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.

Feb
25
Thu
Germany: Song reveal
Feb 25 @ 4:50 pm
Germany: Song reveal

The premiere of the German song for this year will be broadcast on Thursday 25 February 2021 at 17:50 CET and 19:56 CET on the ARD public television channel.

Image Credits: NDR.

Feb
26
Fri
Ireland: 2021 Song Reveal
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am
Ireland: 2021 Song Reveal

At some point today, Lesley Roy will debut 'MAPS' - likely on the radio with video to follow later. Prepare to refer last year's song.

Feb
27
Sat
Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2021 – Fourth Heat
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm
Slovenia – EMA 2021
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm
Slovenia - EMA 2021

From 191 songs there is now only one. Slovenian broadcaster RTV SLO has confirmed that Ana Soklič‘s song for Eurovision 2021 has been selected. The song will be presented at EMA 2021, which will otherwise be a celebration of Slovenia’s 60 years at Eurovision.

EMA 2021 will be hosted by comedian Nejc Šmit and singer Lea Sirk.

Portugal – Festival da Canção 2021 – Second semifinal
Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm
Portugal - Festival da Canção 2021 - Second semifinal

Ten songs compete for five places in the 6 March Grand Final. Tonight, we're in the capable presenting hands of Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and José Carlos Malato.

DrawArtistSongJuryTelevoteTotalPlace
1Da Chick"I Got Music"
2Tainá"Jasmim"
3Ariana"Mundo melhor"
4EU.CLIDES"VOLTE-FACE"
5Joana Alegre"Joana do mar"
6Pedro Gonçalves"Não vou ficar"
7Ana Tereza"Com um abraço"
8Carolina Deslandes"Por um triz"
9Graciela"A vida sem acontecer"
10NEEV"Dancing in the Stars"

A single jury and the public televote will decide which songs will advance to the final. In case of a tie, the professional jury will decide which ones advance.

Mar
2
Tue
Italy: Sanremo 2021 – First night @ Teatro Ariston
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Italy: Sanremo 2021 - First night @ Teatro Ariston

The first ten big artists perform for the first time. Voting is split 50% demoscopic jury and 50% public. Nobody gets knocked out.

The first four Newcomer songs will also be performed. The voting is 50% demoscopic jury and 50% public. The top two acts will qualify for the Newcomers' final.

Mar
3
Wed
Italy: Sanremo 2021 – Second night @ Teatro Ariston
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm
Italy: Sanremo 2021 - Second night @ Teatro Ariston

We get to hear from the remaining ten big artists tonight. AVoting is split 50% demoscopic jury and 50% public. Nobody gets knocked out

The next four Newcomer songs will also be performed. The voting is 50% demoscopic jury and 50% public. The top two acts will qualify for the Newcomers' final.

Mar
4
Thu
Italy: Sanremo 2021 – Third night @ Teatro Ariston
Mar 4 @ 8:00 pm
Italy: Sanremo 2021 - Third night @ Teatro Ariston

It's 'covers night'

All 20 big artists will perform a cover of a song originally recorded by a singer-songwriter in duet with either Italian or foreign guest artists.

Voting for this night will be made by the Sanremo orchestra musicians and the backing vocalists.

Nobody is eliminated at this point.

Mar
5
Fri
Italy: Sanremo 2021 – Fourth night @ Teatro Ariston
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm
Italy: Sanremo 2021 - Fourth night @ Teatro Ariston

Get ready for an even longer night.

The 20 big artists perform again. There's a vote from the press jury, but nobody gets handed a ticket home.

If that's not enough, you'll also hear the four shortlisted 'newcomer' entries. They'll be whittled down to one after a three-way split vote between televoters, the press jury and that weird Sanremo thing - a demoscopic jury.

Mar
6
Sat
Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 @ DR HQ
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 @ DR HQ

This year, eight songs are on offer (down from the usual ten) - and they were announced on the 10th February

Song Performers
Højt over skyerne
Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn
Abracadabra Claudia Campagnol
Står lige her Emma Nicoline
Øve os på hinanden Fyr & Flamme
Beautiful Jean Michel
Everything Is Alright Mike Tramp
Hvileløse hjerter Nanna Olivia
Silver Bullet The Cosmic Twins