2020-02-16

Week 08/2020 - Eurovision Radio International - 19 Feb 2020 - Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 2 (Part 2) and Lithuania's National Final


Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience is broadcast from Malta's Radio 105FM on Tuesday evenings from 2100 - 2359 hours CET. The show is also broadcast on Castlepoint FM in the United Kingdom LIVE on Wednesday evenings from 2000 - 2300 hours CET as well as on the Facebook Page of Eurovision Radio International. Find out more details of how to tune in - click here.


Join in this Wednesday 19 February 2020 live from 2000 - 2300pmCET live on Castlepoint FM for Eurovision Radio International taking you through the autumn of 2019 with lots of good music and features related to the Eurovision Song Contest. 

AT A GLANCE - ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK
  • Interview with The Roop (Lithuania 2020) done at the National Final by Eric 
  • Interview wht KaYra (Lithuanian National Final 2020, Number 7) by Eric
  • Interview with Samanta Tina (Latvia 2020) done at the Lithanian National Final by Eric
  • Interview with leva Zasimauskaite (Lithuania 2018), Hosts of National Final in Lithuania 2020
  • Interview with Linda Bengtzing (Melodifestivalen 2020, Semi Final 2, Number 6) 
  • Interview with Jan Johansen (Sweden 1995, Melodifestivalen 2020, SF 2, Number 7)
  • Reaction Interview Clips from Melodifestivalen 2020, Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Eurovision Top 5 Flashback
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: National Final Season 2020 with Dermot Manning
  • Eurovision News from escXtra.com with Nathan Waddell
  • Eurovision EUROVISION CALENDAR with Javier Leal
  • Your music requests
  • Lots and lots of New Music Releases by Eurovision artist


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2 (Gothenburg, Sweden) - Interviews with the contestants:
Melodifestivalen is the selection process in Sweden for the Eurovision Song Contest where Sweden's entry is selected. The second semifinal took place on Saturday 08 February 2020 in Gothenburg in the legendary Scandinavium Arena, where the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 took place with the Bobbysocks from Norway winning for Norway with  "Let it swing".

In this second Semi Final Melodifestivalen 2020 seven artists competed to advance in to the Grand Final (and Second Chance round) of Melodifestivalen 2020 to be held in Stockholm's Friends Arena on 07 March 2020. Eurovision Radio International was in Gothenburg to conduct interviews with the artists new and returning. Anna Bergendahl ("Kingdom Come") and Dotter ("Bulletproof") advanced to the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, whereas DJ Mendez feat Alvaro ("Vamos Amigos") and Paul Rey ("Talking in my sleep") have secured a place in the Second Chance Round of Sweden's biggest music competition. Could Anna Bergendahl win Melodifestivalen again like she did in 2010 and represent Sweden once more? On the show this week listen to the second lot of interviews and music from the Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 2 from the Gothenburg Scandinavium - such as Linda Bengtzing and more Enjoy!

Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 2 - Allstars
(Jan Johansen also took part but is not in this picture)
Lithuania's National Selection 2020 - Interviews with The Roop and more: There is not only Melodifestivalen 2020 happening at the Super Eurovision Saturdays where countries are in full swing holding their national finals selecting their song to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands next May.
Radio International's Eric has been out and outbout at the Lithuanian National Final conducing Interviews with the host Ieva Zasimauskaite who in 2018 represented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "When we're old" coming 11th. Ieva was host of the National Final in Lithuania on 15 Feb 2020.
Further Eric chatted with the Winners and with this with the Lithuania's Musical Ambassadors The Roop who will be representing Lithuania in May 2020 with the song "On Fire". He also chatted with the 7th placed entry in Lithuania's National Final: KaYra who came 7th with the song "Aligator". An last bit not least also on the show will be an interview Eric conducted with Latvia's Hopefull for Eurovision 2020: Samanta Tina and the song "Still Breathing". All of this on Radio International this week - can we squeeze is att in JP asks - Yes we can!!!!

