2020-02-29

Melodifestivalen 2020 - Hall of Fame: Interview with Lill Lindfors (Sweden 1966, Host Eurovision 1985)


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. Now at the Second Chance Round in Eskilstuna where 4 more songs will advance into the Grand Final to Stockholm.


2020 marks the 60th Anniversary of Melodifestivalen and was celebrated by a special Interval Act during the Second Chance round with honouring the many previous Melodifestivalen singers, hosts, songwriters, comedians and what's not. :) in the Melodifestivalen Hall of Fame.

In this clip, watch an interview with Lill Lindfors who was also inducted into the Hall of Fame of Melodifestivalen. JP chatted with the singers and show host before the show on her participation in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest and the hosting the the Eurovision Song Contest 1985.


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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Felix Sandman (Boys with Emotions)


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. Now at the Second Chance Round in Eskilstuna where 4 more songs will advance into the Grand Final to Stockholm.


In this clip, watch the Interview with Felix Sandman who performed the song "Boys with Emotions" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 1 and ended up in the Andra Chansen Round in Eskilstuna. Radio International's JP met the singer after the Dress Rehearsal of the Second Chance Round of Melodifestivalen 2020.

Enjoy!


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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Drängarna (Piga och dräng)


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. Now at the Second Chance Round in Eskilstuna where 4 more songs will advance into the Grand Final to Stockholm.


In this clip, watch the Interview with Drängarna who performed the song "Piga och dräng" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 3 and ended up in the Andra Chansen Round in Eskilstuna. Radio International's JP met the group at the hotel lobby for an interview on the day of the Andra Chansen (Second Chance)

Enjoy!


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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Anis Don Demina (Vem e som oss)


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. Now at the Second Chance Round in Eskilstuna where 4 more songs will advance into the Grand Final to Stockholm.


In this clip, watch the Interview with Anis Don Demina who performed the song "Vem e som oss" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 3 and ended up in the Andra Chansen Round in Eskilstuna. Radio International's JP met the singer at the hotel lobby for an interview on the day of the dress rehearsal

Enjoy!


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2020-02-28

Eurovision 2020: Interview with GO_A (Ukraine 2020)

The 65th Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Rotterdam, The Netherlands May 12, 14 and 16 and in the run up to Europe's biggest music event many participating countries are in the process to select their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The slogan in #OpenUp and the contest will be held at Rotterdam's Ahoy Arena.

Radio International's Eric went to Kyiv, Ukraine and attended the National Final there which selected GO_A to be Ukraine's Musical Ambassador at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with the song "Solovey". In this clip watch the interview Eric did with the group after they won the national final in Kyiv.

 

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2020-02-23

Week 09/2020 - Eurovision Radio International - 26 Feb 2020 - Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4 - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW



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Join in this Wednesday 26 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 Hanna Ferm (Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4 qualifier for the Final)
  • Interview with Victor Crone (Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4 qualifier for the Final)
  • Interview with Nanne Grönvall (Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4, Number 7)
  • Interview with William Stridh (Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4, Number 5)
  • Interview with Frida Öhrn (Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4, Second Chance) - postponed
  • Interview with Ellen Bedediktson and Simon Peyron (Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4, Second Chance) - postponed
  • Interview with GO_A (Ukraine 2020)
  • Interview with Tina Karol (Ukraine 2006) and Jury Member at the Ukrainian National Final
  • Eurovision Top 5 Flashback
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: National Final Season 2020 with Ross Bennett
  • 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 4 (Malmoe, Sweden) - Interviews with the contestants:
Melodifestivalen is the selection process in Sweden for the Eurovision Song Contest where Sweden's entry is selected. The fourth semifinal took place on Saturday 22 February 2020 in Malmoe's Arena where the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 took place and Emmelie de Forest won for Denmark with the song "Only Teardrops".

In this fourth and last 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 Malmoe to conduct interviews with the artists new and returning. Hanna Ferm ("Brave") and Victor Crone ("Troubled Waters") advanced to the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020, whereas Frida Öhrn ("We are one") and Ellen Bedediktson and Simon Peyron ("Surface") have secured a place in the Second Chance Round of Sweden's biggest music competition.  On the show this week listen to some of the interviews done in Malmoe before and after the competition and of course the music from the Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4 from the Malmoe Arena. Enjoy!

Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 4 - Allstars

Ukraine 2020:  In the Meantime while Melodfestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 took place in Malmoe's Arena the National Final in the Ukraine happened with Go_A having been selected to be the representatives of the Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam come May. Radio International's Eric was out and about in Kiyv and was at the national final in the Ukraine. He conducted a couple of interviews: with Go_A who will be representing the Ukraine with the song "Solovey" starting in Semi Final 1 Second Half.
Eric also had the chance to meet and conduct a quick interview with Tina Karol who was a member of the jury in the Ukrainian National Final. We do remember Tina Karol from the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 representing Ukraine with the song "Show me your love" coming 7th.

