Week 49/2023 - Eurovision Radio International - 06 Dec 2023: Melodifestivalen 2024 look ahead, Junior Eurovision 2023 Interviews, Gustaph in Interview (Belgium 2023), Covers Spot, and lots more - PODCAST AVAILABLE NOW


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Forest FM Eurovision Show Case (2023-12-03)
Bradley Stoke Radio - Let Me Be the One (2023-12-05)

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, 06 December 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.


  • Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023: Interviews with Jessica McKean (JESC 2023 Ireland), Arhanna (JESC 2023 Estonia) and Junior Eurovision Winner 2022 Lissandro (France)
  • Interview with Gustaph (Belgium 2023) done at Het Grote EurovisieSongfestivalFeest 2023 in Amsterdam on 16 Nov 2023 
  • Melodifestivalen 2024 - A look ahead
  • New Music Releases by Eurovision Artists
  • Eurovision Spotlight: Sweden's History at the Eurovision Song Contest with Alasdair Rendall
  • 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

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023 - And the Winner is.....:  The 21st edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place on Sunday on 26 November 2023 from the Palais Nikaïa in Nice, France hosted by Olivier Minne and Laury Thilleman.

Sixteen countries took part in the contest with Estonia debuting, Germany returning and taking a break are Serbia and Kazakhstan.

Participating countries were: Albania, Armenia, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom. 


Zoé Clauzure from France

for winning the
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2023
with the song


Junior Eurovision 2023 - THE SCOREBOARD

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.

This week listen to interviews with Junior Eurovision Winner Lissandro who won the 2022 edition of the contest with the song "Oh Mamman". Then debuting this year was Estonia and Arhanna with the song "Hoiame kokku" coming 15th and the Irish representative Jessica McKean who beautifully performed the song "Aisling" coming 16th. A hug thanks to Alain Forrotti for conducting these interviews on behalf of Radio International.

Gustaph (Belgium 2023) with JP at
Het Grote EurovisieSongfestivalFeest 2023, Amsterdam

Het Grote Songfestival Feest 2023 - Interview with Gustaph (Belgium 2023):  The 3rd edition of the Big Eurovision Festival (Het Grote Eurovisie Songfestivalfeest) took place in the Ziggo Dome of Amsterdam the Netherlands on 16 Nov 2023 with the participation of Alessandra・ALIKA・Bobbysocks・Charlotte Perrelli・Conchita Wurst・Cornelia Jakobs・Eleni Foureira・Ell & Nikki・Emmelie de Forest・Gjon's Tears・Gustaph・Johnny Logan・KEiiNO・Käärijä・Linda Wagenmakers・Luca Hänni・Måns Zelmerlöw・Rosa Linn・Ruslana・Ruth Jacott・Serhat・Stefania・The Roop・Verka Serduchka・WRS

JP and the colleagues of Radio International where there also attending the media meeting some of the artists for interviews. 

See some photos and videos of the concert and the interviews at the link below - Click Here

Radio International continues broadcasting the interviews this week on the show with Gustaph from Belgium who with the song "Because of you" came 7th at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool.  The Team of Radio International had the pleasure to meet once again Gustaph at Het Grote EurovisieSongfestivalFeest 2023 in Amsterdam's Ziggo Dome on 16 Nov 2023 and interviewed the Eurovision Royalty. Listen to the interview on the show this week.


Eurovision Spotlight - Sweden's History at the Eurovision Song Contest:  Sweden will be hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 which will be the 68th contest in its history coming once again from the Malmoe Arena, Malmoe, Sweden on 07 & 09 May 2024 for the two Semi Finals and the Grand Final scheduled for Saturday 11 May 2024. In view of Sweden once again being the host of Eurovision after 2016 the Team of Radio International will look at the history of Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest that over the years really added amazing songs to the fans' music collections.

Also JP will be joined by David Mann for the Eurovision Birthday File and Eurovision Coverspot. The Eurovision Spotlight is presented by Alasdair Rendall as the series of Sweden's History at the Eurovision Song Contest continues. It is a Radio International tradition to showcase the songs of the country that will host the next Eurovision Song Contest. So once again it is Sweden following the victory of Loreen for a second time after 2012 with "Euphoria" with the song for 2023 entitled "Tattoo".

Then there will be a lot of the great new releases of Eurovision artists on the show as well as great Eurovision Classics. Javier will be updating us on the upcoming Eurovision events in his Eurovision Calendar and and and....