The Roop (Lithuania 2020) - On Fire
 
Above: Ieva, Samanta Tina and KaYra

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Join Radio International live from Gliwice, Poland and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on Wednesday, 19 February 2020 starting from 2000 - 2300 pmCET via the website or on FM. Radio International is available via different means. Visit HOW TO TUNE IN to see the details. The show will be available on the website of Malta's RADIO105 and via TUNEIN, as well as on Castlepoint FM in the United Kingdom via their TUNEIN Channel and will be relayed on the Facebook Group of Eurovision Radio International . For the Wednesday evening live show you can join the chat room where the show will be relayed as well. For that click here. And failing that you can catch up with the show on the Radio International Podbean Channel available here.

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Happy Eurovisioning
JP and the Team in the Tower of Eurovision Power
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2020-02-14

Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2: Reaction Interviews with the artists and Executive Producer of the show


Melodifestivalen is Sweden's national televised music competition to find the best new song of the year. The winner of the competition then goes on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty-eight acts go through four Semi Finals and a Second Chance round before the top twelve go into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, held once again at the Friends Arena in Solna (near Stockholm) in front of a live audience of almost 30000 spectators, plus millions of TV viewers both in Sweden and abroad.

Since 2009, Radio International has been present each year at the Melodifestivalen Grand Final rehearsals and interviews the artists, the producer and the hosts.

Melodifestivalen 2020 ALLSTARS - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden

In this clip, see the Reaction Interviews with all the artists and the Executive Producer of Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg right after the live show.

At this point Radio International would like to thank Salman Tanzem, Paul Pollex and Robert Wahlstroem for the great collaboration in this event.

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience.
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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2: Interview with the Hosts Lina Hedlund, Linnea Henriksson and David Sundin


Melodifestivalen is Sweden's national televised music competition to find the best new song of the year. The winner of the competition then goes on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty-eight acts go through four Semi Finals and a Second Chance round before the top twelve go into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, held once again at the Friends Arena in Solna (near Stockholm) in front of a live audience of almost 30000 spectators, plus millions of TV viewers both in Sweden and abroad.

Since 2009, Radio International has been present each year at the Melodifestivalen Grand Final rehearsals and interviews the artists, the producer and the hosts.

Melodifestivalen 2020 ALLSTARS - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden

In this clip, we talk to the Hosts of Melodifestivalen 2020: Lina Hedlund, Linnea Henriksson and David Sundin who are hosting all six shows of Melodifestivalen 2020 from Semi 1 to the Grand Final in Stockholm. Lina Hedlund was formerly a singer with Alcazar and participated herself at Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Victorious". Enjoy this interview with Lina, Linnea and David on Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience - right after the Dress Rehearsal. 
 


#Eurovision #esc #OpenUp #Meldofestivalen2020 #melo2020 #Gothenburg #LinaHedlund #LinneaHenriksson #DavidSundin

2020-02-10

Week 07/2020 - Eurovision Radio International - 12 Feb 2020 - Melodifestivalen 2020 - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW




Listen this week's edition of Radio International
The Big Show  |     Play List

Also listen to other Eurovision Shows:
Forest FM Eurovision Show Case (2020-02-09)
Bradley Stoke Radio - Let Me Be the One (2020-02-11)

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience is broadcast from Malta's Radio 105FM on Tuesday evenings from 2100 - 2359 hours CET. The show is also broadcast on Castlepoint FM in the United Kingdom LIVE on Wednesday evenings from 2000 - 2300 hours CET as well as on the Facebook Page of Eurovision Radio International. Find out more details of how to tune in - click here.


Join in this Wednesday 12 February 2020 live from 2000 - 2300pmCET live on Castlepoint FM for Eurovision Radio International taking you through the autumn of 2019 with lots of good music and features related to the Eurovision Song Contest. 

