• Ford Carter

YouTube rankings of Eurovision 2013 grand final live performances

For more than two months now, we’ve been taking a look back through the history of Eurovision to see the rankings of the live performances of the nine Eurovision Song Contest grand finals between 2004 and 2012, and this week, we take a look at the tenth contest in this series as we continue with the 2013 contest, to see which live performances have been the most popular with Eurovision fans over the years.


Image credit: 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 21, 2021 (Australian time).


  1. Greece – Koza Mostra featuring Agathon Iakovidis – ‘Alcohol Is Free’ – 4,291,867 views (6th place at Eurovision 2013)

  2. Denmark – Emmelie de Forest – ‘Only Teardrops’ – 4,149,254 views (1st place)

  3. Germany – Cascada – ‘Glorious’ – 3,236,647 views (21st place)

  4. Italy – Marco Mengoni – ‘L’essenziale’ – 2,992,255 views (7th place)

  5. Ukraine – Zlata Ognevich – ‘Gravity’ – 2,806,074 views (3rd place)

  6. Netherlands – Anouk – ‘Birds’ – 2,434,464 views (9th place)

  7. Azerbaijan – Farid Mammadov – ‘Hold Me’ – 2,152,036 views (2nd place)

  8. Hungary – ByeAlex – ‘Kedvesem (Zoohacker Remix)’ – 1,886,841 views (10th place)

  9. Russia – Dina Garipova – ‘What If’ – 1,504,530 views (5th place)

  10. Sweden – Robin Stjernberg – ‘You’ – 1,499,453 views (14th place)

  11. Finland – Krista Siegfrids – ‘Marry Me’ – 1,276,552 views (24th place)

  12. Moldova – Aliona Moon – ‘O mie’ – 1,205,254 views (11th place)

  13. Spain – ESDM – ‘Contigo hasta el final’ – 1,047,501 views (25th place)

  14. Romania – Cezar – ‘It’s My Life’ – 1,024,499 views (13th place)

  15. Iceland – Eythor Ingi – ‘Ég á lif’ – 1,023,274 views (17th place)

  16. United Kingdom – Bonnie Tyler – ‘Believe in Me’ – 949,274 views (19th place)

  17. Belgium – Roberto Bellarosa – ‘Love Kills’ – 791,593 views (12th place)

  18. France – Amandine Bourgeois – ‘L’enfer et moi’ – 743,597 views (23rd place)

  19. Ireland – Ryan Dolan – ‘Only Love Survives’ – 530,364 views (26th place)

  20. Estonia – Birgit – ‘Et uus saaks alguse’ – 526,848 views (20th place)

  21. Norway – Margaret Berger – ‘I Feed You My Love’ – 463,586 views (4th place)

  22. Belarus – Alyona Lanskaya – ‘Solayoh’ – 445,866 views (16th place)

  23. Lithuania – Andrius Pojavis – ‘Something’ – 430,466 views (22nd place)

  24. Malta – Gianluca – ‘Tomorrow’ – 347,193 views (8th place)

  25. Georgia – Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani – ‘Waterfall’ – 305,623 views (15th place)

  26. Armenia – Dorians – ‘Lonely Planet’ – 188,589 views (18th place)


As we can see, the most viewed live performance from the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 was sixth-placed Greece’s ‘Alcohol is Free’ by Koza Mostra featuring Agathon Iakovidis, while winning performance Denmark’s ‘Only Teardrops’ by Emmelie de Forest came in second.



The biggest riser when compared to their placing at Eurovision was Germany’s Cascada with ‘Glorious’, who rose eighteen places from twenty-first to third.



Meanwhile, the biggest descender was Norway’s entry Margaret Berger with ‘I Feed You My Love’, which dropped seventeen places from fourth to twenty-first.


This grand final places on the lower end of contests so far in this series by total views, with just under 40 million combined views in total. The ten combined contest have grand final live performances with roughly 560 million views in total.


Next week, we take the short but eventful trip to the opposite end of the Oresund Bridge – Copenhagen – and see who’s live performances top the view counts of the 2014 contest.