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Sweden: Theoz is back and TikTok star Emil Henrohn debuts at Melodifestivalen 2023!

Aftonbladet, a while ago dropped the names of two TikTok Swedish stars, that will be joining the line-up of Melodifestivalen 2023.

As it seems those two artists are Theoz, who does his highly anticipated comeback, after his success this year at the contest and Emil Henrohn, who does his debut at the contest.

Emil Henrohn

Emil did his break earlier this year, when one of his TikTok videos featuring a song he had written called “Jag är mamma“, became viral and gathered over four million views. Currently he is considered to be the most influencing Swedish person on TikTok for the year of 2022.

According to sources, Emil is confirmed to be competing in the contest next year and he feels thrilled that he finally gets the chance to be joining Mello, it is his dream come true.

Theoz

Theoz (Haraldsson) is a familiar face for those who follow Melodifestivalen, as he debuted at the contest this year with his song “Som du vill“. The song was written, among others, by Axel Schylström and Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt.

Theoz has almost two million followers on TikTok, which helped him place seventh, after making it through the finals from the fifth semi-final, what was formerly known as Second Chance.

Placing seventh is of course considered to be a success for such a young and debuting Melodifestivalen artist and it was expected for him to join the contest again, soon enough, as Aftonbladet sources say.

Artists that seem to be confirmed for Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Nordman
  • Loulou Lamotte
  • Wiktoria Johansson
  • Marcus & Martinus
  • Emil Henrohn
  • Theoz

The dates of Melodifestivalen 2023

  • Heat 1: Gothenburg – Saturday 4 February 2023 (Scandinavium)
  • Heat 2: Linköping – Saturday 11 February 2023 (Saab Arena)
  • Heat 3: Lidköping – Saturday 18 February 2023 (Sparbanken Arena)
  • Heat 4: Malmö – Saturday 25 February 2023 (Malmö Arena)
  • Semi-final: Örnsköldsvik – Saturday 4 March 2023 (Hägglunds Arena)
  • Final: Stockholm – Satuday 11 March 2023 (Friends Arena)

We remind you that Melodifestivalen 2023 is scheduled to take place between February 4th to March 11th, while SVT has received 2824 songs. The list of participants will be published in November or December and will be hosted by Jesper Rönndahl and Farah Abadi.

Melodifestivalen 2022 was won by Cornelia Jacobs with the song “Hold Me Closer”, representing Sweden in Eurovision 2022 and coming 4th with 438 points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i777psA2gP4

Source: Aftonbladet
Photo: SVT/Annika Berglund

Who do you wanna see taking part in Melodifestivalen 2023? Tell us in the comments!

Spotify: Snap has surpassed Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale, becoming the 3rd most-streamed Eurovision song of all times!

We have already talked about the fascinating story of Rosa Linn’s Snap, which despite its mediocre success in ESC, is doing great on the streaming platforms. As of today, Snap is not only the most popular Eurovision 2022 song on Spotify, but has also managed to become the 3rd most streamed song of ESC, surpassing Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale. 

Snap has managed to muster 218 million streams, a few streams more than the ESC 2009’s winning song, and the former’s run doesn’t seem to be stopping there. The table below illustrates the dynamics of the song, which is now in the 18th position of the Global Spotify Chart, being on said Chart for more than 87 days.

How far do you think Rosa Linn’s Snap can go? Will it manage to become the most-streamed Eurovision song of all times? 

Spotify: Snap surpassed Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes, continuing its wild run!

We have already reported the fascinating story of Rosa Linn’s Snap, which despite its mediocre success in ESC, is doing great on the streaming platforms. For two days now, Snap is not only the most popular Eurovision 2022 song on Spotify, but has also managed to become the 7th most streamed song of the Contest, surpassing Måns Zelmerlöw’s Heroes.

Today, Snap has managed to muster 147 million streams, 4,5 million more than the ESC 2015’s winning song, and the former’s run doesn’t seem to be stopping there. The table below illustrates the dynamics of the song, which is now in the 18th position of the Global Spotify Chart, being on said Chart for more than 60 days.

