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Eurovision: Switzerland wins 2024 song contest

Update : 12 May 2024, 10:21

Switzerland's Nemo has won the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), which was held on Saturday in the Swedish city of Malmo.

Swiss rapper and singer presented "The Code", a drum and bass, opera, rap and rock song about Nemo's journey of self-discovery as a non-binary person.

24-year-old Nemo is the first non-binary winner of the contest and also the first Swiss winner since 1988, when Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion competed under the Swiss flag.

At a press conference following the win, Nemo expressed pride in accepting the trophy for "people that are daring to be themselves and people that need to be heard and need to be understood." "We need more compassion, we need more empathy," he said.

Meanwhile, Croatia's Baby Lasagna, whose real name is Marko Purisic, came second with "Rim Tim Tagi Dim."

The Ukrainian duo Alyona Alyona and Jerry Heil placed third with "Teresa & Maria."

Out of a total of 25 finalists, Germany landed in 12th place with singer Isaak's "Always on the run."

The winner of the competition is determined by the votes of television viewers in Europe and around the world. These votes are combined with those of juries of music professionals in each of the 37 participating countries.

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