***UPDATE on Thursday, February 3, 2022: Chanel has hit #2 on the chart! Our original post can be read below.***

She’s not just making the boys go zoom zoom with her boom boom. Spain’s Eurovision 2022 star Chanel also has them hitting play on her song “SloMo”.

On Wednesday the Benidorm Fest 2022 winner proved that her song has cross-border appeal as she reached #3 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Global chart. That means “SloMo” is officially one of the most viral tracks on Planet Earth. Hell, it’s so hot we’re pretty sure there are some extra terrestrials using their signal to get a taste of her spicy loco in the Andromeda galaxy — that’s NGC 224 and M31, honey!

Chanel’s SloMo hits #3 on Spotify’s Viral 50 Global chart

To do well at Eurovision a song needs to win fans over abroad. After all, you can’t vote for your own country! Based on the Spotify charts, it would seem there is a big appetite for Chanel’s slice of reggaeton magic outside of Spain.

The dance-pop track has Latin and urban touches — it’s a spice mix that is familiar yet invigorating. Foreigners love hearing the Spanish language in dance songs — for whatever reason, the sounds married to the rhythm signals freedom and sparks a desire to move.

Visually Chanel builds on that, using her dance ability to create an eye-popping showcase of what can happen when sound works in harmony with movement. She’s also got that X-Factor. A Spanish singer of Cuban origin, she embodies the beauty of our interconnectedness. Girl is ready to serve and to slay from Europe to the Caribbean. It’s no wonder that the official Eurovision upload of her national final performance has already cracked a million views in just a few days, and was trending for a time at #1 in Spain.

Her songwriting team — Leroy Sánchez, Keith Harris, Ibere ​​Fortes, Maggie Szabos, and Arjen Thonen — deserve a special shout-out. This is fire.

“SloMo” sits behind only “I Hope You’re Happy” from Games We Play and “Te Marqué Pedo” from Alex Luna and DAAZ. It’s one spot ahead of SiM’s “The Rumbling (TV Size)”

The blue dot next to Chanel’s name on the Spotify chart means her song is a new entry this week. Of the four new entries, she is the highest ranked. (The others enter at #6, #47 and #49). 

Other Benidorm Fest stars are also experiencing some success on the viral global chart. Rigoberta Bandini’s “Ay Mamá” is at #10, while Tanxugueiras are at #12 with “Terra”.

Spain’s Viral 50 chart shakes out slightly differently. At home, Rigoberta remains #1, while Chanel sits at #2. Tanxugueiras comes in at #3.

Are you happy for Chanel? Do you take this as a good sign for her chances at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below!

 

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JmaryP
JmaryP
9 months ago

I don’t care how successful this song and singer are, it is just not representative. And it is a pity cause she is a great performer. She’d better win or place really high on ESC, otherwise the Spanish public won’t support her and the label that created this will cast her into oblivion.

Last edited 9 months ago by JmaryP
HARRYHOLLY
HARRYHOLLY
9 months ago

The Winner!!!

Adri
Adri
9 months ago

She is number #2 now. Thanks a lot from Spain for supporting Chanel 🙂

Mary M.
Mary M.
9 months ago

So many of us are supporting Chanel in Spain, and it makes me SO happy to see this :’)

Addie
Addie
9 months ago

Finally, after all these years, RTVE is making an effort, and Spanish people have to criticize and hate on the representative? Seriously, why can’t the Spanish just support her? Poor Chanel. Slo-mo becoming viral is enough proof that she’s an awesome singer. In your face, haters!

Lazarus
Lazarus
9 months ago
Reply to  Addie

Because only 4% of the televoters wanted Chanel to win. Is pretty easy to understand. Chanel was the candidate RTVE wanted to win from the beginning. We were robbed. 70% of support for Tanxus vs 4% of support for Chanel. The difference is enormous… We have the right to protest since we were robbed. And all of this done by a public TV which is paid by all spaniards. This is a scandal, no matter the way you want to put it.

Nick
Nick
9 months ago
Reply to  Lazarus

That’s because people from Galicia massively voted for their representatives. It’s wrong to select a song that represents just one area of spain because the voters want to make a statement. RTVE should divide public votes by area so a specific area does not hold so much power.

rose
rose
9 months ago
Reply to  Lazarus

That percentage is not real, most of us support her. She is the best!

mipr
mipr
9 months ago

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Last edited 9 months ago by mipr
Jacob
Jacob
9 months ago

She deserves what’s best – such amazing performer. Haters can get lost, she has really good song and even better live performance. Not many can dance so much and sing so good at the same time – and maybe she’s even better than Eleni Foureira.

Lazarus
Lazarus
9 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

Prerecorded voices in most parts of her song. It’s impossible to do such a vocal act live and dance at the same time.

the review
the review
9 months ago
Reply to  Lazarus

Tell that to Beyonce

Héctor
Héctor
9 months ago

I’m starting to wish she places top 10 or so in May not because of my country but to shut my fellow Spaniard’s mouths. They are so irritating and disrespectful. Ask for changes but Chanel won playing by the rules. I’m so so happy she is trending. You’re so pissed of and childish that is ridiculous.

