Week 09/2023 - Eurovision Radio International - 01 Mar 2023: Interview with Loreen, Smash Into Pieces (Melodifestivalen 2023), Unser Lied fuer Liverpool (Germany 2023) Live Interviews with four participants Eurovision National Final Season 2023 and much more - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW


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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 live on  SWITCH Europe -   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, 01 Mar 2023 live from 1900 - 2300pmCET live on SWITCH Europe  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 Loreen (Eurovision Winner 2012, Sweden and Melodifestivalen 2023 Finalist)
  • Interview with Smash Into Pieces (Melodifestivalen 2023 Finalist)
  • Interview with Blanka Stajkov (Eurovsion 2023, Poland)
  • Interview with Jann (Polish National Final 2023, Number 2)
  • Interview with Christian Arding (Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023
  • Live Interview with Lord of the Lost (German National Final 2023)
  • Live Interview with Ikke Hüftgold (German National Final 2023)
  • Live Interview with Patty Gurdy(German National Final 2023)
  • Eurovision Spotlight: Eurovision 2023 - The National Final Season with Tom Carr (his final time on Radio International)
  • Eurovision News with Nick van Lith from www.escXtra.com
  • Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Cover Spot with David Mann
  • Eurovision Calendar with Javier Leal
  • Your music requests
  • New Music Releases by Eurovision Artists


Loreen and JP at Heat 4 of Melodifestivalen 2023

Melodifestivalen is Sweden's national televised music competition to find the best new song of the year. The winner of the competition then goes on to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty-eight acts go through four Heats and two Semi Final Rounds before the top twelve go into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2023, held once again at the Friends Arena in Solna (near Stockholm) in front of a live audience of almost 30000 spectators, plus millions of TV viewers both in Sweden and abroad.

Smash Into Pieces with JP at Heat of of Melodifestivalen 2023

Congratulations to Loreen and Smashing to Pieces for advancing into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2023 to Stockholm and to Mariette and Kiana for advancing into the Semi Final. There is still a chance to get a place in the Grand Final.

Unfortunately, Loreen had a stage invasion during her performance and JP had a chance to chat with Loreen after the show about it as well as a reaction interview with Smash into Pieces after being announced the second act to directly advance into the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen 2023. More interviews including with Loreen, to come on Radio International throughout the next weeks in the run up to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.

Blanka Stajkov with Salman after winning the Polish National Final

Interview with Blanka Stajkov (Poland 2023) and Jann (Number 2):
While JP was in Malmoe for Heat 4 of Melodifestivalen 2023 Salman was in Poland for their national final to select Blanka Stajkov who will represent Poland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Semi Final 2 Second Half with the song "Solo". Salman could get a couple of Interviews with Blanka as well with Jann who became the Runner Up with the song "Gladiator".

Unser Lied fuer Liverpool 2023:  Germany selects their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 via the TV show "Unser Lied fuer Liverpool". Nine acts are going to be introduced to the viewing public who will vote for the songs. One of the nine acts will be the lucky winner that will represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool. A complete list of participating acts is available here via the colleagues of Wikipedia. "Unser Lied fuer Liverpool 2023" will be broadcast on ARD TV on Friday, 03 March 2023 at 2220 hours CET. Last year the Radio International Interview Panel were very lucky to pick three possible winners and Malik Harris (Germany 2022) was among the artist coming onto the show, he won the national final in Germany and went to represent Germany in Turin at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Radio International's Interview colleagues are trying again and four of the nine acts have been invited for an interview during the live show. Listen out for interviews with: Lord of the Lost, Ikke Hüftgold and Patty Gurdy during the interview hour on this week's edition of Radio International.

EUROVISION 2023 - The National Final Season: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year has already begun - the selection process in various countries that are participating at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom on May 09, 11 and 13 for the Grand Final. In the run up to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience will be playing many of the songs that are offered to the public in the many participating countries out of which the best ones will be competing in Liverpool in May.

Also JP will be joined by David Mann for the Eurovision Birthday File and Eurovision Coverspot  as well as Tom Carr presents in the Eurovision Spotlight: Eurovision 2023 - The National Final Season taking a lot at the selections of the last seven days. It will be Tom's Final appearance of Radio International and the Team of Radio International would like express a huge THANK YOU for the great work he has done over the years for the show. Then there will be some of the great new releases of Eurovision artists are on the show as well as great Eurovision Classics. Javier will be updating us on the upcoming Eurovision events in his Eurovision Calendar and Nick van Lith has the latest update from the Eurovision News Room courtesy of escXtra.com.

