This week’s UK Singles Chart was dominated by four of that year’s hit Eurovision entries, with the 2023 competition runner-up nearly reaching the top 5.
On Friday (19 May) BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders announced the artists and songs that have made the official UK Singles Chart.
Almost a week after Sweden’s Loreen was crowned the winner at the Eurovision 2023 final, she, along with Finland’s Käärijä, Norway’s Allesandra and British representative Mae Muller, managed to win over British listeners and finish in the top 10 to land on the music charts.
Allesandra came in 10th with her song “Queen of Kings”. Right above her was Mae Muller’s “I Wrote a Song” at number 9.
Meanwhile, Ella Henderson and Switch Disco’s “My Body Reacts” charted at No. 8, and Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” charted at No. 7.
Käärijä, the Eurovision 2023 runner-up from Finland, finished sixth with his upbeat “Cha Cha Cha”. You can read the translated lyrics here.
The Swede Loreen landed in the top 5 of the charts with her single “Tattoo”, which won the Eurovision Song Contest.
Although the Eurovision winner narrowly missed her chance to break ‘Miracle’ with Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s six-week hit streak up the charts, the Eurovision winner was still ahead of Lewis Capaldi’s ‘Wish You the Best’ at No. 5 and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Eyes Closed” at #1 4 and David Kushner’s “Daylight” at #3.
Last Saturday (13 May) a total of 26 countries performed in the grand final of the competition at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena.
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With her performance, Loreen delighted the arena and the audience at home and received a total of 583 votes from the jury and the audience.
Close behind Sweden was Finland, which took second place thanks to Käärijä and his wild track “Cha Cha Cha”, which received 526 votes.
Norway’s Allesandra received 268 votes, placing fifth.
Muller received 15 points on the jury vote and nine points on the public vote, giving her a disappointing total of 24 points. She finished second to last.