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)

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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. 

  • 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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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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The Play List

La Venda
Eurovision 2019, Spain, Number 22

Miki Nunes
2019 Spain – non Eurovision

Jurij Veklenko
Run with the lions
Eurovision 2019, Lithuania, Semi Final 2, Number 11

The Roop
On Fire
Eurovision 2020, Lithuania 2020, Semi Final 1 First Half

That Night
Eurovision 2019, Latvia, Semi Final 2 Number 15

Samanta Tina
Still breathing
Eurovision 2020, Latvia, Semi Final 2 Second Half

Hard Rock Hallelujah
Eurovision Winner 2006, Finland

Edsilia Rombley
Hemel en Aarde
Eurovision 1998, Netherlands, Number 4

Pasha Parfeny
Eurovision 2012, Moldova, Number 11

Eurovision 2018, Albania Festivali i Këngës, Semi Final 2

Ieva Zasimauskaitė
When we're old
Eurovision 2018, Lithuania, Number 12

Weronika Curyło
Dschinghis Khan (Cover)(Szansa na Sukces Eurowizja 2020)
Eurovision 1979, Germany, Number 4

Paulina Czapla
Amar pelos dois (Cover) (Szansa na Sukces Eurowizja 2020)
Eurovision Winner 2017 Portugal

Alicja Szemplińska
To nie ja (Cover)(Szansa na Sukces Eurowizja 2020)
Eurovision 1994, Poland, Number 2

Release me
Eurovision 2020, Belgium, Semi Final 1 Second Half

Tom Leeb
The Best In Me
Eurovision 2020, France, Grand Final

Eurovision 2020, Norway, Semi Final 1 First Half

The Roop
On Fire
Eurovision 2020, Lithuania, Semi Final 1 First Half

Athena Manoukian
Chains on You
Eurovision 2020, Armenia, Semi Final 2 Second Half

Daði & Gagnamagnið
Gagnamagnið (The amount of data)
Eurovision 2020, Iceland National Final

David Axlerod
Eurovision 2020, Ukraine, National Final

Kurt Calleja
This is the night
Eurovision 2012, Malta, Number 21

Kevin Borg
Needing you
Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Malta, Number 2

Kevin Borg
NEW RELEASE: Feb 2020, Sweden

Tribute to Pearl Carr
Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson
Sing little Birdie
Eurovision 1959, United Kingdom, Number 2

Hanna Hedlund & Lina Hedlund
Big Time Party
Melodifestivalen 2002, Sweden, Number 9

Jan Johansen
Se pa mig
Eurovision 1995, Sweden, Number 3

Linda Bengtzing
Alla flickor
Melodifestivalen 2005, Sweden, Number 9

Linda Bengtzing
Alla mina sorger
Melodifestivalen 2020, Semi Final 2, Number 6

Jan Johansen and Pernilla Wahlgren
Let the Spirit Fly
Melodifestivalen 2003, Sweden, Number 2

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