We’re less than two months away from Eurovision 2019. All the competing songs have been released and now fans are trying to figure out who will win the crystal microphone in Tel Aviv. Does YouTube offer clues as to who will enjoy Eurovision success? We take a look at views of the 2019 competing entries.

While some entries have videos for different versions of the song — national final, music video, lyric video, etc — we are only looking at the version of each song with the highest number of views.

And before we begin, some perspective. This isn’t a level playing field. Some videos have been online for months, others for only a few weeks. Established artists tend to have a fanbase who’ll watch their video regardless of Eurovision. Interesting music videos might get more views than an ordinary performance video. And YouTube is more popular in some countries than others.

And never forget: from the class of 2017, the grand final performance of “Amar pelos dois” has over 11 million views, but “Hey Mama” has over 15 million.

This year, the most popular video so far is the music video for Italy’s Mahmood‘s “Soldi”. With the Sanremo performance no longer available, this is the only version of “Soldi” on YouTube. It has clocked up well over 50 million views. It’s worth noting that Sanremo winners tend to do really well in Italy, so the views may be more local than other Eurovision entries. But still, 50 million is a lot!

Popular French vlogger Bilal Hassani is second, with over 12.4 million views for the lyric video of “Roi”. While this video doesn’t showcase his live vocals, the national final performance has a very decent 6.4 million views. Do these numbers reflect the popularity of the artist, the song or both?

Eurovision 2016 bronze winner Sergey Lazarev looks to have another hit with his 2019 entry “Scream”. The power ballad has clocked up 3.8 million views. It’s a long way to go before “Scream” reaches the 30 million that “You Are the Only One” picked up, but the popular Russian singer seems determined to better his earlier entry.

The fourth most popular video comes from Portugal, where Conan Osíris has over 3.2 million views for his lyric video for “Telemóveis”. The striking video of his national final performance is also clocking up views.

And fifth place, perhaps surprisingly, goes to Hungary. While Joci Pápai‘s “Az én apám” isn’t considered a frontrunner for Eurovision 2019, the music video is sitting on over 2.8 million views.

Joining these five in the million-plus club are the Netherlands, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Greece, Poland and Switzerland. Many of these countries also feature at the top of the betting odds, suggesting there may indeed be a correlation between YouTube views and potential Eurovision success.

At the bottom of the list are the videos from Ireland, Georgia and Moldova. While these video haven’t clocked up many views yet, it’s worth noting that they are all very recent releases so perhaps haven’t have the time to amass a lot of views.

YouTube views of Eurovision 2019 competing songs (as of 17 March)

Unless stated, all videos are from the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

  1. Italy: Mahmood – “Soldi” music video (50,276,989 views)
  2. France: Bilal Hassani – “Roi” lyric video (12,413,044 views)
  3. Russia: Sergey Lazarev – “Scream” music video (3,812,637 views)
  4. Portugal: Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis” lyric video (3,207,771 views)
  5. Hungary: Joci Pápai – “Az én apám” music video (2,825,778 views)
  6. Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” (2,817,614 views)
  7. Spain: Miki – “La venda” (2,547,291 views)
  8. Cyprus: Tamta – “Replay” music video (2,010,495 views)
  9. Malta: Michela – “Chameleon” (1,674,766 views)
  10. Greece: Katerine Duska – “Better Love” music video (1,619,903 views)
  11. Poland: Tulia – “Fire of Love (Pali się)” music video (1,467,600 views)
  12. Switzerland: Luca Hänni – “She Got Me” (1,251,155 views)
  13. Sweden: John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love” national final (966,405 views)
  14. Armenia: Srbuk – “Walking Out” (957,083 views)
  15. Belgium: Eliot – “Wake Up” (947,297 views)
  16. Germany: S!sters – “Sister” (941,843 views)
  17. Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl – “Sebi” national final (928,391 views)
  18. Denmark: Leonora – “Love Is Forever” national final (893,489 views)
  19. Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke – “Zero Gravity” (839,075 views)
  20. Lithuania: Jurij Veklenko – “Run with the Lions” (777,266 views)
  21. Croatia: Roko Blažević – “The Dream”  national final (767,076 views)
  22. North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska – “Proud” (748,458 views)
  23. Azerbaijan: Chingiz – “Truth” (710,342 views)
  24. Norway: KEiiNO – “Spirit in the Sky”  lyric video (597,854 views)
  25. Iceland: Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra” (585,264 views)
  26. Serbia: Nevena Božović – “Kruna” national final (548,886 views)
  27. Estonia: Victor Crone – “Storm” music video (515,062 views)
  28. United Kingdom: Michael Rice – “Bigger Than Us” national final (512,625 views)
  29. Belarus: Zena – “Like It” (496,890 views)
  30. Albania: Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës” (437,201 views)
  31. Israel: Kobi Marimi – “Home” (413,055 views)
  32. Romania: Ester Peony – “On a Sunday” (380,677 views)
  33. San Marino: Serhat – “Say Na Na Na” (375,581 views)
  34. Finland: Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – “Look Away” (355,823 views)
  35. Czech Republic: Lake Malawi – “Friend of a Friend” (329,563 views)
  36. Latvia: Carousel – “That Night” (292,535 views)
  37. Austria: Paenda – “Limits” (274,833 views)
  38. Montenegro: D mol – “Heaven” (225,323 views)
  39. Ireland: Sarah McTernan – “22” (219,918 views)
  40. Georgia: Oto Nemsadze – “Sul tsin iare” (179,138 views)
  41. Moldova: Anna Odobescu – “Stay” (146,351 views)

