Week 49/2021 - Eurovision Radio International - 08 Dec 2021: Interview with Anna Sahlene (Estonia 2002), Junior Eurovision Song Contest and more - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW

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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 live on  SWITCH Radio Derbyshire 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, 08 Dec 2021 live from 1900 - 2300pmCET live on SWITCH Radio Derbyshire for Eurovision Radio International with lots of good music and features related to the Eurovision Song Contest.


  • Interview with Anna Sahlene (Estonia 2002)
  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest Review and Preview for 2021   
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: Italy's History at the Eurovision Song Contest with Ross Bennett
  • 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

Interview with Anna Sahlene (Estonia 2002): Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience is very happy to welcome to the show Anna Sahlene who represented Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 with the song "Runaway". JP and Salman met and interviewed Anna Sahlene at the recent edition of the Eurovision Club Germany's Annual convention 2021 in Cologne, Germany on 20 Nov 2021. Anna will tell us some great stories how as a Swede got to represent Estonia at the Eurovision Song Contest. She was also involved in the winning act of Sweden in 1999 and others. For details you just have to listen to this great interviews on this week's edition of Radio International.

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,
Niamh Kavanagh, Katrina of Katrina and the Waves, Charlie McGettigan, Emmelie de Forest, Scott Fitzgerald, Eldar of Ell and Nikki, Sanna Nielsen, Lina Hedlund and Andreas Lundstedt from Alcazar, Poli Genova, Ira Losco, Jan Johansen Nicki French, Debbie Scerri, Rasmussen, Rainer from Wind, Jalisse, Maja Keuc (Amaya),Thomas Forstner, Lisa Andreas, Esther Hart, Vanilla Ninja, Maja Keuc (Amaya), Sibel Tüzün, Justs, The Roop, 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, almost all artists from the Eurovision 2021 class.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021:  Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France on 19 Dec 2021 after the victory of  Valentina with the song "J'Imagine" in 2020 for France. The song was written by Barbara Pravi who came second at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be staged on 19 December 2021 with 19 countries taking part:  Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine.

Hosts and Venue:  The venue is La Seine Musicale, Paris, France and the hosts are Elodie Gossuin, Olivier Minne and Carla

As most of the countries have already selected their entry to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Radio International will get the fans in the mood introducing the songs to the audience but also playing some of the highlights of the previous editions of the contest.

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.
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Hour 1

J'imagine (Version Noël 2021, Christmas Version)
Junior Eurovision Winner 2020, France

Sunstroke Project and Olia Tira
Run away
Eurovision 2010, Moldova, Number 21

Sunstroke Project & Fox Banger
Netflix & Chill
NEW RELEASE: Dec 2021, Moldova

Ace of Base
Always Have, Always Will
Number 12 in Dec 1998, non-Eurovison

Eurovision Spotlight: Italy's History at Eurovision with Ross Bennett

Betty Curtis
Al di la
Eurovision 1961, Italy, Number 5

Massimo Ranieri
Chi sara con te
Eurovision 1973, Italy, Number 13

Umberto Tozzi & Raf
Gente di mare
Eurovision 1987, Italy, Number 3

La mia citta
Eurovision 2014, Italy, Number 22

Hour 2

Sofi Marinova
Love Unlimited
Eurovision 2012, Bulgaria, Semi Final 2 Number11

Eurovision 2017, Azerbaijan, Number 14

Patricia Kaas
Et s'il fallait le faire
Eurovision 2009, France, Number 8

Eurovision 2015, Montenegro, Number 13

Anna Sahlene Interview (Part 1)

Stjärna på himmelen
Melodifestivalen 1999, Sweden, Number 2

Charlotte Nilsson (Perrelli)
Tussen och en natt (Take me to your heaven)
Eurovision Winner 1999, Sweden

Claudette Pace
Eurovision 2000, Malta, Number 8

Eurovision 2002, Estonia, Number 3

Hour 3
Anna Sahlene Interview (Part 2)

Dami Im
Sound of Silence
Eurovision 2016, Australia, Number 2

Michael Rice
Bigger than us
Eurovision 2019, United Kingdom, Number 26

Anna Sahlene and Maria Haukaas Storeng
Killing me tenderly
Melodifestivalen 2009, Sweden, Semi Final 4, Number 7

Anna Sahlene
Eurovision 2022, Estonia National Selection from Quarter Final 3 to Semi Final

Manuela Bravo
Sobe, Sobe Balao Sobe
Eurovision 1979, Portugal, Number 9
Happy 64th Birthday

Alone Together
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2021, Ireland
Album: Wild Dreams

Hour 4

Loin d'ici
Eurovision 2016, Austria, Number 13

Zoë Straub
La nuit des merveilles
2017, Austria

Little Things (Christmas Single)
ALBUM: Voyage (Nov 2021)

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 - Medley of all the Songs

Een Kusje Meer (Live 10 years later version)
Junior Eurovision 2011, Belgium, Number 7

Dans met jou
Junior Eurovision 2019, Netherlands, Number 4

Mention Home Composed 30th Anniversary show 12 Dec 8pm CET YouTube channel HCSC Greatest Hits.

Eurovision Cover Spot

Zitti e buoni (Live Cover on TCMS Spain 2021)
Eurovision Winner 2021, Italy

Amy, Leah and Naoimh Penston
The Voice (Lockdown Cover)
Eurovision Winner 1996, Ireland

Bucks Fizz
Now those days are gone
Number 8 in Jun 1982

Duncan Lawrence
Wishes Come True
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2021, Netherlands

Talven ihmemaa (Winter Wonderland)
2009, Finland

Sertab Erener
Every way that I can
Eurovision Winner 2003, Turkey

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