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.

Sep
9
Sun
Norway: Deadline to enter MGP2019
Sep 9 all-day
Norway: Deadline to enter MGP2019

Norwegian TV closes the doors for songs to enter the 2019 national selection. Announcement on who made the list is expected in November.

Oct
1
Mon
Switzerland – Submissions close for 2019
Oct 1 all-day
Switzerland - Submissions close for 2019

There won't be a live show in 2019. Instead behind the scenes a 100-strong audience panel will combine with a jury of around 20 music experts (sounds familiar if you follow the German final) and pick the song.

SRF has invited musicians, artists and composers to enter between 1 September and 1 October.

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
Italy – Sanremo newcomers
Dec 20 all-day
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
Italy – Sanremo newcomers
Dec 21 all-day
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.

Feb
5
Tue
Sanremo 2019 – First night
Feb 5 all-day
Sanremo 2019 - First night

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs.

Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival or Sanremo Music Festival Award, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner usually gets first refusal on a place at Eurovision.

Feb
6
Wed
Sanremo 2019 – Second night
Feb 6 all-day
Sanremo 2019 - Second night

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs.

Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival or Sanremo Music Festival Award, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner usually gets first refusal on a place at Eurovision.

Feb
7
Thu
Sanremo 2019 – Third night
Feb 7 all-day
Sanremo 2019 - Third night

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs.

Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival or Sanremo Music Festival Award, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner usually gets first refusal on a place at Eurovision.

Feb
8
Fri
Sanremo 2019 – Fourth night
Feb 8 all-day
Sanremo 2019 - Fourth night

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo is the most popular Italian song contest and awards, held annually in the town of Sanremo, Liguria, and consisting of a competition amongst previously unreleased songs.

Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival or Sanremo Music Festival Award, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The winner usually gets first refusal on a place at Eurovision.