The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2024. Next we review Switzerland, who have chosen Nemo with “The Code”.

Has Nemo cracked the code to win us over? Read on to find out!

Nemo – “The Code” (Switzerland Eurovision 2024)

Review: Nemo – “The Code”

Antranig: I thought this was the winner of Eurovision 2024 as soon as I heard it. Lyrically beautiful, musically dynamic and visually stimulating, “The Code” has all the ingredients to take the crown. I love the way this song straddles different genres, building itself its own, completely unique identity, rather than being shoehorned into a box it doesn’t fit in. This is exactly what Eurovision is all about! Oh, and let me just say that “Somewhere between the 0s and 1s, that’s where I found my kingdom come” might just be one of the best lines ever at Eurovision.

Score: 8.5

Pablo: Rap, drum & bass, space opera, emotional introspection… it should be a recipe for chaos, but Switzerland have connected all of those elements into one of the strongest packages of the year. A bit of Chemical Brothers, a bit of Woodkid, a bit of Diva Plavalaguna, “The Code” is a bombastic, in-your-face display of talent, but never feeling like too much, which keeps you coming back for more. This is the kind of risk that should be rewarded, and if it all connects live onstage, Nemo will end up with a strong case for why the victory should be theirs.

Score: 10

Lucy: During the premiere of this, I ran upstairs and almost interrupted my husband’s meeting. The second it finished, I made him come downstairs and listen, because I’d just heard what I’m still sure is the winner of Eurovision 2024. “The Code” is spectacular musically, taking us through various genres flawlessly, with one of the most charismatic performers of the year. But also the meaning is displayed so beautifully, where many people listening to it may be learning about non-binary people for the first time and appreciating its meaning. The sheer talent of Nemo is so impactful and aids this more. Well done, Switzerland. Zürich 2025, anyone?

Score: 10

Tom: A pop hook, rap, opera, and a hint of drum & bass — a cocktail of genres blended perfectly. It’s matched with an incredible voice that will give anyone a run for their money. This is a song that has everything, and I am expecting something epic on stage in Malmö — it’s the performance I am most looking forward to seeing. This could win.

Score: 8.5

Switzerland Eurovision 2024 ranking

In the Eurovision 2024 Wiwi Jury, we have 17 jurors but only have room for four reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Cinan: 10

Deban: 5

Georgia: 8.5

Jonathan: 8

Ron: 5.5

Ruxandra: 10

Scarlett: 9

Sebastian: 9.5

Simon: 8.5

Suzanne: 10

Tomas: 9

William: 8

Youyou: 9.5

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 5 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 8.83/10

What do you think of Switzerland’s Eurovision 2024 entry? Share your own score and review for Nemo’s “The Code” below!

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Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago

SWITZERLAND – They said that this year they aren’t sending ”a man with a ballad” to ESC. Turns out, they were telling the truth. Nemo is non-binary, and The Code is… a bit of everything.  Going out of the box is the key aspect here. Both the lyrics and the musical styles used are telling us not to conform if we aren’t comfortable with it. Nemo not conforming with the concept of gender is what the song is primarily about, but the words used are quite clever, so that much more people can find themselves represented.  It can be about… Read more »

jxck
jxck
1 month ago

5.5/10 – i understand why it’s first with the bookies but i don’t see it coming first at all

TokkiTE
TokkiTE
1 month ago

Funny how the Croatia Fans can not accept that the Wiwi Jury likes Switzerland more than BL.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago

As I do embrace the creative and musical merrits of the Swiss entry by Nemo. In the official vid they were absolutely Breaking the Code in my taste. Wonderfull. Watching some of their live at the pre-parties online I was confident that they could pull this of. As the song is a mix of different styles. Nemo proved he can deliver. That being said it also grew down on me. I prefer more the rap parts, these are full of high energy and the voice is good on it. In the opera-parts its too shouty and shrill in my ears… Read more »

Vale
Vale
1 month ago

Great voice. Original. Such an interesting retro vibe from Switzerland also this year. But this is not a hit song. Unlikely people remember o hook or chorus. Let’s be realistic.

beny
beny
1 month ago

sorry , but i dislike this song , i wish not the winner of eurovision 4/10

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

Highly overrated and overhyped song, I don’t think this song would win

Iv***
Iv***
1 month ago

The song is ok. But unfortunatelly, it is not about the song it is all about a selective gender (?!?!) of an utterly confused individual whose appearence is just disgusting. It’s the 10th anniversary so I guess we have to go for another Eurovision GENDER Contest. The songs are irrelevant!!! Sorry for all the other mentally non confused (not to use the term “normal”) musicians.

anna
anna
1 month ago
Reply to  Iv***

People said the same sh*t about Conchita and Dana. Both are iconic winners.

