Euphoria set for UK chart success – highest entry for a Eurovision winner since 1997

Euphoria set for highest UK chart entry for a Eurovision winner since 1987

The winning song of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest swept to number 1 in the UK iTunes chart on Monday morning and entered Wednesday’s Official Chart Update at number 2. The strength of her sales mean that she’s almost guaranteed a top 6 entry on the official chart which will be announced in a few hours time. That would make Euphoria the most successful Eurovision winner since Katrina & The Waves reached number 3 in 1997 – and the most successful non-UK Eurovision song since Jonny Logan made it to number 2 in 1987 with ‘Hold Me Now’. The last song to have any real UK chart success was Alexander Rybak’s ‘Fairytale’ which made it to number 10 in 2009.

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Chart position for UK entry and Eurovision winner for each year since 1990 (DNC = did not chart)

1990: Emma – Give A Little Love Back To The World – #33 / Toto Cutugno – Insieme: 1992 – DNC
1991: Samantha Janus – A Message To Your Heart – #30 / Carola – Captured By a Lovestorm – #114
1992: Michael Ball – One Step Out Of Time – #20 / Linda Martin – Why Me – #59
1993: Sonia – Better The Devil You Know – #15 / Niamh Kavanagh – In Your Eyes – #24
1994: Frances Ruffelle – Lonely Symphony – #25 /Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan – Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids – #78
1995: Love City Groove – Love City Groove – #7 / Secret Garden – Nocturne – #90
1996: Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit – Spent 6 weeks in the top 10 – peaked at #1 the week of Eurovision / Eimear Quinn – The Voice – #40
1997: Katrina and the Waves – Love Shine a Light – #3
1998: Imaani – Where Are You? – #15 / Dana International – Diva – #11
1999: Precious – Say It Again – #6 / Charlotte Nilsson – Take Me To Your Heaven – #20
2000: Nicki French – Don’t Play That Song Again – #34 / Olsen Brothers – Fly on the Wings of Love  #112
2001: Lindsay Dracass – No Dream Impossible – #32 / Tanal Padar and Dave Benton – Everybody – DNC
2002: Jessica Garlick – Come Back – #13 / Marie N – I Wanna – DNC
2003: Jemini – Cry Baby – #15 / Sertab Erener – Everyway I Can – #72
2004: James Fox – Hold On To Our Love – #13 / Ruslana – Wild Dances – #47
2005: Javine – Touch My Fire – #18 / Helena Paparizou – My Number One – DNC
2006: Daz Sampson – Teenage Life – #8/ Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah – Peaked at #25 10/06/2006 –

spent 10 weeks in the chart
2007: Scooch – Flying The Flag (For You) – #5 / Marija Serifovic – Molitva – #112 (Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumabi #28)
2008: Andy Abraham – Even If – #67 / Dima Bilan – DNC (Kalomoira – My Secret Combination #71)
2009: Jade Ewen – It’s My Time – #27 / Alexander Rybak – Fairytale – #10
2010: Josh Dubovie – That Sounds Good To Me #179 / Lena – Satellite – #30
2011: Blue – I Can #16 / Ell & Nikki – Running Scared #61
2012: Engelbert Humperdink – Love Will Set You Free #60 (last Sunday) / Loreen – Euphoria #2 on mid-week chart (likely to be top 6 on Sunday).
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