Eurovision 2019 calendar of Events

As any Eurovision fan knows, ESC isn’t a one-night event. It’s a lifestyle. To help you plan the next few months, we’re keeping our Eurovision calendar of events up-to-date with the dates and times of all the semi-finals, finals, national selections, and parties that you need to know about. Grab your diary and get ready. The Eurovision calendar of events is filling up fast!

January 2019

23 January

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Eurovision You Decide – Artists reveal, 10:00 GMT, Ken Bruce Show, BBC Radio 2

25 January

🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Competing acts announced

26 January

🇫🇷 France: Destination Eurovision – Grand final

🇭🇺 Hungary: A Dal – Heat two

🇮🇸 Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Semi-finalists revealed

🇮🇱 Israel: Next Star for Eurovision – Show 28

🇱🇻 Latvia: Supernova – Semi-final one

🇱🇹 Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka – Heat three

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Grand final

27 January

🇮🇱 Israel: Next Star for Eurovision – Show 29

🇷🇴  Romania: Selecția Națională – Semi-final one

28 January

💙 Eurovision 2019: Semi-final allocation draw

🇮🇱 Israel: Next Star for Eurovision – Show 30

29 January

🇫🇮 Finland: Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu – Artist announcement

31 January

🇩🇰 Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix – Competing entries revealed

🇪🇪 Estonia: Eesti Laul – Semi-final one

January dates TBC

💙 Eurovision 2019: Late January – First batch of tickets go on sale

💙 Eurovision 2019: Hosts announced

February 2019

1 February

🇷🇺 Russia: Artist announcement, Andrey Malakhov show

2 February

🇪🇪 Estonia: Eesti Laul – Semi-final two

🇭🇺 Hungary: A Dal – Heat three

🇱🇻 Latvia: Supernova – Semi-final two

🇱🇹 Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka – Heat four (TBC)

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final one

5 February

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – First night

6 February

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – Second night

7 February

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – Third night

8 February

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – Fourth night

🇬🇧 United Kingdom: Eurovision You Decide – grand final

9 February

🇦🇺 Australia: Australia Decides – Grand final

🇭🇺 Hungary: A Dal – Semi-final one

🇮🇸 Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Semi-final one

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – Fifth night

🇱🇹 Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka – Semi-final one

🇲🇪 Montenegro: Montevizija – Grand final

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final two

🇺🇦 Ukraine: National selection – Semi-final one

10 February

🇷🇴  Romania: Selecția Națională – Semi-final two

16 February

🇭🇷 Croatia: Dora – Grand final

🇪🇪 Estonia: Eesti Laul – Grand final

🇭🇺 Hungary: A Dal – Semi-final two

🇮🇸 Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Semi-final two

🇱🇻 Latvia: Supernova – Grand final

🇱🇹 Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka – Semi-final two

🇵🇹Portugal: Festival da Canção – Semi-final one

🇸🇮 Slovenia: EMA – Grand final (20:00 CET)

