They’re the newly crowned favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. And Switzerland’s Nemo says they are over-the-moon with Fredrik Benke Rydman, the Swedish choreographer and dancer who is overseeing the Swiss stage show.

The “The Code” hitmaker was cagey when our Cinan asked him to tease the mood and direction of their stage show. But Nemo did express their joy at working with Benke, who has been behind iconic stage shows for songs like Måns Zelmerlöw’s “Heroes” and Käärijä’s “Cha Cha Cha.” Benke has also served as creative director for Finland’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu in recent years.

So, how did rehearsals go with Benke in Stockholm recently?

“I really can’t say anything, not even about the mood or my team is going to get very mood-y,” Nemo told us at the Madrid Pre Party ES. “I can’t say anything right now. But I can say I’m in the process of it and it’s so much fun and I feel like it’s gonna be so good. I’m so happy with it.”

Nemo also loved filming their official music video, which unfolds on a series of train carriages. The Swiss may be packing those francs, but even they were dreaming of a bit more coin.

“At first they wanted [to film for] two days, but we didn’t have the budget,” Nemo said. “We had to do everything in one day. ‘I think it’s gonna take 12 hours,’ we thought. I’m not kidding: some people had to be there for 26 hours. People were giving everything for this music video. So many people worked their asses off for this. It’s the best music video I’ve ever been a part of.”

What do you want to see from Nemo on stage in Malmö? Do you think Benke will bring out the best in young Nemo? Let us know in the comments box below.

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kayros
kayros
14 days ago

i don’t see him winning

idk
idk
14 days ago

flop

musimakeup
musimakeup
16 days ago

This year is quite open I guess. The actual top 4 with switzerland italy Croatia and Ukraine looks quite obvious …but any of those 4 could win..my personal favourite would be Switzerand, but Croatia could take it with an explosive staging.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
16 days ago
Reply to  musimakeup

Switzerland are the winners, deal with it

And esc next year is going to be most expensive than ever before in terms of participation fee

musimakeup
musimakeup
16 days ago

the actual top 4 with switzerland italy craoatia and ukraine is making sense to me too… it would’t be too bad… but in wich order ? that is the question 🙂

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
16 days ago

israel 2018 meets australia 2019

and as the only operatic song in the line up, this stands out very very easily

so yeah easy predictable winner confirmed!

Jury winner
Televote 2nd place

and a semi win

Vjera Brdar
Vjera Brdar
13 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You’re overestimating its jury appeal.

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
16 days ago

Loved the song and it was my favourite from the start. I’m a 40 y.o. mama. who’s waaay too busy to mind what other people’s identity should or should not be. Artist can sing. Song is orgininal. Message is perfect and cinématographic. Lots of material for an interesting staging. Point… I have nooo worries : haters are loud but they’re still a few. Normal People Who mind their own business and listen to music are still the large majority..

Alex P.
Alex P.
16 days ago

Its not only his recent live perfomance that placed him higher in the betting odds, its also the staging planning that producers definetely know now and those betting companies always seem to also know before us… the audience…. Either way, a beautiful song and a talented perfomer. Why not first place?

Troy
Troy
16 days ago

FLOP

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
16 days ago
Reply to  Troy

why are you still posting here?

Maria
Maria
16 days ago

A very good singer, but I forget the song, once I heard it, and I really try to remind it. Maybe the mix of genres confuses me. I think the jury’s will love the vocal quality’s, but will they love the composition of the song? I’m struggling a bit.

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
16 days ago
Reply to  Maria

I agree : it confused me at first but on the contrary that s what made me curious. It s my favourite now

Maria
Maria
15 days ago
Reply to  Musimakeup

Okay interesting, maybe I should give it another try … but for now I’m afraid for me the vocals are spot on, but the song isn’t memorable enough.

Darren
Darren
16 days ago

I’ll also say, the comments section here regarding Nemo’s identity is disgusting.

