Over the last three weeks, the Wiwi Jury – our in-house team of music unprofessionals – has been reviewing and rating the 37 competing songs in Eurovision 2024. Having travelled across the globe to each participating country, we now have the final results of our team’s ranking.

When taking an average score across 17 jurors from different countries and with different music tastes, it’s often hard to earn a high result. However, one act in particular has managed to win over our jurors.

We’re now pleased to reveal that the Wiwi Jury’s top entry of Eurovision 2024 is Switzerland’s Nemo with “The Code”.

Nemo wins the 2024 Wiwi Jury with “The Code”

The Swiss star earned five perfect scores of 10 — the most of any act this year. And with 90% of our jurors scoring “The Code” an 8 or higher, Nemo was able to secure victory in our ranking amongst a very strong cohort of entries.

wiwiblogger Lucy was one of those who awarded Nemo a perfect 10. She noted the following in her review:

“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?”

After dropping the lowest and (one of) the highest scores, Nemo earned an overall average score of 8.83 from the Wiwi Jury.

It was a very close battle for second place. Both Croatia’s Baby Lasagna and Italy’s Angelina Mango were big favourites with our jurors.

In the end, Baby Lasagna just squeezed ahead and secured the silver medal. His entry “Rim Tim Tagi Dim” earned an average score of 8.50 from the Wiwi Jury.

Angelina finishes only 0.03 points behind. “La noia” received an average score of 8.47, giving the Italian star the last spot on our Eurovision 2024 podium.

 
 
 
 
 
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Highest Wiwi Jury scores 2012-2024

Comparing scores between the Wiwi Jury results of past contests is not completely accurate since the number of jurors and their identities vary between years. But it’s interesting to examine nonetheless.

Nemo’s score of 8.83 earns them a spot in our Top 10 Eurovision entries of the past 13 years.

The highest scores since the Wiwi Jury’s inception in 2012 are now as follows:

  1. Sweden 2023: Loreen with “Tattoo” (9.31)
  2. Sweden 2012: Loreen with “Euphoria” (9.25)
  3. Netherlands 2019: Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” (9.15)
  4. Finland 2023: Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha” (8.97)
  5. Italy 2017: Francesco Gabbani – “Occidentali’s Karma” (8.96)
  6. Sweden 2022: Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer” (8.94)
  7. Spain 2022: Chanel – “SloMo” (8.91)
  8. Switzerland 2024: Nemo – “The Code” (8.83)
  9. Italy 2019: Mahmood – “Soldi” (8.80)
  10. Switzerland 2021: Gjon’s Tears – “Tout l’univers” (8.77)
 
 
 
 
 
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It’s important to note that the Wiwi Jury is not, and has never been, designed to be an objective prediction. Rather, it’s a way for us to share our personal pre-contest favourites with y’all.

We’ve enjoyed reading many of your own reviews over the past few weeks and finding out how your personal rankings differ from our list.

Opinions will no doubt change once rehearsals start and we get to see exactly what each act will be bringing to the Eurovision 2024 stage in Malmö.

What do you make of the Wiwi Jury 2024 results? Do you agree? How different is your own ranking of this year’s songs? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nate
Nate
1 month ago

I truly don’t see why too much hype around this one or Italy, to be honest. But we will see in just a few weeks

58 Points (JE)
1 month ago

I wonder what song had the highest Wiwi jury score, but failed to qualify?

Mike Ahern
Mike Ahern
1 month ago

It is truly farcical that the top two spots are occupied by Loreen.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Ahern

Such taste!

Welcome back, visit us again someday!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Oh, dear, how embarrassing, I thought I was replying to Sabrina. ?

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Hahahaha

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Thank you for your kindess, Jonas! I miss writing here, it’s just that I’ve been busy and the Eurovision fandom can be a little too much sometimes, you know? But I’m glad to know you’re always here carrying the torch for the regulars in this comments section!

