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Show 02 February 2011

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ImageEurovision Interview with the 3Js(Netherlands 2011): The Dutch National Final was held on Sunday, 30 January 2011 in Hilversum, The Netherlands with the 3Js having been nominated to represent the Netherlands at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Duesseldorf. It was to the jury and to the public to decide which of the five 3Js songs is to go to Germany come May. The result was that the song "Je Vecht nooit alleen" won the jury's and the televote. JP had the pleasure and the chance to meet the guys from Volendam for a very quick interview right after their press conference with the Dutch media. Find out during the interview what the 3Js stand for.  In the picture, 1987 Dutch Representative Marcha or Marga Bult with the 3Js. 
ImageEurovision Interview with Hind (Netherlands 2008): Hind represented the Netherlands at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Your heart belongs to me" which unfortunately failed to qualify the Netherlands to the Grand Final of Europe's biggest music competitation. Hind was also part of the Dutch National Final last Sunday as Jury member. JP took the chance to meet the singer again for a brief interview on her time in Belgrade during Eurovision 2008 and also for a career update. And last but not least.... 
ImageEurovision Interview with Esther Hart (Netherlands 2003): Of course there is almost no Eurovision show with an Interval Act and the organising Dutch TV company TROS roled in some of the former Dutch participants to the Eurovision Song Contest such as Ben Cramer, Marcha, Marlayne, Sieneke and Eshter Hart. JP had the big pleasure to exchange a few words with Esther Hart which you can hear on the show this week. Esther Hart represented the Netherlands in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest with the quite successful entry "One more night" reaching Number 11 in Riga. 
ImageEurovision Interview with Marty Brem (Austria 1980 & 1981): Marty Brem was one of the special guests during the recent 2011 convention of the OGAE Germany in Munich. Marty Brem was part of the group Blue Danube back in 1980 reaching Number 8 with the song "Du bist Musik". The year after he was nominated by Austrian TV to return and represent Austria one more time as soloist with the song "Wenn Du da bist" reaching Number 17. Radio International's Chris Poppe and JP met the singer for an interview just before he gave his concerts.  Please note that due to heavy number of requests during this week's edition of Radio International it has been decided to postpone the broadcast of the interview to a later date. Apologies for the fans who wanted to hear the interview this week.

ImageEuro Friend Song Contest 2011 - Voting Result of the Second 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 second 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 Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway & Spain's Finals and Semi Finals and Heats. For that Dermot Manning will join the team in the studio. 


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
  • Netherlands - 3Js to represent  with "Je vecht nooit alleen", CD single release
  • San Marino - Announcement of artistic director
  • Austria - Finalist announced
  • Greece 2008 - Kalomira working on her new album
  • Portugal - Announce final 12 entries
  • FYROM - Changes to Skopje Fest
  • Bulgaria- Mariana Popova back
  • Belgium - Qualifiers
  • United Kingdom - Blue to represent UK at 2011 Eurovision
  • Poland - Finalist announced
  • Latvia - Fly's Martins Freimanis dies
  • Malta - National Euroclub opens this Friday
  • Malta -Donna McCaul (Donna & Joe 2005, Ireland) to join J Anvil in the Malta Semi Final as Backing Vocalist
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: Neil Fenton from the UK. 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.

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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