
  16. Let It Shine - Kylie Coleiro - Andrew Zahra, Joe Julian Farrugia)
  17. Where Was I? - Jamie Tonna - (Jason Paul Cassar, Mario J. Farrugia)
  18. Falling In Love - Francesca Borg - (Jason Paul Cassar, Mario J. Farrugia)
  19. Army Of Lovers - Annabelle Debono - (Sean Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  20. Love Me Or Leave Me - J. Anvil - (Trevor Fenech, Claudia Faniello)
  21. Mama - Miriam Christine - (Miriam Christine Warner, Miriam Christine Warner)
  22. For A Moment - Derrick Schembri & Yanika Fava - (Philip Vella, Rita Pace)
  23. Crossroads - Raquela - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  24. Shades Of Memories - Julie Pomorski - (Johann Schembri, Johann Schembri)
  25. I'm In Heaven - Dominic Cini - (Elton Zarb, Rita Pace)
  26. Tonight At The Opera - Classic Rebels - (Ralph Siegel, John O'Flynn)
  27. Typical Me - Alison Ellul - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  28. Circus - Josmar - (Josmar, Josmar)
  29. Hey You - Jessica Muscat - (Rafael Artesero, Rafael Artesero)
  30. King - Natasha & Charlene - (Charlene Grech, John A. Agius)
  31. Alchemy - Natasha & Charlene - (Charlene Grech, John A. Agius)
  32. This Is Our Life - Eleanor Cassar - (Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan)
  33. Blame It On Your Heart - Ruth Portelli - (Ralph Siegel, John O'Flynn)
  34. Before You Walk Away - Q - (Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan)
  35. Live For Today - Q - (Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan)
  36. Butterfly Sky - Klinsmann - (Klinsmann Coleiro, Joe Julian Farrugia)
  37. One Million Ways - Rosman Pace - (Rosman Pace, Rosman Pace)
  38. Earth & Sky - Talitha Dimech - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  39. Life Is An Opera - Christine Barbara - (Rita Pace, Rita Pace)
  40. Another Side Of Me - Corazon Mizzi - (Philip Vella, Philip Vella)
  41. Kamikaze Lover - Baklava - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  42. Rock & Rise - Klinsmann - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  43. I'm Me - Jo Zette - (Steve Compagno, Noel Zammit)
  44. Inferno - Ludwig Galea - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  45. Something About You - Laura Bruno - (Philip Vella, Gerard J. Borg)
  46. Sexy Girls - Evita Magri - (Philip Vella, Melchiore Magri)
  47. Visions Of You - Christine Barbara - (Philip Vella, Philip Vella)
  48. Love In The Sahara - Maria Mallia - (Charlene Grech, Clinton Paul)
  49. Ha Hi Hu - The Elements - (Carm Fenech, Carm Fenech)
  50. Fjamma Tas-Sliem - Dario & Grecia Bezzina - (Philip Vella, Philip Vella)
  51. Where You Belong - Wayne Micallef - (Wayne Micallef, Luke Ambrogio)
  52. Lament - Ludwig Galea Ft. Fidela Tal-Bambinu - (Philip Vella, Philip Vella)
  53. Soulmate - Daniela Vella - (Ray Agius, Alfred C. Sant)
  54. Choose Your Number - J. Anvil - (Augusto Cardinali, Giovann Attard)
  55. Harmony - Claire Caruana - (Augusto Cardinali, Giovann Attard)
  56. .Castaway - Marija Galdes - (Philip Vella, Rita Pace)


Moldova (y)

Montenegro

Monaco


Netherlands (Nationaal Songfestival 2009) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/02/netherlands-nationaal-songfestival-2009.html

De Toppers - "Our Night"

De Toppers - "No One Loves Me Like You"

De Toppers - "Shine"

De Toppers - "Angels of the Light"

De Toppers - "Everybody Can Be a Star"

De Toppers - "Three Is The Magic Number"

http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/11/winners-alle-nationale-eurovisie-hits.html
the winners (special concert) "20-12-2008" - netherlands music show


Norway - Melodi Grand Prix: http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/norway-melodi-grand-prix-2009.html (finish show + videos)

