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August 11, 2022

Radio International - The Ultimate Eurovision Experience (2022-08-10): Deen (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2004), Tributes to Margot Eskens, Olivia Newton-John and Vesa-Matti Loiri

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.



  • Live Interview with Deen (Bosnia Herzegovia 2004 and 2016)
  • Tribute to Olivia Newton-John (United Kingdom 1974)
  • Tribute to Margot Eskens (Germany 1966)
  • Tribute to Vesa-Matti Loiri (Finland 1980)
  • Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Post Eurovision Depression Cure (Dose 13) - Interviews and clips with the Eurovision Stars 2022 in Turin
  • Interview with Ronella (Albania 2022)
  • Interview with Lumix feat Pia Maria (Austria 2022) - postponed to next week
  • Interview with Jérémie Makiese  (Belgium 2022)
  • Interview with Andrea (North Macedonia 2022)  - postponed to next week
  • Interview with LPS (Slovenia 2022)   - postponed to next week
  • Interview with Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjorda (Greece 2022)  - postponed to next week
  • Eurovision Cover Spot and The Eurovision Birthday File with David Mann
  • Eurovision Spotlight: Eurovision Double Three with Tom Carr
  • Eurovision News with Javier Leal in for Nick van Lith from
  • Eurovision Calendar Update with Javier Leal
  • Your music requests
  • New Music Releases by Eurovision Artists

Tributes to Olivia Newton-John and Margot Eskens: Sadly the Eurovision Family had to say "Goodbye" for two performers at the Eurovision Song Contest. Olivia Newton-John represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 coming fourth with the song "Long Live Love". Olivia lost the battle with cancer on 08 Aug 2022 and passed away at the age of 73.

Margot Eskens represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 1966 with the song "Die Zeiger der Uhr" coming 10th. Margot fell ill with dementia and passed away at the age of 83 on 29 July 2022. Listen to two special tributes on this week's edition of Radio International.

Vesa-Matti Loiri represented Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 with the song "Huilumies". He passed away on 10 August 2022 at the age of 77 following the battle with cancer.



Interview with Deen (Bosnia and Herzegovina 2004):
As part of our Interview Hour this week on Radio International the team is extremely happy to welcome to the show DEEN who in 2004 represented Bosnia and Herzegovina with the song "In the Disco" coming 9th in Istanbul, Turkey. Then in 2016 he returned to the contest as part of Deen, Dalal Midhat-Talakić, Ana Rucner and rapper Jala Brat in the song "Ljubav je". The song reached Number 11 in Semi Final 1 at the contest in Stockholm, Sweden. Deen certainly left a lasting impression in 2004 and every Eurovisiokn fan remembers the legendary "In the Disco" and the dance moves going along with it. Deen has moved to the USA and the Team of Radio International is curious how his career developed since we first saw him at the Eurovision Song Contest and how he experienced his participation at the Eurovision Song Contest twice.

Listeners are encouraged to actively take part during the show to submit their questions to the artist via our Facebook Chatroom during the live broadcast on Wednesday evening from 1900 - 2300 hours CET or via our website's email address - click here.


Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra winning Eurovision 2022

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 - Post Eurovision Depression (PED) Cure: Dose 13 of the PED Cure is on the way with Dr. JP and his nurses. After two Semi Finals and an amazing Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 huge CONGRATULATIONS goes to the Kalush Orchestra for winning the 66th Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Stefania" receiving the highest public vote ever in the history of the contest. Below is the Scoreboard.

The website of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 can be viewed here and the also over on Wikipedia

The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Scoreboard





During the next few weeks Radio International will be your Ultimate Post Eurovision Depression  (PED) Cure broadcasting interviews the Radio International Team did in Turin during the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 and of course play your favourite songs from the contest. Listen to Interviews, Turkoise Carpet Clips from the Opening Reception, Press Conferences Clips with Ronella (Albania 2022), Lumix feat. Pia Maria (Austria 2022), Jermie Makiese (Belgium 2022), Andrea (North Macedonia 2022), LPS (Slovenia 2022) and Amanda Tenfjord (Greece 2022) - looking back at two weeks of our beloved Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. Due to the additional Tributes to Olivia Newton-John, Margot Eskens and Vesa-Matti Loiri some of the above interviews will be aired on the show next week.

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, Anabel Conde, Scott Fitzgerald, Eldar of Ell and Nikki, Sanna Nielsen, Hera Björk, Bojana Stamenov, 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, 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, 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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