• Ford Carter

YouTube rankings of Eurovision 2012 grand final live performances

For two months, we’ve been taking a look back through the history of Eurovision to see the rankings of the live performances of the eight Eurovision Song Contest grand finals between 2004 and 2011, and this week, we continue with the 2012 contest, to see which live performances have been the most popular with Eurovision fans 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 17, 2021 (Australian time).


  1. Sweden – Loreen – ‘Euphoria’ – 46,890,303 views (1st place at Eurovision 2012)

  2. Turkey – Can Bonomo – ‘Love Me Back’ – 10,270,159 views (7th place)

  3. Russia – Buranovskiye Babushki – ‘Party for Everybody’ – 7,653,805 views (2nd place)

  4. Spain – Pastora Soler – ‘Quedate conmigo (Stay With Me)’ – 4,414,980 views (10th place)

  5. Romania – Mandinga – ‘Zaleilah’ – 3,491,782 views (12th place)

  6. Azerbaijan – Sabina Babayeva – ‘When the Music Dies’ – 3,369,397 views (4th place)

  7. Italy – Nina Zilli – ‘L’amore e femmina (Out of Love)’ – 2,074,824 views (9th place)

  8. Serbia – Zeljko Joksimovic – ‘Nije ljubav stvar’ – 1,978,889 views (3rd place)

  9. Cyprus – Ivi Adamou – ‘La La Love’ – 1,964,168 views (16th place)

  10. Greece – Eleftheria Eleftheriou – ‘Aphrodisiac’ – 1,913,328 views (17th place)

  11. France – Anggun – ‘Echo (You and I)’ – 1,587,028 views (22nd place)

  12. Germany – Roman Lob – ‘Standing Still’ – 1,526,793 views (8th place)

  13. Estonia – Ott Lepland – ‘Kuula’ – 1,431,619 views (6th place)

  14. Albania – Rona Nishliu – ‘Suus’ – 1,296,261 views (5th place)

  15. Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Kaliopi – ‘Crno I belo’ – 1,258,063 views (13th place)

  16. Ukraine – Gaitana – ‘Be My Guest’ – 1,002,352 views (15th place)

  17. Norway – Tooji – ‘Stay’ – 923,820 views (26th place)

  18. Moldova – Pasha Parfeny – ‘Lautar’ – 803,744 views (11th place)

  19. United Kingdom – Engelbert Humperdinck – ‘Love Will Set You Free’ – 796,645 views (25th place)

  20. Denmark – Soluna Samay – ‘Should’ve Known Better’ – 752,341 views (23rd place)

  21. Lithuania – Donny Montell – ‘Love Is Blind’ – 693,229 views (14th place)

  22. Malta – Kurt Calleja – ‘This Is the Night’ – 670,070 views (21st place)

  23. Iceland – Greta Salome and Jonsi – ‘Never Forget’ – 654,448 views (20th place)

  24. Ireland – Jedward – ‘Waterline’ – 516,518 views (19th place)

  25. Hungary – Compact Disco – ‘Sound of Our Hearts’ – 468,222 views (24th place)

  26. Bosnia and Herzegovina – Maya Star – ‘Korake ti znam’ – 371,806 views (18th place)


As we can see, the most viewed live performance from the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was winning entry Sweden’s ‘Euphoria’ by Loreen.



The biggest riser when compared to their placing at Eurovision was France’s Anggun with ‘Echo (You and I)’, who rose eleven places from twenty-second to eleventh.


Meanwhile, the biggest descender was Albania’s entry Rona Nishliu with ‘Suus’, which dropped nine places from fifth to fourteenth.



This grand final places as the most-viewed contest so far in this series by total views, with almost 99 million combined views in total. The nine combined contest have grand final live performances with more than half a billion views in total.


Loreen’s ‘Euphoria’ overtakes Lordi’s ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ to take the crown of most viewed grand final live performance of the series so far, with almost 47 million views.


Next week, we take the first of two trips to Sweden, when we travel to the north end of the Oresund Bridge – Malmo – and see who’s live performances top the view counts of the 2013 contest.