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Show 18 May 2011

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Malta's Eurovision Radio
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  The 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. 
ImageThe Teams spent two weeks in Duesseldorf at the Media Centre taking part at the various countries' press conferences and rehearsals and interviewing the many artists that were taking part in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Over the next weeks you will hear these interviews on Radio International and some stories from the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. Way over 35000 spectators in the Esprit Arena followed Europe's biggest music extravaganza uniting countries from all around Europe and beyond in one single TV Show - The Eurovision Song Contest. NDR & ARD Television were the Host Broadcaster doing an outstanding job in getting the show transmitted to the many million viewers around the world. Also many former Eurovision performers visited the Media Centre in Duesseldorf which was a great plus as well. Artists such as former winners Alexander Rybak and the Olson Brothers and of course not to be forgotten, the Emperor of Eurovision - Mr. Johnny Logan. For the results and more trivia on Eurovision go to the Radio International Eurovision Database by clicking here.  
ImageLilian's Special Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Coverage:  Radio International's rowing reporter Lilian has been chasing her interview partners around the town of Duesseldorf and also at the press centre at the Eurovision Song Contest. Enjoy her funny video interviews and clips showing you a different view of the Eurovision weeks than you are used to. Click this link which takes you to Lilian's Eurovision Blog to these particular videos and have a fab laugh. 
ImageInterview with the Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 - Eldar & Nigar (Azerbaijan): Congratulations go to Azerbaijan who won the 56th Eurovision Song Contest with Eldar & Nigar and the song "Running scared" receiving a total of 221 points in the Grand Final on Saturday, 14 May 2011. The Team had the great pleasure to interview Eldar & Nigar in the run up to the Semi Finals. Listen to it during this week's edition of Radio International.
ImageInterview with Raphael Gualazzi (Italy 2011):  Italy made a comeback this year after an absence of 14 years with Jalisse being the last Italian entry since 1997 with the song "Fiumi di Parole". In 2011, Italy returned with Raphael Gualazzi who very successfully managed to reach a remarkable Runners Up Position with the song "Follia d'Amore", meaning "Madness of love". The Team of Radio International had a pleasure and chance to meet this charming singer for a short interview.  
ImageInterview with Eric Saade (Sweden 2011): After Sweden's failure at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest - the country is now back on top with Eric Saade who achieved a respectable 3rd place at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the glass-breaking "Popular" song he performed on Saturday, 14 May 2011 in the Grand Final. Swedish Television arranged an interview session to which the Team of Radio International also went. Listen to that interview during this week's show as well.  
ImageInterview with Dino Merlin (Bosni & Herzegovina 2011):  A great result for Dino Merlin who represented Bosnia & Herzegovina at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Love in rewind" which reached a remarkable 6th. This is his third attempt at the contest as in 1993 Dino attended as the author of the entry of his country and then his first singing attempt at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1999 when together with Beatrix he came 7th with the song "Putnici". Eric and JP of Radio International had the chance of a short interview with one of Bosnia's biggest singers - Dino Merlin. 
ImageEurovision Song Contest - In the Spotlight:  Eurovision Song Contest 2011  - The Assessment:  Chris Poppe takes a look back at the event from last Saturday - the 56th Eurovision Song Contest from Duesseldorf and plays some of  the highlights. He will also be comparing his prediction with the actual results and talks about the Birmingham Eurovision Party 2011. 
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. He also takes a look at some statistics such as viewing figures in the various countries and more.

In addition, Eurovision News is available on www.eurovision.tv, oikotimes.com, escdaily.com, esctoday.com and escflashmalta.com
  • Eurovision 2011 - Austrialia has voted
  • Eurovision 2011 - Recap
  • Eurovision 2012 - Countries already confirmed participation
  • Eurovision 2012 - Host City Baku
  • Eurovision 2011 - Jury Results when?
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: Congratulations go once again to Bert Ouwerkerk from Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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: 
04 June 2011
Maarssen, The Netherlands:
Eurovision Artists Midsummer's Day with Chiara from Malta (more info to follow)
08 October 2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Eurovision Party Rotterdam with Nusa Derenda (Slovenia 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. The 2010 & 2011 Eurovision Interviews are not 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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