Who won Eurovision 2024?

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The winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been announced.

This evening's (May 11) grand final saw 25 acts compete for the crown – originally 26 following the disqualification of Netherlands contestant Joost Klein earlier today.

Following the combination of the public and jury votes, Switzerland was declared the winner with their act Nemo and their song 'The Code', scoring a total of 591 points.

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"I wanna say thank you so much, I hope this contest can live up to its promise and continue to stand for peace, and thank you to every person in this world," Nemo said afterwards.

In second place was Croatia with their act Baby Lasagna, taking 547 points, followed by Ukraine with 435 points for their act Alyona Alyona & Jerry Heil.

Earlier today, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) confirmed that Klein had been disqualified from the competition, having been due to perform his song 'Europapa' for the Netherlands.

The EBU said police were investigating "a complaint made by a female member of the production crew" after the Semi-Finals this week. Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS later argued that the "exclusion order is not proportional to this incident".

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They added in a statement: "An incident occurred after last Thursday's performance. Against clearly made agreements, Joost was filmed when he had just gotten off stage and had to rush to the greenroom. At that moment, Joost repeatedly indicated that he did not want to be filmed.

"This wasn’t respected. This led to a threatening movement from Joost towards the camera. Joost did not touch the camera woman. This incident was reported, followed by an investigation by the EBU and police."

This year's Eurovision has proved controversial due to the humanitarian crisis in Israel and Palestine.

The long-running conflict between Israel and Palestine reignited following Hamas's attack on Israel on October 7, 2024, which has led to recurring attacks by Israel. Ongoing calls for a ceasefire continue including from the UK, which voted for a ceasefire at the UN Security Council in March.

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Some have called for the expulsion of Israel from Eurovision 2024, and some fans have boycotted the event entirely.

Eurovision competitors including UK's Olly Alexander made a statement calling for a ceasefire, and other celebrities have made similar calls, including Mean Girls’ Reńee Rapp, Euphoria star Hunter Schafer, and Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo. In February, Mark Ruffalo told Deadline: "We've come to understand this bombing isn't working, we're not going to bomb our way to peace, and all we're saying is, what's wrong with giving a ceasefire a chance?”

Writer/director Jonathan Glazer also spoke out at the Oscars in March during his acceptance speech for Best International Feature for The Zone of Interest, which depicts a family living next door to a concentration camp in Auschwitz.

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