Switzerland Wins the 68th Eurovision Song Contest with “The Code” by Nemo

In a thrilling battle between Croatia and Switzerland, it was Swiss singer Nemo who emerged victorious with the song “The Code.” The competition took place at the Malmö Arena in Sweden on May 11, 2024.

Defying the Odds

Switzerland’s win was unexpected, especially considering Croatia’s strong performance. Nemo’s powerful vocals and captivating stage presence secured Switzerland’s third Eurovision victory. Their previous wins were in 1956 with “Refrain” by Lys Assia and in 1988 with Celine Dion’s “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi.”

Dramatic Ending

Switzerland took an early lead with the jury vote, but the audience votes kept the suspense alive. Ultimately, Nemo collected enough points from the public to maintain the lead. Croatia’s impressive performance marked their best result to date.

Nemo: A Non-Binary Star

Nemo, who identifies as non-binary, received the coveted glass trophy from Loreen, the 2023 Eurovision winner for Sweden. Nemo has been releasing music in Switzerland since 2015 and gained further recognition by competing on Switzerland’s version of “The Masked Singer.”

What’s Next?

As the winner, Switzerland will host Eurovision in 2025. Cities across the nation can vie for the opportunity to host this prestigious event. It’s a momentous occasion for Switzerland, and fans around the world eagerly await the next chapter in Eurovision history.