Eurovision Song Contest 2009
Stage Director: Andrei Boltenko
Art Director: Anton Sakara
Visualization: Alexander Sokolov
The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the 54th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Moscow, Russia. Forty-two countries participated in the contest. The stage was designed by New York-based set designer John Casey and was based around the theme of contemporary Russian avant-garde.
Over 122 million viewers watched the show. The average audience share across all countries was 43,1%, compared to the normal Saturday night average of 18,4%. An increase in market share over 2008 figures was significant in various countries such as France, Estonia, and The Netherlands.