The second semi-final came and went, and with it ten lucky acts qualified for the final. But what impact have these songs have on the iTunes chart? Let’s take a look.
The big semi-final two winner is Australia’s Jessica Mauboy. “We Got Love” is charting in 12 countries, including top ten positions in Australia and Sweden.
Next up is Denmark and Sweden. Rasmusssen’s “Higher Ground” is conquering the charts in eight territories, including a No.1 spot on home soil and a No.7 in Sweden.
Benjamin Ingrosso’s “Dance You Off” also appears in eight countries. He’s currently at No.1 in his native country.
Of the remaining semi-final two acts, Norway’s Alexander Rybak and the Netherlands’ Waylon are charting in five markets. Eliminated Poland are charting in three countries while Moldova pops up on two.
However, Cyprus continues to dominate iTunes overall. So far, Eleni Foureira’s “Fuego” is setting the charts alight in 18 countries.
So what does all this iTunes chart action tell us? It’s important to remember that not all countries use iTunes as much as others do. In some countries other online music stores are more popular, in others streaming has taken over as the dominant form of consuming music.
But the reaction in iTunes charts around Europe is at least an indication of what songs made an immediate connection with some listeners. It shows us what songs inspired listeners enough last night for them to track down the song online and download it.
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