• Ford Carter

YouTube rankings of Eurovision 2010 grand final live performances

Over the last few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the rankings of the live performances of the Eurovision Song Contest grand finals between 2004 and 2009, and this week, we continue with the 2010 contest, to see which live performances have been the most popular with viewers over the years.


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 August 3, 2021 (Australian time).


  1. Turkey – manga – ‘We Could Be the Same’ – 16,698,615 views (2nd place at Eurovision 2010)

  2. Moldova – Sunstroke Project and Olia Tira – ‘Run Away’ – 15,914,409 views (22nd place)

  3. Germany – Lena – ‘Satellite’ – 9,174,958 views (1st place)

  4. Azerbaijan – Safura – ‘Drip Drop’ – 4,524,192 views (5th place)

  5. Romania – Paula Seling and Ovi – ‘Playing with Fire’ – 3,230,959 views (3rd place)

  6. Greece – Giorgos Alkaios and Friends – ‘OPA!’ – 2,732,845 views (8th place)

  7. Armenia – Eva Rivas – ‘Apricot Stone’ – 2,591,105 views (7th place)

  8. Spain – Daniel Diges – ‘Algo pequeñito’ – 2,586,372 views (15th place)

  9. France – Jessy Matador – ‘Allez Ola Olé’ – 2,225,970 views (12th place)

  10. Serbia – Milan Stanković – ‘Ovo je Balkan’ – 1,103,360 views (13th place)

  11. Iceland – Hera Björk – ‘Je ne sais quoi’ – 951,854 views (19th place)

  12. Denmark – Chanée and N’evergreen – ‘In a Moment Like This’ – 646,420 views (4th place)

  13. Belgium – Tom Dice – ‘Me and My Guitar’ – 613,277 views (6th place)

  14. Ukraine – Alyosha – ‘Sweet People’ – 514,925 views (10th place)

  15. Albania – Juliana Pasha – ‘It’s All About You’ – 509,654 views (16th place)

  16. Israel – Harel Skaat – ‘Milim’ – 483,038 views (14th place)

  17. Portugal – Filipa Azevedo – ‘Há dias assim’ – 480,793 views (18th place)

  18. Russia – Peter Nalitch and Friends – ‘Lost and Forgotten’ – 328,209 views (11th place)

  19. Georgia – Sofia Nizharadze – ‘Shine’ – 326,750 views (9th place)

  20. Cyprus – Jon Lilygreen and The Islanders – ‘Life Looks Better in Spring’ – 189,189 views (21st place)

  21. Norway – Didrik Solli-Tangen – ‘My Heart Is Yours’ – 184,668 views (20th place)

  22. Bosnia and Herzegovina – Vukašin Brajić – ‘Thunder and Lightning’ – 155,028 (17th place)

  23. Belarus – 3+2 featuring Robert Wells – ‘Butterflies’ – 149,733 views (24th place)

  24. United Kingdom – Josh Dubovie – ‘That Sounds Good to Me’ – 136,162 views (25th place)

  25. Ireland – Niamh Kavanagh – ‘It’s for You’ – 132,378 views (23rd place)


As we can see, the most viewed live performance from the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was second-placed Turkey’s ‘We Could Be the Same’ by maNga, while winning performance Germany’s ‘Satellite’ by Lena came in third, with viral internet sensation and twenty-second placed Moldova’s ‘Run Away’ by SunStroke Project and Olia Tira coming between the two.



The biggest riser, when compared to their placing at Eurovision, was Moldova’s SunStroke Project and Olia Tira with ‘Run Away’, who rose twenty places from twenty-second to second.



Meanwhile, the biggest descender was Georgia’s entry Sofia Nizharadze with ‘Shine’, which dropped ten places from ninth to nineteenth.


This grand final places equal third with the 2007 contest at almost 67 million combined views, behind the 2009 and 2006 contests who tie for first place with 75 million combined views. The seven combined contests have grand final live performances with more than 390 million views in total.


Remember to join us next week as we take a look at the live performance view counts on YouTube for the Düsseldorf 2011 contest.


Check out the previous articles in this series by clicking on the year you want to take a look at: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.