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Switzerland wins 68th Eurovision Song Contest

The Alpine nation last won in 1988.
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Swiss artist Nemo has won the Eurovision Song Contest for 2024 with their original song The Code. 

The 24-year-old has made history as the first openly non-binary contestant to win the prestigious event. They are also the third artist to win Eurovision on behalf of Switzerland after Lys Assia won with her song Refrain in 1956 and Celine Dion won with her song Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi in 1988.

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Electric Fields almost competed at Eurovision in 2019. (Credit: SBS)

Who represented Australia at Eurovision 2024?

Multi-award-winning electronic music duo Electric Fields represented Australia at Eurovision in 2024. 

Electric Fields almost represented Australia in 2019 with their upbeat track 2000 And Whatever, but came a close second to Kate Miller-Heidke who went on to place ninth with her song Zero Gravity.

Hailing from South Australia, the duo is composed of vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding and producer and keyboardist Michael Ross. 

They took to the stage with their original song One Milkali (One Blood), which incorporates Yankunytjatjara, an Aboriginal language of the Anangu peoples – one of the oldest living cultures on earth.

Sadly they were eliminated in the semi-final alongside Poland, Iceland, Moldova, and Azerbaijan.

Despite this, Australia was still represented at the Eurovision grand final.

Sydney-based singer Silia Kapsis performed her original song Liar on behalf of the Republic of Cyprus where her family hails from. She placed 15th.

The talented 17-year-old is the second Australian in two years to represent the Mediterranean nation after Andrew Lambrou competed in 2023 where he placed 12th.

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Australian teenager Silia Kapsis also performed at Eurovision in 2024, representing Cyprus. (Credit: SBS)

Who has represented Australia at Eurovision?

Electric Fields follows in the footsteps of Guy SebastianDami Im, Isaiah, Jessica Mauboy, Kate Miller-Heidke, Montaigne, Sheldon Riley, and Voyager.

Where can I watch Eurovision in Australia?

SBS aired The Eurovision Song Contest, both on free-to-air television and via streaming on SBS On Demand. 

Music buff Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey provided live coverage straight from Sweden.

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Kate Miller Heidke performing Zero Gravity. (Credit: SBS)

Where was Eurovision held in 2024?

After Sweden’s Loreen won Eurovision in 2023 with her song Tattoo, her nation then became the automatic host for the following year. 

In 2024, Eurovision took place in Malmö, Sweden. This will be the seventh time the Nordic nation has won the song competition after winning in 1974, 1984 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015.

Notably, ABBA won Eurovision in 1974 with their song Waterloo.

After Nemo won Eurovision in 2024, Switzerland will host Eurovision in 2025.

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Joel Creasey and Myf Warhurst will host Australia’s coverage live from Sweden. (Credit: SBS)

When was Eurovision in 2024?

Eurovision took place from Tuesday, May 8th until Saturday, May 11th, 2024. All live coverage took place in Central European Standard Time (CEST).

What does the winner of Eurovision receive?

The winner of The Eurovision Song Contest wins the hosting rights for the following year and an iconic trophy that depicts a glass 1950s-style microphone.

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