Home Composed Song Contest 2011

Check out the Official Website here - http://www.hcsc2011.eu/

“Good Evening Europe, this is London calling........”



Mr. Andy Brook is proud to present the 19th edition of the HCS contest from London, UK, and invites songwriters, singers and producers from across Europe to put their best song forward. During August and September he will be revealing this year’s entries as they are submitted. Closing Date for entries is 2 October. Radio International will showcase the songs during October, and at the same time a public vote will be open on the contest website.

The results will be announced on the official website  on 1 November 2011 and on Radio International the day after.

The aim of the Home Composed Song Contest is simple: to give Eurovision fans who also write their own music the chance to take participate in a Eurovision-style competition, where they take part both as artists and judges.

Entries come from all over Europe, and cover a wide range of musical styles.

Past competitors have gone on to take part in Eurovision finals, including two singers from the 1998 Contest in Birmingham; Michalis Hasjiyannis, from Cyprus, who took part in HCSC 2004, and Malta’s Chiara  (who’s 1997 Home Composed entry was retrospectively disqualified  for being professional).

More recently, Jonas Gladnikoff tried his hand in the Home Composed Song Contest, before going on to write the Irish Eurovision entries in both 2009 and 2010.

Last year’s winning entry was  ’Running on Empty’, written by David Graaff and Andy Brook, performed by ‘londonvision, feat. Tiina’- bringing the trophy to the UK for the first time..

The competition is run along similar lines to the Eurovision Song Contest for amateur song writers - if you can write and record a song  and you agree to vote on all the other entries, you are welcome to enter. Entry is free of charge.

Any style of song can be submitted, including instrumentals, but it must be an original song written by a member of the team entering. You may enter one or two songs. Depending upon the number of songs, it may be that only one song proceeds to the voting, in which case you will be asked to nominate which song this would be.

If you are lucky enough to have your song voted the winner by your peers across Europe, you will have the right to stage the 2012 contest online, should you wish to do so.

Please check the full rules before submitting your entry - on the official website.

If you have any questions, please email homecomposed@gmail.com .

The closing date for entries is Sunday, 2 October 2011.

Sechuk wishes Andy and the UK Team the very best for this great annual event!