Luxembourg will make their Eurovision return in 2024!
Last December we informed you about the possibility of Luxembourg’s return to Eurovision Song Contest next year. Today an official confirmation has been made and the county will be joining the line up of Eurovision 2024.
Luxembourg marked their last participation 30 years ago, back in 1993 at the 38th edition of the contest which took place in Millstreet, Ireland. Their representatives were Modern Times who performed “Donne-moi une chance” in French and Luxembourgish language. The song ended the contest on 20th place. That result was among the last seven places and in the following contest in order to solve the problem with increased number of participating countries EBU introduced a new rule that the lowest placed countries at the contest will be not allowed to participate in the next edition in order to allow participation to new countries. Based on those rules the countries ranked from 19th to 25th place were relegated those countries included Cyprus, Luxembourg, Turkey, Denmark, Slovenia, Israel and Belgium. However Cyprus took part because Italy declined to participate in 1994 so Luxembourg barely missed out on that years contest. In 1995 Luxembourg declined the invitation to take part at the contest.
Since their withdrawal many rumours and intentions of their return have appeared, the biggest one was back in 2016 when the Government of Luxembourg organised a debate in order to discuss their possible Eurovision return. Broadcaster RTL stated that lack of funding was the reason they didn’t take part at the show.
We are delighted that Luxembourg is returning to the Eurovision Song Contest – and even more excited that RTL Luxembourg will take on the exhilarating task of selecting the 2024 delegation. As a media company that is dedicated to the people of Luxembourg, we are looking forward to broadcasting the star-studded live shows. Viewers will be able to experience the Eurovision Song Contest in its full glory.
Christophe Goossens, CEO of RTL Luxembourg for eurovision.tv
Luxembourg competed at 37 editions in the contest from it’s inaugural show back in 1956 until 1993 missing out only to compete at Eurovision 1959. They won the contest five times and this year marks 40th anniversary since their last win. Jean-Claude Pascale won Eurovision 1961 with Nous les amoureux, France Gall emerged as the winner in 1965 with Poupee de cire, poupee de son, Vicky Leandros won 17th edition of the contest in 1972 with Après toi, the following year Anne-Marie David snatched the trophy performing Tu te reconnaitras and Corrine Hermès won the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 sang Si la vie est cadeau all the way to victory.
More information about their candidate selection as well as the application procedure will be announced in July 2023.
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The Grand Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place this Saturday, at 21.00 CET. Let us know YOUR personal favorites, by voting for up to five acts in our poll below:
- Finland - Käärijä - Cha Cha Cha 18%, 782 votes782 votes 18%782 votes - 18% of all votes
- Sweden - Loreen - Tattoo 9%, 384 votes384 votes 9%384 votes - 9% of all votes
- France - La Zarra - Évidemment 9%, 368 votes368 votes 9%368 votes - 9% of all votes
- Croatia - Let 3 - Mama ŠČ! 6%, 267 votes267 votes 6%267 votes - 6% of all votes
- Italy - Marco Mengoni - Due vite 6%, 242 votes242 votes 6%242 votes - 6% of all votes
- Germany - Lord Of The Lost - Blood And Glitter 5%, 227 votes227 votes 5%227 votes - 5% of all votes
- Austria - Teya and Salena - Who The Hell Is Edgar? 5%, 216 votes216 votes 5%216 votes - 5% of all votes
- Norway - Alessandra - Queen Of Kings 4%, 166 votes166 votes 4%166 votes - 4% of all votes
- Albania - Albina and Familja Kelmendi - Duje 4%, 158 votes158 votes 4%158 votes - 4% of all votes
- Belgium - Gustaph - Because Of You 4%, 155 votes155 votes 4%155 votes - 4% of all votes
- Israel - Noa Kirel - Unicorn 3%, 143 votes143 votes 3%143 votes - 3% of all votes
- Australia - Voyager - Promise 3%, 134 votes134 votes 3%134 votes - 3% of all votes
- Slovenia - Joker Out - Carpe Diem 3%, 113 votes113 votes 3%113 votes - 3% of all votes
- Poland - Blanka - Solo 2%, 95 votes95 votes 2%95 votes - 2% of all votes
- Cyprus - Andrew Lambrou - Break A Broken Heart 2%, 93 votes93 votes 2%93 votes - 2% of all votes
- Switzerland - Remo Forrer - Watergun 2%, 91 vote91 vote 2%91 vote - 2% of all votes
- Portugal - Mimicat - Ai coracao 2%, 87 votes87 votes 2%87 votes - 2% of all votes
- Estonia - Alika - Bridges 2%, 82 votes82 votes 2%82 votes - 2% of all votes
- Czechia - Vesna - My Sister's Crown 2%, 82 votes82 votes 2%82 votes - 2% of all votes
- Moldova - Pasha Parfeni - Soarele si luna 2%, 70 votes70 votes 2%70 votes - 2% of all votes
- Lithuania - Monika Linkyte - Stay 2%, 65 votes65 votes 2%65 votes - 2% of all votes
- Serbia - Luke Black - Samo mi se spava 1%, 56 votes56 votes 1%56 votes - 1% of all votes
- United Kingdom - Mae Muller - I Wrote A Song 1%, 55 votes55 votes 1%55 votes - 1% of all votes
- Spain - Blanca Paloma - EaEa 1%, 50 votes50 votes 1%50 votes - 1% of all votes
- Ukraine - Tvorchi - Heart Of Steel 1%, 45 votes45 votes 1%45 votes - 1% of all votes
- Armenia - Brunette - Future Lover 1%, 38 votes38 votes 1%38 votes - 1% of all votes