The next crucial phase of the pre-selections for the ESC2024 is being held at the Rockhal on 22-24 November... and RTL Today are in attendance!

As you've undoubtedly heard, after a three-decade hiatus, Luxembourg is making a grand comeback to the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) slated for 11 May 2024. RTL announced this exciting development back in May 2023, signalling the country's participation in the 68th edition of the ESC, to be hosted in Malmö, Sweden.

With a staggering 459 entries vying for the honour to represent the Grand Duchy, the preselection phase is in its full swing.

The first auditions were held at the Rockhal for singers without original songs a couple of months ago. Now, as winter approaches, the next step in the auditions process is set to be held at the Rockhal from 22 to 24 November. These auditions are particularly interesting as they will determine the finalists for Luxembourg's national selection - and features a highly esteemed international jury, including names like ESC legend Christer Björkman.

RTL, alongside RTL Today and Today Radio, have geared up to provide extensive coverage of these auditions. Expect exclusive behind-the-scenes content on here and across our socials (here, here, here)!

The finalists will be officially announced in early December. These acts will then vie for the nation's favour in a live spectacle held at Rockhal on 27 January (and broadcast on all RTL outlets)Naturally we will stream the final right here on RTL Today with full English commentary!

The winner of this illustrious event will earn the prestigious opportunity to carry the Luxembourg flag in Sweden come May.

The ESC at Today Radio

In full preparations, some Luxembourgish artists have found their way into our studios to promote their ESC submissions.

Singer and songwriter EDSUN has talked to Sam on the Sam Steen Show about his freshly out single "Still Alive".

A couple of weeks earlier, CHAiLD and Maz Univerze have also graced our studios with their new single "Night Call". Listen to their interview with Sam here!

By the way, did you know that Sam sat on the jury for the initial auditions?! His work is now done however, as a professional international jury is taking over for the final audition round.

Listen to both submissions below.

Luxembourg at the ESC

Luxembourg's Eurovision legacy is rich, with five victories to its name. The nation last participated in 1993, and its past triumphs include memorable performances by Jean-Claude Pascal in 1961, France Gall in 1965, Vicky Leandros in 1972, Anne-Marie David in 1973, and Corinne Hermès in 1983.

Hermès' win celebrated its 40th anniversary in May (read the interview here), making it a perfect number to finally join the race (and hopefully win) again!