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Show 23 January 2013

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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 a re-run of the weekly edition of Radio International. Enjoy and tell your friends to join and be part of the Eurovision 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 Interview with SINPLUS (Switzerland 2012):  During the Swiss National Final 2013 which was held in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland on 15 December 2012, Radio International had the pleasure to once again meet and interview the brothers Gabriel and Ivan from SINPLUS who represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Their entry "Unbreakable", unfortunately, only reached Number 11 in the Semi Final failing to qualify Switzerland for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. In Kreuzlingen, SINPLUS handed over the responsibility to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 to the Heilsarmee or Salvation Army who won the national final 2013. (However, the name of the band and stage outfit has to be changed.) Listen to the interview during this week's edition of the show to find out about how the career of SINPLUS will continue.  Alternatively,  you can watch the video version of the interview by clicking here.
ImageOGAE Germany's Annual Convention 2013 - Interview with Frank Albers:  OGAE Germany's Annual Convention is scheduled to take place on Saturday 26 January 2013 in Wirtshaus zum Isartal, Munich, Germany with the participation of Tom Dice (Belgium 2010), Pasha Parfeny (Moldova 2012), Friderika Bayer (Hungary (1994) and Sandra Reemer (Netherlands 1972 & 1976) and guest of honour - Germany's Mr. Eurovision - Ralph Siegel. Frank Albers - the clubs PR Manager will be talking to Radio International live during the show to tell us all the details of this year's edition of the OGAE Germany Convention.  
ImageInterview with Natalia Barbu (Moldova 2007):  In September 2012, OGAE Portugal organised their third Eurovision Live Concert together in and with the municipality of Setubal, Portugal just outside of Lisabon with the participation of many Portuguese artists and International Eurovision performers including Katrina of Katrina and the Waves (United Kingdom 1997), Niamh Kavanagh (Ireland 1993 & 2010) and more such as Natalia Barbu who represented Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song "Fight" reaching Number 10. The Team of Radio International had the pleasure to meet and interview the singer in the dressing room during the soundcheck of the event. 
ImageMalta Eurovision Song Contest 2013 - Can we have your votes please:  As every year Radio International supports the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in which the Maltese Population and an International Jury select the most suitable song to represent the Maltese Islands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden come May. Like in 2012, pbs uses the same format where the national selection consist of a Semi Final with 24 artists that is narrowed down to 16 Finalists out of which the Maltese representative to the Eurovision Song Contest will be selected. Kurt Calleja won the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "This is the night" which also made it sucessfully to the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku last May. Who will succeed Kurt? The Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013 will be televised on Friday, 01 February 2013 (Semi Final) and Saturday, 02 February 2013 (Final) and will be available to watch online as well. escflashmalta.com will keep you up-to-date with the developments.  Your Votes are needed:  Radio International will be conducting a pre-voting amongst the fans, listeners and viewers of the weekly Eurovision radio show. Video clips of all the 24 songs are available online here and Radio International would like to involve the listeners and viewers to the weekly show to cast their votes in selecting their favourite ten songs of the 24 Semi Finalists in Eurovision Voting style (12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point) and submit their choice to Radio International by 01 February 2013. For this please find the Voting Form here on MS EXCEL. Alternatively, send your ranked favourite Top 10 songs to Radio International via this the CONTACTS link. Full details can be seen here.  
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - The 2013 National Finals with Dermot Manning: A brand new year has started and the Eurovision World is already in full swing of selecting their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 that will be staged in Malmoe, Sweden on the 14 May 2013 (Semi Final 1),  16 May 2013 (Semi Final 2) and 18 May 2013 (Grand Final) where so far 39 countries will be competing for the trophy and the rights to hold the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. As every year Radio International reviews the National Finals with the regular correspondents and this week it is the turn of Dermot Manning who will be taking a look at the selection process of Lithuania and Switzerland. Find a full listing of the upcoming National Finals here.
Image Eurovision UnderCover:  Last week, Radio International started a brand new series on the show featuring Eurovision Cover Versions where JP will be intoducing some of the finest Eurovision Song Contest entries covered by other singers. Just be surprised. You will be hearing the actual song that has been on the Eurovision stage followed by the cover. Enjoy the brand new series.  Listeners are encouraged to send in their cover versions they came across over the years to share with the other fans tuning into the show. Alternatively, listeners can send in their request for a particular Eurovision covered song using this link.
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.


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 - Highlights:
26 January 2013: 
OGAE Germany's Annual Club Meeting with Tom Dice, Pasha Parfeny, Friderika Bayer, Sandra Reemer and Ralph Siegel.  Details
13 April 2013:
Eurovision in Concert 2013 in the Melkweg of Amsterdam, The Netherlands with 2013 Eurostar. 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 Michael Nagelkerke from Maastricht, 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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