The vast majority of the commentators here are part of the LGBT community themselves. So I’m astounded by the abuse directed at Nemo here. THIS WAS US a few years ago.

Whatever Nemo identifies as is literally none of our business. Why are people taking it as a personal attack because they choose to identify as what they want to identify as? Literally has no effect on your life one way or the other.

Andrew
Andrew
16 days ago
Reply to  Darren

WELL SAID

Davie
Davie
16 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Totally agree Darren. Wise words well said. If you don’t like the song don’t vote for it. Nemo’s identity harms no one.

id also like to say that I am sickened by many of the comments on this site about the Israeli entry.

Focus on the songs and the performances and leave your prejudices outside of Wiwibloggs.

Maria
Maria
15 days ago
Reply to  Davie

to be honest you can’t compare the difficulties people have with the Israeli entry, with the difficulties people have with NEMO’s gender.

Davie
Davie
15 days ago
Reply to  Maria

Didn’t do that.

i said focus on the singers and the songs and keep hatred and prejudice out of the comments.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
16 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Exactly, it’s non of their business and therefore people can call him whatever they want. The entiltement to change grammar and biology all together, because someone feels a certain way. On one hand claiming gender roles are not important and a social construct but on the other wanting to be a girl a thinking wearing a skirt makes him that and making everything in his identity about that. No one cares, you’re not that important, just like me, you and everyone else. All these brainwashed bots coming at people for misgendering him bullying them to apologize. It’s not offensive. If… Read more »

Dane
Dane
16 days ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

Bruh you can’t have an opinion about someones identity. Respect them and move on!

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
15 days ago
Reply to  Dane

Well I do, burn me at the stake.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Of course that was not US. It is insulting for gay people to be compared to non binary crap. We are, they pretend to be something they cannot be.
Comparing gays with non binaries IS like saying gays are delusional.

Darren
Darren
16 days ago

Best of luck to Switzerland.
It’s not my favorite song this year, Italy has that box ticked for me, but it’s also not the worst.

Can see the hype and wouldn’t mind if it did win.

Zürich would be a good host city too I’m sure. Or Geneva

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
16 days ago
Reply to  Darren

Zurich, Bern, Geneva or Lugano would be great host cities

Dade
Dade
16 days ago
Reply to  Darren

According to the swiss HOD, Zurich, Bern, Geneva and Basel are been thought about. I see Basel or Geneva in the lead as the Hallenstadion in Zurich is booked years in advance and Bern.. well, the only suitable venue would be the Postfinance Arena, but ice hockey is played there and it’s a huge thing in Bern. Nemos hometown of Biel/Bienne would be great. As the biggest bilingual City in Switzerland it would carry the idea of uniting cultures. Also it’s only one hour away by train from all 3 major swiss airports. But I don’t know if the Tissot… Read more »

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
15 days ago
Reply to  Darren

I‘m living a bit outside of Berne, that would be an absolute dream of me, having ESC hosted practically in front of my doorstep.

Darren
Darren
15 days ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

Bern is stunning. I had the pleasure of visiting last October. Zurich and Bern would be ideal

Lucas
Lucas
16 days ago

To me, stage of Kaarija was nothing so so so special, honestly. I like the song and vibe, but stage wasn´t something incredible wow.

Maria
Maria
16 days ago
Reply to  Lucas

I agree, staging was nice, but not out of the box, but Kaarrija didn’t need it. He’s very charismatic and his energy was all over the place

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
16 days ago

Another wanna-be activist with the pin that is calling Israel to sit and wait for the next m@ssacre.
His song is great, he even sings it well live, but it’s disappointing really to see it.
In general, all those people trying to make it political.
We still got over 100 hostages in there, being t0rtured, r@ped, underfed, some are already dead, and those singers who live in peace want us to stop.
Put the pressure on those who attacked and kidnapped!
Bring them home now.

