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Show 03 February 2016

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additional show from the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 - click here to listen

Also listen to other Eurovision Shows:

Malta's Eurovision Radio with Deo (2016-01-29)
Forest FM Eurovision Show Case (2016-01-31)
Australia's JOY 94.9 FM (2016-01-25)
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

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

ImageTribute to Sir Terry Wogan (BBC TV Eurovision Commentator):  Sad news hit the Eurovision World and the people in the United Kingdom as on Sunday morning it was announced that one of if not the best broadcaster of our time Sir Terry Wogan had passed away suffering from cancer for a short period of time. He died on 31 January 2016 surrounded by his family. Terry Wogan was the BBC TV's commentator for many years before Graham Norton took over the job. Sir Terry Wogan also hosted many television shows as well radio shows on the BBC such as WAKE UP TO WOGAN or WEEKEND WOGAN. BBC Radio 2 and BBC TV have been broadcasting tribute shows to remember the great broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan. Also Radio International will be paying tribute to Sir Terry Wogan during this week's edition of Radio International produced by David Mann. 

ImageMalta Eurovision Song Contest 2016:  The Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is the national selection of Malta to select their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 to take place in Stockholm, Sweden come May. On Friday 22 January 2016 20 acts competed for the Top 14 place to advance to the Final which was held on Saturday, 23 January 2016. The Winner of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is Ira Losco selected by six judges and the Maltese Public by Televoting. The event took place in the legendary Mediterrranean Conference Centre in Valetta, the same venue where Glen Vella won with "One Life" in 2011 and Debbie Scerri with "Let me fly" in 1997 and many others too. The show was organised and broadcast by Malta's Public Broadcasting Services - pbs and and webcast also on eurovision.tv where you still can watch the show in case you missed it. You can find a summary of the production work done by the Team of Radio International on location - by clicking here.  
ImageInterviews with Ira Losco (Malta 2002 & 2016 and Winner of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest): The Winner of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is Ira Losco as selected artist to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. She won the national final with the song "Chameleon". What needs to be noted though is that the rules of the competition state that the national final is an artist selection and the song can still be changed. Ira already represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 with the song "7th Wonder" coming second in Tallinn, Estonia. In 2014 she hosted the Malta Eurovision Song Contest together with the previous year's winner Gianluca Bezzina. Right after this event the Malta Music Awards took place and Ira Losco was awarded three Malta Music Awards for 2013. The Team of Radio International were in Malta for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 and had the pleasure to meet Ira Losco and chatted with her. You can hear this interview on this week's edition of the show as well as an interview done after the qualified from the Semi Final as well as a clip from the Red Carpet on the night of the national final and then after the Winner's Press Conference. Hear it all on this week's edition of Radio International as the team is back from sunny Malta. With this interview Radio International continues the story from last week and you can hear an interview done with Ira Losco after the Winner's Press Conference and at the Red Carpet that preceeded the Final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016. After the Winner's Press Conference David Mann chatted with the mother of Ira Losco - Margaret which you can hear on this week's edition of Radio International.
ImageInterview with Christabelle (Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Number 4): A very energetic song once again performed by Christabelle who became the runner up at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015 when "Rush" came second. In 2014 she also took part with the song "Lovetricity" which came 8th. In the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Christabelle reached Number 4 with the song "Kingdom" receiving an enormous applause in the hall right after her performance. You can hear the interview with the singer from Malta on this week's edition of Radio International. Enjoy! You can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here
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 continues this week with the new season taking a look at the National Finals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. 

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. Due to the extended Tribute to Sir Terry Wogan the Eurovision Cover Spot will be continued next week. 

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. Many broadcast dates of the National Final Seasons for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 have been added already. 
Upcoming Events - Highlights:
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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