Italy’s Francesco Gabbani might be dominating both the bookies’ odds and YouTube views (97 million and counting), but Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson is out on top when it comes to Spotify streams.

The official audio for “I Can’t Go On” has racked up an impressive 11,186,347 streams. However, Robin lags a long way behind his predecessor Frans, who had amassed a whopping 28,942,698 streams at the same stage last year.

The Swede isn’t even the most popular Melodifestivalen 2017 contestant on the streaming service, with Wiktoria’s “As I Lay Me Down” picking up 12,382,960 plays to date.

But what of his all important Eurovision 2017 rivals? How does he compare?

Robin Bengtsson “I Can’t Go On” Spotify Audio

Unsurprisingly, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani is right behind him. With 10,715,855 streams “Occidentali’s Karma” sits comfortably in second place.

The remaining entries have much catching up to do. Of the chasing pack, Norway’s JOWST and Spain’s Manel Navarro occupy third and fourth spots, each with streams in excess of 2 million.

Including the top four, only seven entries have managed to surpass one million streams. Germany’s Levina, Australia’s Isaiah and the Netherlands’ OG3NE also form part of the six digit plus streaming club.

At the other end of the rankings we find Slovenia. Omar Naber has only managed to get a measly 14,860 streams for “On My Way”. In his defence, it was the last of the 42 entries to appear on Spotify.

Eurovision 2017 SPOTIFY RANKINGS: THE Limitations

As with YouTube, ranking Eurovision entries by Spotify streams is not an exact science. There are several limiting factors which we need to keep in mind.

Firstly, in some cases there are multiple versions of the same entry. For the purpose of our ranking, we’ve pulled out the single most streamed version of each song. In some cases that’s the final mix, in other instances it’s the national selection edition.

Even when we apply this ranking method we still have to remember that some songs have been on the site for longer, therefore giving them more time to amass listens.

We also have to consider geographical bias. Spotify is a Swedish company, and therefore is very popular in the country and the Nordic region as a whole. The service is also widely used across western Europe. However, it has yet to arrive in several eastern countries.

This discrepancy is reflected in the rankings — the top ten most streamed entries are all from western Europe and Australia.

You can take a look at the full rankings below.

EUROVISION 2017 Spotify streams

Eurovision 2017 entries ranked by Spotify streams.

Information correct as of 22.00 CEST 20 April.

  1. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson “I Can’t Go On” 11,186,347
  2. Italy: Francesco Gabbani “Occidentali’s Karma” 10,715,855
  3. Norway: JOWST “Grab The Moment” 2,845,582
  4. Spain: Manel Navarro “Do It For Your Lover” 2,607,684
  5. Germany: Levina “Perfect Life” 1,220,583
  6. Australia: Isaiah “Don’t Come Easy” 1,099,379
  7. Netherlands: OG3NE “Lights And Shadows” 1,068,363
  8. France: Alma “Requiem” 891,256
  9. Belgium: Blanche “City Lights” 761,996
  10. Denmark: Anja Nissen “Where I Am” 595,769
  11. Latvia: Triana Park “Line” 394,379
  12. Estonia: Koit Toome & Laura “Verona” 381,137
  13. United Kingdom: Lucie Jones “Never Give Up On You” 351,849
  14. Iceland: Svala “Paper” 338,079
  15. Portugal: Salvador Sobral “Amar Pelos Dois” 310,269
  16. Austria: Nathan Trent “Running On Air” 302,843
  17. Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov “Beautiful Mess” 301,197
  18. Moldova: Sunstroke Project “Hey Mama” 288,273
  19. Hungary: Pápai Joci “Origo” 284,818
  20. Finland: Norma John “Blackbird” 282,427
  21. Romania: Ilinca & Alex Florea “Yodel It!” 235,649
  22. Israel: Imri “I Feel Alive” 226,305
  23. Cyprus: Hovig “Gravity” 217,861
  24. Azerbaijan: Dihaj “Skeletons” 213,193
  25. Switzerland: Timebelle “Apollo” 202,958
  26. Greece: Demy “This Is Love” 201,480
  27. Poland: Kasia Mos “Flashlight” 157,168
  28. Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic “Space” 141,002
  29. Ukraine: O.Torvald “Time” 134,136
  30. Croatia: Jacques Houdek “My Friend” 114,255
  31. Belarus: NAVIBAND “Story Of My Life” 112,326
  32. FYR Macedonia: Jana Burcheska “Dance Alone” 91,712
  33. Ireland: Brendan Murray “Dying To Try” 85,365
  34. San Marino: Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson “Spirit Of The Night” 84,434
  35. Armenia: Artsvik “Fly With Me” 82,122
  36. Albania: Lindita “World” 60,916
  37. Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic “In Too Deep” 58,285
  38. Czech Republic: Martina Bárta “My Turn” 50,778
  39. Malta: Claudia Faniello “Breathlessly” 49,419
  40. Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze “Keep The Faith” 47,428
  41. Lithuania: Fusedmarc “Rain Of Revolution” 45,894
  42. Slovenia: Omar Naber “On My Way” 14,860

