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!


September 2018


17 September

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

Sweden: Melodifestivalen – entries close
For more information, see SVT


19 September

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 0
For more information, see RTVE


26 September

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 1
For more information, see RTVE


October 2018


1 October

Switzerland: Internal selection – entries close
For more information, see SRF


3 October

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 2
For more information, see RTVE


7 October

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


10 October

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 3
For more information, see RTVE


17 October

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 4
For more information, see RTVE


21 October

Latvia: Supernova – entries close
For more information, see LTV


24 October

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 5
For more information, see RTVE


26 October

United Kingdom: Eurovision: You Decide – entries close
For more information, see the BBC


31 October

Czech Republic: National selection – entries close
For more information, see CT

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 6
For more information, see RTVE


October dates TBC

Eurovision 2019: Deadline for broadcasters to enter
For more information, see Eurovision.tv


November 2018


1 November

Serbia: Eurosong entries close
For more information, see RTS


7 November

Spain: Operación Triunfo – Gala 7
For more information, see RTVE


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


21 November

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


25 November

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


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: Deadline for broadcasters to withdraw without penalty
For more information, see Eurovision.tv

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


December 2018


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


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


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 – Gala 13
For more information, see RTVE


20 December

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


21 December

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


December dates TBC

Albania: Festivali i Këngës 57
For more information, see RTSH

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


January 2019


26 January

Estonia: Eesti Laul – semi-final 1
For more information, see ERR


January dates TBC

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

Latvia: Supernova begins
For more information, see LTV


February 2019


2 February

Estonia: Eesti Laul – semi-final 2
For more information, see ERR

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


5 February

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


6 February

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


7 February

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


8 February

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


9 February

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

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


16 February

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

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


23 February

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


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

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


9 March

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


April 2019


6 April

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


May 2019


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


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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