What do you think? Are YouTube views a sign of Eurovision popularity? Will there be any surprises with the Tel Aviv results? Share your thoughts below!

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zara
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zara

remember Italy 2017 and understand that views mean nothing

Patryk
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Patryk

Nothing really predicts the result of the contest, no videos, no streams and no bets gonna predict it. I think it’s mainly because there are many people, who watch and vote in the contest, but don’t follow it that early, especially from countries that don’t take part in the semis.

Pandaman
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Pandaman

No. The Italian song has been here for a long time now, and comes from a really big festival. Some other songs have only been released recently and have a smaller reach overall.

Agostinho Spinola
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Agostinho Spinola

No, because some are not live performances.
Take a look at the top 10.
How many are live performances, and now many are ‘photoshop’ videos?
In my opinion live performances are more important.
What do you think?

CyxCy
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CyxCy

I really don’t think you tube can predict any victory; you tube is a reflection at a precise moment of what appreciates a specific audience, which is a large majority of young and connected people. On the night of the grand final, all generations vote. And we must not diminish the impact that national juries can have when giving the points. as far as France is concerned, Amir was the first of our candidates to massively generate views on you tube; yet in the end he was just close to the top 5. Many were betting on Russia and its… Read more »

Whisker
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Whisker

Is it possible to know how many votes are cast per entry or at least the total number of votes? Mello announced the numbers after the semis IIRC and they also mention the total number of votes (they said something like 6 million?! I’m never paying enough attention 🙁

Lilipop
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Lilipop

I think it means.. almost nothing. Statistics YouTube March 2018 + final place in Eurovision 1. Israel: Netta – “Toy” (winner) 2. Spain: Alfred & Amaia – “Tu canción” – (23rd place) 3.Bulgaria: Equinox – “Bones” – (14th place) 4. Russia: Julia Samoylova – “I Won’t Break” (Didn’t qualify) 5.Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off” (7th place) 6. Belgium: Sennek – “A Matter of Time” (Didn’t qualify) 7.Australia: Jessica Mauboy – “We Got Love” (20th place) 8.FYR Macedonia: Eye Cue – “Lost and Found” (Didn’t qualify) 9.Estonia: Elina Nechayeva – “La forza” (8th place) 10. Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas… Read more »

ESCalator
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ESCalator

Short answer: No.

Joe
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Joe

This is only somewhat related, but whatever: last night I finally got the chance to show my fam a selection of this year’s Eurovision hopefuls. For reference, although they have cool, varied music tastes and a mild patience for my contest love, it’s clear which kind of songs at Eurovision they like: crazy, or surprisingly legit. So, they’re fond of stuff like Party for Everybody and Higher Ground, less so of Nocturne or Amar pelos dois. So here’s what I found: – We started with the Netherlands, since they’re the favorites. I told them over and over that they’d hate… Read more »

Vincent
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Vincent

It’s nice to hear what people outside Europe think. They seem a little pessimistic haha, but I can understand why they dont like some songs. It completely depends on where you are from, and what the music you’re exposed to. Some former friends of mine only liked metal and hardrock, and for them everything which isnt that, well they hate it. You also have a lot of 50+ in my country who like some type of Schlager. Of course this modern music is ugly and not interesting for them. On YT there are American review videos, where “Californian” type of… Read more »

