Luxembourg: No comeback in Eurovision 2022 for the five time winners

Luxembourg: No comeback in Eurovision 2022 for the five time winners
Wednesday, 18 August 2021

  • RTL, Luxembourg's national broadcaster has confirmed that the country will return to Eurovision in the 2022 edition of the contest in Italy.

    RTL, has confimred to ESCToday that the five-time winning state won't be making its comeback in Eurovision at next year's edition in Italy. The Central European state takes the same path as Andorra and Slovakia which have already decided to stay away from the competition. 

    Although the country has a significant history  in the competition having won five times the trophy, the broadcaster has decided to stay away from the competition as it has opted for different directions from music and entertainment. 


    Luxembourg in Eurovision

    And all this would have been insignificant for a tiny European landlocked country if this country wasn’t one of the founder members of EBU that participated in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 in Lugano.

    Luxembourg has achieved an admirable total of five victories in the contest (1961,1965,1972,1973, 1983). Some of the most worlwide acclaimed acts have represented the nation, such as Lara Fabian, Ireen Sheer, Baccara, Nana Mouskouri, Vicky Leandros, Anne Marie David, France Gall. Despite its 37 participations, the low placing in the contest and the low TV rating in the country have kept it many years away from the Eurovision Stage.

    Luxembourg was last seen in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 in Millstreet when Modern Times represented the country with the song Donnez Moi Une Chance De Te Dire and achieved a 20th placing.


    News Source : ESCToday

    Image: ORF