eurovision 2019 rehearsal schedule

All eyes on Tel Aviv. This weekend, the Eurovision fortnight begins — with delegations, press and fans flocking to Israel for Eurovision 2019. Together, we’ll see who will be the successor to Netta and which song is our next winner.

But before anyone gets their hands on the crystal trophy, all 41 artists will have multiple rehearsals, to ensure their live performances are on point.

And now we know the rehearsal schedule for 2019. Rehearsals will start a day earlier than previous years – with first rehearsals starting on Saturday, May 4. This is to accomodate a day off on May 8, across Israel’s Memorial and Independence Days.

Dress rehearsals, jury rehearsals and the live shows run from the afternoon of May 13 until the grand final on May 18.

Check out the full schedule for each day below. All times are in Israeli local time (i.e. CET+1, GMT+2):

Eurovision 2019 rehearsal schedule

Saturday 4th May
10:00-10:30 Cyprus, First Rehearsal
10:40-11:10 Montenegro, First Rehearsal
11:20-11:50 Finland, First Rehearsal
12:00-12:30 Poland, First Rehearsal
Lunch Break — 12:30 to 13:30
13:40-14:10 Slovenia, First Rehearsal
14:20-14:50 Czech Republic, First Rehearsal
15:00-15:30 Hungary, First Rehearsal
Break — 15:30 to 15:50
16:00-16:30 Belarus, First Rehearsal
16:40-17:10 Serbia, First Rehearsal

Sunday 5th May
10:40-11:10 Belgium, First Rehearsal
11:20-11:50 Georgia, First Rehearsal
12:00-12:30 Australia, First Rehearsal
Lunch Break — 12:30 to 13:30
13:40-14:10 Iceland, First Rehearsal
14:20-14:50 Estonia, First Rehearsal
15:00-15:30 Portugal, First Rehearsal
Break — 15:30 to 15:50
16:00-16:30 Greece, First Rehearsal
16:40-17:10 San Marino, First Rehearsal

Monday 6th May
10:00-10:30 Armenia, First Rehearsal
10:40-11:10 Ireland, First Rehearsal
11:20-11:50 Moldova, First Rehearsal
12:00-12:30 Switzerland, First Rehearsal
Lunch Break — 12:30 to 13:30
13:40-14:10 Latvia, First Rehearsal
14:20-14:50 Romania, First Rehearsal
15:00-15:30 Denmark, First Rehearsal
Break — 15:30 to 15:50
16:00-16:30 Sweden, First Rehearsal
16:40-17:10 Austria, First Rehearsal

Tuesday 7th May
10:00-10:30 Croatia, First Rehearsal
10:40-11:10 Malta, First Rehearsal
11:20-11:50 Lithuania, First Rehearsal
12:00-12:30 Russia, First Rehearsal
12:40-13:10 Albania, First Rehearsal
Lunch Break — 13:10 to 14:10
14:20-14:50 Norway, First Rehearsal
15:00-15:30 The Netherlands, First Rehearsal
16:00-16:30 North Macedonia, First Rehearsal
16:40-17:10 Azerbaijan, First Rehearsal

Wednesday 8th May — Day Off

Thursday 9th May — Day Off
10:00-10:20 Cyprus, Second Rehearsal
10:25-10:45 Montenegro, Second Rehearsal
10:50-11:10 Finland, Second Rehearsal
11:15-11:35 Poland, Second Rehearsal
11:40-12:00 Slovenia, Second Rehearsal
Lunch Break — 12:00 to 13:00
13:05-13:25 Czech Republic, Second Rehearsal
13:30-13:50 Hungary, Second Rehearsal
13:55-14:15 Belarus, Second Rehearsal
14:20-14:40 Serbia, Second Rehearsal
14:45-15:05 Belgium, Second Rehearsal
Break — 15:05 to 15:25
15:30-15:50 Georgia, Second Rehearsal
15:55-16:15 Australia, Second Rehearsal
16:20-16:40 Iceland, Second Rehearsal
16:45-17:05 Estonia, Second Rehearsal
17:10-17:30 Portugal, Second Rehearsal