Dane
Dane
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I am not taking sides in this conflict, but a ceasefire is now preferable.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
16 days ago
Reply to  Dane

Ceasefire just like that is too general. What are the terms? What happens after that? Those are issues people don’t talk about. Will they free the hostages? No idea What will they do (Hmas) after the war if they still exist? Help the Palestinians and go for peace, or rearm and plan the next war? When people are talking about a ceasefire right now, just like that, it means absolutely nothing, at least nothing positive. If you want a true ceasefire, so that this war will be the last, tell them first of all to release the hostages and to… Read more »

Dane
Dane
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Idk I just dont want millions of people to die – on both sides

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
16 days ago
Reply to  Dane

Understandable, no one wants that (not the sane ones though)
The question is how do we achieve that, because unfortunately, sometimes, talking doesn’t help.

Dane
Dane
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

a ceasefire would be a good start

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
15 days ago
Reply to  Dane

You just proved my whole point…

Dane
Dane
15 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

dude a ceasefire is literally what would make people survive. No bombs = no death people

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
15 days ago
Reply to  Dane

And then what?? You need to secure people’s safety!
Hmas launched so many rockets at Israel prior to the war, and they were the ones to initiate the attack!
I understand a ceasefire means no dead people now, but you gotta think about the future too!

Darren
Darren
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Ugh

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

look how triggered the israeli are, enough proof that Nemo is a enormous threat to their Eden’s chances to win

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
16 days ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

I know you’re a troll but like, do you really have to keep on trolling those who already know?

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
16 days ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Yes, since you guys need to be scared away from posting on here

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
16 days ago

110% confirmed winner!

Kaz
Kaz
16 days ago

Bring it home Nemo!

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
16 days ago

Switzerland does not come to play this year

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
16 days ago

This one’s going to be a big show, indeed. I can’t wait.
Speaking of waiting, I hear the distant ringing of a bell signalling that a Wiwi Jury may be about to start posting. Perhaps I’m just dreaming.

Im so fab
Im so fab
16 days ago

Nice teeth

Benji
Benji
16 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Someone should tell Nemo not to open his mouth so wide when he smiles.

Dane
Dane
16 days ago
Reply to  Benji

what is wrong with you? let them do whatever they want

Benji
Benji
16 days ago
Reply to  Dane

Of course, but since when is giving advice to somebody highly undesirable? People usually want to look good in a photo and appreciate other people’s advice.

Dane
Dane
16 days ago
Reply to  Benji

just stop commenting on how people look. Its not that hard. Be a decent human being

Denis
Denis
16 days ago
Reply to  Benji

Only if they ask for it..

Andrew
Andrew
16 days ago
Reply to  Benji

Someone should tell you to p*ss off

Nicolas
Nicolas
16 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Actually his teeth are pretty nice… the issue that you see is called “gummy smile” and can be resolved by botox injenctions on the area

Dane
Dane
16 days ago
Reply to  Nicolas

stop calling it “a issue”

Im so fab
Im so fab
15 days ago
Reply to  Dane

Dude looks like the Smiling Titan from AoT. Of course it’s an issue.

Dane
Dane
15 days ago
Reply to  Im so fab

you guys are disgusting. How can it be so difficult for you to be kind to people? HOW??

Another Proud Eurosimp
Another Proud Eurosimp
16 days ago

Crossing fingers for a great staging to complement a brilliant performance.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
16 days ago

Can’t wait to see what they will bring on stage for Nemo. And how Nemo will perform. I feel it’s going to be exciting! Let’s wait and see.

Ari
Ari
16 days ago

Nemo’s clothing style is questionable but the live performance on Swiss tv demands respect nevertheless. It is clear now Nemo can handle their song so I understand the momentum, especially with others already struggling. The strongest Swiss act since… ? … well I guess Celine Dion.

Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago
Reply to  Ari

Annie Cotton?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
16 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Canadian again (sorry) 😀

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
16 days ago
Reply to  Ari

It depends what you mean by “strong” and by “Swiss.” Celine, the strongest vocalist by miles, is clearly Canadian. 🙂
I loved the strength of Vanilla Ninja (Switzerland 2005), but they are actually Estonian. (Yes, really.)
I met Zibbz (Switzerland 2018) in person, who, as I recall, said they wrote their songs while they were in the United States.
Gjon’s Tears (2021) is probably the strongest candidate for strong and Swiss of recent years. (I’ll let someone else say Luca Hänni…)

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
16 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Don’t overthink it.
Swiss as in the Swiss entry for Eurovision…

Ari
Ari
16 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

You say this as if it was a brand new fact that only you know. Everyone knows Vanilla Ninja are Estonian. Literally everyone. Yes, really. With Swiss act, I obviously meant the acts Switzerland is sending to Eurovision. Like, what else? And with strong, I mean the potential to win.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
16 days ago
Reply to  Ari

Ari, I apologise. I didn’t mean to annoy you. I hope you have had a good day.

Ari
Ari
16 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

No need to apologise. Hope you had a nice day too.

Eve
Eve
16 days ago
Reply to  Ari

Gjon’s Tears one love

Milla
Milla
17 days ago

Benke is great. Also have done some interval acts for eurovision in Sweden. I want him back in Mello.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
17 days ago

Old Deidre Barlow is getting some air time. For all the European people Google that one lol

Andrew
Andrew
17 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

I loved Deirdre Barlow!!

Fatima
Fatima
16 days ago
Reply to  Andrew

I loved her when she was angry. Some of those scenes with her and her mother were priceless.

Andrew
Andrew
16 days ago
Reply to  Fatima

BLANCHE! What a legend x

Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

U.K. is in Europe too!

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
16 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

Not if you live in rural Oxford and read the daily mail lol

Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Thoughts and prayers.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
16 days ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Frighteningly close to describing my past there, and William’s past too as it happens. 🙂
By the way, the book event was called off by HMV. No idea why.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
16 days ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Rural Oxford or a Deidre Barlow fan?

BimBamBoum
BimBamBoum
17 days ago

Can’t wait to discover what Switzerland has prepared to bring Nemo’s song to life on the Malmö stage. They can go for many opposite directions for the final rendering. I expect the live performance to reflect as effectively and brilliantly all facets of the song like they managed to do with the music video, which indeed sparkles by its creativity.

Andrew Tate McRae
Andrew Tate McRae
17 days ago

Sorry to break it to you, but your Cinan dude is overall yet another simply an non annoying creature in your lineup. Y’all should pursue him to become the global popstar he wants to become as soon as possible

Jonas
Jonas
16 days ago

Cinan is wonderful, Wiwi would be lost without him. He edits every video, I believe, and does it very well. Thank you, Cinan!

Fatima
Fatima
16 days ago

I agree with Jonas, Cinan’s interviews are super and he asks questions we want asked while maintaining the wiwbloggs fluffiness.

United by Music
United by Music
17 days ago

Rydman broke the code for the performance that will give Nemo a victory!

United by Music
United by Music
17 days ago

Winner is right here, already 19% of chances for victory.

Bejba
Bejba
17 days ago

No One Wants This LGBITC- Crap !

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
17 days ago
Reply to  Bejba

But who is forcing you watching all this çrap’??

Maybe you should find another hobby in online reacting?
Maybe its an idea at the http://www.Putin babies for the Motherland-webside??

Just saying.

Andrew
Andrew
17 days ago
Reply to  Bejba

Correction – YOU don’t want it. What are you afraid of?

Dane
Dane
16 days ago
Reply to  Bejba

we love nemo

Denis
Denis
16 days ago

Which is not much. Loreen last year had higher odds at this point, well above 30%.
Not to mention Kalush Orchestra who had way above 50%

Olegs
Olegs
16 days ago
Reply to  Denis

Loreen was with performance/show, Nemo performance we don’t saw yet

Maria
Maria
16 days ago

To early to say, we need to see all candidates perform in the semi’s.