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Norway’s 2018 Melodi Grand Prix, the national final for Eurovision, is scheduled to take place on 10 March. Norway had a number of very good results in recent years, finishing six times in the top ten over the past decade, most recently with JOWST’s Grab The Moment last year in Kyiv, and not forgetting of course, Alexander Rybak’s win in 2009 (Fairytale).

Ten acts will be competing in this year’s Melodi Grand Prix, and one of them is singer-songwriter Tom Hugo (I Like I Like I Like), who already participated in 2013 (Det Er Du / It Is You). Tom visited ESC Radio studio in Berlin to speak about his work as a songwriter, his approach to Eurovision and the preparations for his performance on 10 March.

Read more to listen to the interview, check out the lyric video of Tom’s MGP entry I Like I Like I Like and find some more videos and photos…

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The German national final for Lisbon 2018 will be held on 22 February, and after three disappointing results in a row, German broadcaster NDR has made it a mission to find a strong contender for the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest. Six acts have been selected for ‘Unser Lied für Lissabon’, and one of them is the five-piece group voXXclub.

Two of the members, Flo and Bini, dropped by at ESC Radio studio in Berlin to introduce voXXclub to the international fans and followers of Eurovision and speak about their preparations for the German Final. Read more to listen to the interview, watch the official video of their entry I Mog Di So, and find some more videos and photos of voXXclub

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Songs from the national selections for Lisbon 2018 on ESC Radio

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 10:01 AM
, posted by Daniel Mourinho

National Selections on ESC Radio

The national selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest are underway. In the coming weeks, in many countries across Europe juries and televoters are called upon to find a song to represent their countries in Lisbon, Portugal, in May. Albania held their Festivali i Këngës end of December. Hungary, Romania, the Baltic States Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and many others are following on the heels to find a strong contender for the 63rd edition of the Contest.

As usual at this time of year, ESC Radio puts a focus on the music from these national selections, playing also many songs that do not qualify for the Contest but still deserve another listen. Quite many of them get 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 and enjoy the music of Eurovision!

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Loreen wins ‘Eurovision Top 250’ voting for sixth year running

Monday, January 1, 2018 @ 10:01 AM
, posted by Daniel Mourinho

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Euphoria, Sweden’s 2012 winning song, has won the ‘Eurovision Top 250’ voting for a sixth year running. Close to midnight last night, the countdown of the 250 most voted songs was complete, and Loreen finished on top once again, congratulations! Amor Pelos Dois by Salvador Sobral made it to no. 2 – the highest debut for a most recent ESC winning song in the ‘Eurovision Top 250’ since Loreen’s Euphoria in 2012. Jamala’s 1944 came third, followed by Il Volo Grande Amore (Italy 2015) and Blanche City Lights (Belgium 2017)  in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Only two songs from the years before 2000 reached the top thirty: ABBA’s Waterloo (Sweden 1974) at #19 and Secret Garden’s Nocturne (Norway 1995) at #26.

Read more and check out the complete list of the 2017 edition of the ‘Eurovision Top 250’…

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Who's Gonna Win Grafik 2017


The voting for the 2017 edition of the ‘Eurovision TOP 250‘ is closed. Earlier this month the world-wide fans voted their favourite songs from the 62 years of Eurovision Song Contest history. The poll is a collaboration with Belgian website

On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, ESC Radio will present you the countdown of the 250 songs that received the most votes. Will Loreen’s Euphoria hold the number one position for another year? How will Portugal’s 2017 Eurovision winning song Amor Pelos Dois by Salvador Sobral come off?

Tune in to ESC Radio on New Year’s Eve, 31 December, at 11:00 CET, and find out!

For the results of last year’s voting please visit:



Sunstroke Project (Moldova) receive ESC Radio awards

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 09:12 AM
, posted by Daniel Mourinho


In the 2017 ESC Radio Awards Moldova’s Sunstroke Project were the winners in the ‘Best Group’ category. Recently Anton, Serj and Sergey received their trophies, and here’s their thank you message to the listeners and fans who voted for them.
For the complete results of the 2017 ESC Radio Awards please visit…/esc-radio-awards-2017-the-winners/
Former ‘Best Group’ winners were Lordi (Finland 2006), D’Nash (Spain 2007), Euroband (Iceland 2008), AySel & Arash (Azerbaijan 2009), Jedward (Ireland 2011), Greta Sálome & Jónsi (Iceland 2012), Koza Mostra (Greece 2013), The Common Linnets (The Netherlands 2014), Il Volo (Italy 2015), and Joe & Jake (United Kingdom 2016)