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A Radio Show on the Eurovision Song Contest produced and broadcast by JP and his International Team with interviews, features, Eurovision News, Event Updates and Eurovision music. Find us on www.radiointernational.tv and also on our Facebook Group Page - Eurovision Radio International.

April 7, 2022

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience (2022-04-06) Meet the Eurovision Stars 2022 (Part 1), Melodifestivalen 2022 Interview with Anna Bergendahl (Sweden 2010) etc

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 SWITCH Radio Essex 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.

AT A GLANCE - ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK

  • Interview with Vladana  (Montenegro 2022)
  • Interview with Sheldon Riley (Australia 2022)
  • Interview with Lumix feat. Pia Maria (Austria 2022)
  • Interview with We Are Domi (Czech Republic 2022)
  • Interview with Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022)
  • Interview with Emma Muscat (Malta 2022)
  • Interview with WRS (Romania 2022)
  • Interview with Andrea (North Macedonia 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

 

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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).

 

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, Andrea (North Macedonia 2022), Brooke Scullion (Ireland 2022), Citi Zeni (Latvia 2022), Ochman (Poland 2022) The Roop, Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria 2022), 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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