Over the course of April and May, on the lead up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, we celebrated the countries that participated in this year’s Contest, in Rotterdam. We are now remembering the countries that had previously participated in the Contest – today we remember Luxembourg.
Luxembourg debuted at the Contest in 1956, in Lugano, Switzerland. Michèle Arnaud performed both “Ne crois pas” and “Les amants de minuit”. Points remain a secret and video footage is unavailable.
The most successful entry from Luxembourg was in 1961, 1965, 1972, 1973 and 1983. In 1961, when the Contest took place in Cannes, France, Jean-Claude Pascal finished in first place with his entry “Nous les amoureux”, scoring 31 points.
In 1965, when the Contest took place in Naples, Italy, France Gall finished in first place with her entry “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”, scoring 32 points.
In 1972, when the Contest took place in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, Vicky Leandros finished in first place with her entry “Après toi”, scoring 128 points.
In 1973, when the Contest took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Anne-Marie David finished in first place with her entry “Tu te reconnaîtras”, scoring 129 points.
In 1983, when the Contest took place in Munich, West Germany, Corinne Hermès finished in first place with her entry “Si la vie est cadeau”, scoring 142 points.
The most recent Luxembourgish entry was in 1993, when the Contest took place in Millstreet, Ireland. Modern Times finished in twentieth place, with their entry “Donne-moi une chance”, scoring 11 points.
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland