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BREAKING: Luxembourg confirms Eurovision return for 2024

Luxembourg has not participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1993, but last year discussions were taking place in the landlocked country that might suggest a potential return in 2024. Today, the EBU confirmed the microstate’s return for next year’s contest.

According to Eurovision.tv, RTL Luxembourg will broadcast the live shows, alongside local commentary across all platforms. Further information on the candidate selection process and application procedure will be announced in July 2023.

We are delighted that Luxembourg is returning to the Eurovision Song Contest โ€“ 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

A brewing comeback

Back in August 2023, RTL, the Luxembourgish national broadcaster, confirmed that the country would not be returning to Eurovision in 2023, due to the broadcaster’s intention to news features rather than music and entertainment. However, later that year, RTL reported that the government may be putting Luxembourg’s participation at Eurovision on the table.

Mostly due to financial restraints, Luxembourg has not participated since 1993 but then-Prime Minister Xavier Bettel made statements that warranted excitement. Given that he also held the role as Minister for Communications and Media, he addressed the subject of a Eurovision return in a 2022 council meeting. He stated that if Luxembourg were to return, participation would come at a high price, yet also explained that were the country to boast a win, the positive impact would yield a substantial return.

Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest

Luxembourg has boasted an impressive track record at Eurovision since their debut in 1956 and have participated 37 times between 1956 and 1993. However, they have not returned since.

Despite this, the landlocked nation has seven top 3 results to its name, where 5 of those saw them take home the top prize. Luxembourg first won in 1961 with Jean-Claude Pascalโ€™s โ€œNous les amoureuxโ€. Corinne Hermรจs brought the last win to the country in 1983 with her song, โ€œSi la vie est cadeauโ€. Their most recent entry in 1993 was โ€œDonne-moi une chanceโ€ and was sung by Modern Times. It finished in 20th place and was awarded 11 points.

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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

Comments on BREAKING: Luxembourg confirms Eurovision return for 2024

  • Tia Koffee

    That is wonderful news. Cannot wait for Luxembourg’s entry!!!

  • Mr Singh

    That is wonderful news!! Cannot wait for Luxembourg’s entry!!! Long overdue.

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