Luxembourg 1976

Luxembourg was represented by well-known German singer Jürgen Marcus, with the song ‘Chansons pour ceux qui s’aiment« , at the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 3 April in The Hague. For the first time ever, broadcaster RTL organised a public national final rather than their usual method of internal selection. Marcus was the first German singer to represent Luxembourg, as their 1974 representative Ireen Sheer, although German-based, was British by birth.

Final

No information on date, location, host or scoring system is currently known about the national final. Five acts took part, and the title of the song performed by Gianni Nazzaro is also unknown.[1]

Luxembourg National Final 1976
Draw Artist Song Place
1 Best Wishes « Brasilo, Brasila » 2
2 Jürgen Marcus « Chansons pour ceux qui s’aiment«  1
3 Marianne Rosenberg « Tout peut arriver au cinéma » 3
4 Il Était Une Fois « Tu sais quel amour est une fleur » 4
5 Gianni Nazzaro « ??? » 5

At Eurovision

Marcus during Eurovision rehearsals

On the night of the final Marcus performed 5th in the running order, following Israel and preceding Belgium. The song was oddly structured as it gave the impression of being a typical Eurovision big ballad until a schlager-esque chorus suddenly kicked in. At the close of voting « Chansons pour ceux qui s’aiment » had picked up only 17 points (6 from Belgium and Ireland and 5 from the Netherlands, placing Luxembourg 14th of the 18 entries. The Luxembourgian jury awarded the only 12 points of the evening to Monaco.[2]

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