Madonna’s Eurovision performance did not give her the best advertising for her new single “Future” as she has been thrashed in the download charts by the Eurovision class of 2020.
It has only been a couple of days since the Eurovision Grand Final which saw Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands end their 44 year losing streak, winning the contest with his self-penned track Arcade.
Songs from the finalists have been dominating the iTunes charts across Europe, as well as the World Wide iTunes charts beating international superstar Madonna who performed her new single Future during the interval of the Grand Final. The performance caused a stir with fans who complained that her vocals were out of key. Many simply branded the performance as ‘awful’.
Madonna has no top 10 positions in any of the European download charts. In Austria she is 26th, and in UK she is 46th.
As can be expected, winner Duncan Laurence topped the majority of the charts. He is currently sitting in the first position on the Belgian, German, Dutch, Spanish and Swedish charts. In addition he is also leading the Eurovision pack in the World Wide iTunes sitting at Number 5 with Keiino of Norway following in Number 10. Superstar Madonna who you would expect to sit higher in the chart does appear, but only in 24th place.
While not hitting the first place Duncan is currently in the highest position of the Eurovision competitors in Finland (4th), France (2nd), Poland and Russia (both in 12th place) and finally Ireland (8th).
Some surprising revelations are that no Eurovision Songs appear on the Australian Top 40 iTunes download charts, neither do they appear in the top 20 of the Russian charts. Sergey Lazarev is the first to appear on the Russian charts at 24th, immediately followed by Mahmood and then oddly followed by Ukrainian Vidbir winner Maruv and her Siren Song which caused controversy when she was forced to withdraw from the competition due to the demands from the broadcaster.
It seems like Irish fans are keen on karaoke as the instrumental/karaoke versions of the Swedish, Norwegian and Estonian entries occupy positions 65, 66th and 67th place. The Netherlands, clearly in excitement of their victory have a whopping 17 Eurovision entries in their iTunes download chart. Surprisingly, one of these is their 2014 entry Calm After The Storm which was performed by The Common Linnets.
It isn’t only Duncan Laurence that has done well in the charts. Keiino from Norway who won the public televote are the highest placed entry in the U.K chart at number 6, and occupy high places on pretty much every chart. Italy’s Mahmood has also placed well on the chart, as has Luca Hänni from Switzerland. Mahmood has nothing to worry about as his track Soldi has the highest amount of streams on Spotify at a staggering 55 million, Arcade at 22 Million and John Lundvik’s Too Late For Love at 18 Million.
Are you already beginning to miss Eurovision? If so, you can relive some of the magic by watching our video of winner Duncan Laurence performing his winning song at Eurovision in Concert below.