AT A GLANCE - ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK
  • Interview with Anna Bergendahl (Melodifestivalen 2020, Semi Final 2, Qualified for the Final)
  • Interview with Dotter (Melodifestivalen 2020, Semi Final 2, Qualified for the Final)
  • Interview with Paul Rey (Melodifestivalen 2020, Semi Final 2, Second Chance) 
    Interview with DJ Mendez feat Alvaro (
    Melodifestivalen 2020, Semi Final 2, Second Chance)  
  • Interview with Destiny (Malta 2020) and Ira Losco (Malta 2002 and 2016) and Ben Camille, Host of the X - Factor in Malta
  • Eurovision Top 5 Flashback
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: National Final Season 2020 with Chris Poppe
  • Eurovision News from escXtra.com with Nathan Waddell
  • Eurovision EUROVISION CALENDAR with Javier Leal
  • Your music requests
  • Lots and lots of New Music Releases by Eurovision artist


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2 (Gothenburg, Sweden) - Interviews with the contestants:
Melodifestivalen is the selection process in Sweden for the Eurovision Song Contest where Sweden's entry is selected. The second semifinal took place on Saturday 08 February 2020 in Gothenburg in the legendary Scandinavium Arena, where the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 took place with the Bobbysocks from Norway winning for Norway with  "Let it swing".

In this second Semi Final Melodifestivalen 2020 seven artists competed to advance in to the Grand Final (and Second Chance round) of Melodifestivalen 2020 to be held in Stockholm's Friends Arena on 07 March 2020. Eurovision Radio International was in Gothenburg to conduct interviews with the artists new and returning. Anna Bergendahl ("Kingdom Come") and Dotter ("Bulletproof") advanced to the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, whereas DJ Mendez feat Alvaro ("Vamos Amigos") and Paul Rey ("Talking in my sleep") have secured a place in the Second Chance Round of Sweden's biggest music competition. Could Anna Bergendahl win Melodifestivalen again like she did in 2010 and represent Sweden once more? On the show this week listen to the interviews and music from the Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 2 from the Gothenburg Scandinavium. Enjoy!

Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 2 - Allstars
(Jan Johansen also took part but is not in this picture)


X-Factor in Malta - Destiny to represent Malta at EurovisioN 2020:  Over in Malta, The Winner of the  Junior Eurovision Song Contest Winner 2015 - Destiny who back then won for Malta with the song "No not my Soul", won the X Factor and with this also the ticket to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The song is not yet known but the artist. Radio International's David Mann has been in Malta and chatted with Destiny, X-Factor Judge Ira Losco and Show Host Ben Camille. Listen to these interviews also on the show this week.

Destiny
(Winner of Malta's X-Factor and Eurovision Representative of Malta 2020)

Our Chatroom - Chat with the Eurovision Fan Community during the live show on Wednesdays from 2000 - 2300 hours CET. This is how it works:

  • Enter your Chat Member Nick Name and after confirming you will be taken to the chat room.
  • In order to listen to the show you need to click on the SOUND ICON below the chat room and select Play Radio. The current live show should now be playing and 
  • Start chatting while listening to the show.

Join Radio International live from Gliwice, Poland and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 starting from 2000 - 2300 pmCET via the website or on FM. Radio International is available via different means. Visit HOW TO TUNE IN to see the details. The show will be available on the website of Malta's RADIO105 and via TUNEIN, as well as on Castlepoint FM in the United Kingdom via their TUNEIN Channel and will be relayed on the Facebook Group of Eurovision Radio International . For the Wednesday evening live show you can join the chat room where the show will be relayed as well. For that click here. And failing that you can catch up with the show on the Radio International Podbean Channel available here.

