SuRie has entered the Official Singles Charts in the United Kingdom at No.50 becoming the highest charting entry from the nation in four years.
One week on from the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 the Official Singles Charts have been revealed for the past week. SuRie who performed “Storm” for the United Kingdom entered the charts at No.50, becoming the highest charting entry from the country in four years. “Children of the Universe” was the last UK entry to chart peaking at No.23 back in 2014.
Also entering the UK charts this week were the winner and the runner up in this years competition;
- Israel – Netta – Toy – No.49
- Cyprus – Eleni Foureria – Fuego – No.64
Netta has been the most successful Eurovision winner to enter the UK charts in past few years, previous winners have placed as follows:
- 2017 – Portugal – Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois – No.97
- 2016 – Ukraine – Jamala – 1944 – Failed to enter the top. 100
- 2015 – Sweden – Mans Zelmerlow – Heroes – No.11
Source: Official Charts Company
The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.