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Show 18 March 2015
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Listen to this week's edition of:

Malta's Eurovision Radio with Deo (2015-03-18)
Forest FM Eurovision Show Case
Eurovision Domination (2015-03-14)
Mearns FM Eurovision Show (not show this week)
Wales 12 Points (W12P) Mixcloud Channel

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. 

ImageThe Eurovision Song Contest National Final 2015 Season with Eurovision Radio International - your music requests, comments and ideas: Eurovision Radio International never stops and is keen on keeping the music and news of the Eurovision Song Contest in the ears of the many fans that join the show each and every week via the usual means either on FM, Cable and also via PODCAST, Itunes, LISTEN AGAIN, live broadcast or Live Stream. You can also find Radio International (RTV Katwijk) on TuneIn. Please feel free to submit your comments, ideas and requests of Eurovision songs and Radio International is delighted to play your requests during the shows. Click on CONTACT to submit your request to the programme. You can also reach us on Twitter: @RadioInt

ImageMelodifestivalen 2015 Interviews: Melodifestivalen 2015 took place on Saturday 14 March 2015 in Stockholm's Friends Arena with 12 great artists selected out of the four Semi Finals and the Second Chance round. 28000 people in the Arena and a great pair of show hosts: Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson guiding through the Final of Melodifestivalen. JP and Eric were on location and conducted interviews with many of the artists and producer Christer Bjoerkman. This week's edition of Radio International will be a special on Sweden's selection to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Enjoy the show especially this week. 12 acts competed in Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2015 and Eric and JP speed interviewed most of the acts at the Press Conferences after the Dress Rehearsal and after the Grand Final itself. The complete result of Melodifestivalen 2015 can be viewed here. Find a selection of photos from the Melodifestivalen 2015 weekend here

ImageInterview with Mans Zelmerloew (Sweden 2015): Who followed Melodifestivalen last Saturday knows that Mans Zelmerloew won the competition with the song "Heroes" and with this will be representing Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria and possible follow in the footsteps of Conchita Wurst.  Previously Mans had two attempts in Melodifestivalen with "Cara Mia" in 2007 and "Hope and Glory" in 2009. He also was the host of Melodifestivalen in 2010. Radio International met the singer after the dress rehearsal on Friday night. Listen to this interview and also many more interviews with the competing artists on this week's edition of Radio International. You can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here

ImageInterview withe Jon Henrik Fjaellgren (Melodifestivalen 2015): Eric and JP met Jon Henrik at the after show party and chatted with him about his entry and life. The song is called "Jag aer fri" written by Jon Henrik himself and ranked second in Melodifestivalen 2015.

ImageInterview with Eric Saade (Melodifestivalen 2015):  With already being a previous winner of Melodifestivalen back in 2011 Eric Saade represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "Popular" ranking third in Duesseldorf. In 2015 Eric Saade returned to Melodifestivalen with the song "Sting" which at the end of the show on Saturday ranked at Number 5. JP met Eric in the Press Centre during the rehearsals on Thursday evening for an interview and also Eric chatted with Eric after the show on Saturday. You can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here for the interview before the Final  after the Final

ImageInterview with Sanna Nielsen and Robin Paulsson (Hosts of Melodifestivalen 2015): The hosts of this year's Melodifestivalen were absolutely great and a good presentation also lifts the show higher. Sanna Nielsen was the winner of Melodifestivalen 2014 with the song "Undo" and with this Sweden's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 coming third.  Robin Paulsson is a famous comedian on Swedish television. JP caught up with both during the Thursday night rehearsals. You can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here

ImageInterview with Christer Bjoerkman (Executive Producer of Melodifestivalen): The current format of Melodifestivalen is a complete success and was inaugurated the first time I this way back in 2002 and has become the biggest national final of any Eurovision Song Contest country. Christer Bjoerkman who himself represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 and also being member of the Reference Group of the Eurovision Song Contest is the Executive Producer of Melodifestivalen. Eric and JP chatted with Christer after the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen to get his assessment of the show. You can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here

Further Melodifestivalen 2015 interviews were aired during this week's edition of Radio International with Samir & Viktor, Dinah Nah, Mariette and Magnus Carlsson. Also you can watch all the interviews on the Radio International YouTube Channel once they aired on the radio show.
ImageInterview with Mørland & Debrah Scarlett (Norway 2015): While Melodifestivalen 2015 went on in Stockholm's Friends Arena over in Oslo Norway selected their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Daniel Koch on behalf of Radio International met up with the winning act Mørland & Debrah Scarlett right after their victory for first reactions on winning the Norwegian final with the song "A Monster like me".
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - The National Final Season 2015:  The National Final Season to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 is over. Chris Poppe closes out the series taking a look at the final lot of songs that have been selected or nominated in National Finals. Chris will introduce the song from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino and Sweden.
Image Eurovision UnderCover:  This ever so popular feature on Radio International is David Mann's weekly edition of the 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. 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

ImageEurovision Song Contest News: Nathan Waddell joins the team in the studio every week to bring you the news and the latest developments connected to the Eurovision Song Contest such as the National Finals or if it is music releases of Eurovision performers, special concerts, gossip, etc Nathan 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. Nathan is website editor with escxtra.com. In addition, Eurovision News is available on www.eurovision.tv, esctoday.com and escflashmalta.com (amongst others.
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 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:
31 Mar 2015 (Tue) - United Kingdom/London
Eurovision's Greatest Hits at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo
10 Apr 2015 (Fri) - United Kingdom/London
Eurofest preview party at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

17 Apr 2015 (Fri) - The Netherlands/Amsterdam
OGAE NL preparty at Aknathon (21:00 CET)

18 Apr 2015 (Sat) - The Netherlands/Amsterdam
Eurovision in Concert at Melkweg (SOLD OUT!)

24 Apr 2015 (Fri) - United Kingdom
Eurovision Song Contest: 60th Anniversary Conference at BAFTA
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 or a dip into the Eurovision Goodies Bag. 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 for the quiz answers, you have time until 2359 hours the Tuesday after Radio International was aired live. That gives the chance for the listeners who were not able to join us live on Wednesdays to participate in the quiz and the draw for the prize. Good Luck!  Due to lack of time the draw of the lucky winner will be postponed till next week's edition of Radio Internationa. Sorry for the inconvenience. 
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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