Switzerland takes home the 2024 Eurovision crown — as it happened (2024)

After 25 pulsating performances, Eurovision 2024 has come to an end.

Switzerland's Nemo has won the 68th Contest with the song The Code.

Catch up on all of the action from Malmö in our blog.

Key events

  • Nemo's press conference
  • The moment Nemo was crowned 2024 Eurovision winner
  • Nemo accepts the trophy

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2024 Eurovision final leaderboard

By Basel Hindeleh

Here is the final scoreboard with Switzerland coming out on top!

That's it for another year!

By Hanan Dervisevic

And this is where I'll leave you — I'll admit I am sad about that😔

Although there was a lot of controversy, it truly was a fun and amazing Contest to look back on.

Well done to Malmö as a host city, to the broadcasters, and to all 25 entries.

BUT, the biggest congratulations goes to Switzerland's winner, Nemo for their incredible performance. I have no doubt we'll all be bopping along to this song for days to come.

I hope you enjoyed all the action from the grand final.

Thank you for sticking around with me from 4.30am this morning!

Next year, we head off to Switzerland for Eurovision 2025 woohoo.

Key Event

Nemo's press conference

By Hanan Dervisevic

They get a big round of applause.

One of the questions they are asked is about how they see their career in the future.

"I'm honestly just thinking about tonight, and that's more than enough," they said.

"Tomorrow I will wake up and it'll be a new day."

Someone then says to Nemo that they are the first non-binary person to win Eurovision. How does it make you feel?

"It makes me incredibly proud, not for me, but our whole community who are daring to be themselves."

And I love this line from Nemo:

"To hear my name next to Celine Dion...what the heck!"

They also addressed the controversies surrounding the competition over the last week, including the protests and Joost Klein's disqualification.

"This whole experience was really intense, and not pleasant all the way. There were a lot of things that didn't seem like it was all about love and unity, and that made me really sad."

They added: "I really hope that Eurovision can continue to stand for peace and love in the future, and I think that needs a lot of work still."

Here's what you may have missed over the last few days

By Hanan Dervisevic

Looking for a quick catch-up? We've got you:

  • Croatia came second with 547 points with Baby Lasagna's much fancied Rim Tim Tagi Dim
  • The UK's Olly Alexander finished in 18th place, and was unable to score any votes from the public
  • A very big public vote of 323 lifted Israel into fifth place despite low jury scores
  • The Netherlands' performer Joost Klein was disqualified right before the grand final due to an incident with a female production worker. Many fans were left upset as the Dutch artist was among the favourites to win
  • Protesters took to the streets ofMalmö to demonstrate against Israel's participation in the Contest

Key Event

The moment Nemo was crowned 2024 Eurovision winner

By Hanan Dervisevic

Switzerland takes home the 2024 Eurovision crown — as it happened (1)
Switzerland takes home the 2024 Eurovision crown — as it happened (2)

ICYMI, here's Nemo's winning performance

By Hanan Dervisevic

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Here's what a couple of you have to say

By Hanan Dervisevic

Big Congratulations to Switzerland 🇨🇭 from Australia. We have been following this amazing show for over twenty years ago. We regretted, Australian hasn’t gone that far, but always keep hope, wishing them well and waiting for next chance.👏👍🫶🙏♥️💙

—ManhHung NGO

Croatia was robbed

— Mark G

Much deserved win from Switzerland this year but credit to Croatia for coming so close to the title, bring on next year with Australia hopefully getting invited again.

— Adam

Forget all the haters - the REAL audience came out today by direct vote and said music wins. Beautiful performances, including by Israel, so looking forward to next year in Switzerland 🇨🇭🥳

— Jono

The biggest congratulations to Nemo

By Hanan Dervisevic

I'm a little overcome with emotion, I am so happy for Nemo — truly, truly well deserved.

I was deep down hoping for Croatia to get the win, but Switzerland was always a close second for me.

They are the first non-binary singer to win the contest, and they wowed the audience with their performance of The Code — a pop, opera, and rap tune all about self-discovery.

Switzerland's win ends a contest that has been shrouded in controversy due to protests over the Israel-Gaza war, and the disqualification of Dutch contestant Joost Klein over an incident with a female member of the production crew.

Key Event

Nemo accepts the trophy

By Hanan Dervisevic

Nemo has made the walk from the green room to the stage.

Loreen has handed over the Eurovision trophy to Nemo and they go off to get ready to sing their song again.

"Thank you, I hope this contest can live up to its promise and continue to stand up for peace," Nemo says.

Who doesn't love being treated to a second slice of pie? But I don't know how they'll manage to sing again, Nemo was overwhelmed with emotion.

Key Event

Switzerland WINS EUROVISION!!!

By Hanan Dervisevic

They needed 183 points to win and they got WELL OVER 200!!

THEY HAVE WON EUROVISION WITH A TOTAL OF 591 POINTS!

Croatia come in second with 547 points — sooooo close to the crown.

France

By Hanan Dervisevic

The people voting at home have given France 227 points! Not enough but still a fabulous effort

Croatia

By Hanan Dervisevic

337!!! That puts them in the lead...but is it enough???

