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International Music Festival 09 , abbreviated as IMF 09 will be the ninth edition of the International Music Festival. It will be hosted in Flag of France France after the victory of Shy'm with her winning song On Se Fout De Nous, being placed just with a one point lead in front of Flag of Germany Germany .

International Music Festival #09
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Participants: 53
Winner: Flag of Poland Poland
Semifinal 1: 22 February
Semifinal 2: 22 February
Grand Final: 1 March
Location: Flag of France France
Debuting: Vatican City Vatican City
Flag of Algeria Algeria
Returning: Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Egypt Egypt
Withdrawing: Flag of Armenia Armenia
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Cuba Cuba
Flag of Georgia Georgia
Barbados Barbados
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
Timeline: ◄8 Eurovision Heart 10►

LocationEdit

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It is situated on the River Seine, in the north of the country, at the heart of the Île-de-France region. Within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements), the city had 2,234,105 inhabitants in 2009 while its metropolitan area is one of the largest population centres in Europe with more than 12 million inhabitants. An important settlement for more than two millennia, by the late 12th century Paris had become a walled cathedral city that was one of Europe's foremost centres of learning and the arts and the largest city in the Western world until the turn of the 18th century. Paris was the focal point for many important political events throughout its history, including the French Revolution. Today it is one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, science, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major cities. The city has one of the largest GDPs in the world, €607 billion (US$845 billion) as of 2011, and as a result of its high concentration of national and international political, cultural and scientific institutions is one of the world's leading tourist destinations. The Paris Region hosts the world headquarters of 30 of the Fortune Global 500 companies in several business districts, notably La Défense, the largest dedicated business district in Europe.  Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theatres, monuments and architectural styles. Many of its masterpieces such as the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe are iconic buildings, especially its internationally recognized symbol, the Eiffel Tower. Long regarded as an international centre for the arts, works by history's most famous painters can be found in the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and its many other museums and galleries. Paris is a global hub of fashion and has been referred to as the "international capital of style", noted for its haute couture tailoring, its high-end boutiques, and the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week. It is world renowned for its haute cuisine, attracting many of the world's leading chefs. Many of France's most prestigious universities and Grandes Écoles are in Paris or its suburbs, and France's major newspapers Le Monde, Le Figaro, Libération are based in the city, and Le Parisien in Saint-Ouen near Paris. Paris is home to the association football club Paris Saint-Germain FC and the rugby union club Stade Français. The 80,000-seat Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, is located in Saint-Denis. Paris hosts the annual French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament on the red clay of Roland Garros. Paris played host to the 1900 and 1924 Summer Olympics, the 1938 and 1998 FIFA World Cup, and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. The city is a major rail, highway, and air-transport hub, served by the two international airports Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 9 million passengers daily. Paris is the hub of the national road network, and is surrounded by three orbital roads: the Périphérique, the A86 motorway, and the Francilienne motorway in the outer suburbs.

Bidding phase Edit

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Locations of the candidate cities.

The bidding phase submissions opened on 17 February. On 20 February, Paris got the official venue of this edition.



City Venue Capacity Notes
Paris Philharmonie de Paris 2,400
Paris Salle Pleyel 1,913 Hosted concerts of Stravinsky.
Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 17,000 Hosted the ATP Tourtennis.
Lyon Halle Tony Garnier 17,000
Paris Le Zénith de Paris 6,300 Hosted multiple concerts.
Marsaille Palais des Sports 7,200

FormatEdit

Semifinal DrawEdit

The Semifinal draw took place on February 19 . All countries except the Big 6 got dividied into 8 pots.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4
Pot 5 Pot 6 Pot 7 Pot 8

Participating countriesEdit

Fifty-three countries will participate in the ninth edition. Vatican City Vatican City , Flag of Algeria Algeria , Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic , Flag of Egypt Egypt and Flag of Israel Israel  confirmed their participation while Flag of Armenia Armenia , Flag of Lithuania Lithuania , Cuba Cuba , Flag of Georgia Georgia , Barbados Barbados , Flag of Malta Malta and Flag of Faroe Islands Faroe Islands withdraw from this edition.

Returning artists

Semifinal 1Edit

Flag of Romania Romania , Flag of France France  and Flag of Germany Germany will vote in the Semifinal.

