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Show 20 June 2012

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ImageRadio International TV Channel with Chat Room: Radio International launched its own Livestream TV Channel where fans can join and see how we actually do Radio International and listen to the show while chatting with the other Eurovision fans joining the community.  But also you can watch there the many interviews the Team of Radio International has done over the past weeks and also a re-run of the weekly edition of Radio International. Enjoy and tell your friends to join and be part of the Radio International Community!

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. 
ImageEurovision Song Contest 2012 - in vision: This week the team is back from the two weeks spent in Baku at the 57th Eurovision Song Contest. You can see some of the photos here in the four albums and enjoy. Album 1 | Album 2 | Album 3 | Album 4 | Album 5

ImageSteve D vs Engelbert Humperdinck (United Kingdom 2012):  Radio International was contacted from a record label in South Africa that a young South African singer by the name of Steve D has recorded this year's entry of the United Kingdom to the Eurovision Song Contest - Engelbert Humperdinck's "Love will set you free" in the Afrikaans language where the track is called "Ware liefde maak jou vry". The song is published by Universal Music Publishing and Sony ATV Music in South Afric. The release of the single coincides with Engelbert Humperdinck visiting South Africa currently to perform at a concert in Carnival City. Radio International is extremely happy to be able to broadcast the song but also would like to remind the listeners that during the summer the next series of Eurovision meets South Africa will be broadcast. Watch this space for more info. 
ImageInterview with Soluna Samay (Denmark 2012):  On 21 January 2012 Denmark had a big National Final in which the Danish Nation selected Soluna Samay to represent Denmark at the 57th Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Should've known better". In Baku the busker (^-^) successfully managed to qualify Denmark to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with a total of 21 points ranking at Number 23. Lilian and JP met the singer for an interview after her second Press Conference in the Baku Press Centre and then JP caught up with her again after the Winners' Press Conference when Denmark was one of the lucky ten countries going into the Final. 
ImageInterview with Ivi Adamou (Cyprus 2012):  Cyprus was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 by Ivi Adamou with the song "La La Love" which reached Number 16 with a total of 65 points after Ivi could successfully qualify Cyprus from Semi Final 1. Like nine other songs the entry from Cyprus has also involvement from Sweden in its production. JP, Lilian and Roger met Ivi after her first Press Conference and interviewed her which you can hear on th show this week. 
ImageInterview with Anri Jokhadze (Georgia 2012):  "I am a Joker" is the entry of Georgia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 by Anri Jokhadze who competed in Semi Final 2 where he received a total of 36 points ranking him at Number 14. Unfortunately, this was not enough as only the Top 10 of the Semi Finals qualify for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Anri joined the buzz and the hype in the Press Centre on the evening of Semi Final 1 where Eric and JP had the pleasure to meet and interview him.  
More interviews with the 2012 Eurostars will be on the next editions of Radio International. Watch out for them every Wednesday. 
ImageLoreen and Alexander Rybak (Eurovision Winners Sweden 2012 & Norway 2009) at the Swedish Embassy Reception:  A tradition is that many countries' Embassies of the host city where the Eurovision Song Contest takes pleace are holding a Reception in honour of their countries participation at the contest. Sweden's Ambassador in Baku welcomed many Swedish and International Media to the Nobel House in Baku. Guest of Honour, of course, Loreen who performed an accoustic version of "Euphoria" live to the audience as well as Special Guest Alexander Rybak gave a reprise of his winning entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 - "Fairytale". Hear these special moments on Radio International this week.  

Image Interview with William from wiwibloggs.comYou can find many Eurovision News websites on the internet. Lasst week we chatted with Charlotte, editor-in-chief of eurovisionary.com. This week we have the pleasure to chat with William who is the editor-in-chief of one of the newest Eurovision websites called wiwibloggs.com. Different than many of the other Eurovision News Websites find out what you can find on wiwibloggs.com by listening to the interview on the show this week. 
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - Eurovision 2012 - The Aftershow Party:  The 57th Eurovision Song Contest was staged Saturday 26 May 2012 in Baku and each of our Eurovision Correspondants will each week be giving us their assessment of how they watched the shows and what they think of it. Of course, it goes without saying, it is spiced with their choice of songs from this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Continuing this new mini-series is Alasdair Rendall.
Image Euro Friends Song Contest 2012 with Andy Simon: Continuing next week with the Euro Friends Song Contest in search for the ultimate Eurovision song as voted for by the many fans around the world.  Andy  Simon joins us again next week to reveal the qualifiers for the next round.  The website of the Euro Friends Song Contest you will find here where you can easily vote for your favourite Eurovision song per country and also see The Euro-Friends TV Show as hosted by Andy Simon. You can also join the Facebook Group here Andy is back next week and he reveals the next qualifiers from the final Heat 50 (Germany). Andy will also reveal how the contest continues. 
ImageHome Composed Song Contest 2012 - Call out for submissions:  As in previous years Radio International supports the Home Composed Song Contest which is a songwriters competition across Europe and beyond. 2012 marks the 21st edition of the Song Contest and the 2011 edition was won by Denmark and this year's edition is hosted by Spain. Contact the website of the Home Composed Song Contest to find out further details how to submit your entries and also what the schedule looks like. Samuel Bugia Garrido and his team is ready to guide you through the contest. Their email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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, escxtra.com, esctoday.com and escflashmalta.com.   

ImageEurovision News Website: escXtra.com:  Luke Fisher is the  Editor - in - Chief of the newly created Eurovision News website called escXtra.com. Check our more and EXTRA news on the Eurovision Song Contest by visiting the website here.  

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:
06 July 2012:  EUROFEST in London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern (Details
03 - 05 August 2012:  OGAE Germany & Finland's Eurovision weekend in Berlin
01 - 03 September 2012:  OGAE Finland organises a Eurovision Cruise. Click here for details.
08 September 2012: OGAE Portugal's Annual Open Air Eurovision Concert in Setubal 

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. As long as stock last you can also select something out of the Eurovision 2010 Goodies Bag. Good Luck! Congratulations go once again to the Quiz King Bert Ouwerkerk from Utrecht, The Netherlands for winning this week's Clip Quiz.
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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