At the end of this month, the Semi-Final Allocation Draw will take place. The draw will happen in Host City Tel Aviv and determine which country will participate in which Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
The running order of the first and second Semi-Final will be determined at a later stage by the contest's producers.
In due time, the full stage design for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv will be shared. At the end of last year, we were able to share a small preview of what will be the shining centre of attention on 14, 16 and 18 May.
Some countries select their participant through an internal process, and others traditionally host a televised national selection show (which the EBU strongly encourages).
In the coming months, at least the following countries will be airing live shows during which the audience gets to vote for their favourites: Australia, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
By Sunday 10 March, all 42 participating artists and their entries will have been submitted. This day marks the regulatory deadline to file artists and songs with the EBU.
Already announced artists
Save the dates: The first Semi-Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Tuesday 14 May, the second Semi-Final will take place on Thursday 16 May and the Grand Final will kick off on Saturday the 18th of May.
9. A new Eurovision winner
On the 18th of May, a new Eurovision winner will be announced. The question is: which country will take home the trophy this year?
Who will win Eurovision 2019?
Countries that have never won
Or will we have a plot twist this year, with a country winning that has never managed to snatch the trophy before? Countries yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest include: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, San Marino and Slovenia.
10. Junior Eurovision 2019
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