Eurovision 2020 is just a few months away and our Spotify playlist is slowly filling up. In our weekly update, we’ll once again keep track of how the competing Eurovision songs are performing. With our latest streaming update, Lithuania’s The Roop is climbing up the list.
With the March submission deadline still a few weeks away, most countries are yet to reveal or even select their entries. However, there’s more to come this month with several national finals as well as internal selections.
Once more entries have been revealed, we’ll also add sections looking into the streaming statistics on other platforms, such as Apple Music and YouTube.
Eurovision 2020 Spotify weekly streaming charts (23 February)
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Eurovision 2020 Spotify total streaming charts (23 February)
Along with this week’s update, we’re also providing numbers regarding the change in streams compared to last week’s figures.
As of Sunday 23 February, Italy’s Diodato is ahead of Norway’s Ulrikke, who’s now in second place, ahead of Spain’s Blas Cantó in third position. Besides, the entries from Albania and Slovenia are yet to be released on the platform.
Rounding out the top five are Lithuania and Australia, which swap places this week. Moreover, out of the debuting entries, Belgium’s Hooverphonic make the highest debut ahead of France and Ukraine.
On the weekly chart, Italy is ahead of the pack by some distance. Norway’s Ulrikke surges in streams following her Melodi Grand Prix victory. Notably, Lithuania’s The Roop also show huge gains this week. Along with Italy, Australia’s Montaigne is the only act dropping in streams compared to her performance last week. Unfortunately, we don’t have data for Belgium’s weekly chart performance. Thus, they’ll make their debut on next week’s weekly streaming list.
Here’s why some countries receive less streams from the domestic audience
Notably, Spotify’s consumption rate differs among the competing countries. While it’s particularly big in the Northern and Western countries, Spotify is yet to be available in some Balkan and Eastern European countries. Nevertheless, it might suggest which songs are currently receiving lots of streams and gains in popularity. At this very early stage, it’s fair to assume that most of these streams are from the domestic audience. Eventually, as the hype train builds on the road to Eurovision, however, music will definitely be streaming across borders.
What do you think about the current Spotify stats? Do the latest numbers indicate positive reactions for Italy’s Diodato? Let us know in our comments below!