Switzerland’s Nemo Wins Eurovision Song Contest 2024

68th Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final
Nemo from Switzerland performing “The Code” on stage during The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 final, May 11, at Malmö Arena, Sweden. (Photo by Martin Sylvest Andersen/Getty Images)

Switzerland has won the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘The Code’ performed by Nemo.

The Code received a total of 591 points – as usual a combination of a jury and public vote. Croatia finished in second place with “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” by Baby Lasagna on 547 points, followed by Ukraine on three with a performance by alyona alyona & Jerry Heil of the song “Teresa & Maria,” earning them 453 points.

Nemo’s triumph in Malmö, Sweden, is Switzerland’s third win at the Eurovision Song Contest to date. Céline Dion won in 1988, and Lys Assia in 1956, the very first edition of the competition.

Nemo became famous overnight through an appearance at SRF Virus (#Cypher), which went viral on social media. The first non-binary artist to win the contest, Nemo’s songs deal with themes such as gender identity, mental health, and finding one‘s place in this world.

The Eurovision Song Contest will now be returning to Switzerland in 2025, for the third time.

The full recording of the May 11 ESC final, as well as all 37 individual performances can be viewed on the ESC Youtube channel.

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