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Switzerland wins Eurovision 2024 – but Estonia won our hearts (just see the video!)

The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 has been a journey, with arguably one of the best line-up of acts in years. It wasn’t without its drama and controversy: tensions rose with the inclusion of Israel, the exclusion of Netherlands, Ireland’s baby thug missing dress rehearsals, and the resignations of multiple juries. But the controversy that hits closest to home: 5MIINUST and Puulup didn’t win Eurovision 2024.

Twenty-five countries competed in the final; viewer votes made up half of Saturday’s final result, while juries of five music professionals in each participating country made up the other half. Taking first place this year was Switzerland’s “The Code” by Nemo.

Estonia placed twentieth, scoring 37 points. Fans of “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi” took to social media to share their disappointment about Estonia’s placement, commenting things like “Estonia was robbed”:

At the same time, fans discussed that an entry like Estonia’s is not one to be forgotten and will probably become a permanent fixture in Eurovision folklore for years to come.

Either way, Estonia won at least two things: the longest song title in Eurovision history and… our hearts. See for yourself:

Estonians in Australia doing the Veisson Dance from 5MIINUST and Puuluup’s “(nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi”.

We won in our own way.

We (really) don’t care about (these) critics.


Learn more about the Veisson Dance here →