Kevan McDougall
Kevan McDougall
1 month ago
Reply to  Iv***

There is no place for this kind of ignorance. Please reflect on your comment and do better.

Tobi
Tobi
1 month ago

I listen to this song, and I don’t want to listen to it again, so I don’t know why it’s your favorite? Is mixing several genres and appearing non binary to impress people enough to win Eurovision in 2024? It’s Ridiculous 4/10

Despicable Annie
Despicable Annie
1 month ago

Pure cringe… I see the Wiwi team usually votes based on hype/peer pressure but there’s no way people in the real world will find this self-centered, messy song endearing and worthy of votes, especially if the artist decides to wear a tutu on stage. All this hype seems so inorganic.

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

Lmao

Kaz
Kaz
1 month ago

I just can’t wait to see it on stage in Malmo. Nemo is coming to Eurovision to leave a mark, not only to win. The first non-binary person to win Eurovision. It sounds like another ground-breaking moment after Conchita Wurst in 2014.

Toine
Toine
1 month ago
Reply to  Kaz

This is a SONG contest.. not a “ gender” contest.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

A song about gender identity. Do you think people will accept it in an era when they are fed up of diversity and wokeness?

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago

Wiwibloggs deleted my comment. I guess free speech is not something you guys like?

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

They do it all the time. I have accepted it at this point.

Keiino as mustard
Keiino as mustard
1 month ago

I wasn’t sure to start with but now I love it. It may be it has less immediate impact with the viewers though than some. You can easily see it 1st or 2nd with the juries and 3rd or 4th with the public.

Reaction from the crowd can influence the voting public and Croatia may be more an instant crowd pleaser.

Predict a 4 way tie between Switzerland, Croatia, Netherlands and Italy like in 1969.

Norway may be seriously be underestimated in the odds, too.

ps. I’m not from Norway by the way.

Camellia
Camellia
1 month ago

5th place – Switzerland (personal ranking) I’m a person who ALWAYS loves Switzerland in Eurovision. They always send such good songs, I root for them every year. This year though, I was so surprised when I heard the song. It hit me right it the face and I enjoyed it from the very first listen. Yes, it is very chaotic since it mixes lots of genres, but somehow it still works and sounds good. We have to admit Nemo’s vocals live are insane! They sing so well, it blew my mind off. Imagine how cool it would be in Malmö..… Read more »

Héctor
Héctor
1 month ago

No, I’m not feeling. It is impressive in terms of vocals and the mashup of genres sounds interesting but this one shouldn’t be the winner. Switzerland deserved to win more with “Tout L’universe” that with this one. I don’t know, too many fireworks around it. It is too much visually and vocally. It’s not bad by any means, though, I can find some positive aspects in it. 7/10 1.     Lithuania (8,75/10) 2.     Czechia (8.25/10) 3.     Ireland (8/10) 4.     Spain (7.75/10) 5.     Norway (7.5/10) 6.     Ukraine (7.5/10) 7.     Belgium (7.25/10) 8.     San Marino (7.25/10) 9.     The Netherlands (7.25/10) 10.  Sweden (7.25/10) 11.  Switzerland (7/10) 12.  Poland (7/10) 13.  Austria (7/10) 14.  United Kingdom (7/10) 15.  France… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Switzerland is my winner for ESC 2024. My technical notes on this song haven’t changed much since it was first released. Here are those notes: Verse 1: F minor, descending chromatic scale. Pre-Chorus 1: Theatrical hits. Mozart Magic Flute element. Chorus 1: Fusion. Piano theme to dance beat, then merging into R&B and rap. Lovely chords here. Verse 2: Rapping verse. Ascending chromatic scale and shifting harmonies to match. Pre-Chorus 2: Added lyrical melody, to Mozart again. Chorus 2: The core “dance” part of the song. Extended Bridge: This sounds like blues/jazz to me. Melodic break: Wow, Fmin9! One of… Read more »

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Spot on. Juries will reward this in abundance for all the artistic reasons you’ve outlined.

Dinle
Dinle
1 month ago
Reply to  Mark dowd

I think you are overestimating the musical professionalism of juries as a whole. Not all jurors are musicians.

