On Saturday night she won the Norwegian ticket to Eurovision 2020.

And after her victory, Ulrikke Brandstorp has fresh cause to celebrate.

That’s because her song “Attention” has hit the Top Three on Norway’s Spotify Top 50.

The song currently sits at #3 with over 84,000 daily plays on the streaming platform. Since release “Attention” has earned over 379,000 streams.

Only two other acts have made it to the Top 50. Raylee sits just outside the Top 10 at #11. “Wild” has now passed the 1.5 million stream mark, which may offer a consolation to Raylee who missed out on Saturday night.

The only other act on the Top 50 is runner-up Kristin Husøy. “Pray For Me” is at #23 and has 41,458 daily plays.

Ulrikke Brandstorp on voting controversy

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DETTE ER SYKT! ? Drømmen har blitt til virkelighet, og dette er virkelig det største jeg har opplevd! Først og fremst vil jeg takke alle som har støttet og heiet på meg og «Attention» i dette nydelige MGP-sirkuset! ?? Takk til mitt fantastiske team, min unike manager @christoffergunnestad , @christian_ingebrigtsen og @morlandmusic for at dere ville lage en låt med meg, familie, og alle andre involverte! Dette hadde ikke gått uten dere ? Skikkelig stolt av hva vi har fått til! Jeg forstår frustrasjonen rundt stemmeproblemene til NRK, og gårsdagens finale ble ikke sånn alle hadde sett for seg. Mine medfinalister har kommet med gode ord og lykkeønskninger – Det betyr mye. Vi er artister og låtskrivere, så får NRK ta det rundt. NÅ er jeg så sykt klar for å gjøre alt jeg kan for å ta med seieren hjem til Norge i mai! Jeg skal ut i Europa, og der skal jeg spre glede og musikk! For et eventyr det har vært til nå, og for et eventyr det skal bli! TAKK ?? Foto: @celinaceland og @juliamarienagle #nrk #nrkmgp #eurovision #esc #eurovisionsongcontest #ulrikkebrandstorp #attention

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Hitmaker Ulrikke has used an interview with NRK to address controversy over MGP voting head on.

Rising above the media furore, Brandstorp says her focus is now on making Norway “proud”:

“We all deserved to win, and I’m just very happy and proud [to have won]. Now I want to make Norway proud, so I really have to get that victory and bring Eurovision back home to Norway.”

Asked about the press circus in Norway, Ulrikke reveals she’s taking it in her stride:

“I have put on my raincoat and am doing well in this storm. Now we just have to focus on trying to take the victory.”

NRK reveals initial findings of voting investigation 

At a press conference this afternoon, broadcaster NRK revealed preliminary findings of an investigation into Saturday night’s voting disaster.

It transpires that the volume of emojis caused a “chain reaction” that led to the collapse of the online voting system.

The NRK team revealed they had run stress tests for this kind of scenario, but unfortunately preparations were in vain. The broadcaster had run extensive tests of the system, including tests on programs including Stjernekamp.

That said the broadcaster remains defiant in the face of domestic criticism. Acting Program Director Charlo Halvorsen has ruled out a new vote and says they’re confident the voting system found the “right” winner despite the problems:

“The most important thing for us now is to answer the most important question of whether we can guarantee that voting has gone as normal, that the result is right. And we are sure that it is.”

What do you make of Ulrikke’s Spotify success? Do you think she can go all the way in Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments below!

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gilpgilp
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gilpgilp

BUT THE ROOP IS ON FIRE

Polliu
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Polliu

If undo couldn’t win, this will not win, either. Overrated.

Kenan
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Kenan

Leave?

Polegend Godgarina
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she’s gonna do well, but she doesn’t have a winning song

Jo.
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Jo.

Dare to Dream

Monika
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Monika

Still don’t like her and definitely will flop, overrated acts tend to become irritating, see Francesco Gabbani back in 2017….

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Gabbani came 6th. For some countries that would be a tremendous success. Hardly a “flop” at all.

Vegard
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Vegard

You need to remember that 99% of the viewers of Eurovision haven’t seen or heard any of the songs prior to the semifinals/Grand final in May. So saying that a song «tend to become irritating» doesn’t make any sense. It won’t effect the overall voting at all. And you should base your opinion on her song and the performance itself. This is not the time or place to say that you don’t like HER. Don’t be such a person.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

“It transpires that the volume of emojis caused a ‘chain reaction’ that led to the collapse of the online voting system.” – I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry at that explanation! Both are emojis, however, so forgive me if either laughing or crying crashes any computer systems. 😛

Diego
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Diego

I think Ulrikke is a lovely contender for the victory. We’re currently only 11 entries in so it’s tough to say, but I feel this song has great emotional potential to capture the audience the night of the grand final!

Kosey
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Kosey

She is my favorite so far, I think she could go really far in Rotterdam. It’s a really emotional song.

Vangelis vt
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Vangelis vt

She can ask Lucie Jones how that went.

Wayne
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Wayne

Ulrikke doesn’t perform like she’s having a seizure tho sorry

Lisianthus
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Lisianthus

Lucie Jones didn’t have a good song. Ulrikke does.

Rainer1
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Rainer1

sorry, but this song is really boring and stale. but she sings quite well and should be the tamara todevska 2020.

Sale
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Sale

Not in this universe

Alex
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Alex

The Roop made #1 on Spotify in Lithuania.
Also leading on Itunes, Apple and Youtube there.

Rainer1
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Rainer1

VILNIUS 2021

Kris
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Kris

In the streets of Vilnius , where through the passing cars
Stop for a minute and look up to the stars

Jo.
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Jo.

Ok but Lithuanians can’t vote for themselves…

Tom
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Tom

@Jo but there is still a diaspora …

Joe
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Joe

It’s starting…it wasn’t a song that gave me winner’s hype, but now it’s really taking off, so who knows?

Peter
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Peter

Lithuania will never win eurovision

Whisker
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Whisker

#troll

BadWoolfGirl
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BadWoolfGirl

Reaching over 517k (for now) views On the official Eurovision YouTube channel Is one hell of a start for Lithuania.

Mia
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Mia

The Roop is on fire and daddy singer is hot 😛

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

The heat is getting… wait, is THAT what the higher part means? 😮

Mia
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Mia

Omg subliminal messages, The Roop exposed 😀