In the aftermath of last weekend’s grand final, Eurovision 2018 artists have started climbing the charts all over Europe.
Below are just some of the countries that are all aboard this year’s Eurovision ship. Keep in mind, we don’t list every country where an act is charting, nor do we mention every act. Some markets don’t publish any form of singles charts while others only release airplay charts. And then of course, several charts have yet to be updated for this week.
After four years in a non-qualification wilderness, Ireland returned to the grand final with a bang. At one point bookies were even pegging Ryan O’Shaughnessy as third favourite to take the 2018 crown. While that didn’t pan out on the night, Ryan has achieved the highest charting Irish Eurovision entry since Ryan Dolan’s “Only Love Survives” in 2013. “Together” enters the chart at #17. Israel’s Netta and Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira also appear further down the listing.
#17 Ryan O’Shaughnessy “Together” (Ireland)
#50 Eleni Foureira “Fuego” (Cyprus)
#63 Netta “Toy” (Israel)
Local hopeful SENNEK may have crashed out unexpectedly in the semis, but the Belgian record buying public still had plenty of love for “A Matter Of Time”… at least in Flanders. The track reaches a new peak of #9 in this week’s chart. However, the songstress fails to dent the main chart in French-speaking Wallonia. Instead, the big Eurovision hit there belongs to France’s Madame Monsieur and “Mercy”, who are at a new high of #10. The Flemish were also feeling this year’s winner, with “Toy” making the top 30.
#9 SENNEK “A Matter Of Time” (Belgium)
#29 Netta “Toy” (Israel)
#10 Madame Monsieur “Mercy” (France)
It’s perhaps the country that’s most obsessed with Eurovision. Back in March, almost all the entries in its national selection graced the charts, so it’s hardly surprising to find no less than ten tracks from Lisbon inside Sweden’s top 100. The highest charting is Israel’s Netta at #5, while homeboy Benjamin Ingrosso is at #11 in his 12th week in the chart. “Dance You Off” previously peaked at #1. Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira isn’t far behind at #15 and Denmark’s Rasmussen and Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef also break the top 30.
#5 Netta “Toy” (Israel)
#11 Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” (Sweden)
#15 Eleni Foureira “Fuego” (Cyprus)
#21 Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me” (Czech Republic)
#29 Rasmussen “Higher Ground” (Denmark)
#32 Michael Schulte “You Let Me Walk Alone” (Germany)
#55 Cesár Sampson “Nobody But You” (Austria)
#58 Alexander Rybak “That’s How You Write A Song” (Norway)
#86 Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love” (Australia)
#90 Madame Monsieur “Mercy” (France)
They join Melodifestivalen efforts from Samir & Viktor, Mendez and FELIX SANDMAN, which remain in the charts after almost three months.
Of all 43 competing competing countries, the UK is arguably the hardest market to crack. But this year three entries have managed to sneak into the Official Singles Chart Top 100. Highest is Israel’s Netta at #49. Hot on her heels is the UK’s own SuRie at #50, making “Storm” the highest charting UK entry since Molly’s “Children Of The Universe in 2014. Cyprus’ Eleni is at #64.
#49 Netta “Toy” (Israel)
#50 SuRie “Storm” (United Kingdom)
#64 Eleni Foureira “Fuego” (Cyprus)
The official chart includes both streaming and sales. However, if you strip out streaming figures, a very impressive thirteen entries make the cut.
#15 SuRie “Storm” (United Kingdom)
#24 Netta “Toy” (Israel)
#27 Eleni Foureira “Fuego” (Cyprus)
#34 Rasmussen “Higher Ground” (Denmark)
#43 Michal Schulte “You Let Me Walk Alone” (Germany)
#52 Ryan O’Shaughnessy “Together” (Ireland)
#53 Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me” (Czech Republic)
#58 Jessica Mauboy “We Got Love” (Australia)
#61 Benjamin Ingrosso “Dance You Off” (Sweden)
#62 Cesár Sampson “Nobody But You” (Austria)
#70 Waylon “Outlaw In ‘Em” (Netherlands)
#94 Ieva Zasimauskaite “When We’re Old” (Lithuania)
#100 Alexander Rybak “That’s How You Write A Song” (Norway)
However, no Eurovision entries make the streaming top 100.
In 2014, he enjoyed massive chart and song contest success with The Common Linnets. However, it wasn’t second time lucky for the cantankerous Waylon with “Outlaw In ‘Em” enjoying only moderate success by comparison. The country rock number lands at #40 in the Dutch top 100. Netta — who Waylon publicly slated after her victory — also charts, as do Michael Schulte and Eleni Foureira.
#40 Waylon “Outlaw In ‘Em” (Netherlands)
#60 Netta “Toy” (Israel)
#83 Michael Schulte “You Let Me Walk Alone” (Germany)
#96 Eleni Foureira “Fuego” (Cyprus)
Despite winning the contest as recently as 2010, Germany had become more accustomed to the bottom end of the scoreboard of late. But Michael Schulte changed all that, earning the country its best result since Lena’s victory. And he’s also been rewarded in the charts. “You Let Me Walk Alone” is at #3, making Michael the highest charting German act since Roman Lob in 2012. Netta and Mikolas Josef make the top 30 while Eleni Foureira, Rasmussen and César Sampson are inside the top 100.
#3 Michael Schulte “You Let Me Walk Alone” (Germany)
#19 Netta “Toy” (Israel)
#29 Mikolas Josef “Lie To Me” (Czech Republic)
#81 Eleni Foureira (Cyprus)
#88 Rasmussen “Higher Ground” (Denmark)
#93 Cesár Sampson “Nobody But You” (Austria)
Alexander Rybak was long tipped to bring another win for Norway, but he fell short of the mark last Saturday. And he did so in the charts too, with Netta and Eleni Foureira making the country’s top 40 ahead of him.
#19 Netta “Toy” (Israel)
#24 Eleni Foureira “Fuego” (Cyprus)
Both countries enjoyed top five finishes, but it appears Italy and Austria are only interested in their own. At #56, Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro are the sole Eurovision 2018 act in this week’s Italian charts. “Non mi avete fatto niente” previously peaked at #2. Likewise, Cesár Sampson is the only singer from last week’s spectacular to grace the Austrian charts. He debuts at #64.
#56 Meta & Fabrizio Moro “Non mi avete fatto niente” (Italy)
#64 Cesár Sampson “Nobody But You” (Austria)
How are your favourite acts faring commercially? Which of the acts listed do you think will continue to climb, and which have already seen their peak? Let us know in the comments below.