Eurovision 2024: Towards a victory for Switzerland with Nemo? Follow the final with us!

Towards a victory for Switzerland with Nemo? Follow the final with us!

Published today at 8:22 p.m.

9:21 p.m.

“They don’t look very Swedish,” someone says to my right. Yes, because the duo Marcus & Martinus is Norwegian! They are only 22 years old. They sing “Unforgettable.”

9:18 p.m.

Jean-Marc Richard recalls that in addition to the Netherlands being excluded, many problems occurred. Our colleagues from Matin.ch indicated that Switzerland had even almost withdrawn! And the main controversy is the presence of Israel. It was ruled that the country should not have been allowed to participate, like Russia. Demonstrations took place in Malmö, the singer was booed…

9:13 p.m.

They speak in English. There was a time when French dominated eh… well but we notice that the scene is in the shape of a cross, a good sign for Switzerland! And you, do you believe it?

9:11 p.m.

It’s here! With its non-binary flag! On the soundtrack mixing the biggest Swedish hits: Abba, Ace of Base, Lykke Li… What a land of hits!

9:09 p.m.

They all parade with their flag on the stage. Even better than an Olympic opening ceremony on the Seine. “Give her a chair,” says my neighbor about the oldest Spanish woman. We’ll come back to that…

9:05 p.m.

It was the Princess of Sweden, Victoria, who welcomed the candidates and wished them good luck. Very classy.

If you follow the show on RTS, like us, it’s always with our national Jean-Marc Richard (and Camille Berthollet). We interviewed him a few days ago. It is to be found by clicking here.

9:01 p.m.

Charpentier’s “Te Deum” has sounded, Eurovision begins!

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9:00 p.m.

It’s historic, a country was excluded from the final. This was announced this Saturday noon. The Netherlands and their singer, Joost Klein, will not participate due to an altercation which would have involved the interpreter of “Europapa”. A shame because his song, champion of Europe and freedom of movement, was very fun. The UDC is rubbing its hands…

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8:51 p.m.

Let’s talk about our champion of the evening, Nemo from Bienne. They – they are non-binary – are going to sing “The Code”. You don’t know him yet? Here are some articles to find out more:

8:40 p.m.

Thanks to Nemo, Switzerland would have a good chance of winning this final, according to the bookmakers. The odds have changed quite a bit in recent days… We are also talking about Croatia, France, Ireland and even Israel…

The last time Switzerland won was in 1988 thanks to the eternal Céline Dion. It’s time to remember our greatest successes at Eurovision (but also our flops). Find them by clicking here.

8:32 p.m.

Come on, it starts in 30 minutes. Plenty of time to test your knowledge of Eurovision with our quiz. Find it by clicking here.

8:29 p.m.

It’s tradition, it’s the winning country that receives the next edition. Last year, Sweden won thanks to “Tattoo” by Loreen. Remember, this singer who forgot to cut her nails…

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So this Saturday evening, meet in Malmö, at the Malmö Arena. And, nice coincidence, it’s 50 years after Abba’s victory with “Waterloo”.

Good evening everyone! It’s the big night of the Eurovision 2024 final. There are four of us this Saturday evening to comment on this 68th edition: Sonia Imseng, Alexandre Lanz, Clément Bonard and Corentin Chauvel. Do not hesitate to provide your comments here or on our social networks to participate with us!

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