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Show 08 January 2014

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Listen to this week's edition of:

Malta's Eurovision Radio with Deo Grech (2014-01-08)
Belgium's Europe Start Listening Now (2014-01-06)
Wales 12 Points - W12P (2014-01-02)
Knock Knock Who's There (2014-01-03)

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 talking to us. 

ImageInterview with Herciana Matmuja (Albania 2014): During the Festive Season 2013-2014 Eurovision has not stood still and two national finals were broadcast being the one of Ukraine and the one of Albania in Festival i Kenge. Salman Tanzeem has been on location during the festival in Albania and witnessed the two Semi Finals and the Final. The Winner of the Festival i Kenges 2014 is Herciana Matmuja who not only won the contest in Albania but with this also the ticket to Copenhagen to represent Albania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the song "Zemërimi i një nate (One nights anger)". After the show Salman had the chance and the pleasure to interview Herciana and Radio International is pleased to air this interview during this week's edition of the show. Thank you Salman! :)
ImageInterview with Natalia Kelly (Austria 2013):  Malmoe in Sweden was the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 after the victory of Loreen taking the Eurovision Song Contest from Baku to Sweden. 39 countries competet for the trophy of the contest and the right to host the show the following year. Austria was represented by Natalia Kelly who reached Number 14 in Semi Final 1 and with this failed to qualify for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. The song is called "Shine".However, Natalia left an impression to the members of Eurovision Club Germany who at the end of November 2013 invited her to attend their annual convention for a concert. JP from Radio International was in Cologne for this event and had the pleasure to interview Natalia to find out more about her music career. Listen to this interview in this first regular edition of Radio International in 2014. You can watch this interview on our YouTube channel by clicking - here
Image Interview with Katya Ryabova (Junior Eurovision Russia 2009 & 2011): Once more Radio International takes you into the world of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 which was held on 30 November 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine with Malta winning it. Like at the adult Eurovision Song Contest previous performers return to support their country's entry. This was also the case for Katya or Ekaterina Ryabova who represented Russia twice at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In 2009 it was with "Malenkiy prints" (The little Prince) which came the runner up, second and then in 2011 in Yerevan, Armenia she reached Number 4 with the song "Kak Romeo i Dzhulyetta" (Like Romeo & Juliette). JP had the big pleasure to meet her again for a little interview which was helped with by Michael Komadowski doing the translation. Listen to it on this week's edition of the show. You can watch this interview on our YouTube channel by clicking - here
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - The National Final Season 2014:  With a start of a new quarter that means it is also the start of a new feature on Eurovision Radio International. In the last quarter of 2013 Radio International went through the history of Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest. And over the Christmas Break the national final season has officially begun. Like in previous years the Radio International Eurovision Experts will be assessing the National Finals 2014 live on Radio International. Ross Bennett starts off with the new season taking a look at the National Finals of Albania and the Ukraine
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight XL - The Semi Final entries that should have qualified for the Grand Final:  Returning to the airwaves this week and that in a longer version than the usual slot is Marcus Keppel-Palmer who will be joining JP for the third hour of this week's edition of the show to take a look at some of the great Eurovision entries that actually should have qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Due to the success of this feature and listeners request Bert Ouwerkerk from Utrecht in the Netherlands selected ten songs he thinks should have qualified for the Grand Final. Marcus and JP chat about those entries and of course also play'em. :) Radio International has received already some submissions from listeners and they will be featured in the weeks to come on the show, however, if you would like to submit your choice of Semi Final entries that should have made the Grand Final please send your Top Ten list of songs to CONTACT and let us know why you select each song. 

Image Eurovision UnderCover:  Last week, Radio International started a brand new series on the show featuring Eurovision Cover Versions where David Mann from Eurovision Norwich 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. David Mann's been digging deep in his treasure box for this week's Eurovision Cover song. Don't miss it!

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 Eurovision News website 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:
25 Jan 2014 (Sat) - Germany/Munich
OGAE Germany Annual Convention - website
06 May 2014 (Tue)
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 - Semi Final 1
08 May 2014 (Tue)
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 - Semi Final 2
10 May 2014 (Sat)
Eurovision Song Contest 2014 - Grand Final from Denmark
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 Goodies Bag. Good Luck! We had a record number of entries this week and decided to pull out two names of the hat to win the quiz from last week. Congratulations go to  Arianna from Canada for winning the last quiz. But also to Robert Wahlstroem from Gothenburg in Sweden for winning the James Bond 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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