Therefore, and despite the admittedly small loss of momentum on the platform (38,607 less streams compared to the previous week), it is almost certain that the Armenia’s song in ESC 2022, is threatening more popular Eurovision songs on Spotify.

And while the two most popular Eurovision songs (Arcade and Zitti e buoni) are considered a rather unattainable goal, the same cannot be said for Soldi, which has 207 million streams, 60 million more than Snap. By rough calculations, and provided that Rosa Linn’s song won’t lose much of its momentum, Snap is likely to surpass Soldi and become the 3rd most popular Eurovision song within the next two months.

Billboard Hot 100

Two weeks ago Snap managed to be placed in the 97th position on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming only the second Eurovision song in the 21st century (after Arcade) to do so. Unfortunately for Rosa Linn, her song’s run on the Hot 100 didn’t last for more than a week. The entrance into Hot 100, as well as its ranking, is dependent on the number of streams through streaming platforms, sales, and airplay in the US.

Worldwide iTunes Song Chart

Despite maintaining momentum on Spotify, Snap appears to be losing ground on iTunes. And while a week ago the song had reached the 7th position on the Worldwide iTunes Song Charts, today it’s ranked 13th, having a slightly downward trend.

The dynamics of TikTok

Snap’s 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 555k and her likes to 9.5 million!

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.

How far do you think Rosa Linn’s Snap can go? Will it manage to overtake Soldi on Spotify or will it run out of gas somewhere along the way?

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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAJ6vfmD_ic&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

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.

@rosalinnmusic

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?

Greece: Amanda’s new song “Plans” is out!

After representing Greece at Eurovision, Amanda released her new song “Plans”. The announcement of the song was made with a video through her personal account on TikTok, which she later posted on Instagram.

“Plans” is the second song from Amanda’s new album, as the first one is “Die Together”, which gave Greece the 8th place in the Grand final.

The lyrics of the song were written by her together with Bjørn, as he also produced the song. Martin Bremnes has taken the photo that will appear in the song, trondheim solistene which is a set of musicians from Norway plays the strings in the song. Other contributors are Henrik Lødøen, dePresno and Fredrik Svabø.

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Eurovision 2022: What we will see on TikTok videos from the first rehearsals!

As you first read from Eurovisionfun this year, the organization of this year’s contest and the EBU decided that the first rehearsals would not be available to accredited journalists. Instead and exclusively, we will get the first taste of these rehearsals from the relevant videos that will be available on TikTok.

What these videos will include:

  • They will have a maximum duration of 90 seconds each
  • They will only be uploaded  on TikTok for 24 hours
  • It will include the preparation of the artists at the backstage
  • Their first reactions from the stage
  • Some shots of the first rehearsal
  • A mini interview after the rehearsal

The above applies to the first rehearsals of the participants, from Saturday 30/4 until Tuesday 3/5. From Wednesday 4/5 the press center is normally open for accredited journalists, who will have the opportunity to regularly watch the rehearsals as happened in previous years.

Eurovisionfun will of course be there to bring you everything that happens at Pala Olimpico, focusing of course on the Greek participation!

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The 66th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Turin on May 10th, 12th and 14th.

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Eurovision 2022: At TikTok exclusively the snippets from the first rehearsals!

The EBU announced that TikTok has become an official entertainment partner, while at the same time revealing something very important for all the fans of the contest. The snippets of the first rehearsals will be shown exclusively from the official Eurovision account on TikTok!

For the first time this year, the press center will open for accredited journalists (both on site and online) on Wednesday, May 4th. The first rehearsals will not be available to journalists and the only excerpts that will be made public will be through TikTok.

In addition, through TikTok there will be a daily video with all the highlights of the day, while the semifinals and the finals will be broadcast live, but with a different version, than in the TV broadcast.

For more backstages, videos, but also exclusive material, all you have to do is follow the Eurovision account on TikTok.

