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Eurovision 2019/2020 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!


December 2019


7 December

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Giovani – Grand final


8 December

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Chair Challenge 3


9 December

🇦🇱 Albania: Festivali i Këngës 58 – Songs released

🇷🇸 Serbia: National final – Entries close


12 December

🧡 Eurovision 2020: First batch of tickets go on sale – 12:00 CET


15 December

🇭🇷 Croatia: Dora – Submissions close

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Chair Challenge 4


19 December

🇦🇱 Albania: Festivali i Këngës 58 – First night


20 December

🇦🇱 Albania: Festivali i Këngës 58 – Second night


22 December

🇦🇱 Albania: Festivali i Këngës 58 – Grand final

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Judges Houses 1 (TBC)


29 December

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Judges Houses 2 (TBC)


31 December

🇦🇲 Armenia: Depi Evratesil – Applications close


January 2020


5 January

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – (TBC)


6 January

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Festival – Competing acts announced


11 January

🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Semi-final one


12 January

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Live show 1 (TBC)


13 January

🇨🇿 Czech Republic: Finalists announced and voting opens


18 January

🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Semi-final two


19 January

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Live show 2 (TBC)


21 January

🇫🇮 Finland: UMK – Competing acts announced


25 January

🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Semi-final three


26 January

🇨🇿 Czech Republic: National selection voting closes

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Live show 3 (TBC)


28 January

🧡 Eurovision 2020: Semi-final allocation draw


January dates TBC

🇨🇿 Czech Republic: Winner announced

🧡 Eurovision 2020: Second batch of tickets go on sale


February 2020


1 February

🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Semi-final four

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final one


2 February

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Semi-final (TBC)


4 February

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Festival – First night


5 February

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Festival – Second night


6 February

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Festival – Third night


7 February

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Festival – Fourth night


8 February

🇦🇺 Australia: Eurovision: Australia Decides – Grand final

🇮🇸 Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Semi-final one

🇮🇹 Italy: Sanremo Festival – Fifth night (grand final)

🇱🇻 Latvia: Supernova – Grand final

🇲🇹 Malta: X Factor Malta – Grand final

🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Semi-final five

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final two

🇺🇦 Ukraine: Vidbir – Semi-final one


13 February

🇪🇪 Estonia: Eesti Laul – Semi-final one


15 February

🇪🇪 Estonia: Eesti Laul – Semi-final two

🇮🇸 Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Semi-final two

🇳🇴 Norway: Melodi Grand Prix – Grand final

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final three

🇺🇦 Ukraine: Vidbir – Semi-final two


22 February

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

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Semi-final four


29 February

🇭🇷 Croatia: Dora – Grand final

🇪🇪 Estonia: Eesti Laul – Grand final

🇮🇸 Iceland: Söngvakeppnin – Grand final

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

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Andra chansen

🇺🇦 Ukraine: Vidbir – Grand final


February dates TBC

🇧🇪 Belgium: Song release


March 2020


7 March

🇩🇰 Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix – Grand final

🇫🇮 Finland: UMK – Grand final

🇵🇹 Portugal: Festival da Canção – Grand final

🇸🇪 Sweden: Melodifestivalen – Grand final


9 March

🧡 Eurovision 2020: Deadline for entries/Heads of Delegation meeting


March dates TBC

🧡 Eurovision 2020: Second batch of tickets go on sale


April 2020


4 April

🎉 Eurovision in Concert: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


10 April

🎉 PrePartyES: Opening night, La Riviera, Madrid, Spain


11 April

🎉 PrePartyES: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain


May 2020


12 May

🧡 Eurovision 2020: Semi-final one


14 May

🧡 Eurovision 2020: Semi-final two


16 May

🧡 Eurovision 2020: Grand final


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Davve

Sweden is killing the competition.. John Lundvik is amazing!

Angela
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Angela

Guys from the US, how you are going to watch Eurovision this year? This article https://medium.com/@grant.cerr/how-to-watch-eurovision-in-the-us-2019-free-705712ed0ab4 says that it is only possible with a VPN. Is that true?

Agnieszka
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Agnieszka

Will there be a lifestream of Moscow pre-party?

David Atfield
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David Atfield

Will there be a live stream of the Madrid pre-party?

Elisabet Alexandersdottir
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Elisabet Alexandersdottir

Where is it possible to see Semifinal 1 in Madrid
tomorrow???

mmm
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mmm

when will the rehearsals start??

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

The rehearsal schedule hasn’t been published yet, but it is likely to be the week before the live shows, around Monday 6 May – or possible a few days earlier.

Jon Hola Sand
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When is the draw for the running orders please? Is it on the red carpet?

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

The only country who draws for the running order is the host country. Israel drew their grand final position at the HoD meeting earlier this week. The running order of the semi-finals is determined by the show producers and is expected to be announced some time in April. The allocation draw for the grand final halves traditionally takes place at the qualifiers press conference after directly each semi-final. In some years, the Big 5 have drawn their halves on the red carpet at the opening ceremony. The running order for the grand final is usually announced late at night after… Read more »

Jjjjj
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Jjjjj

8th March Albania?!! Please don’t tell me Jonida is changing her song to English… It’s already good the way it is!

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

I believe they’re keeping it in Albanian. The Eurovision version will be under the three-minute time limit. The last reports were of an orchestra being used, so it sounds like they’re keeping the big FiK sound. Very promising!

Hdfh
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Of Courteney it k? ir iesp?jams

jessey
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is azerbijan song relaese today ? Yess or no?

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

It turns out they’re only releasing a teaser today. The full song will drop on 8 March.

Giles
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Giles

Hello everyone, does anyone know where we can get the link to watch Melodi Grand Prix tonight? Thanks

Balkanikas
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Balkanikas

They’re not doing an sf because of low viewership numbers, I think.

Sil
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Sil

March 7: The Netherlands – song revealed

Datme
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Datme

Could you please put the UK, Slovenian and Latvian grand finals in bold letters? I get confused when skimming through the list. ^^’

Ilan
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Ilan

What time will the final take place – Israel time?

Robyn Gallagher
Editor

The official start time hasn’t been confirmed, but based on previous years it’s pretty much guaranteed to be 20:00 BST, 21:00 CEST, 22:00 IDT.

Sok
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Sok

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

Markas
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Markas
Robyn Gallagher
Editor

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
Editor

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
Editor

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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