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Hey Sabrina, nice to see you here too 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Hi Jimmy! Glad to see that you’re still here too! 🙂

Alecs
Alecs
1 month ago

Happy for Nemo! They deserve a great result this year. 12 points from Romania!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago

Israel soo underrated in the wiwi jury lmao, but we all know we will have the last laugh on the 11th

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

Here we go, for the sake of keeping a tradition alive! 1) Italy 9.5 2) Ireland and Switzerland 9.25 4) Norway 9 5) Croatia, Greece, Lithuania and Portugal 8.5 9) Armenia and Ukraine 8.25 11) Slovenia 8 12) Netherlands 7.75 13) Belgium, France, Serbia and United Kingdom 7.5 17) Estonia and Spain 7.25 19) Latvia 7 20) Poland 6.75 21) Czechia, Luxembourg and Sweden 6.5 24) Austria 6.25 25) Australia, Denmark, Germany and Israel 6 29) Azerbaijan 5.75 30) Georgia 5.5 31) Finland 5 32) Albania and Cyprus 4.75 34) Malta and San Marino 4.5 36) Moldova 4.25 37) Iceland… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

We’re surprisingly out of sync this year, Sabrina. I missed your reviews and our chats. I hope, you’re doing well and happy Eurovision week to you, too!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

I missed our discussions too, Tibor! And I also hope you’re doing well. 🙂 I’m fine, just busy.

So we’re out of sync this year? Are Italian cúmbia, ouija pop and drum n’bass with rap and opera on it too much for you? 😀 I’m curious to find out which are your favorite entries this time. Have you posted your ranking anywhere?

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

As a matter of fact, I have posted all of my thoughts on the Eurovision entries and my top 50 national final favourites over on the Grootyvision Discord server. If you want, we could connect over there.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Great to finally see you again, Sabrina! I have also been a bit busier than usual so got behind in my reviews this year. Unlike Tibor though, your ranking of the songs looks quite similar to my own in most places! Well, maybe I like Estonia more but still!

Take care and enjoy the next couple of weeks!

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Considering it’s a year with a lot of variety and with a bunch of quite unexpected entries, quite similar ranking are already a great thing. The thing about Estonia is that the live version is a little messy. But I think they deserved to win Eesti Laul. Let’s hope that one of your shared favorites gets the trophy!

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Hi, Sabrina! It’s me, Colin! I missed you. Your list is actually not that far apart from mine. If you want to, you can get in touch with us on Discord. I hope that you are doing well. 🙂

Dominic
Dominic
1 month ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Here are my pre-contest top 37:

1) Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, Norway – 10
5) France, Estonia – 9.5
7) Netherlands, Italy, Portugal – 9
10) Switzerland, Greece – 8.5
12) Ukraine, Slovenia, Luxembourg – 8
15) Lithuania – 7.5
16) Armenia, Poland, Australia – 7
19) Malta, Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland – 6.5
23) Finland, Latvia, Azerbaijan – 6
26) Austria, Israel, San Marino – 5.5
29) Albania, Germany, Georgia – 5
32) Sweden – 4.5
33) Moldova, Denmark, Cyprus – 4
36) Iceland, Czechia – 3.5

rainer1
rainer1
1 month ago
so many hateful Croatian fans
Alen
Alen
1 month ago
Reply to  rainer1

How did you come to this conclusion or is just your assumption?

Maja Šegon
Maja Šegon
1 month ago

Baby Lasagna definitely ???????

Gosh
Gosh
1 month ago

Ouu yeah. Andrew is furious today. XoXo Love it.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Gosh

Glad you enjoyed x

Jesse O'Rourke
Jesse O'Rourke
1 month ago

can’t stand him/ it / them

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Wiwi Jury season. I have very much enjoyed this one. I learned a lot from all of you, particularly about the context of Spain’s entry, which I knew very little about (thanks for that). Most of the songs this year are to my personal taste in some form, so I’m really excited about rehearsals starting. May the Eurovision Song Contest… rehearse! 🙂

Alen
Alen
1 month ago

Just relax and bake some Lasagna for May 11th. The guy is serving everything expected from Eurovision winner….

jxck
jxck
1 month ago

Justice for my winner Norway!!! They need more recognition, the song slaps soooo hard

Alecs
Alecs
1 month ago
Reply to  jxck

They will be top 3 for sure. Do not worry. All the Europe will be touch by her Voice.

Span
Span
1 month ago

The top 2 are ridiculously beige songs. The type of songs that some eurofans love to fake hype every year.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Span

This is a type of comment that shows a person can not deal that people have different taste and everyone is stupid cause they do not agree

Sometimes
Sometimes
1 month ago

For actual Eurovision winner i would prefer an entry to win that doesn’t rely so heavily on the backing track.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago

Tomorrow its Kingsday in the Netherlands. We celebrate the BD of our King Willem Alexander since 2013.
It used to be called Queensday since 1898, after Wilhelmina, Juliana and Beatrix.

