Switzerland Takes the Trophy at Eurovision 2024, Armenia Finishes in Eighth Place

Published May 11, 2024

In an exciting finale to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, Switzerland emerged victorious with 'The Code' performed by the artist Nemo. Following an electrifying performance, the Alpine nation clinched the top spot, marking a significant win in the history of the competition. Armenia, represented by LADANIVA, managed to claim the eighth position amidst strong competition.

Eurovision Grand Final Performances

The Eurovision Grand Final saw various countries perform, with Armenia taking the stage 19th. Despite not securing the win, Armenia's performance was well-received, and LADANIVA's eighth-place finish stands as a respectable result in the coveted song contest.

Top Five Scoreboard Highlights

The final scoreboard revealed the top five countries with Switzerland at the pinnacle, amassing 591 points. Hot on their heels was Croatia with 547 points, followed by Ukraine with 453 points. France placed fourth with 445 points, and Israel rounded out the top five scoring 375 points.

Additional News and Developments

Outside of Eurovision, important news included Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan's visitation of multiple communities in the Armavir region. PM Pashinyan also attended the inauguration of the Weightlifting School named after Simon Martirosyan in Jrarat.

Meanwhile, reports indicated the complete destruction of St. Ascension Church in Berdzor by Azerbaijanis, further straining the tension in the region. In a controversial decision, the Netherlands' Eurovision entry was disqualified from the contest, sparking discussions among fans and organizers alike.

Armenian and Azerbaijani Ministers have expressed optimism for progress on territorial delimitation and have reached agreements to advance peace in the area. International news touched upon a tragic event in Afghanistan, where flash flooding claimed the lives of at least 150 people.

Human rights concerns were spotlighted as the UN Committee Against Torture published findings on Azerbaijan and allegations of the mistreatment of Armenians. Nevertheless, Armenia has continued to take a constructive role in the peace process, according to statements from the nation's Foreign Minister.

Solidifying international support, the UN Assistant Secretary-General reaffirmed commitment to Armenia's development priorities, emphasizing the broader context of Armenia's role and relationships within the international community.

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