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
1 month ago

I think we’ll all be talking soon about Nemo and their star, stage presence combined with superlative staging..The Code is set to blow everything else out of the water. Two weeks and you will see!

EuroTiggESC
EuroTiggESC
1 month ago

certainly one of the fanw@nk songs this year.

Dinle
Dinle
1 month ago

Obviously every year is a different year and songs are judged in comparison to the rest of the entries, but something would bother me a lot if Switzerland wins with this one and not with Tout l’univers.

Kayroz
Kayroz
1 month ago

I think this is a conchita wurst year, and we will see the favorite after rehearsals

Zipp
Zipp
1 month ago

I love the lyrics of his song but I like to see their meaning much deeper than just geneder identity, basically I see this song as getting out of dualistic perception of artificial robotic 0-1 binary system of judgment into a non-dualistic so out of any judgment, beyond the good and bad. Because eventually wrong or right, good and bad are just labels and one”s truth is unique and beyond the judgment. So I see it as a spiritual message, like presence of consciousness beyond the 0-1 mind.

Basti
Basti
1 month ago

The moment i heard the song i got winner vibes. It would be a very cool winner song.

Ania
Ania
1 month ago

I hope this man wont win because he didnt deserve it Ugly voice, short neck and little talent

Kevan McDougall
Kevan McDougall
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

Do better. The ignorance is quite gross.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

we have the winner right here

Darren
Darren
1 month ago

I think Switzerland could win. I appreciate the song, and it gives me winner vibes, but I’m just not clicking with it in the same way I do with other winners.

Probably will win. Juries will love Nemo, televote I just don’t know.

Kaz
Kaz
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I will probably break my phone during the televote. I will spend my whole salary to vote for Nemo.

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

Am I really the only one who doesn’t understand the fuss about this?! I really don’t get t.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

You are in good company!

Steven
Steven
1 month ago

I can’t see it as a winner. It’s just too much. It’s pop, opera, rap, trance. We had that before and it didn’t end very well even when the fans thought differently before the night.

We have lots of “risky” entries this year so maybe song like “before the party is over” has a higher change to win. It’s hard to predict

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Belgium is not getting near the top 10

Kaz
Kaz
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

I love Before the party is over. I really do. But as time goes by I am getting increasingly worrying vibes from Belgium. Could Mustii become another Sennek??? I could see this failing the staging and to attract enough votes.

Kevan McDougall
Kevan McDougall
1 month ago
Reply to  Steven

Please tell me when we’ve had this before.

CowboyCarter
CowboyCarter
1 month ago

It is indeed a good song. Will it lead to ESC 2025 in Zurich? I doubt it. I believe it will land in the top 5, driven by the juries’ scores, just like Gjon’s Tears a few years ago.

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Are we really gonna wait for Croatia wiwi jury last? Come oooon

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Well then, at least there’s no going baaack (woah, oh).

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago

Die Schweitz is known for milk and derivates, relative banking s ecr ets, cows, mountains, Celine Dion (Canadian), r ic he s and the red cross. The Swiss i c r c known as the re d cro ss is currently ne mo – zero, zilch, nada as they *did* and *do* n othin g as per news as regards the wellbeing and safety and release of the k ha tufi m. Chocolate and cheese and rosti check, relative ba nk se cret s check, cows and bells roaming the mountains check, re fe ren da check. i c r… Read more »

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago

Fondue and after skiing of course.

Lewis
Lewis
1 month ago

I have loved this since release. It is catchy, upbeat and a good vibe! Nemo can also sing well live imo, least from what I’ve scene. This lends itself to good staging. I dont find the mix of genres harsh, and has been pulled off quite eloquently. A masterpiece imo. My 2024 number 1.
Score 10/10

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Lewis

Agreed

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago

Swiss i c r c in lower case forgetting about the kh a t u f i m. zER0 b aLLs/12 points die Schweitz. F r e e t h e ho s ta g es!!!!!!! Do your “huma n itari an” well pa id j o b s. E ns ure sa fe ty and di gni ty to the h ost ages and their families!!!! SHOW YOUR WORTH if any, It’s ea sy to pr ove!!!!

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago

And well.
Whats your point here?

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

“Baby promise me you’ll hold me again”.

The hos ta ges who need re lea se. saf ety and hea ling. Still *broken*.

Enough with the Swiss red cross brainwashing.

