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Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:50

Radio International: Interview with Portuguese Diva

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The Team of Radio International is back for the second week of a brand new year and would like to invite you to join the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. The show is broadcast on 106.8 FM and Digital Cable 781 within The Netherlands but is also available through the official website where it will also be web-televised. Wednesdays have always been dedicated to music and from 20:00 till 23:00 CET, another packed episode will be aired. Features have always gone down well with the public and the Team of Radio International is gearing up with quite a couple including some which will officially be launching this week but nevertheless, the focus has always been on a particular individual and in fact, this weeks' interview will be with a two time Eurovision Song Contest representative, coming from a nation which has seemingly withdrawn from the upcoming edition of the continental showcase; this being Portugal.

As a matter of fact, the interview that will be aired this week is with none other than Simone de Oliviera who represented Portugal in 1965 with the track Sol de Inverno as well as in 1965 with her entry Desfolhada reaching lower-table positions in both years. This interview took place during the third edition of the Eurovision Live Concert, which featured a number of performers including Niamk Kavanagh who represented Ireland in 1993 and 2010, and Katrina & The Waves who did the honours for the United Kingdom in 1997. The actual interview took place during a special dinner organised by the OGAE branch of Portugal where the renowned performer sanf some of her most popular Fado tracks. During the interview, she speaks about the experience of representing her country at the event as well as commenting on how the competition has changed throughout the years.

In the meantime, now that the year 2013 has come forth, and with the national finals having already started, correspondent Ross Bennett will be commenting on the tracks that are being presented by countries which will be performing at the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Whilst a multi-entry national selection took place in Belarus, seeing to the victory of Alyona Lanskaya with Rhythm of Love, there were a host of possible winners, Belgium had a three song competition for just one performer with the track Love Kills emerging as the choice for Roberto Bellarosa who came to fame in his country following his victory on The Voice Belgique. As a matter of fact, this feature will run with the regular news brought about by both and as most of the countries reveal their selection process, possible representatives and also other selective issues.

Radio International is always keen to present songs during the show apart from the weekly features and therefore, collaborating the two ideas together will see the emergence of Eurovision UnverCover whereas tracks performed at the Eurovision Song Contest will be covered by other singers. The actual tracks will be played first followed by the cover and this will make things interesting. Apart from this feature which will officially commence as of tomorrow, there will be new material played on the show by a number of former representatives including; BLUE (UK 2011), Elena Risteska (FYR Macedonia 2006), Mika Newton (Ukraine 2011), t.A.T.u (Russia 2003), Marija Serifovic (Serbia 2007), Carola (Sweden 1983, 1991, 2006). Follow the show through the official website and also send your requests through the contact link which is found on the aforementioned website. 

Source: Press Release

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 00:56