Predicting the winner of Eurovision is an imperfect science. But every year we create fan polls and consult the bookies’ ratings hoping to come closer to knowing the winner. As part of the ongoing Eurovision alchemy, Wiwi just spent some time on Eurovision’s official YouTube page and can now reveal which contestants have racked up the most views.

Admittedly this is a flawed indicator. The counts only reflect views on the Eurovision YouTube channel. Stella Mwangi, for instance, is ranked sixth in this listing with only 103,000 views. But on the official YouTube channel of Norwegian broadcaster NRK, her performance in the third semi-final of Melodi Grand Prix has been viewed more than 930,000 times. Also, not all of these videos have been on YouTube for the same amount of time. Long story short: you should only look at these numbers out of interest. Don’t run off and place any bets!

Anyway, here are the rankings as of April 1:

1. Ell & Nikki – Running Scared (Azerbaijan)
398,111 views – 2 weeks ago

2. Amaury Vassili – Sognu (France)
199,616 views – 3 weeks ago

3. Kati Wolf – What about my dreams (Hungary)
180,182 views – 2 weeks ago

4. Getter Jaani – Rockefeller Street (Estonia)
123,685 views – 3 weeks ago

5. Jedward – Lipstick (Ireland)
102,769 views – 3 weeks ago

6. Stella Mwangi – Haba Haba (Norway)
103,546 views – 1 month ago

7. Blue – I Can (United Kingdom)
93,425 views – 2 weeks ago

8. Anastasiya Vinnikova – I Love Belarus (Belarus)
88,929 views – 2 weeks ago

9. Dino Merlin – Love in rewind (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
77,931 views – 3 weeks ago

10. Loucas Yiorkas Feat. Stereo Mike – Watch my dance (Greece)
68,545 views – 3 weeks ago

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Nirgal
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Sorry, Maria, but any time I see someone spamming in favor of some contestant, my love for that contestant dies a little.

Considering I didn’t love Stereo Mike a lot (and I can’t love Loukas when he’s on the same stage), you might just have killed all love I had for them. Sorry.

eva555am
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eva555am

i think people need to look at the switzerland entry,, its perfect,, seriously vote for the best song not your neighbour coz thats taking the goodness from the competition

eva555am
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eva555am

ki think people need to look at the switzerland entry,, its perfect,, seriously vote for the best song not your neighbour coz thats taking the goodness from the competition

Przemek Bartos
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POLAND song is also great song!
I like it!

Cata
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Cata
maria
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maria

Greetings and Good Luck to all participants in Eurovision Song Contest 2011… This year my Country Greece choose a very different song to represent us. The song is the ”Watch my Dance”. The day after the Greek contest people in Europe was so confused about what is this song. I would like to explain why people in Greece choose this song this year. We choose that song because we want to show an other way for you to know us better. Some people believe that the Greece is just a place for vacations. What about the Greeks, the people who… Read more »