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Show 19 April 2017 - Meet the Eurostars 2017 (Part 4)
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Hightlights of the show

ImageEurovision Song Contest 2017 - Preview Events:  The National Final Season for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is over and now various countries offer the Eurovision Pre-view events such as Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam, London Preview Event, Israel Calling, Madrid's Eurovision Party and also the Riga Eurovision Party. On Saturday, 09 April 2017 was Eurovision in Concert 2017 and Radio International's David Mann, Alasdair Rendall and JP were on location in Amsterdam and conducted interviews with the artists representing their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine come May. Listen to these interviews on the show this week and the weeks to come. 
 
ImageInterview with Francesco Gabbani (Italy 2017):  Since Italy's return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 the boot country has done extremely well will Top 10 rankings in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with great artists such as Il Volo and Marco Mengoni and now in 2017 Francesco Gabbani will be waving the Flag for Italy on stage together with an ape when he performs his song "Occidentali's Karma" which is tippoed to be the winning entry of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Italy is part of the Big 5 and with that directly qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Francesco has been to Eurovision in Concert 2017 in Amsterdam and that is where JP chatted with the singer.  and you car hear this interview on the show this week as well as you can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here  

ImageInterview with Robin Bengtsson (Sweden 2017): The Winner of Melodifestivalen 2017 and with this title also Sweden's representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 - is Robin Bengtsson with the song "I can't go on" which initially in it's Semi Final included foul language but for the Grand Final the song was cleaned up. Robin started in the Swedish version of IDOLS in 2008 which was won by Maltese Kevin Borg and Robin ended up third in this edition of IDOLS. Robin entered "Contellation Prize" into Melodifestivalen 2016 and successfully came directly into the Grand Final where it reached Number 5. Sweden's hopeful is to bring another victory for Eurovision Producer Extra-ordinaire Christer Bjoerkman as then Sweden would have also seven Eurovision wins such as Ireland. Robin will ll be opening up Eurovision 2017 in Semi Final 1 on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 as Song Number 1. Radio International's David Mann and JP met Robin at the London Eurovision Preview Event early April for an update since JP already taked to Robin during the Melodifestivalen 2017 rehearsal week. Listen to this interview on the show this week and you can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here  The briadcast of this interview has been postponed till next week's edition of the show. Any inconvenience is regretted, 
 
ImageInterview with Levina (Germany 2017):  Emerging from a very confusing national final in Germany on ARD TV Levina won our of the 5 contestants and then she had to compete both songs against each other. The winner was "Perfect Life" which won the televoting in Germany at the end. Levina is a great and tall singer as well and lives partly in London and Berlin, Germany. Germany is part of the Big 5 and with this qualified directly for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Levina also took part at the London Eurovision Preview event on 02 April 2017 when Radio International's David Mann and JP interviewed the German hopeful. Listen to this interview on the show this week as well as  you can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here  
 
Image}Interview with Naviband  (Belarus 2017): The happy and funny couple Naviband are representing Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Historyja majho ×yccia" and will compete in Semi Final 2 at Song 15. Ally and JP met Naviband during Eurovision in Concert 2017 for a short interview and their musical talents which you can hear on this week's edition of Radio International  and you can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here  
 
Image Interview with Timebelle (Switzerland 2017): Starting in Semi Final 2 at Song Number 14 is Switzerland's Hopefulls Timebelle who tried previously in the Swiss National Final to obtain the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest but at the second attempt it worked. The song is called "Apollo". Hopefully this will bring Switzerland back into the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The last time that happened was back in 2014 with Sebalter. Ally and JP from Radio International chatted with Timebelle at Eurovision in Concert 2017 in Amsterdam on 08 Apri 2017. You can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here  
 
ImageInterview with Anja Nissen (Denmark 2017):  In 2016 Denmark failed to qualify for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest with Lighthouse X. Hopefully, the winner of the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 Anja Nissen will be able to correct this situation with getting Denmark qualified for the Grand Final with her song "Where I am" which competes in Semi Final 2 at Song 9 on Tuesday 09 May 2017. Anja was also part of Eurovision in Concert 2017 in Amsterdam where Ally and JP of Radio International had the pleasure to meet and chat with Anja which you can hear on this week's edition of the show as well you can also watch this interview on our YouTube Channel - click here
 
ImageInterview with Kristian Kostov (Bulgaria 2017):  After the huge success of Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with Poli Genova and "If love was a crime" reaching an amazing Number 4 in Stockholm last year, Bulgaria sends in 17 year old Kristian Kostov to represent his country with the song "Beautiful Mess" which will be performed in Semi Final 2 at song Number 16. Kristian was also part of the London Preview Event 2017 on 02 April 2017 and JP chatted with the youngest singer at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Kristian also was part of the Eurovision in Concert 2017 and there David Mann got an update which you can hear on the show this week.
 
ImageEurovision Song Contest Spotlight - Eurovision 2017 by Regions: The National Selection Season to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is over and as from this week until the event in May the Radio International Experts take a look at the songs again but by regions live on Radio International. This week Chris Poppe continues with taking a look at the "wide" South of Europe and the songs going into the race in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 which will take place in Ukraine's capital Kiev on 09 May 2017 for Semi Final 1, 11 May 2017 for Semi Final 2 and the Grand Final on Saturday, 13 May 2017 from Kiev's International Exhibition Centre when 43 countries are battling it out for the trophy and the right to host Eurovision 2018.

ImageEurovision Under Cover:  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 plus more. Make sure you frequently check it out. 
 
Upcoming Events - Highlights:

09 May 2017 (Sat) - Ukraine/Kiev
62nd Eurovision Song Contest - Semi Final 1
 
11 May 2017 (Sat) - Ukraine/Kiev
62nd Eurovision Song Contest - Semi Final 2

13 May 2017 (Sat) - Ukraine/Kiev
62nd Eurovision Song Contest - Grand Final
 
30 Jun-02 Jul 2017 (Fri-Sun) - The Netherlands/Vlieland
J'aime la vlie weekend at Camping Stortemelk
 
14-16 Jul 2017 (Fri-Sun) - Germany/Berlin
Eurovision weekend together with OGAE Malta
 
09-10 Sep 2017 (Sat-Sun) - Germany/Frankfurt-am-Main
Eurovision convention featuring 32 Eurovision artists!
 
25 Nov 2017 (Sat) - Germany/Köln
ECGermany's annual Clubtreffen at Gloria Theater 
 
Eurovision 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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