This Weeks Highlights
Luxembourg has participated in Eurovision 37 times since making its debut in 1956. Between 1956 and 1993, Luxembourg missed only the 1959 contest. The Duchy has not participated since its last participation in 1993, but is set to return in 2024. They have won the contest five times. Only Ireland and Sweden have more wins, with seven each. Luxembourg’s first victory was in 1961, when Jean-Claude Pascal won with “Nous les amoureux”. France Gall then won in 1965 with “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”. Luxembourg achieved back-to-back victories in the early 1970s, with Vicky Leandros winning with “Après toi” in 1972 and Anne-Marie David with “Tu te reconnaîtras” in 1973. Luxembourg’s fifth victory was in 1983, when Corinne Hermes won with “Si la vie est cadeau”. After hosting the 1984 contest, Luxembourg struggled to make an impact. They only reached the top ten two more times, with Sherisse Laurence third (1986) and Lara Fabian fourth (1988). After being relegated from taking part in 1994, the country did not participate in the contest up to 2023. Luxembourg is set to return to the contest in 2024. Luxembourg is the only multiple winner in the contest’s history never to have won with an artist native from their own country.
In 1988, the RTL TV channel in Luxembourg invited Fabian to represent the country at the 33rd Eurovision Song Contest, held that year in Dublin, Ireland. The song was a composition by Jacques Cardona and Alain Garcia entitled Croire (Belief). It reached a respectable fourth place (while Celine Dion won the contest representing Switzerland). The single became a hit in Europe, selling nearly 500,000 copies.
|1||Space||Slavko Kalezic||2017 Montenegro|
|2||Leave Me Alone||Hanna Pakarinen||2007 Finland|
|3||L’Amour De Ma Vie||Sherisse Laurence||1986 Luxembourg|
|4||Pouppee De Cire, Pouppee De Son||France Gall||1965 Luxembourg|
|5||Croire||Lara Fabian||1988 Luxembourg|
|6||Goodbye (Shelter)||Sanja Vicic ZAA||2016 Serbia|
|7||Carpe Diem||Joker Out||2023 Slovenia|
|8||New Wave||Joker Out feat. Elvis Costello||2023 Non Contest|
|9||Is Always Over Now||Dawn Martin||1998 Ireland|
|10||Lock Me In||Circus Mircus||2022 Georgia|
|11||You Let Me Walk Alone||Michael Schulte||2018 Germany|