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Next month, Saturday 5 April, the biggest Eurovision preview event ‘Eurovision in Concert’ will take place for the sixth time in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It’s a unique opportunity for you to see most of the participants of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest perform their entries live on stage. Many acts have confirmed already their presence, among them Valentina Monetta (San Marino), Sebalter (Switzerland), The Common Linnets (Netherlands), Maria Yaremchuk (Ukraine), Basim (Denmark), Ruth Lorenzo (Spain), Firelight (Malta), Conchita Wurst (Austria), and many more.
Special guests will be last year’s Eurovision Song Contest winner Emmelie de Forest from Denmark and the 4-piece girl band Frizzle Sizzle who represented the Netherlands at the 1986 contest (Alles Heeft Ritme).
The show will be hosted by former Dutch ESC contender Sandra Reemer (1976, 1976, and 1979) and Cornald Maas. The location is Melkweg, one of the most renowned music venues in the Dutch capital. For more info please visit the official website http://www.eurovisioninconcert.nl
Across Europe the national selection procedures for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest are well underway. Switzerland started the season in October, meanwhile Ukraine, Albania and Belarus held their national finals, and many other countries are busy preparing for the big event to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in May.
As usual at this time of year, we put a focus on the music from these national selections, playing many songs that didn’t qualify for the Contest, but still deserve another listen, and songs still waiting in the starting blocks, ready to compete. Quite many of them are getting a lot of airplay in their home countries, some become chart hits.
While the national selections continue, our playlist will be regularly updated. At the same time we will continue to offer you popular Eurovision songs and hits from recent years, ESC classics and remixes.
Tune in to escradio.com and enjoy the music of Eurovision!
Last July, the guys from Koza Mostra and Agathon Iakovidis received the ‘Best Group’ trophies awarded by the listeners in the 2013 ESC Radio Awards voting. Recently, Koza Mostra’s lead singer Ilias Kozas took the time to speak a few words of thanks to their voters. You can watch the video here:
For the complete results of the 2013 ESC Radio Awards voting, please check http://www.escradio.com/2013/06/esc-radio-awards-2013-the-winners/
During the last hour of 2013 the countdown of the latest edition of the ‘Eurovision Top 250’ was completed. Sweden’s 2012 Eurovision winning song Euphoria, performed by Loreen, won the voting for a second time in a row, congratulations! Alexander Rybak’s Fairtytale (Norway 2009) has moved back up to second place from third while this year’s third place went to Everyway That I Can, Turkey’s 2003 ESC winning entry performed by Sertab.
Read more and check out the complete list of the 2013 edition of the ‘Eurovision Top 250’…
On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, ESC Radio will present you the Eurovision TOP 250, as voted for by the world-wide fans of the Contest last month. The annual countdown is a collaboration with 12points.tv, the international Eurovision fan clubs OGAE and INFE network, and fansites songfestivalweblog.nl, ilkar.blogspot.com and belgovision.com.
The 250 most voted songs will be broadcast on 31 December, starting at 11:00 CET in the morning and ending during the last hour of the year, at around 23:45 CET.
Don’t miss to tune in next Tuesday, 31 December, at 11:00 CET!
Right after midnight we willl broadcast the ESC Radio Ultramix – 2 hours packed with many popular Eurovision songs in the mix. The time between the end of the ESC Top 250 countdown and midnight will be filled with remixes.
While working on a Norwegian musical, due to be premiered next year, Norway’s 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak (Fairytale) released a music video as “a gift for the best fans in the world”, as he puts it on his youtube channel. The song is called 5 To 7 Years and it’s one of the latest additions to the ESC Radio playlist. Other tracks recently added include releases by Cascada with Robin Stjernberg (Germany/Sweden 2013), Witloof Bay (Belgium 2011), Sinplus (Switzerland 2012) and Magdalena Tul (Poland 2011). Read more and check out the video clips…