Dare to Dream

14, 16 & 18 May 2019

ESC2018

National Selection Calendar 2019

This year, 42 countries will be participating in the Eurovision Song Contest. On this page you will find dates of the various public national selections taking place throughout the season.

The EBU strongly encourages participating broadcasters to engage the public with the selection of a participant for the Eurovision Song Contest. You can read more about the different selection processes here.
This page will be updated as more information is being announced by the participating broadcasters.

January 2019


Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

  • Mon 21 January: San Marino - Internal selection (artist announcement)
  • Sat 26 January: France - Destination Eurovision (final)
  • Sat 26 January: Hungary - A Dal (selection round 2)
  • Sat 26 January: Latvia - Supernova (semi-final 1)
  • Sat 26 January: Malta - X Factor (final)
  • Sun 27 January: Romania - Selecţia Naţională (semi-final 1)

Week 5

February 2019

  • Sat 2 February: Estonia - Eesti Laul (semi-final 2)
  • Sat 2 February: Hungary - A Dal (selection round 3)
  • Sat 2 February: Latvia - Supernova (semi-final 2)
  • Sat 2 February: Sweden - Melodifestivalen (semi-final 1)

Week 6

Week 7

  • Sat 16 February: Croatia - Dora (final)
  • Sat 16 February: Estonia - Eesti Laul (final)
  • Sat 16 February: Iceland - Söngvakeppnin (semi-final 2)
  • Sat 16 February: Hungary - A Dal (semi-final 2)
  • Sat 16 February: Latvia - Supernova (final)
  • Sat 16 February: Portugal - Festival da Canção (semi-final 1)
  • Sat 16 February: Slovenia - EMA (final)
  • Sat 16 February: Sweden - Melodifestivalen (semi-final 3)
  • Sat 16 February: Ukraine - Vidbir (semi-final 2)
  • Sun 17 February: Romania - Selecţia Naţională (final)

Week 8

Week 9

  • Wed 27 February: Serbia - Beovizija (semi-final 1)
  • Thu 28 February: Serbia - Beovizija (semi-final 2)

March 2019

Week 10

  • Sat 9 March: Sweden - Melodifestivalen (final)
  • Sun 10 March: Regulatory deadline to file artists and songs with the EBU

To be announced

  • Israel - HaKokhav HaBa

Announced entries

Go to the Participants page to see the entries that have been announced so far.