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Most popular ESC artists on Wikipedia in 2016

The 2016 year is coming to an end. And while most people are now focusing on next year’s contest, we thought that this is a good opportunity to take a look back and find out which ESC 2016 acts ended up being the most popular and talked about artists of the year

Today, we are analyzing which artists were the most popular and searched entries of the 2016 calendar year on Wikipedia.

The results are below, this is how we ranked them: The most important determiner are the Average Daily Views so how many people visited Wikipedia each day to read up on a particular act. In the case of a tie, we took the overall view count into consideration. Please keep in mind that not all acts had a Wikipedia article on January 1st which means even though they had less views, the average Daily view may be higher due to that fact. We utilized the Pageview Analytics tool to obtain these figures. The count only includes visits to the English Wikipedia. We understand that this is not a completely fair scientific score so just have fun with it.

The most popular Wikipedia act shouldn’t come as a surprise. This was definitely Jamala’s year and a lot of people wanted to find out more about her after her win in Stockholm. Once again, Dami Im finds herself in the runner-up position so her participation definitely gave her a good amount of exposure. Joe and Jake from the United Kingdom are in third place which can be explained by the fact that they’re from one of the biggest countries in Europe that happens to speak English. The highest ranked Non-Qualifier is Nicky Byrne from Ireland which once again isn’t that shocking considering he was probably the biggest name in the running and he’s from a country that utilizes the English wikipedia more frequently.

Take a look, were there any major surprises?

 

Wikipedia Ranking
no country artist Daily Views Overall Views
1 Jamala 1265 445135
2 Dami Im 1160 408492
3 Joe and Jake 916 271023
4 ::ie Nicky Byrne 867 305208
5 ::ru Sergey Lazarev 598 210324
6 ::se Frans 578 162522
7 ::fr Amir 466 163937
8 ::de Jamie-Lee 393 134517
9 ::hu Freddie 314 92589
10 ::pl Michael Szpak 289 101583
11 ::at Zoe 283 64501
12 ::nl Douwe Bob 268 94250
13 ::bg Poli Genova 262 92389
14 ::am Iveta Mukuchyan 262 92194
15 ::be Laura Tesoro 261 87751
16 ::mt Ira Losco 255 89817
17 ::il Hovi Star 250 72605
18 ::az Samra 245 69216
19 ::lt Donny Montell 244 85967
20 ::it Francesca Michielin 244 85888
21 ::rs Sanja Vucic 227 65514
22 ::es Barei 199 63836
23 ::cz Gabriela Guncikova 194 68156
24 ::lv Justs 185 58037
25 ::hr Nina Kraljic 162 48360
26 ::cy Minus One 154 54043
27 ::ee Juri Pootsmann 150 43431
28 ::mk Kaliopi 141 49514
29 ::no Agnete 136 47197
30 ::sm Serhat 132 45693
31 ::fi Sandhja 126 37153
32 ::dk Lighthouse X 122 37677
33 ::ch Rykka 118 41671
34 ::en Nika Kocharova & YGL 118 41494
35 ::by Ivan 111 39211
36 ::gr Argo 107 33625
37 ::is Greta Salome 105 36824
38 ::ba Jala 88 19442
39 ::md Lidia Isac 86 25279
40 ::ba Deen 84 29439
41 ::sl ManuElla 84 24820
42 ::al Eneda Tarifa 82 28706
43 ::ba Dalal 71 24985
44 ::ba Ana Rucner 61 21417
45 ::me Highway 56 19854

We had to list the Bosnian act separately as they didn’t have a combined article since this was a project of theirs rather than an actual band.

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