What to watch on RTÉ Player this week! The RTÉ Player team share their top picks to watch on RTÉ Player this week. 

What’s Trending?

Eurovision 2018

Ryan
Ryan O’Shaughnessy

It’s the moment we have all been waiting for! The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Final from Lisbon’s Altice Arena will be available to watch live and on demand on RTÉ Player from Saturday, 12th May.

Go to RTÉ Player now for a recap on the finalists including Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s performance that is making headlines around the world and reminisce on last years’ winning performance of ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ from Portugals Salvador Sobral.  

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be available to watch live and on-demand on RTÉ Player for free worldwide where viewers can watch the entire show or clips of individual performance from the semi finals and the final.  Go to RTÉ Player now for the Eurovision Collection.


What's New? 

First World Problems


Brand new to RTÉ Player, First World Problems is brought to you by 2FM Presenter, Chris Greene and self confessed ‘content messer’ Peter Ganley as they take a swipe at traditional media, social media and the ungrateful gremlins who consume it.  

Available to watch exclusively on RTÉ Player, get a ‘tongue in cheek’ take on news reports from around the world, soul destroying consumer ads, awe-inducing viral videos and a streaming pile of content in the pilot episode of First World Problems.  


What Not to Miss?

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

The Assassination of Gianni Versace
The Assassination of Gianni Versace

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story profiles spree-killer Andrew Cunanan, whose cross-country path of destruction earns him a spot on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, before his murder of international fashion icon Gianni Versace on the steps of Versace’s South Beach residence in 1997.

Based on the book Vulgar Favors by Maureen Orth, the series is a story of failed ambition, about how the pursuit of an "American Dream" ended in murder and suicide. Starring Edgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace, Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, Ricky Martin as Antonio D’Amico and Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace, catch the first two episodes on RTÉ Player now!


Pick of the Week

Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

The special one-off show sees the singer-songwriter and his band joined by 45 members of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as they perform a selection of songs from Niall’s debut solo No.1 album Flicker, with special arrangements by conductor Gavin Murphy.

The musical treat was recorded in RTÉ iconic Radio Studio 1 last month and features an exclusive interview with Niall by 2FM’s Eoghan McDermott.  

Niall Horan says: "I made an album that came from the heart, my heart is in Ireland and I feel that there’s no better way than to go on national television and play those songs with a 45-piece orchestra – and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is one of the best in Europe, if not the world."

Catch Niall Horan with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on RTÉ Player live and on demand from Saturday, 12th May, 6.55pm