Lazarus
Lazarus
9 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Disrepectful is to rob a country like RTVE did. Plus, the song doesn’t not comply with all the rules and you know it. They just wanted this song to win no matter what… And to clarify things, 99% of the public doesn’t blame Chanel. She’s a victim of all of this. But the fact that she’s a victim doesn’t mean RTVE didn’t steal a legitimate victory… Tanxus where the real winners.

Last edited 9 months ago by Lazarus
duxx
duxx
9 months ago

But TerRa aNd Ay MaMa ArE bEtTer

Damn, people cant get over the thing that she won, specially sPAINards.
I wish her to win in may and shout mouth of all who criticised her.

Gurl
Gurl
9 months ago

Why isn’t it higher in the betting odds? It looks like it could be a potential winner.

Teddie
Teddie
9 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

Nice joke there mate!

Lazarus
Lazarus
9 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

I guess you are being sarcastic here. We will end up in the bottom 20 and people will still be asking why. After loosing the chance to take Terra to ESC, RTVE has demonstrated they don’t care about the contest. They just want to make money. It’s obvious that Chanel’s song will sell really well in Latinamerica and the US… It’s all about the money…

Im so fab
Im so fab
9 months ago

She deserves this, I can’t imagine the hate she is getting those last days. With a proper staging, she can fight to get one of the last places of top 10, which is a huge accomplishment for España.

Leave her alone please.

Last edited 9 months ago by Im so fab
Alex
Alex
9 months ago

RTVE just reveal the % of the televote and demoscipic and more more drama is coming..
Brutal

Last edited 9 months ago by Alex
Lorena
Lorena
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Chanel, 3.97% of televote; Tanxugueiras 70.7%

Kristian
Kristian
9 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Where can I see it ?

Lorena
Lorena
9 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

The press conference is right now here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgVzSb76Y2M. I guess they’ll publish it later

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

A few points from the press conference: Chanel’s victory is perfectly legal; the broadcaster emphatically defends Chanel and the jury members from hate messages and threats against them; jury members voted freely; jury members are well respected professionals in their fields; the broadcaster received congrats and positive feedback for Benidorm, their entry is unanimously considered “beyond exceptional”; the broadcaster takes into account all criticism and will strive to improve Benidorm – including the voting issue; post-Benidorm they received messages from many artists who said they want to participate next year; next year they will include more songs in the selection… Read more »

Lorena
Lorena
9 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

Here, the official breakdown of the 5 members of the jury: https://twitter.com/eurovisionario/status/1488941381213171712/photo/1

Lorena
Lorena
9 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

70,75% Terra
18,08% Ay Mamá
3,97% Slo Mo
2,26%Calle De La Llorería
2,12% Raffaella
1,04% Secreto De Agua
1,01% Eco
0,76% Quién Lo Diría

Adrián
Adrián
9 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

The demoscopic tells a different story. While Terra won (14.59%), Chanel (13.88%) came second with only 0.71% difference. It’s pretty obvious that Tanxu fans had weeks in advance to create hype and organize to spam the televote. While Chanel came out of nowhere in the 1st semi with only a couple of days until the final. That would also explain why the demoscopic vote is much more evenly distributed because a lot of different people all over Spain had only one vote to cast. The demoscopic vote is the hardest to skew because each person can only vote once, and… Read more »

Sebastian
Sebastian
9 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Really? Please, reveal the source

Alex
Alex
9 months ago
Reply to  Sebastian

The press is still going. Those are the televoting results. 70% vs 3%

Lorena
Lorena
9 months ago
Reply to  Sebastian

It’s RTVE’s press conference. Happening right now.

Lorena
Lorena
9 months ago
Reply to  Lorena

Plus, one of the members of the jury considered that Tanxugueiras was the worst act of the final (after Gonzalo Hermida, who, due to COVID, could not perform).

Sebastián
Sebastián
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex

That’s impressive. So, the revelation that the internation juries – Marvin Dietmann and Felix Bergsson – said to Benidorm Fest’s hoster Màxim Huerta is completely false! Huerta said that, talking with Dietmann and Bergsson, they both voted by Tanxugueiras but those girls didn’t receive the 12 points of any jury.

That’s a boiled top explotion and I’m eating popcorn atm haha

Adrián
Adrián
9 months ago
Reply to  Sebastián

He didn’t say they gave Tanxu 12 points, he said they liked it. But from liking it to give it 12 points there’s is a big difference.

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
9 months ago

The conclusion here, is that this song is preferred globally, than in Spain… which is a slap in the face to all the hate she is receiving from Spanish eurofans… Queen Chanel is here to shine

yannis
yannis
9 months ago

Let’s see how the Spanish who criticise her would react when she would get a good result in Eurovision

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
9 months ago
Reply to  yannis

They will probably act like they had supported her all along from the beginning, when we know that wasn’t true.

