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‘He growls death metal in his pants!’ The Eurovision 2024 bangers to watch out for | Eurovision 2024

‘He growls death metal in his pants!’ The Eurovision 2024 bangers to watch out for | Eurovision 2024

[ad_1] Nemo – The Code (Switzerland) The bookies’ favourite, and you can see why. For one thing, it addresses a hot-button social issue – the lyrics deal with Nemo Mettler’s non-binary gender identity – that’s also very Eurovision-friendly. In 1998, Eurovision had a transgender winner, Dana International, 34 years before Kim Petras became the first transgender woman to top the UK and US chart with Unholy. More importantly, it’s that rare thing, an original-sounding Eurovision entry that’s charmingly preposterous rather than straight-up daft – its drum’n’bass-influenced rhythm interrupted by high-drama mock-operatics and a vocal that shifts from rapping to falsetto melodrama. You could imagine it in the UK singles chart, which is something one seldom feels with Eurovision songs. Windows95man – No Rules! (Finland) Self-conscious wackiness has triumphed at Eurovision before – clearly people thought Netta’s performance of 2018’s winner Toy, complete with chicken noises and much gurning to camera, was endearing, rather than wildly infuriating – so why not the be-mulleted Windows95man, who emerges from what appears to be a giant papier-mache egg, performs …