European chart roundup

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Here�s a brief run-down of how Eurovision Song Contest entrants (past and present) are doing in various European single charts.

Switzerland
Texas Lightning falls to 95 with I promise all my love tonight (their follow-up single to No no never) in only its second week in the chart. Lordi’s Contest-winning Hard rock hallelujah falls to number 96 after a peak of number in the summer.

Romania
Sistem, who backed Luminita Anghel in 2005 on Let me try, are at number 5 with Never. Zdob si Zdub, who sang Boonika bate doba for Moldova that same year, enter at number 15 with their new single Miorita. Helena Paparizou’s interval performance from this year – Mambo – falls to 74, while her new single Heroes enters at 95.

Russia
Dima Bilan ascends to top spot in his second week with Nevozmozhnoje vozmozhno; his Eurovision Song Contestentry Never let you go falls to number 66 after several weeks at number1. t.A.T.u, who represented Russia in 2003 with Ne ver', ne bojsia, are up slightly tonumber 28 with their latest Loves me not.

Ukraine
Dima Bilan drops slightly to 31 with Nevozmozhnoje vozmozhno, after only 3 weeks in the charts.

Sweden
Martin Stenmarck continues to hold the top spot with 7MILAKLIV: he sang Las vegas for Sweden in 2005, achieving one oftheir worse results ever. Mihai Traistariu falls to 41 with this year’s Romanian entry, Tornero, Helena Paparizou is down to number 50 with Heroes, and Jill Johnson (Sweden 1998, Kärleken är) is down slightly at 52 with Cowboy up.

France
Natasha St-Pier falls to number 94 with Ce silence. The French Canadian songstress sang Je n’ai que mon âme for France in 2001, which finished 4th.

Given that we’re about six months away from both this year’s and next year’s Contests, the chart success of these artists is even more impressive.

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