Italy

By Hanan Dervisevic

104 points, good job...a respectful placing

Ukraine

By Hanan Dervisevic

307 points, a huge response from the crowd! They're ahead right now...

Ireland

By Hanan Dervisevic

136 points, fantastic job but not enough to win the Contest

Portugal

By Hanan Dervisevic

13 points from the audience

Sweden

By Hanan Dervisevic

49 points for the host country.

Armenia

By Hanan Dervisevic

82 points, nice!

Germany

By Hanan Dervisevic

Only 18 points...

Luxembourg

By Hanan Dervisevic

20 points from the audience

Switzerland takes home the 2024 Eurovision crown — as it happened (2024)

FAQs

Why did Celine Dion represent Switzerland in Eurovision? ›

In a 2013 interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, Celine revealed that she had been approached by the country of Switzerland for her to represent them in 1988. Celine had no idea why she, as a relatively unknown French-Canadian singer at the time, was being asked to represent a country she wasn't born in.

Who won the Eurovision 2024 final? ›

Switzerland

Which country has won most Eurovision? ›

Since its beginning, a total of 52 countries have participated in the hopes of becoming a champion. Of all the countries that have sung their lungs out for the coveted prize, Ireland and Sweden have won the competition more than any. As of 2024, both countries taken the crown a total of seven times.

Who did Ireland give 12 points to? ›

As is always the case with Eurovision, the voting was interesting. While Ireland's jury vote gave 12 points to Switzerland (the winning song of the contest), 10 points to Sweden and none to Israel, the vote from the Irish public gave 12 points to Croatia and 10 to Israel.

What age was Celine Dion when she won the Eurovision? ›

The 1988 winner was Celine Dion representing Switzerland with the song 'Ne partez pas sans moi'. A 20 year old Celine Dion is pictured here the day after her win at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin enjoying a champagne breakfast.

Did Celine Dion ever win Eurovision? ›

She gained international recognition after winning the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland with "Ne partez pas sans moi". The following year, Dion won her first Juno Award for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Which countries are not participating in Eurovision 2024? ›

Which countries are not in Eurovision 2024?
  • Andorra. Due to the state of its finances, the country has not competed in Eurovision since 2009.
  • Belarus. ...
  • Bosnia and Herzaegovina. ...
  • Bulgaria. ...
  • Faroe Islands. ...
  • Greenland. ...
  • Hungary. ...
  • Liechtenstein.
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Where did Israel come in Eurovision 2024? ›

It was later revealed that Israel placed first out of the 16 participating countries in the semi-final with 194 points. In the final, Israel performed in position 6 and placed fifth out of the 25 participating countries, scoring 375 points.

Has Switzerland ever won Eurovision? ›

Switzerland hosted the inaugural contest in 1956 in Lugano, where it also won. The country claimed its second victory in 1988, 32 years after the first, and its third in 2024, 36 years after the second win.

Who is the most popular Eurovision winner? ›

ABBA is the most successful Eurovision Song Contest winner. The Swedish pop band won the contest in 1974 and has enjoyed phenomenal success ever since, despite officially splitting up in 1983. The most covered Eurovision Song Contest song is Domenico Mudugno's Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu, also known as Volare.

What country was the least successful in Eurovision? ›

This may come as a shock, but Norway is the country which has come last the most throughout Eurovision's history. Norway has finished bottom of the table 11 times in total and has even scored nul points on four occasions.

Did any country win Eurovision twice in a row? ›

Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg and Spain have all won the Eurovision Song Contest twice in a row. To date, Ireland is the only country to win three times in a row and also to host three times in a row. No other country has ever hosted two or more consecutive contests.

Why did Israel get so many points in Eurovision? ›

How did Israel earn 323 points in the public Eurovision 24? Because lots of the general public in the various countries voted for them.

Who freed Ireland from England? ›

In the December 1918 election, republican party Sinn Féin won a landslide victory in Ireland. On 21 January 1919 they formed a breakaway government (Dáil Éireann) and declared Irish independence.

Who got the most public votes in Eurovision 2024? ›

This year, Israel's performance earned the most amount of public love out of the entrants, receiving a full 12 points from the public in 15 countries.

Did Céline Dion ever live in Switzerland? ›

Although they now live in Florida, the couple still travels to Switzerland for long holidays in Crans-Montana, Valais, where Céline lived in 1988 during her preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Do Eurovision contestants have to be from the country? ›

No rule has ever been implemented to limit the nationality or country of birth of the competing artists; many competing countries with a small population, such as Luxembourg and Monaco, were regularly represented by artists and composers from other countries, and several winning artists in the contest's history have ...

Why is Israel in Eurovision? ›

Israel first became eligible for the Eurovision Song Contest after becoming part of the EBU in 1957, and it made its Eurovision debut in 1973. At the time, it was the first non-European country granted permission to participate in the event.

Where did Switzerland come in Eurovision? ›

Participation history
EventContestant
Turin 2022Marius BearGrand Final 17th - 78 points
Rotterdam 2021Gjon's TearsGrand Final 3rd - 432 points
Rotterdam 2020Gjon's Tears
Tel Aviv 2019Luca HänniGrand Final 4th - 364 points
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