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Show 06 January 2016

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Malta's Eurovision Radio with Deo (2016-01-01)
Forest FM Eurovision Show Case (2016-01-03)
Australia's JOY 94.9 FM (2015-12-24)
Eurovision Domination - Mixcloud Channel
Tommy's Eurovision Show - Mixcloud Channel
Wales 12 Points (W12P) Mixcloud Channel
Malta's Euromix Radju Malta Mixcloud Channel

 Experience the Eurovision Song Contest with Radio International and Partners.

ImageRadio International and ESCNEWS Radio & TV with Chat Room: Radio International is aired on their TV channel live every Wednesday 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 at various times on ESCNEWS Radio. Enjoy and tell your friends to join and be part of the Eurovision Radio International Community! Also become part of the Eurovision Radio International Facebook Group which accompanies the show and is available here. It contains lots of Eurovision News from the major Eurovision News Websites but also announcements. 

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 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

Hightlights of the show

ImageInterview with Dana (Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1970, Ireland):  In 2012, Savee Entertainment presented the Irish Winners' Tour 2012 which toured through the Republic of Ireland at the end of October. A truely amazing event featuring five of the six Irish Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest. Dana, Johnny Logan, Linda Martin, Paul Harrington with Charlie McGettigan and Niamh Kavanagh taking the audience a trip down Eurovision Memory Lane. But before the show the Team of Radio International had the great honour and pleasure to meet and interview the very first Irish Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest - DANA who in 1970 won the contest in Amsterdam's Rai Congress Centre with the song "All kinds of everything". Dana tells us the story of her way to Eurovision and the involvment in the Irish politics and her great memories in the music buisness. Dana released some 30 singles and 30 albums over the years and has stood for election for the President of the Republic of Ireland. Now some years later Radio International's Sir David Mann met Dana again during a concert the singer gave in the United Kingdom. David had an intensive chat with Dana following up on the interview with JP from 2012. Details about Dana can be found here. Enjoy listening to this interview this week on Radio International. 

ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - The National Final Season 2016: The National Selection Process of the songs that will represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is well under way. In the last quarter of 2015 Radio International went through the best picks of Sweden's National Final - The Melodifestivalen where our Eurovision Experts selected what they thought is the best songs per year. Sweden will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in the Globen Arena of Stockholm next May with the Grand Final on the 14 May 2016 and the the Semi Finals on 10 & 12 May 2016, respectively. Like in previous years the Radio International Eurovision Experts will be assessing the National Finals 2016 live on Radio International. Ross Bennett starts off with the new season taking a look at the National Finals and this week with the first National Final - Albania's Festivali i Këngës as well as looking at Russia's Eurovision Ambassador for 2016 - Sergey Lazarev. 

ImageEurovision 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.  This week Radio International featured new music from sunny Cyprus. The new CD Album of Avraam Konstandinou has been released by FM Records with new songs for Polis (Istanbul), Smyrna, Ayvalik, Cappadocia, Imvros-Tenedos Islands, Thrace and Cyprus. Those songs played on the show are included in the cd "The Motherlands of My Soul". Music: Savvas Degirmentzoglou , Lyrics: Avraam Konstandinou. Song: Savvas Degirmentzoglou. The album is available internationally in digital stores such as Amazon, Google Play Store but also in Spotify entitled, "Tis psihis mou i patrides" (The motherlands of my soul). Also, the CD will be available at all the big stores in Greece & Cyprus.
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. Many broadcast dates of the National Final Seasons for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 have been added already. 
Upcoming Events - Highlights:
23 Jan 2015 (Sat) - Germany/Munich
OGAE Germany's annual Club Convention - details
22 Jan 2016 (Fri) - United Kingdom/London
Eurofest at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern
09 Apr 2016 (Sat) - The Netherlands/Amsterdam
Eurovision in Concert at Melkweg (Tickets on sale from 04 Jan)
22 Apr 2016 (Fri) - United Kingdom/London
Eurofest at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern
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 two weeks time to crack the quiz 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! 

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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