Eurovision Radio International - 30 January 2013

Join us this Wednesday 30 January 2013, 8-11pm CET for a special edition of Eurovision Radio International taking a look at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013 contestants that are competing this coming weekend in Malta out of which the winner will represent the islands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden next May. Also there are some nice highlights from previous years of the Maltese national finals to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Further details are here:

Join Radio International on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 from 2000 - 2300 hours CET, via the website or on FM. Radio International is available live via www.radiointernational.tv and on FM 106.8 and Digital Cabel Channel 781 in parts of the Netherlands. Should you not be able to listen live, the show will appear in the Programme’s Show Archive a few hours after it’s airing on the radio.

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


Natalia Barbu (Moldova 2007) Interview

Radio International interviewed Natalia Barbu from Moldova who represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 reaching Number 10 with the song "Fight". The interview was done at the Eurovision Live Concert 2012 in Setubal, Portugal organised by OGAE Portugal.

Watch the interview by clicking here.


Eurovision Radio International on 23 January 2013

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 Join us this Wednesday 23 January 2013, 8-11pm CET for Eurovision Radio International containing

Interview with SINPLUS (Switzerland 2012),
Interview with Natalia Barbu (Moldova 2007)
Interview with Frank Albers from OGAE Germany on their Annual Convention
Eurovision Spotlight - The National Finals
Eurovision Cover Versions
Eurovison News Update with Luke Fisher from escXtra.com
New Music by Eurovision Artists

.... plus Eurovision Quiz, your Music Requests and much more.

Further details are here or on eurovision.tv

CU there - JP and the Gang in the Tower of Eurovision Power.

OGAE Germany's Convention 2013

OGAE Germany's Annual Convention is scheduled to take place on Saturday 26 January 2013 in Wirtshaus zum Isartal, Munich, Germany.

No fan club convention without a record fair where interest fans can buy to their delight the missing items to their Eurovision collection.

Eurovision Song Contest Star Guests are Tom Dice (Belgium 2010), Pasha Parfeny (Moldova 2012), Friderika Bayer (Hungary (1994) and Sandra Reemer (Netherlands 1972 & 1976).

Special Guest of Honour:  
Ralph Siegel, the composer of Germany's victory with Nicole "Ein bisschen Frieden" which won for Germany the Eurovision SongContest 1982.
Below you will find the outline of the day:

1300 hours
Record Fair & Meet and Greet. The Record Fair is scheduled to close at 1900 hours.

1500 hours
Start of the Official Programme.

A review of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and a look ahead to the upcoming event in Malmoe, Sweden. Highlights of some of the national finals 2013 will be shown and discussed.

Then there is the traditional CoverSongContest which is a Karaoke Eurovision Song Contest where interested fans can be that Eurovision Star they always wanted to be and also sind his/her favourite Eurovision Tune.

The event will fade out with another great hightlight and that is the famous Eurovision Disco with DJ Ohrmeister (who is everywhere) :)

Tickets are available from now on and cost
EURO 35 for members of the OGAE Network
EURO 40 for Non-Members

You can order your tickets via an email to OGAE Germany President Klaus Woryna ( president@ogae.de) and also do your payment to the account of OGAE Germany stating "OGAE Clubtreffen 2012 - Your Name".

The account number for payments from within Germany is:
Konto-Nr.: 911 5171, Deutsche Bank, BLZ 700 700 24

The account number from outside Germany is:
IBAN: DE 08 7007 0024 0911 5171 00 - BIC: DEUTDEDBMUC

Note for Media Representatives:
Requests for Accreditation via Wolfgang Grube: pressesprecher@ogae.de
For more details consult the website of OGAE Germany here


Au Revoir Baku 2012 - Hello Malmoe 2013

The Official Logo of Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Dear Eurovision Fans,

JP started to create this blog to supplement the radio show Eurovision Radio International which airs every Wednesday from 2000 - 2300 hours CET. Details are available on the show webpage.

In 2013, as everybody now knows, the Eurovision Song Contest comes from Malmoe in Sweden on May 14, 16 & 18 and the Team of Radio International will be there for conducting Interviews and video reports which we will also publish in this blog. Watch out for it and return frequently.