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This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
4 years ago

LOL. they don’t compete just to win eurovision song contest, whether they win or lose, either way they will get money for their work and promotion via eurovision to reach wider audience, ofcourse the winning adds bonus but not all there to win winning is not guaranteed. like bulgaria representative says in the song he sings, “we have nothing to lose” yeah they work work for money earn money that motivates lolanyway this ain’t eurovision popular song contest, it’s musical event building bridge to unite the nation’s and votes are count on performances including the vocals as well as the… Read more »

Devilchu
Devilchu
4 years ago

Spotify is a Swedish company and everyone uses it here in Sweden so of course our songs will be at the top. This list is not a very good indicator of potential Eurovision winners. Do all competing countries even have Spotify available for use?

Unknown Melody
Unknown Melody
4 years ago

First the nonsense article claiming that Sweden would win because it has the most views in the official channel, then ads for Robin’s spotify here, now this… makes you wonder.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
4 years ago
Reply to  Unknown Melody

They never claimed Sweden would win because it has the most views in the official channel. You are being wildly dishonest.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago
Reply to  Unknown Melody

If you actually read the headline you would see they never claim he will win, but asking if he will win?
How hard is reading comprehension?

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

You can’t be more delusional, aren’t you? LOL

I don’t even wanna start explaining how this article is wrong on so many levels.

Kiss and goodbye.

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
4 years ago
Reply to  MTD

How are they delusional?
Except the open ended question in the title, they are just stating facts.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago
Reply to  MTD

What’s so delusional? Please explain what’s so wrong with the article

Domin
Domin
4 years ago

Has more logic this list than others that I have seen, this list values ??the songs and not the country it represents, so change the list (here there is no policy or neighbors), in eurovision list yes.

Bella sim
Bella sim
4 years ago

As stated here, Spotify is a Swedish company and almost everyone uses it here. No wonder that he has the most streams, same with Frans last year.

Definitely a top 3 for Sweden this year, along with Bulgaria and Italy.

Darren
Darren
4 years ago

Of course Sweden is high on Spotify….Spotify is a Swedish company, so I can imagine it is the most common music streaming service in the country, in the same way that Ikea is the most common furniture store. Maybe you should look at other music sites such as Deezer and Apple Music and getvan average for all 3?

Nickfan
Nickfan
4 years ago

When you look at Spotify Top 10 only Italy, Sweden, Belgium, and maybe France or Denmark can be in the real Eurovision Grand Final’s Top 10 !

Australia, Netherlands, Norway, Germany and Spain won’t be in Top 10.
It’s not really revelant…

Nickfan
Nickfan
4 years ago
Reply to  Nickfan

*relevant

MS
MS
4 years ago

I’m fr.o.m. Sweden and I don’t think this say much! What is relevant is if Robin was streemed outside sweden!

