Calendar

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.

Oct
31
Wed
Czech Republic – Submission deadline
Oct 31 all-day
Czech Republic - Submission deadline

The usual rules apply. Nothing released before 1 September, or longer than three minutes. Otherwise, the organisers welcome songs of any genre in any language - specifying only that the lead singer be Czech.

Nov
1
Thu
Serbia: Beovizija deadline for submissions
Nov 1 all-day
Serbia: Beovizija deadline for submissions

Beovizija returns in 2019. RTS is organising 'an anonymous pre-selection'. Songwriters and artists have until November 1 to submit their songs.

After that a committee evaluates the songs without knowing the composer or performer and creates a shortlist.

Nov
30
Fri
France – Destination Eurovision 2019 Deadline
Nov 30 all-day
France - Destination Eurovision 2019 Deadline

Submissions are now open for the French Eurovision selection, Destination Eurovision, with applicants having until the 30 November 2018 to submit entries.

Dec
20
Thu
Festivali i Këngës 57 – 1st night
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
Festivali i Këngës 57 - 1st night
SingerSong
Aurel ThellimiTe dua ty
Bojken LakoJeto jeten
Bruno PollogatiNuk ka stop
Dilan RekaKarma
Eliza HoxhaPengu
Elona Islamaj Ne kete bote kalimtare
Elton DedaQetesisht
Eranda Libohova100 pyetje
Gjergj Leka Besoj
Gralar BandDashuria nuk mjafton
Jonida Maliqi Ktheju tokes
KellyA me ndjen
Klint CollakuMe jete
Klodiana VataMbremje e pafund
Kujtim Prodani Babela
Lidia LufiRrefehem
Lorela SejdiniVetme
Marko Strazimiri & Imbro Leyla
MirudNene
Orgesa ZaimiHije
Soni MalajDo vij
Vikena KamenicaNaten e mire

Image Credits: RTSH.

Italy – Sanremo newcomers
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm
Italy - Sanremo newcomers

This year, rather than involve the newcomers in the marathon slog that is Sanremo, they get their own warm-up competition, just in time for Christmas.

This 'new' competition is open to artists under the age of 36.

24 acts will compete with songs introduced from 17 December in TV preview shows.

There's two shows - each with 12 acts on 20 and 21 December. The winner of each gets a place in the 2019 Sanremo festival.

Dec
21
Fri
Festivali i Këngës 57 – 2nd night
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
Festivali i Këngës 57 - 2nd night
SingerSong
Aurel ThellimiTe dua ty
Bojken LakoJeto jeten
Bruno PollogatiNuk ka stop
Dilan RekaKarma
Eliza HoxhaPengu
Elona Islamaj Ne kete bote kalimtare
Elton DedaQetesisht
Eranda Libohova100 pyetje
Gjergj Leka Besoj
Gralar BandDashuria nuk mjafton
Jonida Maliqi Ktheju tokes
KellyA me ndjen
Klint CollakuMe jete
Klodiana VataMbremje e pafund
Kujtim Prodani Babela
Lidia LufiRrefehem
Lorela SejdiniVetme
Marko Strazimiri & Imbro Leyla
MirudNene
Orgesa ZaimiHije
Soni MalajDo vij
Vikena KamenicaNaten e mire

Image Credits: RTSH.

Italy – Sanremo newcomers
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm
Italy - Sanremo newcomers

This year, rather than involve the newcomers in the marathon slog that is Sanremo, they get their own warm-up competition, just in time for Christmas.

This 'new' competition is open to artists under the age of 36.

24 acts will compete with songs introduced from 17 December in TV preview shows.

There's two shows - each with 12 acts on 20 and 21 December. The winner of each gets a place in the 2019 Sanremo festival.

Dec
22
Sat
Albania – Festivali i Këngës 57 – Final
Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
Albania - Festivali i Këngës 57 - Final
SingerSong
Aurel ThellimiTe dua ty
Bojken LakoJeto jeten
Bruno PollogatiNuk ka stop
Dilan RekaKarma
Eliza HoxhaPengu
Elona Islamaj Ne kete bote kalimtare
Elton DedaQetesisht
Eranda Libohova100 pyetje
Gjergj Leka Besoj
Gralar BandDashuria nuk mjafton
Jonida Maliqi Ktheju tokes
KellyA me ndjen
Klint CollakuMe jete
Klodiana VataMbremje e pafund
Kujtim Prodani Babela
Lidia LufiRrefehem
Lorela SejdiniVetme
Marko Strazimiri & Imbro Leyla
MirudNene
Orgesa ZaimiHije
Soni MalajDo vij
Vikena KamenicaNaten e mire

Image Credits: RTSH.

Jan
25
Fri
Norway – MGP Press Conference
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am
Norway - MGP Press Conference

Time to find out the songs and performers taking part in the 2019 Norwegian MGP that is scheduled for 2 March at the Spektrum in Oslo.

Feb
2
Sat
Melodifestivalen 2019 – First Heat @ Scandinavium
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm
Melodifestivalen 2019 - First Heat @ Scandinavium

Ten m ore songs competing for places in the grand final that happens on 9 March in Stockholm.