Switzerland Surprises Everyone by Winning Eurovision 2024 with Nemo’s ‘The Code’

Eurovision 2024 winner Nemo

Swiss vocalist Nemo standing for Switzerland with the tune “The Code” commemorates on phase after winning the last of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) 2024 on May 11, 2024, at the Malmo Arena in Malmo,Sweden

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Defying the chances, Switzerland has actually won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with “The Code” by Nemo on Saturday (May 11) at the Malm ö Arena inSweden It’s the ideal bookend as Switzerland won the extremely initial competitors in 1956 with “Refrain” byLys Assia This is the European country’s 3rd win and the very first because Celine Dion declared success with “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi” in 1988.

Croatia was tipped to take the 2024 crown, and in the long run, it did boil down to both nations trying starting point. Switzerland took a powerful lead with the court ballot, which is constantly introduced initially. Adding in the target market ballots at the end normally offers a remarkable closing, and it can have gone in any case, however Switzerland accumulated sufficient factors from the general public to keep its lead. It would certainly have been Croatia’s very first triumph of 29 shots; it is the nation’s ideal outcome to day, after 3 leading 5 surfaces– in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

Nemo, that determines as non-binary, got the microphone-shaped glass prize from the hands of Loreen, that won Eurovision in 2023 for Sweden with “Tattoo.” Nemo has actually been launching songs in Switzerland because 2015. They completed on Switzerland’s variation of The Masked Singer in 2021-22 and was introduced as the Panda in 5th location.

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It was a Eurovision Song Contest with even more dramatization than in current memory. Joost Klein from the Netherlands was invalidated after the semi-finals due to a supposed backstage event. Alanna Mele, marked to be the speaker to offer Norway’s court factors on air, took out the day of the last with a declaration that finished with “Free Palestine.” Slimane from France all of a sudden quit his efficiency throughout Saturday mid-day’s (May 11) gown wedding rehearsal for a message of love and tranquility. Bambie Thug from Ireland opposed to the European Broadcasting Union concerning statements from the Israeli analyst and missed out on among her wedding rehearsals.

One of the most significant inquiries of the evening was whether would certainly ABBA show up, half a century after offering Sweden its very first Eurovision success with “Waterloo.” While the 4 participants did not show up face to face in Malm ö, they were stood for by their characters in London, where the digital program Voyage has actually been betting 2 years. While a lot of their dialog concerning their Eurovision win was straight from the program, they did include remarks wanting every person well in Malm ö.

Nemo’s win ways that Switzerland will certainly hold Eurovision in 2025. Cities because country can strive to host. Switzerland formerly held Eurovision in Lugano and Lausanne.

The leading 10 nations for Eurovision 2024 and their consolidated factors from the court and public ballots are:

  • Switzerland, 591
  • Croatia, 547
  • Ukraine, 453
  • France, 445
  • Israel, 375
  • Ireland, 278
  • Italy, 268
  • Armenia, 183
  • Sweden, 174
  • Portugal, 152

Norway ended up last with 16 factors. The U.K. entrance “Dizzy” by Ollie Alexander, did not prosper with the courts, obtaining 46 factors, however entirely stopped working with the general public, being the only country to obtain absolutely no factors from audiences electing by telephone, site, SMS and the Eurovision application.



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