Luxembourg made its grand return to Eurovision in 2024, achieving a solid 13th place with Tali. The result has seemingly encouraged the country to stay, as broadcaster RTL has now opened applications to select its new representative for 2025.

Registrations are open until 6 October 2024 and an international expert jury will select the best candidates during auditions. Then the public will be able to have their say, with the country’s eventual Eurovision representative being chosen through a new edition of the Luxembourg Song Contest.

 
 
 
 
 
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As with their last selection, candidates will have to meet a number of criteria in order to be selected:

  • Be at least 16 years old on 1 January, 2025
  • Have Luxembourg nationality, have lived in Luxembourg for 3 consecutive years, or be anchored in the Luxembourg cultural scene
  • Be available between November 2024 and May 2025
  • Be able to sing live on stage
  • If competing as a band or group, at least one member must meet these previous conditions

The main change seems to lie in the new requirement for contestants to present at least one song, and up to 5. Last year, contestants could enter with or without an original song. Also, no language rules seem to apply. In summary, the song requirements are as follows:

  • Maximum length of 3 minutes
  • Must not have been published or publicly performed before 1 September, 2024
  • Each artist/group can enter up to 5 songs
  • Must be an original composition
  • Language is freely selectable

The songs selected in this first process will be called upon at the end of 2024 to perform in front of an international jury of experts, whose names are not yet known. Previous jury members have included Christer Björkman and Tali Eshkoli.

The artists finally selected will qualify for the national Luxembourg Song Contest final in January 2025. Further information on the format will be released by RTL in the coming months.

Which artists would you like to see represent Luxembourg in 2025? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Jo.
Jo.
11 days ago

Too many rules tho..
be able to sing live and must be an original composition are no longer requirements for eurovision
…even the Sept 1st rule had been broken multiple times

Jofty
Jofty
11 days ago
Reply to  Jo.

Yes, the track due to to represent Malta in 2020 had allegedly been “shopped around” since 2016, starting life in Bulgaria.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
12 days ago

who cares about this EBU favourite pet filled with corruption, whoever has most money wins in this NF anyway

wish Luxembourg never made their comeback tbh

Brent
Brent
12 days ago

Let’s hope they won’t chose a zionist again ?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
12 days ago
Reply to  Brent

depends

if its a poor zionist, they won’t

but if its another one from a multimillionaire family like Tali, then yes they will

its all about the money, not music (sadly)

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
11 days ago
Reply to  Brent

Zionists downvoting you massively lol

Jofty
Jofty
12 days ago

The EBU pulled out the stops to push a weak song through at the expense of others. I doubt it will be the same this time, especially if Monaco reappear.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
12 days ago
Reply to  Jofty

Monaco won’t return if they are smart, this contest is no longer what it once was, its all about sympathy votes (israel, ukraine) and whoever is the biggest freakshow (switzerland, united kingdom)

invest in a music festival ”las vegas” style in the fancy monaco, and let the winner perform at the monaco formula 1 grand prix for example

Jofty
Jofty
11 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

There is a measure of truth in what you are saying

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
11 days ago
Reply to  Jofty

of course, i am dutch, we know everything better

and since we have a far right leader now and a charismatic daddy in dick schoof, we have no time to waste our time in a too gay contest