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Eurovision Song Contest with Radio International and on Oikotimes.TV

Please note that many interviews we air are also available as video interview which can be viewed on our Radio International YouTube Channel. Just take a look and enjoy also see the artists talk to us. 

ImageInterview with Linda Bengzting (Sweden Preselection 2011): Last weekend 12 countries selected their entry to the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest and some countries had their national Semi Final like in Sweden. It was the fourth Semi Final which was staged in Malmö in Sweden and our rowing reporter Lilian Brunell has been working hard to conduct interviews there which you will hear during the week's edition of Radio International. Linda Bengtzing is amongst the two winning acts to go straight into the Melodifestivalen 2011 Final on 12 March 2011 in the Globen in Stockholm. Her song is called "E de fel på mej". Good luck Linda.
ImageInterview with Nicke Borg (Sweden Preselection 2011): The second act to proceed to the Melodifestivalen Final 2011 in Stockholm on 12 March 2011 is Nicke Borg with the song "Leaving home". Lilian Brunell has also been interviewing the singer. The four Semi Finals are done. Next weekend there will be the Second Chance round in Sundsvall. For the entire line-up of the Melodifestivalen 2011 please click here.Also good luck to Nicke Borg. 
ImageInterview with Alexander Bard of BWO: Lilian Brunell also met and interviewed Alexander Bard who is normally part of BWO responsible for many great songs such as "Let there be sunshine in the rain"and "Lay your love on me" just to mention a couple of the many hits they had. This time Alexander Bard is part of Melodifestivalen 2011 Semi Final 4 as composer for the entry of Lasse Stefanz "En blick och nånting händer". Unfortunately, on Saturday the song did not make it into Final of Melodifestivalen 2011. But listen to the interview with Lilian and Alexander.  
ImageInterview with the Hosts of Melodifestivalen 2011 - Marie Serneholt and Rickard Olsson: Our busy bee Lilian has also crossed the way of the hosts of this year's Melodifestivalen "roadshow" - Marie Serneholt and Rickard Olsson who have been hosting the Semi Finals and will also host the Grand Final on 12 March 2011 when the show will be in Stockholm's Globen which was the home of the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest. Marie and Rickard will be joined by Elsa Billgren. Listen to a short interview Lilian did with the hosts. Due to the busy programme this interview has been moved to next week's edition of Radio International. We do apologize the inconvenience. 
ImageEuro Friend Song Contest 2011 - Voting Result of the Fourth 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 fourth 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 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 accompanying website
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight: National Finals: The national selection season well underway and on a weekly basis Radio International will assess the songs with a panel of Eurovision experts. This week Radio International takes a look at the songs for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest from Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine. They decided on the weekend and Greece is deciding during this week's edition of the show. For that Dermot Manning will join the team in the studio in two parts :). 
ImageNational Selection in Greece: Radio International plans three live links to the ERT studio in Athens where Fotis Konstantopoulos will be reporting on the selection process and the show itself. Hopefully, by the end of the evening Radio International should be able to also introduce to you the song that will represent Greece at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Duesseldorf come May. Who will follow the footsteps of Giorgos Alkaios and Friends - OPA! :) 

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
  • Ukraine - Scandal hits the National Final
  • France - French entry to premier on 07 March 2011
  • Croatia - National Final, Song Titles and Jury Members are known
  • Belarus - Selection in progress
  • Armenia - All four songs are available online
  • Germany - Largest TV Screen in the World to be created in Duesseldorf for Eurovision 2011
  • Hungary - National selection to be declared next week
  • Georgia - Changes in the line-up of band
  • Austria - Viewing figures of the national final
  • United Kingdom - Josh Dubovie (UK, 2010) releases an 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: Neil Fenton from the United Kingdom. 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 Events: 
09 April 2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands:  Eurovision in Concert 2011
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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