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Show 19 January 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest with Radio International and on Oikotimes.TV

ImageEurovision Interview with John Kennedy O'Conner: To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the great Eurovision Song Contest  John Kennedy O'Conner compiled and wrote a great book about the Eurovision Song Contest called "The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History" Radio International is extremely delighted and honoured to have John Kennedy O'Conner on the show for an interview about this book and the career of John in connection with the Eurovision Song Contest. 
ImageEurovision meets South Africa - Interview with Burger: Radio International continues the series where Radio International links up with South Africa to bring you the Eurovision connection.  A number of huge South African Artists have recorded Eurovision Song Contest entries in the Afrikaans language. Radio International is delighted to welcome one of South Africa's greatest singers to the airwaves....(read on)
ImageInterview with the 2010 Winner of the South African Version of Superstars - Burger Le Roux: Twenty year old Burger will be joining the Team of Radio International in this week's edition of of the show to talk about his breakthrough in the music business and of course his connection to the Eurovision Song Contest. He has recorded some Eurovision Song Contest entries in Afrikaans of which you will be able to hear some during this week's edition of the show. Watch out there is a Quiz about - the answer of which will be in the interview.  To find out more about Burger, here is a link to his website - click here.
QUIZ: Listen carefully to this interview as there are a couple of Quiz Questions where you can win Burger's Debut Album on CD by sending in the right answers to CONTACT. 

The two Quiz Questions to win a copy of Burger's album - there are two CDs to be given away - are as follows:

Burger together with Charne Grabe sang in duet a 2010 Eurovision Song Contest entry (In Tye Soos die). Which one was that? Country, Artist and Song please.

Burger recorded another song from the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Africaans called “Slawe van die hart”. The Eurovision entry was originally by whom? Country, Artist and Song please.

Good Luck

ImageEuro Friend Song Contest 2011 - Voting Result for the First Quarterfinal: Radio International in collaboration with the Euro Friends Song Contest are in search for the ultimate Eurovision song and will be announcing during the show this week the ten qualifiers of the first quarterfinal which will go through to the Semi Finals. During the past week international juries have been voting for the first lot of songs on the Face Book Page of the Euro Friends Song Contest. Prime Organiser of this event based on the Eurovision Song Contest, Andy Simon joins the team in the studio to reveal the results. You too can be part of the international jury by contacting Andy Simon on this link which takes you to the Face Book Page of the Event. Remember, you have to be a member of this Facebook group in order to join the voting or consult the brand new website.

ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight: National Finals: The national selection season has started and on a weekly basis Radio International will assess the songs with a panel of Eurovision experts - the listeners via the oikotimes.tv chat. This week Radio International continues to take a look at the songs  for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest from Finland, Iceland and Norway's Semi Finals and Heats. For that Ross Bennett will join the team in the studio.  

ImageThe Three Mysterious Eurovision Performers - Quiz with Chris Poppe - Solutions to the Quiz:  Last week we had the Chris Poppe's Quiz "The Mysterious Eurovision Performers"  where he has wrapped in verbal and musical clues three Eurovision Song Contest performers for the listeners to guess. Unfortunately, in the show on 19 January 2011 there was not enough time to solve the quiz which we apologize for and give you the solution in this way. The artists Chris was looking for were:  Lovebugs, Nina Morato and Karmen Stavec. Congratulations if you got it right!
ImageEurovision Song Contest NewsLuke Fisher joins the team in the studio every week to bring you the news and the latest developments connected to the Eurovision Song Contest. Whether it is music releases of Eurovision performers, special concerts, gossip, etc Luke will have it all for us during the weekly edition of Radio International. Also check out the occasational appearance of Zoran Kovacic from Serbia on Radio International bringing us some Eurovision News in his style.
In addition, Eurovision News is available on www.eurovision.tv, oikotimes.com, esctime.com, escdaily.com, esctoday.com and escflashmalta.com
  • Iceland - Death of singer Sigurjón Brink aged 36
  • Ireland, Poland, Azerbaijan - National Final updates
  • Serbia - Announcement of composers and date
  • Moldova - releases details on National Selection
  • Germany & EBU - Allocation Draw
  • Germany & EBU - Hotel Bookings officially open
  • EBU - Accreditation to start on 25 January 2011
  • United Kingdom - BBC to announce Selection Procedure
  • Ukraine - Scandel
  • Portugal - Finalists known
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2011 - Armenia, Erivan to host the event
  • Germany - Lena's new album
This is just a selection. Go to www.oikotimes.com for detailed information.
ImageEurovision Quiz:  Scratch your heads and bite your nails at  our weekly Eurovision Song Contest Quiz. Good luck and win a copy of a past Eurovision Song Contest Final on DVD. All you have to do is to identify the five clips with Artist, Song, Country and Year. Send your answers via the website's CONTACTs form or via the msn-chat This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it As long as stock last you can also select something out of the Eurovision 2010 Goodies Bag. Good Luck! And the Winner of the last Quiz: will be published in the next show. Sorry for the delay. 
Eurovision Song Contest Calendar of Events: Check out a detailed listing of all events scheduled around Europe. If you hear of something we have not listed please drop us a line by clicking here and let us know. After Eurovision is before Eurovision and to bridge the Eurovision Gap many Eurovision Clubs will be holding their annual convention.
Upcoming Fan Club Events: 
22 Jan - OGAE Germany Convention, Munic, Germany

Eurovision Song Contest Interviews the Radio International Team has done with the Eurovision performers can be heard by visiting our Eurovision section of this website or check out the Radio International goes.... part of the website. The 2010 Eurovision Interviews have not yet been displayed there. You can find them as part of the weekly editions of Radio International. You can go through the Show Archive to find interviews by using search. 
Eurovision Music requests as well as other music requests are most welcome and can be done via our website's CONTACT US page. Let us know what you want to hear and where you are from. Due to the large number of requests we received and cannot accommodate this week these requests will be added to the play list for the future shows

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