JP and the Team of Radio International

Interview with Ben Cramer (Netherlands 1973)

Ben Cramer
On 19 February 2012 a concert took place in Almere, The Netherlands featuring many of the artists that submitted an entry to the Dutch national final but were rejected. Some of the artists got together and organised a concert so that at least some people could enjoy their song being performed in front of an audience.

The show was hosted by Marga "Marcha" Bult who in 1987 represented the Netherlands with "Rechtop in de wind" reaching Number 5.

Dutch representative in 1989, Justine Pelmelay also made a guest appearance and performed her entry "Blijf zoals je bent" reaching Number 15.

Also on the guest list was 2012 entrant but also 1973 Dutch representative to the Eurovision Song Contest 1973 - Ben Cramer who represented the Netherlands with the song "De oude Musikant".

The Eurovision Song Contest 1973 was staged in the Grand Theatre of Luxembourg City with the participation of 17 countries. The Host Country Luxembourg became again the winner in 1973 with Anne Marie David and the song fabulous "Tu Te Reconnaitras".

The Netherlands were represented by Ben Cramer with the song "De oude muzikant" which reached Number 14. Some 31 years later - in 2012, Ben Cramer wanted to represent the Netherlands once again at the Eurovision Song Contest and had submitted a song to TROS (Dutch TV Company responsible for matters of Eurovision in the Netherlands) who regretably rejected his application. Soon after that all the artists that were rejected by the TROS held a special concert in the Netherlands so that the songs were not produced for nothing.

Former Eurovision particpant Justine Pelmelay (Netherlands 1989) was guest and Marga "Marcha" Bult was the host of the evening. Marcha represented the Netherlands back in 1987 coming 5th with "Rechtop in de wind". And of course Ben Cramer performed his rendition of the Dutch entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1973: "De oude muzikant". Radio International had the big pleasure to meet and interview Ben in the canteen backstage of the venue.

Eurovision Live Concert 2012 Setubal: Interview with Simone de Oliveira (Portugal 1965 & 1969)

OGAE Portugal with close cooperation of the Municipality of Setubal in Portugal and many spnsors - held their annual Eurovision Live Concert in the Auditorium of Jose Alfonso in the heart of Setubal. A large number of national (Portuguese) and international artists were performing on stage their Eurovision entries including two Eurovision Winners namely Niamh Kavanagh and Katrina of Katrina and the Waves.

The concert started off at 2100 hours under open sky and the Team of Radio International were present to interview some of the performers.

In this clip see the interview of Simone de Oliveira who represented Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contests of 1965 & 1969. Enjoy! 


Swiss National Final 2013 - A short summary and interviews

On Saturday, 15 December 2012 the National Final of Switzerland took place to select the entry of Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmoe, Swede in May 2013. The show was produced for the third time in a row in the Bodensee Arena of Kreuzlingen which is a bordering town with Germany close to Konstanz.

Nine acts competed for the ticket to Malmoe and televoting only decided, although a Pan European Panel was present during the show consisting of amongst others German comedian Hella von Sinnen who herself is a huge fan of the Eurovision Song Contest.

During the phone calls were counted, last year's Winner of the Swiss National Final - SINPLUS presented to the audience and the viewers their latest single lifted from the ablum DISINFORMATION. The song is called "Turn on the lights" and follows "Unbreakable" which unfortunately, just failed to qualify Switzerland for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Sven Epiney presented "Die Grosse Entscheidungsshow" for the third time in a row. He is also the commentator at the Eurovision Song Contest for Swiss TV.

The Winners of the national selection 2013 is die Heilsarmee with the song "You and me". Below is the chart of the results.

1. Heilsarmee – You and me (37.54%)
2. Carrousel – J’avais rendez-vous (17.26%)
3. Jesse Ritch -Forever & A Day (11.75%)
4. Melissa – The Point Of No Return (9.72%)
5. Chiara Dubey – Bella sera (9.04%)
6. Nicolas Fraissinet – Lève-toi (6.55%)
7. Anthony Bighead – Do The Monkey (5.66%)
8. Nill Klemm – On My Way (1.69%)
9. Ally – Catch Me (0.79%)

Radio International also made some interviews with the Top 4, The Host Sven and Hella von Sinnen (German Jury Member). Find the links below:

Interview with Christopher of the Heilsarmee

Interview with Carrousel

Interview with Jesse Ritch

Interview with Melissa

Interview with Sven Epiney

Interview with Hella von Sinnen

Interview with SINPLUS

See all the photos by clicking here .