• Ford Carter

YouTube rankings of Eurovision 2006 grand final live performances

Over the last two weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the rankings of the live performances of the 2004 and 2005 Eurovision Song Contest grand finals on YouTube. And this week, we continue with 2006, to see which live performances have been the most popular with viewers over the years.


Image source: 12 Points Greece

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 July 8, 2021 (Australian time).


  1. Finland – Lordi – ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ – 43,682,157 views (1st place at Eurovision 2006)

  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina – Hari Mata Hari – ‘Lejla’ – 7,845,675 views (3rd place)

  3. Russia – Dima Bilan – ‘Never Let You Go’ – 5,240,118 views (2nd place)

  4. Ukraine – Tina Karol – ‘Show Me Your Love’ – 3,729,781 views (7th place)

  5. Croatia – Severina – ‘Moja štikla’ – 3,534,156 views (13th place)

  6. Romania – Mihai Trăistariu – ‘Tornerò’ – 1,785,230 views (4th place)

  7. Lithuania – LT United – ‘We Are the Winners’ – 1,529,853 views (6th place)

  8. Greece – Anna Vissi – ‘Everything’ – 1,162,906 views (9th place)

  9. Turkey – Sibel Tüzün – ‘Süper Star’ – 1,110,651 views (11th place)

  10. Sweden – Carola – ‘Invincible’ – 934,023 views (5th place)

  11. Germany – Texas Lightning – ‘No No Never’ – 711,648 views (14th place)

  12. Macedonia – Elena Risteska – ‘Ninanajna’ – 693,885 views (12th place)

  13. United Kingdom – Daz Sampson – ‘Teenage Life’ – 666,188 views (19th place)

  14. Spain – Las Ketchup – ‘Un Blodymary’ – 504,272 views (21st place)

  15. Norway – Christine Guldbrandsen – ‘Alvedansen’ – 296,881 views (14th place)

  16. Moldova – Arsenium and Natalia Gordienko – ‘Loca’ – 266,319 views (20th place)

  17. Armenia – André – ‘Without Your Love’ – 179,594 views (8th place)

  18. Denmark – Sidsel Ben Semmane – ‘Twist of Love’ – 122,546 views (18th place)

  19. Malta – Fabrizio Faniello – ‘I Do’ – 110,436 views (24th place)

  20. Ireland – Brian Kennedy – ‘Every Song Is a Cry for Love’ – 77,078 views (10th place)

  21. Latvia – Vocal Group Cosmos – ‘I Hear Your Heart’ – 71,724 views (16th place)

  22. Israel – Eddie Butler – ‘Together We Are One’ – 67,085 views (23rd place)

  23. France – Virginie Pouchain – ‘Il était temps’ – 66,384 views (22nd place)

  24. Switzerland – six4one – ‘If We All Give a Little’ – 65,683 views (16th place)


As we can see, the top most viewed live performance from the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was also the winner of the contest when it came to the points received on the night.



The biggest riser when compared to their placing at Eurovision was Croatia’s Severina with ‘Moja štikla’, who rose eight places from thirteenth to fifth.



Meanwhile, the biggest descender was Irish entry Brian Kennedy’s ‘Every Song Is a Cry for Love’, which dropped ten places from tenth to twentieth.


Also important to note, of the three grand finals we’ve looked at so far, this has been the most successful by view count, with almost 75 million views combined, compared to 2004’s 58 million views, and 2005’s 13 million.


Next week, we will take a look at the live performance view counts on YouTube for the Eurovision 2007 competitors.


To check out the results from the 2004 contest, read the article here.


To check out the results from the 2005 contest, check out last week’s article here.