Switzerland wins Eurovision 2024 with NEMO's song 'The Code'

Switzerland wins Eurovision 2024 with NEMO's song 'The Code'
Sunday, 12 May 2024

  • The 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest passed in the history book writting as crowned winner the country of  Switzerland with NEMO singing 'The Code'

    After months of national selections and preparations and two weeks of ongoing rehearsals and two semifinals, Eurovision 2024  concluded with the Grand Final Live Show taking place at Malmo Arena in Malmo, Sweden.

    Switzerland's Nemo broke the code and achieved to bring the trophy home offering to Switzerland the victory for the first time since 1988 with Celine Dion. 


    The story so far

    How we ended up in Malmo? After Loreen's victorious participation with 'Tattoo' marking Sweden 7th victory, the contest returned to Malmo city after 11 years. A total of 37 countries confirmed to take part in the 68th edition of the contest under the slogan of 'United by Music'.

    This evening's Grand final show was hosted by Pedra Mede and Malin Åkerman.

    ESC24 hosts

    The 20 qualifiers from the 1st and 2nd  semi final shows along with the pre-qualified Big-5 countries and last year's winners, Sweden, took to the stage for their final performance. However eventually a total of 25 countries  competed in this evening's show instead of 26 which were intiailly sto participated as the Dutch delegate was disqualified ahead of the final show due to an incident with a production crew member.

    The show opened with  Björn Skifs performed Hooked On A Feeling in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2024 in Malmö, Sweden


    Flag Parade 

    Beofre the competing part of the song te show continued with the flag parade and the 25 competing acts been introduced one by one to the audience: 


    The  competing performances

    25 countries competed in this evening's final show with the delegates performing in the following running order:


    1.   Sweden | Marcus & Martinus – “Unforgettable”


    2.  Ukraine | alyona alyona & Jerry Heil – “Teresa & Maria”


    3.  Germany | ISAAK – “Always On The Run”


    4.  Luxembourg | TALI – “Fighter”


    6.  Israel | Eden Golan – “Hurricane”


    7.  Lithuania | Silvester Belt – “Luktelk”


    8.  Spain | Nebulossa – “ZORRA”


    9.  Estonia | 5MIINUST x Puuluup – “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”


    10.  Ireland | Bambie Thug – “Doomsday Blue”


    11.  Latvia | Dons – “Hollow”


    12.  Greece | Marina Satti – “Zari”


    13.  United Kingdom | Olly Alexander – “Dizzy”


    14.  Norway | Gåte – “Ulveham”


    15.  Italy | Angelina Mango -” La Noia”



    16.  Serbia | TEYA DORA – “Ramonda”


    17.  Finland | Windows95man – “No Rules!”


    18.  Portugal | iolanda – “Grito”



    19.  Armenia | LADANIVA – “Jako”


    20.  Cyprus | Silia Kapsis – “Liar”


    21.  Switzerland | Nemo – “The Code”


    22.  Slovenia | Raiven – “Veronika”


    23.  Croatia | Baby Lasagna – “Rim Tim Tagi Dim”


    24.  Georgia | Nutsa Buzaladze – “Firefighter”


    25.  France | Slimane – “Mon Amour”


    26.  Austria | Kaleen – “We Will Rave"



    Interval Acts

    Following the competing part of the contest after all acts' performances Swedish icoonic pop group Alcazar, reunited on stage. The group marks five Melodifestivalen participations but has never made it to the Eurovision stage. 

    Sweden is celebarting ABBA's 50 years anniversary after their victorious “Waterloo” at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, and featured the show sharing their memories from their own Eurovision experience. Hologramms of the four band members appeated on stage talking about then while audio and visual footage was diplayed on the screens. 

    In addition a tribute to Sweden's first Eurovision victory saw three former Eurovision winners gracing the stage delivering the victorious entry of 'Waterloo':  Charlotte Perrelli who won the contest 25 years ago back in 1999, Carola who brought Eurovision to Malmö for the very first time after her victory in 1992, and Conchita Wurst won in 2014.

    Last year's Eurovision winner Loreen also  graced the stage treating the audience with a special performance showcasing her new single “Forever” followed by the victorious song of the 2023 contest, “Tattoo”.



    Voting process & Results

    The final outcome of the competition was determined 50% by the national juries' votes and the rest 50% by the public vote. With the jury votes cast last evening during the Jury show, the results of which were announced today by the national spokespersons, the rest 50% was determined tonight by the televoting. In this year's public vote viewers not based in  the thirty-seven competing countries were also be able to vote in the Rest of the World vote. 


    Jury voting ranking 

    This is how the jury voting scoreboard looked once all  37 national juries had announced their points:

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    Televoting results and overall winner

    This is how the final scoreboard turned out after adding the public votes in: 

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     Switzerland wins the Eurovision Song Contest with a total of 591 points after receiving from the public 226 points while Croatia came second with a total of 547 points. 

    Congratulations to Switzerland and  NEMO and his amazing winning perfornance of 'The Code'.



    News Source: Eurovision.tv

    Cover photo: Corinne Cumming