Week 47/2020 - Eurovision Radio International - 18 Nov 2020 - Interview with Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014) and Oleksandr (JESC 2020, Ukraine) - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW

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Join in this Wednesday 18 November 2020 live from 1900 - 2300pmCET live on Castlepoint FM for Eurovision Radio International taking you through tough Corona times with lots of good music and features related to the Eurovision Song Contest.


  • Interview with Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014)
  • Interview with Oleksandr Balabanov (Junior Eurovision 2020, Ukraine)
  • The Junior Eurovision Song Contest Corner
  • Eurovision Top 5 Flashback
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: A Eurovision Six Pack with Chris Poppe
  • Eurovision News from escXtra.com with Nathan Waddell
  • Your music requests
  • Lots and lots of New Music Releases by Eurovision artists

Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014)

Interview with Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014): 
In the Corona series of live interviews Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience is reaching out to a number of artists from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest but also from the national finals. Over the last weeks we had an incredible success with having a number a great artists sharing an hour with Radio International's Interview Team such as Katrina of Katrina and the Waves, Eldar Gasimov (Ell and Nikki), Nicki French, Rainer from Wind, Jalisse, James Newman, Senhit, Serhat, Vanessa Amarosi, Claudia Faniello, Lesley Roy, Brooke, Martina Majerle of Quartissimo, Miriam Christine just to mention a few.  

This week Radio International's Interview Team JP and John Dawton are being joined via SKYPE by Sanna Nielsen who represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The contest took place in a ship yard of Copenhagen, Denmark. The song "Undo" reached a very respectable third place after The Netherlands and the winner Austria by Conchita Wurst.

Sanna tried seven times to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest and finally in 2014 it was her time as she won Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2014 which then is the ticket to Eurovision. Sanna also has hosted Melodifestivalen 2015 and has been the regular host of the Swedish Summer Sing-a-long shows Allsang pa Skansen. Other Melodifestivalen entries by Sanna that deserve a mention is her runner up position in 2008 called "Empty Room" and the Number 4 in 2011 called "I'm in love" which are both fans'.Let's find out more from Sanna on the interview session this week on Radio International - the Ultimate Eurovision Experience.

The Interview Team of Radio International is very much looking forward to having Sanna Nielsen on the show for a chat.

Junior Eurovision 2020
will take place in Warsaw, Poland after the victory of young Viki Gabor  who won in 2019 in Poland with the song “Superhero”. The contest will be staged on 29 November 2020 with Germany debuting and not taking part in 2020 are Albania, Armenia, Australia, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal and Wales.
13 countries have confirmed participation, Belarus, France, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine.

Performances: Due to the Corona Pandemic a new way had to be found to stage Junior Eurovision 2020. This will be the first time that the contest will be held remotely, with each artist performing from a television studio in their country of origin. To give smoothness and confidence to the competition, the 13 participating broadcasters committed themselves to giving equal conditions to each of the participants, using a similar scenario and the same technical resources. The opening protocol, interval acts and voting will be broadcast live from Studio 5 in TVP Headquarters on Warsaw, Poland.

Hosts and Venue: Ida Nowakowska-Herndon, Rafał Brzozowski and Małgorzata Tomaszewska will present the 18th edition of the Contest on 29 November 2020 from TVP Headquarters, Studio 5 in Warsaw, Poland.

Updates from the official website of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest can be viewed here - click here. Alternatively, our friends from Wikipedia also have a good overview of the contest - click here.

Oleksandr Balabanov (JESC 2020, Ukraine)

Interview with Oleksandr Balabanov (JESC 2020, Ukraine):  Oleksandr has won the national selection in the Ukraine to represent his country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 from Warsaw, Poland. He will sing the song "Vidkryvai (Open up)". Radio International in collaboration with Alain Forrotti from Belgian Radio reached out for the young singing stars to have an interview since the Corona Pandemic does now allow any travel of the journalists. Listen to this interview on the show this week in the Radio International Junior Eurovision Song Contest Corner.

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Hour 1

Ralf Mackenbach
Click Clack
Junior Eurovision Winner 2009, The Netherlands

Loin d'ici
Eurovision 2016, Austria, Number 13

Tout Paris
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2020, Austria


Mariam Mamadashvili
Junior Eurovision Winner 2016, Georgia

Marija Šerifović
Eurovision Winner 2007, Serbia

Lasse Martenson
Eurovision 1964, Finland, Number 7

Oleksandr Balabanov
Junior Eurovision 2020, Ukraine

Hour 2

Sanna Nielsen
Undo (Live Performance from Eurovision 2014)
Eurovision 2014, Sweden, Number 3

Sanna Nielsen
Till En Fågel
1996 (non-Eurovision)

Sanna Nielsen
I Går, I Dag
Melodifestivalen 2001, Sweden, Number 3

Sanna Nielsen
I'm in love
Melodifestivalen 2011, Sweden, Number 2

Sanna Nielsen
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2020, Sweden

Sanna Nielsen
Empty Room
Melodifestivalen 2008, Sweden, Number 2

Hour 3

Laura Tesoro
What’s the pressure
Eurovision 2016, Belgium, Number 10

Laura Tesoro
Brussels By Night
NEW RELEASE: Oct 2020, Belgium

Marcin Mroziński
Eurovision 2010, Poland, Semi Final 1 Number 13

Martin Fitch
BRAND NEW RELEASE: 18 Nov 2020, Poland

Niamh Kavanagh
A Fool for you no more
CANCER IS A DRAG – ALBUM: Track 17 (final)

EUROVISION SPOTLIGHT: A Eurovision SixPack with Chris Poppe

Katri Helena
Katson sineen taivaan
Eurovision 1979, Finland, Number 14

Anna Begendahl
This is my life
Eurovision 2010, Sweden, Semi Final 2 Number 11

Texas Lightning
No no never
Eurovision 2006, Germany, Number 15

Anna Vissi
Eurovision 2006, Greece, Number 9

Katarina Hasprova
Eurovision 1998, Slovakia, Number 21

Katerina Garbi
Ellada Hora tou fotos
Eurovision 1993, Greece, Number 9

Hour 4

Emmelie de Forest
Only Teardops
Eurovision Winner 2013, Denmark

Sanna Nielsen
I'm in love
Melodifestivalen 2011, Sweden, Number 2

Raphael Gualazzi
Follia d'Amore (Madness of Love)
Eurovision 2011, Italy, Number 2

Eurovision 2017, Switzerland, Semi Final 2 Number 12

Can Bonomo
Love me back
Eurovision 2012, Turkey, Number 7

Marija Šestić
Rijeka Bez Imena
Euroision 2007, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Number 11

Vicky Leandros
Ares Toi
Eurovision Winner 1972, Luxembourg

Rakastan saavuthan (Apres Toi Finnish Cover 1972)
Eurovision Winner 1972, Luxembourg

Daniel O'Donnell
Come What May (Apres Toi Cover 2020)
Eurovision Winner 1972, Luxembourg

Brain Storm,
My Star
Eurovision 2000, Latvia, Number 3

Triana Park
Eurovision 2017, Latvia, Semi Final 1 Number 18

Melodifestivalen 2019, Sweden, Semi Final 2 Number 5

Salvador Sobral
Amar Pelos Dois
Eurovision Winner 2017, Portugal


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