During the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, we were treated with a grand surprise, which was the announcement of the return of Luxembourg. The small nation has not participated in the competition since 1993, and despite that, the small landlocked nation is set on making a grand return.

Luxembourgish national final

Luxembourg is one of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest, which took part in the very first edition back in 1956. Even back in the day, it was very rare to hear or even see the small country hold a national final, so in 2024, this will be a first for many fans.

Despite it’s small size and lack of interest in the past 30 years, the country is making sure to make an historical comeback to the contest, with it’s participant being selected on the 27th of January 2024.

Earlier today, the national broadcaster (RTL) finally opened up it’s submissions for entrants who might be interested in representing the country in Sweden, next year.

The broadcaster has 3 different categories in which applicants can submit their interest, which are as follow:

  • Category 1 – You’re a singer WITH a song
  • Category 2 – You’re a singer WITHOUT a song
  • Category 3 – You’re a songwriter who wishes to collaborate with a national talent

In order to apply, you must either hold Luxembourgish nationality, be a residence of Luxembourg for 3 consecutive years or showcase a strong national tie to the cultural aspects of Luxembourg.

There’s a few more conditions for applicants, such as those who submit their interest without a song, will have only until the 16th of July, otherwise submission will remain open until the 1st of October, later this year.

An expert panel will then select a certain amount of acts that then will compete in the national final, further details will be revealed at a later date. Once again, the national final will be held on the 27th of January 2024, and it will take place at the Rockhal venue, which is located in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette.

Prior to Luxembourg’s withdrawal in 1993, the country participated in every single contest, with the exception of 1959. In all the year’s Luxembourg participated, the country would usually send songs in French, with only 2 songs being in Luxembourgish and their last song form 1993, being in both French and Luxembourgish. The country managed to win the contest 5 times, which includes a back-to-back victory in 1972 & 1973.

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Source(s): Eurovision.TV and Eurovision.lu

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