I still call it Queensday, but what does it mater as we are all Queens and Kings on the path of our lives breaking a Code!! I dont judge in numbers. I just want feeling the sharing of it. I dont messure in statistics. Just how people go.

Cheerzz, Oranje boven! Let’s Go, lets goooooo.
Its now or never.

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  FizzPunk

Happy St. Patricksnederlands Day. It’s tomorrow or neverrrr… Euro pa pa… Euro pa pa. 🙂

Have a great one

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago

Thank you- Bedankt!!

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Wiwi Jury Winners

2024: Switzerland – Nemo – The Code
2023: Sweden – Loreen – Tattoo
2022: Sweden – Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
2021: Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’univers
2020: Germany – Ben Dolic – Violent Thing
2019: The Netherlands – Duncan Laurence – Arcade
2018: Israel – Netta – Toy
2017: Italy – Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

From this hit rate, Nemo might have a 50-50 chance to win.

Rmor
Rmor
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Well, seasons 18, 19, 23 had such strong prerehearsal frontrunners, that it would be impossible to miss the winner.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

Wiwi Jury Winners

2023: Sweden – Loreen – Tattoo
2022: Sweden – Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer
2021: Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears – Tout l’univers
2020: Germany – Ben Dolic – Violent Thing
2019: The Netherlands – Duncan Laurence – Arcade
2018: Israel – Netta – Toy
2017: Italy – Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

The last four years have all been won by “Sw” countries. Such bias!

Jessica Folcker
Jessica Folcker
1 month ago

Can’t stand this track…

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago

Thanks for sharing

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago

I’ve been saying all along that I see four potential winners: Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, and Italy. So far, my prediction seem to be holding up. Norway is getting there soon. After the recent live performances, Switzerland lost a bit of its magic for me, where everyone else started liking the song more. If they are unable to replicate the studio version, I don’t see them winning, but that said, they will be up there in the top spots.

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

Hate or love, we have evolved enormously in merely ten years. In 2014, Conchita came up as a beardy woman who won the whole competition (still one of the best songs despite everything controversial regarding it). Ten years later, we have come to see Nemo, who is unaware of his gender and, thus, identifies himself in plurality. I am intrigued to see how the song is going to be heard and displayed in Malmo. Personally, I find this song irritating, and, frankly, the whole concept of a man dressed up in a little girl’s dress (during the pre-parties) is a… Read more »

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

Wiwi editors please can you remove this vile, hateful, slanderous comment.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Oh, and remove ‘Devito’ whilst you’re at it.

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

What’s wrong with his comment except you’re disagreeing with it?

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

“Paedophile vibe”. Are you seriously agreeing that such a comment should be allowed?

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Tbh I don’t think he likes to touch little girls, but he wants to be a little girl spanked amd slapped by his daddy bc he was naughy….all in all, normalization of creepiness is a no for me.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

But you are the one that has interpreted it as creepy, in your head! It is you who is creepy tbh.

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Because grown-up man dresses like a little girl, giving us Sarah Kay realness with all of that non binary mambo jumbo and putting his own gender (telling us about your gender is telling us what’s in you pants basically) in front of the entire audience is not creepy?

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

I don’t think they have made any comment about their genitalia. Do correct me if I’m wrong. Any creepiness or obsession with genitals is on you

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

As soon as you’re telling us you’re gender is not the same as your sex or that you don’t have any gender(how ridiculous it is) it’s automatically telling us about your genitalia

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

Add on top of that dude in quinceañera dress….

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

Umm, no. The focus on genitalia is on you. Do you really care that much about everyone’s genitals? Is it the first thing you ask about when you meet someone? Do you ask about it when someone serves you in a shop?

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

If someone is teling me about his pronounce as soon as we meet it’s like he told me about his genitalia

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

But they’re not actually telling you what’s between their legs are they? You’re the one making that connection. Like I said, creepy.

