• Ford Carter

YouTube rankings of Eurovision 2005 Grand Final live performances

Last week, we took a look at the rankings of the live performances of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final on YouTube. And this week, we continue with 2005, to see which live performances have been the most popular with viewers.


Image source: Eurovision Song Contest Wiki

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 28, 2021 (Australian time).


  1. Greece – Helena Paparizou – ‘My Number One’ – 6,298,776 views (1st place at Eurovision 2005)

  2. Romania – Luminita Anghel and Sistem – ‘Let Me Try’ – 988,601 views (3rd place)

  3. Israel – Shiri Maymon – ‘Hasheket Shenish’ar’ – 852,950 views (4th place)

  4. Turkey – Gülseren – ‘Rimi Rimi Ley’ – 791,144 views (13th place)

  5. Serbia and Montenegro – No Name – ‘Zauvijek Moja’ – 616,894 views (7th place)

  6. Moldova – Zdob Si Zdub – ‘Boonika Bate Toba’ – 599,783 views (6th place)

  7. Switzerland – Vanilla Ninja – ‘Cool Vibes’ – 436,481 views (8th place)

  8. Malta – Chiara – ‘Angel’ – 423,445 views (2nd place)

  9. Norway – Wig Wam – ‘In My Dreams’ – 384,686 views (9th place)

  10. Hungary – NOX – Forogj Világ – 327,484 views (12th place)

  11. Cyprus – Constantinos Christoforou – ‘Ela Ela’ – 293,634 views (18th place)

  12. Spain – Son De Sol – ‘Brujería’ – 278,570 views (21st place)

  13. Latvia – Walter and Kazha – ‘The War Is Not Over’ – 213,501 views (5th place)

  14. Albania – Ledina Celo – ‘Tomorrow I Go’ – 207,802 views (16th place)

  15. Croatia – Boris Novkovic featuring Lado members – ‘Vukovi Umiru Sami’ – 183,504 views (11th place)

  16. Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Martin Vucic – ‘Make My Day’ – 173,847 views (17th place)

  17. United Kingdom – Javine – ‘Touch My Fire’ – 165,565 views (22nd place)

  18. Ukraine – Greenjolly – ‘Razom Nas Bahato’ – 152,656 views (19th place)

  19. Russia – Natalia Podolskaya – ‘Nobody Hurt No One’ – 149,609 views (15th place)

  20. Bosnia and Herzegovina – Feminnem – ‘Call Me’ – 125,407 views (14th place)

  21. Sweden – Martin Stenmarck – ‘Las Vegas’ – 83,778 views (19th place)

  22. France – Ortal – ‘Chacun Pense à Soi’ – 78,124 views (23rd place)

  23. Denmark – Jakob Sveistrup – ‘Talking To You’ – 71,520 views (9th place)

  24. Germany – Gracia – ‘Run and Hide’ – 59,358 views (24th place)


As we can see, the top most viewed live performance from the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was also the winner of the contest when it came to the points received on the night.



The biggest risers when compared to their placing at Eurovision was Turkey’s Gülseren with ‘Rimi Rimi Ley’, who rose nine places from thirteenth to fourth, and Spain’s Son De Sol with ‘Brujería’, who also rose nine places from twenty-first to twelfth.



Meanwhile, the biggest descender was Danish entry Jakob Sveistrup’s ‘Talking To You’, which dropped fourteen places from ninth to twenty-third.


Also important to note, while the performances from the 2004 contest combined raked together more than 58 million views on YouTube, the 2005 contest appears to be decidedly less successful, failing to reach 13 million views combined.


Next week, we will take a look at the live performance view counts on YouTube for the Eurovision 2006 competitors.


To check out the results from the 2004 contest, read last week’s article here.