Friday 10th May
10:00-10:20 Greece, Second Rehearsal
10:25-10:45 San Marino, Second Rehearsal
10:50-11:10 Armenia, Second Rehearsal
11:15-11:35 Ireland, Second Rehearsal
11:40-12:00 Moldova, Second Rehearsal
Lunch Break — 12:00 to 13:00
13:05-13:25 Switzerland, Second Rehearsal
13:30-13:50 Latvia, Second Rehearsal
13:55-14:15 Romania, Second Rehearsal
14:20-14:40 Denmark, Second Rehearsal
14:45-15:05 Sweden, Second Rehearsal
15:10-15:30 Austria, Second Rehearsal
Break — 15:30 to 16:10
16:20-16:50 Israel, First Rehearsal
17:00-17:30 France, First Rehearsal
17:40-18:10 Spain, First Rehearsal
18:20-18:50 Italy, First Rehearsal
19:00-19:30 United Kingdom, First Rehearsal
19:40-20:10 Germany, First Rehearsal

Saturday 11th May
10:00-10:20 Croatia, Second Rehearsal
10:25-10:45 Malta, Second Rehearsal
10:50-11:10 Lithuania, Second Rehearsal
11:15-11:35 Russia, Second Rehearsal
11:40-12:00 Albania, Second Rehearsal
Lunch Break — 12:00 to 13:00
13:05-13:25 Norway, Second Rehearsal
13:30-13:50 The Netherlands, Second Rehearsal
13:55-14:15 North Macedonia, Second Rehearsal
14:20-14:40 Azerbaijan, Second Rehearsal

Sunday 12th May
10:00-10:20 Israel, Second Rehearsal
10:25-10:45 France, Second Rehearsal
10:50-11:10 Spain, Second Rehearsal
11:15-11:35 Italy, Second Rehearsal
11:40-12:00 United Kingdom, Second Rehearsal
12:05-12:25 Germany, Second Rehearsal
Followed by the Orange Carpet

Monday May 13th
16:00-17:40 Semi Final 1, Dress Rehearsal 1 (incl. Israel, France & Spain)
19:20-19:40 EBU & KAN Press Conference
19:40-20:50 JESC Press Conference
21:00-21:45 Pre-Show
22:00-00:10 Semi Final 1, Dress Rehearsal 2 (incl. Israel, France & Spain) — Jury Final

Tuesday May 14th
16:00-18:10 Semi Final 1, Dress Rehearsal 3 (incl. Israel, France & Spain) — Family Show
21:00-21:45 Pre-Show
22:00-00:10 Semi Final 1, Live Show
00:30-TBA 10 Finalists Press Conference + Grand Final draw

Wednesday May 15th
16:00-17:40 Semi Final 2, Dress Rehearsal 1 (incl. Germany, Italy & United Kingdom)
19:20-19:40 Show Hosts Press Conference
21:00-21:45 Pre-Show
22:00-00:10 Semi Final 2, Dress Rehearsal 2 (incl. Germany, Italy & United Kingdom) — Jury Final

Thursday May 16th
16:00-18:10 Semi Final 2, Dress Rehearsal 3 (incl. Germany, Italy & United Kingdom) — Family Show
21:00-21:45 Pre-Show
22:00-00:10 Semi Final 2, Live Show
00:30-TBA 10 Finalists Press Conference + Grand Final draw

Friday May 17th
11:30-13:00 Opening Grand Final Rehearsal – All Finalists
14:00-17:00 Grand Final, Dress Rehearsal 1
21:00-21:45 Pre-Show
22:00-01:30 Grand Final, Dress Rehearsal 2 — Jury Final

Saturday May 18th
14:30-18:00 Grand Final, Dress Rehearsal 3 — Family Show
21:00-21:45 Pre-Show
22:00-01:30 Grand Final, Live Show
02:00-TBA Winner Press Conference

The semi-finals will be broadcast live from 21:00CET on May 14 and May 16. The Grand Final will broadcast live on Saturday 18 May from 21:00CET also. 

As ever, you’ll be able to watch our rehearsal reactions and press conferences on YouTube – along with our returning livestream, upgraded for 2019!

