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All you need to know about 'Luxembourg Song Contest'

26 January 2024 at 16:25 CET
Désirée Nosbusch hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in Luxembourg in 1984; now she'll host Luxembourg Song Contest Xiomara Bender
Ahead of tuning in to the 'Luxembourg Song Contest', where the Grand Duchy will be choosing its first Eurovision entry in over 30 years, here's your guide on what to expect on the night.

How To Watch: Luxembourg Song Contest happens on Saturday 27 January, starting at 20:00 CET. Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in to RTL's online player to watch the event live.

It's going to be a grand evening of entertainment in the Grand Duchy on Saturday night, as Luxembourg selects its entry to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest.

The last time Luxembourg participated at the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1993, but while things have changed a lot since then, the most important element remains the same: the pursuit of the right song. And we're all invited to watch along as Luxembourg does precisely that for the first time in over three decades.

Preparations are well underway at Rockhal ahead of Luxembourg Song Contest Chris Schagen / RTL

We're heading to Esch-sur-Alzette in the south-west of Luxembourg; specifically the Rockhal concert hall. There, Désirée Nosbusch will be our host for the evening, accompanied by Melody Funck, Raoul Roos and Loïc Juchem. 

Fans of Eurovisions past might well remember Désirée Nosbusch. The presenter, actress and director hosted the 1984 Contest when it took place in Luxembourg following Corinne Hermès' victory in 1983.

Voting at the Luxembourg Song Contest will be split between the public and an international jury, with a 50% weighting given to each. The jury will be composed of 8 different countries, with each country having 5 members per jury. 

Once both results are added together and we are presented the song that has received the most points - well, Luxembourg has its entry for Malmö 2024!

Ahead of Saturday night's Luxembourg Song Contest, you can already familiarise yourself with the 8 songs in the running, and get to know the performers behind them.

Here's who we'll be tuning in to watch take part at the inaugural Luxembourg Song Contest

Angy & Rafa Ela – Drop

This duo is made up of Angy Sciacqua, who is 39 years old and a self-employed singer-songwriter, and Rafaela Teixeira Fernandes, a 26-year-old singer who works for the state

Angy took part in the 2013 edition of The Voice Belgium, while Rafaela won Luxembourg's Next Popstar in 2016, and subsequently claimed victory Top Voice Luxembourg in 2018.

CHAiLD – Hold On

CHAiLD is the artist moniker of 25-year-old Adriano Lopes Da Silva. He's a singer and songwriter who has been a musician for four years now. He lives and works in Brussels, and in 2023 he released his debut EP.

The seasoned performer has opened for artists such as Mahmood, Nothing But Thieves and Dean Lewis.

EDSUN – Finally Alive

EDSUN, or Edson Pires Domingos as he is known to his family and friends, has a lot of experience in the music business, having released his first EP N.O. in 2015. In 2016, the video for his song Apologee won him a prize at the annual Luxembourg Music Awards.

In 2018, the 33-year-old released a new EP, You Are Not Just One Thing. It turned out to be a good year for the artist, as he was also named Artist of the Year at the Luxembourg Music Awards. This was followed by a tour, called The Platonic Touch.

In 2023, he released three singles and a live EP.

Joel Marques – Believer

Joel Marques Cunha is a 25-year-old singer from Differdange. As well as being an accomplished performer, he has previously worked as a teacher.

In 2023 he made it to the battles round of The Voice of Germany. And on 8 December, he released his debut single, titled Stranger.

Krick – Drowning In The Rain

When she's not being a popstar, Krick, real name Christine Heitz, 26, works as a nurse. That hasn't stopped her from already having enjoyed several great achievements in the world of music, however. 

In 2014, she founded the cover band The Daydreamer. And in 2017, she took part in the German version of The Voice. The following year, her first single Face Cake was released. 

Naomi Ayé – Paumée sur Terre

This artist might only be 15 years old, but has already made a name for herself as a singer, composer and pianist.

In 2020, she took part in the 7th season of The Voice Kids and reached the final in France with her interpretation of the Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody.

In 2022, she released her debut single - Turn My Back On Light.

One Last Time – Devil In The Detail

With a well-defined pop-rock style and sound, the band One Last Time released their first EP in 2022. One Last Time are the sole group to be competing in the Luxembourg Song Contest.

One Last Time are:

Andrea Galleti - lead singer, 30 years old, works as an advertising agent
Jonathan Fersino - bass, 31 years old, works as an advertising agent and sound engineer
Barbara Salvi - keyboard, 26 years old, works as a French teacher
Tom Sagramola - guitar, 34 years old, works as a civil servant
Alessandro Sorbelli (Lalo) - drums, 24 years old, is self-employed

TALI – Fighter

Real name Tali Golergant, here we have an accomplished artist despite her being only 23. TALI wrote her first single when she was just 16. 

The artist also has a band, which is currently on tour in New York. She works in the Big Apple as a music and singing teacher.

Broadcaster RTL Luxembourg has also taken the international interest from Eurovision fans into consideration, too.

Over on, live English commentary of the Luxembourg Song Contest will be provided, courtesy of Sarah Tapp and Melissa Dalton.

The winner on Saturday night will commence an exciting new chapter in Luxembourg's rich Eurovision Song Contest history.

One of the founding nations competing in the 1956 Eurovision Song Contest, Luxembourg didn't take long in earning a deserved reputation for doing rather well at this whole Eurovision lark!

As well as the country's 5 wins, it used to be a regular fixture in the Top 5 of the scoreboard, with many of its non-winners going on to become big hits across Europe (and beyond) too.