Skiwalko
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Very nice idea, Joe, here are my family’s reactions: – grandma: general scent, that “it’s more about the show/controversy, than music”, “it’s a political contest”, “Eurovision of the past was a lot better, had far more catchy hits”. She was meh about most of the songs, but really enjoyed Spain, as she said that it was just a sincere fun and happy banger, she also didn’t mind Dutch and German songs. – father: only Australia’s got his attention, and made him listen to it on repeat, which is understandable, as he’s big 90’s era fan – mother: general Iceland WTF… Read more »

Guillle77
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Guillle77

Glad to see they liked the Spanish entry! Thank you!

Una
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Una

Some countries get more views because of the population, other countries with same language and shared culture (Spain and Portugal as former colonies) or Turkik people for Azerbaijan, Scandinavian countries shared culture and interest in Eurovision, the reputation of the country in Eurovision, former Soviet countries where people know certain artists, quality of the song, people sharing with others because some sort of curiosity factor, built up interest in a song chosen through internal selection and dropped later in the season, other PR through heavy promotion that leads to some sort of hype, a country’s interest in Eurovision (it’s bigger… Read more »

Mirko
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Mirko

Wtf is happening with Armenia’s views? They should use their money in other way…

A random russian guy
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A random russian guy

It has been brought as an advertisement 3 or 4 times today. Really bad idea. A lot of views and a few likes.

filipko54
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filipko54

from Srbuk facebook page
Me and my team were very excited when “Walking out” reached 1M views on YouTube today. We were even more surprised when we reached 2.5M views in just one hour. We have already approached our colleagues at Eurovision’s YouTube channel and they are looking into it. I will let you know when we have any news!

harut
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harut

Armenia has almost 3mln views right now

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Catching Netherlands lol I just can’t stopping to laugh. Armenia has now lost any credibility. I hope juries and televoters will remember it.

Una
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Una

Armenia is a small country but they LOVE Eurovision and have a huge diaspora with cultural loyalty. And Armenia is a former Soviet country with good Eurovision track record. I am not surprised. The Netherlands have a smart PR strategy and sympatetic neighbours in addition to a good song.

filipko54
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filipko54

from Srbuk facebook page
Me and my team were very excited when “Walking out” reached 1M views on YouTube today. We were even more surprised when we reached 2.5M views in just one hour. We have already approached our colleagues at Eurovision’s YouTube channel and they are looking into it. I will let you know when we have any news! ? Thank you

Jo.
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Jo.

Views on Youtube are bought. Remember San Marino’s “Spirit of the Night”? It’s not reliable, especially those on ESC official channel.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

LOL wtf happened with Armenia ??? was not 1M 3 hours ago and now have 2 millions on ESC channel ?????????

Now 2,2 M, something is wrong it has gain 100,000 views in less than 5 minutes. Do they hired hackers or buyed millions views packages ??

Another edit because now 2,3 M another 100,000+ in just 3 minutes…..

Nicolas
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Nicolas

OK now 2,5 M , this is just ridiculous. So 500,000 views in less than 20 minutes…..

Jo.
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Jo.

LMAO it had 1.6M like 30 min ago. Now it has 2.5M.
Edit: LITERALLY 100k in 3 minutes (2.6 M now) 😀

Nicolas
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Nicolas

The worst part is that they don’t even bother to not look suspect.
1,6 M views in what maybe 4 hours ?

Jo.
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Jo.

hahahahaha almost 2.8M now…
at least Malta was more “discreet”.

Vincent
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Vincent

Bought indeed. I saw that the Malta song was used as an add on Youtube, for days. And I only saw the Maltese song, not from any other country. I believe that everyone who sees the add can be count as one viewer, so that’s why the number of views grew suspiciously fast.

filipko54
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filipko54

from Srbuk facebook page
Me and my team were very excited when “Walking out” reached 1M views on YouTube today. We were even more surprised when we reached 2.5M views in just one hour. We have already approached our colleagues at Eurovision’s YouTube channel and they are looking into it. I will let you know when we have any news! ? Thank you?