Allaine
Allaine
9 months ago

She deserves it ^^

Last edited 9 months ago by Allaine
ete sech
ete sech
9 months ago

After threats and hate, it’s great and nice to see some good news for her!
I think the entry’s on a roll and will have a terrific result for Spain, both commercially and at the contest 🙂

Last edited 9 months ago by ete sech
Allaine
Allaine
9 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

Sure worse than Blas Canto, Aimaia and Alfred… ??

??????

Last edited 9 months ago by Allaine
Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
9 months ago
Reply to  Allaine

Terrific is a positive adjective 🙂

ete sech
ete sech
9 months ago
Reply to  Allaine

As Cookie Nation pointed out, terrific is a positive adjective in English

OberonYronwood
OberonYronwood
9 months ago

She was not my fav to win Benidorm Fest but I don’t think I’ve ever rooted this hard for a spanish contestant, I want her to have a smash hit across Europe and absolutely kill it at the contest.

God, some people are pathetically bitter, no wonder I have exclusively gotten into english speaking sites.

Allaine
Allaine
9 months ago
Reply to  OberonYronwood

Who was? Mine was Blanca Paloma, but Chanel was on my top 3 ^^

Jake
Jake
9 months ago

Also good to state that the song is #15 on the regular Top 50 Spain chart and is down today, while Ay Mamá is still #2 and Terra is #7…so clearly, what we have here is a song that the Spaniards didn’t love but seems to be doing better outside of Spain with the Eurovision fan community

musica
musica
9 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Going viral can also mean being discussed a lot, people outside of Spain wanting to find out what all the fuzz is about. Sometimes there’s tracks in that viral chart, also in my own country, which make me think: really? Who has ever heard of this?

ItaloJeck
ItaloJeck
9 months ago
Reply to  Jake

(Real) spotify streams (daily) in Spain:

Ay Mama- 580.000 – #2
Terra – 277.000 – #7
SloMo- 190.000 – #15

Vamoss
Vamoss
9 months ago
Reply to  ItaloJeck

news flash, you cant vote for your own country. Go on now

yannis
yannis
9 months ago
Reply to  Vamoss

haha preach Vamoss!!! Love that the Europeans are supporting more Chanel the Spanish

Lex
Lex
9 months ago

While they talk, she works. After all what happened, she deserves some good news!

Ethan1994
Ethan1994
9 months ago

I think this song could do well commercially after the contest, even if it flops at Eurovision. It just strikes me as one of those songs you keep hearing in TikTok videos.

Also, off topic, but it’s been announced in Norway that the Melodi Grand Prix final will have a live audience.
https://www.nrk.no/mgp/mgp-med-500-publikummere-i-salen-1.15837820

Karl
Karl
9 months ago

Can we stop talking about Spain for a while please? It’s like every two posts are about Spain. There are other things happening.

Good for Chanel. I’m glad she won, but come on, wiwibloggs, there’s a lot more to Eurovision 2022 than Spain.

yannis
yannis
9 months ago
Reply to  Karl

Spain is buzzing because after sooooooooooo many years they have a super strong entry

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
9 months ago
Reply to  Karl

I think it’s justified that we have a moment of buzz after years of bitterness, specially cause the improvement from last year to today has been remarkable. And there are not many songs already announced, so…

Ron
Ron
9 months ago

Chanel will give Spain its best result in over a decade!

yannis
yannis
9 months ago
Reply to  Ron

Spain have not being to the top 8 since 2003 and I can see her in between 1 to 6 place

Whisker
Whisker
9 months ago

That came FAST! Congrats!

Teddy
9 months ago

It’s looking real quiet in the “Rigoberta and Tanxu are our only chance!!!11!” Community right now…

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
9 months ago

Glad for SloMo, this is very good news for Chanel and she totally deserves that, but as an Aot fan I jumped when I saw The Rumbling being there too lol

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
9 months ago
Reply to  Lorenzo

Rumbing, Rumbling, It’s Coming, Rumbling, Rumbling.

Vamoss
Vamoss
9 months ago

She is also trending on Greek Youtube and many other balkan countries. When was the last time a spanish entry did that? Yes, never. A lot of people will apologize to her once she hits the top 10 in May.

Dav
Dav
9 months ago
Reply to  Vamoss

I don’t really have to apologize for not liking her song and preferred to send any of the other top 3 songs. Having said that, she has all my support for Turin, although personally I think she’s being now overhyped over all the unfounded hate she received after winning but she won’t end up as high as many people think.

Vamoss
Vamoss
9 months ago
Reply to  Dav

people have to apologize for hating and threatening her. Regardless the result, she is talented and worked her *ss off to win Benidorm. She has more chances to do well than come bottom 5 as spain does the last 5 years.

Denis
Denis
9 months ago
Reply to  Dav

No but she wont end up bottom 3 either like every Spanish entry. No one is expecting miracles here.

Donkey
Donkey
9 months ago
Reply to  Vamoss

she was also trending in UK YouTube for a while!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
9 months ago

SloMo and The Rumbling, 2 fantastic songs.