Search trends - Eurovision 2018
Search trends - Eurovision 2018
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Europe, may we have your trends please?

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People all over Europe have searched the internet in large numbers for Eurovision-related stories, videos and photos; Google's 'Year in Search 2018' shows national selection contestants, individual participants and of course Eurovision itself being a hot topic across the continent.

Every year, Google looks at the most popular search terms across dozens of territories, showing what people have been most interested in that year via the world's most used online search engine.

We've scanned Google's Year in Search 2018 country by country, looking for anything Eurovision related. Our conclusion: Europe was literally All Aboard when it comes to their Eurovision appetite! Unfortunately, no search trends were made available for Australia, but we are pretty sure Eurovision would have shown up in that list.

Per country

Austria

The Austrian number three in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Cesár Sampson, sees himself represented as third most searched for in Austria.

Austria rehearsal
Austria rehearsal © Andres Putting

Belarus

Belarusians looked up Eurovision 2018 a lot this year, making the contest the fourth most searched for term in general and the most popular topic in the category TV.

Czech Republic

Mikolas Josef, this year's Czech hopeful, showed up in 8th place in the list of most searched for Czech media personalities. The contest itself also made it to the top-10 in the ranking of most searched for TV programmes.

Estonia

The word 'Eurovisioon' (Eurovision in Estonian) finished second in the list of most search for terms and also the second most searched for event. This year's Estonian artist Elina Nechayeva was the second most searched for person in the country.

Estonia rehearsal
Estonia rehearsal © Andres Putting

France

The French duo Madame Monsieur, who finished 13th in the Grand Final this year, have the 9th most searched for lyrics on Google with their song Mercy.

Greece

Greeks have searched a lot for this year's runner-up, Cyprus' Eleni Foureira, who finished in 10th place in the Celebrities category. The contest earned a respectable second place as fast-growing search term.

Hungary

Hungarians have been searching online for their national selection A Dal, the show that has delivered 2018 participant AWS ended on a tenth place in the TV section.

Hungary rehearsal
Hungary rehearsal © Andres Putting

Israel

It should come as no surprise that winner Israel beats all countries in terms of most Eurovision related search terms...

The search term Eurovision made it to the second position in the music category, winner Netta Barzilai reached the fifth place in the General section, she finished first in the category Music and second in the category People. Israeli broadcaster, and Host Broadcaster of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, KAN made it to the third place in the General section with their channel KAN 11.

Israel rehearsal
Israel rehearsal © Andres Putting

Italy

The iconic Italian Sanremo Festival reached the 8th position as most searched for term in the general category and third in the Events list.

tags Melodifestivalen A Dal 2018 Netta Barzilai trends KAN

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