Eurostars to attend OGAE Luxembourg 2014 gala
LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG – What a strange country the posh Grand Duchy is! Let us not mention its size or its banking system but let’s focus on the Eurovision Song Contest. On the one hand, the national broadcaster RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg is still snubbing the EBU refusing to take part to the event and on the other hand OGAE Luxembourg is still one of the most active clubs!
Indeed, on October 25th, the national fan club will organize its 7th Eurovision Gala Night. You may wonder “wow, is this just another Eurovision gala”, well, it is not actually. In Mondorf-Les-Bains’ Casino 2000 the biggest amateur Eurovision Song Contest will take place. On May 24th and 25thn OGAE Luxembourg held auditions and 16 singers, from different countries will perform one of their national entries and fight for the trophy.
After 6 successful editions, the tiny event has become big and Eurovision Gala Night is now one of the main OGAE events.
All Eurovision fans are welcome, but remember, you’re not anywhere, but in the “Grand-Duché du Luxembourg”! There is a strict dress code and all the funds raised will be donated to the Luxembourg Red Cross! Well it’s almost like a cheap Monte Carlo gala, but with much more fun since two guests of honour will also entertain the audience: Johnny Logan and Alexander Rybak.
You can already discover the contestants and book your tickets for the big night on the Eurovision Gala Night 2014 website.
Only one question here: how can’t such an active and succesfull OGAE national club put pressure on its national broadcaster in order to be part of Eurovision family again? This year’s Jubilee Contest would definitely be a great occasion for the return of our beloved Luxembourg!
DID YOU KNOW?
Luxembourg is one of the 6 founding nations of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Grand Duchy took part to every single edition from 1956 to 1993. Since 1994, RTL has refused to come back for some reasons. The country has won the contest an impressive 5 times (1961, 1965, 1972, 1973 and 1983) and holds an odd record in Eurovision history: only country to have won the contest so many times, but NEVER with a national singer!