Last year was more interesting becaus than “If I were sorry” was the most streemed song outside it’s own country! Still, that wasn’t enouf!

T
T
4 years ago

I hope Robin will win. Its the most current and modern song this year together with Belgium. Robin also has a great performance and I feel like Belgium will disappoint us when it comes to the staging.

volare
volare
4 years ago

2017 is a strong year, much stronger than 2016, and the favorite is Francesco like last year the favorite was Sergey, especially after the rehearsal.
but is curious that last year fans were fine with Sergey winning, but this year Francesco has so many haters.
maybe i’m wrong but i don’t remember Sergey having so many haters like Francesco has

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
4 years ago
Reply to  volare

I checked just one blogpost from last year. After scrolling through only a small portion of the comments I managed ro gather these quotes: “the song is a biggest trash I’ve heard this year” “appalling taste for the Russian primadonna” “Even the other contestants are saying that they don’t want Russia to win.” “Sure Sergey is a beautiful looking man but the song is just so dated!!” “Russia has cheesy outdated song.” “Sergey is just a “pretty boy” with a dated, emotionless one.” “the song is just bad, kitch in a bad way, dated and IMO sounds cheap” and I… Read more »

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

Why even bring this up if there are these “limiting factors”? Spotify isn’t a good indicator of anything when it comes to ESC and especially where Sweden will end up.

Jasmine
Jasmine
4 years ago

This is ridiculous, most of the countries in Spotify top 10 won’t even make it to Eurovision Grand Final’s top 10…. That shows how unrealistic this chart is, and no… Robin Bengstton will win when hell freezes over :))))

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

Again, no. Sweden is Spotify’s second biggest market after the US and he’s getting ads even on this site to stream his song on Spotify. Had Dance Alone been Sweden’s entry, it would be #1 on this list anyway.

KuhKatz
KuhKatz
4 years ago

Doesn’t count at all, like all that freaking pre-contest polls.

Also, I don’t understand why everyone is so crazy about Wiktoria, her song would’ve gone to nowhere, glad that juries wrecked her down (she didn’t even won the public vote)

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago
Reply to  KuhKatz

Her songs made to be infectious, I saw one insta video of melfest singers’ humming it. She needs something that will stuck in head so she works it, like some other artists including Robin B.

Vic
Vic
4 years ago

Emmm no, Spotify is not quite popular in some countries. I mean c’mon, do you believe”Do it For Your Lover” is going to do well? because according to Spotify he is going to end in top 10.

Poet
Poet
4 years ago

Wow! How high is LATVIA here? For such a small country this may mean it is one of this year’s underdogs.

Per Hedberg
Per Hedberg
4 years ago

Svt (the Swedish broadcasting company) just cant afford another win for Sweden….although I would love to see Robin as a winner….and I am longing to see Lynda Woodruff ,Måns and Petra on stage again (= Best hosts ever!!!!) I am cheering for Norway … Because it wouldnt be far away 😉

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
4 years ago
Reply to  Per Hedberg

Why wouldn’t SVT be able to afford it? People often make this claim, but I’ve never seen the numbers to back it up.
Cost of ESC 2016 was approx 125 million SEK
SVT budget > 4 billion SEK a year
SVT entertainment budget > 700 million SEK a year
Cost of Melodifestivalen is reportedly 30-40 million SEK each year
According to ESCToday the event in 2013 was a profitable affair. And as we know 2016 was the cheapest ESC since 2008 at least.

Tusán
4 years ago
Reply to  Per Hedberg

Sweden could afford hosting the contest every year. Period.

Denis
Denis
4 years ago
Reply to  Per Hedberg

Why are people claiming this every year even though there is no proof of that?
Even if thery couldn’t afford it they wouldn’t mention it in public. Christer Björkman once said that the only demand from SVT is to make “every year a winning one”.
That doesn’t sound like something a non-affording broadcaster would say.