Bear
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Bear

Hmm interesting. Maybe it is true but it could be an advertisement trick, because (for me too) people are curious and will click on the video to see if it is true and what the fuss was about

So kind of free attention

Nicolas
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Nicolas

I never saw any add for Malta. Was it a classic add before you play a video ? Was there a link to the video ? I don’t think that the add counted as a view if you don’t go to the video itself. And remember also that if that add has been proposed to you is because Youtube adds algorithm knows that you watch eurovision related videos. The question is, has a casual viewer who never watch eurovision videos see that add ? For the Armenian case it’s obvious it’s bought views. It seems to have stop now and… Read more »

martin
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martin

Its true. Malta and armenia has fake views. Armenia in just few hours rise from 900k to 2.6m while malta 2/3 of their views are also fake. Their video pop every time you see a video on youtube. Shame for you malta and armenia.

florinho
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florinho

Gabbani says hi

cent
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cent

yes, sanremo sanremo is an institution in Italy, we don’t talk about anything else for a week during the festival 🙂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6jXj3qyI5w

cent
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cent

Italy is like China now, it has 1 billion inhabitants!
every excuse is good for not admitting reality.
Then tell the truth I have some doubts about the correctness of the jury
to the televoting Italy has always won but the juries modified everything, a bit like Blatter’s FIFA

na na na na
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na na na na

From so many figures, I have a migraine . Relax. Your inner self already knows you will vote for the only logical option, Serhat.
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Skiwalko
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Thanks for giving me 2-hour-long headache and pomegranatephobia.

San Marino the dark horse
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San Marino the dark horse

This is Serhat’s hat that hypnotises you. You’ll vote for him and you will not even know.

cent
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cent

Italy has 62 million inhabitants, do you think 50 million views are the majority of Italians? Do you think that old people, babies, children and adults who don’t care about mahmood and Eurovision have watched the mahmood video?
Bearing in mind that youtube calculates only 1 view for IP.
Boys don’t worry that Italians don’t care about Eurovision, they don’t even know what it is.
no group of Italians do sabotage to win mahmood on this site 🙂

Ludo95
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Ludo95

They are afraid that we want to stole the victory to King Duncan!! Ahahahaha who the F cares about victory, we just want to make a good performance

Vincent
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Vincent

No I don’t think Youtube counts only one view per one IP-address, neither do I think that the majority is from Italians. Otherwise for Gangnam Style, this means that it has been watched from 3,3 billion different IP-addresses.
And Mahmoods song was very popular outside Italy too. I think the thing is, that it is already some weeks out there while it took for other countries longer to release their song, so it has had more time to get these views.

Snappy
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Snappy

What should have been covered here is the “Trending Tab” on YouTube rather than views. Toy was in the Trending section of YouTube for a good 2 weeks which gave her a real addition on exposure. Replay was floating around the 15th in Trending tab for a while before dropping off completely. Views is kinda determined by the want to watch. Trending piques people’s interest as its exposure from alot of countries.

Milla
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Milla

Italy always has a lot of views. And it’s not only because of Eurovision. It’s because of the San remo-festival. Many Italians visit the video. So the answer is no. I think predicting the winner by views is impossible in general. We have seen that lots of times, still the question is asked every single year! It’s getting really boring. Views also depends on when the videoes where up-loaded. It’s just pure logic.

Ludo95
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Ludo95

France downloaded his video before italy and have like less then half of views of Soldi. Can you explain this with logic please? Btw, i think that YT views are not an indicator for the winner, the reason is that we italians use YouTube A LOT, at the same level as americans.. And Sanremo is an huge event here.. So, these are the reasons, bye

aroncido
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aroncido

That is exactly what Milla said though. Sanremo is an event people care about, hence they watch the Italian entry many times.

Ludo95
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Ludo95

I just replied to Milla for the last part of her comments, where she speaks about “logic” of the first video who where downloaded

Chessguy99
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Chessguy99

Again, Italy chooses a good song by a talented artist at the start of February, and again they have the most Youtube views. Seems to be like that every year. When you send quality, you get noticed. But will that turn into a crystal microphone trophy for Mahmood in May? History tell us, no. Italy doesn’t put much if any effort into staging, and later released songs are just getting their notice. Top 10, yes. Top 5, maybe, Winner, most likely not.

Marc
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Marc

When you send quality, you don’t need to rely too much on staging to make some impact.
That said, I love Italy’s stagings for 2018 or 2015. They created an atmosphere. No distracting. All focus is always on the song and artist as it should be.

