Eurovision 2018 star SuRie gets GOOD NEWS after stage invasion and low scores
The United Kingdom’s hopeful was pestered by a stage invader during her performance on Saturday night, but won praise for the way she defiantly carried on.
Nonetheless the country was scored disappointingly low; ending up finishing 24th out of 26 countries on the overall leaderboard.
It’s not all bad news though: after Storm was performed, it raced into the Top 10 on the UK iTunes chart.
When compiled with streams and sales from all outlets since the start of the tracking week last Friday, that’s enough to place SuRie at a respectable No32 on today’s midweek chart rundown, the Official Charts Company have said.
The song will need to maintain its momentum if it’s to still be in the Top 40 by the time the week’s final tally is revealed on Friday, but Storm is looking set to fare much better than our recent contenders.
Last year’s song, Never Give Up On You by Lucie Jones, charted at No73 after the competition, while in 2016 Joe and Jake’s You’re Not Alone was at No81.
Electro Velvet’s Still In Love With You missed the Top 100 altogether in 2015, charting at No114, while Molly’s Children of the Universe made it to a respectable No23 in 2014.
SuRie’s not the only Eurovision star making waves on the UK charts: Netta’s Toy is No57 at the halfway stage, while Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira is at No72 with Fuego.
It’s becoming increasingly rare for Eurovision stars to chart well: the last of our representatives to go all the way to No1 was Gina G with Ooh Ahh… Just A Little Bit way back in 1996.
The following year, Katrina and the Waves, who famously won the whole thing, charted at No3 with Love Shine A Light, and only three more have finished in the Top 10 since.
They are Precious with Say It Again (No6, 1999), Daz Sampson with Teenage Life (No8, 2006), and Scooch with Flying The Flag (For You) (No5 in 2007).
SuRe, 29, real name Susanna Marie Cork, has released two EPs and one studio album over recent years.
She was given the chance to perform Storm again after the stage invasion on Saturday, but declined.
Netta’s win for Israel means the Eurovision Song Contest will head to that nation in 2019, although its exact location is yet to be announced.
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