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Juergen Boernig

Juergen Boernig

The 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is months away but several countries have either confirmed their participation or released their regulations for national selection processes. 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

Roberto Bellarosa and Cezar who represented Belgium and Romania at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest were the artists interviewed on last weeks' edition of Radio International. This week, the focus is one a duo, one known as Jalisse who represented Italy at the 1997 edition of the international competition, finishing in a stunning fourth place with their entry Fiumi di Parole. RAI Television was stunned, expecting a top three finish and possibly a victory and thus withdrew from the competition for several years, only announcing their return in 2011 with Raphael Gualazzi taking the nation to second place, their first ever first runner-up finish in history. The interview with the renowned duo, winners of the 1997 Sanremo competition was done during their visit to Setubal, Portugal where they were invited by OGAE Portugal.

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Robert Wahlstrom from Sweden will be presenting some fantastic G:son tracks over the course of the programme including contributions at the Eurovision Song Contest. As the dawn of a brand new season approaches, Radio International will be hosting a brand new feature, one entitled Denmark's Eurovision Song Contest History which will be reflecting on the entries that the Scandinavian nation sent to the annual music competition. David Mann will continue to look at cover versions from the event whilst the latest news from escXtra and escflashmalta.com will be read out. In the meantime, former representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest are always looking for ways to please their fans and thus new music is being recorded and published throughout the year. Radio International will be playing the most recent singles as sent in by several record labels. We urge you to tune into Radio International this evening at 20:00 CET in order to request your favourite entry from the Eurovision Song Contest and listen to the special features.

Source: Press Release

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The 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is months away but several countries have either confirmed their participation or released their regulations for national selection processes. 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

It has been a triumphant return for all of us at Radio International as audiences are soaring. One of the most respected artists at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was none other than Roberto Bellarosa (Belgium) and we had the opportunity to speak to him in Setubal as OGAE Portugal were hosting their annual convention. On the other hand, another interview which will be airing this evening is that with Cesar (Romania) who also took to the stage at this years' edition of the itnernational competition. Both speak of their respective experiences inter-related with either the Eurovision Song Contest or the preparations towards it within the national final. It is always a pleasure to see such fire and enthusiasm, recorded by artists who would be recognised in their home countries and sometimes even abroad. There is always an audience for former representatives.

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Tonight! Eric Lehmann will also be present to speak about the OGAE Luxembourg Convention taking place in just a couple of weeks time. As the dawn of a brand new season approaches, Radio International will be hosting a brand new feature, one entitled Denmark's Eurovision Song Contest History which will be reflecting on the entries that the Scandinavian nation sent to the annual music competition. David Mann will continue to look at cover versions from the event whilst the latest news from escXtra and escflashmalta.com will be read out. In the meantime, former representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest are always looking for ways to please their fans and thus new music is being recorded and published throughout the year. Radio International will be playing the most recent singles as sent in by several record labels. We urge you to tune into Radio International this evening at 20:00 CET in order to request your favourite entry from the Eurovision Song Contest and listen to the special features.

Source: Press Release

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The 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is months away but several countries have either confirmed their participation or released their regulations for national selection processes. Emmelie de Forest has just unveiled the official music video to accompany the release of the single Hunter and Prey and well, we're back from our summer holidays, ensuring that our listeners are ready for a brand new autumn/winter season. 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

It's stunning that upon our return, we are pleased to bring you four interviews this evening; Marion Rung (Finland 1962 and 1973), Daniela Varela (Portugal 2009), Ana Lains (Portugal NF 2001) and Birgitta Haukdal (Iceland 2003). It is important to denote that the four artists were interviewed within events organised by the Fan Organisation of the Eurovision Song Contest, that known as the OGAE. As a matter of fact, the former Finnish representative was on the cruise which took people from Helsinki to Tallinn whilst the others were all guests of the convention held in Portugal. All of them spoke of their respective experiences inter-related with either the Eurovision Song Contest or the preparations towards it within the national final. It is always a pleasure to see such fire and enthusiasm, recorded by artists who would be recognised in their home countries and sometimes even abroad. There is always an audience for former representatives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI7l5WSJPIA