Peter Andre's Drunk Auntie Ariana
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Peter Andre's Drunk Auntie Ariana

No. Nor do Bookie’s odds. They’re good indicators but far from infallible.

Everything is up in the air until the night of the contest itself.

Next question?

Cedric
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Itayl always has the most votes because of Sanremo’s popularity.

dutchie
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dutchie

Don’t worry Italians, Duncan gets his fair share of the hate on this website and elsewhere 🙂 That’s what comes with being the bookies favourite.

As for these Youtube views: Italy should win almost every year if they meant anything. Italy does have a chance though, and Mahmood is a very interesting candidate because he represents a minority that has been very under-represented at Eurovision before.

Gagarina
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Gagarina

Youtube proves nothing!!!!!!!Look at the population of the country or how big eurovision in that country or the diaspora number then you will see why some are way ahead

Yerevan is calling
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Yerevan is calling

And now Let’s make a ratio Views/Population of the country the song represents. Things will change.

Random
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Random

Fuego at this point last year didn’t show any sign of success. YT views are very unlikely to be relevant predictors at this stage.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

fuego already had massive views but on the panik records yt channel. eleni is a huge star in greece after all

Alex
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Alex

Fuego had some sucess in Greece and Cyprus before Esc

Ludo95
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Ludo95

I’m very curious if Duncan song was the most viewed on YT, what would be you comments. Stupid haters! Europe is full of hate. Just wait till the final in May, everything could appen.

Bear
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Bear

Well I suggest that everyone just should see this blogg as entertainment instead of something serious to get worried or angry about. It is a blogg, and same for those rating videos on YT it just attracts people who love their country’s entry or their favorite so much that they feel the urge to put others down to feel better. Competitions just bring the worst out of people, and people will completely loose some decency and respect. Plus these bloggs only attract people who want to defend their country. It’s not representative to the viewers, families, children, teenagers, elderly whom… Read more »

Dawid
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Dawid

Never. Like, look at Norway. It could be this year’s winner, yet it’s 24th on that list.

Dawid
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Dawid

Looks like people here doesn’t like it .-.

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

There’s more chance of Beyoncé winning for Libya than that happening

Dawid
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Dawid

Most people have it in top10 from what I’ve seen and every top10 song has chance to win. There’re more chances of Beyoncé winning for Libya than Austria ending up 1st with juries votes last year, but somehow it happened.

aroncido
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aroncido

Beware of drawing conclusions from Eurovision fan top 10 lists. It’s not representative of the general public.

CHUPACABRA
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CHUPACABRA

It s the live show that will count. Who had Black Horses Conchita Wurst and Common Linnets on Radar in Copenhague. They were not famous for the clicks on their vids. Who had thought, that Amir or Gabbani would end up 6th? They had been my favorites B4, but didn’t touch me at Finale. Who thought, that Jamala would slay. I almost had hated her entry B4, but at finale in Stockholm, i had goosebumps. Who cares about the vids accept ESC-Fanbase? It s only max 5% of spectators at semis and Finale. One cannot vote for own country. Sobral,… Read more »

Dawid
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Dawid

Was Conchita a black horse? Here in Poland everyone kept saying that she’ll win.

Reksel
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Reksel

Conchita was very much a black horse, I remembered that.

Marc
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Marc

Sanremo is bigger than Eurovision. That’s it.
Also Mahmood is already a winner. From being behind the scenes to have a massive chart Hit. His debut album has been #1 in his country.
Having a career is more important than just win Eurovision. A lot of Eurovision winners would pefer not have won and have a career instead.
Mahmood will be there to share his song and enjoy the experience. That’s what matters. Music goes first.

Marc
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Marc

And this is a similar situation for Duncan.
He was unkown and now his amazing song is popular in his country. It’s played on the radio stations and he will probably release an album. That’s the big win.

Miles Johnson
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Miles Johnson

Sanremo= watched by ITALY
Eurovision = Watched by Europe + Other Countries
(200+million)

Jo.
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Jo.

Eurovision is bigger than Sanremo, but the festival is watched in many other countries besides Italy.

