Week 14/2022 - Eurovision Radio International - 06 Apr 2022: Meet the Eurovision Stars 2022 (Part 1) and Melodifestivalen 2022 Interviews with Anna Bergendahl, Anis Don Demina, Lina Hedlund, and lots 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 Yorkshire  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 as well as the repeats - click here.

Join in this Wednesday, 06 Apr 2022 live from 1900 - 2300pmCET live on SWITCH Radio Yorkshire  and the Facebook Page of Eurovision Radio International for Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience with lots of good music and features related to the Eurovision Song Contest.


  • Interview with Vladana  (Montenegro 2022)
  • Interview with Sheldon Riley (Australia 2022)
  • Interview with Lumix feat. Pia Maria (Austria 2022)
  • Interview with Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022)
  • Interview with Emma Muscat (Malta 2022)
  • Interview with Anna Bergendahl (Sweden 2010, Melodifestivalen 2022, Number 12)
  • Interview with  Anis Don Demina (Melodifestivalen 2020, Number 5)
  • Interview with Lina Hedlund (Melodifestivalen 2019, Number 11)
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: The Eurovision 2022 in Region. This week THE WEST with Dermot Manning
  • Eurovision News from escXtra.com with Nathan Waddell
  • Eurovision Calendar with Javier Leal
  • Your music requests
  • New Music Releases by Eurovision Artists


Meet the Eurovision Stars 2022:
  The Eurovision Land 2022 is preparing for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 and many pre-parties or promo events are happening across Europe. Radio International's roving reporter Salman was in London at the 2022 Preview Event and interviewed many of the Eurovision Stars 2022 of which some will air on the show this week and next week. Get ready to meet Sheldon Riley (Australia 2022), Lumix feat. Pia Maria (Austria 2022), We Are Domi (Czech Republic 2022), Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022), Emma Muscat (Malta 2022), WRS (Romania 2022) and Andrea (North Macedonia 2022) and Vladana (Montenegro 2022).


Interview with Vladana (Montenegro 2022): At the recent edition of Melodifestivalen 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden, the Swedish OGAE branch has organised the MelfestWKND 2022 with the participation of Swedish acts such as Nanne Grönvall and Dotter but also Malik Harris who represents Germany at Eurovision 2022 with "Rockstars", Aidan from sunny Malta who came second in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song "Ritmu" and Vladana who waves the flag for Montenegro in Turin later on in May.

This week Radio International broadcasts the interview that the Interview Team did in Stockholm with Vladana. She represents Montenegro in Semi Final 2 as Song Number 15 entitled "Breathe". Get to know the charming singer during this interview on the show this week.

Sweden's Biggest and Best TV Show Melodifestivalen ended on Saturday 12 Mar 2022 with the Grand Final after funneling down the 28 entries via four heats, two semi finals and the Grand Final. Swedish broadcaster SVT received way over 2000 songs for the 2022 edition of Melodifestivalen which on Saturday was won by Cornelia Jakobs with the song "Hold me closer" and will be representing Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Semi Final 2 at Song Number 17. The Radio International Interview Team was in Stockholm, Sweden and interviewed all the contestants of Melodifestivalen plus more.

Complete overview of the results of Melodifestivalen 2022 can be viewed here - click here.

Cornelia Jakobs (Sweden 2022) winning Melodifestivalen

Melodifestivalen 2022 Interview with Anna Bergendahl: This week on Radio International hear the interviews with one more finalist of Melodifestivalen 2022. Anna Bergendahl. No stranger to the world of the Eurovision Song Contest Anna already won Melodifestivalen 2010 and represented Sweden in Oslo, Norway with the song "This is my life". Unfortunately, the song ended up at Number 11 in her Semi Final which is the only time that Sweden did not make it into the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Anna, now learning to become a medical doctor, has also regained appetite to try it again to win the ticket to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. She returned to Melodifestivalen in 2019 with "Ashes to Ashes" coming 10th, then in 2020 she came 3rd with "Kingdom Come" and this year in 2022 she ranked 12th in the Melodifestivalen Grand Final with the song "Higher Power".
Listen to the interview that Marc, Salman and JP did with Anna Bergendahl during the rehearsal week of the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2022.

Lina Hedlund (Alcazar and Melodifestivalen 2019)
with the Radio International Interview Team

Interviews with Lina Hedlund (2019) of Alcazar and Anis Don Demina (2020): At the Aftershow Party of Melodifestivalen many of the Swedish artists that were on the stage of Melodifestivalen "gatecrash" and Salman, Marc and JP bumped into Anis Don Demina and Lina Hedlund. Lina of Alcazar fame took part in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Victorious" coming 11th and in 2020 she become one of the hosts of Sweden's biggest live TV Show - Melodifestivalen.