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final three

🇺🇦 Ukraine: National selection – Semi-final two

17 February

🇷🇴  Romania: Selecția Națională – Grand final

22 February

🇩🇪 Germany: Unser Lied für Israel – Grand final

23 February

🇩🇰 Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix – Grand final

🇭🇺 Hungary: A Dal – Grand final

🇱🇹 Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka – Grand final

🇵🇹Portugal: Festival da Canção – Semi-final two

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final four

🇺🇦 Ukraine: National selection – Grand final

27 February

🇷🇸 Serbia: Beovizija – Semi-final one

28 February

🇷🇸 Serbia: Beovizija – Semi-final two

February TBC

🇮🇱 Israel: Next Star for Eurovision – Grand final

March 2019

2 March

🇫🇮 Finland: Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu – Grand final

🇬🇪 Georgia: Georgian Idol – Grand final

🇮🇸 Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Grand final

🇲🇩 Moldova: O melodie pentru Europa – Semi-final

🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Grand final

🇵🇹Portugal: Festival da Canção – Grand final

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Andra chansen

3 March

🇲🇩 Moldova: O melodie pentru Europa – Grand final

🇷🇸 Serbia: Beovizija – Grand final

9 March

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Grand final

10 March

💙 Eurovision 2019: Deadline for entries

March dates TBC

🇨🇭 Switzerland: Entry revealed

April 2019

6 April

🎉 Eurovision in Concert: Amsterdam, Netherlands

14 April

🎉 London Eurovision Party: Venue TBA

19 April

🎉 Eurovision Pre-Party Spain: Welcome PrePartyES, La Riviera, Madrid

20 April

🎉 Eurovision Pre-Party Spain: Main concert, La Riviera, Madrid

May 2019

12 May

💙 Eurovision 2019: Opening ceremony

14 May

💙 Eurovision 2019: Semi-final one

16 May

💙 Eurovision 2019: Semi-final two

💙 Eurovision 2019: White Night event

18 May

💙 Eurovision 2019: Grand final

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I love this calendar, just wondering if anyone has it in an importable google calendar?

Tito Was Great
Tito Was Great

O melodie pentru Europa, Grand final and Semi final both at 2th March?

Tito was Great
Tito was Great

Where will the semifinals of Eesti Laul be held

Robyn Gallagher

Short answer: we don’t know yet. For 2019, the semi-finals will be broadcast live and the broadcaster is looking to hold them in locations other than Tallinn, but these locations have not been confirmed yet. 🙂


hey there, will there be a wiwijam or something? when and where will that be?

Robyn Gallagher

We will indeed be holding a Wiwi Jam in Lisbon (yaaaay!). Details haven’t been released yet, but when everything is confirmed we will post about it here and on social media.


what is wiwi jam if you dont mind answering?

Robyn Gallagher

This reply comes four months late (sorry!) but it’s worth replying in case anyone wants to know. The Wiwi Jam is a live music event held during Eurovision week in the host city. We invite competing artists and other Eurovision icons to perform their entries. It’s a super fun event, and if you ever get the chance to go, you should – we love to see Wiwi readers there!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic

@Unofficial Mansters Association

Never mind. 🙂

Unofficial Mansters Association
Unofficial Mansters Association

@ (J)ESC Fanatic
Oh, I see then… sorry for the late reply. 🙂

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic

@Unofficial Månsters Association

I think all countries must have sent the final version of their entries to EBU in the 13th of March, but they can reveal it to the public whenever they like.

Unofficial Månsters Association
Unofficial Månsters Association

Wait… so I’m just wondering… why does Germany get to reveal their official entry a month (or about a month) after the deadline for all entries to be revealed? :/


the deadline is for songs to be released to the EBU not for releasing of the songs.
they can release the song whenever

Justin K.

Ooooh, I didn’t even realize we’d be deciding/announcing so much next week! 🙂

Robyn Gallagher

MoreMusicLessGlamourPlease: “I don’t understand why there is a picture of Conchita in the link to this calendar….she won in 2014…..(and do we really need to be reminded…?) )”

As we look forward to Eurovision 2017, we like to celebrate the previous winners of the song contest.


I don’t understand why there is a picture of Conchita in the link to this calendar….she won in 2014…..(and do we really need to be reminded…?) )


maybe u could create some google calendar, that all could subscribe it there? 🙂



Robyn Gallagher

R+, mocosuburbian: Good idea, y’all! This page is now linked from two places. It’s in the top menu bar above, and on the home page you’ll find it in the right column. I’m glad you’re finding our calendar useful!


Hey Wiwibloggs, could you insert this calendar in the “Eurovision 2017” section along with the Participating countries list?

It’s a little hard to find the calendar, but it’s really useful 🙂


can this go on the sidebar? it’s really useful

Poli(na) Genova
Poli(na) Genova

Wiwibloggs, Spain deadline is on November 27th, not on October 27th.


Wiwifriends, isn’t running order announced on 5th April? You’ve written 8th April, and EBU has said it is going to be announced on Tuesday, ergo April 5th (today)


What about Serbia, Australia and Croatia? Anything yet?


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Random.sage 2.0
Random.sage 2.0

When’s the running order allocation draw? Austria’s in 14th but is it today or another day? I NEED to know, NEED to know, so my Eurovision Song Contest 2015 bracket will be complete. F**k the NBA Finals bracket. The ESC’s where it’s at!

Louise van Hemert



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