Country Of The Month: Luxembourg Part-1!

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Introduction

We continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Luxembourg. In a period of five weeks, we are going to remind you of the best entries of Luxembourg. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Vicky Leandros – L’amour est bleu

In 1967, Luxembourg selected Vicky Leandros and her song “L’amour est bleu”, which means “The love is blue” to sent in Vienna. The song is entirely in French.

It was composed by André Popp and the lyrics of the song were written by Pierre Cour. Conductor of the live performance was Claude Denjean. At the final, the entry placed 4th with 17 points.

Vasiliki Papathanasiou or better known as Vicky Leandros was born on August 23, 1949 in Corfu, Greece. She is a greek singer and politician. She moved in West Germany with her family when she was young. In 1965, she recorded her first single which became a hit. Two years later she represented Luxembourg in Eurovision. Despite her 4th place, her entry “L’amour est bleu” became major hit of the time. After Eurovision she started recorded songs in 8 languages. In 1972 she competed again in Eurovision for Luxembourg. Her song “Après Toi” won the contest and gave the 3rd victory to the country.

Today, she has released 71 studio albums, many compilation albums and 171 singles. She has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.


Luxembourg in the Eurovision 🇱🇺

Luxembourg debuted in the contest in 1956 at the very first version of the contest. The Grand Duchy lastly appeared at the contest in 1993, having competed for 37 times. During its participating years the country missed the contest only once in 1959.

Luxembourg has placed in the Top-10 twenty two times. However, in 1958 the country placed 9th in a last place tie. Having left the contest since 1993, Luxembourg hasn’t competed in any semifinal. Luxembourg won the contest five (1961, 1963, 1972, 1973 and 1983). Contrary, the country placed last three times, one of which with no points at all (1970).

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think it is one of the most memorable entries from Luxembourg? Let us know in the comment box below.

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