Participating and even winning the Eurovision Song Contest is one thing, but even more important is the commercial success. The big question after the ESC is, can some of the songs enter the charts as well? If this is the case the songs have reached a lot of people beyond the typical ESC audience.
Last year the Common Linnets from the Netherlands, who have reached a #2 in the ESC with “Calm After The Storm” were more successful commercially than the winner entry from Conchita Wurst with “Rise Like A Phoenix”. The Dutch entry is still being played the radio. The biggest commercial success was Loreen’s “Euphoria” (2012) and Lena’s “Satellite” (2010), who both went #1 one many European countries and beyond.
This year was no exception with the chart successes of Eurovision songs. The winner Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden reached #1 positions in Austria (2 weeks), Belgium (4 weeks) and Switzerland (1 week) with his song “Heroes” and entered the charts in Australia (#19), Denmark (#7), European charts (#11), Finland (#5), France (#27), Germany (#3), Ireland (#10), Italy (#16), Netherlands (#17), Norway (#4), Sweden (#5) and the UK (#9). The most entries of this year’s ESC entered the charts in Austria right the week after. The Estonian entry “Goodbye To Yesterday” by Elina Born & Stig Rästa were eight weeks in the Austrian charts.
The Belgian entry “Rhythm Inside” by Loic Nottet made the most entries in the European charts after “Heroes”, Austria (#2), Belgium (#1), European charts (#26), Germany (#21), Netherlands (#25) and Sweden (#12).
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!