The official Eurovision 2014 album was released across Europe this week. I had a thought, if I looked at the album in each country’s iTunes store, ordered the songs by popularity and then gave Eurovision-style points from 1-12 in the usual way for the top 10 sellers in each store, it might provide some insight into what the final result may be in Copenhagen. These were the scores:
Of course most people coming fresh to the songs will just download the whole album. Those people downloading individual tracks (and thus making them more popular than others) are likely to be hardcore fans who are already well-acquainted with the songs.
It’s just a bit of fun but it does seem to cement Aram MP3’s position as the favourite. The UK’s Molly is hot on his heals, as some other polls have shown. Surprise positions wer Germany in 5th position and Albania in 8th (tied with Austria). I included all those European countries with an iTunes music store, except those where sales weren’t enough to provide any popularity data.
For the full voting table click here.