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

But he is, if he’s telling he’s “non binary “, that means he is not in sync with his genitalia… so, basically he’s telling me what’s in his pants an he made his entire personality about that…

Arch
Arch
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

“putting his own gender in front of the entire audience…”

There is nothing creepy about the human body. As long as they doesn’t touch their genitalia and don’t use crude words to mention their genitalia, everything’s cool. They can dress anyway they like and sing they belong to whatever gender they like.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

At least such comments only serve to highlight Nemo’s courage at putting themself on such a public platform. More reason for us to admire them, such an inspiration in not letting others keep you down.

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

If Nemo is them, how will they know how many people can be on stage when performing a song?

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Laura

Nemo is one person, everyone agrees on that… the answer to your question is 6, same as everybody else. Hope that helps.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Laura

Wit is not your strength Laura

Alen
Alen
1 month ago
Reply to  Laura

ahahahahahahaha… This is hilarious.:D 😀

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

Like… seriously… there is nothing worse that could possibly be said about anyone. Such an accusation could ruin a life.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I don’t even know who Laurence Fox is, but yesterday I read about him paying a huge sum in compensation for saying such things. Be warned, Devito!

Devito
Devito
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Watch your tone before you start threatening others for having an opinion, Jonas!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

Huh? No threat. No tone. I’m just advising caution. For your own sake, and for others.

Your opinion is, quite frankly, stupid, irresponsible, and dangerous. The people you refer to have no “vibe”, they come in ALL shapes and sizes and hide in plain sight. To suggest they are spotted by dresscode is just plain ludicrous.

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Your attitude is completely against freedom of speech, pro one minded society, terror of politeness, and criminalization of sanity and scientific facts in favour of someone’s feeling…

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

It’s not even a little girl’s dress. I think it might be slightly too big for a little girl.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Hahaha

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

American reporter, 1973: “Mr Bowie millions love your music but a lot of Americans want to know why you are wearing a woman’s dress on the cover”

David Bowie: “That is not a woman’s dress. That is my dress.”

Isa
Isa
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

60 years later

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
1 month ago

Even if this song was so great (when I first heard it I thought – hm, interesting, but that’s it) the use of backing track makes it a non-winner. If juries are strictly following the guidelines on that from previous years, this can’t be in top 5 for them which means it won’t win.

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago

You can almost hear the wiwibloggers wetting themselves and “you go girlfriending” each other over this. Same every year. Anything remotely gay, camp and overblown is wildly overhyped by them.

Kim
Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

That’s a very sweeping statement.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

‘Them’ lol. Why are you here if the wiwibloggers seem to annoy you? You are literally wiwiblogging. Probably from within your closet.

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

How predictable

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Do you complain about all the hetero bros hyping up sports stars like LeBron or Ronaldo? Just because they are hetero, of course.

Or is it only feminine gays you define by their sexuality?

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

What on earth are tou rambling incoherently about?

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

*you

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Your ignorance.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Read it slowly, might help

Arch
Arch
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Some of the wiwibloggers are actually quite sexy. You’ll have to admit it. 😉

Angela
Angela
1 month ago

Switzerland’s song is so overrated and without any reason. What is so ”unique” at the end? Really….
There are better songs and better artists this year. It’s so unfair for the other artists.
But if you want to promote somoen specific, okay

The most hillarious thing that wiwi jury gave it more points than Switzerland 2021: Gjon’s Tears. How is it even possible, guys?

Gjon’s song was epic. Nemo’s song can’t even touch it.

Ania
Ania
1 month ago
Reply to  Angela

I agree. Its hillarious that gjon didnt win a this man is favourite

Kayroz
Kayroz
1 month ago

first time that im not agree with the number one.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Kayroz

i know, Israel is the best song this year with all honesty

if Israel doesn’t win, i am submitting a entry next year (for Netherlands)

Nufari
Nufari
1 month ago

I wish ESC back to the time when only real backing vocals exist

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Nufari

Agreed. ALL vocals should be live.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Nufari

I’ll do the backing vocals. 🙂

Arch
Arch
1 month ago
Reply to  Nufari

100%. All vocals should be live!

Ania
Ania
1 month ago

I hope this man wont win he didnt deserve it

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Ania

Why don’t you feel they deserve to win? Any of the acts deserve a shot at winning!

