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Luxembourg is coming back fighting: Et voilà, TALI!

28 March 2024 at 08:46 CET
TALI is representing Luxembourg at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Gretel S. Díaz
After being absent from Eurovision for over 30 years, Luxembourg is back for the 2024 Contest. They’ve got TALI in their corner at Malmö with her hit, ‘Fighter.’
The winner of the inaugural Luxembourg Song Contest - TALI Dani Reuter

The Eurovision Song Contest has welcomed Luxembourg back with open arms. And it’s been so long, that their artist TALI hasn’t actually been alive long enough to see her country perform in the Contest. She’ll get the honour of witnessing the reunion from the stage. Who else can make that claim?!

Before getting a ticket to Malmö, TALI had another song contest to defeat: the Luxembourg Song Contest 2024. After making it through to the Superfinal, she topped the leaderboard and secured her spot at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. What’s that noise TALI? Is it “the sound of your dreams”?

TALI is representing Luxembourg at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Gretel S. Díaz

TALI has lived all across the world, with strong family roots in Luxembourg. In recent years, she’s been studying musical theatre in New York as well as writing and performing her own music. She’s got a great writing team behind her Eurovision song, including Dardust, who worked on Mahmood’s Soldi (the runner up in Eurovision 2019) and Angelina Mango’s La Noia, Italy’s entry for Eurovision 2024.

Winning the Luxembourg Song Contest was a top moment for TALI, but she also has a beautiful memory from her first big gig. She performed at the Mercury Lounge in New York City, and the small audience was filled with familiar faces. She says: “The room was filled with such positive and supportive energy. I’ll never forget that feeling of joy and freedom I felt on that stage and I hope to carry it with me for future gigs.”

On the flip side, she’s also had some weird gigs. She remembers one Christmas concert in a basement in New York, where there were only 3 audience members and everything felt a bit spooky. To top it off, she was wearing a Santa hat. 

TALI’s Eurovision hero is Cornelia Jakobs, who represented Sweden in 2022 with the heart-wrenching Hold Me Closer, coming in 4th place. Cornelia had us all by the heart-strings again when she covered Mel C’s I Turn To You in the Eurovision 2023 interval. TALI says she loves how authentic Cornelia is on stage, and how she’s crafted her career after Eurovision.

TALI is representing Luxembourg at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Alena Massen

The Luxembourg hopeful is a big fan of Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, and Taylor Swift. You can hear her musical influences in some of her favourite songs: Gaga’s Edge of Glory, Lizzy McAlpine’s Erase Me, and Olivia Dean’s Dive. Like her favourite musicians, TALI is all about the vocals. Fighter might be a feisty track, but lots of her other songs are more stripped back, showing off her powerful voice.

And if you spot TALI at karaoke, make sure to ask for a performance of Britney Spears’ Toxic; her signature tune to belt out!

TALI says: “[I’m looking forward to] meeting all the other contestants and seeing Sweden in the spring because I have only been there in the winter when it gets dark soon. Also being on that stage, that’ll feel surreal.”

Look out for TALI on upcoming episodes of the Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

You can learn more about TALI from Luxembourg right here.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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