After the second semi-final, the iTunes charts across Europe are lighting up with more Eurovision tracks. But unlike the first semi-final where Estonia, Sweden and Belgium dominated equally, the second semi-final has produced only one top track – Sweden.
The morning after the second semi-final, the Eurovision-2015 Tracker shows that Måns Zelmerlöw’s performance has inspired sales of the single in 25 countries across Europe (or 24 if you discount non-participant Luxembourg). Notably, “Heroes” is 2 in Lithuania, 3 in Estonia, 6 in Sweden and 7 in Slovenia.
The next three positions on the chart are the three favourites from semi-final one – Belgium, Russia and Estonia. “Rhythm Inside” is now charting in 20 countries, “A Million Voices” in 19, and “Goodbye to Yesterday” in 17.
The fifth most popular song is Latvia’s “Love Injected”, charting in 12 countries. Other stars from semi-final two, including Israel, Slovenia and Norway join Australia and Italy with charting in around 10 countries each.
The iTunes charts also reveal which countries have been buying songs from the most participants. Eurovision songs feature 19 times in the Swedish chart – not surprising considering the country is mad for Eurovision. But host country Austria also has Eurovision fever, with 17 songs featuring in its iTunes chart.
So, according to the iTunes chart, Eurovision 2015 has four big hits on its hands, with a significant number of others bubbling under. But there’s more to come as audiences are yet to experience the full performances from the Big 5+2. Anything is possible!
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