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“The public will have their say” in who will represent Luxembourg at Eurovision 2024

Luxembourg has not participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1993, but after discussions with the EBU it was announced the microstate would return to the contest in 2024. Dave Gloesener, Head of Eurovision at RTL, has said in an interview that “the public will have their say”.

Speaking with Delano, the Head of Eurovision at RTL described the decision to organise a national selection as a “no-brainer”

“We’ve been away for a long time, and it is essential that we bring Luxembourg to Eurovision in the right way. The public will have their say in who we send to Eurovision next year.”

Dave Gloesener

The event will take on 27 January 2024 at the Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, with Gloesener stating the show is an “opportunity for us to demonstrate what we can do in terms of a live show on television.” As well as broadcasts on the national TV channels, plans are to broadcast the show online with multiple language commentaries.

It’s important that we show the best side of our music industry and prepare the participants well, so they get the best exposure. Our comeback to Eurovision has received a lot of positive attention worldwide and there’s an incredible interest in our national selection too. Since we’ve announced it, we’ve been contacted by national media from all our neighbouring countries but also from other countries, like Spain, Poland, Israel… The reactions have been extremely encouraging, it’s a source of great pride.

Eric Lehmann, Eurovision coordinator at RTL

Thirty years after their last participation, Dave Gloesener said ‘the time was right’ for Luxembourg to return. “Luxembourg is presently ready to take on a contest of this magnitude, on the same level as other countries” he explained. “Our participation will benefit everyone involved: artists, composers, broadcaster, of course, but also the tech teams, who will be collaborating with international production and staging crews”

It’s hoped this will be the start of a new era for Luxembourg at Eurovision, with a clear intention the country is here to stay.

“We aim to do very well at the Eurovision Song Contest next year, and to turn a new Eurovision page for Luxembourg. This is not a one-shot thing.”

Information about audience size, ticket sales and the number of songs participating is expected to be announced in the coming months.

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 Pascal’s “Nous les amoureux”. Corinne Hermès brought the last win to the country in 1983 with her song, “Si la vie est cadeau”. Their most recent entry in 1993 was “Donne-moi une chance” and was sung by Modern Times. It finished in 20th place and was awarded 11 points.

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