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 month ago

What I really dislike about this song is that there are a lot playback vocals particularly in this one… This is a song which relies on its genre and vocals and for that reason I think it’s very misleading to have so much backing vocals in the playback track. It’s definitely not a winner for me unfortunately and I am very disappointed to see people voting for them just because they are non-binary… This is not the point guys and it hurts the LGBTQI+ community as a whole much more than what you can think! Just vote for the best… Read more »

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Explain how it ‘hurts’ the LGBTQI+ community

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

I think they mean because the win wouldn’t be based on the merit of the work setting the artist up for years of “Only won because of identity, not talent” comments and thereby concluding the artist is something less-than the other artists.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

Still don’t see how it directly harms anyone though

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicolas

“Lets come 2gether.
Its now or never!”.

With Love to my Parents.

Waterloo 2024!!
11;11 Before the party is over.
Unforgetable.

Shalieshalala………………………..

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Eurovision 2024

1. Austria
2. Netherlands
3. Finland
4. Czechia
5. Sweden
6. Lithuania
7. Norway
8. Switzerland
9. Croatia
10. Ukraine
11. Ireland
12. Estonia
13. Spain
14. Azerbaijan
15. Serbia
16. Iceland
17. Armenia
18. Denmark
19. Poland
20. UK
21. San Marino
22. Belgium
23. Cyprus
24. Slovenia
25. Israel
26. Australia
27. Albania
28. Portugal
29. Georgia
30. Latvia
31. Germany
32. France
33. Greece
34. Italy
35. Malta
36. Luxembourg
37. Moldova

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

I’m excited to see how this might change when we start to see the rehearsals!

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Kosey

The real wonder of ESC is the differences in personal ratings, likes, dislikes (sadly too may of those on here), and musical preferences. Soooo looking forward to the shows. There’s some great acts this year.

Only one can win the trophy, all 37 can win countless fans. Have a great weekend.

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago

I think we all know the sort of song the wiwibloggers will go for though. Same over hype of camp every year.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

How DARE their taste differ from yours!

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Haha Jonas is on fire

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Why thank you, kind sir.

Mrs Potts
Mrs Potts
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Why do you imply that they are a sir? How potentially offensive…

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago

On those last 100 meters only the best acts are showing their breath and energy or creativity.
Very fibrant edition tis year.

Have a great time.

Kobe
Kobe
1 month ago

So according to some real Eurovision “fans” here Nemo is topping the odds because they’re non-binary.
Does that means that Dana International won because she’s a transsexual and Conchita because he’s a draq?
I think The Code sounds fresh and the live vocals are really convincing.
Is Switzerland my favorite this year?
No it isn’t, but at least i can see why Nemo is the big favorite.

Anja
Anja
1 month ago
Reply to  Kobe

Psst, that’s exactly what a lot of people are saying…

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago
Reply to  Kobe

Eh…. Yes!!!! Dana International had the most current sounding song in 1998, it was extremely catchy, AND the lyrics of the song fit the singers personality so well so the song was absolutely authentic, also the dress was perfect as well. And as a woman Dana is stunning!!! Her being transexual was absolutely a part of the story and a part of her victory, but the song also fitted this story and identity so well as well. Conchita did an absolutely amazing vocal performance of a song with amazing lyrics that also felt very authentic to the performer. The listeneres… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian F

Dana International didn’t win Eurovision and neither did Conchita Wurst. “Diva” and “Rise like a Phoenix” did. They were the best songs in their respective years. Yes the performances helped but people don’t vote for people because they are pretending to be a woman. It didn’t work for Slovenia. Or Ukraine. The song is the thing.

Big Clam
Big Clam
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Dana wasn’t “pretending to be a woman”. Trans women are women.

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Big Clam

Not biologically. No they are not.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

Biologically you are an eejit

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

As Dana says, the body will be cremated or lie rotting in the ground. People’s SOULS is what defines us!

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

What nonsense

Milan
Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Soul without a body is like software without hardware…

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago
Reply to  Patrick

I am sorry, but I disagree. The persona behind a song matters a lot in Eurovision. A song has to feel authentic to the singer or else it will not win. Anyone else singing Rise Like A Phoenix and it wouldn’t have won, just as I firmly believe that if someone else had performed Tattoo, it wouldn’t have won last year.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian F

Dana International did not wear the iconic JPG feather dress for her actual performance that night, so it had nothing to do with her victory. That was not seen until after she won. Just a small point of clarification, yes, it doesn’t matter.

