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Radio International, 18 April 2012, 8-11pm CET edit

RIandFaceBook.jpg The Team of Radio International would like to invite to join the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. The Show is broadcast on 106.8FM and Digital Cabel 41 in the Netherlands and also via the internet via www.radiointernational.tv and will also be web-televised via the show's own Live Video Channel via the website. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET this Wednesday.

Eurovision in Concert 2012:
The annual Eurovision Music extravaganza takes place in Amsterdam for the fourth time where this year is a record of 24 countries' representatives will perform their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 which will come from Baku, Azerbaijan on May 22, 24 and 26. Rene Romkes one of the prime organisers of the event will be joining the show to give us the latest details of Eurovision in Concert 2012 with will take place on Saturday, 21 April 2012 in Amsterdam's Melkweg. And further information of the event and tickets are available on the Radio Internationl Website.

Eurovision Reunited:
The Toma Fund of Newcastle in the United Kingdom organised an amazing event on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 in the Sage, Gateshead with the involvement of many Eurovision Winners and performers such as Linda Martin, Johnny Logan, Bobbysocks, Anne-Marie David, Scott Fitzgerald, Scooch, Josh Dubovi, Nicki French, Black Lace and others. The aim of the event was to raise money in aid of the the Toma Fund and children suffering from cancer. Radio International was on location as the only Eurovision media having the great pleasure to interview the artists. Of course, the team is extremely happy to share these interviews with the fans of Eurovision via this week's edition and furture editions of Radio International. At this point a big Thank you to Chris and Pam Poppe for co-interviewing and filming the interviews. The video versions can be found on the Radio International YouTube Channel in due course.

Interview with Linda Martin (Ireland Winner 1992):
Linda Martin, the Winner for Ireland back in 1992 with "Why me" and also represented the Green Island back in 1984 with the song "Termianl 3" becoming the Runner Up after Sweden with the Herreys and "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley". 137 points for Linda Martin who this year is the Mentor for the crazy Irish Twins Jedward who will represent Ireland for the second time at the Eurovision Song Contest. Linda will accompany Jedward to Baku and takes care that all goes well and hopefully can get Jedward to win for Ireland. Listen to the smashing interview Linda gaves Radio International in Newcastle more focussing on the Irish entry of Jedward for this year where they will perform the song "Waterline".

Interview with Black Lace (United Kingdom 1979):
Black Lace represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 with the song "Mary Ann" coming 7th with 73 points. Founded in 1969, Black Lace also had a string of huge hits in the European Charts with songs such as "Agadou", "Do the Conga", "Hokey Cokey" just to mention a few. Listen to the interview with Black Lace on this week's edition of Radio International.

Interview with Scooch (United Kingdom 2007):
Great to see the Eurovision Airhosts back again and that for a good cause. Originally founded in 1998 with a string of UK Chart successes e.g. "For sure" the Scooch was selected to represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki's Hartwall Arena with the song "Flying the Flag" which reached Number 23 with 19 points in the Grand Final of the contest which was won by Serbia's Maria Serifovic and "Molitva". Three of the four members of the band were present to perform their entry to the Eurovision Song Contest at the Toma Fund event in Newcastle. The forth members is expecting a baby :) Listen to the interview in this week's edition of Radio international.

Euro Friends Song Contest 2012 with Andy Simon:
Continuing with the Euro Friends Song Contest in search for the ultimate Eurovision song as voted for by the many fans around the world. Andy Simon joins us every week to reveal the qualifiers for the next round. The website of the Euro Friends Song Contest www.euro-friends.com where you can easily vote for your favourite Eurovision song per country and also see The Euro-Friends TV Show as hosted by Andy Simon. You can also join the Facebook Group. This week Andy looks at the next qualifiers from Heat 44 (Sweden) and Heat 45 (Switzerland).

Eurovision Spotlight - The Sounds of Azerbaijan:
This week Ross Bennett returns to the airwaves of Radio International and will be reviewing the Eurovision entries from Azerbaijan who joined the Eurovision Song Contest first in 2008 and have gone amazingly all the way to win it in 2011.

Eurovision Song Contest News with Luke Fisher from escXtra.com:
Check out the latest developments connected to the Eurovision Song Contest. Whether it is music releases of Eurovision performers, appearances, special concerts, gossip, news, etc. Luke will have the latest updates during this week's edition of the show.

Eurovision Music Requests/Eurovision Quiz:
A big part of the show is playing listeners' requests. Submit your requests and / or greetings to your Eurovision friends through Radio International via the CONTACT Link on www.radiointernational.tv or via jp.radint@hotmail.co.uk. But also don’t miss out on the weekly Eurovision Quiz where you can win something.

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Join Radio International on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 from 2000 - 2300 hours CET, via the website or on FM. Radio International is available live via www.radiointernational.tv and on FM 106.8 and Digital Cabel Channel 41 in parts of the Netherlands. Should you not be able to listen live, the show will appear in the Programme’s Show Archive a few hours after it’s airing on the radio.

Happy Eurovisioning
JP and the Team in the Tower of Eurovision Power.
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Since 1998 I live and work in the Netherlands and follow the Eurovision Song Contest since 1980. In November 1998 we launched our radio programme called "Radio International" on RTV Katwijk ...

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