Michela Pace's Chameleon most streamed Eurovision song on YouTube

Michela Pace's Chameleon music video is currently the most streamed Eurovision song on YouTube, beating out bookmakers' favourites like Netherlands and Sweden 

Malta’s own Michela Pace is set to battle it out against 17 other countries tonight, in the second semi-final of the Eurovision contest.

Only 10 of the 18 will make it to Saturday's final.

Interestingly enough, while bookmakers are placing Chameleon in 10th in the final, her song has beat out 40 other entries to be the most streamed Eurovision song on YouTube with 8.1 million views. Chameleon has surpassed bookmakers’ favourites like Netherland and Italy.  

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However, when it comes to Spotify, Chameleon doesn’t fare as well, coming in at 21 with 776,260 listens. Italy, Sweden, Netherlands and France do much better here. Although, a reason for Pace’s low stream rate on Spotify, could be because the song was uploaded to the platform, much later than many of the other entries.

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The rise and fall of top Eurovision countries

The timeline above, shows the steady performance of the UK and France, throughout the Eurovision from its inception in 1956. It also shows the rise of Ireland in the 1990s, who has won the contest a record-breaking 7 times. Sweden, a Eurovision fan favourite, steadily begins to climb towards the top in the 2000s, eventually taking the lead position from the UK in 2015 when Måns Zelmerlöw's Heroes won with 365 points, the UK's Electro Velvet got a shocking five points with Still In Love. Malta currently ranks 22nd, however, Chameleon is predicted to better that.

Malta’s ‘maximum points’

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Malta has had 23 ‘maximum points’ by other countries, coming in at 27th. Since it’s beginning, the overall largest amount of ‘maximum points’ ever given in the Eurovision finale, was to the UK, when the country received 111, with Sweden close behind.

Research provided by Casumo

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