Eurovision 2018/2019 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, program your DVR, and get ready. The Eurovision calendar of events is filling up fast!


November 2018


11 November

Malta: X Factor Malta: Bootcamp 1
For more information, see X Factor Malta


14 November

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 8
For more information, see RTVE


15 November

Estonia: Eesti Laul – semi-finalists named
For more information, see ERR

Hungary: A Dal – entries close
For more information, see A Dal

Spain: Operación Triunfo – song entries close
For more information, see RTVE

Serbia: Beovizija entries close
For more information, see RTS


18 November

Malta: X Factor Malta: Bootcamp 2
For more information, see X Factor Malta


21 November

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 9
For more information, see RTVE


23 November

Ireland: Song submissions close
For more information, see RTÉ


25 November

Junior Eurovision 2018: Grand final
For more information, see JuniorEurovision.tv

Malta: X Factor Malta: Episode 8 (TBC)
For more information, see X Factor Malta


28 November

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 10
For more information, see RTVE


30 November

France: Destination Eurovision – entries close
For more information, see France 2


November dates TBC

Eurovision 2019: Hosts announced
For more information, see Eurovision.tv


December 2018


2 December

Malta: X Factor Malta: Episode 9 (TBC)
For more information, see X Factor Malta


4 December

Estonia: Eesti Laul – competing songs released
For more information, see ERR


5 December

Latvia: Supernova – competing acts announced
For more information, see LTV

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 11
For more information, see RTVE


9 December

Malta: X Factor Malta: Episode 10 (TBC)
For more information, see X Factor Malta


10 December

Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atanka – entries close
For more information, see LRT


12 December

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 12
For more information, see RTVE


16 December

Italy: Sanremo Newcomers: Night 1
For more information, see RAI

Lithuania: Eurovision Afterparty, Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
For more information, see Bilietat

Malta: X Factor Malta: Episode 11 (TBC)
For more information, see X Factor Malta


17 December

Italy: Sanremo Newcomers: Night 2
For more information, see RAI


18 December

Italy: Sanremo Newcomers: Night 3
For more information, see RAI


19 December

Italy: Sanremo Newcomers: Night 4
For more information, see RAI

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Grand final gala
For more information, see RTVE


20 December

Italy: Sanremo Newcomers: Competition night 1
For more information, see RAI


21 December

Albania: Festivali i Këngës: Semi-final one
For more information, see RTSH

Italy: Sanremo Newcomers: Competition night 2
For more information, see RAI


22 December

Albania: Festivali i Këngës: Semi-final two
For more information, see RTSH


23 December

Albania: Festivali i Këngës: Grand final
For more information, see RTSH

Malta: X Factor Malta: Episode 12 (TBC)
For more information, see X Factor Malta


30 December

Malta: X Factor Malta: Episode 13 (TBC)
For more information, see X Factor Malta


December dates TBC

Eurovision 2019: First batch of tickets go on sale
For more information, see Eurovision.tv

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Christmas gala
For more information, see RTVE


January 2019


6 January

Malta: X Factor Malta: Live show 1
For more information, see X Factor Malta


13 January

Malta: X Factor Malta: Live show 2
For more information, see X Factor Malta


20 January

Malta: X Factor Malta: Live show 3
For more information, see X Factor Malta


26 January

Malta: X Factor Malta: Grand final
For more information, see X Factor Malta


28 January

Eurovision 2019: Semi-final allocation draw
For more information, see Eurovision.tv


31 January

Estonia: Eesti Laul – Semi-final one
For more information, see ERR


January dates TBC

Czech Republic: ESCZ – competing acts revealed, voting opens
For more information, see CT

Czech Republic: ESCZ – voting closes, results revealed
For more information, see CT

Israel: Next Star for Eurovision – Grand final
For more information, see Mako

Georgia: Georgian Idol begins
For more information, see GPB

Latvia: Supernova begins
For more information, see LTV

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Eurovision Gala
For more information, see RTVE


February 2019


2 February

Estonia: Eesti Laul – Semi-final two
For more information, see ERR

Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final one
For more information, see SVT


5 February

Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – First night
For more information, see RAI


6 February

Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – Second night
For more information, see RAI


7 February

Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – Third night
For more information, see RAI


8 February

Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – Fourth night
For more information, see RAI


9 February

Australia: Australia Decides – Grand final
For more information, see SBS

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Semi-final one
For more information, see RÚV

Italy: Sanremo Music Festival – Fifth night
For more information, see RAI

Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final two
For more information, see SVT

Ukraine: National selection – Semi-final one
For more information, see STB


16 February

Estonia: Eesti Laul – Grand final
For more information, see ERR

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Semi-final two
For more information, see RÚV

Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final three
For more information, see SVT

Ukraine: National selection – Semi-final two
For more information, see STB


23 February

Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix – Grand final
For more information, see DR

Lithuania: Eurovizijos Atranka – Grand final
For more information, see LRT

Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final four
For more information, see SVT

Ukraine: National selection – Grand final
For more information, see STB


February dates TBC

Germany: National final
For more information, see ARD

Latvia: Supernova concludes
For more information, see LTV


March 2019


2 March

Finland: Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu – Grand final
For more information, see YLE

Georgia: Georgian Idol – Grand final
For more information, see GPB

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Grand final
For more information, see RÚV

Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Grand final
For more information, see NRK

Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Andra chansen
For more information, see SVT


9 March

Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Grand final
For more information, see SVT


9 March

Eurovision 2019: Deadline for entries
For more information, see Eurovision.tv


April 2019


6 April

Eurovision in Concert: Amsterdam, Netherlands
For more information, see Eurovision in Concert


May 2019


12 May

Eurovision 2019: Opening ceremony
For more information, see Eurovision.tv


14 May

Eurovision 2019: Semi-final one
For more information, see Eurovision.tv


16 May

Eurovision 2019: Semi-final two
For more information, see Eurovision.tv

Eurovision 2019: White Night event
For more information, see Eurovision.tv


18 May

Eurovision 2019: Grand final
For more information, see Eurovision.tv


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Tito was Great

Where will the semifinals of Eesti Laul be held

Robyn Gallagher
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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. 🙂

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

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

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.

Porky
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Porky

what is wiwi jam if you dont mind answering?

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

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
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(J)ESC Fanatic

@Unofficial Mansters Association

Never mind. 🙂

Unofficial Mansters Association
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Unofficial Mansters Association

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

(J)ESC Fanatic
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(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
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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? :/

luckyesc
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luckyesc

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

Robyn Gallagher
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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.

MoreMusicLessGlamourPlease
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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…?) )

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

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

<3333

Robyn Gallagher
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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!

R+
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R+

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 🙂

mocosuburbian
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mocosuburbian

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

Poli(na) Genova
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Poli(na) Genova

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

Marc
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Marc

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)

Angel
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What about Serbia, Australia and Croatia? Anything yet?

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Random.sage 2.0
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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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TRES GRANDE ARTISTEN CON GOLDEN VOICES
IL VOLO

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