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TALI will front Luxembourg's return to Eurovision with 'Fighter'

27 January 2024 at 22:31 CET
TALI will represent Luxembourg at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest
Luxembourg has its first entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in over three decades! TALI will represent the Grand Duchy in Malmö with the song 'Fighter'.
The winner of the inaugural Luxembourg Song Contest - TALI Dani Reuter

On Saturday 27 January all eyes were on the Rockhal concert hall in Esch-sur-Alzette, as Luxembourg got to work choosing its entry to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest - and its return to the Contest after 31 years, no less!

8 songs competed at the Luxembourg Song Contest, and voting was open to both the public and to a set of 8 international juries - with each given a 50% weighting in deciding a winner.

And a winner we have! Once the votes were combined it was announced that TALI will have the honour of being the face of Luxembourg's return to the Eurovision Song Contest, and the song Fighter will be the tune soundtracking it. 

TALI is a 23-year-old performer, vocal coach, and music teacher. She has recently been on the road with her music group in New York, where she performed at venues including RockWood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, Arlene’s Grocery, and The Delancey. She released her self-penned debut single at just 16 years of age.

Influenced by artists like Lizzy McAlpine, Sara Bareilles and Lady Gaga, TALI blends genres to create her own unique sound. In 2021, she released her debut EP lose you, which she co-wrote with artist Francis of Delirium. She is now working on her debut album with a new band called Blue Stripes. 

Besides her flourishing pop and songwriting career, she has starred in a short indie film Agua, and has also forged a successful career in theatre, playing roles such as Tzeitel from Fiddler on the Roof and Eponine in Les Miserables.

You'll be able to see which Semi-Final Luxembourg will be competing at in Malmö on Tuesday 30 January. More details on how to tune in to the Semi-Final Draw can be found right here.

TALI performs 'Fighter' at the Luxembourg Song Contest Dani Reuter

Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest

As the curtain was set to rise at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, RTL Luxembourg produced a show-stopper of their own: announcing that Luxembourg would make its long-anticipated comeback to the Eurovision stage in 2024, more than 3 decades since their last appearance in 1993.

Luxembourg is one of the founding 7 countries, and has won the Eurovision Song Contest 5 times.

Their first victory came in 1961 thanks to Jean-Claude Pascal and Nous Les Amoureux. Ambiguous gender references allowed the Parisian to sing about a homosexual relationship at a time when such a topic would not have been discussed as openly as it would today.

Another win followed in 1965, when France Gall took the trophy with Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son - a song packed with double entendre, wordplay, and puns and no less controversy than the previous victory. 

Wins for Vicky Leandros and Anne-Marie David in 1972 and 1973 respectively, before a final victory in 1983 thanks to Corinne Hermès, cemented the Grand Duchy’s place as one of the most successful nations in Eurovision history.