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:
Dana, Charlotte Perrelli, Linda Martin,
Niamh Kavanagh, Katrina of Katrina and the Waves, Charlie McGettigan, Emmelie de Forest, Jamala, Chiara, Ulrikke, Anabel Conde, Scott Fitzgerald, Eldar of Ell and Nikki, Sanna Nielsen, Hera Björk, Bojana Stamenov, Deen, Lina Hedlund and Andreas Lundstedt from Alcazar, Poli Genova, Ira Losco, Jan Johansen Nicki French, Debbie Scerri, Rasmussen, Senhit, 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, Boggie, Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria 2022), Mia Dimsic (Croatia 2022), Andrea (North Macedonia 2022), Brooke Scullion (Ireland 2022), Citi Zeni (Latvia 2022), Ochman (Poland 2022), Anna Bergendahl, Tim Schou from a Friend in London, The Roop, Bilal of NorthKid, Cyan Kicks, Justs, James Newman, 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, 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 and 2022 class.

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Hour 1

Eurovision Winner 2012, Sweden

Nanne Groenvall
Carpool Karaoke Song (English Version)
Melodifestivalen 2020, Sweden, Heat 4 Number 3
English version released in Jan 2023

Eurovision 2023, Poland National Final, Number 2

Christian Arding
Ecu Car
Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023, Number 10

Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann

Sandie Shaw
Puppet On A String
Eurovision Winner 1967, United Kingdom

Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson
Spirit Of The Night
Eurovision 2017, San Marino, Semi Final 2, Number 18

Valentina Monetta
Crisalide (Chrysalis) - Vola
Eurovision 2013, San Marino, Semi Final 1 Number 11

Jean- Claude Pascal
Nous les amoureux
Eurovision Winner 1961, Luxembourg

Vice Vukov
Ja, Ljubav I Ti (Croatian Cover done in 2015)
Eurovision Winner 1961, Luxembourg

Malik Harris
Eurovision 2022, Germany, Nuymber 25

Hour 2
Interview Hour - The German National Final 2023

Patty Gurdy
Melodies of Hope
Eurovision 2023, Germany National Finalist

Ikke Hüftgold
Lied mit gutem Text
Eurovision 2023, Germany National Finalist

Lord of the Lost
Blood and Glitter
Eurovision 2023, Germany National Finalist

Hour 3

Eurovision 2022, Romania, Number 18

Samira Ben Said
Bitaqat Hub
Eurovision 1980, Morocco, Number 18

NEW RELEASE: Feb 2023, Romania

Eurovision Cover Spot with David Mann

Maria Serifovic
Eurovision Winner 2007, Serbia

Edel Reinklang
Molitva (Live Cover, 2021)
Eurovision Winner 2007, Serbia

Eirik Næss
Eurovision 2023, Norway MGP, Semi Final 1, eliminated

Eurovision 2021, Norway MGP, Super Final - Number 2

Will Church
Hold on
Eurovision 2023, Germany National Finalist

De la capat (All over again)
Eurovision 2015, Romania, Number 15

Hour 4

Alexander Rybak
Eurovision Winner 2009, Norway

Alexander Rybak & Annsofi
No More Me and You
NEW RELEASE: Feb 2023, Norway

Eurovision Spotlight: Eurovision 2023 National Final Season with Tom Carr

Sigga Ozk
Gleyma per og dansa
Eurovision 2023, Iceland National Selection, Semi Final 2 =. Final

Smash into Pieces
Six Feet Under
Melodifestivalen 2023, Heat 4, Number 2 = Grand Final
(Short Interview after the show)

Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden National Final, Heat 4 Winner => Final
(Interviews with Loreen)

Blanka Stajkov
Eurovision 2023, Poland, Semi Final 2 Second Half
(Interview by Salman)

Cha Cha Cha
Eurovision 2023, Finland, Semi Final 1 Second Half

Piqued Jacks
Like an Animal
Eurovision 2023, San Marino, Semi Final 2 Second Half

Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper
Burning Daylight
Eurovision 2023, The Netherlands, Semi Final 1 Second Half

Gianluca Bezzina
Eurovision 2013, Malta, Number 8

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Please, consider inviting Jann from the Polish National Preselection to the ESC pre-parties in Amsterdam, London, Madrid or Tel Aviv! He was the absolute audience winner both in Poland and abroad, also among ESC YouTubers from all over the world. OGAE clubs, please invite him (although he is actually touring Poland in April and might have some agenda conflicts).