Further details are available here:

Happy Eurovisioning
JP and the Team in the Tower of Eurovision Power
www.radiointernational.tv


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2020-02-08

Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2: Interview with Linda Bengtzing (Aller Mina Sorger) after the Dress Rehearsal


Melodifestivalen is Sweden's national televised music competition to find the best new song of the year. The winner of the competition then goes on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty-eight acts go through four Semi Finals and a Second Chance round before the top twelve go into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, held once again at the Friends Arena in Solna (near Stockholm) in front of a live audience of almost 30000 spectators, plus millions of TV viewers both in Sweden and abroad.

Since 2009, Radio International has been present each year at the Melodifestivalen Grand Final rehearsals and interviews the artists, the producer and the hosts.

Melodifestivalen 2020 ALLSTARS - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden

Melodifestivalen is Sweden's national televised music competition to find the best new song of the year. The winner of the competition then goes on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty-eight acts go through four Semi Finals and a Second Chance round before the top twelve go into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, held once again at the Friends Arena in Solna (near Stockholm) in front of a live audience of almost 30000 spectators, plus millions of TV viewers both in Sweden and abroad. Since 2009, Radio International has been present each year at the Melodifestivalen Grand Final rehearsals and interviews the artists, the producer and the hosts. In this clip, we talk to Linda Bengtzing who performs the song "Aller mina sorger" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg. This is Linda's 7th attempt at Melodifestivalen. JP from Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience - talked to Linda Bengtzing after the Friday Night Dress Rehearsal in the Scandinavium of Gothenburg.


#Eurovision #esc #OpenUp #Meldofestivalen2020 #melo2020 #Gothenburg #LindaBengtzing #AllerMinaSorger

Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2: Interview with Jan Johansen (Miraklernas Tid)


Melodifestivalen is Sweden's national televised music competition to find the best new song of the year. The winner of the competition then goes on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty-eight acts go through four Semi Finals and a Second Chance round before the top twelve go into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, held once again at the Friends Arena in Solna (near Stockholm) in front of a live audience of almost 30000 spectators, plus millions of TV viewers both in Sweden and abroad.

Since 2009, Radio International has been present each year at the Melodifestivalen Grand Final rehearsals and interviews the artists, the producer and the hosts.

Melodifestivalen 2020 ALLSTARS - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden

In this clip, we talk to Jan Johansen who performs the song "Miraklernas Tid" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg. This is Jan's 5th participation in Melodifestivalen and on very short notice stepped in for Thorsten Flinck. Jan won the Melodifestivalen in 1995 and with this the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 with the song "Se pa mig". Enjoy this interview with Jan Johansen on Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience - right after the Dress Rehearsal.

Enjoy!



#Eurovision #esc #OpenUp #Meldofestivalen2020 #melo2020 #Gothenburg #DJMendezFeatAlvaro #MiraklernasTid

2020-02-07

Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2: Interview with DJ Mendez feat. Alvaro (Vamos Amigos)


Melodifestivalen is Sweden's national televised music competition to find the best new song of the year. The winner of the competition then goes on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty-eight acts go through four Semi Finals and a Second Chance round before the top twelve go into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, held once again at the Friends Arena in Solna (near Stockholm) in front of a live audience of almost 30000 spectators, plus millions of TV viewers both in Sweden and abroad.

Since 2009, Radio International has been present each year at the Melodifestivalen Grand Final rehearsals and interviews the artists, the producer and the hosts.

Melodifestivalen 2020 ALLSTARS - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden

In this clip, we talk to DJ Mendez feat Alvaro who performs the song "Vamos Amigos" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 2 in Gothenburg. Both artists took part in Melodifestivalen previously as solo artists. DJ Mendez reached Number 2 in 2002 and in 2018 he enlightened us with "Everyday" sailing thought into the Final of Melodifestivalen. Enjoy this interview JP chatting with the two Chilenian Latinos on Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience about their entry in 2020.



#Eurovision #esc #OpenUp #Meldofestivalen2020 #melo2020 #Gothenburg #DJMendezFeatAlvaro #VamosAmigos