WATCH OUR REHEARSAL REACTIONS ON WIWI.TV FROM MAY 4

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Lloyd
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Lloyd

When is the big5 allocation draw?

redarrow
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waiting for Malta . go Malta ur the best .

Nicky91
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Nicky91

on memorial day for us dutch, glad we dutch don’t have to rehearse on May 4th then

ORE92
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ORE92

This is so exciting, this year’s win is so open. I can’t wait to start seeing some of the staging 😀 This is where we will see acts sink or swim. I’m giddy with excitement hahaha

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Robyn and Suzanne?? Yas!

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

I need Robyn on the ground! She is the “good soul” of wiwibloggs 😀

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

Yeah, only Maruv could have play aginst them for the victory but you know… arf.

Nicky91
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Nicky91

Maruv robbed from the trophy, so sad

Nicola S
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Nicola S

Will Wiwibloggs be doing the livestreams during the rehearsal schedule like last year?

Robyn Gallagher
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Wait till you see what we have planned…

just a fan
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just a fan

Best of luck to every contestant!

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

21:00 CEST (meaning countries like Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands but not the UK)

Jack
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Jack

Go to bed Florian, it’s late.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

It suddenly got REALLY close. I can’t wait!

David F
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David F

Yeah, I have that feeling too!

It’s like getting ready for Christmas.

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

Having university semester finals week the same week as Eurovision feels like being too stressed to enjoy your Christmas because you have a butt ton of shopping to do and also your monster in-laws are coming to visit

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Ugh In two years I’m going to do my exams For high school (i’m 15) but I already KNOW it’s going to be in the middle of Eurovision and I’m already annoyed.

Cameron
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Cameron

I’m 15 now and I have my end of high school exams in the middle of Eurovision this year. (From UK)

Cesar's salad
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Cesar's salad

Okay, now let’s analyze the rehearsing schedule. Who are winners and who are the losers of this schedule?

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Roko and Tamta better go to bed early. Have their two rehearsals at 10am.

Kris
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Kris

I think the Automatic qualifiers are the biggest losers. They have no time to work on their performance really if something goes amiss with the 1st rehearsal

Their rehearsal should have taken place before semi 1 ka second rehearsal

Cyprus , Montenegro , Finland , Croatia , Malta , Lithuanai also are having to wake up early for both their rehearsals…. They also losers

ESC Nils
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ESC Nils

Will you be allowed in the arena this year and publish videos during rehearsals like before 2018??

Rimig
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Rimig

Thunder and lightning, it’s… well, you all know how it continues!

Kris
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Kris

To melt the ice ?
No more ….

Gaby
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Gaby

Can’t wait for rehearsals to start!!

Bob
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Bob

So excited! I hope you will film the rehearsals for us nerds <3

Bob
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Bob

And Chris, I can’t wait to hear your 15 minute rant trying to justify your score for Italy… 😉

WannaEatMySpaghetti
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WannaEatMySpaghetti

Finger crossed for all of them. Hope it will be as good as esc 2018 at least. I would love if it was as good as in 2016 but it is impossible without Petra :p

Ioa Ioa
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Ioa Ioa

The hosting of Esc 2018 was not a good year by any means. Excellent songs. Bad hosters, including the women robots and the country itself.

It will totally be better than 2018

FlowerPuff
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FlowerPuff

“including … the country itself” lol go away

David F
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David F

Portugal is wonderful and Lisbon is a great city to visit. Extremely friendly and welcoming, particularly for LGBT people.

AAR
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AAR

Can’t wait for Saturday!
Tamta first , fingers crossed
Good luck !

Ioa Ioa
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Ioa Ioa

Thank God you stopped the “Replay Slay” thing.

Tonton Fée
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Tonton Fée

Too hurry !!! 🙂

EuroSluuutty
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EuroSluuutty

Ayeee it’s almost here periodTTTT 😀 *starts twerking for no reason*

Kris
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Kris

Argh ! This is getting a bit on my nerves dude

Carina
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Carina

Sunday 5th April? I assume that has to be May? 😉