Miko
Miko
1 month ago

Thank God there is more and more other prominent ESC related platforms where I can hear/read some knowledgeable opinions from people with some taste, experience, musical knowledge and broader views… and not just basic fan voting of some thristy screeching queens and completely clueless ladies with a rubber duck…

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Miko

Still here though aren’t you!

Miko
Miko
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Ifc I am, never escaping to hear different opinions…

United by Music
United by Music
1 month ago

Real winner, I’m so glad that overhyped Croatia didn’t win. Wiwi Jury once again get the right winner of Eurovision.

AlexC
AlexC
1 month ago

This comment makes no sense.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago

Well 2nd place is still a great result..

Laura
Laura
1 month ago
Reply to  Kor

If Croatia wins, Im scared for United of music life. That will be a breakdown for that person.

Kor
Kor
1 month ago
Reply to  Laura

I agree…

Alen
Alen
1 month ago
Reply to  Laura

COMPLETE breakdown. I don’t know what’s going on in his/her/their head but to be so bitter and against anyone’s song is bordering with craziness!

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

So the Wiwi jury has finished for this year! I can’t wait for the rehearsals to begin tomorrow and of course for the actual live shows! Here’s my top 37 (35) before the rehearsals (with small insignificant changes from the rankings I was giving during the reviews) : 1. Belgium 2. Croatia 3. Norway 4. United Kingdom 5. Latvia 6. Ukraine 7. Portugal 8. Serbia 9. Armenia 10. Germany 11. Czechia 12. Denmark 13. Estonia 14. Italy 15. Lithuania 16. France 17.Greece 18. Slovenia 19. Spain 20. Poland 21. Finland 22. Albania 23. Moldova 24. Sweden 25. Ireland 26. Iceland… Read more »

Lia
Lia
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

Wait why did you not rank Israel and Azerbaijan? Did you not hear them?

Tarcy
Tarcy
1 month ago

Reminder that Nemo uses they/them pronouns. The article uses he/him at least once.

Hellab
Hellab
1 month ago
Reply to  Tarcy

You mean, Nemo use 🙂

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Tarcy

If the site/article is going to make a big deal about the artist’s identity – they have to get the pronouns right. If you aren’t sure, you can easily restructure the sentence so that isn’t an issue. The easiest way is to use the artist’s name where a pronoun would be.

“He/She/They sing this so well!” becomes “Nemo sings this so well!”

Milan
Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

They did get the pronouns right.

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Tarcy

You are just agrevating people and make everyone dislike him even more

cheder
cheder
1 month ago
Reply to  Tarcy

It would be easier to keep up with the they/them pronouns if Nemo actually looked non-binary. He just looks like a femme guy.

Milan
Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  cheder

It would be easier to keep up with the they/them pronouns if he was a band.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  cheder

Keep practicing, you’ll get there

Maria
Maria
1 month ago

I can’t follow the odds. I try to like it because he seems kind and genuine, but I don’t feel the song, I forget it once I heard it. It’s produced too win, but therefore it misses authenticity, it’s a bit of everything. I doubt they will get more jury points as Arcade did, because of the direct competition of Frane and Italy. A sure top 10 but will it win….

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

Everyone has different musical taste but I really find Switzerland’s song highly overhyped and overrated 🙁 The song is not so unique or original

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

What other songs does it remind you of? Genuinely curious

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

I am also curious….if The Code isn’t unique or original, what other song/songs does ut remind you of? The truth is that the lyrics are amazingly written and the composition is unique!

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Stian F

Were still waiting! ….

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

I like what Nemo’s wearing in this picture though. That might work well for the Eurovision performance. Nothing too crazy but still unusual.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

you are so obsessed with what nemo is wearing lol

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

What do you wear? All black every day?

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

I think more about your sentence “nothing too crazy”. I mean they can wear whatever they want and go as crazy as they want. that is what we love about eurovision

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

Sure they can. And I can think whatever I want. And we are not a we. And talking about styles is not an obsession. Some Eurovision costumes have become so iconic that they were placed in museums.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

I have seen you and others several times comment on how “too much” nemo’s style is, so that is what I was referring to

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

Yes and that is my and others right to think. We don’t have to like everything. The style in this pic I find quite lovely and that’s what I was referring to.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

you don’t have to like it, but commenting on it a lot I would call that obsessed

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Dane

You literally comment more on my comments about it than my comments. Obsessed much?

