Andres Putting

Who is winning Eurovision 2018 according to YouTube?

We have analyzed the number of views and reaction for each participant on the YouTube channel of the Eurovision Song Contest, as of 5:30 pm Lisbon time the night of the final. Discover which songs are divisive and which get the strongest support among viewers.

Number of views

The ranking order shows that Cyprus is leading in terms of number of views. There was a difference of two days on YouTube between when the videos of the participants to SF1 and SF2 were uploaded. Understandably the big five, who were aired during the semifinals after the voting closed, have the lowest views, since they have not yet competed.

Overall Views

  1. Cyprus 5,766,996
  2. Israel 4,886,139
  3. Ukraine 2,484,272
  4. Czech Republic 1,530,863
  5. Lithuania 1,322,554
  6. Spain 1,209,770
  7. Norway 1,126,445
  8. Estonia 1,006,427
  9. Serbia 938,566
  10. Ireland 862,395
  11. Bulgaria 842,315
  12. Finland 829,774
  13. Albania 805,524
  14. Moldova 759,995
  15. Slovenia 703,011
  16. Sweden 642,164
  17. Australia 577,088
  18. Hungary 572,335
  19. Denmark 569,517
  20. Austria 483,059
  21. Portugal 399,272
  22. Netherlands 389,393
  23. Italy 383,359
  24. France 367,696
  25. United Kingdom 188,832
  26. Germany 156,912

Overall Reaction

This second ranking is about the ratio of people who click on like/dislike over the overall number of views. Some surprises appears: Italy, Spain, Germany, Israel and Ukraine get the most reactions. They are the only countries to make more than 3% of the viewers to click like/dislike.

  1. Italy 5.1%
  2. Spain 4.4%
  3. Germany 3.6%
  4. Israel 3.3%
  5. Ukraine 3.1%
  6. Hungary 3.0%
  7. Portugal 2.9%
  8. Bulgaria 2.6%
  9. Albania 2.5%
  10. Czech Republic 2.4%
  11. Lithuania 2.3%
  12. France 2.3%
  13. Netherlands 2.2%
  14. Denmark 2.2%
  15. Moldova 2.2%
  16. Sweden 2.2%
  17. Austria 2.1%
  18. Serbia 2.1%
  19. Norway 2.1%
  20. Cyprus 2.0%
  21. Ireland 2.0%
  22. Slovenia 1.9%
  23. Australia 1.9%
  24. Estonia 1.9%
  25. United Kingdom 1.7%
  26. Finland 1.6%

Then, in more details, if we observe the ratio of like-to-dislike among all participants, the list changes. The ranking shows how Cyprus is highly divisive among YouTube viewers with a share of dislike slightly bigger than the other participants. But being divisive at Eurovision isn’t a bad thing; it shows that you make people react.

  1. Portugal 95,7%
  2. Ukraine 95,7%
  3. Bulgaria 95,5%
  4. Germany 94,4%
  5. Denmark 94,2%
  6. Hungary 93,6%
  7. Lithuania 93,5%
  8. Spain 93,0%
  9. Albania 92,7%
  10. Czech Republic 92,4%
  11. Serbia 91,8%
  12. Austria 91,7%
  13. France 91,7%
  14. Estonia 90,9%
  15. Netherlands 90,6%
  16. Slovenia 88,9%
  17. Finland 88,9%
  18. Moldova 88,8%
  19. Sweden 84,5%
  20. Australia 83,3%
  21. Ireland 82,4%
  22. Italy 82,1%
  23. United Kingdom 81,7%
  24. Israel 81,0%
  25. Norway 77,9%
  26. Cyprus 68,4%

 

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Alex
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Alex

UKRAINE TOP5 in around of all that charts and for Juries it´s #26….. no words

ted
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ted

The answer to the question in the headline, now that the final has been is a big fat NO!

Austria won the jury vote, Israel won the televote, with Israel winning overall.

CyxCy
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CyxCy

watching a video is one thing, voting is another, and this night has proven it perfectly.

Kirby
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Kirby

Since Elhaida Dani’s myriads of views on YT and her later results, I don’t pay much attention to those figures

Yaa
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Yaa

Amd Belarus 1,784,866 views, so….

Efi
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Efi

Easy victory! Only Israel and Germany are good. Cyprus the best ever!
Nicosia 2019
Vote 25 !!! #Fuego

Euphoric
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Euphoric

You dont even know that it already has been announced that in case of winning it will be Limassol/Lemessos.

Anyway it won’t be because it won’t win 😉

Jo.
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Jo.

I think Germany will win.

Euphoric
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Euphoric

May happen. That would be deserved also…

drag kvinna
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Revenge for Brexit vote has been done

Mateo
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Mateo

You do realise that Europe and the EU are not the same? Otherwise we would not need 2 semi-finals and many winners would not have been. Get your facts straight before you post such stupid comments.

Euphoric
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Euphoric

How that idiot could do it to this lovely woman.
One of the most kind participants got the most unkind treat from pseudo-fan.
Surie deserves a second performance.

ESC security suc*s year by year!

Mateo
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Mateo

VOTE UK!!!!
after that moron disturbing Surie’s performance and her resilience she deserves to win.

Jo.
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Jo.

Are the other 25 acts to blame for that? Everybody deserves a fair vote.

Aris
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Aris

Support Cyprus! Vote for number 25! #Fuego

KellyUK
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KellyUK

Can you please stop just promoting Cyprus? its pathetic
It looks like you put a lot of money on the bet and afraid to lose it. Please be more objective.

Denise
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Denise

Cyprus is the best. That’s the reason

Axc
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Axc

This. At least they should use different pictures, I’m getting really tired of these 2 they keep using in every article.

Ern
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Ern

No, Youtube views are not predictive.

However, Cyprus will win.

sevzch
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sevzch

well you are dumb as hellll HAHAHAHAH

Euphoric
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Euphoric

Let them sing 😉