Jury members revealed for Luxembourg’s Eurovision 2024 selection process

November 24, 2023


The jury members for Luxembourg's Eurovision 2024 selection process have been revealed.

The Luxembourgish broadcaster have revealed the five member international jury panel that will take over from the RTL jury to assess all 70 songs from 50 artists that have made it to the audition stage of Luxembourg’s selection process for Eurovision 2024.

The international jury panel has been brought in to uphold the utmost neutrality, especially when the small size of Luxembourg is taken into consideration. These jury members will also have a direct say in the participants in the national final.

  • Tali Eshkoli: producer of Eurovision 2019 and has frequently served as a jury member in various Eurovision national finals.
  • Christer Björkmann: Swedish television producer, presenter, singer, contest producer of Melodifestivalen from 2002-2021, Head of Delegation for Sweden and show producer for Eurovision 2013 and 2016, among many other accolades.
  • Jan Bors: former Head of Delegation for Czechia, Creative Content Producer and Former Senior Content Producer for Česká Televize, among other accolades.
  • Cesár Sampson: Austrian singer who represented Austria in Eurovision 2018. He has also appeared in other television shows including Dancing Stars and Masked Singer Austria. 
  • Alex Panayi: Greek-Cypriot singer who represented Cyprus in Eurovision 1995 and 2000 (alongside Christina Argyri). He has also writen and composed numerous other Eurovision, Junior Eurovision and national final songs, and has served as Vocal Director for many Eurovision artists.

Due to a string of bad results in recent years, Luxembourg called it quits after Eurovision 1993. In October 2003, they initially confirmed their participation for the 2004 contest, before withdrawing their application, mainly due to the participation fee. In June 2004, there were rumours they could return in 2005, but nothing came of them. In 2009, director of RTL Steve Schmit met with EBU representatives, as they were considering to return in 2010; but this didn’t happen due to financial issues. In July 2014, Luxembourg confirmed they would not be returning in 2015, with the main reasons being financial.

On May 12th 2023, Luxembourg confirmed that they would be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest, after an absence of 30 years. They are one of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest, having participated in the very first contest in 1956, and are one of the most successful, having won five times (1961, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1983).

Back in July, the Luxembourgish broadcaster RTL confirmed that they would be selecting their Eurovision 2024 representaive via a national final. On Saturday January 27th 2024, a live national final will be held at the Rockhal, a concert hall in Beval, a neighbourhood in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette in Southern Luxembourg.

What are your thoughts on the international jury panel members? What kind of song are you expecting for Luxembourg in Eurovision 2024? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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