As the dawn of a brand new season approaches, Radio International will be hosting a brand new feature, one entitled Denmark's Eurovision Song Contest History which will be reflecting on the entries that the Scandinavian nation sent to the annual music competition. David Mann will continue to look at cover versions from the event whilst the latest news from escXtra and escflashmalta.com will be read out. In the meantime, former representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest are always looking for ways to please their fans and thus new music is being recorded and published throughout the year. Radio International will be playing the most recent singles as sent in by several record labels. We urge you to tune into Radio International this evening at 20:00 CET in order to request your favourite entry from the Eurovision Song Contest and listen to the special features.

Source: Press Release

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The 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is already three months old and the winner, Emmelie de Forest has just unveiled the name of her follow-up single, that being Hunter and Pray whilst Denmark are calling for entries to next years' pre-selection procedure. Time Flies! We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

The focal point of the programme this week is none other than Kurt Calleja, the male vocalist who represented Malta at the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. His entry This is The Night which he co-wrote alongside Johan J'Amtberg and Mikael Gunneras managed to take the nation into the final, from where it failed to make an impact and stumbled in a disappointing twenty-first position. In recent weeks, the entertainer published his debut album entitled Love on Mars in a concert with all proceeds going to charity.Amongst the guests during this concert, there were none other than Amber, who had accompanied Kurt as a backing vocalist and Gianluca who represented Malta at the international showcase earlier this year. Other interviews airing this evening are with Alex Panayi who represented Cyprus at the 1995 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with Sti Fotia and PeR who represented Latvia at this years' international competition with Here We Go.

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There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including tracks by Alex Sparrow (Russia 2011), Lauris Reiniks (Latvia 2000), Maya Sar (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2012), Agnetha Faltskorg (Sweden 1974), Celine Dion (Switzerland 1988), Kevin Borg (Malta NF 2013) and Pastora Soler (Spain 2012). All of the news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. David Mann will be discussing songs from the Eurovision Song Contest which have been covered across time. Make sure to tune into this evenings episode of Radio International on the links offered above as we help you get through your post Eurovision depression. escflashmalta.com is always proud to promote the work of Radio International hence the weekly promotion of the leading interviews which is the way that each article will be placed upon within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Source: Team of Radio International

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Mid-August, and the team of Radio International led by Juergen Boernig continues to help one deal with the absence of new material as summer somewhat brings down the Eurovision Song Contest preperations. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

Moje 3, a trio made up of Mirna Radulović, Nevena Božović, and Sara Jovanović were specifically brought together following The Voice of Serbia in an attempt to create the ultimate girlband with the Eurovision Song Contest being their debut. Their entry entitled Ljubav Je Svuda co-written by Saša Milošević Mare and Marina Tucaković failed to get through the first semi-final, finishing in eleventh place with forty-six (46) points, just six points behind Estonia who had come in tenth place. This evening, Radio International will be chatting to the girls for the final time noting that they have officially disbanded and will be pursuing other projects as solo artists. They made it clear that the project was just set for the Eurovision Song Contest and quite frankly, it did not prove successful. Other interviews to be aired during this weeks' episode; Who See (Montenegro 2013), Nodi & Sopho (Georgia 2013), Per (Latvia 2013) and Hannah Mancini (Slovenia 2013).

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There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including tracks by Alex Sparrow (Russia 2011), Johnny Logan (Ireland 1980, 1987), Maya Sar (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2012), Agnetha Faltskorg (Sweden 1974), Nina Badric (Croatia 2012), Kevin Borg (Malta NF 2013) and Pastora Soler (Spain 2012). All of the news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. David Mann will be discussing songs from the Eurovision Song Contest which have been covered across time. Make sure to tune into this evenings episode of Radio International on the links offered above as we help you get through your post Eurovision depression. escflashmalta.com is always proud to promote the work of Radio International hence the weekly promotion of the leading interviews which is the way that each article will be placed upon within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Source: Press Release

