The days for the 68th Eurovision Song Contest are approaching and more and more countries around Europe keep on announcing their official entries and representatives. So, the time has come for even one more country to announce its representative, that is going to travel to Malmö in May and compete among thirty six (36) entries, and this is Switzerland!
Thus, only a few minutes before, at 11 a.m., the official channel of Eurovision Song Contest on YouTube, announced that it is Nemo Things that will represent the country in Malmö, singing the song “The Code”.
As it is already known, the final selection for 2024 was conducted not only by a Swiss jury who had aproximately listened to 450 different songs, that had been submitted during August of 2023, but also from an International jury coming from different places all around Europe. Also, on December the 5th, the very final five artists had recorded their songs. Furtermore, it is worthy to mention here that one mumber of the Swiss jury was Luca Hänni, who represented Switzerland in 2019, while also Teya, the representative of Austria in 2023 along with Salena-Maria Edbauer, was also a member of the International jury and shared her feelings of excitement and support towards this year’s Swiss entry.
Who is Nemo Things?
Nemo Things is this year’s second artist that identifies as a non-binary person, after Ireland’s Bambie Thug. In 2017, they released their single “Du”, while some years later, in May of 2022, they moved in Berlin, where they released the song “own shit”, which marked a step away from Nemo’s first origin in rap sound. Their song “The Code“ that will be performed in May, has been composed by Nemo themself, but also from Benji Alasu, NYLAN (Lasse Nymann) and Linda Dale as well, who also wrote “Queen of Kings“, the Norwegian entry for 2023.
On Monday, the 26th of February, the Head of the Swiss Delegation, Yves Schifferle, posted on a story on Instagram that this year’s entry is not going to be a ballad, while he had also erased the term “male” out of respect towards the artist’s gender identity.
Stay tuned in Eurovisionfun for even more news regarding the Swiss entry in Eurovision Song Contest and keep an eye on the upcoming articles, since the song is coming!