Switzerland's Nemo suffered Eurovision semi final 'setback' before win as results released

Nemo from Switzerland, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest,
Nemo from Switzerland, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, -Credit:Getty Images

Newly crowned Eurovision Song Contest champion Nemo staged a major comeback to clinch victory on Saturday night, with the release of semi final results showing that he only finished fourth with the public in the second heat on Thursday.

A massive favourite with fans throughout Eurovision season this year, Nemo did go into the grand finale behind long standing favourite Baby Lasagna from Croatia, with their rival the only country who were odds on in the betting on 2024 winners. However, in an upset to the odds, it is Switzerland's name that will be going on the trophy, after Nemo had a night to remember in Malmo.

Having delivered a stunning performance of their entry The Code in the Eurovision final, Nemo sat and watched in the arena green room as the 12 points came flying in from the juries, meaning they went into the all important televote with a very commanding lead. The big scores from the public came for the likes of Croatia, Ukraine and Israel with all three getting over 300 and Croatia's public voting winning score putting them into the lead.

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As things went right down to the wire, that left Nemo needing 183 to secure the win in Malmo and they did just that, by receiving 236 points, another one of the biggest televote totals of the night. However, those marks do come as something of a surprise, when you consider that Nemo could only to finish 4th in semi final 2, where the result was purely down to the televote.

Stats released by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) shortly after the final, revealed that Israel finished top on Thursday night on 194 points, ahead of the eventually disqualified Netherlands on 186, with Armenia in third on 137. Nemo was five behind on 132 ton place 4th, meaning that, as well as jury scores on Saturday playing a crucial role in his victory, there was a real jump in support from the public too.