In the lead up to the Eurovision Song Contest, national selections take place in the represented countries. These national selections are being organized by the respective national public broadcasters who are Active Members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). In the United Kingdom, the BBC is taking care of the national selection, in Sweden it's SVT, in Germany it's NDR, etc.
To take part in the Eurovision Song Contest, you need to win a national selection, or be selected by one of the participating broadcasters. Everything starts with sending in your song!
Note that most broadcasters set their deadlines to submit songs somewhere between September and December.
If you sent in your song, the respective public broadcaster will inform you whether you have been selected for the national final, or not. From there, everything speaks for itself; you will have to win the national selection to represent the respective country at the Eurovision Song Contest.
No, we cannot help you. The EBU does not keep a record of submission deadlines and national selection rules of the respective participating countries. For questions about national selections, please contact the respective public broadcaster.
To Europe's greatest artists, upcoming stars and hidden talents; good luck! We are looking forward to see the best of you at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, Russia!