National Selection Calendar 2018

With more than 40 countries participating in the Eurovision Song Contest it can be difficult to keep track of the various national selections taking place. On this page you will find your monthly national selection calendar* to help guide you.

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 national selections, including those that have already taken place, here.

*Dates are subject to change and confirmation pending from selected broadcasters.

February 2018: Saturday 3rd - Thursday 8th 

National finals take place in Malta, Switzerland and the United Kingdom:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

National selection heats will take place in the following countries:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

Sanremo, the Italian national selection begins on Tuesday 6th February:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

February 2018: Friday 9th - Thursday 15th 

National finals will take place in the following countries:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

National selection heats will take place in the following countries:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

The fourth selection heat will take place in Romania on Sunday 11th February:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

February 2018: Friday 16th - Thursday 22nd 

National finals will take place in the following countries:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

National selection heats will take place in the following countries:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

The final selection heat ahead of the final will take place in Romania:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

February 2018: Friday 23rd - Thursday 1st March 

National finals will take place in the following countries:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

On Sunday 25th February national finals will take place in:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

National selection heats will take place in:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

March 2018: Friday 2nd - Thursday 8th

National finals will take place in the following countries:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

National selection heats will take place in:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU

March 2018: Friday 9th - Sunday 11th

National finals will take place in the following countries:

National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February
National selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in February © EBU