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A performance without underwear, a scandal over violence and a broken cup: five Eurovision 2024 events that caused a stir

What events of Eurovision 2024 caused a public outcry

Almost any global show can't do without faux pas, but Eurovision 2024 probably broke the record for their number, as there are at least five moments that will definitely be remembered by viewers. This year, many non-binary people took part in the competition, which is unusual for many people, some almost completely naked to get into the role, and some still performed a classic number.

There was enough action in the show and it kept you in suspense all the time, or made your jaw drop. Metro collected several events that will be remembered for Eurovision 2024.

Naked Windows95man on stage

While the Ukrainians were shocked by Windows95man's overly explicit image on stage during the performance of the contest song "No rules!", the representative from Finland fooled the "whole world" by wearing a beige thong, which was successfully hidden with the help of video operators. Well, maybe not quite successfully, because at the end of the performance, part of his naked body was still visible.

However, even before the start of Eurovision 2024, ardent Eurofans knew that the artist was actually wearing beige underwear that merged with his skin.

A performance without underwear, a scandal over violence and a broken cup: five Eurovision 2024 events that caused a stir

Disqualification of hitmaker Joost Klein

The European broadcaster officially disqualified the Dutch representative 8 hours before the final due to an alleged violent incident against a female employee of the broadcasting union. According to media reports, the artist threatened an unnamed woman from the crew when he allegedly did not want to be filmed. This news came as a shock not only to the Euro fans, but also to the artist's competitors. Thus, the participants from Estonia - MIINUST x Puuluup - and some other contestants, who are not named, considered boycotting the final because of Jost Klein's disqualification, but this was overcome, and 25 out of 26 countries performed in the final.

Booing of Executive Director Martin Esterdahl

Martin Esterdahl is the face of the European Broadcasting Union, so just before the results of this year's contest were announced, he had to confirm that the statistics and the selection of the finalist were ready. However, just as the executive director took the microphone, the audience began to boo him and condemn his alleged poor management of the event.

The UK has failed again

The country has been left out of the Eurovision Song Contest for the last 25 years, although in 2022 Sam Ryder managed to win 2nd place for his country with the song "Space man". This year, Olly Alexander with his track "Dizzy" received 0 points from the audience and only 46 from the jury.

Broken crystal microphone

During his winning performance, the owner of the crystal microphone, non-binary Nemo from Switzerland, accidentally broke their statuette without calculating the force during a "fall" to their knees. Fortunately, the situation ended optimistically -they received another cup, however, without the print of this year's song contest.

The statuette broke in the area of the "leg" when the winner put it on the stage, applying some force. At the same time, Nemo's thumb was injured. Later, at a press conference, they were given a new crystal microphone, but without the symbols of the year - a classic Eurovision print without the country and year.

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