Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience (2020-11-18) Interview with Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014), Oleksander (Junior ESC 2020, Ukraine) and more
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 on Castlepoint FM in the United Kingdom live on Wednesday evenings from 1900 - 2300 hours CET as well as on the Facebook Page of Eurovision Radio International with an interactive chatroom.
|Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014)|
Interview with Sanna Nielsen (Sweden 2014): In the Corona series of live interviews Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience is reaching out to a number of artists from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest but also from the national finals. Over the last weeks we had an incredible success with having a number a great artists sharing an hour with Radio International's Interview Team such as Katrina of Katrina and the Waves, Eldar Gasimov (Ell and Nikki), Nicki French, Rainer from Wind, Jalisse, James Newman, Senhit, Serhat, Vanessa Amarosi, Claudia Faniello, Lesley Roy, Brooke, Martina Majerle of Quartissimo, Miriam Christine just to mention a few.
This week Radio International's Interview Team JP, Sadie Trent and John Dawton are being joined via SKYPE by Sanna Nielsen who represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The contest took place in a ship yard of Copenhagen, Denmark. The song "Undo" reached a very respectable third place after The Netherlands and the winner Austria by Conchita Wurst.
Sanna tried seven times to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest and finally in 2014 it was her time as she won Sweden's Melodifestivalen 2014 which then is the ticket to Eurovision. Sanna also has hosted Melodifestivalen 2015 and has been the regular host of the Swedish Summer Sing-a-long shows Allsang pa Skansen. Other Melodifestivalen entries by Sanna that deserve a mention is her runner up position in 2008 called "Empty Room" and the Number 4 in 2011 called "I'm in love" which are both fans'.Let's find out more from Sanna on the interview session this week on Radio International - the Ultimate Eurovision Experience.
The Interview Team of Radio International is very much looking forward to having Sanna Nielsen on the show for a chat.
Junior Eurovision 2020 will take place in Warsaw, Poland after the victory of young Viki Gabor who won in 2019 in Poland with the song “Superhero”. The contest will be staged on 29 November 2020 with Germany debuting and not taking part in 2020 are Albania, Australia, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal and Wales.
12 countries have confirmed participation: Belarus, France, Georgia, Germany, Kazakhstan, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain and Ukraine.
Performances. Due to the Corona Pandemic a new way had to be found to stage Junior Eurovision 2020. This will be the first time that the contest will be held remotely, with each artist performing from a television studio in their country of origin. To give smoothness and confidence to the competition, the 13 participating broadcasters committed themselves to giving equal conditions to each of the participants, using a similar scenario and the same technical resources. The opening protocol, interval acts and voting will be broadcast live from Studio 5 in TVP Headquarters on Warsaw, Poland.
Hosts and Venue: Ida Nowakowska-Herndon, Rafał Brzozowski and Małgorzata Tomaszewska will present the 18th edition of the Contest on 29 November 2020 from TV Headquarters, Studio 5 in Warsaw, Poland.
|Oleksandr Balabanov (JESC 2020, Ukraine)|
Interview with Oleksandr Balabanov (JESC 2020, Ukraine): Oleksandr has won the national selection in the Ukraine to represent his country at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 from Warsaw, Poland. He will sing the song "Vidkryvai (Open up)". Radio International in collaboration with Alain Forrotti from Belgian Radio reached out for the young singing stars to have an interview since the Corona Pandemic does now allow any travel of the journalists. Listen to this interview on the show this week in the Radio International Junior Eurovision Song Contest Corner.
During the live show on Wednesday evening (2000 - 2300 hours CET) we enjoyed a very active chatroom resulting that many requests were also played on the show this week.
Then there is the Eurovision Birthday File, the Eurovision Cover Spot, the Eurovision Spotlight, the Eurovision Calendar Update and Eurovision News courtesy of escXtra.com. Plus the best selection of great Eurovision music and new releases by Eurovision artists.
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