Week 11/2023 - Eurovision Radio International - 15 Mar 2023: Interviews with Participants of Melodifestivalen 2023, Eurovision National Final Season 2023, OGAE Germany Convention 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, 15 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, Melodifestivalen 2023 Winner)
  • Interview with Marcus and Martinus (Melodifestivalen 2023, Number 2)
  • Interview with Smash Into Pieces (Melodifestivalen 2023, Number 3)
  • Interview with Theoz (Melodifestivalen 2023, Number 5)
  • Interview with Paul Rey (Melodifestivalen 2023, Number 7)
  • Interview with Panetoz ((Melodifestivalen 2023, Number 10)
  • Interview with Nordman (Melodifestivalen 2023, Number 11)
  • Interview with Frank Albers on OGAE Germany Convention 2023
  • Eurovision Spotlight: Eurovision 2023 - The National Final Season with Chris Poppe (final edition)
  • 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


Melodifestivalen 2023 - The Grand Finalists

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.

On Saturday, 11 Mar 2023 Loreen won Melodifestivalen for a second time after winning already in  2012 with the song "Euphoria" and as history is repeating Loreen will be representing Sweden once more with the song "Tattoo".

Congratulations to Loreen for once again winning Melodifestivalen and with that she will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom in May. Sweden will participate in Semi Final 1 Second Half on Tuesday, 09 May 2023 with the song "Tattoo". 

See below the results of Melodifestivalen 2023 - Grand Final, (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Melodifestivalen 2023 Finalists Interviews (Part 1): Members of the Team of Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience where on location at the Friends Arena near Stockholm and conducted interviews with all the Grand Finalists of Melodifestivalen 2023. This week listen to the first batch of interviews with Winner Loreen, Marcus and Martinus, Smash into Pieces, Theoz, Paul Rey, Panetoz and Nordman. There will be more on the show next week.

OGAE Germany's Convention 2023: The annual edition of the the OGAE Germany's Eurovision Convention will exceptionnelly be held on 25 March 2023 in the Bavarian City of Munich. The organisers decided to move to a bigger venue allowowing for more fans to join into the fun of Eurovision Song Contest with the invited special Eurovision acts such as Eurovision Royalty Lenny Kuhr who was one of the four winners of the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest co-winning for the Netherlands back then. Also from the Netherlands who represented the Kingdom eight years earlier was Greetje Kauffeld will join as well as Lindsay D from the United Kingdom as back then being the youngest performer in 2001. Slavko represented Montenegro back in 2017 and last but not least Spain's Lucia Perez will be guest on the show as well.

From the OGAE Germany Frank Albers joins JP for a chat about this convention, on the show this week. You can also view the website of OGAE Germany for further details - OGAE Germany, in case you wish to attend the dinner.

EUROVISION 2023 - The National Final Season: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is in full flow and almost all participating countries have selected  their songs to 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 to get the fans familiar with the songs that are competing in Liverpool.

Also JP will be joined by David Mann for the Eurovision Birthday File and Eurovision Coverspot  as well as Chris Poppe who presents in the Eurovision Spotlight: Eurovision 2023 - The National Final Season taking a lot at the selections of the last seven days which is the final one in this season.  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

Melodifestivalen 2023 Opening Medley

Marcus and Martinus
Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden, Number 2

Mer av dig
Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden, Number 5

Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann

Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta
A ba ni bi
Eurovision Winner 1978, Israel

Katja Ebstein
Eurovision 1980, Germany, Number 2

Slavko Kalezić
Eurovision 2017, Montenegro, Semi Final 1 Number 16

Lenny Kuhr
De Troubadour
Eurovision Winner 1969, The Netherlands, joint winner

Greetje Kauffeld
Wat een dag
Eurovision 1961, Netherlands, Number 10

Hour 2

Eurovision Spotlight: Eurovision 2023 National Final Season with Chris Poppe

Lucía Pérez
Que me quiten lo bailao
Eurovision 2023, Spain, Number 23

Lindsay D
No dream dream impossible
Eurovision 2001, United Kingdom, Number 15

Teya and Salena
Who the hell is Edgar
Eurovision 2023, Austria, Semi Final 2 Second Half

Noa Kirel
Eurovision 2023, Israel, Semi Final 1 Second Half

Mae Muller
I wrote a song
Eurovision 2023, United Kingdom, Grand Final

Eurovision 2023, Sweden, Semi Final 1 Second Half

Ai coração
Eurovision 2023, Portugal, Semi Final 1 First Half

Victor Vernicos
What they say
Eurovision 2023, Greece, Semi Final 2 First Half

Tell me more
Eurovision 2023, Azerbaijan, Semi Final 1 Second Half

Future Lover
Eurovision 2023, Armenia, Semi Final 2 First Half

Hour 3

Sam Ryder
Eurovision 2022, United Kingdom, Number 2

Sam Ryder
You’ve Got The Love
NEW RELEASED: Mar 2023, United Kingdo

Rob, Jack Lahana & Sébastien Tellier
NEW RELEASE: Mar 2023, France

Sébastien Tellier
Eurovision 2008, France, Number 19

Smash Into Pieces

Smash Into Pieces
Six Feet Under
Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden, Number 3

Eurovision 2023, Moldova National Final, disqualified / withdrawn

Hour 4

Iveta Mukuchyan
Loe Wave
Eurovision 2016, Armenia, Number 7

Iveta Mukuchyan
NEW RELEASE: Mar 2023, Armenia

Släpp alla sorger
Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden, Number 11

Paul Rey
Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden, Number 7

On my way
Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden, Number 10

Eurovision Cover Spot with David Man

Anne-Marie David
Tu te reconnaitras
Eurovision Winner 1973, Luxembourg

Eurovision 2023, Estonia, Semi Final 2 First Half

Nüüdki veel (Even now) (Estonian lyric Cover of "Tu te Reconnaitras")
Eurovision Winner 1973, Luxembourg

Victor Crone
Melodifestivalen 2023, Sweden, Heat 1 => Semi Final Number 6

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