Dikt Mæ En Himmel (music by Svein Gundersen and lyrics by Rolf Mokkelbost )

Left Right (written by Mats Lie Skåre)

Party (music by Robin Nordahl and Thomas Ewel, beats by William (Nasty Kutt) and lyrics by KeSera )

Like An Angel (written by Julius Winger and Ole Jørgen Olsen )

Soul Train (The Rebelettes)

Carrie (Solgunn Ivana and Hans Petter Aaserud)

Alt Har En Mening Nå (music by Thomas Thörnholm, Michael Clauss and Danne Attlerud, lyrics by Jan Vincent Johannessen )

Like You Did (Yesterday) (Janni Santillan)

Te Stein (music by Bertil Bertelsen, lyrics by Olav Nygaard, Morten Horn and Ronny Bertelsen)

Shuffled (Jane Helen)

Two Of A Kind (music by Trond Andreassen, lyrics by Trond Andreassen and Christian Bloom)

Ride (Marte Wulff )

Seven Seconds (music by Simone Larsen and Simen Ériksrud, lyrics by Simone Larsen)

Men, Men, Men! (Hilde Marstrander)

Do It Again (Hanne Sørvaag and Harry Sommerdahl)

Tricky (Hanne Sørvaag and N2, Niklas Bergwall and Niclas Kings)

Find My Girl (Alexander Stenerud)

Fairytale (Alexander Rybak)

Sweeter Than A Kiss (Christian Ingebrigtsen and Laila Samuelsen)

U Look Good (music by Surferosa and Lars-Erik Westby, lyrics by Mariann Thomassen)

Butterflies (music by David Eriksen, lyrics by Tone Damli Aaberge, Mats Lie Skåre, Billy Burnette)


24.01.2009 - SEMIFINAL 1
U Look Good - Surferosa
Men Men Men - Chicas del Coro
Party - Kesera
Two Of A Kind - Espen Hana
Sweeter Than A Kiss - Charite
Dikt Mae En Himmel - Thomas Brondbo
Tricky - Velvet

31.01.2009 - SEMIFINAL 2
Alt Har En Mening Nå - Wenche Myhre
Te stein - Publiners
Ride - Tine Wulff
Find My Girl - Alexander Stenerud
(Like You Did) Yesterday - Janni Santillan
Like An Angel - Julius Winger
Butterflies - Tone Damli Aaberge

07.02.2009 - SEMIFINAL 3
LeftRight - Sichelle
Soul Train - Rebelettes
Seven Seconds - Ovi
Shuffle - Jane Helen
Do It Again - Foxy
Carrie - Sunny
Fairytale - Alexander Rybak


14.02.2009 - SECOND CHANCE
21.02.2009 - NATIONAL FINAL

Poland - A Song For Europe - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/poland-piosenka-dla-europy-2009.html (finish show + videos)


Portugal - Festival RTP da Canção 2009: http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/04/01nucha-tudo-esta-na-tua-mao-02-romana.html (finish show + videos)


Romania - selecţia naţională

Tina - Pleacă - Written by Cornel Ilie

Zero - Sunny Days - Written by Radu Bolfea, Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac

Elena Gheorghe - The Balkan Girls - Composed by Laurenţiu Duţă, Ovidiu Bistriceanu, Daris Mangal, lyrics by Laurenţiu Duţă and Alexandru Pelin

Tabassco - Purple - Composed by Norbert Kovacs, lyrics by Ion Faghiura and Norbert Kovacs

Adrian Molnar - Go On - Composed by Norbert Kovacs, lyrics by Florin Dumitrescu, Norbert Kovacs and Ion Faghiura

Juan Xavier - Perdoname - written by Ionuţ Botea

Nico & Moni-K - Disco Maniacs - composed by Laurenţiu Matei, lyrics by Monica Mândrescu

Red Blonde - Nu Am Cu Cine - Composed by Marius Moga & Anthony Valentino Negoiţă, lyrics by Marius Moga

