Calendar

With Eurovision just around the corner, the focus here is now on rehearsals and press conferences. We've added a few parties just to really rub it in if you're not able to fly to Kiev.

The Eurovision calendar is our version of the telly guide that comes in the weekend papers. Except it's here all the time. 24/7, just like we are.

Dec
21
Thu
Albania – Festivali i Këngës – Semi final 1
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Albania -  Festivali i Këngës - Semi final 1
  • AKULLTHYESIT – “Divorci” (Divorce)
  • Artemisa Mithi – “E dua botën” (I love the world)
  • Bojken Lako – “Sytë e shpirtit” (The eyes of the soul)
  • David & Genc Tukiqi – “Të pandarë” (Inseperable)
  • Denisa Gjezo – “Zemër ku je” (Dear heart, where you are)
  • Elton Deda – “Fjalët” – (Words)
  • Ergi Bregu-Latifllari – “Bum Bum”
  • Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” (Yearning)
  • Evans Rama – “Gjurmët” (Traces)
  • Inest Neziri – “Piedestal” – (Pedestal)
  • LORELA – “Pritem edhe pak” (Wait a little longer)
  • LYNX – “Vonë” (Late)
  • Manjola Nallbani – “I njejti qiell” (The same sky)
  • Mariza Ikonomi – “Unë” (Me)
  • NA & Festina Mezini – “Tjetër jetë” (Another life)
  • Orgesa Zaimi – “Ngrije zërin” (Speak up)
  • Redon Makashi – “Ekzistoj” (I exist)
  • Rezarta Samja & Luis Ejlli – “Ra një yll” (A star fell)
  • Stefi & Endri Prifti – “Mesazh” (Message)
  • Tahir Gjoci – “Orë e ndaluar” (Stopped clock)
  • Voltan Prodani – “Pse të desha” (Why would I love you?)
  • Xhesika Polo – “Përjetë” (Forever)
Dec
22
Fri
Albania – Festivali i Këngës – Semi final 2
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Albania -  Festivali i Këngës - Semi final 2
  • AKULLTHYESIT – “Divorci” (Divorce)
  • Artemisa Mithi – “E dua botën” (I love the world)
  • Bojken Lako – “Sytë e shpirtit” (The eyes of the soul)
  • David & Genc Tukiqi – “Të pandarë” (Inseperable)
  • Denisa Gjezo – “Zemër ku je” (Dear heart, where you are)
  • Elton Deda – “Fjalët” – (Words)
  • Ergi Bregu-Latifllari – “Bum Bum”
  • Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” (Yearning)
  • Evans Rama – “Gjurmët” (Traces)
  • Inest Neziri – “Piedestal” – (Pedestal)
  • LORELA – “Pritem edhe pak” (Wait a little longer)
  • LYNX – “Vonë” (Late)
  • Manjola Nallbani – “I njejti qiell” (The same sky)
  • Mariza Ikonomi – “Unë” (Me)
  • NA & Festina Mezini – “Tjetër jetë” (Another life)
  • Orgesa Zaimi – “Ngrije zërin” (Speak up)
  • Redon Makashi – “Ekzistoj” (I exist)
  • Rezarta Samja & Luis Ejlli – “Ra një yll” (A star fell)
  • Stefi & Endri Prifti – “Mesazh” (Message)
  • Tahir Gjoci – “Orë e ndaluar” (Stopped clock)
  • Voltan Prodani – “Pse të desha” (Why would I love you?)
  • Xhesika Polo – “Përjetë” (Forever)
Dec
23
Sat
Albania – Festivali i Këngës
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Albania -  Festivali i Këngës
  • AKULLTHYESIT – “Divorci” (Divorce)
  • Artemisa Mithi – “E dua botën” (I love the world)
  • Bojken Lako – “Sytë e shpirtit” (The eyes of the soul)
  • David & Genc Tukiqi – “Të pandarë” (Inseperable)
  • Denisa Gjezo – “Zemër ku je” (Dear heart, where you are)
  • Elton Deda – “Fjalët” – (Words)
  • Ergi Bregu-Latifllari – “Bum Bum”
  • Eugent Bushpepa “Mall” (Yearning)
  • Evans Rama – “Gjurmët” (Traces)
  • Inest Neziri – “Piedestal” – (Pedestal)
  • LORELA – “Pritem edhe pak” (Wait a little longer)
  • LYNX – “Vonë” (Late)
  • Manjola Nallbani – “I njejti qiell” (The same sky)
  • Mariza Ikonomi – “Unë” (Me)
  • NA & Festina Mezini – “Tjetër jetë” (Another life)
  • Orgesa Zaimi – “Ngrije zërin” (Speak up)
  • Redon Makashi – “Ekzistoj” (I exist)
  • Rezarta Samja & Luis Ejlli – “Ra një yll” (A star fell)
  • Stefi & Endri Prifti – “Mesazh” (Message)
  • Tahir Gjoci – “Orë e ndaluar” (Stopped clock)
  • Voltan Prodani – “Pse të desha” (Why would I love you?)
  • Xhesika Polo – “Përjetë” (Forever)
Jan
20
Sat
Hungary – A Dal 2018 – Heat 1
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
27
Sat
Hungary – A Dal 2018 – Heat 2
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
29
Mon
Draw for semi-final allocation
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Draw for semi-final allocation

42 countries are taking part in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.  Six are granted automatic entry to the Grand Final, 36 compete in two semi-finals.

The 36 semi-finalists are divided into several pots and distributed equally into each semi-final by a draw.

The draw takes place in Lisbon on Monday 29 January 2018.

The exact running order will be determined by the producers of the show by late March when all songs are known.

Feb
3
Sat
Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2018

The sixteen finalists taking part in MESC 2018 are:

  1. Aidan – Dai Laga
  2. Avenue Sky – We Can Run
  3. Brooke Borg – Heart of Gold
  4. Christabelle Borg – Taboo
  5. Danica Muscat – One Step At A Time
  6. Deborah C – Turn It Up
  7. Eleanor Cassar – Back To Life
  8. Jasmine Abela – Supernovas
  9. Lawrence Gray – Love Renegade
  10. Matthew Anthony – Call 2morrow
  11. Mikhail Attard and Cherylis Camilleri – Breaking Point
  12. Miriana Conte – Rocket
  13. Petra – Evolution
  14. Rhiannon Micallef – Beyond Blue Horizons
  15. Richard & Joe Micallef – Song For Dad
  16. Tiziana Calleja – First Time
Hungary – A Dal 2018 – Heat 3
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Melodifestivalen 2018 – First Semi Final @ Löfbergs Arena
Feb 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Melodifestivalen 2018 - First Semi Final @ Löfbergs Arena

Tickets for Melodifestivalen 2018 will go on sale on October 31.

Feb
4
Sun
Swiss National Final
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Swiss National Final

After yet another woeful result in Kiev, Swiss TV has decided to revamp its national selection process.

SRG SSR is accepting songs up between September 1 and 22. Six will make the final on February 4, when the Swiss public will  have a 50% say in the result, with a new international jury will also deciding 50% of the vote.