• Dale Roberts

Eurovision 2022: Google search country and city rankings




Following the end of Eurovision each year we pore over the statistics that come out from the Contest.


The breakdown of each country's votes, the semi-final rankings, the streams, the charts, the ratings and the views.


But one group of statistics is always an interesting indicator of the popularity of Eurovision that year in each country and city - Google search trends!


Google search trends look at how much a topic is search in each country and city globally.

The ranking is based on a per capita basis (volume of search compared to population) over a certain time period.


So we've looked at the week of Eurovsion to see which country and city comes out on top.

Country rankings

Date range from Monday 9 May to Monday 16 May

(2021 ranking in brackets)


  1. Iceland [2]

  2. Malta [1]

  3. Serbia [5]

  4. Lithuania [3]

  5. Spain [19]

  6. Sweden [10]

  7. Greece [7]

  8. Montenegro [-]

  9. Cyprus [4]

  10. Estonia [12]

  11. Norway [9]

  12. Finland [8]

  13. Moldova [14]

  14. Ukraine [17]

  15. Netherlands [6]

  16. Bosnia & Herzegovina [16]

  17. Italy [33]

  18. North Macedonia [18]

  19. Croatia [13]

  20. Belgium [11]

  21. Ireland [20]

  22. United Kingdom [28]

  23. Poland [34]

  24. Latvia [15]

  25. Slovenia [27]

  26. Portugal [25]

  27. Germany [29]

  28. Romania [37]

  29. Switzerland [21]

  30. Armenia [-]

  31. Austria [32]

  32. Denmark [35]

  33. Belarus [31]

  34. Azerbaijan [22]

  35. France [30]

  36. Israel [26]

  37. Bulgaria [36]

  38. Czechia [38]

  39. Australia [39]

  40. Russia [23]

  41. Hungary [41]

  42. Turkey [42]

  43. Canada [43]

  44. United States [-]


Iceland take back the title from Malta this year! The two island countries consistently come out on top of the rankings thanks to their love of the Contest and their small population.


Serbia climbed up to no.3 based on the huge popularity of Konstrakta before, during and after the Contest while Lithuania maintained their Top 5 position with Monika Liu's pleasantly surprising success.


Spain, however, was the big success story. The country has always had a passionate fanbase but that went mainstream with the country climbing from 19th last year to 5th in the Google search trends. This was obviously helped by Chanel's 'SloMo', their first podium finish since 1995!


Other climbers based on success this year were Sweden (up four places to no.6), the UK (up six places to no.22), Poland (up 11 places to no.23) and Romania (up nie places to no.27).


Dropping were last year's hosts The Netherlands (down nine places to no.15 understandably), Croatia (down six places to no.19), Belgium (down nine places to no.20), Latvia (down nine places to no.24), Switzerland (down eight places to no.29) and Israel (down 10 places to no.26)


Other results of note were Ukraine who were up three places to no.14 which is not surprising as winners, but remarkable considering the country's current situation. Despite not being in the competition interest is still high in Bosnia and Herzegovina (steady at no.16). Montenegro (no.8) and Armenia (no.30) made returns to both the contest and these rankings.


Australia finished in no.39 again but ahead of countries such as Russia, Hungary, Turkey, Canada and the United States. The highest Australia has ranked is no.35 in 2015 and 2016.


City rankings

Date range from Monday 9 May to Monday 16 May

(2021 ranking in brackets)


  1. Reykjavík - Iceland [1]

  2. Ripanj - Serbia [-]

  3. Niš - Serbia [13]

  4. Kaunas - Lithuania [5]

  5. Turin - Italy [-]

  6. Aviles - Spain [-]

  7. Elche - Spain [-]

  8. Gijón - Spain [-]

  9. Vilnius - Lithuania [3]

  10. Vigo - Spain [-]

  11. Banja Luka - Bosnia Herzogvina [17]

  12. Salamanca - Spain [-]

  13. Novi Sad - Serbia [-]

  14. Zaragoza - Spain [-]

  15. Limassol - Cyprus [2]

  16. Belgrade - Serbia [-]

  17. A Coruña - Spain [-]

  18. Terrassa - Spain [-]

  19. Ivano-Frankivsk - Ukraine [-]

  20. Oviedo - Spain [-]

  21. Getafe - Spain [-]

  22. Toledo - Spain [-]

  23. Burgos - Spain [-]

  24. Jerez - Spain [-]

  25. Logroño - Spain [-]

  26. Santander - Spain [-]

  27. Leiden- Netherlands [11]

  28. Norrköping - Sweden [-]


Reykjavík take out first place yet again as the most Eurovision crazy city per capita in the world.


Ripanj, on the outskirts of Belgrade, finished at no.2, Niš the third largest city in Serbia, rose from no.13 to no.2 this year. The capital Belgrade finished at no.16 while Novi Sad was no.13.


Very few other cities return for a second year with Kaunas from Lithuania in the Top 5 again, with the capital Vilnius in the Top 10 again, down from no.3 last year to no.9.


The host city Turin finished at no.5, Banja Luka from Bosnia and Herzegovina was strong again (no.11 this year no.17 last year), Limasssol from Cyprus finished at no.15, Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine at no.17, Leiden in The Netherlands at no.27 and Norrkoping from Sweden at no.28.


But it was Spain who dominated. Half of the Top 20 were from the country as well as 16 of the 28 cities that were ranked by Google.


Aviles, a small city in the north of the country, finished at no.6 ahead of Elche (in the south-east neighbouring Alicante) at no.7 and Gijon (next door to Aviles) at no.8.


So those are the Google search trends for the week of Eurovision itself. Although it isn't the only measure of popularity of Eurovision in a country, it is a good indicator that can be measured over time.