Armenia 2022: Rosa Linn is the most unexpected “winner” of Eurovision!

Does it matter if Rosa Linn took the 20th place for Armenia in the Eurovision final, collecting only 61 points? Does it matter that her song, “Snap,” did not have any considerable success on streaming platforms before and during ESC? Maybe, it doesn’t. The representative of Armenia seems to be tasting a belated victory, with her song going viral on both Spotify and TikTok!

The “Snapping” of Chanel

Since June 26, Rosa Linn has taken the first place in streams among all year’s Eurovision entries, forcing Chanel, to retreat to the second place. And its run of success did not cease there; “Snap” has consistently been in first place for three consecutive weeks, having amassed more than 22 million streams to date.

The TikTok’s dynamics

The above success seems to be related to the even greater singer’s success on TikTok. Prior to the Competition, Rosa Linn had, on her personal TikTok account, 5k followers and 85k likes; today her followers amount to 133.2k and her likes to 3.1 mil.


What is striking is that what seems to attract attention is not the original version of the song, but an alternative version of it at a much faster tempo, which is used as a background sound for the videos posted by the users. Acting on that, Rosa Linn released this particular version of “Snap” on Spotify under the title “SNAP – HIGH AND FAST” .

It is not the first time that TikTok has been used as a springboard by Eurovision artists. The most typical example, perhaps, is Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade”, the winning song of ESC 2019, which, after its delayed success on TikTok, has today exceeded 900 mil. streams, becoming the most successful Eurovision song on Spotify.

Thus, despite the (justified) reactions expressed this year by fans, journalists and correspondents of the ESC, the strategic partnership between the EBU and TikTok (with the latter taking on the role of “Official Entertainment Partner” for Eurovision 2022) does not appear to be an one-off collaboration.

The dominance of Italy in streams

It should be mentioned, for purposes of clarity, that despite “Snap’s” substantial success in recent weeks on Spotify, Armenia’s entry does not overtake in streams other entries in this year’s Eurovision, such as Italy’s “Brividi” (102 mil. streams), Spain’s “SloMo” (40 mil. streams), Sweden’s “Hold me Closer” (33 mil. streams), Ukraine’s “Stefania” (32 mil. streams), and the United Kingdom’s “Space Man” (30 mil. streams) .

What do you think is preferable? To do well in Eurovision or to have your song become a hit?

United Kingdom: Sam Ryder reaches number 2 in the UK charts!

Sam Ryder, the 2022 Eurovision representative, has reached the top of the UK’s charts with his Eurovision entry ‘Space Man’ which is currently charting at #2.

Space Man‘ has thus become the highest charting British Eurovision entry since 1996 when Gina G topped the British charts with her Eurovision entry ‘Ooh Aah Just A Little Bit‘.

Sam Ryder‘s  ESC song has become the most dowloaded song of the week in the UK this week.

Sam Ryder says:

We wanted to take on this negative Eurovision stigma in the UK – this habitual loop of cynicism and telling ourselves Europe doesn’t like the UK.

That was absolutely not the case, we don’t subscribe to that narrative whatsoever. The result gives strength to that idea. We’ve stripped away at the negativity and shone a bit of light in its place. Eurovision is my favourite thing in the world – I’m so stoked that I got to be a part of this story with my friends and my team.

Who else charted?

Meanwhile there is chart success for Ukraine’s Eurovision winners Kalush Orchestra. Their entry debuts on the UK chart at number 38. Therefore marking the second appearance of Ukrainian in the chart since Verka Serduchka in 2007 with ‘Dancing Lasha Tumbai’, peaking at number 28.

Outside the Top 40 we also have several entries in the Top 100! These are as follows:

  • 47. 🇳🇴 Norway – Subwoolfer – ‘Give That Wolf A Banana’
  • 56. 🇪🇸 Spain – Chanel – ‘SloMo’
  • 59. 🇸🇪 Sweden – Cornelia Jakobs – ‘Hold Me Closer’

As well as this, last years’ winners Måneskin have charted at 43 with latest single, ‘SUPERMODEL’.

Sam Ryder represented the UK at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with his entry ‘Space Man’ achieving an honourable 2nd place in the Grand Final.

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