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.
France Gall – Poupée de cire, Poupée de son
In 1965, Luxembourg selected France Gall and her song “Poupée de cire, Poupée de son” to sent in Naples, Italy. The song is entirely in French.
It was composed by Serge Gainsbourg. Conductor of the live performance was Alain Goraguer. At the final, the entry placed 1st with 32 points.
Isabelle Geneviève Marie Anne Gall or simply France Gall was born on October 9, 1947, in Paris, France. She was a French singer and the second winner for Luxembourg at Eurovision. She started her career at the age of 16. Up until her death, she had released 27 albums and many singles. Many of her songs where charted in a variety of European countries. France Gall died on January 7 2018, at the age of 70 from cancer.
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.