Four Eurovision entries reach the top 10 of the official UK singles chart for the first time
According to the Official Charts Company, four Eurovision songs have entered the top 10 of the official UK singles chart simultaneously for the first time ever.
The Eurovision Song Contest was first held in 1956, but the Official Charts Company has confirmed that this is the first time four songs from the competition have entered the top 10 at the same time.
Brit Mae Muller finished second to last in the competition with her entry “I Wrote A Song” and jumped 36 spots to number ninth on the official singles chart – marking the singer’s first-ever top 10 single.
Muller said, “We just did it – hit the top 10 on the official singles chart with I Wrote A Song!”
“Thank you for all the support, I can’t thank you enough.
“Without you, without Britain behind me, it would not have been possible.
“It’s been a weird few days but this was just an amazing way to end my Eurovision trip.
“I’m so, so grateful. My first top 10! This is a big deal, I can’t lie. That’s just the beginning. I love you so much!”
Eurovision Song Contest 2023 winner Loreen from Sweden, who also won the 2012 contest with pop single Euphoria, managed to secure second place with her opening song Tattoo.
In 2022, the UK took second place in the Song Contest with Sam Ryder’s entry Spaceman, becoming the highest-charting Eurovision entry in the UK for 26 years, now followed by Loreen.
Loreen told the Official Charts: “I’m absolutely blown away by all the love and support I’m receiving right now, especially from my UK friends who have been with me since day one.
“The UK has become my second home and to reach new heights with tattooing there means the world to me.”
“Thank you for being part of the journey. Together we made history.”
In another Eurovision premiere, Kaarija, who sang the song ‘Cha Cha Cha’ for Finland, has climbed to number six with the first entirely Finnish song to ever appear in the UK Singles Chart, according to the Official Charts Company.
Celebrating his success, Kaarija said: “It feels great. I’m just a normal guy from Finland!
“I made a song and people love it, I’m very grateful for that.
“To make the UK top 10 is just crazy.
“I know it’s not easy to get there, especially with a Finnish song.
“To all my UK fans I want to thank you for all your love and support.
“I hope that one day I can come back and do my own show there!”
The fourth Eurovision entry on the charts is Norway’s representative Alessandra, who took fifth place in the Eurovision Song Contest and charted at number 10 with her catchy anthem ‘Queen Of The Kings’.
According to the Official Charts Company, the last time several Eurovision acts made the top 10 of the UK Official Singles Chart simultaneously was in 1982, when German singer Nicole topped the charts with “A Little Peace”, while Britain’s Bardo topped the chart Sprung nach hoch took second place with their song One Step Further.
Despite stiff competition, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding have topped the charts with their single “Miracle,” which has been number one for six straight weeks.
Number three on the chart is David Kushner’s “Daylight,” while Lewis Capaldi’s single “Wish You The Best” hits number five.
Ed Sheeran’s single “Eyes Closed” from his flagship album “Subtract” ranks fourth on the official singles chart.
https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/music/official-charts-company-euphoria-queen-sweden-finland-b1082468.html Four Eurovision entries reach the top 10 of the official UK singles chart for the first time