Discover the Epic Champion of Eurovision 2024!

Switzerland defied the odds and emerged victorious at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with their song “The Code” by Nemo. The competition took place on Saturday at the Malmö Arena in Sweden, marking Switzerland’s third win in Eurovision history. This win serves as a perfect bookend to their first victory back in 1956 with “Refrain” by Lys Assia. The last time Switzerland claimed the Eurovision crown was in 1988 when Celine Dion triumphed with “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi.”

The highly anticipated clash between Switzerland and Croatia kept fans on the edge of their seats. Switzerland clinched a lead with the jury vote, setting the stage for a thrilling finish once the audience votes were factored in. Ultimately, Switzerland managed to maintain their lead with the public’s support. Despite Croatia’s strong performance, it was Switzerland who emerged victorious. This would have been Croatia’s first win after 29 attempts, marking their best result to date following three top five finishes in previous years.

Nemo, a non-binary artist, proudly accepted the microphone-shaped glass trophy from Loreen, the winner of Eurovision 2023 for Sweden. Nemo has been making music in Switzerland since 2015 and even participated in Switzerland’s version of The Masked Singer, where they unveiled their identity as the Panda during the competition.

The latest Eurovision Song Contest was filled with more drama than ever before. From the disqualification of Joost Klein from the Netherlands to unexpected incidents like Alanna Mele withdrawing as Norway’s spokesperson with a statement supporting Palestine, the event was full of surprises. Slimane from France also made a powerful statement during his performance, and Bambie Thug from Ireland lodged a complaint against remarks made by the Israeli commentator.

One of the most anticipated moments of the night was the possibility of ABBA making an appearance 50 years after their iconic Eurovision win with “Waterloo.” Although ABBA did not show up in person at Malmö, their avatars in London made a special appearance during the virtual show Voyage, where they shared well wishes for the event.

With Switzerland’s victory, they are set to host Eurovision in 2025. Various cities in Switzerland will have the opportunity to bid for the chance to host the prestigious event. Switzerland previously hosted Eurovision in Lugano and Lausanne, and the nation is gearing up to showcase its hospitality once again.

The top 10 countries in Eurovision 2024 and their combined points from both the jury and public votes are as follows:

  1. Switzerland – 591
  2. Croatia – 547
  3. Ukraine – 453
  4. France – 445
  5. Israel – 375
  6. Ireland – 278
  7. Italy – 268
  8. Armenia – 183
  9. Sweden – 174
  10. Portugal – 152

On the other end of the spectrum, Norway finished last with only 16 points. The U.K. entry “Dizzy” by Ollie Alexander struggled to make an impact, receiving minimal points from the juries and zero points from the public vote.

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