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.
Corinne Hermès – Si la vie est cadeau
In 1983, Luxembourg selected Corinne Hermès and her song “Si la vie est cadeau” to sent in Munich, Germany. The song is entirely in French.
It was composed by Jean-Pierre Millers, while the lyrics were written by Alain Garcia. Conductor of the live performance was Michel Bernholc. At the final, the entry placed 1st with 142 points.
Corinne Hermès – born as Corinne Miller – was born on November 16, 1961, in Seine-et-Marne, France. Her career began in 1974, when she won a singing contest. Nine years later, in 1983, she was internally selected to represent Luxembourg in Eurovision. At the contest won and gave the country its last, until today, victory. She has released a number of albums, her most recent one in 2019, which contains covers of famous songs. Her most successful song, after her Eurovision song is Dessine-moi, which was released in 1989. During the years, she had been the spokesperson for French and also part of the French jury in Eurovision.
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.