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Here’s Who Spotify Thinks Is Going To Win Eurovision 2016

Hey, Sweden!

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So, who's going to win Eurovision? It's pretty hard to predict, but seeing which of the songs are already popular across Europe – based on how much they've been played on Spotify – might be a good guide.

Anna Velikova (EBU)

Spotify have compiled data on the most-streamed tracks that'll be competing in this year's contest – excluding plays from the artist's home countries (because countries can't vote for themselves). Spotify isn't available everywhere in Europe (it misses out quite a bit of eastern Europe and Russia), but it still covers quite a lot of the countries that'll be voting this weekend.

How good is Spotify's track record? Well, they did pretty well last year, correctly predicting that bookie's favourite Sweden would win, and also accurately predicting top ten finishes for Australia, Estonia, Belgium, Norway, Russia, Israel and Italy.

They kind of blew it the previous year, totally missing that Conchita would sweep all before her.

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Anyway, here are the top ten most-streamed Eurovision entires this year.

1. Sweden – Frans, "If I Were Sorry"

Andres Putting (EBU)

This year's hosts Sweden have a good chance of winning for a second year in a row, because according to the data this song is a MASSIVE BANGER. A Spotify spokesman told BuzzFeed that it "already has over 30 million streams globally - more than any song by The Beatles and twice that of ABBA's Waterloo." Nobody else comes close.

Frans still looks a bit sad though. Look at him.

Here it is on Spotify, or on YouTube if you'd rather.

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4. Spain – Barei, "Say Yay!"

Andres Putting (EBU)

"Hello, hello Mr. Fighter / Look, there we go again / Go-getters don't forsake / They never wallow in their fate

More than a thousand miles until the end / We're never gonna know what lies ahead / We only got today / to learn from our yesterday

I feel alive bringing into play / my whole life going all the way / I'm still alive and I turn away / from broken mirrors

I feel alive when I dare to say / I wanna fight / Won't fix by running, running, running

Come on and raise your battle cry / You are the one who never dies / Hurray sing it la la la la / Go on singing la la la la

You keep on climbing over hills / Right now you're following your dreams / Hurray sing it la la la la / Hurray / Say yay yay yay"

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And here's all this year's Eurovision entries in one place, if you want to binge-listen.

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