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Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Semi-final 2
Date: Thursday 14 May 2009
Location: Olimpiysky Arena, Moscow, Russia
Hosts: Natalia Vodianova & Andrey Malahov
Qualification: The best 10 songs qualified for the Grand Final
Voting: 9 best televoting songs + 1 best jury song (which was not among the 9 televoting songs) qualified for the Grand Final
Opening act: "Eurovision Winners Songs Mix" by Terem Quartet, Russian national ballet "Kostroma", Ensemble of Russian Airforce, Show-ballet "Art Dogs"
Interval act: Igor Moiseyev Ensemble – "Folk Dances from Different Countries"
In 2009 Georgia decided to send the song "We Don't Wanna Put In" to the contest in Moscow, but because of a controversy about the lyrics in the song, EBU banned the song from participating, if the lyrics was not changed. Georgia refused to change the lyrics, and withdrew from the contest