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.

2019 semi-final allocation draw @ Beit Ha’Ir
Jan 28 @ 11:02 am
2019 semi-final allocation draw @ Beit Ha’Ir

A draw to distribute broadcasters between two semi-finals. The Big Five (France, Germany, Spain, Italy, UK) and host broadcaster (Israel) are automatically in the Grand Final. the others have to slug it out for 20 remaining spots.

At the same time, Channel 10 plans to present the logo designs and all sorts of other nonsense, none of which really matters, but it keeps us occupied as we wait for the days to grow longer and May to roll around.