Happy New Eurovision Year!
The Eurovision 2023 season has finally started and we thought this would be an appropriate time to take a look back at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 and see how well each of the songs did after Turin. We will therefore look at the numbers and statistics on YouTube and Spotify. These two platforms were chosen, due to their huge popularity and the fact that they give insights on numbers.
We looked at the Top 5 entries from this year, counting the YouTube views of the music videos on the official Eurovision Song Contest channel, as well as the live performances in Torino. A third Top 5 stems from the amount of streams on Spotify.
Most viewed music videos
For this ranking, we only judged the views on the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel that were titled as “Official Music Video”. Kalush Orchestra takes the lead in this category with more than 12 million views. This year’s runner-up, Sam Ryder, also takes the second place in this category, right in front of S10 from The Netherlands. Interestingly, two acts that failed to qualify to the Grand Final have also made the Top 5.
🇺🇦 Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania (12,3 million views)
🇬🇧 Sam Ryder – Space Man (6,9 million views)
🇳🇱 S10 – De Diepte (5,9 million views)
🇦🇹 Lum!x feat. Pia Maria – Halo (5,3 million views)
🇦🇱 Ronela Hajati – Sekret (5,1 million views)
Most viewed live performances
The live performances have gained significantly more views than the music videos have, on the Eurovision YouTube channel. Chanel from Spain takes the lead with 24 million views, while Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra takes a close second place with 23 million. The United Kingdom is the third most viewed live performance, while Romania’s WRS is the fourth most viewed video, despite only finishing in 18th place in the Grand Final. Just like in the real contest, Konstrakta from Serbia also takes the fifth place here.
🇪🇸 Chanel – Slo-Mo (Grand Final performance) – 24 million views
🇺🇦 Kalush Orchestra – Stefania (Grand Final performance) – 23 million views
🇬🇧 Sam Ryder – Space Man (Grand Final performance) – 8,8 million views
🇷🇴 WRS – Llámame (Grand Final performance) – 6,9 million views
🇷🇸 Konstrakta – In Corpore Sano (Second Semi-Final performance) – 6,6 million views
Most streamed finalists on Spotify
When it comes to Spotify, the numbers differ quite drastically from the ones on YouTube. With an impressive amount of 120 million streams, Rosa Linn from Armenia is the clear winner in this category after her huge success on TikTok. She is therefore also among the 10 most streamed Eurovision songs of all time! Mahmood & Blanco take the second place, with another huge number of 109 million streams. Chanel takes the third place, while Cornelia Jakobs’ “Hold Me Closer” from Sweden is the fourth most streamed song of the year. S10 also appears in this Top 5 with “De Diepte”.
In case there were several versions of a song available on Spotify, we chose the one that got the most streams on the platform.
🇦🇲 Rosa Linn – Snap (120 million streams)
🇮🇹 Mahmood, Blanco – Brividi (109 million streams)
🇪🇸 Chanel – Slo-Mo (46 million streams)
🇸🇪 Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer (36,9 million streams)
🇳🇱 S10 – De Diepte (36,2 million streams)
Most streamed non-qualifiers
We also took a seperate look at the countries that didn’t make it to the Grand Final in Torino and how they performed on the streaming platform. The Austrian entry “Halo” takes a huge lead of 16.7 million streams in this category, which is 10 million more than “Ela” by Andromache and is therefore the most streamed Non-Qualifier of 2022.
🇦🇹 Lum!x feat. Pia Maria – Halo (16,7 million streams)
🇨🇾 Andromache – Ela (6,7 million streams)
🇱🇻 Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad (5,7 million streams)
🇲🇹 Emma Muscat – I am What I Am (4,8 million streams)
🇮🇪 Brooke – That’s Rich (4,6 million streams)
Ronela Hajati from Albania just missed out on making the Top 5 by a few thousand streams.
We congratulate all the talented singers that have made the list on their success and we hope to hear more music from them soon! The ESCBubble Team is very excited to start this new season and we thank all of our readers for the support!