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Show 18 July 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

ImageMalta's Fabrizio Faniello releases his European Album in Indonesia:  CAPSOUND is the German Record Label the Maltese Singer Fabrizio Faniello is currently signed with. Due to his mega success in Indonesia his current album "When we dance" has been recorded in the Indonesian language BAHASA and in Indonesia the album is called "Kasmaran". Radio International is proud to play his latest single "Aku Punya Dia" from this album on the show this week. In combination with this  there will be a quiz in which the winner will win a rare copy of the album "Kasmaran" with kind courtesy of CAPSOUND. So make sure you tune in and send your answer to CONTACT by next Tuesday, 24 July 2012. The Quiz Questions are available here.

ImageNew Releases by Eurostars:  Recently many past Eurovision performers have been working on new material releasing new songs and albums. In addition to the new album of Fabrizio Faniello on the show this week will be Malta's Glen Vella's latest song "Lie" which is available now as well on ITunes. Click here for further details.
Also this week Radio International  has received quite a number of new releases by former Eurovision performers. Make sure not to miss this week's edition of Radio International and listen to the new tunes of Fabrizio Faniello, Glen Vella, Safura, Maria Serifovic, Malcolm Pisani, Ira Losco and Michalis Hatzigiannis.

ImageInterview with Tooji (Norway 2012):  Norway has a record in being on the anchor position at the Eurovision Song Contest and this tradition continued at the 57th Eurovision Song Contest coming from Baku, Azerbaijan. Young energetic Tooji represented Norway with the song "Stay" and after successfully qaulifying for the Grand Final out of the Semi Final Norway ended up at Number 26. Lilian, Roger and JP had the pleasure to meet Tooji for a second interview after his press conference in Baku. Radio International already interviewed Tooji live on the radio on 04 April 2012 in case you wanna flash back and have a listen to that interview.
ImageInterview with Izabo (Israel 2012):  Israel was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 by Izabo. Founded back in 1989 the band enjoys many successes in their home country. The song which Izabo performed at the Eurovision Song Contest is called "Time" and did not do the magic trick and qualify the country for the Grand Final. The song - a 70s retro piece - only reached Number 13 in Semi Final 1. Lilian, Roger and JP met Izabo for an interview right after their first press conference which you can hear in this week's edition of Radio International. Parts of that interview was also televised in Israel as Radio International found out shortly afterwards. Also Shiri from the band gave an interview live on Radio International on 04 April 2012 - in case you want to flash back to that show - you can do that here
Image Interview with Litesound (Belarus 2012):  Unfortunately, no success for the Belarussian boyband Litesound who represented Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan with the song "We are the heroes" which only reached Number 16 in Semi Final 2 when only the Top 10 advance to the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Litesound are brothers Dmitry and Vladimir Karyakin, Jacopo Massa, Alex Kolchin and Ignat Yakovich. On 29 April 2012 Eric and JP previsouly interview Dmitr, Vladimir and Jacopoin Brussels at a promotion event which you can hear here. In Baku, Lilian and JP had the pleasure to meet and interview all five members of the band right after their press conference in the Press Centre. Have a listen to this interview during this week's edition of the show. 
More interviews with the 2012 Eurostars will be on the next editions of Radio International. Watch out for them every Wednesday. 
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - The Host Entries:  After reflecting on the 57th Eurovision Song Contest over the past weeks Radio International now continuous to present a brand new series with the Eurovision experts in the UK and Ireland to take you through the summer. The new series is taking a look at the entries to the Eurovision Song Contest by the countries that were hosting the contest e.g. this year the Eurovision Song Contest came from Azerbaijan and the Azeri entry = Host Entry is Sabina Babayeva. This week it is the turn of Chris Poppe who will be joining the team in the studio to take a look at the host entries of 1963, 1964, 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2003. 
Image Euro Friends Song Contest 2012 - The Quarter Finals with Andy Simon:  Continuing this 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 is back this week to reveal the first qualifiers for the Quarter Finals.  The website of the Euro Friends Song Contest you will find here where you can easily vote for your favourite Eurovision songs you wish to see in the next stage of the contest and also see The Euro-Friends TV Show as hosted by Andy Simon. You can also join the Facebook Group here
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:
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 to Gerly Annok from Estonia 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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