Draw Country Artist Song Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Finland Finland Laura Närhi Hetken tie on kevyt The Promise 16 41
02 Flag of Japan Japan Angela Aki Kiss Me Goodbye -- 20 25
03 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Rennata Please Stay -- 3 117
04 Flag of Greece Greece Despiana Vandi Yparxei zoi There Is Life 15 46
05 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Loboda Gorod Pod Zapretom City Under Prohibition 7 78
06 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Lily Allen Hard Out Here -- 6 85
07 Flag of Iceland Iceland 12:00 Not An Ordinary Love Story -- 4 106
08 Flag of Czech Republic Czech Republic Eddie Stoilow Baby -- 18 35
09 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Billy Andol Galileo -- 12 58
10 Flag of Canada Canada Simple Plan Save You -- 13 57
11 USA United States P!nk Funhouse -- 5 93
12 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Eliane Venus and Mars -- 2 148
13 Flag of Ireland Ireland The Saturdays Not Giving Up -- 8 77
14 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Orda Zhauap Ber -- 14 48
15 Flag of Australia1 Australia Alli Simpson Notice Me -- 11 59
16 Flag of San Marino San Marino Oonagh Gää -- 1 174
17 Flag of Austria Austria Clara Luzia I Fall I Fall I Fall -- 22 18
18 Flag of Croatia Croatia Viktorija Medvarić Da Se Otkačim To Be Detached 19 35
19 Flag of Andorra Andorra María Sagana Sha La La -- 9 72
20 Flag of Morocco Morocco Amel Bent Regarde-nous Look At Us 21 23
21 Vatican City Vatican City Emma Non E L'Inferno And Not Hell 23 14
22 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Eleni Foureira Ase Me Let Me 10 60
23 Flag of China China Alan Diamond -- 17 39

Semifinal 2Edit

Flag of Estonia Estonia , Flag of Spain Spain and Flag of New Zealand New Zealand will vote in this Semifinal.

Draw Country Artist Song Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Indonesia Indonesia Krisdayanti Ratu Cinta Queen Of Love 18 39
02 Flag of Sweden Sweden Linda Pritchard Alive -- 5 84
03 Flag of Algeria Algeria Zaho Je Te Promets I Promise You 17 49
04 Flag of Portugal Portugal Lucas Lucco Pra Te Fazer Lembrar To Make You Remember 6 83
05 Flag of Moldova Moldova Cătălin Josan Walking on Fire -- 14 52
06 Flag of Serbia Serbia Tina Ivanovic Ko Manijak 15 51
07 Flag of Mexico Mexico Selena Gomez Slow Down -- 3 98
08 Åland Åland Miriam Bryant Finders Keepers -- 7 82
09 Flag of Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Queensberry Too Young -- 11 82
10 Flag of Norway Norway Julie Bergan Younger -- 2 104
11 Flag of Turkey Turkey Atiye Ya Habibi -- 23 20
12 Flag of Italy Italy Vito Lavita ft. Toni Tuklan Danzare Dance 4 88
13 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Laura Jansen Golden -- 8 82
14 Flag of India India Punjabi MC Mundian To Bach Ke -- 21 24
15 Flag of Poland Poland Christina Perri Human -- 1 207
16 Flag of Egypt Egypt Eslam Ya 3ayech -- 20 25
17 Flag of Denmark Denmark Emmelie de Forest Rainmaker -- 9 82
18 Flag of Hungary Hungary Viktor Király Over -- 16 49
19 Flag of Belgium Belgium Hannelore Bedert Radiostilte -- 19 35
20 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Marika Gombitova Vyznanie -- 24 14
21 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Deep Zone ft. Bobo Nyama Ne I'm Not Here 13 55
22 Greenland Greenland S.O.A.P. S.O.A.P. Is In The Air -- 22 22
23 Flag of South Africa South Africa Nádine Juvenile -- 12 57
24 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon Kristina Maria Move Like A Soldier -- 10 82

FinalEdit

Ten countries will qualify from each semi-final. With the big 6, they form the 26 finalists.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Flag of Poland Poland Christina Perri "Human " 1 244
02 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Lily Allen "Hard Out Here " 21 80
03 Flag of Ireland Ireland The Saturdays "Not Giving Up " 8 122
04 Flag of Sweden Sweden Linda Pritchard "Alive" 25 50
05 Flag of Mexico Mexico Selena Gomez "Slow Down " 14 110
06 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Eliane "Venus and Mars " 3 225
07 Flag of Norway Norway Julie Bergan "Younger " 18 95
08 Flag of Spain Spain Brequette "Run (Más)" 5 187
09 Flag of Romania Romania Claudia Pavel "Crazy" 23 61
10 Flag of Iceland Iceland 12:00 "Not An Ordinary Love Story " 7 129
11 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Eleni Foureira "Ase Me " 13 110
12 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Rennata "Please Stay" 15 102
13 Flag of Germany Germany Gabriella "Fighter4 217
14 Flag of San Marino San Marino Oonagh "Gäa " 2 241
15 Flag of Italy Italy Vito Lavita ft. Toni Tuklan "Danzare " 12 111
16 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon            Kristina Maria "Move Like A Soldier " 19 85
17 Åland Åland Miriam Bryant "Finders Keepers " 11 115
18 Flag of Denmark Denmark Emmelie de Forest "Rainmaker " 6 130
19 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Lorde "Glory And Gore" 26 25
20 Flag of Portugal Portugal Lucas Lucco "Pra Te Fazer Lembrar " 9 117
21 Flag of Andorra Andorra María Sagana "Sha La La " 10 116
22 Flag of Estonia Estonia Grete Paia "Armageddon" 24 58
23 Flag of France France TWIN TWIN "Moustache" 16 99
24 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands Laura Jansen "Golden " 17 97
25 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Loboda "Gorod Pod Zapretom" 22 63
26 USA United States P!nk "Funhouse " 20 85

