In an intense showdown last night, four acts qualified to the final of Destination Eurovision 2019. Seemone earned top scores from all of the international juries while Emmanuel Moire had a slight advantage with the French public. The two acts have now made considerable gains in streaming and download figures.
The four acts from semi-final 2 set to perform again on January 26 are Seemone, Emmanuel Moire, The Divaz and Doutson. With most of the songs available on the biggest music platforms, some tracks have already climbed up the sales and streaming lists.
On iTunes, Seemone‘s “Tous les deux” takes the lead at number eighteen. The track jumped up the list after a truly emotional performance that true comparisons to Adele. Shockingly, this was Seemone’s very first TV performance ever! Emmanuel Moire comes up behind in 66th position. There are no further acts from this semi-final to make the iTunes list, which could also reflect the huge gap those two acts had within the public televoting.
Taking a closer look at the current figures on Spotify, “La promesse” enjoys a comfortable lead on the platform. The track currently has a total of 113,000 streams. Up in second is non-qualifier Gabriella. Her song “On cherche encore (Never Get Enough)” has accumulated about 80,000 streams.
However, one has to remember that some of the tracks were released later on the platform than others. That explains why some acts (as of this moment) have relatively low streaming figures. Seemone’s “Tous les deux” is poised to hit 20,000 plays and Ugo‘s “Ce qui me blesse” stands at 40,000 plays. “Madame la paix” from PhilipElise is at 25,000 streams and Noémie‘s “Ma petite famille” is closing in on 22,000. Tracy De Sá received about 6,000 streams for her track “Por aquí”. The songs from The Divaz and Doutson are nowhere to be found on the platform yet — but we’re hoping to get them as soon as possible to hit the play button!
So what does all this chart action tell us? It’s important to remember that iTunes has lost some of its popularity over the past year. As in many other countries, streaming has taken over as the dominant form of consuming music in France.
There is at least an indication of what songs made an immediate connection with some listeners. It shows us what songs inspired listeners enough last night for them to track down the song online and download it.
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