Saturday, May 21, 2011

Eurovision 2011: the last word

So, what's been the outcome of Eurovision 2011 then?

Well, firstly, despite the "compromise winner" and its seemingly inevitable failure to crack the UK top 40, it's been a good year, with record ratings in Ireland (= the Jedward factor) and increased ratings in the UK, and lots of media interest e.g. The Guardian's take on the Moldova's Devo-esque coneheads

But even in Sweden = arguably the most receptive country to all thing ESC, it's been a surprisingly un-receptive post-ESC week in the Sverige Topplistan, with only Eric Saade climbing back to no.17 with his 3rd placed "Popular" with Jedward's "Lipstick" closely following at no.18. Oh, and no trace of Swedish-written winners Ell and Nikki.

Over in the German iTunes chart we find a certain pair of Irish twins at no.1 in the singles chart, with Blue's "I Can" at no.17, A Friend In London's "New Tomorrow" at no. 20, and Stefan Raab's rockabilly version of "Satellite" at no.35.

In Denmark's iTunes chart, A Friend In London are at no.11 with no other ESC songs in sight, whilst in Norway the highest-placed song is Stella Mwangi's "Haba Haba" at no.30.

Finally, it's no surprise to see little evidence of ESC in the UK iTunes singles chart, with Blue slipped to no.60, Jedward at no.93.

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