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.

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
Artemisa Mithi & Febi ShkurtiDua ta besoj
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

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
Artemisa Mithi & Febi ShkurtiDua ta besoj
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

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
Artemisa Mithi & Febi ShkurtiDua ta besoj
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

Image Credits: RTSH.

Jan
7
Mon
Czech Republic – Press Conference
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am
Czech Republic - Press Conference

Czech TV will be revealing the names of the acts taking part in ESCZ - the national song selection for Eurovision 2019.

Jan
19
Sat
Hungary – A Dal 2019 – First Heat
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm
Hungary - A Dal 2019 - First Heat

Ten songs are in the running tonight, hoping to make the semi-finals starting on 16 February and win a place to represent Hungary at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

The contest is only open to artists who have previously released an album, been play-listed on national radio or appeared on TV, and who have a record deal or professional music management.

Performers must also be Hungarian citizens or speak Hungarian as a native language, though songwriters from other countries can enter if their song is performed by a Hungarian.

Jan
25
Fri
Norwegian Song Announcement
Jan 25 all-day

This is the date that NRK will release details of their song for Norway, Melodi Grand Prix, to the world at large.

Sounds like they are going to have their usual two round extravaganza again this year, which is good despite it being described as the "Biggest MGP of all time"....

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.

Jan
26
Sat
Hungary – A Dal 2019 – Second Heat
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm
Hungary - A Dal 2019 - Second Heat

Ten more songs are in the running tonight, hoping to make the semi-finals starting on 16 February and win a place to represent Hungary at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

The contest is only open to artists who have previously released an album, been play-listed on national radio or appeared on TV, and who have a record deal or professional music management.

Performers must also be Hungarian citizens or speak Hungarian as a native language, though songwriters from other countries can enter if their song is performed by a Hungarian.