Voting gridsEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Voting results
Finland Japan Macedonia Greece Ukraine United Kingdom Iceland Czech Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina Canada USA Switzerland Ireland Kazakhstan Australia San Marino Austria Croatia Andorra Morocco Vatican City Cyprus China Germany France Romania Total
Finland 1 2 1 6 10 4 4 7 6 41
Japan 7 6 2 3 7 25
Macedonia 10 4 8 7 10 1 7 8 2 5 3 8 2 8 7 10 10 7 117
Greece 4 4 12 1 3 4 6 12 49
Ukraine 7 12 3 4 4 3 6 1 10 8 4 5 12 1 2 78
United Kingdom 5 8 10 6 4 4 8 7 3 5 8 3 10 85
Iceland 5 8 7 4 12 10 3 10 4 7 5 5 3 6 6 1 10 106
Czech Republic 12 3 5 10 2 3 35
Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 10 8 7 6 8 5 1 6 2 58
Canada 8 2 3 1 1 6 8 3 6 6 3 10 57
USA 10 6 2 7 7 6 7 2 8 5 12 4 4 5 8 93
Switzerland 4 10 12 12 12 12 5 6 6 5 2 4 12 7 10 8 12 8 1 148
Ireland 3 2 10 1 2 2 4 10 6 5 3 7 12 3 7 77
Kazakhstan 3 6 4 5 7 10 1 10 2 48
Australia 4 8 10 5 2 8 2 12 8 59
San Marino 6 1 7 8 6 10 8 5 2 7 3 7 12 12 12 3 12 8 12 4 7 12 10 174
Austria 1 4 4 6 3 18
Croatia 2 12 12 5 4 35
Andorra 5 5 3 5 8 7 10 1 2 5 1 7 2 6 4 72
Morocco 2 1 12 3 1 1 1 3 23
Vatican City 1 7 6 14
Cyprus 4 5 10 12 6 2 2 2 2 8 6 1 60
China 12 8 3 1 3 1 5 5 39

Semi-final 2Edit

Voting results
Indonesia Sweden Algeria Portugal Moldova Serbia Mexico Åland Liechtenstein Norway Turkey Italy Netherlands India Poland Egypt Denmark Hungary Belgium Slovakia Bulgaria Greenland South Africa Lebanon Estonia Spain New Zealand Total
Indonesia TBA
Sweden TBA
Algeria TBA
Portugal TBA
Moldova TBA
Serbia TBA
Mexico TBA
Åland TBA
Liechtenstein TBA
Norway TBA
Turkey TBA
Italy TBA
Netherlands TBA
India TBA
Poland TBA
Egypt TBA
Denmark TBA
Hungary TBA
Belgium TBA
Slovakia TBA
Bulgaria TBA
Greenland TBA
South Africa TBA
Lebanon TBA

FinalEdit

Voting results
Poland United Kingdom Ireland Sweden Mexico Switzerland Norway Spain Romania Iceland Cyprus Macedonia Germany San Marino Italy Lebanon Åland Denmark New Zealand Portugal Andorra Estonia France Netherlands Ukraine USA Finland Japan Greece Czech Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina Canada Kazakhstan Australia Austria Croatia Morocco Vatican City China Indonesia Algeria Moldova Serbia Liechtenstein Turkey India Egypt Hungary Belgium Slovakia Bulgaria Greenland South Africa Total
Poland TBA
United Kingdom TBA
Ireland TBA
Sweden TBA
Mexico TBA
Switzerland TBA
Norway TBA
Spain TBA
Romania TBA
Iceland TBA
Cyprus TBA
Macedonia TBA
Germany TBA
San Marino TBA
Italy TBA
Lebanon TBA
Åland TBA
Denmark TBA
New Zealand TBA
Portugal TBA
Andorra TBA
Estonia TBA
France TBA
Netherlands TBA
Ukraine TBA
USA TBA