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”.
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