The 2021 Home Composed Song Contest is coming!

If you’re a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and you write your own songs, why not enter the Home Composed Song Contest, which takes place this autumn, in its 30th anniversary year? It is open to musicians from across Europe, from those who make music at home in their bedroom to those who are aiming for a full time career in the music industry, though the contest isn’t open to  full time professionals – we encourage you to go for Eurovision itself!

The competition has a rich history – in fact we believe that it is the longest running pan-European song contest after Eurovision itself.

Musical Eurovision fans from across Europe compete with audio recordings of their own original songs, as well as forming the juries who will choose the winner, in true Eurovision style. The grand final will take place online on Saturday 23 October 2021.

A dedicated website at home-21.com will be launched in June, with full details of how to enter and all the rules, so get writing and recording your song ready for this year’s 30th competition.

The songs will be presented online between 1 August and 19 September followed by a voting period from 20 September to 10 October, so there will be plenty of opportunity to promote your song. Do consider joining the dedicated Home Composed Song Contest Facebook group where you can meet other contestants from this year as well as previous editions.

Best of luck to everyone around Europe – get writing and recording your entry for the Home Composed Song Contest – ‘Home 21’.

If you have any enquiries about this year’s contest please contact the organiser, Andy Brook at homecomposed21@gmail.com

And meanwhile, here is the winning song from 2020 (but don’t worry, you only enter with your audio recording, there’s no need to make a video)…

HCSC 2020: The Results!

The moment of truth has arrived!

Watch the video below and join your hosts, Bo Söderholm and Martin Faulkner, as they reveal the results of the 2020 Home Composed Song Contest!

And if you’ve already watched the video and want to examine the final scoresheet in detail (spoiler alert!), you can do so here.

The 2020 Home Composed Song Contest voting has closed!

 

The voting period is now over.

In two weeks time we will know the winner of the 29th Home Composed Song Contest!

The participants have voted and together with points from the public vote and the Radio International jury we will have a new winner on 14th November. You will find the result-video on this page, so please come back then.

You can still explore all the songs using the menu bar or from this index page.

We hope you enjoy the 2020 Home Composed Song Contest!

Good luck to all the songs!

– Bo Söderholm (organizer together with the HCSC Committee)

The 2020 Home Composed Song Contest has begun!

 

The 29th Home Composed Song Contest has begun!

The 17 songs participating in the 2020 Home Composed Song Contest are presented on this website and the voting period is now open! The participants have until Sunday 1 November to listen to the competing songs and cast their votes.

You can explore all the songs using the menu bar or from this index page.

There is also a public vote so that everyone can have their say. Be sure to share the link with your friends and help your favourite songs get more votes!

As in previous years, there will also be a guest jury representing Radio International.

We hope you enjoy the 2020 Home Composed Song Contest!

The winner will be announced 14th of November. More information about that later.

Good luck to all the songs!

– Bo Söderholm (organizer together with the HCSC Committee)

Home Composed Song Contest 2020 is about to start!

Submission period for songs is now over! At the beginning of October this year’s competing songs will be online on this page. In November we will know the winner.

The contest started already in 1991 and this year it is arranged for the 29th time!

This is the place to get your music heard and to listen to music from other countries, to make new connections, to have fun and take part in a Eurovision-style voting and to have an exciting evening in November when the final results will be revealed!

If you like, you can join the Facebook group for further information and to connect with other songwriters!

Results from previous years can be found in the results archive here.

Best of luck to all of you and looking forward to the 2020 edition!

Kind regards, Bo Söderholm

Last year’s winner (together with Anssi Partanen)