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Eurovision 2022: Which song has been used the most on TikTok?

With less than 50 days before Eurovision 2022 kicks off, it’s time to see which songs have been used in the most videos on the social media app TikTok as of April 3rd.

On TikTok, next to having a library of music you can add on your videos in the app, some people upload videos to the app with the sound already included in the video. However, the clever TikTok algorithm is usually able to detect the song that is being used on the video, allocates it under the right song and then includes it on the number of total amount of videos where that sound has been used on.

The most used songs from Eurovision 2022 on TikTok are:

  1. Italy: Mahmood & Blanco – Brividi – 158.8K videos
  2. Ukraine: Kalush Orchestra – Stefania – 124.6K videos
  3. Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – Hold Me Closer – 13.9K videos
  4. Serbia: Konstrakta – In corpore sano – 13.3K videos
  5. Spain: Chanel – SloMo – 9876 videos
  6. The Netherlands: S10 – De diepte – 8794 videos
  7. Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel – 3616 videos
  8. Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana – 2630 videos
  9. Romania: WRS – Llámame – 1895 videos
  10. United Kingdom: Sam Ryder – Space Man – 1115 videos
  11. Albania: Ronela Hajati – Sekret – 1079 videos
  12. Lithuania: Monika Liu – Sentimentai – 517 videos
  13. Cyprus: Andromache – Ela – 446 videos
  14. Germany: Malik Harris – Rockstars – 375 videos
  15. Moldova: Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov – Trenulețul – 366 videos
  16. Poland: Ochman – River – 323 videos
  17. Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – Halo – 280 videos
  18. Latvia: Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad – 249 videos
  19. France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn – 189 videos
  20. Estonia: Stefan – Hope – 148 videos

For the entry of Latvia, Eat Your Salad by Citi Zēni, the number under the official audio is 249, while there is unofficial audio that has been used in more than 9000 videos.

In the past years, TikTok has played a big role on making Eurovision songs mainstream hits. For example, Duncan Laurence’s winning entry “Arcade” became a worldwide hit a year after winning the contest when being used in over a million videos on TikTok. One of the earliest TikTok hits from Eurovision was Getter Jaani’s “Rockefeller Street” that went viral on the app in 2018 and has been since used in over two million videos since.

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Australia: Australia Decides TikTok wildcard has been revealed!

Back in December, SBS launched a national TikTok contest to find the next Australia Decides artist to join the 2022 line up on the Gold Coast.

Participants were to audition by posting a video on the platform using the #EurovisionAustralia hashtag. The #EurovisionAustralia hashtag had garnered over 33 million views on TikTok with a lot of Aussies submitting their videos online and the winner was unveiled by SBS today! Their name was announced a while ago and it is Erica Padilla.

Known acts competing at Australia Decides 2022

Eleven acts will compete to be the next Australian Eurovision representative.  The participants for the next Australia Decides are:

  1. Isaiah Firebrace, Evie Irie – When I’m With You
  2. Jaguar Jonze – LITTLE FIRES
  3. Paulini – We Are One
  4. Andrew Lambrou – Electrify
  5. Sheldon Riley –  Not the Same
  6. G-Nat!on
  7. Sean Miley Moore – My Body
  8. Voyager Australia – Dreamer
  9. Charley –I Suck At Being Lonely
  10. Jude York – I Won’t Need to Dream
  11. Erica Padilla 

The eleven acts will compete at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Center on February 26 to represent Australia at Eurovision 2022. Australian broadcaster SBS decided to use Australia Decides as their national final after the success of  their national final.

Radio producer and presenter Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey will present the Australian national final.  Moreover, Creasey will be the SBS Eurovision commentator in May 2022.

Montaigne won the most recent edition of Australia Decides with the song “Don’t break me”.  Unfortunately her entry could not participate in Eurovision due to the cancellation of the competition in 2020.

Stay tuned at Eurovisionfun, for all the latest developments regarding the Australia Decides and the Australian entry for Eurovision 2022!
Source: SBS