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It's August and Radio International hosted by Juergen Boernig has been with you post Eurovision Song Contest with a number of features from the world of the international competition. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

Gianluca, the male artist who represented Malta at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat has been extremely busy upon his return from the showcase, having been given the opportunity to release his debut album and also perform alongside world renowned tenor, Joseph Calleja. Apart from that, this evening, he is also sharing the stage with three time Eurovision Song Contest winner, Johnny Logan from Ireland as they perform at the Għaxaq Music Festival. Gianluca is taking time out of his busy schedule for an exclusive live interview with Radio International as he discusses current projects and also his first studio collection entitled Waiting for Tomorrow which is currently on pre-order through digital store, iTunes. Other interviews to be aired during this weeks' episode; Lys Assia (Switzerland 1956-1958), Valentina Monetta (San Marino 2012-2014), Krista Siegfrids (Finland 2013), Roberto Bellarosa (Belgium 2013) and Ryan Dolan (Ireland 2013).

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There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including tracks by Alex Sparrow (Russia 2011), Nadine Beiler (Austria 2011), Maya Sar (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2012), Agnetha Faltskorg (Sweden 1974), Nina Badric (Croatia 2012), Birgit Oigemeel (Estonia 2013) and Pastora Soler (Spain 2012). All of the news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. David Mann will be discussing songs from the Eurovision Song Contest which have been covered across time. Make sure to tune into this evenings episode of Radio International on the links offered above as we help you get through your post Eurovision depression. escflashmalta.com is always proud to promote the work of Radio International hence the weekly promotion of the leading interviews which is the way that each article will be placed upon within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Source: Press Release

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The Netherlands managed to get through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the very first time since 2004 as Anouk took to the stage with her performance of the song Birds. Nevertheless, interest in the western nation has always been high due to Radio International led by Juergen Boernig. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

The focal point of this weeks' episode is definitely an interview with Carola, a Swedish vocalist who has represented the nation on three occasions, always finishing within the top five. Following her victory at the 1991 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Captured by a Lovestorm, her profile rose at an extremely alarming rate and her career in Scandinavia has continued to grow throughout the years. In 2006, she took to the stage once more with the track Invincible gaining one hundred seventy points to finish in fifth place. We had the pleasure to speak to Carola during this years' edition of the international competition where she had a small cameo to play. SVT had already called for the songstress during the Melodifestivalen where she performed a brand new version of her first entry at the Eurovision Song Contest, that being Framling. It is important to note that despite this being the focal interview, other interviews will be conducted with Lou (Germany 2003), Liora (Israel 2005), El Sueno de Morfeo (Spain 2013) and Betty Dittrich (Germany National Final 2013).

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There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including tracks by Kate Ryan (Belgium 2006), Glennis Grace (Netherlands 2005), Jessy Matador (France 2010), Agnetha Faltskog (Sweden 1974), Alex Sparrow (Russia 2009), Birgit Oigemeel (Estonia 2013) and Josh James (UK 2010). All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. David Mann will be discussing cover versions from the Eurovision Song Contest. Make sure to tune into this evenings episode of Radio International on the links offered above as we help you get through your post Eurovision depression. escflashmalta.com is always proud to promote the work of Radio International hence the weekly promotion of the leading interviews which is the way that each article will be placed upon within the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Source: Press Release

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In recent days, the host broadcaster of the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest unveiled the dates in which the competition is set to take place, these being 6th, 8th and 10th May 2014 but nevertheless both the city and the venue are yet to be revealed. Malta is one of the seventeen countries who have already confirmed participation within the event. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

Gianluca, with his entry Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat achieved the best result for Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest since Angel performed by Chiara in 2005. The cheery track which has also entered the charts in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and Ireland finished in eighth place. As a result of the positive result, the Public Broadcasting Services has also confirmed participation in next years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Denmark. Gianluca speaks about his experiences at the Pan-European event during the course of the evening. In the meantime, another Maltese artist who was interviewed was Glen Vella whose One Life represented the country in 2011, failing to get through by just a meager one point at the expence of Switzerland.

