Early this morning the EBU announced on their website and social media that Luxembourg is returning to the contest next year! The last time Luxembourg competed was in 1993 when Modern Times sang “Donne-moi une chance”.
Luxembourg returns to the contest in 2024
Early this morning the EBU announced on several of its news and update outlets on social media that the mini-state of Luxembourg will return to the contest next year. It will be the country’s first participation since 1993 when they competed last with the song “Donne-moi une chance” sung by Modern Times. Welcome back Luxembourg! Very exciting news!
A short history of Eurovision in Luxembourg
Below you can find some focal points of Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest.
- Luxembourg has participated in the contest 37 times.
- The mini-state participated in the first contest back in 1956, and did so until 1993.
- The one time Luxembourg missed out on the contest was in 1959.
- Luxemburg has won the contest no less than 5 times in the 37 times they participated. Only Sweden (6) and Ireland (7) have won more times than Luxembourg.
- The first win of Luxembourg was in 1960 (Jean-Claude Pascal, “Nous les amoureux”), In 1965 this country won again (France Gall, “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”), they also won two consecutive years, in 1972 (Vicky Leandros, “Après toi”) and 1973 (Anne-Marie David, “Tu te reconnaîtras”). The last time they won was in 1984 (Corinne Hermes, “Si la vie est Cadeau”).
- After hosting the contest in 1984 Luxembourg started to struggle, and only reached the top ten twice.