Week 18/2021 - Eurovision Radio International - 05 May 2021 - Interview with Blas Canto (Spain 2021) and Hooverphonic (Belgium 2021) and more - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW

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Also listen to other Eurovision Shows:
Forest FM Eurovision Show Case (2021-05-02)
Bradley Stoke Radio - Let Me Be the One (2021-05-04)

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience is broadcast from Malta's Radio 105FM on Tuesday evenings from 2100 - 0059 hours CET. The show is also broadcast on CASTLEPOINT FM and Radio Wymondham in the United Kingdom LIVE on Wednesday evenings from 1900 - 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, 28 Apr 2021 live from 1900 - 2300pmCET live on CASTLEPOINT FM for Eurovision Radio International taking you through the Corona times with lots of good music and features related to the Eurovision Song Contest.


  • Interview with Blas Canto (Spain 2021)
  • Interview with Alex from Hooverphonic (Belgium 2021)
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: Eurovision 2021 in Regions - Eastern Europe with Tom Carr
  • Eurovision News from escXtra.com with Nathan Waddell 
  • Eurovision Birthday File and Coverpot with David Mann
  • Your music requests
  • New Music Releases by Eurovision Artists

This week Radio International's Interview Team JP, John Dawton, Marc and Salman are being joined again, via SKYPE by Blas Canto who is the Musical Ambassador of Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Blas was already selected to represent Spain in 2020 with the song "Universo" but, as we know, the contest was cancelled due to Corona Pandemic. Luckily though, Blas nominated to be Spain's representative and the song in the running this year is entitled "Voy a quedarme" which Blas will be performing in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on Saturday, 22 May 2021.

The Interview Team of Radio International is very much looking forward to having Blas Canto on the show this week for an interview and with that to get to know the young Spanish performer bringing him closer to the fans.

Interview with Hooverphonic (Belgium 2021): In 2020, Hooverphonic was selected by the Belgian Broadcaster to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Release me". Due the Corona Pandemic hitting the globe, Eurovision 2020 was cancelled, however, Hooverphonic will be representing Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "The Wrong Place" which will be performing in Semi Final 1 Number 11. Courtesy of our colleague Alain Forrotti Radio International will be broadcasting the interview this week with Alex Callier, one of the members of Hooverphonic.

The Radio International Interview Hall of Fame:

During the Interview Sessions Radio International takes photos and videos which you can find on the Radio International Interview Hall of Fame 2020 and 2021. To view the photos done during the interviews - click here - for the Radio International Hall of Fame Photo Album.

This is the Hall of Fame:
Charlotte Perrelli, Linda Martin,
Katrina of Katrina and the Waves, Eldar of Ell and Nikki, Sanna Nielsen, Lina Hedlund and Andreas Lundstedt from Alcazar, Ira Losco, Nicki French, Rainer from Wind, Jalisse, James Newman, Senhit, Serhat, Vanessa Amarosi, Lesley Roy, Brooke, Franklin, Martina Majerle of Quartissimo, Miriam Christine, Claudia Faniello, Fabrizio Faniello, Chanel, Jordan Ravi, Viorela Moraru, Mia Negovetic, Parvani Violet Vasil, Janice Mangion, Mariette, KEiiNO, Anett Kublin (Anett and Fredi), Tess Merkel, Glen Vella, Hera Björk, Anton Ewald, Katrina Dimanta formerly of Aarzemnieki, ManuElla, Tusse, Blind Channel, Danny Saucedo, Jendrik, Tornike Kipiani, GO_A, Kurt Calleja, Rafał Brzozowski, Barbara Pravi, Fyr og Flamme.

Our Chatroom - Chat with the Eurovision Fan Community during the live show on Wednesdays from 1900 - 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 on Wednesday, 05 May 2021 starting from 1900 - 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 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

How to Listen - Details are available here - click the link:

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

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JP's Golden Years - Edition 34 - Saturday, 01 May 2021 - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW

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This week's edition of the show aired on Saturday, 01 May 2021 from 1700 - 1900 hours CET (1600 - 1800 hours UKT) via Radio Wymondham in the United Kingdom - click here to listen.  The show airs also on other stations - see below. The detailed schedule is below.  But also a copy of the show will also be available on this website and uploaded to the the Radio International PODCAST server.

