Today, Friday 3 April, the first episode of Eurovision Home Concerts premieres on YouTube. This episode will feature 2018's Ryan O'Shaughnessy from Ireland and Rasmussen from Denmark, 2019's Tamara Todevska from North Macedonia and 2017's Slavko Kalezic from Montenegro.
Each episode of Eurovision Home Concerts will feature several artists who have been part of the Eurovision family over the years, including artists from 2020. Each artist will perform their own song and a cover version of another Eurovision hit. Today, we're introducing the first four artists who participate in Eurovision Home Concerts.
Where and when can we watch?
Every episode will be published on Friday's at 17:00 CEST on the official YouTube channel of the Eurovision Song Contest. Make sure you are subscribed so you don't miss any episodes!
Who are these first four participants?
Ryan O'Shaugnessy (Ireland 2018)
Ryan O'Shaugnessy is the first of 4 participants who will participate in the first episode of Eurovision Home Concerts. He will sing his Eurovision song Together, as well as Daði og Gagnamagnið's Think About Things (Iceland 2020). After he heard he will be covering Think About Things, he exclaimed: "We are certainly going to have some fun with the cover!"
Ryan recently moved to Los Angeles, where he started working on new music:
Rasmussen (Denmark 2018)
Also from the Eurovision class of 2018 is Rasmussen, or Jonas Flodager Rasmussen, as he was born. He will sing his Eurovision Song Higher Ground, as well as a cover of Only Teardrops by Emmelie de Forest.
Rasmussen started touring in early March 2020, but the tour had to be cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, as he explains on Instagram:
Tamara Todevska (North Macedonia 2019)
Tamara Todevska represented North Macedonia in 2019 and won the jury vote. She will sing her song Proud as well as a cover of Italy's 2019 entry, Mahmood's Soldi.
Slavko Kalezic (Montenegro 2017)
How can we forget Montenegro's Slavko Kalezic and his endlessly long braid from the Eurovision Song Contest 2017? In his Eurovision Home Concert, Slavko will sing his song Space and a cover of Eleni Foureira's Fuego. He is very excited to participate and you can definitely expect an exciting and unique version of Fuego: "Omg! I enjoyed recording it! You will see. I really wanted to make sure our Eurovision fans will be entertained!"
Can we vote for the cover songs in the next episodes?
Yes, you can! The choice of cover song will be voted on by our social media followers using a poll with options chosen by the artist themselves. Keep checking out this page for new artist announcements and follow the official Eurovision social channels to weigh in on which song each artist should record!