• Ford Carter

YouTube rankings of Eurovision 2011 grand final live performances

Over the last few weeks, we’ve taken a look back at the rankings of the live performances of the seven Eurovision Song Contest grand finals between 2004 and 2010, and this week, we continue with the 2011 contest, to see which live performances have been the most popular with viewers over the years.



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 9, 2021 (Australian time).


  1. Sweden – Eric Saade – ‘Popular’ – 6,263,226 views (3rd place at Eurovision 2011)

  2. Azerbaijan – Ell & Nikki – ‘Running Scared’ – 3,516,787 views (1st place)

  3. Germany – Lena – ‘Taken by a Stranger’ – 2,939,612 views (10th place)

  4. Greece – Loukas Giorkas featuring Stereo Mike – ‘Watch My Dance’ – 2,897,446 views (7th place)

  5. Estonia – Getter Jaani – ‘Rockefeller Street’ – 2,895,778 views (24th place)

  6. Ireland – Jedward – ‘Lipstick’ – 1,710,929 views (8th place)

  7. United Kingdom – Blue – ‘I Can’ – 1,420,443 views (11th place)

  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina – Dino Merlin – ‘Love in Rewind’ – 1,181,210 views (6th place)

  9. Denmark – A Friend in London – ‘New Tomorrow’ – 1,099,276 views (5th place)

  10. Moldova – Zdob si Zdub – ‘So Lucky’ – 874,424 views (12th place)

  11. Russia – Alexey Vorobyov – ‘Get You’ – 606,828 views (16th place)

  12. Spain – Lucia Perez – ‘Que me quiten lo bailao’ – 600,429 views (23rd place)

  13. Italy – Raphael Gualazzi – ‘Madness of Love’ – 564,890 views (2nd place)

  14. Hungary – Kati Wolf – ‘What About My Dreams?’ – 492,356 views (22nd place)

  15. Finland – Paradise Oskar – ‘Da Da Dam’ – 430,029 views (21st place)

  16. Serbia – Nina – ‘Caroban’ – 398,215 views (14th place)

  17. Slovenia – Maja Keuc – ‘No One’ – 391,428 views (13th place)

  18. Ukraine – Mika Newton – ‘Angel’ – 345,928 views (4th place)

  19. Georgia – Eldrine – ‘One More Day’ – 257,388 views (9th place)

  20. France – Amaury Vassili – ‘Sognu’ – 237,228 views (15th place)

  21. Austria – Nadine Beiler – ‘The Secret is Love’ – 224,328 views (18th place)

  22. Iceland – Sjonni’s Friends – ‘Coming Home’ – 150,768 views (20th place)

  23. Romania – Hotel FM – ‘Change’ – 125,064 views (17th place)

  24. Switzerland – Anna Rossinelli – ‘In Love for a While’ – 109,381 views (25th place)

  25. Lithuania – Evelina Sasenko – ‘C’est ma vie’ – 89,257 views (19th place)


As we can see, the most viewed live performance from the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was third-placed Sweden’s ‘Popular’ by Eric Saade, while winning performance Azerbaijan’s ‘Running Scared’ by Ell and Nikki came in second.



The biggest riser when compared to their placing at Eurovision was Estonia’s Getter Jaani with ‘Rockefeller Street’, who rose nineteen places from twenty-fourth to fifth.



Meanwhile, the biggest descender was Ukraine’s entry Mika Newton with ‘Angel’, which dropped fourteen places from fourth to eighteenth.


This grand final places as the second-worst contest so far in this series by total views, with just under 30 million combined views in total, with only the 2005 contest faring worse (with 13 million views). The eight combined contests have grand final live performances with roughly 420 million views in total.


Next week, we take a look at the Land of Fire – Azerbaijan – and see who’s live performances top the view counts of the Baku 2012 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, 2010.