Google Trends’ annual Year in Search lists have just landed for 2019, and once again Eurovision and its stars dominate.
Eurovision on Google Trends 2019
“Eurovision 2019” and “Eurovision Song Contest” were among the most popular and fastest-growing search terms in:
- Belarus #4
- Estonia #2
- Greece #1
- Serbia #10
- Slovenia #3
- Sweden #4
- Switzerland #7
- Ukraine #10
In fact, Eurovision ranked highly among searches for TV shows and events in general:
- Belarus #1
- Estonia #2
- Latvia #5
- Lithuania #2
- Portugal #5
- Russia #1
- Serbia #4
- Slovenia #1
- Spain #3
- Ukraine #1
Eurovision Singers on Google Trends 2019
In previous years, the likes of Conchita Wurst, Måns Zelmerlöw and Jamala captured Europe’s imagination and featured in search lists all over the continent. However, no 2019 stars appear to have transcended international borders.
Nonetheless, many Eurovision singers left an impact on home soil.
Naturally, the Netherlands was all over Duncan Laurence. The Eurovision winner is #5 on general searches, #1 on Dutch people, and #1 on artists. Meanwhile, “Arcade” is #1 on song lyrics and the question “What does Arcade mean?” is at #4 in the “What does ___ mean?” segment. Emma Wortelboer — the Dutch spokesperson in May — is at #7 on the Dutch people countdown.
Runner-up Mahmood also performs well in his native Italy. He comes in at #9 on the most-searched list and #4 on personalities.
“Storm” crooner Victor Crone is at #10 on Estonia’s most-searched list and #1 on the country’s people list.
Conan Osíris is at #9 on Portugal’s most-searched list and #4 on the national personalities ranking.
Jurijus Veklenko is #5 on Lithuania’s people list.
In Switzerland, “She Got Me” hitmaker Luca Hänni is at #1 on both the Swiss headlines and Swiss personalities lists.
Bilal Hassani is at #2 on France’s musicians and singers list.
She didn’t make it to Tel Aviv in the end, but all the controversy surrounding her victory and subsequent withdrawal guaranteed MARUV a spot on the rankings. She comes in at #4 on Ukraine’s most searched people list.
Poland’s Tulia don’t get a mention. However, their younger counterpart Viki Gabor does. The Junior Eurovision 2019 winner is at #7 on the country’s most searched people list.
Eurovision Questions on Google Trends
Fans in Spain wanted to know “When is Eurovision?”. The query came in at #7 in the “When” category.
In Sweden, people asked “How many acts are there in the Eurovision final?”. The question is at #6 on the “How” list. The answer for 2019 was, of course, 26.
Eurovision National Finals on Google Trends
Italy’s iconic Sanremo is #3 on the most popular searches. Contestants Achille Lauro and Patty Pravo are at #8 and #10 amongst the top personalities. Ultimo is at #2 in the most popular ticket searches.
Eesti Laul is #5 among all search terms in Estonia and #4 on the events list. Participant Inger Fridolin is at #3 among the most-searched people.
The reinvigorated Festival da Canção continues to capture imaginations in Portugal, landing behind Eurovision at #6 on the programmes and series rundown.
Slovenia’s EMA is #4 on the most popular searches and #2 on the events lists, just after Eurovision on both occasions.
Despite having two highly-regarded songs in Lithuania’s national selection for 2019, Monika Marija missed out on Eurovision. Nonetheless, she’s at #7 on Lithuania’s people list.
Madonna’s Eurovision 2019 appearance
She’s considered the Queen of Pop. And despite releasing a new album and a couple of singles, all the headlines surrounding Madonna related to her disastrous performance during the interval for the 2019 grand final in Tel Aviv.
Her name pops up in numerous national personality and musician lists — #5 in Denmark, #2 in Estonia, #8 in Lithuania #4 in Norway, #1 in Slovenia and #8 in Spain.
Since her comeback campaign was relatively low key compared to other artists’ activities, we’re taking the liberty of assuming that much of her search results can be directly attributed to the aforementioned Eurovision cameo.
And in Australia there is no doubt. The top “why is” question is “Why is Madonna wearing an eye patch at Eurovision?”
Past Eurovision acts on Google Trends
It’s not all about the class of 2019.
Former acts making a buzz include Eva Boto from 2012 at #6 on Slovenia’s most searched musicians and Emma Marrone from 2014 at #9 on Italy’s list of personalities. Eurovision 2009’s Elena Gheorghe makes #5 on Romania’s most searched lyrics with her hit “Luna Alba”.
The late Karl Gott who represented Austria in 1968 is #1 on Slovakia’s sad departures list. He is also #1 on the same list in the Czech Republic, as well as on the trending list.
The above statistics offer just a high-level overview of Eurovision’s cultural impact over the past 12 months. It’s not a complete picture since Google doesn’t provide data for every territory, and the data it does give varies from country to country. Still, it’s fairly obvious that the contest is Europe’s most popular tv event.
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