Alex
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Alex

You know Sanremo is also broadcast in some other countries 🙂

cent
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cent

Sanremo is seen in Europe, South and North America and in Asia

Paul
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Paul

I love all the caveats in the article. You may well have just said “this is all meaningless, but we needed some content”

Friendly Lurker
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Friendly Lurker

You guys at wiwi don’t have any contributor from Italy, and it shows. You don’t have the slightest idea of how sanremo and everything related to it works, and stupidly assume all of this is related to Eurovision in any way. It is not.
You have no idea how much this gets to my nerves, and we get all the hate in return. Thanks.

stommie
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stommie

Strange comment considering that this is a quote from this article:
“It’s worth noting that Sanremo winners tend to do really well in Italy, so the views may be more local than other Eurovision entries.”

Friendly Lurker
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Friendly Lurker

It’s a bigger issue that starts waaay back from Sanremo not being related to Eurovision but living its life as a standalone contest. It’s not like “you decide”, “destination Eurovision” and so on, ESC it’s a “consequence” here, not the focus or the aim of the whole circus. This leads to a different kind of effects such as the artist focusing into promoting his song and album and not his participation to ESC, the artist not going to ESC parties, Rai not really caring about it at all… But still, eurofans mistake all this hype for Eurovision-related hype, while it’s… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Frankly, San Remo fans also need to recognise that Eurovision has become the most-watched televised music event in the world. Interestingly, Rai seems to be making the correct decisions for Eurovision in this regard anyhow, in spite of the apparent prejudices that the fans have towards San Remo.
Also, I wonder really how many of the views for Mahmood’s Soldi are from Eurovision fans, not San Remo fans. Even if it only represents 20% of the views, that would still be a high 10 million.

Litla hata brandari
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Litla hata brandari

In Spotify the difference between streams from Italy vs World, is 90% to 10%. So we can assume Soldi has somewhere around 5mil from ESC people.

Friendly Lurker
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Friendly Lurker

Almost all of Mahmood’s views are from Italy!!! We use YouTube massively, and also people want it to go double platinum.
This has nothing to do with Eurovison, STOP IT
Hold your horses, no one is taking away the trophy from your beloved Duncan’s hands!!!

Bear
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Bear

Lol why specifically “beloved Duncan’s hands!!!”.
A little dramatic isn’t it, given the fact that there are so many countries which might win this year.

Friendly Lurker
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Friendly Lurker

I know, but guys at wiwi think he’s their best winner forever or something, idek
I just don’t think they should worry about how many views/streams Mahmood has…?

Bear
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Bear

Maybe recently yes, but I know that the two enthusiasts William and Deban were for example fangirling when it was announce that Sergey returned. And around january/february Spain was one of the lead. (no hate btw I like them both, it’s just that i noticed). It just shows that there are a lot of different people writing on Wiwibloggs with different opinions. I don’t think that the blogg has one particular favorite but multiple. Also Italy is my number two. I think that the authors of these bloggs should consider well whether they should write an article or not and… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

duncan is literally gabbani 2.0

Henry
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Henry

Wow! Where did you get that information? I guess you can look into the future?

Whisker
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Whisker

My disappointment with Francesco Gabbani’s result was monumental. I had very high expectations – for him to win or make at least top 3. Yet watching his performance I knew almost instantly that wouldn’t happen. IMO all that hype got to him because of pressure or maybe too much confidence, the camera angles were too wide, the stage seemed way to big for him, I found the backing vocals extremely distracting with their moves and their vocals very much off-tune. It looks to me that the Netherlands want to win but I don’t know. I am not good at ESC… Read more »

Love love Peace piece
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Love love Peace piece

On the tops I see by portugese people mostly everyone loves Italy, it’s either no.1 or no.2! Mine as well.

mic
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mic

The Italian video in 2017 became the most viewed Eurovision video ever, I think it had around 100 Million views. Where did Francesco finally end up? 6th with the televote?

Love love Peace piece
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Love love Peace piece

The staging was terrible and so were the camera shots.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

no, here in italy we juss use youtube a lot. if he does win the reasons will be talent, acclaim, beauty and success (TABS)

Alexxx
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Alexxx

No that doesn’t mean victory as 80% of the views are from they’r own country.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

No, the huge amount of youtube views garnered by the Sanremo winner does not mean that Italy is going to win Eurovision. Not this year, not last year, not the year before that. Maybe forego this article next year?

