|Posted by Eurovision On Top on June 20, 2019 at 1:20 PM||comments (1)|
This week in 2011 the number 1 was Stella Mwangi with Lookie Lookie! She was staying at the highest position for the second time and would stay there for one more week!
This was the top 5:
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 20, 2019 at 8:45 AM||comments (7)|
Arcade won last saturday but right after the second semifinal it jumped to the higher places in the immediate charts like iTunes or Spotify. Those charts predicted somehow that Duncan was going to win. After the weekend, Arcade is registering a big success in those charts all over the world. We will wait till next friday to see how the song will rank in the official charts but so far, this is how it is doing in the real time charts (14:49 CET; 20th May).
Number 1 at 16 different countries!
iTunes (11x #1):
Apple Music (6x #1):
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
Some countries tend to use different platforms to listen music. Some prefer Spotify, others iTune or Apple Music and others Youtube. We looked at all these platforms to predict who will be the winner of Eurovision 2019.
The song from Switzerland is the one that is included in more country charts but the song from The Netherlands is the one with better marks.
In the day of the contest with less than 24 hours before the show, this is our chart of Eurovision 2019, considering the charts of iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube from all the countries!
1. Switzerland - more than 30 voting countries
2. Netherlands - more than 25 voting countries
3. Italy / Azerbaijan - 23 countries
5. Norway - 22 countries
6. Sweden - 21 countries
7. Russia - 18 countries
8. Cyprus - 16 countries
9. Australia - 15 countries
10. France/Belarus - 14 countries
12. Iceland - 13 countries
13.Denmark/ Malta/ Slovenia / Estonia - 11 countries
17. Spain - 9 countries
18. Greece / UK - 8 countries
20 Israel - 2 countries
Compare now The two better ranking songs:
Switzerland (more than 30 countries)
She Got Me
Arcade (more than 25 voting countries)
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 9, 2019 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
It is to soon for trying to preview who will be the winner on this years Contest. Normally, days before the final we can see how the taste of the audience is behaving according to the charts. And since we do it we guessed the first three places!
Right now, Spotify and iTunes are considering the ESC songs in a shy way but we can find some surprises. Today, at 18:21!
The songs from Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Iceland, Armenia, Italy, Denmark, Norway, UK and France can be considered local hits, some in a very subtile style, since they are in the considered charts but most of them not in a very high position.
Songs that begin to break borders
The song from Cyprus is now starting to be played in Spain, Greece and Cyprus. Its is not a surprise that Tamta will get lots of points from Spain considering the success of Eleni Foureira last year in the iberian country. The swedish song was already a success in Sweden and its now awakening in Iceland. The song from Switzerland its moving bodies in the tiny Alpine country and also in Belgium. Australia is now getting popular in the continent and also in Israel.
The songs that have passed the boundaries
There are three songs that very surprisingly already begin to be a hit in several countries beyond yours:
Arcade is clearly a hit in The Netherlands (#2 iTunes; #6 Spotify; #5 Youtube; #8 Apple Music) but it is also #186 in Spain iTunes. In Apple Music it is #149 in Malta; #163 in Greece; #186 in Cyprus.
Malta is of course in the Spotify list of Malta (#37) and in Apple Music (#15), but in youtube it is a hit in Estonia (#4), North Macedonia (#10), Cyprus (#13) and Latvia (#17). It is also #2 in youtube Malta!
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 7, 2019 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Being a Big 5 can have some advantages because it has direct entry to the final but the disadvantages can be many. Let's do an analysis since Italy joined the exclusive group in 2011.
What are the Big 5?
The "Big Five" (formerly "Big Four") are the group of countries who make the biggest financial contributions to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). If you think about football and that Eurovision is not only this contest, you may understand it better. The group is formed by the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy. The Big 5 members have guaranteed their place in the final every year.
The song is only heard once (negative thing)
Due to already being in the final, the song is only heard once, unlike those who are lucky to be one of the top ten in each semifinal. Once in the final, the song becomes a surprise unlike the others that have been heard before. If it is true that songs are made available and whoever a snippet is presented in the final, it is also true that the viewers who are not eurofan will not pay close attention. It should be noted that the only time a Big 5 won was in 2010 when Germany won. One year after, Italy placed 2nd.
Top 10 places (seems to be a positive thing)
Since 2011, the year in which the current Big 5 all participate, there is always at least one member of this group to finish in the Top 10. 2012 was the best year with Italy, Spain and Germany in the Top 10. If to this privileged group we join the Host , it was in 2012 that Azerbaijan also got the 4th place. And if we consider the Top 5, in 5 of last years, there was at least one country to finish in the top five.
Below 20 (negative thing)
If the number of times a Big 5 ends up in the Top 10 does not seem to be very bad, finishing in the last 6 seems to be more frequent! Every year since 2012, there are 2 of the Big 5 plus the Host, who end up in the last positions. In 2015, except for Italy were even all of them! If we climb a little on the table, and look at who was out of the Top 20, except for Italy and Host, everyone was 4 times below the top 20. Spain was even 6 times out of the top 20. In fact, 46% of the wonder group results are below the Top 20.
The last place (negative thing)
If sometime you attend a quiz about Eurovision and they ask you which country was in the last place, you will have a serious chance of getting it right if ... - well, forget about Norway, that was before 2011 - after that date, say the name of a Big 5 or the Host, because since 2014, one of them has always been the last place! Both Germany and the Host have already repeated this feat!
Average rating (negative thing)
Except for Italy which is the best of the Big 5, all have an average of very poorly obtained results. The worst is even Spain, which despite twice having qualified in 10th place, has an average finish of 20th. By the calculations, Germany finishes in 17th, France in 18th and the UK almost in 20th.
Conclusions ( or maybe not)
But then what are the benefits of being in this reference group? In fact, given the results, we did not find any.
Would these countries invest more in their participation if they went through the semifinals? Perhaps!
Is Italy really an exception, a case study or a coincidence?
Of course we would have to analyze the type of songs from these countries, their neighbours, their little diaspora, the success of Eurovision in their countries, but as a matter of fact, and for the fans of those countries, perhaps it would be interesting to go through the experience of watching their countries battle themselves in the semifinals for a ticket to the grand final.