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

Izhar Cohen
Eurovision Winner 1978, Israel

Vicky Rosti
Sata salamaa
Eurovision 1987, Finland, Number 15

Virve Rosti
NEW RELEASE: Nov 2023, Finland

Izhar Cohen
NEW RELEASE: Dec 2023, Israel

Leo Leandros
Number 2 in 1960 in Germany
Father of Vicky Leandros

Vicky Leandros
Apres Toi
Eurovision Winner 1972, Luxembourg

DJ play a Christmas Song

Hoffmann & Hoffmann
Love gives (German Version of "Ruecksicht")
Eurovision 1983, Germany, Number 5
Happy 73rd Birthday, Michael Hoffmann (brother Guenther)

Eurovision Birthday File

Candy Music
Junior Eurovision Winner 2011, Georgia

Frank Ifield
Alone Too Long
Eurovision 1962, United Kingdom National Final UK Song For Europe, Number 2

Eurovision Calendar

Hunter Falls
Ooh La La by
Eurovision 2023, Belgian National Final, Number 7

Krista Siegfrids
Marry Me
Eurovision 2013, Finland, Number 24

Hour 2
Interview Hour - Junior Eurovision 2023 and Interview Hour

Zoé Clauzure
Junior Eurovision Winner 2023, France

No not my soul
Junior Eurovision Winner 2015, Malta

Interview with Lissandro (Junior Eurovision Winner 2022, France)

Oh Mamman!
Junior Eurovision Winner 2022, France

Interview with Jessica McKean (Junior Eurovision 2023, Ireland)

Jessica McKean
Junior Eurovision 2023, Ireland, , Number 16

Interview with Arhanna (Junior Eurovision 2023, Estonia)

Hoiame kokku
Junior Eurovision 2023, Estonia, , Number 15

Ralf Mackenbach
Click Clack
Junior Eurovision Winner 2009, The Netherlands

Interview with Gustaph (Belgium 2023) done at Het Grote EurovisieSongFestivaleFeest 2023 in Amsterdam, NL

Because of you
Eurovision 2023, Belgium, Number 7

Knez (Nenad Knezevic)
Eurovision 2015, Montenegro, Number 13
Happy 56th Birthday

Stefan Galea
Eurovision 2024, Malta Preselection, elininated

Hour 3

Eurovision Winner 2023, Sweden

Is It Love (Goddard Remix)
NEW RELEASE: Dec 2023, Sweden

Eurovision News with Nick from escXtra.com

Patrick Fiori
Le Chant Est Libre
NEW RELEASE: Dec 2023, France

Patrick Fiori
Mama Corsica
Eurovision 1993, France, Number 4

Eurovision Spotlight: Sweden's History at the Eurovision Song Contest with Alasdair Rendall

Oesten Warnerbring
Som en drom
Eurovision 1967, Sweden, Number 8

Lasse Holm & Monica Toernell
E' de' det haer du kallar kaerlek?
Eurovision 1986, Sweden, Number 5

Charlotte Nilsson
Take me to your heaven
Eurovision Winner 1999, Sweden

Charlotte Perrelli
Eurovision 2008, Sweden, Number 18

The Mamas
Eurovision 2020, Sweden, Contest Cancelled

Linda Wagenmakers
No Goodbyes
Eurovision 2000, The Netherlands, Number 13
Happy 48th Birthday

Hour 4

Sakis Rouvas
Pio Dinata (Greek version of "This is our night")
Eurovision 2009, Greece, Number 7

Zdob și Zdub and Frații Advahov
Eurovision 2022, Moldova, Number 7

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

Sakis Rouvas
I love you
NEW RELEASE: Dec 2023, Greece

Voltaj + Zdob si Zdub
NEW RELEASE: Dec 2023, Romania and Moldova

Marianna Zorba
Eurovision 1997, Greece, Number 12
Happy 56th Birthday

The Eurovision Coverspot

Ronnie Tober
Eurovision 1968, Netherlands, Number 16

Ronnie Tober
Morgen (German Version Unreleased until 2022)
Eurovision 1968, Netherlands, Number 16

The New Faces
Someday (1968 English Cover Version)
Eurovision 1968, Netherlands, Number 16

Domnic Cini
Eurovision 2024, Malta Preselection, elininated

Samir and Viktor
Melodifestivalen 2018, Sweden, Number 4

Clara Klingenstroem
Behöver inte dig idag
Melodifestivalen 2021, Sweden, Number 5

Cazzi Opeia
I can't get enough
Melodifestivalen 2022, Sweden, Number 9

Danny Saucedo
Melodifestivalen 2012, Sweden, Number 2

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