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Its the first time Im writing to you about it to point it out. I would not call that obsessed lmao

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

It’s precisely the reason why Nemo should go crazy. Crazy equals iconic equals museum!

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Not always.

ATLANTIC
ATLANTIC
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Good answer, Ari! Love it!!!

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Yep Nemo looks great in that fresh pink,

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

The score for Switzerland is highly exaggerated. Sorry.

Davie
Davie
1 month ago

I think Nemo brings something completely new to Eurovision and this is to be applauded. I didn’t immediately love the song on first listen but now I’m hooked and it’s my clear winner followed by Italy

It’s original and genre defying. I just hope they get the staging right and don’t mess up the outfit.

But if Angelina wins I’m also happy.

Amigo
Amigo
1 month ago

I want to give an unpopular opinion but an honest one.  The only reason I think it’s topping the odds is because Nemo is non-binary. And people fall for odds and they start believing their favorites are the songs that are presented as favorites by the bookies. I hate it that bookies have that kind of an impact on peoples’ opinions.  I do like the song and it is in my TOP 5 but I would hate it if it wins just because of him being non-binary. If it’s going to win I want it to win because it is… Read more »

Davie
Davie
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

I have to disagree. Most people could not care less what gender Nemo identifies as. It’s just not that interesting.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

I often wonder about this. I think most of us are influenced by looking at the odds. One more reason they are terrible. I bet lots of people look at Croatia and Switzerland leading the odds and subconsciously think ‘they must be better than I think.’

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

Nah. I love the complexity and mucisal variety of the actual track, and the vocal is great. ‘Live’, so far not amazing; Bambie has me; but we’ll see soon enough. Bambie (all their songs – listening now on Spotify), Baby L, Joost, Ms. Mango, Gàte are my creative likes for similar reasons.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

this is such a wild take. who tf is voting for a person just because they have a certain gender? there are probably a few who do, but the majority don’t know their gender identity lmao

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

Agree with you in that people fall for odds. They’ll see a song is favourite and make sure they tune in for it, then vote for it without sitting through many of the other 25 songs. The momentum of dark horses is stifled by the rehearsal lockdown we now get.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Amigo

I doubt anyone is voting for a song based on the gender identity of the performer. Have you read a review anywhere that says otherwise? Why isn’t Bambi at the top?

Nemo is high in the odds and receiving positive reviews because their song is great and the performance of it is great. It’s ok if you don’t like it though!

Big Clam
Big Clam
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Nemo went up in the odds after performing live – so clearly it’s their performance not their gender identity that is what matters.

While I don’t think it has zero effect, I don’t think the odds make people like a song more. If anything, the outraged comments on here show reviews and odds people don’t agree with often only make them double down on their views!

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

Good. Give him this and let the real trophy go to Angelina. If Switzerland really is a contender (which I’m not sure about), we could have a split screen repeat of 2021 at the end. hopefully also a repeat of Italy winning in this case. Of course, the perfect split screen is Italy vs Norway.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

*them

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

I like Italy but it also feels a bit dated, I think Norway is underrated.

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago

A new low for Eurovision if this wins.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

How so?

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago
Reply to  Andrew

Provocative entry that is trying to make a buzz out of someone’s identity rather than the song itself.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

I’ve yet to read anyone reviewing their identity as opposed to the song tbh

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

Oh, I can think of three less deserving winners in just the past ten years.

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sally

Netta, Salvador and Jamala?

Sally
Sally
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

2 of 3.

Erret2
Erret2
1 month ago

Get some manners and some decency on the way

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

To be honest, that was exactly my reaction when I first listened to The Code. I ran upstairs and called my partner to come and watch the video. We were like, “This is a contender to win, hands down!”. For some reason (I will explain how below), this song has an immediate appeal and strikes you (at least it strikes us). From my point of view, this is an exceptionally well-written, well-produced song that harmoniously blends many different artistic elements, while being original and authentic. It keeps you hooked for the whole 3 minutes. It has a superb build-up without… Read more »

Johnny
Johnny
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Meh..

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Wiwibloggs Lucy said exactly the same thing, Paul. Her other half was upstairs too. I didn’t run anywhere when I first heard it but having seen it live, I think it will win the televote. Assuming Christer Björkman doesn’t decide to bury it in an unfavourable slot.

Maria
Maria
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Unfortunately I don’t feel it, it needs more soul.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Maria

Mustii has loads! On fire too!