The 54th Eurovision Song Contest 2nd Semi-Final - Moscow, Russia
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This year there are 42 entries to the Eurovision Song Contest, with San Marino withdrawing due to financial difficulties and Georgia being forced out of the contest as their song breached the rules of the contest, while Slovakia makes a return to the contest after an 11 year absence. The 54th Eurovision Song Contest is being hosted by Moscow, Russia, following Dima Bilan's win for Russia in the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest. The Contest will take place in Moscow's Olympic Indoor Arena. There will be 18 countries competing in the first semi-final, and they will be competing in the following order; 1. Croatia 2. Ireland 3. Latvia 4. Serbia 5. Poland 6. Norway 7. Cyprus 8. Slovakia 9. Denmark 10. Slovenia 11. Hungary 12. Azerbaijan 13. Greece 14. Lithuania 15. Moldova 16. Albania 17. Ukraine 18. Estonia 19. The Netherlands The top nine countries, as voted by the public, will advance to the final, while a tenth country, as voted by the jury, will also advance.moreless
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International Air Dates: Australia - 16th May, 2009 on SBS. Narrated by Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang.
The Greek artist, Sakis Rouvas, previously competed in the contest in 2004. Sakis also hosted the contest in 2006 when it was held in Athens, Greece.