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Eurovision 2024. Switzerland wins the competition – who is Nemo

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Switzerland and Nemo win the 68th final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden. The jury of 37 countries and the Eurovision audience appreciated the song “Code”.

On the night from Saturday to Sunday, we learned the winner of the 68th final of the Eurovision Song Contest. From the very beginning of voting by jurors from 37 countries, Switzerland was at the top of the rankings, collecting a total of 365 jury points. France took second place, and Croatia finished on the podium. The Polish jurors also appreciated Switzerland the most in this vote – it received 12 points from our country. 10 went to the Ukrainian representatives.

The victory was determined by the votes of the audience. Ukraine gained a lot and jumped to 3rd place in the entire competition, Croatia eventually took second place, and Switzerland remained unrivaled in first place that night.

Eurovision 2024. Who is Nemo

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Nemo, born in 1999 in Biel, Switzerland, representing Malmö Switzerland, is non-binary and does not use generic personal pronouns. They also prefer to have their name inserted into the sentence instead of a personal pronoun. Nemo caused a wave of admiration already during the national preselections. As we read on the Eurovision website, Nemo's music touches on topics such as gender identity, mental health and finding one's place in the world.

The winning song “Code” is co-produced by Poles: Wojciech Kostrzewa and Nikodem Milewski – it combines elements of several musical genres and aesthetics: pop, rap, drum and bass and opera. However, the text contains Nemo's personal journey in the process of finding his own gender identity.

Eurovision 2024. Controversy around the final

Even before the final, there were many emotions surrounding 20-year-old Eden Golan, representing Israel. It accompanied her performances from the very first rehearsals booing and pro-Palestinian shouts. During the artist's Saturday performance, amidst the applause, whistles from the audience were also clearly audible.

SEE ALSO: Whistling during the performance of the Israeli representative. Protests and confusion during the Eurovision final

Eden Golan from Israel during the final performance. Eurovision 2024PAP/EPA/JESSICA GOW

It was previously announced that Dutch artist Joost Klein was excluded from the competition finals. He was mentioned as one of the competition's favorites. The European Broadcasting Union said in a statement that “Swedish police have launched an investigation into a complaint lodged by a female member of the production team following an incident that occurred after the artist's performance in Thursday's semi-final.”

SEE ALSO: The most popular songs of Eurovision 2024. List

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/JESSICA GOW

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