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Fans convinced Eurovision winner is in the bag after 'legendary' performance

Fans are convinced that Switzerland’s Nemo will win the competition (Picture: EPA)

Some Eurovision Song Contest fans are convinced that the 2024 winner is already obvious.

Following Switzerland contestant Nemo’s rendition of The Code at the Semi Finals, many people took to social media to express their disbelief at the singer’s brilliant performance.

The Swiss rapper and singer, 24, who came out last year as nonbinary, performed the catchy queer anthem from atop a spinning platform, athletically navigating the stage while hitting every note.

The Code, which blends opera, pop, rock, and drum and bass, is a powerful song about embracing one’s true identity, a narrative that closely mirrors Nemo’s own journey with their gender identity.

The artist, who’s full name is Nemo Mettler, is already a successful musician in Switzerland. They won four Swiss Music Awards in 2018, including Song of the Year for their hit single Du.

Nemo told The Independent of their Eurovision entry song: ‘There are so many influences in the song. I went to youth opera when I was nine in my hometown, and I think that’s shaped a lot of my work as a musician, hearing those very classical melodies.

Nemo performed on a spinning top (Picture: EPA)

‘It’s definitely a performance piece; it’s made for the stage, to keep you on your toes. It’s definitely challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun to sing live because I get to do a lot of things in a short space of time.

‘It’s just fun to show different sides… I love performing because it reminds me of singing back when I was at the opera.’

When asked if they relate to the song, Nemo said: ‘It feels like me and the song are the same, we’re one. It’s amazing to get to perform something you truly feel you are, it makes this experience so much more genuine for me.’

The Swiss singer has said they identify deeply with their Eurovision song (Picture: EPA)

Their passion for the song was obvious to fans, who were blown away by Switzerland’s entry.

X User @tellthefire posted a clip of the performance with the caption: ‘Some people screamed, some people stared with open mouths, some were walking around towards the screens as if they were obsessed, and some of them cried after the performance and mumbled “Eurovision winner” #Eurovision2024.’

Nemo’s Eurovision song is called ‘The Code’ and is a powerful anthem about identity (Picture: EPA)

@ESC_Ramadan agreed: ‘I think switzerland just won eurovision 2024 #eurovision2024.’

@Escxfav2 wrote: ‘WINNER VIBES this performance is insane #eurovision #eurovision2024.’

Nemo is competing in the second semi-final of the contest against 15 other delegates from countries such as Austria, Greece, Denmark, Latvia, San Marino, Georgia, Malta, and Israel.

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