2.9 million viewers in Sweden saw the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 which saw Måneskin from Italy win.
This year 2.9 million viewers on SVT1 saw this year Eurovision Song Contest, close to 400,000 more than in 2019 when 2,566,000 viewers saw John Lundvik and The Mamas sing for Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Eurovision 2019 was the show was the least-watched final since 2010, In 2021 an extra 43,000 watched the final online on SVT play along with the 2.9 million viewers on SVT1. The show was the most programme of the day.
Earlier this week 1,562,000 viewers watched the first semi-final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden last night. Making the show the most-watched program of the day. More viewers watched Tusse make the final then saw John Lundvik and The Mamas make the final in 2019, it was in fact the most-watched Semi-Final since 2015 in Sweden.
As one of the finalists, Tusse sang his song “Voices” in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on May 22.
Who is Tusse?
Tousin Michael Chiza, known professionally as Tusse, was born on January 1st 2002 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His singing career began in 2018 where he participated in the Swedish talent show Talang 2018. A year later he won Swedish Idol and subsequently released three singles.
This year he took part in Melodifestivalen, Sweden’s selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest. With his song “Voices”, he qualified directly for the final, and ultimately won with 175 points.
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Sweden debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 and has gone on to be one of the contest’s most successful countries. The country has won the contest six times, the most recent being in 2015. Sweden’s first victory came in 1974 when ABBA won the contest in Brighton with “Waterloo”. Since missing out on the final in 2010, Sweden has gone on to finish 3rd twice and has won the contest twice, only in 2013 did the country place outside of the top 10 in the final.