The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, which was held in Moscow, is nominated for a Rose d'or award in the Variety & Live event show category. The winner out of the eight nominees in this category will be announced this autumn.
The Rose d'or is an annual television award, which will be given out for the 50th time this year. 515 tv shows were submitted and a jury picked 110 nominees, which were split into ten categories.
Three Eurovision Song Contest representatives have already won theses awards. Rudi Carrell, who represented the Netherlands in 1960, won a silver rose in 1964 as well as a "lifetime achievement award" in 2001. Esther Ofarim, who represented Switzerland in 1962, won a silver rose in 1964 along with her husabnd Abi. Vicky Leandros, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, had won a bronze rose in 1971. Furthermore, the Cirque du soleil, which performed the interval act in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, won the producer's award in 1989.