Two days ago he won Melodifestivalen after finishing third in the televote, setting off a wave of controversy among fans and journalists who say “the people’s choice” wasn’t chosen.
But clearly the people are getting behind Robin Bengtsson as he climbed to the number one spot on Spotify on Monday for the very first time.
Having notched up 457,084 daily streams, his Eurovision 2017 song “I Can’t Go On” is now the most streamed song in Sweden over the past 24 hours.
“I Can’t Go On” has now been streamed more than four million times overall. We should note that the population of Sweden is only 9.6 million.
Currently there are seventeen Melodifestivalen songs in the Swedish top 50. The televote winner Nano holds the second spot with 388,603 streams. He is followed by pre-contest favourite Wiktoria in the third place.
FO&O, Benjamin Ingrosso, Jon Henrik Fjällgren feat. Aninia and Anton Hagman all have songs among the ten most streamed in Sweden. Adrijana — who finished second-to-last in the first semifinal — has also cracked the Top 50 with “Amare”.
Which Melodifestivalen song have you been streaming the most? Let us know in the comments or via our app!
Robins song is getting lower and lower odds every day…..
Sweden has a winner song!
I like our song. No, it won’t win.
@Milla actually that’s wrong. Sweden are 12th and UK is 4th
Can we please have a ‘Robin Bengtsson – I can’t go on, he’s so f**king beautiful!’ tshirt?
None of this “freakin'” nonsense.
10 million citizens and the third largest country in the music industry. Compared to the US and the UK. Suck on that! 🙂
I dont understand the greatness of Italys song. It is an average italian song.. It sound like something I could have enjoyed in a summerday of 1997…
It is not a contemporary hit.
Sweden is the best and the one to beat this year
Sweden has a super strong song this year! A true hit! They will win again!
12 points to Sweden!
I pitty those that can’t enjoy Adrijana’s song – Amaré
Thanks for underrating sweden and then for not underrating
@ #Your Mind Is The Scene Of The Crime : Ah! So I’m not the only one who thinks that! He really does look like Cillian Murphy. 🙂
The song is catchy, the performance sleek, the singer sexy and oozing charm. He’ll do well, I think. But a win would be underwhelming to me, to be honest.
Youtube is not a good indicator of who’s winning either. Countries own population is something that often shows in views. For example Italy and Russia. Also when videos were uploaded. Sweden only have about 10 million citizens..
I don’t give a Bengtsson.
Well, you could’ve just agreed with me without undermining and misusing a very serious word, but whatever.
The figures are no doubt impressive, but I’m not sure the population of Sweden is relevant. Each of the 4 million streams doesn’t come from a separate person. Every time somebody listens to the song, be it for the first time, or the hundredth time, that adds another digit to the total number. Also don’t forget that just because somebody chooses to listen to the song, that doesn’t mean that the listener actually likes it. It just means they’re curious to hear the song that won Melodifestivalen. It’s not like they have to actually make a purchase. Having said all… Read more »
Oh, no… that’d be too boring. I want another country (or even better: a NEW country) to win. Not another Zelmerlõw, please…
Bravo for you Robin. Glad to see you have so many amazing supporters in your home country, and be sure all around of the world too.
He can’t go on:)
With the amount of ballads and women singing this should have no problems reaching top 5. Top 3 even. The song is that good!
I have it on my Spotify list too, together with Wiktoria, Nano and Mariette. It’s just as good if you only listen to it..
Actually, Sweden reached its 10th million citizen in January 20 2017 🙂
Wait there are less people who live in the whole of Sweden than in Belgium? huh
Sweden has a song this year that will without doubt land in the Top3. I think Stockholm 2018 is very possible
I think Robin will win ESC!
The music industri in sweden needs the melfest. To represent sweden is’t the goal for the most. Thats why the final hets better for each year.
coutries that only think about ESC shot them self in their legs. First of all the national selection has to be interesting for the music industri and the tv shows need to provide good entertainment. Then, the country will get sucess in ESC whith many top 10 places.
I don’t think it means a lot that it’s number one in Sweden. People love Eurovision in Sweden much more than other countries. I do find it quite it shocking that 17 of their top 50 are Melodifestivalen songs though, that’s nuts.
Wiwibloggs start with lobying for Sweden. For which countries with Sweden they wili lobying on bloggs Belgium, Azerbaijan….
And on eurovision tv and eurovision youtube channel EBU starts with lobying for Sweden.
We all know that juries wili be pushed so hard Sweden and Belgium to ruin chance Italy for win. Belgium wili be Australia 2016 and Sweden will be Ukraine 2016 in points from juries.
I do think this was good choice for Sweden chances at Eurovision. Its going to do better than Wiktoria would have or Nano. maybe not win but top5 surely
Sweden has guaranteed itself in the Top 5 this year. Strong chance of winning as well. Go Robin!