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Show 14 November 2012

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Malta's Eurovision Radio from ONE RADIO
Belgium's Europe Start Listening Now

Malta's Euromix on Radju Malta from pbs

Experience the Eurovision Song Contest with Radio International and Partners.

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. 
OGAE UK's Eurobash 2012 - A Look Back at an Amazing Event - click to get all the story and more

ImageInterview with Bobbysocks (Norway 1985):   The Toma Fund of Newcastle in the United Kingdom organised an amazing event on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 in the Sage, Gateshead with the involvement of many Eurovision Winners and performers such as Linda Martin, Johnny Logan, Bobbysocks, Anne-Marie David, Scott Fitzgerald, Scooch, Josh Dubovi, Nicki French, Black Lace and others. The event was called "Eurovision Reunited". The aim of the event was to raise money in aid of the the Toma Fund and children suffering from cancer. Details about the Toma Fund can be found here and who wishes to donate money for this good cause please see the website how to donate.  Radio International was on location as the only Eurovision media having the great pleasure to interview the artists amongst which the Bobbysocks who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1985 for Norway with the song "La det swinge - Let it swing".   Bobbysocks are Hanne Krogh (Norway) and Elisabeth Andreassen (Sweden). Complete details of the charming ladies who represented also their countries as soloists can be found here. Chris and JP interviewed the Bobbysocks backstage in the Sage in Gateshead which you can hear on this week's edition of Radio International - Enjoy!. To watch the video clip of the interview click here. JP's Photo Album of the event is available here.
ImageInterview with Esther Hart (Netherlands 2003) and Joan Franka (Netherlands 2012). OGAE Sweden organised their annual Fanclub Convention on 13 October 2012 in the municipalty of Eskilstuna near Stockholm in Sweden. National and International artists were invited to this event such as Joan Franka (Netherlands 2012), Glen Vella (Malta 2011), SINPLUS (Switzerland 2012), Esther Hart (Netherlands 2012), SINPLUS (Switzerland 2012), Birgitta Haukdahl (Iceland 2003) and the Mother of the Eurovision Song Contest - the very first Winner Lys Assus who back in 1956 won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Refrain".  The Team of Radio International was in Eskilstuna, Sweden and conducted interviews with the invited Eurovision artists including with the two Dutch participants at the Eurovision Song Contest. Esther Hart represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with the song "One more night" reaching Number 13 in Riga. And Joan Franka respresented the Netherlands in 2012 with the song "You and me" in Indian outfit. Unfortunately, although a fan favourite - failed to qualify for the Grand Final in Baku. Radio International also met the singer at the Eurovision Live Concert organised by OGAE Portugal in September. You will get both interviews in the show this week talking about their careers after Eurovision and future plans.  To see the photos of the OGAE Sweden event including the reception in the Town Hall of Eskilstuna - click here. And to watch the interviews click here for Joan Franka and here for Joan and Esther together
ImageJunior Eurovision Song Contest 2012:  The 2012 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be staged from the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam on Saturday, 01 December 2012 wth the participation of young artists from twelve countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine  competing for the trophy of the event. The show starts at 2015 hours CET and will be televised by the participating countries as well as on the event's website Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Here you will also find all detailed information about the young artists. Members of the Team of Radio International will be present at the event and conduct interviews with the young artists which you can hear during the shows around the 01 December 2012. To get us into the mood for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Radio International welcomes JESC music requests from the listeners and viewers. 
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest: The current series continuous where Radio International correspondants take a look at the entries of Sweden to the Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden won the Eurovision Song Contest five times kicking off with ABBA's "Waterloo" in 1974, followed by the Herreys ten years on in 1984 with "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley". Then with Carola in 1991 when she won with "Captured by a love storm". Swedish success continued in 1999 when Charlotte Nilssson took the honours with "Take me to your heaven" and in 2012 Loreen took the trophy in Baku for the Winning Song "Euphoria". But what about the other great Swedish entries that did not win. It is time to check them out on Radio International over the next few weeks.  This week Alasdair Rendall will be joining the team in the studio to take a look at the early days of Swedish entries which will be 1989 till 1992.

ImageEuro Friends Song Contest 2012 - The Quarter Final 4 Qualifiers with Andy Simon:  Andy is back 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 will reveal the qualifiers of the Fourth Quarter Final of the Euro Friends Song Contest 2012 which go through to the Semi 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

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:
24 - 25 November 2012: 
EC Germany's Annual Club Meeting in Cologne with Fabrizio Faniello, Ott Lepland and Darja Svajger. Details
01 December 2003:
26 January 2013: 
OGAE Germany's Annual Club Meeting with Tom Dice, Pasha Parfeny, Friderika Bayer and Sandra Reemer.  Details

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 Rafael Vivas from Venezuela 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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