Switzerland wins Eurovision Song Contest 2024

Nemo wins Eurovision with "The Code" -while Netherlands is controversially disqualified.

Switzerland’s Nemo has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with their song “The Code.”

Nemo drew 591 points to take out the glass trophy in Malmo.

“Thank you so much I hope this contest can live up to its promise for peace and dignity for every person,” an elated Nemo said.

Croatia drew second place with 547 points and in third place was Ukraine on 453 points.

Australia’s own Silia Kapsis turned on an energetic, sexy performance with her song “Liar” for Cyprus while the Australian jury’s Douze Points delivered by Danny Estrin went to Ireland.

Alas, the televoting awarded United Kingdom’s Olly Alexander 0 points.

The Final also included a performance by 2023 winner Loreeen, a reunion by Sweden’s Alcazar and a special tribute to ABBA winning 50 years earlier, with a special cross to the ABBA: Voyage show followed by a performance of Waterloo by former winners Charlotte Perrelli, Carola and Conchita Wurst.

But controversy is never far from Eurovision with The Netherlands’ Joost Klein disqualified.

“The Dutch artist Joost Klein will not be competing in the Grand Final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest,” the EBU said in a statement.

“Swedish police have investigated a complaint made by a female member of the production crew after an incident following his performance in Thursday night’s Semi Final. While the legal process takes its course, it would not be appropriate for him to continue in the Contest.

“We would like to make it clear that, contrary to some media reports and social media speculation, this incident did not involve any other performer or delegation member.

“We maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards inappropriate behaviour at our event and are committed to providing a safe and secure working environment for all staff at the Contest. In light of this, Joost Klein’s behaviour towards a team member is deemed in breach of Contest rules.

“The Grand Final of the 68th Eurovision Song Contest will now proceed with 25 participating songs.”

Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS also issued a statement:

SBS commentators Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey, who were inside the arena, also reported that many audience members had turned their backs as Israel’s delegate delivered her country’s jury votes. Minutes later, EBU boss Martin Österdahl was back on screen to deliver Netherlands’ votes after the Dutch delegates refused to take part. He looked visibly uncomfortable as he was again met with a chorus of boos.

If you missed the Grand Final performance Live on SBS this morning, tune into the prime time broadcast tonight at 7.30pm on SBS and SBS On Demand, with commentary team, music buff Myf Warhurst & comedian Joel Creasey, and backstage correspondent, global superstar Courtney Act.

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Source: wiwibloggs, news.com.au

14 Responses

  1. The best songs this year were by Israel which finished 5th and Spain (22nd). Both Norway and Estonia were terrible, but most horrific of the lot was Ireland which bizarrely finished 6th.

    The UK’s entry was also dire.

    1. I liked the UK song. Can’t understand how it didn’t score a single point from the televoting. I thought it might have at least scored some points from the Australian televoting.

      But when it came down to Switzerland vs Croatia at the end, I was kinda hoping for Croatia. But never mind, congratulations to Switzerland.

      1. I like the UK song from Olly Alexander and the performance as well. At least some of the juries gave him some points, even though the public didn’t vote enough to do the same.

      1. Over 20 years since the last decent winner came out of Eurovision. It’s become a box ticking event. Real talent left the stage ages ago.

        1. I get that music is subjective but Maneskin (in particular), Loreen and Conchita Wurst have all had ongoing success including Glastonbury, MTV Music Video Awards, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Elvis soundtrack, World Music Awards, world tours, London Palladium, Sydney Opera House etc. Then you have the platform it has given to other competitors who didn’t win.

          1. And where will they all be in 5 or 10 years time??? The only good thing about Eurovision is the production values. just a pity the “talent” dont match them

        2. Totally agree…it is now all about how way out the contestants look….how controversial they can be…the songs are rubbish and the antics they come up like some bright spark years ago thought hanging of wires with a suitcase then getting caught midair or some muppet named after a famous clownfish while standing on a disc that looks like a reinvention of a playground carousel to get noticed are OTT……and even worse wearing horns and screeching your lungs out for even more attention is a complete was of what “questionable “ talent a person has.

  2. The silent majority came through with the public vote. It became a big political circus and the result landed with neutral Switzerland in the end.

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