Eurovision 2024: Ten Countries Were Finalists in Music Contest

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2024’s Eurovision Song Contest had 26 countries taking part. They included France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, the host country, Sweden, and 10 countries from each of the two semi-finals. 10 countries across Europe, including Ukraine, made the Grand Final through fan votes from participating countries, but ultimately Switzerland stole the show.

This Year’s Winner

The 68th Eurovision Song Contest was hosted by iconic Eurovision veterans Petra Mede and Malin Akerman. They led the three broadcasts that were held live from Malmö Arena.

Just hours after one of the most promising competitors was kicked out, the song contest crowned a new winner. Nemo, who represented Switzerland, won with a narrative work on their embrace of their nonbinary identity called “The Code.”

Controversies and Setbacks

Even before Nemo and their competition from other countries took to the stage, the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest was hit with controversy. The contest, which was held in Malmö, Sweden, faced protests from day one because of the list of countries included in the contest.

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Despite setbacks, the show was successful — at least, it was successful for some of its participants. For others, things didn’t go so well. Norway came last place, marking their 11th time at the bottom of the rankings.

Other Country Participants

“Rim Tim Tagi Dim” was the runner-up, performed by Croatia’s Baby Lasagna. While the song was extremely popular, it wasn’t enough to take home a win.

Thirty-seven countries took part in the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest, the same number as in 2023. Romania, however, opted not to participate, and Luxembourg decided to compete for the first time since 1993.