The Netherlands: Radio International Back for Another Week


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 Cable 41 in the Netherlands and also via the internet via 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.

Interview with Joan Franka (Netherlands 2012):

He Nationaale Songfestival or the Dutch National Final to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 took place on Sunday, 26 February 2012 in the Media Park of Hilversum where the Dutch nation as well as the Jury selected Joan Franka to represent the Netherlands in Baku with the song “You and me”. Joan appeared on stage in an Indian outfit supported by a happy bunch of “Indian” musicians.  The Team of Radio International as well es where on location in the show and in the Press Centre and conducted an interview with Joan after her Winner’s Press Conference. Enjoy this interview in this week’s edition of Radio International. For full results of the Dutch Selection click here. You will also be able to hear the interviews with the Runner Up Pearl and Ivan who came third.

Eurovision Song Contest Spotlight – “The National Finals so far” with Alasdair Rendall:

Until the end of the National Final Season  for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 (10 March 2011) the new series continuous this week on Radio International  where our Eurovision specialists are taking a weekly look at the songs that have been selected for Baku so far or some of the highlights in the various heats of the National Finals.  The Irish voice on Radio International takes a look at the songs that have been selected to represent their country at the Eurovsion Song Contest 2012 in Baku: Austria, Belarus, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands and Slovenia.

Maltese Artist Spotlight – Amber:

Malta is a country with so much great music talents however, the country lacks of a record company which promotes the Maltese Music outside Malta. With Radio International we try to bring into the spotlight some of the big talents there is in Malta. Continuing a new series this week Radio International will broadcast each week an interview with a Maltese artists. This week hear the interview with Amber. Relatively new to the Malta Music Scene is a great voice – Amber who had two song in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2011 namely, “Touch Wood” and “Catch 22” whereas the latter advanced to the Final and reached Number 13. Amber also took part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song “Answer in your eyes” reaching a remarkable third place. JP had the pleasure to chat with Amber during the rehearsals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Listen to find out more about the young artist.

Euro Friends Song Contest 2012 with Andy Simon:

The next season of the Euro Friends Song Contest is under way 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 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 39 (Ireland).

Interview with Teach-In’s Getty Kaspers (Dutch Winner of the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest):

Many former Dutch entrants to the Eurovision Song Contest were also invited guests in the audience of the Dutch National Final this year with the likes of Justine Pelmelay (NL 1989), Marcha (NL 1987), Ben Cramer (NL 1973), Marilbelle (NL 1984), Frizzle Sizzle (NL 1986), Harmony (NL 1978), Sieneke (NL 2010) and Getty Kaspers of Teach-In who still holds the last Dutch victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with “Ding-a-dong” in 1975.  The Team of Radio International had the big pleasure of interviewing some of the previous performers such as Getty and Rosina from Harmony which you can hear during this week’s edition of Radio International.

Eurovision Song Contest News with Luke Fisher from

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.

Interview with Pernilla Karlsson (Finland 2012):

YLE, the Finish public broadcaster organised this year’s national selection of Finland (Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu) to select the the song that will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku. The selection process involved five Semi Finals and the Final which was held in Helsinki’s Ice Hall on Saturday, 25 February 2012. At the end of the show Pernilla Karlsson won the ticket to Baku to represent the Suomen at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song entitled “När jag blundar” (When I close my eyes). Lilian and JP were present and interviewed Pernilla and also had a small chat with her parents after the Winner’s Press Conference. You can hear it all here on Radio International this week.

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 or via [email protected]. But also don’t miss out on the weekly Eurovision Quiz where you can win something. For more details about the programme, please access the official website of Radio International or even the blog through the popular fan portal known as Eurovision Family.

Join Radio International on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 from 2000 – 2300 hours CET, via the website or on FM. Radio International is available live via and on FM 106.8 and Digital Cable 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.

Source: Team of Radio International


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