You can submit your comments and request via this link to JP's Golden Years - click here

Programme Segments are:

  • The Mad Half Hour to get you into the mood for the music of our life
  • Hits and Headlines for you to guess which year is featured
  • The Best of Europop
  • A TV Theme Tune or Radio Theme Tune to remember
  • The UK Top 20 Chart Countdown features the UK Top 20 Best-Selling Singles of 1996

The Show is available at:

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Eurovision Lockdown - Sunday, 02 May 2021, 1 - 5pmCET on SWITCH FM - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW

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Sunday 30 May 2021 will be the last edition of the Eurovision Lockdown in the current series. Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience will be broadcast on Castlepoint FM Switch FM in place.

Due to Corona Pandemic that hit the Earth in 2020 and still forces countries to a total lockdown Radio International has started the second series of the EUROVISION LOCKDOWN which are two extra live shows of Eurovision madness on Saturdays and Sundays for the time of the Corona Lockdown in the United Kingdom that started on Saturday 09 January 2021.

The Team of Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience thought of easing the tough times with two additional Eurovision radio shows on Saturdays and Sundays. The idea is to entertain the listeners and fans with lots of Eurovision music of the 66 year history of the Eurovision Song Contest plus new music the Eurovision artists have released after their performance in the contest and most of all also the music requests of the listeners and fans.

In the last series from March till June 2020 the show became popular and fans joined JP and the Radio International Team to present themed hours. We would like to continue on this in the second series.  Fans can actively take part in the show to join JP and his team in the studio via a SKYPE phone call live on air to talk about their thoughts and request their favourite song which does not need to be a Eurovision song.

The shows are live via Castlepoint FM and Switch FM in the United Kingdom but available also via the Radio International Facebook Group "Eurovision Radio International" where you can find the show's chatroom. Below are the details and links to the broadcasts. Can't join us live? Don't worry - all the shows will be available as additional PODCASTS via our radiointernational.podbean.com channel or our Radio International Mixcloud Channel.

Join the Eurovision Fan Community listening to the shows and chat with the fans four hours every Saturday and Sunday. The Wednesday editions of the show remains the same as always starting at 1900 hours CET.


First Hour: 
JP will start in the first two hours with some Eurovision Classics, your listener's requests and new material of Eurovision artists that have reached the Radio International Tower of Eurovision Power.  JP will also be revisiting two Eurovision Song Contests and plays five songs from a particular Eurovision year per hour. 

Second Hour:
EUROVISION SPOTLIGHT XXL: Iceland's National Final Söngvakeppnin with Matthias Breitinger.
Over the years Iceland had some nice entries to the Eurovision Song Contest. The Icelandic National Final is called "Söngvakeppnin" in which the song is selected to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest starting in 1986. Matthias Breitinger from Berlin, Germany is joining JP with a special hour on some of the highlights from Söngvakeppnin you will hear on the show. Enjopy

Third Hour: 
Returning to the Eurovision Lockdown this week joining JP via SKYPE is Javier Leal from Montreal in Canada presenting his personal Top Ten of the Eurovision Class 2021. Thrilled to find out what he selected as the Winner of Eurovision 2021.

Fourth Hour: 
EUROVISION SPOTLIGHT XXL:  Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest with John Dawton. Montenegro has been part of the Eurovision Song Contest since 2004 as then being Serbia and Montenegro and unfortunately never won the Eurovision Song Contest. The best position reached was Number 2 in 2004 with Zeljko Joksimovic and the great "Lane Moje".  John Dawton will be reflecting on the history of Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest and ranked the best songs in a personal Top Ten. Get ready for some great Balkan songs in this special hour with John.

Want to join JP and come on air for the chat or co-host an hour via SKYPE:
Eurovision Fans can actively take part in the show to join JP and his team in the studio via a SKYPE phone call live on air to co-present an hour of Eurovision songs selected by you, the fans. You are more than welcome to do this. Send an email to Radio International by using this link and give us your Full Name, SKYPE NAME so we can find you and where you are listening from.

Submit your Song Requests:  CLICK HERE

Here are the details when and how to listen and chat.

LIVE! Saturdays 1300-1700 CET: Castlepoint FM - click here to listen
LIVE! Sundays 1300 - 1700 CET: SWITCH FM - click here to listen

During the Live Broadcasts available via the our ChatRoom where you can also listen - Click here

To Catch up: via our radiointernational.podbean.com channel - click here 

Happy Listening, Chatting and Eurovisioning!!!!

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