Competitors

Some of the 2009 competitors. Photo © Brian Tarr

The final 25 competitors for the 2009 competition were selected from more than 600 singers from 68 countries.

They took part in auditions held in 44 locations as far afield as Sydney and Stockholm, Bucharest and Beijing, all eager to win a place in the world's greatest singing competition.

Andorra: Marc Canturri

Andorra: Marc Canturri

Argentina: Fernando Javier Radó

Argentina: Fernando Javier Radó

Australia: Katharine Tier

Australia: Katharine Tier

Bulgaria: Emiliya Ivanova

Bulgaria: Emiliya Ivanova

Canada: Etienne Dupuis

Canada: Etienne Dupuis

Chile: Javier Arrey

Chile: Javier Arrey

Croatia: Tomislav Lučić

Croatia: Tomislav Lučić

Czech Republic: Jan Martiník

Czech Republic: Jan Martiník

England: Anna Stephany

England: Anna Stephany

Hungary: Csaba Szegedi

Hungary: Csaba Szegedi

Ireland: Helen Kearns

Ireland: Helen Kearns

Israel: Claire Meghnagi

Israel: Claire Meghnagi

Italy: Giordano Lucà

Italy: Giordano Lucà

Japan: Eri Nakamura

Japan: Eri Nakamura

Republic of Korea: Ji-Min Park

Republic of Korea: Ji-Min Park

Latvia: Dana Bramane

Latvia: Dana Bramane

Mexico: Octavio Moreno

Mexico: Octavio Moreno

New Zealand: Wade Kernot

New Zealand: Wade Kernot

Poland: Izabela Matuła

Poland: Izabela Matuła

Portugal: Dora Rodrigues

Portugal: Dora Rodrigues

Russia: Ekaterina Shcherbachenko

Russia: Ekaterina Shcherbachenko

South Africa: Dawid Kimberg

South Africa: Dawid Kimberg

Ukraine: Yuriy Mynenko

Ukraine: Yuriy Mynenko

USA: Vira Slywotzky

USA: Vira Slywotzky

Wales: Natalya Romaniw

Wales: Natalya Romaniw


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