There are over a hundred ho sta ges whose faiths are unknown and millions of people who want them back *now*. Human dignity you know. It should know no nationality or else. Apparently whales and whatnot have more rights.

Some Swiss seem to claim to be chiefs of humanitarian everything yet when it comes to *Is ra e lis* they keep mum.

*LOVE WILL NEVER DIE!!!!!*

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

Yes but do you like Nemo’s song ?

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Klum?

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago

OK, Thank you for being such passionate!!

All the best and peace soon for your peoples.

Greetings

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

Free the hostages!!!

Lunairetic707
Lunairetic707
1 month ago

My winner. And my second favorite (Croatia) probably will win the Wiwijury. It’s between them, right? I think is the first time my taste and Wiwijury are so alike!

Amazing year.

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Love it. My bronze medalists. It’s just so unique and really interested to see how it will be staged. This will do well with both televote and juries and as Croatia and Netherlands could be lower with the juries, Nemo could snatch the win. Top 5 at least.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

I also have high expectations from the Spell flying in from Ireland.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

I really want Bambi to qualify!

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Same here!!

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

A discussion about this winning and Ireland qualifying seems bizarre to me, I would have it the other way around.

Anthon
Anthon
1 month ago

Nemo is such a amazing singer, charismatic and great performer. Let’s be honest their song is not so good like Nemo are, it’s not that catchy, so I Guess Nemo won’t get a lot of points of televote.

LawnaDellPlay
LawnaDellPlay
1 month ago

Not particularly enthralling.

Sometimes
Sometimes
1 month ago

I feel everyone loves this song, but for me it leaves me cold.

Zisk
Zisk
1 month ago

Just for the record, this is an all time top 5 wiwijury score.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Zisk

8.83, indeed.

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

I find this song quite overhyped and overrated :/ Not even conparable to Switzerland’s 2021 entry; it was really good entry.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

It used to be indeed.
Finishing 3rd overall.

This years field lays quite open.
So we will see and enjoy ESC24.

Sanne
Sanne
1 month ago

Score is SO deserved!

Arch
Arch
1 month ago

Deban only gave 5. Why?

Toine
Toine
1 month ago
Reply to  Arch

Why not? He didn’t like it that much…

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago

The Swiss singer is talented and unique. He is a “real artist”, compared to some other acts this year. He can do a Conchita, but she had a classic song ten years ago. Not sure if Nemo with a dress can repeat it.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Eyal

they, not he

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Eyal

Who do you consider as “the other acts?”

Jan
Jan
1 month ago

I like Deban’s taste this year

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Jan

Every year! Deban has excellent taste. William’s is very well honed too. They can both spot quality.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Marlinken

Oh here we go. Stop being a music snob.

Pauly
Pauly
1 month ago

I think Switzerland will win the jury voting (unless France is impressive live) so it will be up to the public vote and how many points Switzerland will win.

I think it will be tight and similar to 2019 and 2021 with some changes

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Pauly

I assure u. In Amsterdam no one came even close to France live. Not even Slovenia/Switzerland.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
1 month ago

Not among my favourites but quite interesting – 7,5/12

Robert
Robert
1 month ago

Why are u putting reviews from people that gave it 10. I want to know why Deban gave it 5.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Me too. Literally only one dissenting opinion. Of course that’s the most interesting one.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

It’s quite possible that Debian never actually typed up a verdict, and this one digit is all whoever edited this article had.

Amy Kelly
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Right??? I love Deban but sometimes he puzzles me. He didn’t like Maneskin either. (To be fair I didn’t either at the contest, I only became obsessed afterwards. LOL!)

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

Deban’s a pretty sound dude, I’d like to know what his opinion is too.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

In general, it’d be better if they gave us at least one of the lower reviews as well, to show more opinions.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

I have no idea how the system works, but probably the 13 reviewers who don’t feature just submit a number. The duties are shared I imagine.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

That’s what I was thinking. It would be nice getting a good mix of opinions for each and every song.

Ivars
Ivars
1 month ago

Fabulous entry! Innovative, edgy, cool. My second favourite after Norway. I hope Nemo delivers live! 9/10

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

This is massively overrated and will be the weakest winner in years if he wins

Tino
Tino
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

I don’t feel the same way as you do but it’s ok. We all have different opinions. For me Switzerland and Italy are the only countries that have worth winning songs. Croatia is nice but I find it a bit weak and I really don’t like The Netherlands but once again it’s a matter of taste.

Amy Kelly
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

why do you say that? What don’t you like about it? Just curious…