With just two weeks left until the first semi-final of Eurovision 2014, Eurovision artists are looking for each and every sign of impending success. This includes success on the music charts. From Basim to the Common Linnets, we’re pleased to see our stars rising through the ranks and putting their names next to the likes of Rihanna, Lady Gaga and other chart-toppers in their home markets. Let’s review.
The Big 5 + Denmark in the charts
The Big 5 are off to a good start with Basim, Ruth Lorenzo and Elaiza enjoying major support at home. The official single charts of Denmark ‘ Tracklisten’ has Basim listed at number 10 this week. It is his sixth week in the charts, and he peaked at number 2. Will he be able to climb up to number one? It certainly seems like Basim has the momentum!
— Basim (@OfficialBasim) 4 april 2014
Elaiza was an outsider in the German National Final, but they stole the hearts of Germans anyway. They are in the Media Control Chart for the fifth week. They peaked at number 4 the week after the final. Last week, they finished in the top 10 and are still there this week, at place number 10. They recently climbed to number 71 in the Austrian charts.
Even though there were a lot of fans who wanted Brequette to win the Spanish National Final, Ruth ultimately won the televote. In the charts of Productores de Musica de Espana, she reached number 7 shortly after winning. Unfortunately, she soon fell down to number 24 and is nowhere to be found today.
‘Dancing in the rain’ de @RuthLorenzo1, es la entrada más fuerte en la lista oficial de ventas española. El tema ha alcanzado el número 7.
— Teleaudiencias (@teleaudiencias) 27 februari 2014
Sanna Nielsen is a real survivor (Sorry, Helena!). After competing in Melodifestivalen six times, and finishing in spots 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8, her seventh time proved to be a charm. In sverigetopplistan, the Swedish singles chart, she is currently at number 18. She has already spent eight weeks in the chart, placing 57, 7, 2, 4, 7, 10, 14 and 18. She has been in the top 10 for 5 weeks. Get it gurrrrrl. Perhaps her official music video will help her climb higher?
Belgium’s Axel is getting more love on the Flemish charts than on the charts in Wallonia. The Ultratop Flemings has Axel in the forty-ninth spot while the Ultratop Wallonia doesn’t even have him listed.
Donatan & Cleo didn’t write their song for Eurovision. Their song was already a big hit in Poland when they were asked to compete. They are nowhere to be found in the Polish charts right now, but they were in it for an impressive 16 weeks last year. They started in place 69 back in 2013. Eight weeks later they peaked at #1 and stayed there for four weeks.
Ilse deLange and Waylon are real stars at home. The Netherlands have different single charts, but the official Dutch top 40 had them listed three times. Last week, they were 38 places away from having another #1 hit. Unfortunately, they aren’t in the top 40 anymore. It seems that it will be hard for them to reach first place, but there are plenty of Eurovision songs which started at the bottom before reaching the top.
Their result in the Mega Top 50 is a lot different. They did reach first place thanks to downloads.
— The Common Linnets (@CommonLinnets) 21 maart 2014
Austria’s Conchita Wurst has a striking appearance, but she hasn’t really struck the charts. Three weeks ago she found herself at #51.
In Ireland Can-linn featuring Kasey Smith climbed to #41 ….sadly that only lasted one week.
Denise van Beek contributed this report from the Netherlands. You can follow our team on Twitter @wiwibloggs. You can also like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and gossip.