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Another country which is surely basking in hot temperatures, at least on the southern side is surely Spain who were represented by El Sueno de Morfeo (ESDM) at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The track entitled Contigo Hasta El Final was written to go down well with the juries on the night but nevertheless, with an extremely shaky performance by the lead vocalist during the final, it was set for a huge disappointment garnering only a small amount of points to finish in a penultimate position. Two interviews which should have aired in previous episodes but will be played this evening include the one with Ilias from the group Koza Mostra who represented Greece earlier this year as well as Natalia Kelly whose entry Shine fronted the name of Austria at the competition.

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France has not been achieving positive results as of late noting that they have not been troubling the scoreboard on the night of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. This year, the track L'Enfer et Moi performed by Amandine Bourgeois was selected to represent the nation and despite opening the competition, was seemingly forgotten towards the end. France 3, the broadcaster responsible for the participation of one of the highest financial contributors has been selecting the artists and the songs internally but it might be the time to change such a system. Amandine speaks of her time on Nouvelle Star and what prompted her to represent her nation at the Pan-European competition. Despite the result achieved, France have also confirmed their intentions to participate in next years' event taking place in Denmark, most likely due to the high viewing figures registered.

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There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including tracks by Kate Ryan, who represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006; Glennis Grace, representative of The Netherlands at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest; Jessy Matador, French representative at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest; Maya Sar, the last representative for Bosnia & Herzegovina thus far and last but not least; Paolo Meneguzzi who represented Switzerland at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. David Mann will be discussing cover versions from the Eurovision Song Contest. Make sure to tune into this evenings episode of Radio International on the links offered above as we help you get through your post Eurovision depression.

Source: Press Release

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The recent news is that Malta could possibly re-enter the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the European Broadcasting Union works hard to convince a couple of broadcasters to return to the competition. At the moment, there are only eight confirmed countries but many are on the brink of joining so keep an eye out on escflashmalta.com as we follow the latest developments. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

Ryan Dolan was selected to represent Ireland at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Only Love Survives which he co-wrote alongside Wez Devine. Unfortunately, the track was not appreciated by the juries and the public on the night of the final mustering only five (5) points and finishing in last place, the second time that the nation had to endure such a fate in recent years, noting this also happened in 2007 when Dervish took to the stage with the track They Can't Stop The Spring. Despite the disappointment at the Pan-European competition, Ryan Dolan has released his debut album entitled Frequency through digital media store, iTunes. The male vocalist had a chat with the Radio International team about the whole experience.

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Thomas G:Son, is quickly becoming a veteran of the Eurovision Song Contest noting that he is involved in a number of entries competing in selections all over the continent. He was also one of the co-writers behind the winning entry of the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, that being Euphoria performed by Loreen. GPB, the broadcaster in Georgia commissioned the songwriter to pen an entry and alongside the stylings of Erik Bernholm, he came up with the ballad Waterfall which was typically Eurovision by numbers according to fans. The performance, remiscent of the Ell & Nikki performance did not prove to be as successful as thought of with Sopho and Nodi only managing to qualify in tenth place before reaching a mid-table finish for the country making it the worst result for the nation when competing in the final. Both the songwriter and the performers were interviewed by the team of Radio International.

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Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov represented Bulgaria for the very first time back in 2007 achieving fifth place at the Eurovision Song Contest with their entry Voda (Water). BNT, the broadcaster responsible for the participation of Bulgaria have been trying to find a solution for the nation to get through to the final of the Pan-European event for the second time noting that they have come extremely close in recent years, finishing eleventh and twelfth in the semi-final round. This year, the renowned duo who had brought them success took to the stage once more with the song Samo Shampioni managing to rack up forty-five points, the same amount of last year but finishing twelfth place failing to get through because of the lack of support from the juries who awarded them last place. The public would have put them through in sixth place. They spoke to the team of Radio International about their previous experience and how they were looking at this years' participation.

