It’s only been just over a week since Serbia’s selection for Eurovision 2022. But the performance of the winning song, “In corpore sano” by Konstrakta, is already making waves throughout Europe.
After going viral on YouTube, trending at #1 in seven countries, the song is now spreading like wildfire on streaming platforms, TikTok, Twitter, and more.
Konstrakta’s “In corpore sano” goes viral across Europe
The Serbian singer’s performance in the first semi-final of national selection Pesma za Evroviziju 2022 got off to a viral start. Since then, the video has amassed over 9.2 million views – more than the entire population of Serbia.
While many of those views have likely come from Serbia, the video also went viral in other ex-Yugoslavian states, as well as in other regions of Europe.
According to kworb.net, which tracks real-time viewing figures across different platforms, the song hit #1 on the “Trending” chart in Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia and Switzerland, as well as #2 in Malta, Norway, and Sweden. Throughout the past week, the video also made appearances in the charts of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and Liechtenstein.
On 7 March, Konstrakta’s performance received 1.5 million views, placing the it as the 14th-most viewed video worldwide on YouTube that day.
Meanwhile, in the domestic Serbian charts, “In corpore sano” is dominating. It’s held the #1 spot on iTunes, Deezer and Spotify (Viral 50 and Top 50) since the final of the Serbian selection.
Song lyric site Genius shares weekly charts of the top-ten most searched songs on the platform. For the latest chart on 14 March, Konstrakta’s cryptic bi-lingual track occupied second place.
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On TikTok, the “In corpore sano” sound has already appeared in over 8,000 videos, together amounting to over 100 million views. We can assume relatively few of those views are from outside of the Balkans, but the ‘viral quality’ is certainly there.
The most watched video on TikTok, from Lea Stankovic (a Serbian influencer with over half a million followers), is at 135,000 likes and counting.
@lastankovic Koliko puta dnevno perete ruke @caleofficial @andrijajo @annalazarevic ♬ In corpore sano – Konstrakta
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