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Switzerland won the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö – Norway finished last


For the third time, Switzerland won the Eurovision Song Contest. Photo: Martin Meissner / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 12.05.2024 01:03:57

Culture and entertainment: – Thank you very much! I hope that this competition can live up to its promise and stand for peace and dignity for all people in this world! Nemo said after the results were clear.

This year’s winning song has Norwegian songwriters on the team and was one of the favourites.

Nemo had a clear lead after the jury had their say, and with the points from the people, the artist came out on top ahead of Croatia.

Norwegian Marcus and Martinius, who represented Sweden, ended up in 9th place.

It is the third time Switzerland has won the song contest. The last time was in 1956 with Lys Assia, and in 1988 with Céline Dion. Nemo is the first ever non-binary winner of the competition.

Israel’s controversial entry received 323 points from the people, finishing in 5th place with a total of 375 points. Norway’s jury gave Israel 8 points. Artist Eden Golan was met with very mixed, clearly audible reactions in the hall when she was on fire.

Many applauded and cheered so that it could be heard throughout the performance. At the same time, others booed and expressed loud protests. In a quiet part of the song, the sound rose from the hall.

However, Israel was not the country that received the most points from the people. It got silver medalist Croatia, with 337 points.

Ukraine ended up in a surprising 3rd place, as a result of many votes from the people.

Norway ended up in last place in the final, which has happened eleven times before. Gåte received 12 jury points and only four points from the audience. It thus became clear early on that Norway ended up at the bottom in the final when the band received four points from the people.

The run-up to Saturday’s final has been marked by a number of controversies. The final went off without the major protests from the stage.


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