Doris
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Doris

50 millions and at least 45 millions coming from Italy.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

so 5 milli from abroad, more than the 3rd video’s entire views sksksj

Doris
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Doris

But how many weeks the song is available compared to some others ?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

lettuce see how many videos will have 5 million views from abroad next month

Mirko
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Mirko

Number’s of views doesn’t means nothing (Gabbani in 2017 teached us why); be a fan favourite is a double-edged blade, ’cause people may well starting to hate you simply for your fan base and trying to destroy your possibility (even the jury may play the same game). As Italian I would love to see Mahmood winning the contest in May, but the struggles are real and the competition is hard

CHUPACABRA
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CHUPACABRA

Austrian here. Mahmood by far my favorite. already my favorite since first round of Sanremo. But he must deliver in TLV and seaze momentum.

Mirko
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Mirko

You’re absolutely right; the show in May may would change everything (like Fuego), or confirm views’s domination like Israel 2018

NectaneboSecond
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NectaneboSecond

This is warm song about something I do not entirely understand. Nevermind. Her pleasant voice might be something some people would like to listen to during morning coffee.

KuhKatz
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KuhKatz

YouTube videos, polls, betting odds, reaction video of random user #257 it all predict one thing, nothing. Whilst there is a hardcore fanbase from all over Europe and beyond, majority of the viewers will hear the songs for the first time in may, and these will also make the majority of the votes being casted. So most think, ah this one is a grower that will do well. Most growers will stuck where it belongs because it doesn‘t matter, ESC is a like at first hear (and sight because of the show). Best examples are the Common Linnets who haven‘t… Read more »

Doris
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Doris

Youtube views means nothing because the majority of the views from a country come from the country !
And countries the most populated are privileged thats why France or Italy are so high and they came first on january

Denis
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Denis

It can predict a good result but it changes. Videos drop in and out of top 10 all the time. Just because a video is top 10 doesn’t mean it will be top 10. The majority of viewers watch it only once. Performance also matter.
As for Italy being most watched, I think we all remember 2017…

Jo.
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Jo.

Here we go again…

SVW
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SVW

Italian videos are always well-watched, as San Remo is very popular there.
Bilal is a popular YouTube star in France, which is the reason he’s in 2nd.
Sergey is the most ( right?) popular singer in Russia, which is why he is in 3rd.

YouTube views become important after the semi’s, just like iTunes and Spotify I think :).

Toby
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Toby

Thats not a very reliable statistic … I mean, Albania has two videos, all together over 700 000 views. Mahmood has only 650 000 views on the official ESC channel. Germany has two sets of videos. Its all very fishy 😀 Since some videos got released at the evening of their win, and others 3 weeks after that, its obvious that these numbers are just nothing to care about. Nonetheless, Mahmood stands great chances, so do other countries with less views too.

Ludo95
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Ludo95

Mahmood songs on the official eurovision Channel was downloaded just less then a week ago.

Colin
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Colin

It’s a good indicator that he will have a great result, however:
1. The song was one of the first picked, which gave him enough time to collect it.
2. Views could be partially from Italy or from non-participating countries as well.
3. Most songs have several videos available on YT and it’s unsure which views to collect.
4. People also watch songs they are not that fond of, for curiosity or (in our case) reviewing purposes.

Rimig
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Rimig

Totally agree that it is a very bad and unreliable indicator. But, regarding your point 4, still, if you like a song you will probably watch the video several times while you won’t give the ones you didn’t like a second view. Also, countries with a successful past will attract more viewers than others that have done not so well. Almost every ESC fan will be curious to see what Russia or Italy is bringing, while some of them won’t bother to take a look at Albania’s, Belarus’s or Hungary’s videos (just as an example)… The bookies are not an… Read more »

Skiwalko
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Of course Youtube views don’t matter. But anyway, here are the overall results based on them: SF 1 1. Portugal (Q) 2. Hungary (Q) 3. Cyprus (Q) 4. Greece (Q) 5. Poland (Q) 6. Belgium (Q) 7. Slovenia (Q) 8. Australia (Q) 9. Iceland (Q) 10. Serbia (Q) 11. Estonia (NQ) 12. Belarus (NQ) 13. San Marino (NQ) 14. Finland (NQ) 15. Czech Republic (NQ) 16. Montenegro (NQ) 17. Georgia (NQ) SF 2 1. Russia (Q) 2. Netherlands (Q) 3. Malta (Q) 4. Switzerland (Q) 5. Sweden (Q) 6. Armenia (Q) 7. Denmark (Q) 8. Lithuania (Q) 9. Croatia (Q)… Read more »

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

It actually makes sense xDDD