Sep 08 2009

Luxembourg considers return to the Eurovision Song Contest

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source: http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/14296

According to media reports, Steve Schmit, manager of RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, considers Luxembourg’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010. The country has not been taking part in the competition since 1993.

Smitt told the website wort.lu that after a very long time, they had a meeting with the EBU and the broadcaster considers submitting an entry in 2010, although any decision has yet to be made. The biggest issue appear to be the expenses considering the small budget of the broadcaster. The final decision has to be taken until December.

Luxembourg was one of the seven countries to take part in the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Over the years, the small country won the contest on five occassions and produced international hit songs like Poupée de cire, poupée de son by France Gall (1965) and Après toi by Vicky Leandros (1972), Parlez-vous français by Baccara (1978) and L’amour est bleu (1967). Based on victories, Luxembourg is the second most successful country in the contest following Ireland and sharing its position with France and the United Kingdom (although the latter both had to share one of their victories). After a series of low results, Luxembourg did not return to the contest after the 1993 edition. Their last entry to date was Donne-moi une chance by Modern Times, which finished 20th in a field of 25 contestants:

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source: http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/14296

According to media reports, Steve Schmit, manager of RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg, considers Luxembourg’s return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010. The country has not been taking part in the competition since 1993.

Smitt told the website wort.lu that after a very long time, they had a meeting with the EBU and the broadcaster considers submitting an entry in 2010, although any decision has yet to be made. The biggest issue appear to be the expenses considering the small budget of the broadcaster. The final decision has to be taken until December.

Luxembourg was one of the seven countries to take part in the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Over the years, the small country won the contest on five occassions and produced international hit songs like Poupée de cire, poupée de son by France Gall (1965) and Après toi by Vicky Leandros (1972), Parlez-vous français by Baccara (1978) and L’amour est bleu (1967). Based on victories, Luxembourg is the second most successful country in the contest following Ireland and sharing its position with France and the United Kingdom (although the latter both had to share one of their victories). After a series of low results, Luxembourg did not return to the contest after the 1993 edition. Their last entry to date was Donne-moi une chance by Modern Times, which finished 20th in a field of 25 contestants:

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