Go through the summer of 2012 and the Past Eurovision Depression (PED) with the Team of Radio International who would like to invited you to the weekly Ultimative Eurovision Experience. Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv and on Digital Cable 41 in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the European Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. Tell your friends to join in – SPREAD THE NEWS. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CETwhen Eurovision fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.
Interview with Mandinga (Romania 2012): What a nice delegation Romania took to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary Mandinga represented Romania with the song “Zalelah” in Baku successfully qualifying heir home country to the Grand Final and reaching a remarkable Number 12 position. “Zalelah” is a dance Mandinga invites the audience to dance to. Although representing Romania Mandinga also has members in the group from Cuba. Lilian and JP had the great pleasure to meet Mandinga for a second time for an interview this time in Baku’s Press Centre after their initial interview with Radio International at Eurovision in Concert 2012 in Amsterdam earlier on this year.
Interview with Pernilla Karlsson (Finland 2012):
Unfortunately, no qualification for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the lovely Pernilla Karlsson
who represented her native Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Semi Final 1 at Number 12 when only the Top 10 per Semi Final advance to the Grand Final. The song “När jag blundar
” translates to “When I close my eyes” and is performed in Swedish due to the fact that the area Pernilla comes from is a minority area where the language spoken is Swedish. This is a special interview as Lilian, Camera Man Roger and JP “kidnapped” the delegation bus of Finland and did the interview aboard the bus
That’s a first in JP’s interviewing career
Interview with Iris (Belgium 2012): Belgium last qualified for the Grand Final in 2010 in Oslo when Tom Dice won his Semi Final with the song “Me and my guitar”. In 2011 it was Witloof Bay who almost get Belgium back into the Grand Final with the song “With love baby” but missed a few points and ended up at Number 11 in their Semi Final meaning not qualifying Belgium for the Grand Final in Duesseldorf. Now in 2012, Iris represented Belgium and on reached Number 17 in Semi Final 1 with the song “Would you“. Lilian, Roger and JP met the young singer for a brief interview which you can hear on the showthis week.
Eurovision Song Contest Spotlight – The Host Entries: After reflecting on the 57th Eurovision Song Contest over the past weeks Radio International now continuous to present a brand new series with the Eurovision experts in the UK and Ireland to take you through the summer. The new series is taking a look at the entries to the Eurovision Song Contest by the countries that were hosting the contest e.g. this year the Eurovision Song Contest came from Azerbaijan and the Azeri entry = Host Entry is Sabina Babayeva. This week it is the turn of Ross Bennett who will be joining the team in the studio from Brighton to take a look at the host entries of 1962, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002 and 2012.
Eurovision Song Contest News: Luke 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.
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 which has been restocked with 2012 items. 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. Our friends who pick Radio International up via EurovisiOradio.eu can also participate at the weekly quiz.
There will be the usual bits and pieces such the Eurovision Quiz, your Eurovision Music Requests and messages, Eurovision Calendar Items and the Eurovision News as they happen. Your views and requests are welcome and quiz answers can be sent via the website’s CONTACT
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