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.

Spain – Operación Triunfo Eurovision Gala 2019
Jan 20 @ 10:05 pm
Spain - Operación Triunfo Eurovision Gala 2019

Buckle up, it's going to be a LONG night as RTVE picks the song to represent Spain at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Once again, the singer comes from the reality talent show 'Operacion Triunfo' - a bunch of hormonal teenagers get locked in a house and made to sing until viewers tire of them. This year, the singers have been matched with ten songs through a complex system that combined viewer votes and the opinions of that Eurovision favourite, music experts.

Spanish Eurovision selection shows have never been known to edit the crud, so if you plan on following this live (links below), you're best booking a late start ... or better yet, take Monday off.

Here's the shortlist:

  • Muérdeme - María
  • Hoy vuelvo a reír otra vez - Noelia
  • La clave - Natalia
  • No puedo más - Famous
  • La venda - Miki
  • Todo bien - Marilia
  • Nadie se salva - Natalia y Miki
  • Hoy soñaré - Sabela
  • Qué quieres que haga - Julia
  • Se te nota - Carlos Right

María, Noelia and Miki have emerged as early favourites. The songs preview in full online from Friday.

Link (on-demand is geo-blocked): Live Broadcast - Galas

Image Credits: RTVE.

Malta – X Factor Grand Final
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm
Malta - X Factor Grand Final

It's likely that Malta will reveal only the artist in the show this evening, and you can watch live here:

Image Credits: TVM.

France – Destination Eurovision 2019
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm
UK – Eurovision: You Decide 2019
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
UK - Eurovision: You Decide 2019

This year Eurovision: You Decide broadcasts live from Media City UK in Salford. With your hosts Mel Giedroyc and Måns Zelmerlöw.

Three competing songs will be performed in two different ways, by two different acts. Six acts, three songs.

A celebrity panel and viewers at home will decide which song represents the UK at the 64th Eurovision Song Contest.

The show will be broadcast on BBC Two and on BBC iPlayer from 7.30pm to 9pm

Audience tickets are free but spaces are limited, so tickets will be allocated via a ballot at

Australia – National Final
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm
Australia - National Final

Australia's first national final.

Montenegro – Montevizija 2019
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Montenegro - Montevizija 2019

Five songs are in the running this year:

  • Andrea Demirović – Ja sam ti san (Michael James Down, Primož Poglajen, Andrea Demirović)
  • D-Moll Band – Ti (Dejan Božović, Aleksandar Miličić)
  • Ivana Popović-Martinović – Nevinost (Ivana Popović-Martinović, Slavko Milovanović, Vladan Popović-Popa, Marko Milatović)
  • Monika Knezović – Nepogrješiva (Vladimir Grajić-Graja, Snežana Vukomanović, Ivan Branisavljević)
  • Nina Petković – Uzmi ili ostavi (Nina Petković, Bojan Momčilović and Zoran Radonjić)
Sanremo 2019
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm
Sanremo 2019

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.

Eesti Laul 2019
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm
Eesti Laul 2019

The Grand Final of the contest to pick a song for Estonia takes place tonight at the Saku Suurhall in Tallinn.

Latvia – Supernova 2019
Feb 16 @ 8:25 pm
Croatia – Dora 2019
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm