Broadcaster looking to bring Luxemburg back

by Stella Floras 63 views

Luxemburg private broadcaster Tango TV confirms to that rumours about a possible Luxembourg return to the next Eurovision Song Contest are not true.

First of all, the station is undergoing full reorganisation at the moment. Besides that, Tango TV is currently not an EBU member. So after the reorganisation, they will consider becoming EBU members with a view to possibly participate in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.

Despite its small size (under half a million people) Luxemburg holds avery impressive record of Eurovision Song Contest victories, with a total of five, following Ireland (seven wins) in second place together with France and the United Kingdom.

Luxemburg made its debut in 1956 and won in 1961 with Nous les Amoureux sung by Jean-Claude Pascal, 1965 with Poupée de cire, poupée de son sung by France Gall, then had two consecutive victories in 1972 and 1973 with Après toi by Vicky Leandros , followed by Anne Marie David with Tu te reconnaîtras. Luxemburg’s last win came in 1983 with Si la vie est cadeaux sung by Corinne Hermès.

Apart from the victories, Luxemburg can boast a great number of Eurovision favorites sung by international stars such as their 1963 entry A force de prier by Nana Mouskouri (8th place), 1967 Vicky Leandros L’amour est bleu in 1967 (4th place), 1978 Parlez-vous Français? by Baccara (7th place)and Lara Fabian in 1988 with Croire (4th place).

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.