• Ford Carter

YouTube rankings of Eurovision 2004 Grand Final live performances

Over the next few months, we’ll take a look at the views of all of the live grand final performances of Eurovision songs year by year since the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel has videos (from 2004), to see which live performances have been the most popular with viewers.


Image source: EBU

Before we begin, these view counts were taken only from the official Eurovision YouTube channel’s live performances from the grand final. We also have the performances final placing at Eurovision in brackets.


All views were accurate as of June 21 2021 (Australian time).


  1. Ukraine – Ruslana – ‘Wild Dances’ – 21,776,664 views (1st place at Eurovision 2004)

  2. Serbia and Montenegro – Zeljko Joksimovic – ‘Lane moje’ – 13,214,588 views (2nd place)

  3. Greece – Sakis Rouvas – ‘Shake It’ – 10,364,970 views (3rd place)

  4. Turkey – Athena – ‘For Real’ – 8,902,723 views (4th place)

  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina – Deen – ‘In the Disco’ – 868,217 views (9th place)

  6. Albania – Anjeza Shahini – ‘The Image of You’ – 483,164 views (7th place)

  7. Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Tose Proeski – ‘Life’ – 432,934 views (14th place)

  8. Russia – Julia Savicheva – ‘Believe Me’ – 410,748 views (11th place)

  9. Spain – Ramón – ‘Para Llenarme De Ti’ – 341,794 views (10th place)

  10. Sweden – Lena Philipsson – ‘It Hurts’ – 224,256 views (5th place)

  11. Belgium – Xandee – ‘1 Life’ – 208,978 views (22nd place)

  12. Poland – Blue Café – ‘Love Song’ – 205,019 views (17th place)

  13. Cyprus – Lisa Andreas – ‘Stronger Every Minute’ – 166,164 views (5th place)

  14. Germany – Max – ‘Can’t Wait Until Tonight’ – 162,246 views (8th place)

  15. Malta – Julie and Ludwig – ‘On Again . . . Off Again’ – 160,979 views (12th place)

  16. France – Jonatan Cerrada – ‘A Chaque Pas’ – 98,668 views (15th place)

  17. Croatia – Ivan Mikulic – ‘You Are The Only One’ – 77,288 views (12th place)

  18. Romania – Sanda Ladosi – ‘I Admit’ – 77,270 views (18th place)

  19. Norway – Knut Anders Sørum – ‘High’ – 65,719 views (24th place)

  20. Iceland – Jónsi – ‘Heaven’ – 57,593 views (19th place)

  21. Ireland – Chris Doran – ‘If My World Stopped Turning’ – 54,118 views (22nd place)

  22. United Kingdom – James Fox – ‘Hold On To Our Love’ – 53,526 views (16th place)

  23. Austria – Tie Break – ‘Du Bist’ – 33,325 views (21st place)

  24. Netherlands – Re-union – ‘Without You’ – 31,084 views (20th place)


As we can see, the top four most viewed live performances from the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 were also the top four when it came to the points received on the night.



The biggest riser when compared to their placing at Eurovision was Belgium’s Xandee with ‘1 Life’, who rose eleven places from twenty-second to eleventh.



Meanwhile, the biggest descender was Cypriot entry Lisa Andreas’ ‘Stronger Every Minute’, who dropped eight places from fifth to thirteenth.


Next week, we will look at the live performance view counts on YouTube for the Eurovision 2005 competitors.