Melodifestivalen 2017 still has two weeks left to go, but fans are already trying to predict the winner. One possible indicator is the number of streams each act has amassed on Spotify. In that regard, one finalist has a significant lead.
All eight direct direct finalists have been available on the streaming platform since Saturday evening.
And Wiktoria is the one with the most streams. At the time of writing, “As I Lay Me Down” is the fourth most streamed song in Sweden, with 254,592 daily plays. And it’s not a one off, “As I Lay Me Down” has consistently been the most streamed Melfest song every day since Sunday.
The second most streamed finalist is Robin Bengtsson with “I Can’t Go On”. On Wednesday, he occupies sixth place on the Swedish top 50 with 204,925 daily plays. The song has also been in the top ten ever day since Sunday, but reached its peak today.
Benjamin Ingrosso is currently at eight, making “Good Lovin'” the third most played Melodifestivalen track. The song has been played 177,579 times in Sweden over the past 24 hours.
More male artists are at fourth and fifth in the rankings.
Nano‘s “Hold On” is tenth in the overall chart with 164,035 daily plays.
Jon Henrik Fjällgren — last seen at Melfest 2015 — and Aninia racked up 132,725 daily streams, making “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)” the 18th most streamed song in Sweden.
Melodifestivalen 2017 Spotify charts (finalists)
- Wiktoria with “As I Lay Me Down” – 849,985
- Robin Bengtsson with “I Can’t Go On” – 664,686
- Benjamin Ingrosso with “Good Lovin'” – 592,965
- Nano with “Hold On” – 544,946
- Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia with “En värld full av strider (Eatneme gusnie jeenh dåaroeh)” – 509,902
- Mariette with “A Million Years” – 427,211
- Ace Wilder with “Wild Child” – 290,909
- Owe Thörnqvist with “Boogieman Blues” – 133,485
Of the eight Andra Chansen acts, boyband FO&O are currently highest on the daily streaming chart. Over the past 24 hours they amassed 144,487 plays. “Gotta Thing About You” is the 15th most streamed song in Sweden and fifth most played Melodifestivalen entry.
Eurovision winner Loreen surprised many by not going directly to the final. And despite the ensuing publicity, “Statements” is lagging somewhat in the charts. The track picked up 121,704 plays over the last 24 hours and is currently in 19th place. The “Euphoria” star has so far peaked at 17th in the Swedish streaming chart.
Loreen will face Anton Hagman in her Andra Chansen duel. “Kiss You Goodbye” — which is already in its second week of release — received 110,825 streams in the past day and is currently the third most streamed song from Andra Chansen. It is currently 22nd on the top 50.
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