Cătălin - Stop - Composed by Eduard Cîrcotă, lyrics by Cristian Hriscu - Badea

Costi - Can You Forgive - Composed bu Costi Ioniţă, lyrics by Ruxandra Iliescu

Irina Popa - I Feel Your Presence - Composed by Adrian Ordean, lyrics by Harko Boti

Alin Nica - Don't Leave - Written by George Hora

Popas Band - Strigă - Written by Marius Popa

Etnic - The Love Is The Life - Written by Daniel Lăzărică

Besa Kokedhima - Nothing Gonna Change - Written by Sebastian Badiu

Alexa - A Girl Like Me - Composed by Radu Bolfea, Marcel Botezan, Sebastian Barac, lyrics by Alexa

Floriana Pachia - Take The Chance - Written by Floriana Pachia

Adina Drăgoescu - Everyday - Composed by Marius Pop, lyrics by Adina Drăgoescu

Cristina Şchiopu - You Are My Love - Written by Cătălin Huţanu

Blaxy Girls - Dear Mama - Composed by Costi Ioniţă, lyrics by Ruxandra Iliescu

Dalma - Love Was Never Her Friend - Written by Marius Moga

IMBA - Round & Round - Composed by Costi Ioniţă, lyrics by Oana Radu

Romeo Zaharia - Someone Like You - Composed by Romeo Zaharia, lyrics by Mihaela Barbu

Alexa - One Last Night - Written by Cornel Ilie


Russia (Host Country) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/russia-national-selection-2009.html (finish show + videos)

San Marino

Serbia - Beovizija 2009

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Slovenia - EMA 2009
semi-final

Bjonde - Blond Power

Nuška Drašček - Kako Lepo

Aynee - Zdaj Vem

Brigita Šuler - Druga Liga

Tadeja Molan & Retro Beat - Sanje

Karmen Stavec - A Si Želiš

Gianni Rijavec - Gloria

Krema - Ob Meni Si

Mitja - Mission

Quartissimo - Love Symphony

Nexys - Vsaj Za En Dan

Ne Me Jugat & Slavko Ivančič - Kaj Me Briga (Enkrat Se Živi)

Lea Sirk - Znamenje Iz Sanj

Petra Slapar - Mistery

Wildcard

Alya & Rudi Bučar

Langa & Manca Špik

Samuel Lucas

Omar Naber

Čuki

Eva Černe


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Spain (Festival da Canção 2009)- http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/spain-eurovision-2009-el-retorno.html



Sweden (Melodifestivalen 2009) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2008/11/sweden-melodifestivalen-2009.html

Switzerland - Concours Eurovision (y)

Slovakia: http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/slovakia-2009.html (finish show + videos)


Turkey - Şarkı Yarışması 2009 -http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/01/turkey-sark-yarsmas-2009.html



Ukraine - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/03/ukraine-national-final-2009.html (finish show + videos)


United Kingdom (Eurovision: Your Country Needs You!) - http://idols-music.blogspot.com/2009/01/eurovision-your-country-needs-you-2009.html



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Austria (Withdrawing)
Edgar Böhm, director of entertainment for Austria's public broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), has stated that the 2008 format with two semi-finals "still incorporates a mix of countries who will be politically favoured in the voting process," and "that, unless a clear guideline as to how the semifinals are organised is made by the EBU,

Austria will not be taking part in Moscow 2009." Despite the inclusion of jury voting in the final, Austria will not return to the contest in 2009, but will broadcast the final on ORF as it did in 2008.


Luxembourg (Withdrawing)
RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg confirmed in June 2008 that they would not be returning to the contest, saying they have "no interest in taking part" at present.

SMRTV had originally planned to compete at the 2009 contest in Moscow, Russia. The Sammarinese Minister of Culture announced shortly after the 2008 contest that they "have good hopes to return". However, SMRTV announced that it would be reviewing the 2008 contest, and would have a decision on 2009 participation at the end of the year.

It had been rumoured that SMRTV would withdraw from the 2009 contest due to poor results at the 2008 contest. However, SMRTV rebuked that claim and confirmed its interest in the 2009 contest. In the end, SMRTV withdrew from the 2009 contest, having already applied to enter. This was not due to the poor results of the previous year, but to financial difficulties faced by SMRTV.