Of the 23 countries on the iTunes charts, Lady Gaga currently sits on top of 22 of them with “Born This Way.” Why no clean sweep? Because Stella Mwangi, the black beauty who defeated the BlackSheeps at Melodi Grand Prix, rode a wave of national popularity and swept Miss Gaga aside. Here’s a look at the Norwegian charts:
Norwegians clearly love their MGP contestants. The BlackSheeps stand at #6 with “Dance Tonight”—which has shades of Ireland’s 2009 entry “Etcetera” by Sinead Mulvey & Black Daisy. And Hanne Sørvaag, the girl with the glitter guitar, comes in at #9 with “You’re Like a Melody.”
In Ireland, identical twins John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes (Jedward for short) come in at #2 with their winning song “Lipstick.” Will Rihanna (#5) ever live this down? Take a look at all the fancy artists Jedward are beating (for now at least):
The 3Js from the Netherlands are the only other current Eurovision contestant on the iTunes charts. They’re at #9 in Holland with “Je Vecht Nooit Alleen.”
Among former Eurovision contestants, Greek god Sakis Rouvas has two hits on the Greek charts: “I Dio Mas” is #8, “Gia Mas” is #9.