Ukraine's 2020 Eurovision Entrants - Go_A


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Join Radio International live from Gliwice, Poland and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 on Wednesday, 26 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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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Aftershow Reaction Interviews Victor Crone, Nanne Grönvall and William Stridh


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. This year there is more as also two Semi Finals are covered and the Melodifestivalen 2020 Roadshow stopped at the Eurovision 2013 Venue - the Malmoe Arena for Semi Final 4.


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 - Allstars
In this clip, see three reaction interviews with William Stridh, Nanne Grönvall and Victor Crone after the Semi Final 4 of Melodifestivalen 2020 in Malmoe. Radio International's JP together with Salman conducted the quick clips in front of the stage in the Malmoe Arena.

Enjoy!


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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Hanna Ferm (Brave)


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. This year there is more as also two Semi Finals are covered and the Melodifestivalen 2020 Roadshow stopped at the Eurovision 2013 Venue - the Malmoe Arena for Semi Final 4.


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 - Allstars
In this clip, see an Interview with Hanna Ferm who performs the song "Brave" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 in Malmoe. Radio International's JP together with Salman met the singer after she qualified from Semi Final 4 in Malmoe to the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2020 in Stockholm. 

Enjoy!


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2020-02-22

Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Jakob Karlberg (Om du tror att jag sakner dig)


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. This year there is more as also two Semi Finals are covered and the Melodifestivalen 2020 Roadshow stopped at the Eurovision 2013 Venue - the Malmoe Arena for Semi Final 4.


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 - Allstars
In this clip, see an Interview with newcomer Jakob Karlberg who performs the song "Om du tror att jag sakner dig" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 in Malmoe. Radio International's JP met the singer in the lobby of the artist hotel for this interview.

Enjoy!


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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Ellen Bedediktson and Simon Peyron (Surface)


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. This year there is more as also two Semi Finals are covered and the Melodifestivalen 2020 Roadshow stopped at the Eurovision 2013 Venue - the Malmoe Arena for Semi Final 4.


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 - Allstars
In this clip, see an Interview with Ellen Bedediktson and Simon Peyron who performs the song "Surface" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 in Malmoe. Radio International's JP met the singers backstage in their Dressing Room after the rehearsal.

Enjoy!


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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Victor Crone (Troubled Waters)


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. This year there is more as also two Semi Finals are covered and the Melodifestivalen 2020 Roadshow stopped at the Eurovision 2013 Venue - the Malmoe Arena for Semi Final 4.


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 - Allstars
In this clip, see an Interview with Victor Crone who performs the song "Troubled Waters" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 in Malmoe. Radio International's JP met the singer after the Dress Rehearsal in front of the stage for a short interview. He also mentions his new album "Troubled Waters" on release now.

Enjoy!


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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Nanne Grönvall (Carpool Karaoke)


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. This year there is more as also two Semi Finals are covered and the Melodifestivalen 2020 Roadshow stopped at the Eurovision 2013 Venue - the Malmoe Arena for Semi Final 4.


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 - Allstars
In this clip, see an Interview with Nanne Grönvall who performs the song "Carpool Karaoke" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 in Malmoe. Radio International's JP met the singer after the Dress Rehearsal in front of the stage for a short interview. 

Enjoy!

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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with William Stridh (Molnljus)


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. This year there is more as also two Semi Finals are covered and the Melodifestivalen 2020 Roadshow stopped at the Eurovision 2013 Venue - the Malmoe Arena for Semi Final 4.


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 - Allstars
In this clip, see an Interview with William Stridh who performs the song "Molnljus" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 in Malmoe. Radio International's JP met the singer after the Dress Rehearsal in front of the stage for a short interview. 

Enjoy!

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Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4: Interview with Frida Öhrn (We are One)


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. This year there is more as also two Semi Finals are covered and the Melodifestivalen 2020 Roadshow stopped at the Eurovision 2013 Venue - the Malmoe Arena for Semi Final 4.


Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 - Allstars
In this clip, see an Interview with Frida Öhrn who performs the song "We are one" in Melodifestivalen 2020 - Semi Final 4 in Malmoe. Radio International's JP met the singer backstage in her Dressing Room.
Enjoy!

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2020-02-16

Week 08/2020 - Eurovision Radio International - 19 Feb 2020 - Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi Final 2 (Part 2) and Lithuania's National Final, Tribute to Pearl Carr (PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW)




Listen this week's edition of Radio International
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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
  • Tribute to Pearl Carr of Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr (United Kingdom 1959, Number 2)
  • Interview with The Roop (Lithuania 2020) done at the National Final by Eric 
  • Interview wht KaYra (Lithuanian National Final 2020, Number 7) by Eric - postponed
  • 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


Tribute to Peal Carr: Earlier on this week it was announced that Pearl Carr has passed away at the age of 98. Pearl Carr together with Teddy Johnson represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 with the song "Sing little Birdie" reach a remarkable Number 2. Radio International's David Mann has been going down Memory Lane and reflects of Pearl's career in this week's Tribute on the show.

Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson (United Kingdom 1959)
"Sing Little Birdie"

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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.

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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. 
 


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2020-02-10

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




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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)

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