Franco
Franco
4 years ago

That Gabbani is only 500K away, actually, is an impressive feat and a good omen for him rather than for Bengtsson.

Álex, from Spain
Álex, from Spain
4 years ago

Italy should take advantage of being an odds’ favourite and win this time, because Sweden can easily win every year as they’re always flawless and a permanent favourite.

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

They only won twice since 2000? Lol

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

And when was the last time Italy won?

nudiecrudi
nudiecrudi
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

in 1990…than quit for about 20 editions

Álex, from Spain
Álex, from Spain
4 years ago

Twice is a lot. Only Sweden, Denmark and Ukraine have managed to do that. But I’m referring to good placings: Sweden has been 3rd, 1st, 13th, 3rd, 1st and 5th in the past years, and it seems that this year it will be something like that.

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

One of the reasons some of these songs have low streams might be their availability in different countries. There’s a whole handful of songs that I can’t listen to on Spotify from the US.

nudiecrudi
nudiecrudi
4 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Won in 1990….then quit for more than 20 editions

Mattias Sollerman
Mattias Sollerman
4 years ago

Poor Omar. I just want to give him a hug.

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

@Daniel: And its NOT gonna be Italy. Hes not gonna be in topp 3. Its gonna be Sweden or Belgium

GIBRALTAR FOR EUROVISION!

FUN FACT: Mirela’s Contigo would place #24, beneath Cyprus and above Azerbaijan if it were included. 311,974 streams (as of right now) – Not bad for a song from the Spanish pre-selection 😛

Nicola
Nicola
4 years ago

I don’t think Slovenia wasn’t the last song on Spotify. Only about 2 days ago, the Macedonian song “Dance Alone” was FINALLY put on Spotify. I think that this was the last ESC 2017 song on Spotify.

Liv
Liv
4 years ago

Sweden will get a spot in top 3 that’s for sure, but will Robin win? I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong, I will gladly come back to Sweden next year in case of his victory, but unfortunately “I can’t go on” won’t accumulate enough jury and televote votes to secure itself a win his year. So, in my opinion, Gabbani will be crowned as a well deserved winner on May 13th and Bulgarias Kristian will end up getting a very close second place. And as for another bookie favourite Blanche – she won’t be a “fan flop of… Read more »

Tusán
4 years ago
Reply to  Liv

I agree. Robin is just not winning material. Although I would love a Gothenburg 2018 scenario, I highly doubt that will happen.

Daniel
Daniel
4 years ago

Nobody will be winning on 12th May!
Someone will win on 13th May, though. And it won’t be Sweden.

Davve
Davve
4 years ago
Reply to  Daniel

For sure. But it will be Sweden….. For sure as well

Rich
Rich
4 years ago

Considering 99% of Wiktoria’s streams will have come from Sweden, it’s probably safe to assume that around 80% of Robin’s did, leaving him with 2 million, maybe 3 million streams max from elsewhere – not bad going at all but it doesn’t really tell any story.

I would imagine Francesco has a higher percentage and number of non-domestic streams than Robin though it’s impossible to prove!

Kylie
Kylie
4 years ago

When you see Norway,Spain and Germany in the top 5 you can only help but imagine how unrealistic these streams can be to predict a winner.

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

Spotify is not quite popular in Italy as it is in Sweden. To be honest I’m surprised that Francesco has more than 10 million streams.

Joe
Joe
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Francesca’s Nessun Grado di Separazione was #1 in Italy after San Remo last year (February), however it only got 1 million streams on Spotify after Eurovision 2016 in May (if I’m not wrong).

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

oh sorry, my bad…

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Joe

Occidentali’s Karma is a huge smash here and it broke the weekly streams record.

yrneh
yrneh
4 years ago

No.

Paul
Paul
4 years ago

I think I’m responsible for ALL of Malta’s streams!

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

Answer: Nope.