The countdown for Stockholm continues and this year’s Eurovision stars are keeping busy, performing and meeting up with fans all over Europe. But Iceland’s Greta Salóme is taking it a step further, launching a cover contest for fans.
YouTube is already full of music lovers performing covers of their favourite Eurovision songs, but Greta Salóme is raising the stakes.
She has officially kicked off a cover contest on Facebook, where hopeful singers can perform “Hear Them Calling” in a version of their own choice, with the best version winning a travel prize to Iceland.
The winning song will be decided by a 50/50 jury and social media likes. Greta’s judging panel is Icelandic Eurovision heaven. Euroband’s Friðrik Ómar and the silver queen Yohanna will join Greta in deciding who has the best cover and the best voice.
And the prizes are worth it. WOW-air will fly the winner and a friend to Iceland, where they will stay at the Hilton Nordica hotel in downtown Reykjavík for two nights.
The only thing to do is to record your version of “Hear Them Calling”, upload the video on Youtube, and then submit your entry on the official competition page. Entries close on May 11. That trip to Iceland could be yours for the taking, along with your talents catching the eyes of the world!