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The final interview of the week is with the lead singer of the group, Koza Mostra. Illias has been noted for his charm and good looks by several fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. As a matter of fact, Greece is currently in turmoil when it comes to their state broadcaster but despite this, expectations for the nation within the competition will always remain high. Koza Mostra won the right to represent the Hellenic nation by virtue of getting through a national selection process organised by ERT and MAD Television. This was the first time that such a collaboration took place making the event a huge success, drawing huge crowds as guests included Helena Paparizou, Dima Bilan, Alexander Rybak and Marija Serifovic amongst others. This interview focuses on the pressure of one representing Greece. The song which represented Greece, and reached a top ten position at the end of the evening bore the name Alcohol Is Free

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There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including tracks by Tina Karol, who represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006; Didrik Solli-Tangen, representative of Norway at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest; Jessy Matador, French representative at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest; Maya Sar, the last representative for Bosnia & Herzegovina thus far and last but not least; Kevin Borg who came in second place at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. David Mann will be discussing cover versions from the Eurovision Song Contest. Make sure to tune into this evenings episode of Radio International on the links offered above as we help you get through your post Eurovision depression.

Source: Team of Radio International

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Earlier this month, San Marino confirmed that in next years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, they will be represented by Valentina Monetta for the third consecutive time in hope of the micro-state reaching the final for the very first time considering that they finished in eleventh place with their entry Crisalide (Vola) earlier this year. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate 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 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

The focus of this weeks' programme in an aim to continuously remind you that the Eurovision Song Contest will be re-starting with the national final season in a couple of months will be a series of interviews recorded during the experience endured in Malmo, Sweden. As a matter of fact, kicking off this round will be none other than Belgium whose entry Love Kills co-written by Jukka Immonen and Iain Farquharson finished in twelfth place with seventy-five (75) points. It is worth noting that this was the second best result for the nation since the introduction of the semi-finals. In 2010, Tom Dice and his entry Me and My Guitar won the semi-final porition of the competition before reaching an extremely positive sixth place. Roberto shot down his critics in reaching such a high placing noting that his stature and reputation in Belgium has risen as expected. In this interview he speaks about his experience and what the future holds.

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Despina Olympiou, is one of the most beautiful female artists to have graced the stage of this years' Eurovision Song Contest albeit did not garner favour with either the jury or the public during the night of the semi-final finishing in fifteenth place with just eleven (11) points following her stunning rendition of the track An Me Thimase for Cyprus. CyBC, the broadcaster responsible for the participation of Cyprus had internally selected Despina in an effort to cut back on the costs that a national selection entails. Sponsorship was key but unfortunately it was not meant to be. Despina took up the opportunity to continue advancing in her career and this was definitely another experience which she will treasure for many years to come. It is yet unknown whether Cyprus will return to the Eurovision Song Contest next year but escflashmalta.com definitely hopes that Malta won't be the only Island in the Mediterranean competing in Denmark.

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Since 2004, one of the nations to return to the Eurovision Song Contest on every occasion has been Albania, reaching their best result last year as Rona Nishliu took to the stage to perform the track Suus finishing in a remarkable fifth place. Unfortunately, this years' result could not have been any different with Adrian Lulgjuraj & Bledar Sejko garnering just thirty-one (31) points to finish in fifthteenth place, the second worst result for Albania since they entered the Pan-European competition. The song Identitet which Bledar wrote did not appeal to the masses unfortunately, falling under just one genre, that of rock, hence why it suffered. The old school feel also appealed to voting from the region but nowhere else. Albania are seemingly also returning to the competition next year despite the result achieved this time round. Short interviews recorded on the red carpet with the artists from Iceland and Russia will also be aired during the programme.

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There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including tracks by Tina Karol, who represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006; Fabrizio Faniello, two time representative of Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest (2001 & 2006); Krista Siegfrids, representative of Finland at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest; Jessy Matador, French representative at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest; Maya Sar, the last representative for Bosnia & Herzegovina thus far and last but not least; Kevin Borg who came in second place at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. David Mann will be discussing cover versions from the Eurovision Song Contest. Make sure to tune into this evenings episode of Radio International on the links offered above as we help you get through your post Eurovision depression. 

Source: Team of Radio International

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