Anis Don Demina and the Radio International Interview Team

Anis Don Demina has been on the stage of Melodifestivalen four times: In 2018 he was the saxophonist in Samir and Viktor's song "Shuffla" coming 4th. Then in 2019 he returned together with Zena to the contest singing "Mina bränder". The act ranked 5th in Heat 1 and with that did not advance further. In 2020 Anis Don Demina returned as a solist onto the stage of Melodifestivalen and performed "Vem e som oss" and came 5th. It does not stop there as he was one of the Co-Hosts of Melodifestivalen 2021 on the side of Oscar Zia.

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, Sidsel Ben Semmane, Monika Linkyte, Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria 2022), Mia Dimsic (Croatia 2022), Andrea (North Macedonia 2022), Brooke Scullion (Ireland 2022), Citi Zeni (Latvia 2022), Ochman (Poland 2022) The Roop, Bilal of NorthKid, Cyan Kicks, Justs, 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.

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Hour 1

Anna Bergendahl
Kingdom Come
Melodifestivalen 2020, Sweden, Number 3

Anna Bergendahl
Ashes to Ashes
Melodifestivalen 2019, Sweden, Number 10

Interview with Sheldon Riley (Australia 2022)

Sheldon Riley
Not the same
Eurovision 2022, Australia, Semi Final 2, Song Number 8

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 - Semi Final 1 Medley

Eurovision Birthday File

Eurovision Winner 1974, Sweden

James Fox
Hold On To Our Love
Eurovision 2004, United Kingdom, Number 16

Hour 2
Interview Hour

Michalis Hatzigiannis
Eurovision 1998, Cyprus, Number 11

Michalis Hatzigiannis and Tampta
NEW RELEASE: Mar 2022, Greece/Cyprus

Eurovision Top 5 of 1992 for Alexander Sanchez

Ann Christy
Gelukkig zijn (Wenn keiner zu Dir haelt)
Eurovision 1975, Belgium, Number 15
Alexander Sanchez

Anna Bergendahl Interview - Part 1

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

Anna Bergendahl Interview - Part 2

Anna Bergendahl
Higher Power
Melodifestivalen 2022, Sweden, Number 12

Anis don Demina Interview

Anis Don Demina
Vem e som oss
Melodifestivalen 2020, Sweden, Number 5

Lina Hedlund Interview

Lina Hedlund
Melodifestivalen 2019, Sweden, Number 11

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 - Grand Final Medley

Interview with Lumix feat. Pia Maria (Austria 2022)

Lumix feat. Pia Maria
Eurovision 2022, Austria, Semi Final 1, Song Number 13

Hour 3

Eurovision 2021, Sweden, Number 14

Happiness Before Love
NEW RELEASE: Apr 2022, Sweden

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 - Semi Final 2 Medley

Vladana (Montenegro 2022) Interview

Eurovision 2022, Montenegro, Semi Final 2, Song Number 15

Interview with Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022)

Monika Liu
Eurovision 2022, Lithuania, Semi Final 1, Song Number 3

Ana Soklic
Eurovision 2020, Slovenia, contest cancelled

Hour 4

Fyr Og Flamme
Øve os på hinanden
Eurovision 2021, Denmark, Semi Final 2 Number 11

Fyr Og Flamme
Hvem Tror Du Egentlig Du Er (Who Do You Really Think You Are)
NEW RELEASE: Apr 2022, Denmark

Eurovision Coverspot

Mahmood & BLANCO
Brividi (Slap House Remox)
Eurovision 2022, Italy, Grand Final

Edoardo Gili & Andrea Cogossi
Brividi (Cover)
Eurovision 2022, Italy, Grand Final

Interview with Emma Muscat (Malta 2022)

Emma Muscat
I am what I am
Eurovision 2022, Malta, Semi Final 2, Song Number 6

Eurovision Spotlight with Dermot Manning: Eurovision 2022 - The West:

That's Rich
Eurovision 2022, Ireland, Semi Final 2, Song Number 10

Saudade, Saudade
Eurovision 2022, Portugal, Semi Final 1, Song Number 10

Eurovision 2022, Spain, Grand Final

Sam Ryder
Space Man
Eurovision 2022, United Kingdom, Grand Final

Alvan and Ahez
Eurovision 2022, France, Grand Final

Jérémie Makiese
Miss you
Eurovision 2022, Belgium, Semi Final 2, Song Number 16

De Diepte
Eurovision 2022, Netherlands, Semi Final 1, Song Number 8

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