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EUROVISION Swiss singer Nemo won the Eurovision Song Contest with their operatic pop-rap song “The Code” about their journey to accepting their nonbinary identity. “I went to hell and back, to find myself on track, I broke the code,” Nemo sang in the chorus of their winning song.

Dressed in a frilly pink blouse and miniskirt, Nemo dazzled the audience at the Malmö Arena in Sweden, home to last year’s winner, Loreen.

Nemo’s win is the first win for Switzerland since Canadian singer Celine Dion competed under the Swiss flag in 1988. The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held by the European Broadcasting Union since 1956, in which representatives of all member states present original songs.

The entrants are voted upon by a panel of judges and by viewing audiences, who award points to their 10 favorite performances.

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