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Show 19 December 2012

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

Experience the Eurovision Song Contest with Radio International and Partners.

ImageImageRadio 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.  

Image Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year:  This week is also the last regular show of Radio International in the year 2012 including a touch of Festive Season music but with Eurovision connection. Radio International would also like to take this opportunity to wish our faithful listeners, viewers and fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we are looking forward to 52 more great editions of Eurovision Radio International in 2013. Also a special thanks goes to the remote team members of Radio International that have been working hard to deliver input to the show including interviews and ideas. And don't miss the Christmas Special on Boxing Day!!!
ImageSwiss National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013:  The National Final of Switzerland selecting their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 took place on Saturday, 15 September 2012 in the Bodensee Arena of Kreuzlingen, Switzerland with the participation of nine contestants fighting for the ticket to Malmoe come May. Members of the Team of Radio International were there during and after the show to conduct interviews. Some of the interviews will be on the show this week including the Winners. The remaining interview are scheduled for broadcast in 2013. To watch the photos of the event click here.
A summary of the National Final with all the interviews are available here.
ImageInterview with Heilsarmee (Switzerland 2013):  The Swiss Salvation Army or Heilsarmee from Switzerland won the National Final and will represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmoe, Sweden in May 2013 with the song "You and me". Eric, Bert & JP from Radio International immedeately after the announcement of the winning act interviewed the lead singer Christopher from the Heilsarmee. You will hear this interview on the show this week. It is worth to note that the oldest member of the group is no less than 94 years old and plays the Contra Bass of the Heilsarmee. 
You can also watch the Interviews with:
  • Christopher of the Heilsarmee  here
  • Carrousel here
  • Jesse Ritch here
  • Melissa here
  • Hella von Sinnen (Member of Jury and German Comedian) here
ImageInterview with Sven Epiney - Host of "Die grosse Entscheidungsshow" in Switzerland: Sven was the host of the national final in Switzerland since 2010 but is also the commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest for Swiss TV. Eric and JP chatted with Sven Epiney about the show and the songs and more while on stage after the show.  Click here to watch the interview with Sven
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest: This is the last in the current series 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.  This week Alasdair Rendall will be joining the team in the studio to take a final look at the Swedish entries which will be 2009 till 2012.  As from January 2013 the Radio International correspondents will be assessing the National Finals to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.  
ImageNew Song Releases by Eurovision Artists:  Radio International is always keen to know how the careers of Eurovision performers develop after their performance at the event. The show is in collaboration with many Music Companies that supply Radio International with the latest songs of their signed up artists to bring the muisc closer to the fans. On a weekly basis Radio International receives songs which are being featured on the show. This week listen to the new songs by  Anna Vissi and Sirusho, etc broadcast time permitting :)

Image Euro Friends Song Contest 2012 - Introducing the Grand Finalists with Andy Simon:  This week Andy is back with a special edition of  the Euro Friends Song Contest in search for the ultimate Eurovision song as voted for by the many fans around the world.  After many heats and Eights Finals, Quarter Finals, Semi Finals Andy and JP will this week introduce to you the Grand Finalists of the Euro Friends Song Contest 2012. The voting Windows is currently open and will close during this week's edition of Radio International in the third hour. However, Radio International will be playing the clips of the 25 Finalists within the first two hours. You can vote  on the website of the Euro Friends Song Contest you will find here. Vote for your ten favourite Eurovision songs you wish to see doing well in the contest and also see the Euro-Friends TV Show as hosted by Andy Simon. You can also join the Facebook Group hereThen on 02 January 2013 Andy and Dove will be joining JP in the Radio International studio for revealing the Top 25 Finalists in the winning order from position 25 to NUMBER ONE and the Winner of the Euro Friends Song Contest 2012. 
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


ImageEurovision 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. But also all the National Final Details are being displayed in the Calendar. Make sure you frequently check it out. 
Upcoming Events:
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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